KCU News

Trip of a Lifetime: KCU alum intends to travel to Kenya annually, establishing a fund for future medical students

Mar 1, 2024

Megan Ottomeyer, DO, a neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, did not go into medical school at KCU thinking she’d end up working with the tiniest of patients. Instead, she thought she’d end up in emergency medicine, hematology-oncology, or one of many different pediatric specialties. It wasn’t until she joined KCU’s Global Health Track program on a trip to Kenya that she changed her career trajectory—and her life.

KCU professor presents during Saturday STEM Seminar at Union Station

Feb 28, 2024

Abdulbaki Agbas, PhD, KCU professor of Biosciences, delivered a presentation for students in grades 7 – 12 at a Saturday STEM Seminar held at Kansas City’s Union Station earlier this year. Dr. Agbas discussed the parallels between blood platelets and neurons in the central nervous system and shared promising research on a blood-based biomarker for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and ALS.

Preparing for an earlier and longer allergy season

By WDAF Feb 28, 2024

Allergy season is starting as early as February this year. KCU’s Dr. Gautam Desai offers guidance on how to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms.

KCU Global Health serving in Guatemala

Feb 27, 2024

KCU students gained invaluable experience in Guatemala treating underserved patients while helping improve the well-being of the community there.

KCU students serve Kansas City’s houseless community

Feb 26, 2024

On a frigid Saturday morning, equipped with a collapsible bucket for water, an array of ointments and bandages and new pairs of shoes and socks, KCU Student-Run Clinic volunteers hosted their second FreshStep clinic within a year for people experiencing homelessness in Kansas City.

KCU Oral Health Center screenings

By KSNF Feb 26, 2024

Screenings are now underway for those who would like to become patients at KCU's Oral Health Center. Dr. Linda Niessen tells us more.

APA national conference helps affirm and define KCU PsyD student’s career path

Feb 23, 2024

Childhood situations often influence the career path an individual will choose, especially in health care. KCU clinical psychology student Zikeya Byrd is a prime example. Trauma and struggles with mental health in her youth led her to seek therapy and thus firsthand experience the associated stigma surrounding psychological treatment.

KCU’s Sharon Gordon, DDS, serves on ADA task force to develop new pain management guidelines

Feb 19, 2024

Students who come to Kansas City University’s (KCU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) not only receive an education in state-of-the-art facilities with cutting-edge technology, they also learn from an exceptional team of faculty. Among them are seasoned dentists, many of whom are widely recognized for their expertise in the profession.

Nathan Hall, DO, to lead KCU Alumni Association

Feb 13, 2024

The Kansas City University (KCU) Alumni Association is proud to announce Nathan Hall, DO (COM ’10, COB ‘06), as its 2024 president. As an alumnus who earned every degree offered by the University during his time as a student, Hall comes with a unique ability to coalesce a diverse alumni base of more than 10,000 members.

KCU-COM alumnus Chris Paynter, DO, receives Family Physician of the Year Award

Feb 12, 2024

Congratulations to KCU Alumnus CHRIS PAYNTER, DO (COM ’12), of Jefferson City, Missouri, upon receiving the 2024 Family Physician of the Year Award by the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MSACOFP). 

Game day tips to avoid a hangover

By FOX 4 Feb 5, 2024

Celebrating sensibly will help you avoid a Super Bowl hangover. KCU’s Dr. Gautam Desai offers guidance to keep in mind.

KCU-PsyD students take part in annual practicum fair

By Haley Reardon Jan 19, 2024

Demand for mental and behavioral health providers is expected to grow by 22 percent by the year 2031—much faster than the average for all other occupations. As the United States experiences a severe shortage of mental health professionals, Kansas City University offers a doctorate of clinical psychology program to meet the growing need.