KCU News

Kansas City University Recognized with Cigna Well-Being Award

Nov 10, 2020

Kansas City University (KCU) has been selected as a recipient of the annual Cigna Well-Being Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of its employees through a workplace wellness program.

Let Go of Old Tools to Survive During a Crisis

By John P. Smith, DO, FACOS, Chairman, KCU Board of Trustees Nov 3, 2020

Smokejumpers offer lessons for navigating today’s new normal.

Message from the President: Remain United on Civility, Decency and Compassion

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Nov 2, 2020
To Our Campus Community: We continue to show great strength as a campus community, united in protecting the health and well-being of one another. Last...

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences updates name to Kansas City University

Oct 27, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo. - October 28, 2020) Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences will now operate as Kansas City University (KCU). This update reflects KCU’s expansion into a more comprehensive health sciences university and the need to consolidate all programs under one overarching name.

KCU Global Track students impact Kenyan community and win prestigious osteopathic research award

Oct 23, 2020

Kansas City University medical students who have an interest in oncology and a heart for the underserved earned a 1st place award in the Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) 2020 Research Competition: Research Abstract Category for their work with women, children, and health care providers in Kenya on the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer.

Ignoring science risks the health of a nation

Oct 20, 2020
(Kansas City, Mo. – 10/20/2020) – Kansas City University president and CEO Marc B. Hahn, DO, has written a compelling commentary published in the...

Sixty KCU Students Become Members of Gold Humanism Honor Society

Oct 16, 2020

Kansas City University (KCU) continued its commitment to fostering the human element of medicine by installing 60 new osteopathic medical students from the Class of 2021 into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

Message from the President: Battle Between Science and Politics is Costing Us A Timely Victory

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Oct 8, 2020
Dear KCU Community, As our country’s battle with the pandemic wages on, I want to thank all the members of our KCU family for continuing to follow the...

KCU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct 6, 2020

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, KCU's Medical Spanish Club and Student Government Association collaborate to recognize the contributions and influence that Hispanic Americans have made to American society. KCU students share how their heritage has influenced their call to medicine and what it means to advocate for the Latinx community.

KCU professor's medical mission trips featured in The Saturday Evening Post

Sep 17, 2020
Dr. Gautam Desai, professor of Primary Care, focuses on Global Medicine and leads KCU osteopathic medical students on several annual medical mission trips. The...

Message from the President: Remembering 9/11

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Sep 11, 2020

Today, we offer a solemn remembrance of the worst terrorist attack ever waged on U.S. soil. We reflect upon the 2,977 lives lost and upon so many other victims who continue to suffer 19 years later as a result of this horrific day in our country’s history. 

Kansas City University Student receives national award for work in public health

Aug 12, 2020

Kansas City University is pleased to announce that second-year medical student Joe Li, of Brooklyn, New York, has received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award.