KCU faculty and alumni inducted into the ACOFP Conclave of Fellows Class of 2024

By Haley Reardon Apr 24, 2024

Kansas City University alumni and faculty continue to achieve excellence in the field of osteopathic medicine.

Decades of dedication: Renowned alumnus celebrates 50th reunion with generous gift

Mar 29, 2024

An ardent supporter of Kansas City University, Elliott Klain, DO (COM 1974), has been giving to the University for more than 30 consecutive years. Today we celebrate his enduring generosity by announcing his most recent gift of $50,000 to commemorate his 50th class reunion year.

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). 

A Legacy of Gratitude and Generosity: Strickland family endows scholarships to support KCU students

By Haley Reardon Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Strickland knows firsthand the value of investing in students and has a deep desire to pay forward the generosity he has received. He and his wife, Suzanne, recently funded two additional endowed scholarships bringing the total number of scholarships generously given to KCU to 34.

The art of gratitude and giving back

Nov 27, 2023

In life, after the bustle of raising children, the day-to-day of patient care and a few decades pass, you look back and feel proud of what you’ve achieved. For Kansas City University alumnus Michael Schrenko, DO (COM '74), this realization didn’t happen all at once, but over time.

Art Meets Medicine: The power of the pen

Nov 27, 2023

For Evany Zirul, DO (COM '79), MFA, her lifelong journey as a creative soul began with a sketchbook and a special pen. The future Dr. Zirul and her sketchbook were renowned for not only exacting, detailed notes, but also social commentary on the relevance of the material and often the teacher presenting it.

A journey of dedication

Nov 20, 2023

As the spirit of Giving Tuesday approaches, Steve Radinsky, DO (COM ’69), stands as a shining example of the dedication, service and generosity that defines the Kansas City University (KCU) community. His story is not only a testament to overcoming obstacles, but also a celebration of a lifetime dedicated to healing, service and giving back to the alma mater that shaped his remarkable career and life.

KCU alumna named AOF Lifetime Achievement Award winner; several other alumni honored

By Felicia Vaught Oct 12, 2023

Four Kansas City University (KCU) alumni were honored during the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) 2023 Honors Gala that took place October 6, 2023, at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) Osteopathic Medical Education Conference. 

Detecting breast cancer early

Oct 11, 2023

Breast surgeon and breast cancer survivor, Deepa Halaharvi, DO (COM '08), speaks on the importance of early detection as October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

What should you know when detecting ovarian cancer?

Sep 14, 2023

Ovarian cancer can cause many symptoms that range from abdominal pain to fatigue. KCU alumna, Kathy Lafavor, DO (COM '06), speaks on the importance of early detection of ovarian cancer. 

First in Fellowship

By Haley Reardon Sep 1, 2023

Jessica Bass, DO, knew she wanted to become a physician scientist, but she never imagined she would become the first osteopathic physician to secure one of the most prestigious fellowships in the nation.