Awards and Recognition

KCU Awarded the 2022 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

May 12, 2022

We are proud to announce that Kansas City University (KCU) has been awarded the 2022 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America (MHA). The Bell Seal is a first-of-its-kind workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.

KCU-Joplin College of Dental Medicine Receives $3 Million from Joplin Regional Medical School Alliance

Apr 28, 2022
(Joplin, Mo. – April 28, 2022) Kansas City University (KCU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) located in Joplin, Missouri, received a generous $3 million...

Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP, Elected 2022–23 ACOFP President

Apr 11, 2022
(Kansas City, Mo.) - The American College of Osteopathic Physicians (ACOFP) Board of Governors recently announced Bruce Williams, DO, FACOFP, as the new...

Kansas City University awarded $1.6 million health workforce grant

Feb 4, 2022

Funding will support training that builds resiliency for health care professionals at the beginning of their careers.

Dr. Jennifer Dennis co-authors published manuscript series

Jan 16, 2022
Jennifer Dennis, PhD, MS, KCU-Joplin associate professor of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, recently co-authored a two-part manuscript series published in...

KCU Recognized with Cigna 2021 Well-Being Award

Jan 4, 2022
Cigna has selected Kansas City University (KCU) as a recipient of its annual Cigna Well-Being Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the...

KCU dental faculty co-authored federal oral health report

Dec 29, 2021
In December 2021, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) compiled a report of research,...

New Data Reveals Med Schools’ True Impact on Primary Care Workforce

Dec 8, 2021

Kansas City University Ranks in Top 10 for Graduates Practicing in the Field

Kenneth Heiles, DO, Named Inaugural Assembly of Council Leaders Chair

Dec 5, 2021
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) recently announced Kenneth Heiles, DO, associate dean of graduate medical education for...

KCU trustee Chief Glenna Wallace honored at Pink Ribbon Gala

Nov 1, 2021
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) recently honored Chief Glenna Wallace during their 9th Annual Pink Ribbon Gala, a fundraiser to provide help and...

Kansas City University and Harris-Stowe State University Formalize Academic Partnership

Aug 31, 2021

Two Missouri institutions join efforts to increase the State’s pipeline for underrepresented minorities in medicine

KCU Named as One of Kansas City’s Healthiest Employers

Mar 26, 2021
KCU was recently named as one of Kansas City’s 2021 Healthiest Employers honorees by the Kansas City Business Journal. As an honoree, KCU is recognized...