Coping with seasonal depression

Nov 10, 2023

As the days get shorter and colder, it should be a priority to keep up your mental health. KCU's Director of Clinical Psychology Training and Assistant Professor of Health Service Dr. Amy Sickel speaks with KCUR about the effects of seasonal depression.

KCU associate professor composes music inspired by human anatomy

By Katherine Quaas Oct 26, 2023

Tony Olinger, PhD, an associate professor of anatomy at Kansas City University (KCU), is a remarkable example of the diverse talents within KCU’s academic community. By day, he delves into the intricacies of human anatomy; by night, he transforms into a composer, creating melodies that resonate with the soul.

The Science of Solved: A Breathless Pursuit

By Felicia Vaught Sep 1, 2023

Investigators originally thought an extreme asthma attack caused a 21-year-old woman’s death, but the persistence of a future KCU faculty member proved otherwise and brought justice to a Virginia murder victim.

KCU faculty and student doctors take part in American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference

By Kris Nichols Aug 15, 2023

Medical students and resident physicians alike were immersed in a unique environment of networking and learning opportunities where they drew inspiration from accomplished speakers and could actively participate in workshops.

KCU’s Dr. Sarah Getch featured in weekly segments focused on mental health

By Haley Reardon May 18, 2023

Research has found that loneliness increases the risk of premature death by nearly 30 percent. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Sarah Getch, PhD, KCU program director and associate professor of Health Service Psychology, joined WDAF-TV for a series of segments focused on the importance of connectedness.

KCU faculty member Dr. Bryan Beutel joins Sano Orthopedics

By Elizabeth Alex May 18, 2023

Kansas City University faculty member Bryan G. Beutel, MD, FAAOS, has joined the medical practice of Sano Orthopedics.

KCU's Dr. Kennedy shines spotlight on benefits of therapy

Apr 26, 2023

KCU's Assistant Dean Curriculum and Integrated Learning Erinne Kennedy, DMD, sought out therapy when she felt burned out during dental school, and now, she is doing her part to help reduce the stigma dental students may feel in seeking support for their mental health. Read more by clicking here.

Bruce Williams, DO, completes term as ACOFP president

Mar 30, 2023

Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Associate Professor of Primary Care Bruce Williams, DO, completed his one-year term as the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians president. 

KCU associate professor devotes her career to kidney education

By Elizabeth Alex Mar 27, 2023

Carol Kirila, DO, KCU associate professor of Internal Medicine, says the kidneys are an organ many patients don’t know enough about. “Kidney disease is so silent and so forgotten. People don’t think about it and don’t know about it."

Kansas City Health Department appoints KCU faculty member Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH, as Chief Medical Officer

Mar 8, 2023

Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH, assistant professor of primary care at Kansas City University (KCU) has been appointed chief medical officer of the Kansas City Health Department (KCHD). Grin will serve in a newly created role to support KCHD Director Marvia Jones, PhD, MPH.

KCU staff and faculty volunteers assist with Score 1 for Health

Feb 7, 2023

KCU staff and faculty volunteers assisted Score 1 for Health with screenings that took place at local elementary schools in Kansas City. 

KCU researcher receives grant from international consortia to study ALS pathophysiology

By Elizabeth Alex Feb 3, 2023

KCU Professor of Biosciences Abdulbaki Agbas, PhD, MSc, will share in a projected $1.5 million grant over the course of three years to study the accumulation of TDP-43 in platelets that is relevant to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathophysiology. This international consortium is funded by Boston-based Target ALS Foundation.