KCU’s Dr. Sarah Getch featured in weekly segments focused on mental health
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Science of Solved: Breaking Barriers
Twenty-four hours after a narcotics K-9 training exercise, a United States Customs and Border Protection officer tested positive for marijuana. Decades of law enforcement experience and zero drug test failures prior could not save the veteran officer’s career after testing revealed the illegal drug in his system. With a drive to help the condemned officer, one future KCU faculty member would prove the officer’s innocence through the science of toxicology.
Frontiers CTSI spotlights KCU's dean of the College of Biosciences Dr. Robert White
With his unmistakable Boston accent and the excitement in his voice, you can tell how passionate KCU's dean of the College of Biosciences Dr. Robert White is about his research and teaching.
KCU faculty highlight: Dr. Kelley Joy
Dr. Joy cannot deny her love for medicine. Originally from Southeast Kansas, she started her higher education with the goal of becoming a French and Spanish translator; however, a college job at a small pharmacy changed her entire career path.
KCU assistant professor receives prestigious Missouri Sports Hall of Fame award
Before donning the physician’s iconic white coat, Robert Arnce, MD, KCU-Joplin assistant professor of Primary Care, suited up in pads and cleats as a football standout at Carl Junction (Missouri) High School and William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.