KCU in the News
KCU student returns after helping Maui wildfire victims
You might think a medical student, miles from her home in Maui would feel helpless as she watched videos of her home island on fire. But “helpless” is not a word that would describe Kenya Sherman. Not by a long shot.
KCU College of Dental Medicine celebrates first White Coating Ceremony
The inaugural class of Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine received their white coats in Joplin, Missouri on August 19th, 2023.
Kansas City University students take part in We Care Day
First-year students, along with faculty and staff, took part in WE CARE Day—KCU’s annual day of community service. Students chose from a variety of service projects at 44 different charities and community-centered resources throughout the Joplin and Kansas City areas.
KCU student doctor collects medical supplies to help wildfire victims in Maui
Kenya Sherman is a medical student in KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and a proud native of Maui. The tragic wildfires in her hometown inspired Kenya to collect crucial medical supplies, which she will personally deliver to a medical facility on the island.
The benefits of dental sealants and why you may need them
Regular brushing and flossing provide the best defense against cavities; but the nooks and crannies of back teeth can be difficult to clean. Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting tooth enamel from bacteria that can cause decay—especially during cavity-prone years. KCU’s Dr. Linda Niessen explains.
Steps towards a healthy back-to-school season
Ken Heiles, DO, KCU-Joplin campus dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine and associate dean of Graduate Medical Education, speaks on Living Well about the importance of being prepared and healthy for going back to school.
First class enters orientation at KCU College of Dental Medicine
With the start of orientation at the Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, a new era in education and health care started in Joplin and the Four-State Area.