KCU in the News

Kansas City University unveils cutting-edge dental training and technology

By KOAM Jun 28, 2023

Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine is revolutionizing the dental education experience by providing its students with cutting-edge equipment and hands-on training.

How to stay safe in extreme heat

By WDAF Jun 21, 2023

We are moving into the heat of the summer when extreme temperatures can be dangerous, even deadly. Dr. Gautam Desai, Professor and Chair of Primary Care at Kansas City University spoke on WDAF TV about staying safe in the heat.

Using technology to help mental health

By WDAF Jun 21, 2023

Can technology play a role in solving the nation’s mental health crisis? Dr. Sarah Getch, program director of KCU’s PsyD program discusses the tech trend and the new software coming to some smart phones.

Coping with dental anxiety

By KSNF Jun 20, 2023

Lots of people battle with anxiety when faced with sitting in the dental chair. KCU's College of Dental Medicine Founding Dean Linda Niessen, DMD, speaks with Local News Today on techniques to use to cope with dental anxiety.

Stroke warning signs and keys to prevention

By KSNF Jun 15, 2023

As many as one in four adults may experience a stroke in their lifetime. KCU’s Dr. Ken Stewart discusses the different types of strokes, their signs and symptoms and tips for prevention.

Virtual reality simulators help students feel their way from preclinical study to clinical experience

Jun 15, 2023

When Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine in Joplin, Missouri, celebrates the opening of its new dental school June 26 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the school will have four virtual reality simulators in place for the start of classes on July 31.

Strong women form founding core of new KCU dental school in Joplin

By Joplin Globe Jun 13, 2023

Call them the Founding Five. Call them the Fluoride Five. Dr. Linda Niessen, the dean of Kansas City University’s new dental school in Joplin, has gathered around her a strong core of insightful female doctors to create the curriculum and culture that will guide the first students who enter this school on July 31, 2023.

Keeping children safe in the summer sun

By WDAF Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Kelly Reed, a KCU alumna, is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. She appeared on WDAF-TV with tips for parents on keeping children safe while out in the sun.

Understanding babies and emotion

By WDAF May 23, 2023

KCU's Dr. Sarah Getch concludes her special WDAF-TV series on social connections by offering education on babies and emotion. She also shares how parents can participate in a special study at the KCU Baby Lab.

KCU graduate and infant son overcome odds together

May 18, 2023

KCU-COM 2023 graduate Elle Quinn shares her powerful story of resilience while completing medical school and dealing with a critically ill infant son.

KCU alumna shares tips for new parents

By WDAF May 13, 2023

KCU's Dr. Getch speaks on important friendships

By WDAF May 9, 2023

KCU's Dr. Sarah Getch discusses the ups and downs of important friendships during her month-long series on connections.