Veterans Day message
Over the years, countless KCU-COM graduates have helped to ensure our country’s safety and provided our service members and their families with high-quality, compassionate medical care. In the last five years alone, 116 KCU-COM graduates have served and/or will continue to serve our U.S. Armed Forces.
On this Veterans Day, we remember the extraordinary number of women and men who, throughout history, have selflessly dedicated themselves to protecting our country through their service in the United States Armed Forces.
Kansas City University and HCA Midwest Health forge key academic partnership
KCU, the largest medical school in Missouri and the sixth largest medical school in the nation, and HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s premier healthcare provider, recently announced a principle affiliation that will strengthen the training of tomorrow’s physicians, today.
Women in Medicine Month: Perspective from the Dean of Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine
It’s Women in Medicine month and an opportunity to reflect upon being a woman in academic medicine a year into deanship at the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM).
KCU's vice president of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations receives esteemed Bernard Powell Award
KCU congratulates Jennifer Ingraham, vice president of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, as the 2023 recipient of the esteemed Bernard Powell Award. The award is given annually to an alumnus or alumna of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions program, and is chosen by past award winners.
A closer look at KCU-COM Kansas City Campus Dean Sharon Gustowski, DO
She wants to foster an environment where faculty, staff and students can mentor and learn from each other, highlighting that mentorship can happen between any two people and sometimes in unexpected ways. “When people trust each other, they have the ability to be vulnerable without being afraid, and that translates into growth and self-confidence,” said Sharon Gustowski, DO. “Every person is important, and we all have something to learn from each other.”
A closer look at KCU-COM Joplin Campus Dean Kenneth Heiles, DO
His first patient, an 11-year-old girl, came to the office with severe abdominal pain. Dr. Heiles suspected acute appendicitis, a diagnosis that would require surgery. As a newcomer to the community, he had to rely on his resourcefulness to get his patient the care she needed.
KCU and FAMU sign partnership agreement
Kansas City University and Florida A&M University, a historically Black College and University in Tallahassee, Florida signed a partnership agreement that will enable FAMU students interested in health sciences careers gain admission to KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Dental Medicine or College of Biosciences.
La-Z-Boy Foundation gives generous gift to support scholarships
Kansas City University’s College of Dental Medicine received a generous $10,000 gift from the La-Z-Boy Foundation. The donation will support the Patterson Family Foundation scholarship challenge and brings KCU within two-thirds of the $1 million goal.
KCU president and CEO receives lifetime achievement award
Kansas City University (KCU) President and CEO, Marc B. Hahn, DO, received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellowship (HPF) Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual alumni retreat for notable and sustained accomplishments in health policy, as well as demonstrable commitment to service to others in his public and personal life.
Richard Schooler, DO, named vice president of KCU’s Farber-McIntire Campus in Joplin
Dr. Schooler will provide strategic leadership and alignment for the Joplin campus and assist in coordinating community relations, philanthropic outreach, clinical services, research and academic support, as well as some routine day-to-day operations.
The road ahead: A Native American woman's journey to shaping future physicians
"Just as I was never ashamed of being Native American or a migrant worker, I was never ashamed of my breast cancer diagnosis," said Glenna Wallace. "I had to have a mastectomy."