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KCU receives $16 million to build Center for Population Health and Equity

By Elizabeth Alex Mar 20, 2024

Kansas City University has thus far received a total of $16 million in federal and foundation support for the development and building of a new Center for Population Health and Equity  on both Kansas City and Joplin campuses.

Kansas City University Center of Excellence to focus on improving health of populations, assessing equitable outcomes

By Elizabeth Alex Jan 11, 2024

Kansas City University (KCU) today announced plans for a new Center for Population Health and Equity (CPHE) that will systematically educate students and engage communities in addressing the factors outside of the health care system that impact health -- the social and structural determinants that are the largest contributors to health inequities. 

KCU College of Dental Medicine receives HRSA Grant

Aug 10, 2022

Kansas City University has been awarded a second, notable grant within six months from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Kenneth Heiles, DO, Named Campus Dean for KCU-Joplin College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jul 8, 2022

Kansas City University announces the appointment of Kenneth Heiles, DO, as campus dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine – Joplin.

Kansas City University one step closer to impacting the oral health of the region

Mar 1, 2022

Kansas City University’s (KCU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) located on their campus in Joplin, Missouri, announced today it has received initial accreditation status from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Kansas City University awarded $1.6 million health workforce grant

Feb 4, 2022

Funding will support training that builds resiliency for health care professionals at the beginning of their careers.

New Data Reveals Med Schools’ True Impact on Primary Care Workforce

Dec 8, 2021

Kansas City University Ranks in Top 10 for Graduates Practicing in the Field

Kansas City University and Harris-Stowe State University Formalize Academic Partnership

Aug 31, 2021

Two Missouri institutions join efforts to increase the State’s pipeline for underrepresented minorities in medicine

Dr. Erinne Kennedy Named Among 40 Under 40, America’s Best Young Dentists

Jul 18, 2021
(JOPLIN, Mo. – July 18, 2021) – Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc, Kansas City University (KCU) College of Dental Medicine Director of Predoctoral...

KCU announces VP of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations

Jul 9, 2021
(Kansas City, Mo. – July 9, 2021) Kansas City University (KCU), has named Jennifer Ingraham as the university’s next vice president of Philanthropy...

KCU Breaks Ground on College of Dental Medicine on Anniversary of Joplin Tornado

May 21, 2021

Kansas City University (KCU), with a 105-year history of improving the well-being of the communities it serves, held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new College of Dental Medicine on its campus in Joplin, Missouri.

Three-Star General Gives Inspirational Keynote at KCU Commencement Ceremony

May 7, 2021
(Kansas City, Mo. – May 8, 2021) Kansas City University (KCU), the 8th largest medical school in the nation hosted a history-making Lt. General and...