Weathering the storm: KCU students clean up Joplin storm damage

By Haley Reardon Jun 27, 2024

At KCU, empathy means caring for our students, our colleagues and our communities. Many times, that happens outside the walls of the classroom. One student organization is using their hands to heal and help others long before they earn their credentials as doctors and dentists.

Delta Dental of Missouri awards $50,000 to KCU to support those in need of dental care

May 28, 2024

The funding is part of Delta Dental of Missouri’s 2024 mission giving initiatives, which included awarding nearly $350,000 in oral health grants to eight organizations to support oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes across the state.

A big-league opportunity: KCU medical student serves at the Kansas City Royals Dominican Academy

By Haley Reardon Mar 25, 2024

When second-year student Leah Wu envisioned what medical school would be like, she never imagined that one day it would offer the opportunity to treat potential Major League Baseball players.

Trip of a lifetime: KCU alum intends to travel to Kenya annually, establishing a fund for future medical students

Mar 1, 2024

Megan Ottomeyer, DO, a neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, did not go into medical school at KCU thinking she’d end up working with the tiniest of patients. Instead, she thought she’d end up in emergency medicine, hematology-oncology, or one of many different pediatric specialties. It wasn’t until she joined KCU’s Global Health Track program on a trip to Kenya that she changed her career trajectory—and her life.

KCU students serve Kansas City’s houseless community

Feb 26, 2024

On a frigid Saturday morning, equipped with a collapsible bucket for water, an array of ointments and bandages and new pairs of shoes and socks, KCU Student-Run Clinic volunteers hosted their second FreshStep clinic within a year for people experiencing homelessness in Kansas City.

KCU's Score 1 for Health assessment proves life-changing for Joplin child

By Haley Reardon Jan 4, 2024

Shelby Davenport silently struggled with an undiagnosed vision condition until a Score 1 for Health screening changed everything.

Score 1 for Health partners with OneSight to provide free eye exams and glasses to children

By Felicia Vaught Oct 13, 2023

KCU Score 1 for Health and OneSight continued their long-time partnership with a week-long clinic to provide free eye exams and glasses to children from over 100 schools across the metropolitan area. 

KCU student returns after helping Maui wildfire victims

By Elizabeth Alex Aug 29, 2023

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's Student-Run Clinic serves Kansas City's houseless community with foot clinic

By Elizabeth Alex Jul 13, 2023

As medical students, members of KCU’s Student-Run Clinic know that feet can be a window into a patient’s overall health. In an effort to improve the health and wellness of Kansas City’s underserved and unhoused community, the Student-Run Clinic designed and implemented a unique experience in foot health called FreshStep.

KCU medical mission returns to Kenya for global health outreach

By Elizabeth Alex Dec 16, 2022

It has been a long wait for KCU students and faculty who have a passion for service learning in Africa. In November of 2022, they finally got the opportunity to return to Kenya for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Osteopera dedicated to teach through music

By Felicia Vaught Sep 23, 2022

A group of Kansas City University students are using their talents to teach through the power of music.

Women in Medicine Month: Dr. Kelly Reed

By Felicia Vaught Sep 21, 2022

To celebrate Women in Medicine Month, KCU speaks to alumna, Dr. Kelly Reed, on her successful career in dermatology and volunteer efforts to provide access to potentially lifesaving skin screenings.