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.
KCU associate professor composes music inspired by human anatomy
Tony Olinger, PhD, an associate professor of anatomy at Kansas City University (KCU), is a remarkable example of the diverse talents within KCU’s academic community. By day, he delves into the intricacies of human anatomy; by night, he transforms into a composer, creating melodies that resonate with the soul.
KCU medical student receives national attention for study on septic shock
Despite many advances in medicine, septic shock remains a serious illness with a mortality rate exceeding 30 percent among patients who receive treatment and resulting in more than 200,000 deaths each year in the United States alone. However, an ongoing study conducted by KCU third-year medical student Takara Newsome-Cuby in collaboration with a research team from University of Missouri-Kansas City, shows much promise.
Globe-trotting professional water skier takes on medical school
Before she began chasing her dream of becoming a physician, second-year medical student Bailey Austin rose to prominence as one of the top water skiers in the world.
KCU student awarded for research at AOA Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine Global Health Competition
Tafadzwa Amani, fourth-year KCU osteopathic medical student, won best overall during the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine’s 25th Annual Global Health Competition for her research entitled Epidemiology of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Associated Factors in Rural Guatemala.
Score 1 for Health partners with OneSight to provide free eye exams and glasses to children
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 receives 2023 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
Kansas City University is among 63 prestigious higher education institutions to receive the 2023 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
KCU alumna named AOF Lifetime Achievement Award winner; several other alumni honored
Four Kansas City University (KCU) alumni were honored during the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) 2023 Honors Gala that took place October 6, 2023, at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) Osteopathic Medical Education Conference.