KCU News

Pandemic impact on childhood fitness

By WDAF Sep 14, 2022

Kansas City University's Dr. Gautam Desai speaks on childhood fitness and their need for exercise.

KCU student shares garden club experience

Aug 11, 2022
Picking out ripening cherry tomatoes. Selecting apples ready for the harvest. Plucking and smushing invasive bugs. Pulling out weeds. Feasting on fresh...

KCU College of Dental Medicine receives HRSA Grant

Aug 10, 2022
(KANSAS CITY, Mo. 2022) – Kansas City University (KCU) has been awarded a second, notable grant within six months from the Health Resources and Services...

KCU students study the effects of deep breathing

Aug 3, 2022
The adrenaline rush. In dangerous situations, blood pressure rises and heart rates increase as adrenaline and cortisol flood the bloodstream. This...

KCU-COM Celebrates Student Doctors with Dual White Coat Ceremonies

Jul 31, 2022
The White Coating Ceremony is an important rite of passage for KCU medical students. When faculty place white coats on students, they are sending them on a...

Inside KCU - July 2022

Jul 14, 2022

Dear KCU Community, I want to welcome new and returning students to our campuses as we begin this new academic year! With orientation activities in full swing this week for our College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2026, it’s been great to see students back in Joplin and Kansas City.

Dr. Linda C. Niessen Named Among Most Influential People in Dentistry

Jul 13, 2022
(JOPLIN, Mo. – July 13, 2022) – Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine has named Linda C. Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, Kansas City University (KCU)...

Bill Patterson Joins KCU as Executive Director University Relations

Jul 8, 2022
(Kansas City, Mo. – July 8, 2022) Kansas City University (KCU), has named Bill Patterson as the university’s executive director of university...

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

Jul 8, 2022
(Joplin, Mo. – July 7, 2022) Kansas City University (KCU) announces the appointment of Kenneth Heiles, DO, as campus dean for the College of Osteopathic...

Doctors and Dentists in the Making

Jun 28, 2022
High school students from across Southwest Missouri spent a day at KCU-Joplin learning about osteopathic medicine and dentistry when the campus hosted MASH...

Inside KCU - June 2022

Jun 24, 2022

At KCU, we are proud of the many ways our campus communities embrace inclusion. A new and recent effort to expand the reach of our physician training curriculum includes the often-ignored topics such as caring for LGBTQIA+ patients, patients with HIV or substance use disorders and poverty which lead to poor access of care. KCU graduates will be uniquely prepared to improve the well-being of the communities we serve.

KCU Honors Joplin Campus Dean

Jun 24, 2022
Kansas City University faculty and staff celebrated Laura Rosch, DO and her service as Joplin campus dean on Thursday, June 23. Rosch will return to Chicago...