KCU News

KCU graduates address shortage in primary care

May 8, 2024

Kansas City University Class of 2024 graduates address shortage in primary care in the Joplin area. 

KCU-Joplin Class of 2024 commencement

May 8, 2024

Kansas City University celebrates 154 graduates in Joplin during the Class of 2024 commencement ceremony.

From patient to doctor: KCU student who overcame childhood cancer prepares to serve as pediatrician

By Felicia Vaught May 2, 2024

"It's a complete exhaustion that consumes you.” That is how Regan Hill described what he felt while battling cancer as a young child. Today, the medical student sets out to help children with severe health problems – including those in need of cancer care.

KCU Earns Two Workplace Well-Being Awards: Healthiest Employer in KC & Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

By Haley Reardon May 1, 2024

We’re proud to announce that Kansas City University (KCU) was recently named as one of Kansas City’s 2024 Healthiest Employers by the Kansas City Business Journal for the fourth year in a row. This prestigious accolade reflects KCU's unwavering commitment to prioritizing the well-being of its employees through its KCyou Well-Being program.

AACOM sessions held at KCU in conjunction with annual conference

By Haley Reardon Apr 25, 2024

When the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine selected Kansas City as the location for its annual conference, Educating Leaders 2024, it presented an opportunity for KCU to host our osteopathic colleagues, showcasing cutting-edge technology, innovative curriculum and campus and impressive research across all KCU colleges.

Primary care deserts

Apr 25, 2024

The state of Missouri mirrors most of the country when it comes to a need for primary care doctors. KCU medical students explain how they are working to fulfill the need. 

KCU faculty and alumni inducted into the ACOFP Conclave of Fellows Class of 2024

By Haley Reardon Apr 24, 2024

Kansas City University alumni and faculty continue to achieve excellence in the field of osteopathic medicine.

More doctors using food as medicine

Apr 24, 2024

KCU's Dr. Gautam Desai, AACOM President Dr. Robert Cain and Dr. Dawn Mussallem with the Mayo Clinic speak with Fox 4 on why doctors are focusing on how food plays a part in whole health.

Indian Health Service scholarships awarded to three students in KCU's College of Dental Medicine

Apr 17, 2024

It’s been a year of firsts at Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, which opened in Joplin in 2023, with 80 students in its first class. Three of those students are recipients of the Indian Health Service’s Health Professions scholarship. 

KCU researchers awarded grant from National Cancer Institute to investigate chemotherapeutic-resistant breast cancer

By Haley Reardon Apr 17, 2024

His grandmother’s battle with breast cancer when he was in college impacted Bradley Creamer, PhD, profoundly. Years later, it inspired him to dedicate his career to helping others facing the disease. 

Early signs of autism

Apr 17, 2024

Understanding the early warning signs of autism is key to teaching children how to manage and respond to stressors. KCU’s Dr. Amy Sickel explains.

KCU medical student selected to run in the Boston Marathon

Apr 12, 2024

KCU medical student Ryan Sorenson will be one of 30,000 elite runners competing in the Boston Marathon. He’s running with a message of staying healthy in hopes of inspiring fitness in others.