KCU News

Kansas City University and HCA Midwest Health forge key academic partnership

By Elizabeth Alex Oct 31, 2023

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

By Katherine Quaas Oct 26, 2023

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.

When to get your flu shot?

Oct 26, 2023

KCU medical student receives national attention for study on septic shock

By Haley Reardon Oct 18, 2023

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.

Common myths surrounding oral health

Oct 18, 2023

We all want a pearly white smile. A wealth of advice can be found online. Unfortunately, much of it is false or misleading. Learn more as KCU’s Dr. Linda Niessen dispels some of the most common myths surrounding oral health.

Globe-trotting professional water skier takes on medical school

By Haley Reardon Oct 17, 2023

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

Oct 16, 2023

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

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 receives 2023 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

By Haley Reardon Oct 12, 2023

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

By Felicia Vaught Oct 12, 2023

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. 

Detecting breast cancer early

Oct 11, 2023

Breast surgeon and breast cancer survivor, Deepa Halaharvi, DO (COM '08), speaks on the importance of early detection as October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Breast Cancer Awareness: Early detection

By KSNF Oct 9, 2023

Early detection is often the key to a successful outcome after a breast cancer diagnosis. KCU’s Dr. Ken Stewart shares important information about the disease as well as some of the factors that can put women at greater risk.