KCU News

APA national conference helps affirm and define KCU PsyD student’s career path

Feb 23, 2024

Childhood situations often influence the career path an individual will choose, especially in health care. KCU clinical psychology student Zikeya Byrd is a prime example. Trauma and struggles with mental health in her youth led her to seek therapy and thus firsthand experience the associated stigma surrounding psychological treatment.

KCU’s Sharon Gordon, DDS, serves on ADA task force to develop new pain management guidelines

Feb 19, 2024

Students who come to Kansas City University’s (KCU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) not only receive an education in state-of-the-art facilities with cutting-edge technology, they also learn from an exceptional team of faculty. Among them are seasoned dentists, many of whom are widely recognized for their expertise in the profession.

Nathan Hall, DO, to lead KCU Alumni Association

Feb 13, 2024

The Kansas City University (KCU) Alumni Association is proud to announce Nathan Hall, DO (COM ’10, COB ‘06), as its 2024 president. As an alumnus who earned every degree offered by the University during his time as a student, Hall comes with a unique ability to coalesce a diverse alumni base of more than 10,000 members.

KCU-COM alumnus Chris Paynter, DO, receives Family Physician of the Year Award

Feb 12, 2024

Congratulations to KCU Alumnus CHRIS PAYNTER, DO (COM ’12), of Jefferson City, Missouri, upon receiving the 2024 Family Physician of the Year Award by the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MSACOFP). 

Game day tips to avoid a hangover

By FOX 4 Feb 5, 2024

Celebrating sensibly will help you avoid a Super Bowl hangover. KCU’s Dr. Gautam Desai offers guidance to keep in mind.

KCU-PsyD students take part in annual practicum fair

By Haley Reardon Jan 19, 2024

Demand for mental and behavioral health providers is expected to grow by 22 percent by the year 2031—much faster than the average for all other occupations. As the United States experiences a severe shortage of mental health professionals, Kansas City University offers a doctorate of clinical psychology program to meet the growing need.

A Legacy of Gratitude and Generosity: Strickland family endows scholarships to support KCU students

By Haley Reardon Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Strickland knows firsthand the value of investing in students and has a deep desire to pay forward the generosity he has received. He and his wife, Suzanne, recently funded two additional endowed scholarships bringing the total number of scholarships generously given to KCU to 34.

Don't skip flossing when it comes to oral hygiene practices

By KODE 12 Jan 17, 2024

Flossing is one of the most important oral hygiene practices to protect your teeth against plaque, the bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease. KCU’s Dr. Linda Niessen demonstrates the proper technique.

Smart food choices can benefit your oral health

By KSNF Jan 17, 2024

A diet overhaul is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions made every year. Making smart food choices can benefit more than just our waistlines by ensuring a healthy smile all year long. KCU’s Dr. Linda Niessen explains.

Elizabeth Alex named KCU executive director of University Relations

Jan 16, 2024

Kansas City University (KCU), has named Elizabeth Alex as executive director of University Relations. In this role, Alex will provide strategic leadership for the development, implementation and measurement of integrated communications and marketing strategy to build, drive and support the image and reputation of KCU.

Kansas City University Center of Excellence to focus on improving health of populations, assessing equitable outcomes

By Elizabeth Alex Jan 11, 2024

Kansas City University (KCU) today announced plans for a new Center for Population Health and Equity (CPHE) that will systematically educate students and engage communities in addressing the factors outside of the health care system that impact health -- the social and structural determinants that are the largest contributors to health inequities. 

Kansas City University's Center for Medical Education Innovation receives distinguished award for architecture

By Elizabeth Alex Jan 10, 2024

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has recognized Kansas City University’s Center for Medical Education Innovation with a prestigious American Architecture Award.