KCU News

Student Doctor Millie Shah wins Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant

By Haley Reardon Mar 28, 2023

Millie Shah, a second-year student attending KCU’s Joplin campus, received the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement and leadership among her peers.

KCU students participate in mass casualty disaster simulation

Mar 27, 2023

KCU-Joplin hosted a mass casualty simulation last week, which allowed students to navigate through a staged disaster. Students were able to implement their skills while professors evaluated their work.

KCU's Dr. Amy Sickel offers tips on managing anxiety

By WDAF Mar 27, 2023

Anxiety is pervasive and can occur in many different settings. KCU's Dr. Amy Sickel, director of clinical psychology training, offers practical tips to get through those anxious moments.

KCU associate professor devotes her career to kidney education

By Elizabeth Alex Mar 27, 2023

Carol Kirila, DO, KCU associate professor of Internal Medicine, says the kidneys are an organ many patients don’t know enough about. “Kidney disease is so silent and so forgotten. People don’t think about it and don’t know about it."

KCU medical students earn residency placements in Primary Care and other critical specialties on record match

Mar 24, 2023

Kansas City University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine medical students are once again leading the region in primary care, with 218 student doctors placing in specialties including internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine during the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) Match Day 2023.

Dr. Gautam Desai discusses colon cancer

Mar 22, 2023

While most cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, younger people can be vulnerable to colon cancer. KCU's Dr. Gautam Desai speaks to Fox 4 news in Kansas City on the topic.

KCU student doctor honored with COVID-19 Hero Award

By Haley Reardon Mar 9, 2023

A native of Byblos, Lebanon, first-year Student Doctor Jad Imad has vivid memories of brutal terrorist attacks and wars. Living through war, witnessing the suffering around him and seeing the impact that rescue workers had on the people of Lebanon inspired his decision at a young age to study medicine.

KCU's Dr. Dagget speaks on basketball injuries and treatments

By WDAF Mar 9, 2023

As March Madness has the attention of the basketball fans, Matt Daggett, DO, KCU alum and adjunct professor, talks about basketball injuries, the need for an accurate diagnosis and innovative treatments to help kids and adults return to play.

Kansas City Health Department appoints KCU faculty member Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH, as Chief Medical Officer

Mar 8, 2023

Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH, assistant professor of primary care at Kansas City University (KCU) has been appointed chief medical officer of the Kansas City Health Department (KCHD). Grin will serve in a newly created role to support KCHD Director Marvia Jones, PhD, MPH.

KCU student doctors provide care in Guatemala

Mar 8, 2023

For more than two decades, KCU students have traveled to Guatemala to deliver care to patients, many of whom have never seen a physician. KMBC speaks to student doctors about the Global Health mission and what they have learned while providing care in Guatemala.

KCU's Dr. Desai speaks about the importance of kidney disease awareness

By WDAF Mar 8, 2023

KCU alumna dedicates her career to providing care for Native Americans

By Kris Nichols Mar 6, 2023

“I have a passion for working with Native Americans because they are MY community. I grew up here and have seen the disparities in health in Native American communities," said Jamie L. Jacobsen, DO (COM ’11).