From Athlete to Physician: The Inspiring journey of Joey Peters, PhD
When Joey Peters arrived on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus in 2012, he was a competitive gymnast with aspirations of participating in the 2020 Olympic Games. Today, he’s a first-year student doctor at Kansas City University (KCU), a testament to his tenacity, resilience and adaptability.
KCU student returns after helping Maui wildfire victims
You might think a medical student, miles from her home in Maui would feel helpless as she watched videos of her home island on fire. But “helpless” is not a word that would describe Kenya Sherman. Not by a long shot.
KCU College of Dental Medicine celebrates first White Coating Ceremony
The inaugural class of Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine received their white coats in Joplin, Missouri on August 19th, 2023.
Kansas City University students take part in We Care Day
First-year students, along with faculty and staff, took part in WE CARE Day—KCU’s annual day of community service. Students chose from a variety of service projects at 44 different charities and community-centered resources throughout the Joplin and Kansas City areas.
Kansas City University recognized for “groundbreaking” pancreatic cancer research
Kansas City University (KCU) Associate Professor Ehab Sarsour, MSc, PhD, and student-researchers have discovered a new and promising avenue for treating pancreatic cancer by treating the tumor microenvironment by repurposing a drug designed for hyperlipidemia.
White coating ceremony takes place for inaugural class of dental students
The inaugural class of Kansas City University’s College of Dental Medicine (KCU-CDM) at the Farber-McIntire Campus in Joplin formally marked the beginning of their educational journey toward becoming dentists with a white coating ceremony on Saturday, August 18, 2023, at Joplin High School Performing Arts Center.
KCU celebrates pinning of COB classes of 2024 and 2025
Kansas City University (KCU) celebrated students entering the College of Biosciences (COB) with a pinning ceremony August 12, 2023.
Climate change is making rare diseases in the U.S. more common, Kansas City University doctors say
July 2023 marked the hottest month on record. As climate conditions worsen and extreme weather events spread across the globe, so do uncommon diseases. Health experts warn of the health consequences of not addressing climate change.
KCU student doctor collects medical supplies to help wildfire victims in Maui
Kenya Sherman is a medical student in KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and a proud native of Maui. The tragic wildfires in her hometown inspired Kenya to collect crucial medical supplies, which she will personally deliver to a medical facility on the island.
The benefits of dental sealants and why you may need them
Regular brushing and flossing provide the best defense against cavities; but the nooks and crannies of back teeth can be difficult to clean. Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting tooth enamel from bacteria that can cause decay—especially during cavity-prone years. KCU’s Dr. Linda Niessen explains.
KCU faculty and student doctors take part in American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference
Medical students and resident physicians alike were immersed in a unique environment of networking and learning opportunities where they drew inspiration from accomplished speakers and could actively participate in workshops.