KCU News

Two KCU students appointed to SNMA Board of Directors

By Haley Reardon Aug 9, 2023

Two Kansas City University (KCU) fourth-year student doctors have been appointed to the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Board of Directors.

Leprosy study led by KCU-GME team receives national attention

By Haley Reardon Aug 8, 2023

A Case Report of Leprosy in Central Florida led by a team from Kansas City University’s Graduate Medical Education Consortium has received widespread recognition.

How pets can impact mental health

By WDAF Aug 8, 2023

How can pets help us mentally? KCU's Dr. Sarah Getch speaks on how pets can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support and boost your mood.

Steps towards a healthy back-to-school season

By KSNF Aug 8, 2023

Ken Heiles, DO, KCU-Joplin campus dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine and associate dean of Graduate Medical Education, speaks on Living Well about the importance of being prepared and healthy for going back to school.

KCU-Joplin welcomes dental students to campus

By KSNF Aug 3, 2023

Kansas City University's new College of Dental Medicine welcomed students to campus in Joplin, Missouri for the very first time.

First class enters orientation at KCU College of Dental Medicine

By Joplin Globe Aug 2, 2023

With the start of orientation at the Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, a new era in education and health care started in Joplin and the Four-State Area.

Tackling the dental care desert

Aug 1, 2023

In Joplin, Missouri a group of women that includes Harvard alumnae is creating a new college of dental medicine, helping to bridge a gap that seldom makes headlines: the scarcity of oral health care in rural America.

KCU's vice president of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations receives esteemed Bernard Powell Award

By Haley Reardon Aug 1, 2023

KCU congratulates Jennifer Ingraham, vice president of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, as the 2023 recipient of the esteemed Bernard Powell Award. The award is given annually to an alumnus or alumna of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions program, and is chosen by past award winners.

Dental professionals needed in Missouri: KCU says "Help is on the way"

Jul 28, 2023

The entire Show-Me State is in a dental health care shortage. KCU's new College of Dental Medicine hopes to provide more dentists to the area in the coming years.

Study: Some children born in early days of COVID showing gaps in communication skills

By WDAF Jul 25, 2023

KCU alumna, Kristen Anderson, DO (COM '17) speaks on why some children are experiencing gaps in their communication skills. Dr. Anderson suggests that parents read, sing and speak to their children to help develop these skills.

KCU begins research into how babies detect emotion

Jul 25, 2023

KCU's Dr. Nicki Zieber hopes her research can be used by medical professionals, educators and parents. "This has implications for developmental disorder, such as autism, where attention to social objects is abnormally developing. The earlier we can research visual attention in infancy, the earlier we can detect whether certain infants are displaying abnormal signs of attention."

Empowering students in medicine: The William Edelman, DO (COM '49), Impact Scholarship

By Kris Nichols Jul 24, 2023

In the world of medicine, diversity is not just a buzzword — it's an essential component of a health care system that caters to the needs of all individuals, regardless of their background. Understanding this necessity, the William Edelman, DO (COM '49), Impact Scholarship is committed to promoting diversity in the medical field.