KCU News

KCU's Dr. Niessen embodies 2024 International Women’s Day theme

Mar 7, 2024

Linda C. Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine founding dean and vice provost of oral health affairs, embodies the 2024 International Women’s Day theme “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.”

AMP-UP: New program accelerates path for students seeking medical, dental degrees

Mar 7, 2024

Students admitted to a new accelerated med school and dental school program announced by Pittsburg State University and Kansas City University will save money and time on their path to becoming health care professionals, getting them into the field of medicine more quickly at a time when physicians and dentists are in demand in rural areas like Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.

KCU's Oral Health Center provides patient with life-changing care

By KODE 12 Mar 5, 2024

Cory Fisk has a healthy new smile thanks to the care he received at KCU’s Oral Health Center. He shares his heartwarming story with KODE’s Gretchen Bolander.

KCU medical student tutors foster children

By KSNF Mar 5, 2024

KCU first-year medical student Chris Stewart loves school. He hopes his love for learning sparks something in the foster kids he tutors each week in partnership with a local organization.

Trip of a lifetime: KCU alum intends to travel to Kenya annually, establishing a fund for future medical students

Mar 1, 2024

Megan Ottomeyer, DO, a neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, did not go into medical school at KCU thinking she’d end up working with the tiniest of patients. Instead, she thought she’d end up in emergency medicine, hematology-oncology, or one of many different pediatric specialties. It wasn’t until she joined KCU’s Global Health Track program on a trip to Kenya that she changed her career trajectory—and her life.

KCU professor presents during Saturday STEM Seminar at Union Station

Feb 28, 2024

Abdulbaki Agbas, PhD, KCU professor of Biosciences, delivered a presentation for students in grades 7 – 12 at a Saturday STEM Seminar held at Kansas City’s Union Station earlier this year. Dr. Agbas discussed the parallels between blood platelets and neurons in the central nervous system and shared promising research on a blood-based biomarker for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and ALS.

Preparing for an earlier and longer allergy season

By WDAF Feb 28, 2024

Allergy season is starting as early as February this year. KCU’s Dr. Gautam Desai offers guidance on how to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms.

KCU Global Health serving in Guatemala

Feb 27, 2024

KCU students gained invaluable experience in Guatemala treating underserved patients while helping improve the well-being of the community there.

KCU students serve Kansas City’s houseless community

Feb 26, 2024

On a frigid Saturday morning, equipped with a collapsible bucket for water, an array of ointments and bandages and new pairs of shoes and socks, KCU Student-Run Clinic volunteers hosted their second FreshStep clinic within a year for people experiencing homelessness in Kansas City.

KCU Oral Health Center screenings

By KSNF Feb 26, 2024

Screenings are now underway for those who would like to become patients at KCU's Oral Health Center. Dr. Linda Niessen tells us more.

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.