KCU News

How to stay heart healthy during the Super Bowl

By WDAF Feb 6, 2023

Many research studies show an increase in heart attack cases during the Super Bowl. Dr. Gautam Desai, KCU professor and chair of Primary Care, speaks about what heart attack symptoms to look out for during the big game.

Kansas City University medical students return to Kenyan clinic for out-of-textbook experience

Feb 6, 2023

For the first time since the pandemic began, Kansas City University medical students returned to a Kenyan clinic to help diagnose and treat patients as part of the school's global health outreach program. Two students share what the experience taught them and how it influenced their medical careers. For the full story, click here

The roar of the crowd: A woman's journey from the NFL to medical school

By Felicia Vaught Feb 6, 2023

The sound of a roaring crowd in the football stadium faded into the background for former NFL cheerleader Hennelie Hawes when the call to help others through medicine became much louder. 

KCU researcher receives grant from international consortia to study ALS pathophysiology

By Elizabeth Alex Feb 3, 2023

KCU Professor of Biosciences Abdulbaki Agbas, PhD, MSc, will share in a projected $1.5 million grant over the course of three years to study the accumulation of TDP-43 in platelets that is relevant to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathophysiology. This international consortium is funded by Boston-based Target ALS Foundation.

The Science of Solved: Breaking Barriers

By Felicia Vaught Jan 31, 2023

Twenty-four hours after a narcotics K-9 training exercise, a United States Customs and Border Protection officer tested positive for marijuana. Decades of law enforcement experience and zero drug test failures prior could not save the veteran officer’s career after testing revealed the illegal drug in his system. With a drive to help the condemned officer, one future KCU faculty member would prove the officer’s innocence through the science of toxicology.

Impacts of a high ankle sprain injury

By WDAF Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Bryan Beutel, Kansas City University assistant professor of Primary Care, speaks on causes of high ankle sprains and common treatments for the injury.

Tips for ensuring good oral health year-round

By KSNF Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Linda Niessen, founding dean of KCU’s College of Dental Medicine, shares tips for ensuring good oral health year-round on KSN’s Local News Today. Click here to watch now.

New U.S. lawmaker visits KCU-Joplin

By Joplin Globe Jan 19, 2023

Having been sworn in as Missouri’s 7th District U.S. representative to the 118th U.S. Congress a little more than two weeks ago, Rep. Eric Burlison stopped off Wednesday at Kansas City University in Joplin.

Together in Tenacity

By Haley Reardon Jan 17, 2023

For Hannah Newland, OMS III, and her daughter, Ady, life's challenges are simply stepping stones along their journey to a better tomorrow.

On mission in Kenya: Through the eyes of two students

By Elizabeth Alex Jan 13, 2023

"I tell them about this newfound love for the country of Kenya. I tell them how incredibly beautiful the country is, how vibrant and deeply rooted, the different cultures and communities are. I tell them how welcome I felt while there, and how beautiful the people were," said KCU-COM student doctor Chisom Okuagu.

KCU president and CEO receives lifetime achievement award

By Elizabeth Alex Jan 11, 2023

Kansas City University (KCU) President and CEO, Marc B. Hahn, DO, received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellowship (HPF) Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual alumni retreat for notable and sustained accomplishments in health policy, as well as demonstrable commitment to service to others in his public and personal life.

Frontiers CTSI spotlights KCU's dean of the College of Biosciences Dr. Robert White

Jan 10, 2023

With his unmistakable Boston accent and the excitement in his voice, you can tell how passionate KCU's dean of the College of Biosciences Dr. Robert White is about his research and teaching.