KCU News

KCU announces Student DO of the Year honorees

Nov 29, 2023

Congratulations to Student Doctor Katie Lindsey and Student Doctor Kylie Limback! They have each been named the Student DO of the Year for KCU’s Joplin and Kansas City campuses for the 2023-2024 academic year.  

The art of gratitude and giving back

Nov 27, 2023

In life, after the bustle of raising children, the day-to-day of patient care and a few decades pass, you look back and feel proud of what you’ve achieved. For Kansas City University alumnus Michael Schrenko, DO (COM '74), this realization didn’t happen all at once, but over time.

Art Meets Medicine: The power of the pen

Nov 27, 2023

For Evany Zirul, DO (COM '79), MFA, her lifelong journey as a creative soul began with a sketchbook and a special pen. The future Dr. Zirul and her sketchbook were renowned for not only exacting, detailed notes, but also social commentary on the relevance of the material and often the teacher presenting it.

A journey of dedication

Nov 20, 2023

As the spirit of Giving Tuesday approaches, Steve Radinsky, DO (COM ’69), stands as a shining example of the dedication, service and generosity that defines the Kansas City University (KCU) community. His story is not only a testament to overcoming obstacles, but also a celebration of a lifetime dedicated to healing, service and giving back to the alma mater that shaped his remarkable career and life.

Overcoming holiday anxiety

Nov 17, 2023

Striving for perfection over the holidays can take away from focusing on what really matters. KCU's Dr. Sarah Getch discusses how to overcome holiday anxiety and shift the focus to our values. 

Veterans Day message

Nov 11, 2023

Over the years, countless KCU-COM graduates have helped to ensure our country’s safety and provided our service members and their families with high-quality, compassionate medical care. In the last five years alone, 116 KCU-COM graduates have served and/or will continue to serve our U.S. Armed Forces.

On this Veterans Day, we remember the extraordinary number of women and men who, throughout history, have selflessly dedicated themselves to protecting our country through their service in the United States Armed Forces.

Coping with seasonal depression

Nov 10, 2023

As the days get shorter and colder, it should be a priority to keep up your mental health. KCU's Director of Clinical Psychology Training and Assistant Professor of Health Service Dr. Amy Sickel speaks with KCUR about the effects of seasonal depression.

Early spike in RSV cases: What parents should know

By WDAF Nov 10, 2023

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases are on the rise already in 2023. KCU's Dr. Gautam Desai speaks on what parents should know about common RSV symptoms in children.

First-generation student designs sweatshirt, sparking “Be the Light” movement at KCU

By Felicia Vaught Nov 8, 2023

You will often find first-generation KCU Student Doctor Cierra Hall wearing a sweatshirt that reads “Be the Light.” However, she is not the only one sporting the phrase across the Joplin Campus – many KCU students and faculty wear the unique design as well.

KCU medical student earns prestigious fellowship at NIH Laboratories

By Elizabeth Alex Oct 31, 2023

Students who want to pursue a career as both a physician and as a scientist will find a warm welcome at KCU. Just ask Mahan Hadjian. The third-year med student started working in the lab of Abdulbaki Agbas, PhD, MSc, professor of biosciences, as soon as he arrived at KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Kansas City University and HCA Midwest Health forge key academic partnership

By Elizabeth Alex Oct 31, 2023

KCU, the largest medical school in Missouri and the sixth largest medical school in the nation, and HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s premier healthcare provider, recently announced a principle affiliation that will strengthen the training of tomorrow’s physicians, today.

KCU associate professor composes music inspired by human anatomy

By Katherine Quaas Oct 26, 2023

Tony Olinger, PhD, an associate professor of anatomy at Kansas City University (KCU), is a remarkable example of the diverse talents within KCU’s academic community. By day, he delves into the intricacies of human anatomy; by night, he transforms into a composer, creating melodies that resonate with the soul.