KCU News

KCU professor works alongside students to amplify growth and development

Dec 8, 2022

Jennifer Dennis, MS, PhD, KCU chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, speaks on working alongside students to amplify growth and development.

KCU alumnus receives Family Physician of the Year Award

Dec 8, 2022

The Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) presented Charlie Rasmussen, DO, FAAFP, of Reeds Spring, with the 2022 Family Physician of the Year Award at its 74th annual meeting.

Dr. Ken Stewart discusses important information about shingles on Living Well

By KSNF Dec 8, 2022

Dr. Ken Stewart, KCU-Joplin assistant professor of primary medicine, shares important information about shingles.  

Given a death sentence in 1985, Kansas City man reflects on HIV diagnosis 37 years ago

Dec 7, 2022

KCU's Dr. Benjamin Grin, assistant professor of Primary Care, and HIV survivor Joseph Clark joined Up To Date on World AIDS Day to discuss the stigma and advancements in care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

The road ahead: A Native American woman's journey to shaping future physicians

By Haley Reardon Nov 28, 2022

"Just as I was never ashamed of being Native American or a migrant worker, I was never ashamed of my breast cancer diagnosis," said Glenna Wallace. "I had to have a mastectomy."

Dr. Young began service as draftee, served 37 years

Nov 23, 2022

For 40 years, Dr. Mike Young's father was a doctor for the Jamestown community. When graduating from Jamestown High School in 1964, it is of little surprise that Young chose to enter into the medical profession by enrolling at Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg. Little did he realize that a pause in his educational endeavors would soon come from the U.S. Army and inspire a 37-year military career. 

Inside KCU - November 2022

Nov 20, 2022

Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings. I am grateful for all of you who share your talent, your time and your gifts to make KCU a welcoming and engaging health sciences university for our students and the communities we serve. 

This teeth-whitening hack has millions of views on TikTok, but is it legit?

Nov 18, 2022

Dr. Erinne Kennedy, KCU's director of predoctoral education and assistant professor of dental, speaks to Shape about the dangers of DIY teeth-whitening hacks.

Seasonal illnesses can impact your dental health

By KODE 12 Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Linda Niessen, dean of KCU's College of Dental Medicine and vice provost for Oral Health Affairs, shares how some common seasonal illnesses can impact your dental health and what you can do to prevent it.

KCPD and KCU partner in breathing techniques study

Nov 9, 2022

Kansas City Police Department and KCU partner in breathing techniques study.

Cholesterol and blood sugar levels

By WDAF Nov 9, 2022

Dr. Gautam Desai, Kansas City campus chair of primary care and professor, discusses how cholesterol and blood sugar levels can impact your health. 

In the eye of the storm

By Haley Reardon Nov 9, 2022

Utah native and third-year osteopathic medical student doctor Winston Sorhaitz and his family relocated to Fort Myers, Florida, in the summer of 2022 for his clinical clerkship rotations. Little did they know they would find themselves in the eye of Hurricane Ian, a catastrophic Category 4 storm that killed more than 100 people and left a path of destruction in its wake.