KCU In the News


June 2022 Media Coverage

American Dental Association News
Older Adult Care Symposium to address how the dental profession is adapting to treat growing population of older adults
June 27
Dr. Linda Niessen will be the keynoter at the 2022 Older Adult Care Symposium on Aug. 26, 2022.

KSNF/KODE Fourstateshomepage.com
The need for new MO doctors keeps rising
June 21

KSNF/KODE Fourstateshomepage.com
Living Well: Being Kind is Good for You!
June 1

April 2022 Media Coverage

KAOM FOX 14 Joplin
KCU student returns from running Boston Marathon with new outlook on health
April 21

 

FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Dr. Amy Sickel Discusses Parenting a Child With Autism
April 14

 

FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Dr. Gautam Desai Discusses Age-Related Hearing Loss
April 12

 

FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Dr. Gautam Desai Discusses Opioids
April 5

March 2022 Media Coverage

KMBC 9 News Kansas City
KCU Unveils Center for Medical Education Innovation
March 25

 

FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Dr. Benjamin Grin Discusses Seasonal Allergies
March 24

 

KGCS Newsmakers - Missouri Southern State University
Dr. Linda Niessen Discusses KCU's Dental Accreditation
March 22

 

Joplin Globe
KCU medical students get experience during mass casualty training exercise
March 19

 

Flatland, Kansas City PBS’ digital magazine
The Post-Pandemic Health Care (Staffing) Crisis
March 17

 

Santa Fe Group
Congratulations to Dr. Niessen and Kansas City University
March 9

 

Yahoo News from the Joplin Globe
KCU Joplin to begin accepting dental school applications
March 5

 

KOAM Joplin
KCU Joplin now one step closer to opening Dental School
KCU's College of Dental Medicine on the KCU-Joplin campus recieved initial accreditation this week.
March 2

Monthly Segment on KSN/KODE’s Living Well Joplin
Modifying Your Risk of Alzheimer`s Disease
Dr. Laura Rosch, campus dean of KCU-Joplin, provides things to look out for in order to modify your risk of Alzheimer's Disease.
March 2

American Medical Association (ama-assn.org)
3 health organizations get nearly $8 million to fight burnout
KCU was proud to be the recipient of the HRSA grant in 2022. The federal funding will help KCU create coursework and tools to improve student resiliency and decrease burnout over the course of their careers as health professionals.
March 1

February 2022 Media Coverage

FOX4 News WDAF-TV Kansas City
KCU Students on a Medical Mission Trip to Guatemala
Feb. 28
After a two-year hiatus, KCU students go on a medical mission trip to Guatemala. Blair Freed, KCU Joplin Osteopathic Medical Student, shares hands-on experience from her trip.

FOX4 News WDAF-TV Kansas City
Dr. Desai's KCU Global Health Outreach: Guatemala
Feb. 25
Dr. Gautam Desai, KCU professor and chairman of primary care, talks about the recent global health outreach trip in Guatemala, the first trip since COVID-19.

KSN/KODE Joplin
KCU Students on a Medical Mission Trip to Guatemala
Feb. 25
After a two-year hiatus, KCU students go on a global health outreach trip to Guatemala. Blair Freed, KCU Joplin Osteopathic Medical Student, shares hands-on experience from her trip.

Monthly Segment on KSN/KODE’s Living Well Joplin
Dr. Laura Rosch on the Importance of Health Screenings
Feb. 24

KSHB Channel 41 Kansas City
Federal, local tout comprehensive plan for federal infrastructure dollars
Feb. 21
Government officials from both sides of the state line gathered at KCU to announce the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor. Photos from the event can be viewed here.

Kansas City Business Journal
KCU Executive Dean Named One of KCBJ’s 20 to Know in Health Care
Feb. 20

KGCS Newsmakers - Missouri Southern State University
Dr. Linda Niessen discusses children's oral health
Feb. 18

January 2022 Media Coverage

Florida Newsline
“Dr. Bill” awarded Star-Spangled Banner Medallion
Jan. 4
KCU Alumnus honored for his outstanding military service and civilian work

Yahoo News
How to get rid of canker sores — and make them less painful
Jan. 7
Dr. Erinne Kennedy, KCU assistant professor and director of pre-doctoral education, discusses canker sores and what you can do about them.

FOX4KC WDAF-TV
Dr. Gautam Desai discusses signs and treatments of ADHD in children
Jan. 18

 

FOX4KC WDAF-TV
Dr. Sarah Getch Discusses the Stressors of Parenting in the Pandemic
Jan. 31

December 2021 Media Coverage

Monthly Segment on KSN/KODE’s Living Well Joplin
Dr. Laura Rosch Discusses Coping with the Holiday Blues
Dec. 1

 

New Data Reveals Med Schools’ True Impact on Primary Care Workforce
Dec. 8
KCU blog outlining a JAMA report 

 

Joplin Globe
Freeman develops family medicine residency
Dec. 17

 

National Institutes of Health
Report details 20 years of advances and challenges of Americans’ oral health
Dec. 21
Dr. Niessen and Dr. Gordon of KCU College of Dental Medicine were invited to co-author sections of the report.

October 2021 Media Coverage

KSN 16 – Joplin, Living Well weekly segment
The Truth About Carbs
Dr. Laura Rosch, campus dean-Joplin and assistant professor of Internal Medicine, is a regular featured guest for topics on health and wellness.
Oct. 6

Northeast News
KCU Students serve up community service on annual WE CARE Day
Oct. 8

Newsmakers, Missouri Southern State University weekly recorded show
Coping with Anxiety During Turbulent Times
Brandi Norman, MA, PsyD, KCU-Joplin associate director of Counseling Services
Oct. 14

WDAF Fox 4 News – Kansas City
Dr. Gautam Desai Discusses the 2021 Flu Season and Getting Vaccinated
Fox 4 weekly segment with Dr. Gautam Desai, KCU-Kansas City Primary Care professor.
Oct. 20

KSHB 41 News – Kansas City
KCU Hosts Free Vision Clinic Through Score 1
Oct. 21

American Osteopathic Foundation
Three Outstanding Osteopathic Medical Students Receive Golden Ticket Scholarship
Oct. 25

Joplin Globe
KCU names new executive dean, vice provost
Coverage about Dr. Josh Cox becoming KCU's executive dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, vice provost for Medical Affairs
Oct. 26

Joplin Globe
Freeman Health System Stiletto Sprint
Coverage on a fund-raising event that included a KCU team with Travis Renfro, KCU-Joplin assistant director of Student Services
Oct. 27

Kansas City Business Journal
KCU names osteopathic medicine executive dean and medical affairs vice provost
Oct. 27

4-States Live radio segment
Halloween Candy & Your Child’s Teeth
Interview with Dr. Niessen, KCU dean of the College of Dental Medicine and vice provost for Oral Health Affairs, professor of Dental Medicine
Oct. 28

KODE Evening News – Joplin
Freeman Health System Stiletto Sprint Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Interview with Travis Renfro, KCU-Joplin assistant director of Student Services
Oct. 29

Missouri Medicine
Pandemic Brings Loss, Hardship and Challenges: KCU Remains Committed and Dedicated
September/October 2021 issue