Awards and Recognition

KCU Students Win Inaugural Bioethics Bowl

Jan 27, 2021

Osteopathic medical students enrolled in Kansas City University’s Masters in Bioethics dual-degree program debated bioethical issues in medicine and won first place in the inaugural Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Bioethics Bowl held virtually on January 24.

Congratulations to KCU’s Student DO of the Year Honorees

Dec 11, 2020
Congratulations to Student Doctor Parker Adams and Student Doctor Bryan Clements, who have been named as the Student DO of the Year for KCU’s Joplin and...

Kansas City University Recognized with Cigna Well-Being Award

Nov 10, 2020

Kansas City University (KCU) has been selected as a recipient of the annual Cigna Well-Being Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of its employees through a workplace wellness program.

KCU Global Track students impact Kenyan community and win prestigious osteopathic research award

Oct 23, 2020

Kansas City University medical students who have an interest in oncology and a heart for the underserved earned a 1st place award in the Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) 2020 Research Competition: Research Abstract Category for their work with women, children, and health care providers in Kenya on the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer.

Sixty KCU Students Become Members of Gold Humanism Honor Society

Oct 16, 2020

Kansas City University (KCU) continued its commitment to fostering the human element of medicine by installing 60 new osteopathic medical students from the Class of 2021 into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

KCU professor's medical mission trips featured in The Saturday Evening Post

Sep 17, 2020
Dr. Gautam Desai, professor of Primary Care, focuses on Global Medicine and leads KCU osteopathic medical students on several annual medical mission trips. The...

Kansas City University Student receives national award for work in public health

Aug 12, 2020

Kansas City University is pleased to announce that second-year medical student Joe Li, of Brooklyn, New York, has received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award.

Missouri Medical Student Named AOF Student Director Board Member

Jan 22, 2020

Comfort Orebayo, second-year osteopathic medical student at Kansas City University-Joplin, serves a two-year term as Student Director within the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine's (AACOM) Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP).

KCU graduate wins award for work in medical informatics

Dec 16, 2019
Not all research scientists conduct their work wearing white coats in labs testing cells in a petri dish. A new wave of research is being conducted via...

KCU Named Great College To Work For Two Years In A Row

Oct 3, 2019
The results are based on a survey of 236 colleges and universities of the more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the country. Only 85 institutions,...

KCU-Joplin Receives $50,000 Grant to Support Outreach to Children

Jun 27, 2019

With the support of the Philanthropic Society’s grant, KCU will expand Score 1 to serve all 11 of the elementary schools in the Joplin School District during the next school year.

KCU Alum Saves Man's Life From Frightening Deluge

Apr 10, 2019
“I remember thinking, it’s not this guy’s day to die,” said Russell Bowman, a KCU alum from the class of 1989,  as he was briefed...