Alumni

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.

Family legacy continues at KCU

By Kris Nichols Oct 14, 2022

In 1952 Norbert Conrad graduated from the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. Fast forward 70 years, his alma mater, now known as Kansas City University (KCU), has a very different learning environment, yet the same values remain.

Landing on her feet: KCU-COB alumna first-authors paper in PNAS

By Haley Reardon Oct 11, 2022

Her work alongside Doug Bittel, PhD, KCU professor of biosciences, helped KCU-College of Biosciences alum (’19) Allison Ogren develop patience and the ability to pivot when things don’t go as planned. As part of her thesis, she worked with Bittel at Children’s Mercy analyzing the molecular biology of congenital heart defects and post-transcriptional modifications on spliceosomal RNA. 

KCU holds first hard hat tour for College of Dental Medicine

Oct 6, 2022

Donors received a first look at the new Kansas City University (KCU) College of Dental Medicine located on the Joplin campus during a hard hat tour on October 6, 2022.

Women in Medicine Month: Dr. Kelly Reed

By Felicia Vaught Sep 21, 2022

To celebrate Women in Medicine Month, KCU speaks to alumna, Dr. Kelly Reed, on her successful career in dermatology and volunteer efforts to provide access to potentially lifesaving skin screenings.

KCU Announces Endowed Professorship for Medical Simulation

Mar 23, 2022
Kansas City University (KCU) announced on March 25, 2022, the establishment of the J. Mike Stanton, DO, FAOCA Endowed Professorship in Medical Simulation, the...

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’s Global Health Program Continues a Legacy of Service

Jun 11, 2019
Last semester, a team of more than 40 third- and fourth-year KCU osteopathic medical students traveled to Guatemala to provide health care and education to...

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...

Memories of a Med Student Bull Rider: Alum Helps Students Today

Feb 12, 2019
KCU is in the midst of a challenge, and it’s a challenge of the best kind. Bradley Vince, a 1998 graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine; Kansas...

Help KCU Students and Local Kids with a NAP Credit Donation by December 31

Dec 18, 2018

If you own a business that is based in Missouri or you generate income from certain Missouri-based activities, you have a chance to help KCU’s Score 1 for Health program and save on taxes at the same time through KCU’s NAP credit program.

From Death's Door to DO: The Amazing Story of a KCU Alum

Dec 6, 2018

When 21-year-old Miguel Hernandez woke up in the hospital after 30 days on life support and facing a life-threatening condition, he had no idea the kindness of one doctor would change his life forever.