Kansas City University recognized for “groundbreaking” pancreatic cancer research

By Elizabeth Alex Aug 24, 2023

Kansas City University (KCU) Associate Professor Ehab Sarsour, MSc, PhD, and student-researchers have discovered a new and promising avenue for treating pancreatic cancer by treating the tumor microenvironment by repurposing a drug designed for hyperlipidemia.

Leprosy study led by KCU-GME team receives national attention

By Haley Reardon Aug 8, 2023

A Case Report of Leprosy in Central Florida led by a team from Kansas City University’s Graduate Medical Education Consortium has received widespread recognition.

KCU begins research into how babies detect emotion

Jul 25, 2023

KCU's Dr. Nicki Zieber hopes her research can be used by medical professionals, educators and parents. "This has implications for developmental disorder, such as autism, where attention to social objects is abnormally developing. The earlier we can research visual attention in infancy, the earlier we can detect whether certain infants are displaying abnormal signs of attention."

Collaboration with the American Association of Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research provides new avenue for KCU students

By Haley Reardon Jul 10, 2023

Sharon Gordon, DDS, associate dean for academic affairs and research at KCU College of Dental Medicine, serves as councilor for the Missouri Section of the American Association of Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research. The new section, formed in 2022, strives to stimulate research collaborations across institutions as well as to provide opportunities for students and trainees to engage in research.

KCU’s 2023 Research Symposium wraps up with several student award winners

By Haley Reardon Apr 18, 2023

The four-day event offered students a platform to showcase their research endeavors and distinguish themselves with a more competitive edge when it comes to residency placement.

KCU researcher receives grant from international consortia to study ALS pathophysiology

By Elizabeth Alex Feb 3, 2023

KCU Professor of Biosciences Abdulbaki Agbas, PhD, MSc, will share in a projected $1.5 million grant over the course of three years to study the accumulation of TDP-43 in platelets that is relevant to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathophysiology. This international consortium is funded by Boston-based Target ALS Foundation.

Frontiers CTSI spotlights KCU's dean of the College of Biosciences Dr. Robert White

Jan 10, 2023

With his unmistakable Boston accent and the excitement in his voice, you can tell how passionate KCU's dean of the College of Biosciences Dr. Robert White is about his research and teaching. 

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 Professor and Researcher Joins Search for Clues into Recently Discovered Dementia

Jan 5, 2021
As the world of science looks for cures in the battle against dementia, researchers have identified a new enemy. A newly-named pathway to dementia that has...

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.

KCU Research Symposium Celebrates Student Science

Jun 3, 2020

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the delivery of the Research Symposium event, but it did not change the enthusiasm and passion for its faculty and students’ medical research.

Animal health research offers valuable opportunities to KCU students

Feb 5, 2020

KCU offers research opportunities in animal health.