KCU News

KCU's Dr. Ken Stewart explains how to avoid tick bites

By KSNF May 9, 2023

Tick bites are nothing to take lightly. Ticks can cause severe illness, allergies to meat and even death. KCU's Dr. Ken Stewart explains how to avoid tick bites in his monthly segment on Living Well.

Recent KCU graduates celebrate couples match

By Felicia Vaught May 7, 2023

With the excitement of commencement still in the air, two new graduates from Kansas City University (KCU) Farber-McIntire Joplin Campus are now celebrating a successful couples match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

KCU's Dr. Getch speaks on the importance of connections in the workplace

By WDAF May 3, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and during this time, KCU's Dr. Sarah Getch will join the morning team at WDAF-TV to talk about mental health and staying connected. This week, Dr. Getch discusses the importance of connections at work.

KCU’s Dr. Desai shares tips on safely cleaning out your medicine cabinet

By WDAF May 3, 2023

Spring cleaning is an opportunity to eliminate clutter in our homes and deep clean places that need yearly attention. We should do the same for a critical area of our homes that often lacks this focus: our medicine cabinet and all places where safety items are stored in the house and car. 

KCU recognized with Mental Health America’s 2022-23 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

May 2, 2023

We are proud to announce that Mental Health America (MHA) has awarded KCU the 2022-23 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health. The Bell Seal is a first-of-its-kind workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.

KCU medical student matches while facing struggle of infant son’s CDH diagnosis

By Felicia Vaught May 1, 2023

Medical students are expected to learn about a wide range of diseases and treatments through textbooks, lectures and hands-on simulated experiences; however, it is tragically unexpected to learn about a disease in the classroom that would ultimately impact your own child.

Giving medical education a JUMP-Start

By Breton Silvis Apr 26, 2023

For many individuals, pursuing a career in medicine is a life-long dream that begins in childhood. To fulfill it requires the building blocks of tenacity, dedication, time and knowledge – a combination that is most often regarded as challenging but achievable. Yet, despite having these blocks in abundance, many would-be doctors are still not able to realize their dreams because they don’t have access to a component largely overlooked – a foundation of opportunity.

KCU alumna named Resident of the Year by American Academy of Osteopathy

By Elizabeth Alex Apr 26, 2023

A KCU alumna with a passion for OMM is named Resident of the Year by a national osteopathic organization.

KCU's Dr. Kennedy shines spotlight on benefits of therapy

Apr 26, 2023

KCU's Assistant Dean Curriculum and Integrated Learning Erinne Kennedy, DMD, sought out therapy when she felt burned out during dental school, and now, she is doing her part to help reduce the stigma dental students may feel in seeking support for their mental health. Read more by clicking here.

KCU's Clinical Psychology Program achieves 100 percent match rate

By Felicia Vaught Apr 26, 2023

For the third consecutive year, all of Kansas City University’s Clinical Psychology (PsyD) students matched into internships during the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match.

First-year KCU medical student receives 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award

By Elizabeth Alex Apr 26, 2023

As a first-year medical student who has not completed a full year of coursework, there is no doubt that Student Doctor Joseph Williams is committed to making an impact on his peers, the University and public health. Williams was recently honored by the Physicians Professional Advisory Committee of the U.S. Public Health Service with the 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award.

KCU's Dr. Amy Sickel provides new insight on autism

By WDAF Apr 26, 2023

April is Autism Awareness Month. Amy Sickel, PsyD, KCU director of clinical Psychology training and assistant professor shares new insight into the disorder and offers guidance for parents.