KCU News

Tips on how to treat spring allergies

By WDAF Apr 26, 2023

Are spring allergies really getting worse? Dr. Gautam Desai, professor and chair of Primary Care at KCU answers that question and shares tips on how to treat allergies that plague many patients each spring.

Celebrating the achievements of Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH (COM '81)

By Kris Nichols Apr 26, 2023

KCU is proud to announce that Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH (COM '81), was honored with the Resident Legacy Award at the Richard Staab, DO, Residency Symposium on April 1st in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

KCU Global Health combines clinical skills and compassion

By Elizabeth Alex Apr 19, 2023

When KCU student doctors entered a makeshift clinic in the aldeas of Guatemala, they were greeted with a standing ovation. In this community comprised of all ages from newborn babies to elderly abuelas, access to medical care is something to applaud.

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.

How social media affects a child's body image  

By WDAF Apr 13, 2023

KCU's Dr. Sarah Getch speaks on how social media can impact a child's body image and how parents can support their child's mental health. "Boys are just as  susceptible as girls are to this content and the impact it can have on their body," said Dr. Getch. 

KCU named as one of Kansas City’s 2023 healthiest employers

Apr 6, 2023

KCU was recently named among Kansas City’s 2023 Healthiest Employers by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Bruce Williams, DO, completes term as ACOFP president

Mar 30, 2023

Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Associate Professor of Primary Care Bruce Williams, DO, completed his one-year term as the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians president. 

KCU-CDM hosts Second Look Day for incoming students

By Haley Reardon Mar 29, 2023

Joyful! That’s the word KCU College of Dental Medicine (CDM) Founding Dean Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, used to describe the energy on campus during Second Look Day held Friday, March 24. 

Student Doctor Millie Shah wins Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant

By Haley Reardon Mar 28, 2023

Millie Shah, a second-year student attending KCU’s Joplin campus, received the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement and leadership among her peers.

KCU students participate in mass casualty disaster simulation

Mar 27, 2023

KCU-Joplin hosted a mass casualty simulation last week, which allowed students to navigate through a staged disaster. Students were able to implement their skills while professors evaluated their work.

KCU's Dr. Amy Sickel offers tips on managing anxiety

By WDAF Mar 27, 2023

Anxiety is pervasive and can occur in many different settings. KCU's Dr. Amy Sickel, director of clinical psychology training, offers practical tips to get through those anxious moments.

KCU associate professor devotes her career to kidney education

By Elizabeth Alex Mar 27, 2023

Carol Kirila, DO, KCU associate professor of Internal Medicine, says the kidneys are an organ many patients don’t know enough about. “Kidney disease is so silent and so forgotten. People don’t think about it and don’t know about it."