KCU News

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 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct 9, 2022

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, KCU is honored to recognize the contributions and influence that Hispanic Americans have made to American society. Join us this week as KCU students share how their heritage has influenced their call to medicine and what it means to advocate for the Latinx community.

KCU alumna shares her story as a breast cancer survivor

By WDAF Oct 7, 2022

October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kansas City University alumna, Dr. Deepa Halaharvi, is a breast cancer survivor and a breast cancer surgeon. She shares her unique story and a message of hope.

Anxiety screenings for adults

By WDAF Oct 7, 2022

There are new recommendations that all adults up to the age of 65 be screened for anxiety. Dr. Sarah Getch, psychologist and program director for KCU’s Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program explains why.

How should you prepare for flu season?

By WDAF Oct 7, 2022

This flu season may be more severe than the past several years. How should you prepare? Dr. Gautam Desai, Professor and Chair of Primary Care at KCU has some thoughts.

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.

What Type of Toothpaste Should You Buy?

Oct 4, 2022

Toothpastes come in various forms, including gel, creamy paste or powder, and may have similar or different ingredients. While all toothpastes differ slightly, says Dr. Erinne Kennedy, director of predoctoral education at Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, all contain the same general components.

KCU's Dr. Desai speaks on the importance of sinus health

By WDAF Sep 28, 2022

Sinus pain and pressure impacts millions of people. It is such a common problem that ear, nose, and throat surgeons who see a lot of it created a special day to talk about it. 

KCU names Dr. Steven D. Waldman, MD, JD as senior vice provost for strategic academic initiatives

Sep 26, 2022

Dr. Steven D. Waldman, MD, JD has joined Kansas City University (KCU) as senior vice provost for strategic academic initiatives.

KCU Joplin students gain experience with live patients

By KODE 12 Sep 26, 2022

Student doctors are getting a jump start on their future job through free health checks for younger Joplin students. It’s a program called “Score 1 For Health.”

KCU Joplin students get real-world experience

By Joplin Globe Sep 26, 2022

The Joplin Globe highlights KCU Joplin students getting real-world experience during the Score 1 for Health event.