KCU News

KCU students study the effects of deep breathing

Aug 3, 2022

In dangerous situations, blood pressure rises and heart rates increase as adrenaline and cortisol flood the bloodstream.

KCU-COM celebrates student doctors with dual white coat ceremonies

Jul 31, 2022

The white coating ceremony is an important rite of passage for KCU medical students. When faculty place white coats on students, they are sending them on a path to maintain the code of ethics and responsibility that come with being an osteopathic physician.

Inside KCU - July 2022

Jul 14, 2022

Dear KCU Community, I want to welcome new and returning students to our campuses as we begin this new academic year! With orientation activities in full swing this week for our College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2026, it’s been great to see students back in Joplin and Kansas City.

Dr. Linda C. Niessen Named Among Most Influential People in Dentistry

Jul 13, 2022

Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine has named Linda C. Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine dean and vice provost for oral health affairs, among its 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry for 2022.

Bill Patterson Joins KCU as Executive Director University Relations

Jul 8, 2022

Kansas City University has named Bill Patterson as the university’s executive director of university relations.

Kenneth Heiles, DO, Named Campus Dean for KCU-Joplin College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jul 8, 2022

Kansas City University announces the appointment of Kenneth Heiles, DO, as campus dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine – Joplin.

Doctors and dentists in the making

Jun 28, 2022

High school students from across Southwest Missouri spent a day at KCU-Joplin learning about osteopathic medicine.

Inside KCU - June 2022

Jun 24, 2022

At KCU, we are proud of the many ways our campus communities embrace inclusion. A new and recent effort to expand the reach of our physician training curriculum includes the often-ignored topics such as caring for LGBTQIA+ patients, patients with HIV or substance use disorders and poverty which lead to poor access of care. KCU graduates will be uniquely prepared to improve the well-being of the communities we serve.

KCU honors Joplin campus dean

Jun 24, 2022

Kansas City University faculty and staff celebrated Laura Rosch, DO and her service as Joplin campus dean on Thursday, June 23.

The Fountain of Good Life

Jun 16, 2022

In October 2021, Kansas City University (KCU) added an important piece of Kansas City history to its north campus.

KCU teaches future health professionals to thrive rather than merely survive

Jun 12, 2022
In a world where health professionals struggle with mental exhaustion and burnout, this fall KCU will introduce a new program to help its students and future...

Learning by listening to lived experience

Jun 7, 2022

Redlining. Stigma. Systemic racism. How do these three terms relate to becoming a physician? For Benjamin Grin, MD, assistant professor of Primary Care, knowing the definition of those terms and how they impact the underserved can make all the difference; for the health of patients and for the skills of future doctors.