KCU alumnus establishes first scholarship specifically for LGBTQ+ students
“Many marginalized and disenfranchised groups are overlooked within medicine, hence the importance of a scholarship recognizing and embracing the sexual and gender diversity within our student body. Acknowledging a deserving student for their LGBTQ+ advocacy nourishes my soul,” Ron Holt II, DO (COM ’93) explained.
Virtual reality simulators help students feel their way from preclinical study to clinical experience
When Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine in Joplin, Missouri, celebrates the opening of its new dental school June 26 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the school will have four virtual reality simulators in place for the start of classes on July 31.
A closer look at KCU-COM Joplin Campus Dean Kenneth Heiles, DO
His first patient, an 11-year-old girl, came to the office with severe abdominal pain. Dr. Heiles suspected acute appendicitis, a diagnosis that would require surgery. As a newcomer to the community, he had to rely on his resourcefulness to get his patient the care she needed.
Strong women form founding core of new KCU dental school in Joplin
Call them the Founding Five. Call them the Fluoride Five. Dr. Linda Niessen, the dean of Kansas City University’s new dental school in Joplin, has gathered around her a strong core of insightful female doctors to create the curriculum and culture that will guide the first students who enter this school on July 31, 2023.
KCU alumna and primary care physician makes her mark on the future of medicine
It is obvious that Karen Evans, DO (COM '00), loves her work as a primary care physician. You can tell by the way she lights up when she talks about her patients. Primary care is a love she shares with her father, Robert Frayser, DO (COM '87).
KCU and FAMU sign partnership agreement
Kansas City University and Florida A&M University, a historically Black College and University in Tallahassee, Florida signed a partnership agreement that will enable FAMU students interested in health sciences careers gain admission to KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Dental Medicine or College of Biosciences.
KCU alumna and breast cancer survivor helps others battle the disease
Deepa Halaharvi, DO (COM '08), knows how her breast cancer patients feel...because she’s been there.