KCU News

How to stay safe in extreme heat

By WDAF Jun 21, 2023

We are moving into the heat of the summer when extreme temperatures can be dangerous, even deadly. Dr. Gautam Desai, Professor and Chair of Primary Care at Kansas City University spoke on WDAF TV about staying safe in the heat.

Using technology to help mental health

By WDAF Jun 21, 2023

Can technology play a role in solving the nation’s mental health crisis? Dr. Sarah Getch, program director of KCU’s PsyD program discusses the tech trend and the new software coming to some smart phones.

KCU alumnus establishes first scholarship specifically for LGBTQ+ students

By Felicia Vaught Jun 20, 2023

“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.

Coping with dental anxiety

By KSNF Jun 20, 2023

Lots of people battle with anxiety when faced with sitting in the dental chair. KCU's College of Dental Medicine Founding Dean Linda Niessen, DMD, speaks with Local News Today on techniques to use to cope with dental anxiety.

Stroke warning signs and keys to prevention

By KSNF Jun 15, 2023

As many as one in four adults may experience a stroke in their lifetime. KCU’s Dr. Ken Stewart discusses the different types of strokes, their signs and symptoms and tips for prevention.

Virtual reality simulators help students feel their way from preclinical study to clinical experience

Jun 15, 2023

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

By Haley Reardon Jun 13, 2023

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

By Joplin Globe Jun 13, 2023

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

Jun 12, 2023

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

By Elizabeth Alex Jun 7, 2023

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.

Keeping children safe in the summer sun

By WDAF Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Kelly Reed, a KCU alumna, is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. She appeared on WDAF-TV with tips for parents on keeping children safe while out in the sun.

KCU alumna and breast cancer survivor helps others battle the disease

May 31, 2023

Deepa Halaharvi, DO (COM '08), knows how her breast cancer patients feel...because she’s been there.