KCU Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Medical School in Joplin Missouri
Leaders from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) joined partners and friends from the Joplin community to break ground on its second College of Osteopathic Medicine in Joplin, Missouri. The groundbreaking took place during a ceremony at Mercy Hospital Joplin’s former location, which was donated to serve as the campus of the new medical school.
KCU Hosts Nobel Prize Recipient Dr. Randy Schekman at Annual Research Symposium
Science took center stage in Kansas City this week as Nobel Laureate Dr. Randy Schekman arrived to celebrate the 100-year history of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) and nurture medical students who will carry on the tradition into the future.
KCU Deans Named National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators Fellows
KCU's Schoen W. Kruse, PhD, and John Graneto, DO, were inducted into the 2016 National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) Fellows by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kruse is assistant dean for academic affairs at KCU; Dr. Graneto is an associate dean.
KCU Professor Barth W. Wright, PhD, Co-Authors Scientific Article in Nature Communications
Study finds jaw anatomy, resulting dietary changes in ancient ancestor may have impacted early human development.
KCU Names Paula Gregory, DO, Dean of Joplin Campus
Paula M. Gregory, DO, will join the university as dean of its new college of osteopathic medicine in Joplin, Mo., effective June 1, 2016. The campus will enroll its first class of 150 students in the fall of 2017.
KCU Receives Nearly $40 Million from Joplin Community to Build New Medical School in Rural Missouri
The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) is closing in on $40 million in donations toward the planned development of a second College of Osteopathic Medicine in Joplin, Missouri. The Joplin Regional Medical School Alliance (JRMSA), a not-for-profit foundation formed through an alliance of medical and community leaders, has raised $29.6 million toward its $30 million pledge to KCU for the project.
KCU Kicks Off Centennial Year with Administrative Building Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
KCU hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly renovated Administration Building on Jan. 12. The ribbon-cutting ceremony served as the kickoff event for KCU’s 2016 Centennial celebration.
KCU Assistant Dean Anne VanGarsse, MD, Selected as Chief Medical Officer for Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County
The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) is pleased to announce that Anne VanGarsse, MD, assistant dean of clinical affairs and assistant professor of pediatrics, has been appointed the new chief medical officer of Health Partnership Clinic (HPC) of Johnson County.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Researcher Receives Victor E. Speas Foundation Grant
Jingsong Zhou, Ph.D., research investigator and professor of physiology at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM), received a $165,000 grant from the Victor E. Speas Foundation to support continued study of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Specifically, the grant will support additional work addressing muscle-bone crosstalk in the disease.
AOF Names Craig Dietz, DO, Physician of the Year
The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) has named Craig Dietz, DO, clinical adjunct faculty as an associate professor of internal medicine for the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) and medical director for the Kansas City CARE Clinic, as its 2015 Physician of the Year. The award recognizes an osteopathic physician who achieves greatness through integrity, commitment to service and community involvement. “We congratulate Dr. Dietz on this prestigious award by the AOF,”…