KCU News

KCU Class of 2016 Achieves 100 Percent Residency Match

Mar 29, 2016
KCU is proud to announce 100 percent of its class of 2016 students matched with a residency program of their choice by 9:30 p.m. on March 18, also known as Match Day.

KCU Hosts Nobel Prize Recipient Dr. Randy Schekman at Annual Research Symposium

Mar 25, 2016

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.

Former KCU Trustee Terry Dunn, Peggy Dunn Named Nonprofit Connect’s 2016 “Volunteers of the Year”

Mar 14, 2016

Terry and Peggy Dunn named Nonprofit Connect's 2016 “Volunteers of the Year” for their far-reaching civic leadership and volunteerism. Mr. Dunn served on the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) Board of Trustees for two terms and was chairman from 2009 to 2013; he is currently the University’s Centennial Campaign Co-Chair. Mrs. Dunn has served as mayor of Leawood, Kan., since 1997 and continues to work to positively impact the Kansas City community, including serving on the…

KCU Deans Named National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators Fellows

Mar 11, 2016

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

Mar 9, 2016

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

Mar 7, 2016

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

Feb 24, 2016

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

Jan 12, 2016

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 and Missouri Southern State University Partner to Provide "Advanced Medical Acceptance Program”

Dec 18, 2015

KCU and Missouri Southern State University Partner to Provide “Advanced Medical Acceptance Program.”

KCU Assistant Dean Anne VanGarsse, MD, Selected as Chief Medical Officer for Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County

Dec 10, 2015

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

Dec 10, 2015

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.

KCU and Harris-Stowe State University Provide Novel Path to Med School

Nov 13, 2015

KCU-COM and Harris-Stowe State University execute an agreement to create a partnership that will enhance diversity in medical school and improve cultural competency for future physicians.