KCU News: March 2016

KCU Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Medical School in Joplin Missouri

Mar 30, 2016

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 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.