KCU News

How My Masters of Biomedical Sciences Prepared Me for Medical School

Jan 30, 2018

There are many roads to medical school. There’s the direct route, straight from undergraduate education, but that’s not ideal for everyone. Some students benefit from life experiences or additional education first.

January 2018: From the Desk of the President

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Jan 25, 2018

KCU research shines through with faculty being recognized throughout the Kansas City community. KCU mourns the loss of notable alumni and our students say thank you.

Library Staff Received “Humbling” Honors for Efforts in Opening of KCU-Joplin Library

Jan 24, 2018
Humbling. Rewarding. Exciting. These are three words used by Director of Library Services for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) to...

Former AOA President and KCU Alum Passes

Jan 18, 2018
KCU regrets to announce the passing of alumnus and osteopathic leader, Donald J. Krpan, DO (COM ’67). Dr. Krpan passed away on Jan. 4 in Yorba Linda,...

KCU Research Well-Represented at KCMD Consortium

Jan 17, 2018
(L-R, Ganesh Thiagarajan, PhD (UMKC); Amy Whitaker, KCU Anatomy Fellow; Barth Wright, PhD, KCU faculty) KCU researchers joined scientists from three other...

Why We Need to Save PSLF

By Katie Kaeppler Jan 17, 2018
Congress recently released a bill called the PROSPER Act (the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, Prosperity through Educational Reform Act) that would update...

“It Was Easily the Most Terrifying 38 Minutes of My Life”

Jan 16, 2018

KCU medical student doing clerkship in Hawaii describes what happened following false report of ballistic missile threat.

Alum and KCU Legacy Dr. Leonard Smith Passes

Jan 12, 2018
KCU regretfully announces the passing of long-time friend and advocate Leonard Smith, DO (COM ’54). Dr. Smith passed on Dec. 14 in his town of Langhorne,...

Throw Out PowerPoint and Talk About Failure: How a KCU Professor Motivates Students

Jan 2, 2018
When he walks into a room filled with energized and easily distracted teenagers, Robert Walker, PhD, can quickly command their attention. What’s his...

5 Motivational Tips from KCU Educator & Mentor

Dec 20, 2017
Robert Walker, PhD, is an associate professor of Physiology at KCU and a mentor to students of all backgrounds and ages.  Here are Dr. Walker’s top...

Students Study Art to Improve Observation Skills

Dec 19, 2017
Biology, chemistry, anatomy…. and art? These are a just few of the courses medical students are studying at KCU, and that includes a course in art....

Dr. Jingsong Zhou Publishes New Study on ALS

Dec 11, 2017
Dr. Jingsong Zhou has dedicated much of her professional life to research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Because ALS affects neurological function,...