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Revered UMKC professor, clinician honored by family

Colleagues who knew Larry Piebenga, MD, speak of him with true regard as both a mentor and role model for medical research, education and patient care.  A legendary ophthalmologist and teacher

School of Medicine attracted sisters in Legacy Award winning family

Two sisters who eventually became ophthalmologists were drawn to UMKC by its innovative School of Medicine. Now, the 2019 UMKC Legacy Family Alumni Award recognizes their decades of service to

Patel lands speaking spot, promotes social media mentoring at radiology convention

Social media can play a crucial role in mentoring and sponsoring young radiologists, Amy Patel, M.D. ’11, recently told the 2018 convention of  the Radiological Society of North America. Patel was one of only

Dean Jackson helps address reappearance of polio-like disease

Cases of acute flaccid myelitis, which mainly affects children and can cause lasting paralysis, continue to be reported this fall across the U.S. When two possible cases of the polio-like

Michael Weaver’s health equity efforts, school’s diversity achievements recognized

Dr. Michael Weaver, M.D. ’77, has been recognized by the Black Health Care Coalition of Kansas City for his efforts to narrow the equity gap in health care for African



EVENTS

Feb
22
Fri
Dr. Reaner & Mr. Henry Shannon Lectureship in Minority Health
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Shannon-Lectureship

 

 

Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities: Implications for Children’s Mental Health and Well-being

Altha J. Stewart, M.D.

President of the American Psychiatric Association

Feb
23
Sat
Kansas City Dance Marathon – To benefit the Children’s Miracle Network
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
27
Wed
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Health Sciences Deans' Seminar Series

 

Reading genome function in human cells increases utility of DNA sequence variation

Toni Pastinen, Ph.D.

Director, Childrens Mercy Hospital Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine (CPGM)
Professor of Genomic Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine

Refreshments served.

Mar
1
Fri
School of Medicine Student Art Show
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students from the School of Medicine’s Art and Medicine course will display some of their original artwork during a School of Medicine Art Show on March 1 at Diastole.

The art show will take place from 5-7 p.m. All School of Medicine faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Mar
2
Sat
3rd Annual UMKC IPE Healthcare Reasoning Competition
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

IPE Healthcare Reasoning Competition

Twelve teams compete for 1st and 2nd place prizes.

Team requirements:

  • 4 members (maximum of 6 per team)
  • Maximum of 2 students per program
  • 1 M.D. program student
  • 1 Pharm. D. program student

Programs eligible:

  • Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Medicine
  • Years 2, 3, and 4 Pharmacy
  • Year 4 Bachelor’s Science Nursing
  • Year 2 Physician Assistant
  • Years 3 and 4 Dentistry


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