Take Wing Award

William D Zweig, M.D.

Alumni Reunion

April 23-25, 2015


UMKC Alumni Association


SOM Alumni News Magazine

  • Alumni News

    • UMKC study finds beta blockers can increase risk of death in noncardiac surgery

      A University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine research study has found that unless they have serious cardiac issues, patients should question the need for a beta blocker before an upcoming major surgery. The controversial practice of administering pre-surgery beta blockers to patients having noncardiac …
    • Patient safety expert discusses effort to reduce medical errors

      The Institute of Medicine’s 1999 report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, stated that up to 98,000 Americans die each year in hospitals because of preventable mistakes — or as Michael Handler, M.D. ’84, put it, “the equivalent of a jumbo jet crash …
    • School of Medicine celebrates Class of 2015

      In his first commencement address to graduating students of the School of Medicine on May 20, Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., welcomed the Class of 2015 to the medical profession and encouraged each one not to sell themselves short. As the keynote speaker, the first-year dean …
    • SOM researcher receives NIH grant to continue study of depression

      John Wang, M.D., Ph.D., endowed chair and professor of anesthesiology, received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to continue his ongoing research that could one day lead to novel pharmacotherapies and the treatments of some symptoms …