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School of Medicine celebrates graduating class of 2019

More than 130 UMKC School of Medicine celebrated receiving their doctor of medicine and graduate degrees at the 2019 commencement ceremony on May 20 at Kansas City’ Kauffman Center for

Physician quality and outcomes expert Arif Kamal receives 2019 Take Wing Award

For Arif Kamal, M.D., ’05, physician quality and outcomes officer for the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, North Carolina, research is as much about solving a problem as it is

Former School of Medicine resident recognizes TMC mentor on Missouri House floor

State Rep. Jon Patterson, M.D., recognized Charles Van Way, M.D., on the floor of the Missouri House. State Rep. Jon Patterson, who completed his general surgery program in 2011 at

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


Students Lunch on the Lawn and UMKC Health Sciences District Community Connections Fair
Aug 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SOM Lunch on the lawn and Health Sciences District Community Connections Fair



Welcome to the fall semester on the Health Sciences Campus!

All Health Sciences Campus students are invited to a FREE LUNCH (bring your ID!) on the grass north of the Health Sciences Building and to visit with neighboring businesses and organizations during the Health Sciences District Community Connections Fair. The Connections Fair is also open to all Health Sciences faculty and staff.

Supported by the UMKC Health Sciences District Student Leadership Committee, the Office of Student Involvement and the Union Programming Board.

Catered by 2 Guys and a Grill

Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Creation and Refinement of the Insulin Photoactivated Depot

Simon H. Friedman, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Division pf Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Missouri – Kansas City

Lunch provided – All students and faculty are invited to attend

Labor Day Holiday – University Closed
Sep 2 all-day
Creation Station
Sep 3 all-day
Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council – Cultural Competency Speaker Series
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

SOM Maternal Mortality Rate Diversity Council Speaker Series


Maternal Mortality Rate in African American Mothers

Traci Johnson, M.D., FACOG
Board-certified OB/GYN at University Health and Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UMKC School of Medicine

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