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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

First alumna dean making her presence felt

A full schedule is nothing new for Mary Anne Jackson, M.D. ’78. Between seeing pediatric patients at Children’s Mercy, teaching at the UMKC School of Medicine and serving on national

Volunteer work gives sixth-year student great satisfaction and earns him the first Amit J. Patel Extra Mile Scholarship

Luke He, heading into his sixth year at the UMKC School of Medicine, says he does volunteer work “because I’m motivated by the impact it has made, not for my


Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series Chavez Bu


Neonatal E. coli Septicemia: From Patients to Bench

Susana Chavez-Bueno, M.D.
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine

Lunch provided
All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend

Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council Cultural Competency Speaker Series
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQIA Community: 101

Health Sciences Building, Room 4301

Kari Jo Freudigmann, M.S., UMKC assistant director, LGBTQIA programs and services
Kimberly Tilson, B.S.N., R.N., nurse care manager, TMC Behavioral Health Community Access Program; Health Science District LGBTQIA patient care advocate
This is a two-part session. Part one is a 101 basic knowledge session. Part two on October 3 is an application skills session.

Participants in part one will learn to:
* identify issues facing the LGBTQIA community
* demonstrate fundamental skills to become a community ally
* reduce the fear of reprisal and discrimination
Participants in this session may also receive 25 wellness points toward their Total Rewards benefits package.


Ophthalmology Faculty Lecture Series – Introduction to the Eye: Ocular History Taking and Basic Eye Exam
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Komal Desai, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Student Director


Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council Cultural Competency Speaker Series
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQIA Community: Application Session

Health Sciences Building, Room 3301*

Henry Ng, M.D., MPH, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Public Health, LGBT Health Advisor

LGBTQ panelists: Ask Me Anything
Application breakout sessions

UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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