Devils Claw Project
Dr. Mary M. Gerkovich, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics is part of a multidisciplinary team of UMKC and MU researchers conducting clinical research to investigate the value of a plant to reduce inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis.
Evidence-based Decision Making
Dr. Kim Smolderen leads the PORTRAIT study. An international project working to promote a disease-management model that will facilitate the adoption of evidence-based treatments and allow patients to have productive interactions with a team of (peripheral artery disease) PAD specialists about what treatments would be preferable for them.
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Our mission is to build excellent programs in translational research (improving health outcomes from bench to bedside) that are supported by the core disciplines of biomedical and health informatics. We aim to improve the health of our community through programs of cutting edge research, quality education and collaborative service. The links below are organized for quick and direct access to commonly sought information, forms and resources. Use the menu to the left for a more detailed and in-depth look at our degree programs (including admissions information), faculty and staff profiles, student resources, research resources and career opportunities.
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School of Medicine Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., has announced the appointment of Shui Qing Ye, M.D., Ph.D. as chair of the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. The appointment will…
Four graduate students in UMKC’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (I-Ph.D.) program have begun working toward their doctorate degree with a primary emphasis on bioinformatics through the School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical…
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Truman Medical Centers (TMC) and Children’s Mercy have won a quality-improvement grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for diagnostic laboratory testing at…
The School of Medicine has announced the appointment of An-Lin Cheng, Ph.D., as director of the Research and Statistical Consult Service in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. A…
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
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
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.
Twelve teams compete for 1st and 2nd place prizes.
- 4 members (maximum of 6 per team)
- Maximum of 2 students per program
- 1 M.D. program student
- 1 Pharm. D. program student
- 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