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Introducing Kansas City's new
Health Sciences District
A cooperative partnership formed by 12 neighboring health care institutions on Hospital Hill.

What is it?

The UMKC Health Sciences District strives to be a premier academic health district, engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the-science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals.

Health Care Partners

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City and its
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Dentistry
    • School of Nursing and Health Studies
    • School of Pharmacy
  • Truman Medical Centers
    • University Health
  • Children’s Mercy
  • Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department
  • Missouri Department of Mental Health Center for Behavioral Medicine
  • Jackson County Medical Examiner
  • Diastole Scholars’ Center
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

 

 


 

What is its purpose?

The UMKC Health Sciences District brings together health care partners in the Hospital Hill area. Working as one, they will create new potential for collaboration on research, grants, community outreach and shared wellness for employees, faculty, students and surrounding neighborhoods.

The UMKC Health Sciences District represents a new chapter in advancing health care, outreach and medical education throughout greater Kansas City.

 

 

 



Check out a series of Training Tips Tuesday videos to help registered participants prepare for the 2018 Hospital Hill Run.

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Truman Medical Centers
  • University Health
  • Children’s Mercy
  • Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department
  • Center for Behavioral Medicine
  • Jackson County Medical Examiner
  • Diastole Scholars’ Center
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

UMKC Health Sciences District Map

 

UMKC Health Sciences District By the Numbers

Fall 2018

 

Alumni:

21,220

Students:

3,311

Residency and Fellowship Programs:

46

Residents and Fellows:

412

Degree Programs:

19

Employees:

12,814

External funding:

Research Faculty have attracted external funding totaling:
$30,299,512

Outpatient Visits:

458,070

District Events

Follow our calendar to keep up with events and activities of the UMKC Health Sciences District and its members.

Feb
26
Tue
CMH Bioethics: Creating Moral Spaces
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
Healthcare organizations accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) are required to have processes in place that allows staff, patients, and families to address ethical issues or issues prone to conflict. This requirement has increased the prevalence of ethics committees and other ethics resources. Beyond meeting baseline accreditation standards, healthcare providers need reflective spaces within institutions in which to explore and communicate values and ethical obligations as they undergird goals of care. This webinar will explore challenges and necessary resources for creating moral spaces.

In addition to her work as an adjunct faculty member teaching applied ethics, Dr. Wocial serves as the nurse ethicist for Indiana University Health. She co-chairs the ethics consultation service at IU Health and serves on the nurse executive council and as a faculty member in the clinical ethics fellowship at the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. Her research is focused on moral distress of professional caregivers. Her current research is focused on continued development of the Moral Distress Thermometer. Dr. Wocial chairs the Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs (CECA) committee for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. She is the facilitator for the Indiana University Nursing Leadership Partnership.

Internal Medicine Noon Conference: Endo – Thyroid 101 & Thyroid Testing, Dr. L. Weide @ UMKC School of Medicine Theater B
Feb 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Feb
27
Wed
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series: Tomi Pastinen, Ph.D. @ UMKC Health Sciences Building HSB5309
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Reading genome function in human cells increases utility of DNA sequence variation

Toni Pastinen, Ph.D.

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

Refreshments served.

Feb
28
Thu
CMH Grand Rounds @ CMH Adele Hall Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mar
1
Fri
School of Medicine Art Show @ Diastole Scholars' Center
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
The 3rd Annual Interprofessional Healthcare Reasoning Competition @ UMKC Health Sciences District
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

 

Twelve interprofessional teams can sign-up to compete in a two-round, case-based
competition for 1st and 2nd place prizes.

Team requirements:

  •  Minimum 4 members, maximum of 6 members
  • Maximum of 2 students per program
  •  1 M.D. program student
  • 1 PharmD program student

Programs eligible:

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

For easy sign-up use this active link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4ea4a62ba0f94-2019
Contact Dr. Stefanie Ellison with questions at ellisonst@umkc.edu

Mar
7
Thu
CMH Grand Rounds @ CMH Adele Hall Auditorium
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mar
13
Wed
UMKC School of Medicine Faculty Development Series “Focusing on Well-being, Thriving Not Just Surviving” @ UMKC School of Medicine Theater B/C
Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Mar
14
Thu
CMH Grand Rounds @ CMH Adele Hall Auditorium
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mar
15
Fri
2019 Main Residency Match Day @ UMKC School of Medicine
Mar 15 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm


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In the News

The UMKC Health Sciences District, consisting of 12 partner institutions, is committed to sharing news of collective and individual partner efforts to enhance and expand health care research and community outreach throughout Kansas City and the surrounding region.

2019 Health Sciences Student Research Summit

What: 2019 Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Where: UMKC Student Union (5100 Cherry Street at the UMKC Volker campus)

When:  Wednesday-April 17, 2019 from 3-5 p.m.

Link for students to submit their project info they will present.

For questions, please contact Courtney Dixon at: hsdresearch@umkc.edu

 



Online Graduate Nursing Program Earns High Ranking – Again!

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies ranked No. 19 among the nation’s best online graduate nursing programs of 2019 by U.S. News and World Report, giving it at least a Top 25 ranking for the seventh year in a row.

UMKC’s ranking, released today, is the highest of any university in Missouri. Last year, UMKC also ranked high at No. 18. No other program in Missouri or Kansas ranked higher.

“Our faculty, staff and students are to be commended for creating something truly extraordinary: nationally ranked online advanced nursing programs,” said Ann Cary, dean of the school. “This is filling a critical need in workforce education and a critical need in treating patients.”

The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies is a pioneer in distance-learning programs, offering online advanced degree programs since 2002. The programs offer busy professionals a high-quality but convenient way to further their careers and meet the needs of an evolving health-care system.

The UMKC online graduate nursing program certainly fills the needs of Brandie Smith, a single mother of three school-age children who works full time as a labor-and-delivery nurse at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. She graduated in 2015 from the UMKC accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program so she knew about the highly-ranked online graduate nursing programs at UMKC. She plans to graduate with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Women’s Health in 2023, with the goal of conducting global research as a nurse practitioner who studies and teaches about treatment of diseases.

“The program allows you to go at your own pace without taking time away from family or work,” Smith said. “It’s not easy by any means – I spend 20 to 30 hours a week working on the degree. But there are great mentors, everyone is positive and encouraging…it’s a community.”

Online students are expected to participate in online discussions as if they are present in the classroom. Technology offers two-way communication in real time via multiple modes. Students also experience on-site learning through summer institutes where they are required to attend clinical training or dissertation work sessions, and deliver presentations to classmates and faculty.

UMKC offers a variety of online graduate nursing tracks, including Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and other options:

U.S. News began ranking online education in 2012. The categories include faculty credentials and training; student engagement; admissions selectivity; peer reputation; and student services and technology. U.S. News began their data comparisons with more than 500 institutions that had accredited graduate degree programs in nursing. Among the ones that replied, 159 said they offered online graduate nursing programs. The number of online nursing programs is continually growing nationwide.



Tune in to Inside Pediatrics and see stories of hope and healing from UMKC HSD partner Children’s Mercy

UMKC has long been a strong supporter of Children’s Mercy, a partner in the UMKC Health Sciences District, sharing its commitment to provide world-class pediatric health care to children in the Kansas City area and beyond. And on Jan. 27 and Jan. 30, we’ll have a first-hand opportunity to see inspiring stories of hope and healing.

Inside Pediatrics, a four-part, Emmy Award-winning documentary narrated by actor and KC-area native Paul Rudd, will air Jan. 27 and Jan. 30 on KMBC Channel 9. The series features brave families who allowed cameras to film heartwarming – and heartbreaking – moments our community won’t soon forget.

The episodes are powerful, and we’ll all feel a real sense of pride knowing our relationship with Children’s Mercy helped support the transformative work we’ll witness.

Grab some popcorn and invite your family and friends; below is the broadcast schedule:

Sunday, Jan. 27: KMBC Channel 9

6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: KMBC Channel 9

7 to 8 p.m.

 

Visit www.InsidePediatrics.com to catch all the episodes, additional bonus coverage, etc. You can also visit Facebook.com/InsidePediatrics and then share your support via your Facebook page, as well as help spread the word by tweeting out support and joining the #InsidePediatrics conversation.



UMKC School of Medicine’s Surgical Innovations Laboratory receives NIH grant to develop technology for safer surgeries

Gary Sutkin, M.D., director of the UMKC School of Medicine’s Surgical Innovations Laboratory, has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop simulation technology that can be used to prevent surgical errors.

With magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a 3-D printer, Sutkin plans to create a high-fidelity pelvic simulator and use motion analysis to identify surgical errors involved in Midurethral Sling surgery.

Sutkin, professor of surgery, serves as associate dean for women’s health and is Victor and Caroline Shutte Endowed Chair in Women’s Health at the School of Medicine. He chose this particular surgery for his research because it is common in older women and includes a high-risk step. During the procedure, the surgeon must blindly guide a sharp, pointed steel trocar past vital structures, including the bladder, bowel, and major blood vessels.

Performed to improve quality of life, the procedure also has the potential for catastrophic outcomes.

The project will use MRI to create a virtual model of a human pelvis of a patient with reproducible stress urinary incontinence. From that, a 3-D model will be printed, assembled and tested for fidelity to human tissue.

A group of five seasoned surgeon who are experts in Midurethral Surgery and five surgeons who are novices in the procedure will perform the surgery on the model. Motion analysis will collect kinematic data of shoulder, elbow, and wrist motions. The information will be combined into a 3-D model to analyze movements that lead to the most common errors: perforation of the bladder or bowel, and injury to the external iliac veins.

Sutkin’s groundbreaking research has the potential to have a major impact on the prevention of surgical errors by minimizing patient distress and health care costs. Once successful, Sutkin said he plans to incorporate the technology into the School of Medicine’s surgical residency program and apply the approach to reducing errors in other surgeries.

Original Story here.



TMC continues to grow in the UMKC Health Sciences District

On October, 30th TMC held a groundbreaking ceremony for the University Health 2 building! The new building that will house Women’s Services and Primary Care is expected in early 2020. Stay tuned for exciting developments as TMC continues to grow in the Health Sciences District!

 



UMKC Health Sciences District Research Council Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

The UMKC Health Sciences District is full of great minds working on significant projects. On Monday, October 22, physicians, nurses, researchers and professors met at the Diastole Scholars’ Center to share their ideas and research about how to curb the national opioid epidemic.

Moderated by Paula Monaghan-Nichols, Ph.D., Chair of Biomedical Sciences at the UMKC School of Medicine and Chair of the Health Sciences District Research Council, the goal of the discussion was to reach across specialties and share ideas.

A Truman Medical Centers surgeon shared how his department had not only eliminated opioids from post-surgery protocol, but had done so while increasing patient satisfaction with the healing process.

A physician from Children’s Mercy Hospital discussed research about provider prescribing habits of opioids in the Emergency Department.

And a UMKC School of Pharmacy professor talked about how scientists are formulating new forms of opioid drug alternatives.



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UMKC Wins $5.4 Million to Research Bone and Muscle Loss

 

NIH awards grant to Schools of Dentistry, Computing and Engineering and Medicine 

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry received a $5.4 million grant award as part of a $10.4 million award to the Indiana University School of Medicine from the National Institute of Aging to continue research into the effects of aging on bone and muscle loss. UMKC researchers have led the way in recognizing and studying how the two conditions — osteoporosis and sarcopenia — often occur together and may interact.

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UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies Fights Opioid Crisis

Expanding access to medication-assisted treatment in North Carolina. Providing training to drug court officials in Puerto Rico. Helping a Rhode Island grandmother start a support program for grandparents raising their grandchildren as a result of the opioid crisis.

All the above are projects the Collaborative to Advance Health Services has been collaborating on an $8 million sub award from the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with a grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to combat the opioid crisis. The Collaborative to Advance Health Services, a research group within the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies, was a sub-recipient of a grant awarded last February to AAAP.

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$3.2 million grant will go to mentoring tomorrow’s doctors, dentists and pharmacists

Students in the lab

The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration has awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine to prepare students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds for health professional careers. The UMKC schools of Dentistry and Pharmacy also are partners on this initiative.

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Contact Us

Alison Troutwine
Project Manager
UMKC Health Sciences District
816-404-2532
Info@UMKCHealthSciencesDistrict.org