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Kansas City’s leading health care institutions team up to create health district

With a collaboration unlike any other in the nation, many of Kansas City’s leading health care institutions have joined forces to form the UMKC Health Sciences District.

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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
  • 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 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.

 

 

 


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

UMKC Health Sciences District Map

 

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.

Kansas City’s leading health care institutions team up to create health district

With a collaboration unlike any other in the nation, many of Kansas City’s leading health care institutions recently joined forces to form the UMKC Health Sciences District.

 

Children’s Mercy patients benefit from new cancer gene therapy

Children’s Mercy, a hospital partner in the new UMKC Health Sciences District, served as an initial site in a trial of the first U.S.-approved cancer gene therapy for children and young adults.

 

UMKC students working to reduce surgical errors

The work that engineering and medical students are doing at UMKC could one day save your life in a hospital.

 

Pharm to farm program teaching pharmacists how to serve in rural America

UMKC Clinical Associate Professor Kelly Cochran combines classroom and farm experiences to teach future pharmacists at the UMKC School of Pharmacy.

 

UMKC Dental Clinic provides local patients discounted dental care

Students and faculty of the UMKC School of Dentistry are committed to providing the finest oral health care, offering patients services from preventive dental hygiene services to general dentistry and specialty services.

 

UMKC nursing professor uses equine therapy with patients

Sharon White-Lewis, director of UMKC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and an associate professor, takes her 175-pound miniature palomino horse to hospitals, hospice centers, domestic violence shelters, retirement communities and inpatient mental health facilities for children and adolescents.

 

TMC’s Trauma-informed care transforms Lee’s Summit school

At Summit Ridge Academy in Lee’s Summit, Principal Andy Campbell adopted the trauma-sensitive discipline approach learned through Truman Medical Center, one of the UMKC Health Sciences District partners.

 

 

Contact Us

Alison Troutwine
UMKC HSD Coordinator
UMKC School of Medicine
2411 Holmes, M1-110
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-235-1808