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UMKC Health Sciences District to serve as presenting sponsor for 2018 Hospital Hill Run

The UMKC Health Sciences District has agreed to serve as presenting sponsor for the 2018 Hospital Hill Run scheduled for June 1 and 2 in downtown Kansas City.

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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 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.

 

 

 


  • 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 Charities of Kansas City

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.

Three Cheers!

Triplets

From Good Morning America to the U.K’s Daily Mail to Nairobi News, the births of identical triplets is drawing international attention to the teamwork happening in the UMKC Health Sciences District.

Baby boys Abishai, Elkanah and Ron Choge were born at Truman Medical Centers (TMC) on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Dr. Emanuel Vlastos, the Medical Director of Fetal Therapy at Children’s Mercy delivered the triplets. Dr. Vlastos has said the odds of having naturally occurring, identical triplets are one in a million.

The triplets’ parents, Caleb and Nicole Choge, have a unique story. Nicole is from Ottawa, Kansas. She met Caleb, who’s from Kenya, while he was in the United States, studying to become a pilot. The couple married and decided to call Kenya home. They are parents to a darling two-year-old Corban.

When doctors in Kenya discovered Nicole was carrying multiples, the family headed back to Kansas City. Nicole credits divine intervention for connecting her with Dr. Vlastos at Children’s Mercy. Since Nicole was passionate about avoiding a cesarean section, the birth was scheduled at TMC. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit teams were lined up and ready to care for the babies, who were born at just 34 weeks.

It may seem odd that a mother start her care at one medical center and deliver at another, but because of the unique partnership in the UMKC Health Science District, this kind of cooperation happens frequently. Children’s Mercy doctors from its Fetal Health Center and neonatology team staff TMC’s NICU. Through this collaboration, the two hospitals’ teams of experts train for extraordinary circumstances every day, and families know we’re ready for anything.

Dr. Joshua Petrikin, a neonatologist at Children’s Mercy and the Medical Director of Truman Medical Center’s NICU, says the babies born that early can face significant health challenges, but noted that the Choge triplets didn’t seem to notice that were born early.

The family was thrilled that just after a few weeks in the NICU, the triplets were ready to go home and meet their big brother.  We wish them well.

A family friend has started a Go Fund Me Page. To visit, click here.

To read/view media reports, follow these links:
The Kansas City Star
ABC News
Inside Edition
KMBC
KSHB
KCTV
FOX4

 

Amazing Strides: Children’s Mercy Patient Walks on Life SupportAmazing Strides: Children’s Mercy Patient Walks on Life Support

16-year-old Zei Uwadia was a healthy teenager until she was admitted to the hospital suffering from shortness of breath on October 29. Her lungs quickly declined and stopped functioning without any explanation, and her condition remains a medical mystery to this day. On Nov. 6, Zei was placed on an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine to keep her alive. Basically, the machine acts as her lungs to deliver oxygen to her blood.

 

To learn more about Zei’s and her journey, read CNN’s article: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/health/teen-walks-on-life-support-exclusive-profile/index.html.

 

Betty Drees appointed president of the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Drees, Betty
Former School of Medicine Dean Betty M. Drees, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been appointed president of the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

 

Small Insulin Study, Huge Diabetes Concerns

Allen Carter

Photo by Brandon Parigo, Strategic Marketing and Communications

Adjunct and alumnus Alan Carter’s research is rocking the industry.

 

 

Hospital Hill Run Foundation to Give $25K Grant to Kansas City Police Athletic League to Launch New Youth Running Club

The Hospital Hill Run Foundation will support Kansas City’s Police Athletic League (PAL) for the second year in a row with a $25,000 grant as part of the 45th Annual Hospital Hill Run event.

 

UMKC Health Sciences District to serve as presenting sponsor for 2018 Hospital Hill Run

UMKC School of Medicine Hospital Hill Run 5k at Crown CenterThe UMKC Health Sciences District has agreed to serve as presenting sponsor for the 2018 Hospital Hill Run scheduled for June 1 and 2 in downtown Kansas City.

 

Celebrating patients saved by lung cancer screening


The UMKC Health Sciences District marked Lung Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday with “Smokin’ Out Lung Cancer,” which outlined Truman Medical Center’s lung cancer screening and prevention efforts.

 

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.

 

Pharmacy student develops blood monitoring app

A UMKC School of Pharmacy student has created a new health care app designed to help patients with blood conditions monitor their health. The app, called HemoTool, is free through the iPhone App Store and was recently featured on KSHB TV-41 News:  http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/umkc-school-of-pharmacy-student-hopes-to-improve-healthcare.

 

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