ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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.

 

 

 



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  • 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.

Oct
18
Thu
Grand Rounds – Just Below the Surface: Intimate Partner Violence, Power, and Control in Pediatric Healthcare Settings @ CMH Auditorium (Adele Hall Campus)
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Just Below the Surface:  Intimate Partner Violence, Power, and Control in Pediatric Healthcare Settings, by Kim Randell MD, MSc, Emergency Department Physician, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Jennifer Stallbaumer-Rouyer LCSW, LSCSW, Social Worker, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, and Tayna Draper-Douthit, MSW, LSCSW, Director of Community Programs, Rose Brooks Center


 

Grand Rounds is held in the CMH Auditorium (Adele Hall Campus), and is remote broadcast to KU Pediatrics, as well as 10+ Children’s Mercy locations.  Coffee, hot water for tea, and ice water will be available.  Please mark your calendars now, and plan to join us as your schedule allows, on the following Thursday mornings in September, for Grand Rounds from 8 – 9 a.m.

 

Make plans now to attend!

If you miss Grand Rounds, know that many of the sessions are available to view,

(and earn CME credit) for 2 months following the live event.

To learn more, visit Grand Rounds on line at:  https://www.childrensmercy.org/grandrounds/

Oct
19
Fri
SOPHE (Society for Public Health Education) Fall meeting @ Kansas City Health Department
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
2
Fri
William Goodson Jr., M.D. Memorial Lectureship 2018 @ Theater C
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

UMKC School of Medicine, Dean’s Lectureship Series

Leah Marcotte, M.D.

Care Transitions: Policy, Evidence, and Emerging Roles in Primary Care

William Goodson Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture

Noon, November, 2, 2018

School of Medicine, Theater B

Nov
8
Thu
Mark Dodge, M.D., Lectureship 2018 @ Theater C
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

UMKC School of Medicine, Dean’s Lectureship Series

Dec
6
Thu
Heartland Health Equity Conference
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm

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Feb
22
Fri
Dr. Reaner & Mr. Henry Shannon Lectureship in Minority Health 2019 @ Theater C
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

UMKC School of Medicine, Dean’s Lectureship Series



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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.

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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Health Professions Mentoring Program is Changing Lives

School of Nursing and Health Studies awarded additional funding for KC HealthTracks

In the summer of 2015, 17 students from under-resourced high schools in the Kansas City area took their first steps on a journey toward futures career in healthcare. Now, in 2018, those students are taking another big step as they transition from high school to higher education.

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UMKC Health Sciences District names project manager

The UMKC Health Sciences District has announced the appointment of Alison Troutwine as project manager for the District. She will be working out of Truman Medical Centers.

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Children’s Mercy Names New President and CEO

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Following a 10-month nationwide search, Children’s Mercy Kansas City today announced Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE, as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1.

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Interim Dean Appointed at School of Medicine

Mary Anne Jackson, M.D., has been appointed interim dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Mary Anne Jackson, M.D., has been appointed interim dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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VIDEO SERIES OFFERS TRAINING TIPS FOR THE 2018 HOSPITAL HILL RUN

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

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BANNERS MARK UMKC HEALTH SCIENCES DISTRICT

A Banner Day

Monday was truly a banner day for the UMKC Health Sciences District as banners started going up on light poles ringing the area bounded by 22nd Street, Gillham Road, 25th Street and Troost.

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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.

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Contact Us

Alison Troutwine
Project Manager
UMKC Health Sciences District
816-404-2532
info@healthsciencesdistrict.org