ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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CMH Office of Faculty Development Micro-Session: Engaging in Community Advocacy 12:00 pm
CMH Office of Faculty Development Micro-Session: Engaging in Community Advocacy @ CMH Adele Hall Campus (Main)
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Micro-Session: Engaging in Community Advocacy – Review structural and sociological mechanisms that can influence health outcomes – Discuss advocacy strategies at multiple levels of the socioecological framework – Identify methods to identify and become involved[...]
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CMH Grand Rounds 8:00 am
CMH Grand Rounds @ CMH Adele Hall Auditorium
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
 
CMH Grand Rounds: Resiliency in Training 8:00 am
CMH Grand Rounds: Resiliency in Training @ CMH Auditorium (Adele Hall Campus)
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Resiliency in Training, by Jeong Hyun MD, Pediatric Surgery Fellow, Children’s Mercy Kansas City      This is Surgery Grand Rounds
Noon Conference: H/O – Iron Overload (Dr. Cossor) 12:15 pm
Noon Conference: H/O – Iron Overload (Dr. Cossor) @ UMKC School of Medicine Theater B
Apr 11 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
 
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UMKC Apple One Day Sale – Save Up to $400!
UMKC Apple One Day Sale – Save Up to $400! @ UMKC Health Sciences Bookstore 2417 Charlotte St | Kansas City, MO 64108
Apr 17 all-day
UMKC Apple One Day Sale - Save Up to $400! @ UMKC Health Sciences Bookstore 2417 Charlotte St | Kansas City, MO 64108
HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENT RESEARCH SUMMIT 3:00 pm
HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENT RESEARCH SUMMIT @ UMKC Volker Campus Student Union Room 401
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What is the Health Sciences Student Research Summit? The research summit fosters research collaborations across disciplines and schools that will produce economic, health, education and quality-of-life benefits for the greater Kansas City community. It is[...]
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CMH Grand Rounds 8:00 am
CMH Grand Rounds @ CMH Adele Hall Auditorium
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
 
CMH Grand Rounds: Evidence-based screening for pediatric abusive head trauma 8:00 am
CMH Grand Rounds: Evidence-based screening for pediatric abusive head trauma @ CMH Auditorium (Adele Hall Campus)
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Evidence-based screening for pediatric abusive head trauma, by Kent Hymel MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrician, Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics within the Penn State Hershey Center for Child Protection
Noon Conference: H/O – Acquired Hemolytic Anemia (Dr. Toor) 12:15 pm
Noon Conference: H/O – Acquired Hemolytic Anemia (Dr. Toor) @ UMKC School of Medicine Theater B
Apr 18 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
 
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CMH Grand Rounds 8:00 am
CMH Grand Rounds @ CMH Adele Hall Auditorium
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
 
CMH Grand Rounds: Health Equity and Ecosystems: Stretching Beyond the False Finish Lines of Diversity and Health Disparities 8:00 am
CMH Grand Rounds: Health Equity and Ecosystems: Stretching Beyond the False Finish Lines of Diversity and Health Disparities @ CMH Auditorium (Adele Hall Campus)
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
April 25 – Health Equity and Ecosystems:  Stretching Beyond the False Finish Lines of Diversity and Health Disparities, by Bethany Johnson-Javois MSW, CEO, St. Louis Integrated Health Network, and Heidi Miller MD, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Family[...]
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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.

Discounted registration for 2019 Hospital Hill Run

Hospital Hill Run

The UMKC Health Sciences District is once again pleased to serve as an event sponsor for one of the oldest and most-storied races in Missouri: the 46th Annual Hospital Hill Run, which returns to Kansas City on Saturday, June 1.

This year’s race event will take place on one day, with the starting and finishing lines for all three race distances – 5K, 10K, and half marathon – set up at Kansas City’s Crown Center.

Through the sponsorship, all UMKC running enthusiasts, faculty, staff, students and alumni may receive a 20 percent discount on registration for any race distance. Just use the code: UMKCDISC19. Register here.

Over the years, more than 170,000 athletes of all levels from across the world have participated in this event. Originated by UMKC School of Medicine founder Dr. E. Grey Dimond, M.D., the Hospital Hill Run served as host to the first USATF National Championship half marathon in 2002. In 2013, the race was recognized by Runner’s World Magazine as the 11th best half marathon in the United States.

UMKC faculty, staff, students and alumni who aren’t participating in the races may serve in one of many volunteer roles. Volunteers are the backbone of the Hospital Hill Run. Individuals and groups are needed to help unwrap medals; pack post-race food packets; sort, stack, and pass out t-shirts; distribute race bibs; set up and staff aid stations; cheer and steer participants on course; award medals; hand out wet towels, food, and hydration at the finish line; and help with event clean up. Volunteers may register here.



It’s an active spring in the Health Sciences District

Public Health

The warm weather is here – and the UMKC Health Sciences District has a number of upcoming healthy initiatives for staff, students and faculty. Whether it’s an e-bike rental or a walking group, the District is working to get everyone active and outdoors.

The Health Sciences District Run/Walk club has begun again this year. Each weekday over the lunch hour, you can join fellow students, faculty, staff and friends from throughout the district to run or walk the 2.5-mile route. If you’re interested in participating, the group meets at 24th St. and Charlotte – just look for the Run/Walk sign. New this year: the group is putting together a team to participate in the Hospital Hill Run.

Unlike past year’s, this year’s race will take place on Saturday, June 1. The starting and finishing lines for all three race distances – 5K, 10K, and half marathon – will be set up at Kansas City’s Crown Center. All UMKC running enthusiasts, faculty, staff, students and alumni, may receive a 20 percent discount on registration. To sign up for any of the day’s races, use the code UMKCDISC19. Register at  hospitalhillrun.com. If you’re not participating as a runner but would still like to get involved, the event is looking for volunteers. Contact Alison Troutwine at alison.troutwine@tmcmed.org for more information.

On April 24, the District is hosting a free pop-up yoga class. Start time is at 5:15 pm. The class will be held outdoors in the green amphitheater space on the NE Corner of 25th St. and Holmes Rd. All registered participants will be entered to win a free yoga mat and a gift card from Ruby Jean’s Juicery. If interested, bring your own mat and register at umkchealthsciencesdistrict.org.

And if you need help getting around to all these fun activities, the District has you covered. RideKC Bike has released a new fleet of smart, electric-assisted bikes housed in the district for bike share users. They are already available just outside the UMKC Health Sciences Bookstore, and you can start or end your trip at any RideKC Bike hub around the city. To. Get started, download the Drop Mobility app to find bikes and hub locations near you. Your first ride is free.

The district is committed to encouraging a healthy lifestyle throughout our District community. It’s a perfect time to enjoy this beautiful weather and take advantage of these great offerings.



New UMKC Public Health Program

Public Health

The University of Missouri-Kansas City took another step forward in shaping the future of health care. In the fall, it welcomed the first class of students into the new Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program.

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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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Contact Us

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