Surgical Innovations
Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations

The School of Medicine's Surgical Innovations Laboratory puts the focus on patient safety. More

Dynamic Research Duo
Dynamic Research Duo

Dynamic Research Duo

Research efforts are on the rise on Hospital Hill with Paula Monaghan-Nichols, Ph.D., and husband, Mark Nichols, Ph.D., leading the charge as associate deans of research at the School of Medicine and the School Nursing and Health Studies. More

Interprofessional Education
Interprofessional Education

Interprofessional Education

School of Medicine students participate in a large-scale poverty simulation that is part of a growing Interprofessional Education program on the UMKC Health Sciences campus.

Spotlight shines on Kansas City Free Eye Clinic
Spotlight shines on Kansas City Free Eye Clinic

Spotlight shines on Kansas City Free Eye Clinic

UMKC School of Medicine volunteers from the Kansas City Free Eye Clinic attended Clinton Global Initiative University to pitch their plans for expanding their service to the refugee community in Kansas City. More

Research Fellowships on the Rise
Research Fellowships on the Rise

Research Fellowships on the Rise

A growing number of students at the UMKC School of Medicine are taking part in research fellowships from summer programs to year-long fellowships throughout the country. Find out more about student research fellowship opportunities.

Pro Re Nata

P.R.N. (“as circumstances require”) highlights current and upcoming events, trends, awards, and news for faculty/staff, students, residents, including various spotlights of departments, people, and other happenings within the School of Medicine.

P.R.N. began its existence as a printed monthly publication. It has since transitioned to an online publication, providing a forum for more up-to-date information you need to be in the know about the School of Medicine.


Exchange program brings Peking University medical students to UMKC

Two medical students, a man and a woman, are asked why they wanted to study medicine.   “Because doctors can save lives and help heal wounds,” he replies. For her, being

New event introduces third-year students to medical research

On Dec. 5, more than 100 third-year medical students presented research findings at the UMKC School of Medicine as part of their coursework in medical neuroscience. Students, in teams of

Surgical Innovations Lab puts patient safety at the forefront

At the UMKC School of Medicine’s Surgical Innovations Laboratory, Gary Sutkin, M.D., professor of surgery and associate dean for women’s health, is taking a different approach to research. As director

Baghdikian selected as Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient

Sixth-year medical student Caroline Baghdikian has been selected as a UMKC Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient for the 2017 fall semester. The vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management takes

UMKC health professions students learn together in large simulation

In Kansas City, nearly one in five residents live below the poverty line — a harsh reality shared by many patients UMKC students see on Hospital Hill and beyond. To

Research office announces eight Sarah Morrison Award recipients

The School of Medicine Student Research Program has announced six medical students and two students from the biomedical and health informatics program as recipients of the Fall 2017 Sarah Morrison

SOM announces interim chair of psychiatry

The UMKC School of Medicine has announced that Stephen Jarvis, M.D., will serve as interim academic chair of the UMKC Department of Psychiatry. Jarvis received his medical degree from University

Gummi, Nizamuddin take Kansas City Free Eye Clinic to national stage

Volunteers with the student-operated Kansas City Free Eye Clinic (KCFEC) are working to extend free eye care to the city’s refugee community. The plan took a national stage in October

Celebrating lives saved by TMC lung cancer screening

The UMKC Health Sciences District marked Lung Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday with “Smokin’ Out Lung Cancer,” a midday event that outlined the district’s early lung cancer screening, treatment and

‘Slow Medicine’ aims to foster more thoughtful care

In an age of rapidly advancing technology and conflicting economic forces, it is important to guard against overuse of medical treatments and interventions, according to Pieter Cohen, M.D. He was

Hundreds of Hospital Hill students participate in IPE poverty simulation

More than 400 students from the UMKC School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry and School of Nursing and Health Studies have taken part this fall in five

The right dose of research could help children, professor says

The challenge of finding the right dosage of medicines for young patients is complex and requires fresh thinking, J. Steven Leeder, Pharm.D., Ph.D., told the audience for the latest installment

School of Medicine announces new chair of Biomedical and Health Informatics

School of Medicine Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., has announced the appointment of Shui Qing Ye, M.D., Ph.D. as chair of the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. The appointment will

New research fellowship explores pediatric headache treatment

Two students at the UMKC School of Medicine have received a new award from the Children’s Mercy Hospital Philanthropy Fund to support research interests in neurology. Dane Stephens, a fourth-year

AAMC journal recognizes Dr. Louise Arnold

Retirement hasn’t stopped Louise Arnold, Ph.D., from being a major proponent for medical education and research. The School of Medicine’s former associate dean recently joined the list of master reviewers

Fifteen selected to join UMKC chapter of AOA honor society

The UMKC School of Medicine’s Missouri Delta chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society recently announced its newest members. The society selected 15 sixth-year students who will be

“Smokin’ Out Lung Cancer”

The UMKC Health Sciences District kicked off November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month by hosting “Smokin’ Out Lung Cancer.” Truman Medical Centers took the lead in the BBQ luncheon event, which

UMKC researchers to present late-breaking studies at cardiovascular symposium

Research studies by UMKC School of Medicine faculty researchers at the Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute have been selected for presentation at the world’s largest educational meeting for interventional

Stanford explores physicians’ role in countering intimate partner violence

Domestic violence deeply touched the life of Carol Stanford, M.D. ’79, when one of her colleagues was murdered many years ago. At a Sept. 28 lecture at the UMKC School

UMKC physician assistant student taking part in health policy fellowship

Kyle McLafferty kept one eye on his classwork and another on the legislative process during the latest legislative session in Jefferson City, Missouri. The second-year physician assistant student at the

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