Pro Re Nata

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.


    • UMKC SOM plays host to medical women’s association regional conference

      The UMKC School of Medicine chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association played host to its regional conference on Nov. 20. More than 80 students and faculty from six Midwest medical schools participated in the  event focusing on advancing women in medicine. The conference featured …
    • Longtime soccer coach joins School of Medicine as advancement director

      Fred Schlichting, who spent 18 seasons as a coach with the UMKC men’s soccer team, has joined the School of Medicine as Director of Advancement. Schlichting brings an extensive background in event and logistics management, communications and relationship building to his new role. Schlichting was …
    • Eight receive Sarah Morrison Student Research Award

      The School of Medicine’s Student Research Program has announced winners of the October 2016 Sarah Morrison Student Research Awards. Eight students received awards to support their research efforts and help fund their presentations at conferences and scientific meetings. Seven of the recipients are B.A./M.D. students: …
    • SOM faculty honored as Children’s Mercy’s first Eminent Scholars

      Two UMKC School of Medicine faculty members have been honored by Children’s Mercy Hospital as its first Eminent Scholars, academic medicine’s highest honor. Michael Artman, M.D., chair of pediatrics, was named the Joyce C. Hall Eminent Scholar in Pediatrics. Tom Curran, Ph.D., FRS, professor of …
    • Sreepada receives Vice Chancellor’s Honor

      Sixth-year medical student Kartik Sreepada has been selected as a UMKC Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient for the 2016 Fall semester. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management takes nominations for the honor from each academic unit to recognize graduating students who have excelled …
    • Is Devil’s Claw the Answer?

      UMKC and MU study of herbal osteoarthritis remedy receives NIH funding A collaborative group of researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), the University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, and the International Clinical Research Institute in Overland Park, have received a $412,000 grant to …
    • UMKC, TMC and Children’s Mercy Win $930K Grant from CDC

      The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Truman Medical Centers (TMC) and Children’s Mercy have won a quality-improvement grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for diagnostic laboratory testing at TMC. The three-year grant, which will use Cerner Health Facts data, is funded up to …
    • Authority on testosterone therapy research delivers Dodge lecture

      This year’s Mark Dodge, M. D., Lectureship speaker represented excellence in patient care and a dedication to learning by sharing research findings on important questions regarding men and aging. According to Dr. Shalender Bhasin, M.B., B.S., and the 39th annual Dodge lecturer, testosterone prescription sales …
    • Goodson seeks reform in compensation for primary care physicians

      Primary care specialties are facing an uphill battle for survival, said John Goodson, M.D., a primary care advocate. Goodson, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and primary care internist at Massachusetts General Hospital, delivered the UMKC School of Medicine’s annual William H. …
    • Hasnie selected to AMA Med Student Section planning committee

      Usman Hasnie, a fourth-year medical student at the School of Medicine, was selected to a national leadership position with the American Medical Association. Hasnie was one of 15 medical students elected to a one-year term on the organization’s Committee on Long-Range Planning. The committee focuses …
    • Faculty, students present research at international conference

      A faculty member and two student researchers from the UMKC School of Medicine presented posters on lung disease during an exclusive international meeting of scientists in Dublin, Ireland in April. Agostino Molteni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology and director of student research, and sixth-year students Amanda …
    • Students chosen to national, regional APAMSA leadership roles

      Two UMKC School of Medicine students have been selected to serve in national and regional leadership positions with the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. Fourth-year student Tim Chow was recently appointed to the organization’s executive board as the chief financial officer. Elizabeth Theng, a …
    • Alumnus chosen as president-elect of American Academy of Family Physicians

      Michael Munger, M.D. ’83, FAAFP, who has practiced family medicine in the Kansas City area for more than 30 years, is the president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The organization represents nearly 125,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. As president-elect, Munger will serve …
    • New England Journal of Medicine publishes med school faculty member report on e-cigarettes

      The New England Journal of Medicine has published a report by Chitra Dinakar, M.D., professor of pediatrics  at the UMKC School of Medicine. The report examines the health effects of electronic cigarettes. In the article published on Oct. 6, Dinakar and co-author George O’Connor, M.D., …
    • School of Medicine AOA chapter announces new student members

      The School of Medicine Missouri Delta chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha recently selected 12 new student members who will be inducted into the medical honor society next May. Selection to the organization is considered an honor recognizing one’s dedication to the profession and art of …
    • Psychiatry association recognizes Stuart Munro, M.D., with leadership award

      Longtime School of Medicine faculty member Stuart Munro, M.D, who served as chair of psychiatry from 2002 to 2014 and is currently an adjunct professor of medical humanities and social sciences, received the 2016 American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry Leadership Award. He …
    • Alumni receive honors as emergency medicine physician, resident

      The Missouri College of Emergency Physicians recognized two School of Medicine alumni with awards during its annual meeting. Christine Sullivan, M.D. ’85, associate dean for graduate medical education, received the organization’s R.R. Hannas Physician of the Year award. Brandon Elder, M.D. ’14, who serves as …
    • Emergency medicine students win regional Sim Wars competition

      Students from the UMKC School of Medicine returned from the Great Plains Regional Meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine with more than new insights into emergency medicine. For the first time, UMKC also brought home the championship trophy from the annual Student Sim …
    • Students win awards in Missouri ACP poster competition

      Danielle Cunningham placed third with her poster, Neuroradiologic characteristics of astrobastoma and systemic review of the literature: 2 new cases and 125 cases reported in 59 publications.
    • Faculty present School of Medicine program at European medical conference

      UMKC School of Medicine faculty presented important work on the Docent System of Medical Education, the long-term success of its graduates, and other topics to an international audience of medical educators at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) …