Women in Medicine Month
Women in Medicine Month

Women in Medicine Month

The School of Medicine sponsored the annual Sirridge Lecture with alumna Dana Suskind, M.D., director of the Thirty Million Word initiative, during Women in Medicine Month. More >>

Reaching the Community
Reaching the Community

Reaching the Community

School of Medicine researcher Kim Smolderen, Ph.D., is leading a project to raise community awareness of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and the cardiovascular risks associated with it in one of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. More >>

Summer Scholars
Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars

A new STAHR Summer Scholars program for college students provides experiences to support student academic progression and retention in health professions programs. More >>

Diversity: A program of excellence
Diversity: A program of excellence

Diversity: A program of excellence

Diversity and inclusion are important elements of educating future physicians at the UMKC School of Medicine. INSIGHT Into Diversity, a national diversity-focused publication, has recognized the School of Medicine with a 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. More >>

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.

NEWS

Thirty Million Words initiative founder presents annual Sirridge Lecture

One of the best things parents can do for their young children to help them succeed in life is to talk to them. A lot. Dana Suskind, M.D., has spent

Sekhon awarded fellowship in tropical medicine

Through a previous medical outreach journey to Nicaragua, Subhjit Sekhon saw first-hand the dire need for health care services in some of the remote and underserved areas of the world.

AAFP honors UMKC School of Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group

A productive year of sponsoring and participating in community services and professional development program has earned the UMKC School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Interest Group the 2019 Program of Excellence

In Memoriam: Dr. Alan Salkind

Alan Salkind, M.D., who served nearly 20 years as a member of the UMKC School of Medicine faculty, died on Sept. 3 at Saint Luke’s Hospice House following a short

Office of Student Affairs welcomes Bridgette Jones, M.D., as assistant academic dean

The School of Medicine has announced that Bridgette Jones, M.D., M.S., has joined the Office of Student Affairs in a new role of assistant academic dean. In this position, Jones

Leader in early language development to present 2019 Sirridge Lecture

Dana Suskind, M.D., a 1992 graduate of the School of Medicine and nationally recognized leader in early language development, will present to 2019 William and Marjorie Sirridge Annual Lecture on

New School of Medicine class begins its journey with InDOCtrination ceremony

A class of 109 first-year students marched into the UMKC Student Union for the UMKC School of Medicine’s annual InDOCtrination ceremony on Friday, Aug. 16, taking the first step in

Class of 2025 enjoys move-in day

Excitement filled the air Thursday morning at the Oak Street Hall, and it was easy to see why. It was move-in day for the dozens of members of the UMKC



EVENTS

Sep
25
Wed
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series Chavez Bu

 


Neonatal E. coli Septicemia: From Patients to Bench

Susana Chavez-Bueno, M.D.
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine

Lunch provided
All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend

Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council Cultural Competency Speaker Series
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQIA Community: 101

Health Sciences Building, Room 4301

Kari Jo Freudigmann, M.S., UMKC assistant director, LGBTQIA programs and services
Kimberly Tilson, B.S.N., R.N., nurse care manager, TMC Behavioral Health Community Access Program; Health Science District LGBTQIA patient care advocate
This is a two-part session. Part one is a 101 basic knowledge session. Part two on October 3 is an application skills session.

Participants in part one will learn to:
* identify issues facing the LGBTQIA community
* demonstrate fundamental skills to become a community ally
* reduce the fear of reprisal and discrimination
Participants in this session may also receive 25 wellness points toward their Total Rewards benefits package.

 

Sep
30
Mon
Ophthalmology Faculty Lecture Series – Introduction to the Eye: Ocular History Taking and Basic Eye Exam
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Komal Desai, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Student Director

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS

Oct
3
Thu
Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council Cultural Competency Speaker Series
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQIA Community: Application Session

Health Sciences Building, Room 3301*

Henry Ng, M.D., MPH, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Public Health, LGBT Health Advisor

LGBTQ panelists: Ask Me Anything
Application breakout sessions

Oct
8
Tue
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oct
30
Wed
Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council Cultural Competency Speaker Series
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Biodiversity and the Medicines from Nature

Cesar Compadre, Ph.D., professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; director, Biomedical Visualization Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/CCSSregistration.

Because of space considerations, registration is encouraged but not required.

Also available online via Zoom at https://umkc.zoom.us/j/8162352833.

Nov
12
Tue
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
28
Thu
Thanksgiving Day Holiday – University Closed
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Dec
10
Tue
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dec
25
Wed
University Holiday – University Closed
Dec 25 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day


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