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2017

Feb. 15, 2017
Missouri S&T News
Katie Payne – future M.D. – Katie Payne, School of Medicine student

Feb. 8, 2017
KBIA
A Refugee Physician Discusses Travel Ban’s Impact on Rural Health: ‘It’s Devastating’ – Nabil Al-Khalisi, M.D., School of Medicine resident

Feb. 6, 2017
Cardiovascular Business
Patients undergoing TAVR show significant health status improvement at 1 year — Research by Suzanne V. Arnold, M.D., School of Medicine research assistant professor

Feb. 3, 2017
WFMJ.com
Rebecca Hierholzer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who — Rebecca Hiefholzer, UMKC SOM alumnus

Feb. 1, 2017
JAMA Cardiology
Quality-of-Life Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in an Unselected Population — Research by Suzanne V. Arnold, M.D., School of Medicine research assistant professor

2016

TodayTopics.com
Dec. 6, 2016

Adrenaline rush: Delaying epinephrine shots after cardiac arrest cuts survival rates
Paul Chan, M.D.,  professor of medicine, co-authored a research paper that states delayed epinephrine shots following cardiac arrest diminishes survival rates.

Lake Expo.Com
Nov. 1, 2016
Making sense of dueling tax issues
Michael O’Dell, M.D, chair of Family and Community Medicine, comments on the proposed tobacco taxes increases on the Nov. 8 ballot in Missouri.

PRNewswire.com
Nov. 1, 2016
Early And Sustained Quality Of Life Improvements Seen For Intermediate Risk Patients Treated With Edwards Transcatheter Valves
David Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine and director of cardiovascular research at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, talks about the benefits of a new treatment for severe aortic stenosis.

Rollingout.com
Nov. 1, 2016
Dr. William Cooper reveals the truth about hearth health with new book
William Cooper, M.D. ’92, a cardiothoracic surgeon, discusses his recently-published book, Heart Attack: Truth, Tragedy, Triumph.

New England Journal of Medicine
October 6, 2016
The Health Effect of Electronic Cigarettes
Chitra Dinakar, M.D., professor of pediatrics, discusses the health effects of e-cigarettes.

ConsumerReports
October 5, 2016
E-Cigarette explosions are more common than previously thought, report says
Chitra Dinakar, M.D., professor of pediatrics, discusses the health effects of e-cigarettes.

West Fargo Pioneeer
Sept. 13, 2016
Children’s hospitals hospitals lose millions of dollars on kids with Medicaid
Jeffrey Colvin, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, talks about how much money children’s hospitals lose in caring for Medicaid patients.

Kansas City Business Journal
UMKC gets $1M grant to create a glaucoma treatment
Peter Koulen, Ph.D., Vision Research Center director of basic research, receives a research grant from the National Eye Institute.

KCTV News
August 29, 2016
After rain, doctors discuss controlling mold in homes
Gary Salzman, M.D., professor of medicine, discusses how asthma and chronic lung disease patients are effected by mold following recent heavy rains.

Pharmacy Choice
August 22, 2016
ASNC Announces New PET Position Statement and New PET Clinical Guidelines
Timothy Bateman, M.D., professor of medicine, discusses a recently-released position statement lauding myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography (PET) imaging.

Journal of the American Heart Association
August 20, 2016
Clinical Relevance of Rehospitalizations for Unstable Angina and Unplanned Revascularization Following Acute Myocardial Infarction
John Spertus, M.D., MPH, professor of medicine, is co-author of a report  on rehospitalizations for heart patients following an acute myocardial infarction .

royals.mlb.com
August 17, 2016
Royals in the Community: Play Ball Event Highlights Weekend Outreach
Royals Welcome U.S. Air Force Medical Service

School of Medicine Alumnus Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, M.D., Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force, honored at Kansas City Royals baseball game.

CityBizList
August 4, 2016
J. Aaron Grantham, MD, Joins Corindus Vascular Robotics as CMO
J. Aaron Grantham, M.D., associate professor joins vascular robotics manufacturer as chief medical officer.

nextavenue.org
August 2, 2016
The Fifty something diet: Your body after a food splurge
James O’Keefe, M.D., professor of cardiology, discusses the effects of diet on one’s health.

JAMA
July 26, 2016
Trisomy 13 and 18—Treatment Decisions in a Stable Gray Zone
John D. Lantos, M.D., professor of pediatrics, discusses the reality that children can survive with trisomy 13 and 18.

ArkansasOnline.com
June 29, 2016
UAMS team gets $2.7M to study synthetic marijuana
Susan Abdel-Rahman, professor of pediatrics, is participating in a $2.7 study of the dangers of using synthetic marijuana with researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

ImperialValleyNews.com
June 26, 2016
NIH welcomes 52 young scientists to year-long medical research scholars program
Sachin Nair, UMKC School of Medicine student is selected to NIH student medical research program.

kmov.com, St. Louis
June 22, 2016
Health Outcomes Sciences and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute Offer New Precision Medicine Tool Now Benefitting TAVR Patients
Suzanne Arnold, M.D., and David Cohen, M.D., have developed an online calculator predicting outcomes from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Hutchinson News
June 21, 2016
Paramedic students get real-life experience at state fairgrounds
UMKC School of Medicine EMS program takes part in a field day at the Kansas state fairground.

AMA Wire
June 20, 2016
40 years of shaping medical education
Betty Drees, M.D., professor and dean emerita, discusses the benefits of membership in the American Medical Association Academic Physicians Section.

HealthDay News
June 14, 2016
ADA: Diabetes Collaborative Registry IDs Burden of Cardiac Risk
Suzanne Arnold, M.D., shares results from the Diabetes Collaborative Registry, which has collected data from more than 800,000 patients.

Medscape
June 13, 2016
As teen girls seek breast and genital surgery, experts emphasize education
Julie Strickland, M.D., M.P.H., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, discusses reasons why young girls worry about the appearance of their breasts and genitals.

KCUR-FM
June 1, 2016
As KC area’s population ages, who will treat the elderly?
Jon Dedon, M.D., associate professor of community and family medicine, talks about caring for older patients and working with students and trainees.

Washington Post
May 27, 2016
150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika
John Lantos, M.D., professor of pediatrics, joins physicians, bioethicists and scientists with public health concerns over the Zika virus.

Columbia Missourian
April 26, 2016
As medical programs strive to crank out rural physicians, the shortage grows
Story about physician shortages in rural area mentions M.D. program’s one-month rural Missouri preceptorship.

KCUR-FM
April 20, 2016
The rise of food allergies in our children
Chitra Dinakar, M.B.B.S., professor of pediatrics, discusses food allergies.

MLSsoccer.com
March 18, 2016
Sporting KC aim to educate, serve with Children’s Mercy Park partnership
Story elucidates Children’s Mercy Kansas City’s role as a teaching hospital.

The Kansas City Star
March 17, 2016
Medical team studies when an effective but sometimes risky stroke drug should be used
John Spertus, M.D., professor of medicine, discusses the use of the blood clot-dissolving drug tPA as an early treatment for stroke.

She Knows
Feb. 9, 2016
The common kids’ sitting position that could be a sign of trouble
Donna Pacicca, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, discusses anteversion during child development.

MSN.com
Jan. 26, 2016
How to add 19 years to your life
James O’Keefe, M.D., professor of medicine, describes how jogging can extend one’s life.

2015

The Washington Post
Dec. 31, 2015
The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat
Randall Thompson, M.D., professor of medicine, discusses research in mummies indicating the presence of atherosclerosis in pre-modern human beings.

Medscape
Dec. 31, 2015
Pediatric hospitals may lose the most From ACA rules
Jeffrey Colvin, M.D., J.D., associate professor of pediatrics, and colleagues describe the financial pressures the Affordable Care Act puts on pediatric hospitals.

MedPage Today
Nov. 11, 2015
RA patients who lose anti-TNF Tx have worse outcomes
Mara Becker, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, comments on medical decisions being mediated by external forces in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
October 2015
Best of the International Liver Congress 2015: Focus on fatty liver
Rajiv Chhabra, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, discusses some of the newsworthy research related to fatty liver disease presented at the annual meeting.

MedicalResearch.com
Oct. 30, 2015
Electronic health records linked to only slightly better medical care
Jonathan Enriquez, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, discusses the association of EHR use with quality of care and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction.

KHI News Service
Oct. 28, 2015
Truman clinic aims to fill health care hole in downtown KC
Leaders of Truman Medical Centers and the School of Medicine celebrated the opening of University Health, an outpatient clinic on Hospital Hill.

Medscape
Oct. 23, 2015
FDA panel backs lesinurad (Zurampic) for gout
Mara Becker, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, offers comment as a member of the voting committee.

Medpage Today
Oct. 14, 2015
TCT: everolimus-eluting stents superior for T2D
David Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., professor and Missouri Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Research, discusses stent choices for treating coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes

Boston Globe
Oct. 7, 2015
FDA official took name off papers
John Lantos, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric bioethics at Children’s Mercy, is quoted in a story about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration asking that his name be removed from scientific papers about the agency’s oversight of clinical trials.

Medscape
Oct. 1, 2015
Hyponatremia predicts mortality in Guillain-Barré syndrome
Medical student Kavelin Rumalla discusses research presented at the American Neurological Association’s annual meeting. In their report, Rumalla and his colleagues evaluated the incidence, risk factors and short-term outcomes of hyponatremia.

Street Insider
Aug. 12, 2015
Proteon Therapeutics (PRTO) begins second phase 3 study of vonapanitase
The first patient in the second Phase 3 study of a treatment for chronic kidney disease was enrolled at Saint Luke’s Hospital by Christie Wynette Gooden, M.D., clinical assistant professor of surgery.

Medscape
Sept. 9, 2005
Strenuous exercise vs. total couch potato: which is riskier?
James O’Keefe Jr., M.D., professor of internal medicine, discusses the evidence that suggests endurance athletes may be doing themselves more harm than good.

U.S. News and World Report
Aug. 25, 2015
After heart attack, quitting smoking boosts mental health, quality of life
Donna Buchanan, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor of biomedical and health informatics, and colleagues assessed heart attack patient registries for smoking, chest pain and health-related quality of life measures. WDAF-TV in Kansas City and other outlets also reported the findings.

WDAF-TV
July 27, 2015
Experts concerned about high rate of ultrasound exams during pregnancy
Dev Maulik, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology, says the exam should be done only when necessary.

Los Angeles Times
July 6, 2015
Why do doctors, of all people, show up for work sick?
In an editorial in JAMA Pediatrics, Mary Anne Jackson, M.D. ’78, professor of pediatrics, and a co-author address the need for a safer and more equitable system of sick leave for health care workers.

USA Today
June 30, 2015
ER visits for dental problems on the rise
Jeffrey Hackman, M.D. ’01, associate professor of emergency medicine, discussed the growing number of patients seeking help in emergency rooms for long-delayed dental care.

Reuters Health
June 12, 2015
Quality of life no better with TAVR vs. surgical valve replacement
David Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., professor and Missouri Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Research, is the senior author of a study indicating that less invasive aortic valve replacement does not necessarily imply a less painful or an easier recovery.

Health Day
May 27, 2015
Don’t give heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgery: study
A study led by Mark Friedell, M.D., professor and Ralph R. Coffey Chair in Surgery, finds the use of beta blockers in patients with no cardiac risk factors appears to be associated with a higher risk of death.

Kansas City Business Journal
May 11, 2015
Truman Med COO sees opportunity to grow in new role
Mark Steele, M.D. ’84, associate dean of Truman Medical Centers programs, discusses addition of chief operating officer responsibilities.

Medpage Today
April 25, 2015
With biosimilars, patient safety must come first
K. Kwas Huston, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine, writes about the need for rigorous clinical trials to ensure the safety, efficacy and interchangeability of biosimilar drugs.

KCUR-FM
March 20, 2005
UMKC med students get emotional after receiving residency assignments
Graduating medical students gathered in the School of Medicine’s courtyard to find out what hospital they’ll be paired with to complete their residencies.

KCUR-FM
Feb. 25, 2005
Cardiologist says keep running, but slow down pace
James O’Keefe, M.D., professor of medicine and director of preventive cardiology at St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, discusses the risks of extreme cardiovascular activity for prolonged periods.

Kansas City Business Journal
Feb. 13, 2015
KC’s medical school deans discuss common theme: collaboration
Dean Steven L. Kanter, M.D., joins the deans of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and the University of Kansas School of Medicine for a panel discussion.

Tech Times
Jan. 29, 2015
Study identifies common household chemicals that can cause early menopause
Jenifer Allsworth, Ph.D, associate professor of biomedical and health informatics, is a co-author of a study published in PLOS One about organic pollutants and early menopause. The research was also featured on WDAF-TV in Kansas City.

Baylor University
Jan. 20, 2015
Baylor scientist finds first direct evidence of gene-exposure link in Gulf War illness
Mary Gerkovich, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical and health informatics, is a co-author of a study in the journal Environmental Health about the risk of Gulf War illness.

Kansas City Business Journal
Jan. 14, 2015
UMKC med school ranks among top residency programs
The UMKC School of Medicine Community and Family Medicine Residency program is ranked No. 7 among family medicine residencies in the Midwest.

PM360
Jan. 6, 2015
Elevated troponin present in 40% with T2D and stable heart disease
Dr. Mikhail N. Kosiborod, UMKC School of Medicine, notes at an American Heart Association Scientific Session that a new BARI 2D substudy highlights a dilemma in evaluating and managing hsTnT levels in diabetic patients.

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