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 >>

Student Leaders
Student Leaders

Student Leaders

Students at the UMKC School of Medicine find crucial support and leadership opportunities through working with the Student National Medical Association. More >>

Getting Involved
Getting Involved

Getting Involved

There’s more to medical school than class lectures and clinical rotations. At the School of Medicine, our students can be part of a vast array of extracurricular activities, interest groups, organizations and community service projects. Check here and find the one that's right for you!

Student Scholarship
Student Scholarship

Student Scholarship

A new scholarship at the UMKC School of Medicine recognizes students who go the extra mile to help others through their volunteer efforts. More >>

Surgical Innovations
Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations

Inside the Surgical Innovations Laboratory at the UMKC School of Medicine, researchers are taking a new approach to making surgeries safer. 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

School of Medicine welcomes new staff

The School of Medicine has recently welcomed two new staff members in the offices of Diversity and Inclusion, and Admissions. Rachel McCommon is coordinator of diversity and strategic initiatives. She

American Heart Association honors Dr. John Spertus with Distinguished Scientist Award

John Spertus, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and Daniel J. Lauer, M.D., Endowed Chair in Metabolism and Vascular Disease Research, received the American Heart Association’s 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award on

Dean Jackson helps address reappearance of polio-like disease

Cases of acute flaccid myelitis, which mainly affects children and can cause lasting paralysis, continue to be reported this fall across the U.S. When two possible cases of the polio-like

Michael Weaver’s health equity efforts, school’s diversity achievements recognized

Dr. Michael Weaver, M.D. ’77, has been recognized by the Black Health Care Coalition of Kansas City for his efforts to narrow the equity gap in health care for African

Sekhon selected to post with AMWA student organization

Subhjit Sekhon, a fifth-year medical student, has been appointed to serve on the National Committee for the American Medical Women’s Association’s Medical Student Division. Serving as the recruitment chair for the medical student division,

Student research office announces 12 Sarah Morrison awards

The School of Medicine Student Research Program has awarded 12 Sarah Morrison Student Research Awards for the Fall 2018 cycle. Recipients included nine medical students and three graduate students. Sarah

Sutkin 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

Two students selected for Children’s Mercy neurology research award

Shrushti Mehta and Andrew Williams, fourth-year students at the School of Medicine, have been selected to receive an award from the Children’s Mercy Hospital Philanthropy Fund to support research interests



EVENTS

Jan
21
Mon
Martin Luther King Birthday Observance – University Closed
Jan 21 all-day
Jan
22
Tue
Retirement reception for Dr. Rebecca Pauly and Dr. Daniel Pauly
Jan 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Jan
30
Wed
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Deans Seminar Series - Pastinen

 

Reading genome function in human cells increases utility of DNA sequence variation

Toni Pastinen, Ph.D.

Director, Childrens Mercy Hospital Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine (CPGM)
Professor of Genomic Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine

Refreshments served.

Feb
2
Sat
School of Medicine Friends – Annual Meeting
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Plus informational break-out sessions

Open to all School of Medicine parents and students

Lunch will be provided

RSVP to Ruth Grimsley at Grimsleyr@umkc.edu, (816) 235-5281

Feb
12
Tue
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feb
22
Fri
Dr. Reaner & Mr. Henry Shannon Lectureship in Minority Health 2019
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

– Location and additional details will be posted when available –

Mar
12
Tue
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
13
Wed
SOM Faculty Development Series
Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Announcing the 2018-19 School of Medicine Faculty Development Series Save the Dates!!! From 4:30-6 pm in Theater B/C 2018 Sept. 5 “Making Your Work Count Twice” Nov. 7 “Speed Mentoring” 2019 Jan. 9 “Tips On Having Difficult Conversations” March 13 “Focusing On Well-being, Thriving Not Just Surviving” May 8 “Grant Writing”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcing the 2018-19 School of Medicine Faculty Development Series
Save the Dates!!! From 4:30-6 pm in Theater B/C
2018
  • Sept. 5  “Making Your Work Count Twice”
  • Nov. 7  “Speed Mentoring”
2019
  • Jan. 9  “Tips On Having Difficult Conversations”
  • March 13  “Focusing On Well-being, Thriving Not Just Surviving”
  • May 8  “Grant Writing”
Mar
22
Fri
William T. Sirridge, M.D., Medical Humanities Lectureship 2019
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

– Location and additional details will be posted when available –

Mar
28
Thu
William T. Sirridge Lectureship
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SOM Sirridge Lecture

 

Accommodation, Regoaling, and Satisficing: Life Lessons from the Neonatal ICU
Brian S. Carter, M.D.
Sirridge Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics, and Professor of Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine & Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center



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