UMKC School of Medicine featured in July/August issue of Missouri Medicine

The UMKC School of Medicine and the school’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are prominently featured in the July/August issue of Missouri State Medical Association journal, Missouri Medicine.

A report written by School of Medicine Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., looks at the new UMKC Health Sciences District, bringing the university together with local, county and state health care organizations in the Hospital Hill area. It serves as an as innovative enterprise to stimulate research, education and community initiatives.

A series of scientific articles written by School of Medicine faculty discuss musculoskeletal health care. The articles look at a wide array of issues such as providing musculoskeletal care and education at UMKC, effects of smoking on musculoskeletal health, the economic impact of orthpaedics in Missouri, and the regulation of orthopaedic medical devices.

Also in the current issues, School of Medicine alumnus Sam Page, M.D., offers his case for a prescription drug monitoring program.

The July/August issue of Missouri Medicine can now be viewed online.