Vision research involves novel cryopreservation technique
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Vision Research Center is part of a $1.5-million National Institutes of Health grant-funded project exploring the capability of a novel, ultra-fast technique of cryopreservation that could help meet those far-reaching clinical needs in ophthalmology and a number of other fields of medicine. More >>
Following a childhood dream
A love of science led Marlena Long from the family farm to UMKC's six-year medical program. More >>
Health for all an elusive goal
UMKC Engagement Showcase, the university’s signature event celebrating Engagement Week, included a panel discussion on health equity led by the director of the new UMKC Health Equity Institute, Jannette Berkley-Patton, Ph.D., of the UMKC School of Medicine. More >>
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 >>
A new program launched earlier this year at the School of Medicine is helping develop and prepare underrepresented minority faculty for advancement from junior to senior faculty positions. The URM…
Dramatic collaboration shows the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV Gus Frank begins to share his story with a group of Kansas City teenagers. For about 20 minutes, he…
A leading UMKC and Saint Luke’s Health System researcher, John Spertus, M.D., M.P.H., was heavily involved in important heart-procedure research that was published earlier this month and presented at the…
UMKC researcher part of $1.5-million NIH grant-funded project on novel tissue-preservation technique
Surgeons world-wide currently perform more than 240,000 corneal transplants a year to address a wide range of eye diseases. Researchers and physicians, however, estimate as many as 10 million patients…
Ralph Wuebker, M.D. ’94, is the new president of the School of Medicine’s Alumni Association, a post he will hold for the next two years. He was elected Oct. 16…
David John, M.D. ’77, has been appointed associate dean of alumni and community engagement. He continues in his role as assistant professor of medicine and Gold One docent. John is…
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