In-person graduation; helping with the COVID fight

UMKC School of Medicine

Mario Castro, Take Wing Award winner

Graduation at Kauffman Stadium

With some help from COVID-19 vaccines and the Kansas City Royals, the School of Medicine and the rest of UMKC were able to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for 2021 and 2020 graduates. The health sciences schools ceremony included remarks from Mario Castro (above), M.D. ’88, the winner of this year's Take Wing Award.


Anniversary plans

We have much to celebrate, and much to look forward to, at the midpoint of our first century.

The dean's message
Dr. David Glover, class of 1978

A rewarding career

Michael Weaver, M.D.’77, an emergency medicine authority and diversity pioneer, is retiring.

Alumni spotlight
Mosaic Hospital, St. Joseph, MO

Rural recognition

A grant supports the vaccination efforts of all 20 students at the new St. Joseph campus.


A boost for public health
Female Medical graduate in cap an gown with her parents

Intensified efforts

A $5 million grant helps a special vaccination campaign for Kansas City's East Side.

Fighting COVID-19
Dr. Michael Monaco holding the Lombardi troph

Diversity and Inclusion

The Collective newsletter details the efforts of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Read all about it
Faith Mueller and Dr. David John

Distinguished research

School of Medicine students excel with 10 winners in the 10th UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit.

Advancing knowledge
Dr. Elizabeth Dang memoriam

A bioinformatics first

Jeremy Provance is the first graduate with an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in biomedical and health informatics.

More on his work

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