Emailed September 22, 2016

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Alumni Association

President's Message

Alumni Board will build on excitement of new school year

The school that shaped us into doctors is in the midst of studying how it also helped make us into leaders.

The team for this project, noted in Dean Steven Kanter’s message in the previous issue of UMKC Medicine, has already interviewed many of you identified as leaders in patient care, teaching, research and administration. I will be greatly interested in learning what those researchers find.

In the meantime, I know all of us, by virtue of our UMKC medical degrees, play a crucial role in leading our patients and our communities to greater health. As physician leaders –– whether in private practice, public service or professional organizations –– we can provide the combination of knowledge, caring and action that adds up to full, healthy living.

For inspiration and example, we need look no further than E. Grey Dimond, the great cardiologist who helped countless patients and founded our medical school. He also followed his other passions, doing much to foster healthier relationships with China –– and to encourage medical students to dream big.

As School of Medicine alumni, we are in the unique position to continue Dr. Dimond’s commitment to professional and public welfare, both through our own work and through mentoring and supporting today’s medical students as they develop their leadership knowledge and skills.

Best wishes,

Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, M.D. '78, M.P.H.
President, National Board of Alumni & Partners

Med school grad leading the charge as environmental health advocate

When Mark Mitchell, M.D., ’81, saw young children struggling with the effects of asthma, he set out to make a difference. Dr. Mitchell spoke at the School of Medicine on environmental health as part of the Dean’s Visiting Professor series. Read more >>

Friends welcome students, plan meeting at Diastole

Friends of the School of Medicine, a parents’ organization, sponsored a successful welcoming reception in August and will have its annual board meeting Oct. 8 at Diastole. Read more >>

Physician Leadership Program: Providing business acumen to grow health care leaders into effective change makers

Bloch SchoolThe UMKC Physician Leadership Program, begins in April 2017. It is a partnership between the School of Medicine and the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. The application deadline is Feb. 3. Read more >>

Alumni Weekend - Save the Date!

Make plans to attend the next UMKC School of Medicine Alumni Reunion, scheduled April 21-22, 2017. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Read more>>

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