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School of Medicine announces new curriculum council chair

The School of Medicine announced the appointment of Nurry Pirani, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, as the next Associate Dean for Curriculum and Chair of the Curriculum Council. Her appointment began February 13, 2017. Stefanie Ellison, M.D., professor of emergency medicine, has completed a seven-year term as Associate Dean and curriculum chair. Ellison will remain […]


New chief medical officer values KC, UMKC roots

For Olevia Pitts, M.D. ’86, becoming Research Medical Center’s  chief medical officer was a logical next step in the city she loves.  “I’ve always practiced in the Kansas City area,” Pitts said in an interview after her whirlwind first week at her new post. “And it’s an honor to be chosen by one of the […]



Kansas City YMCA executive to deliver annual Shannon Lecture

Daphne Bascom, M.D.,  will be the keynote speaker for the School of Medicine’s 12th annual Dr. Reaner and Mr. Henry Shannon Lecture in Minority Health at noon on Friday in Theater A. Bascom is the senior vice-president of community integrated health for the Greater Kansas City YMCA. With more than 10 years’ experience as a […]


Research Summit posters, abstracts due March 17

School of Medicine students participating in the annual Health Sciences Research Summit are reminded that March 17 is the final deadline for abstract and poster submissions. This year’s research summit is April 26 at UMKC Student Union. Students must submit  their abstracts through the Health Sciences Student Research Summit online portal. Posters must be submitted […]


News Clips

UMKC School of Medicine faculty, students, alumni and staff recently appeared in the news.

Katie Payne – future M.D. – (Katie Payne, School of Medicine student) – Missouri S&T News and Event
A Refugee Physician Discusses Travel Ban’s Impact on Rural Health: ‘It’s Devastating’ – (Nabil Al-Khalisi, M.D., School of Medicine resident) – KBIA
Patients undergoing TAVR show significant health status improvement at 1 year – (Research by Suzanne V. Arnold, M.D., School of Medicine research assistant professor) – Cardiovascular Business and Medwire News
Quality-of-Life Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in an Unselected Population — (Research by Suzanne V. Arnold, M.D., School of Medicine research assistant professor) JAMA Cardiology
Rebecca Hierholzer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who – (Rebecca Hierholzer, M.D., School of Medicine alumna) – WFMJ

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