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Vision research students receive UMKC research awards

Two students working on research projects with the School of Medicine’s Vision Research Center have received awards to support their efforts. Ravali Gummi, a fifth-year medical student, received an award from the 2017 Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund for glaucoma research. William Dexter, a graduate student in the university’s Interdisciplinary Studies Ph.D. program, received the […]


TMC legal counsel discusses ‘right to die’ in America

More and more often, families are faced with the difficult choice of extending a loved one’s life only through the prolonged use of medical technology. Having that choice has not always been the case. Throughout much of recorded history, there was no such thing as statutes defining death. “Technology changed all of that,” said William […]



Research office taking submissions for Student Research Summit

School of Medicine students planning to participate in the annual Health Sciences Research Summit on April 26 at the UMKC Student Union can  submit their abstracts through an online portal. Abstracts and posters must be submitted to the School of Medicine’s Office of Research Administration through the online portal by March 17. A School of […]


News Clips

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

Rebecca Hierholzer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who – (Rebecca Hierholzer, M.D., is a School of Medicine alumna) – WFMJ
Continuing the Search for Knowledge. How do glaucoma subspecialists use print and digital resources to further their education? – (Fahad Khan, M.D., School of Medicine resident; Rohit Krishna, M.D., School of Medicine; and Kevin Pikey, D.O., School of Medicine assistant professor of ophthalmology and co-director of the Glaucoma Service)  – Glaucoma Today
Research Medical goes local (and outside of HCA) for new CMO – (Olevia Pitts, M.D., School of Medicine alumna) – Kansas City Business Journal
Menorah Medical Center’s Jacobs, Kort take helm of medical staff — (Heather Kort, D.O., former School of Medicine resident), Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
Many walking away from Facebook after the election – (Niloofar Shahmohammadi, School of Medicine wellness coordinator) – KMBC
THE DOCTOR IS IN: Four tips for managing your arthritis in cold weather months – (Adam Parker, MD, School of Medicine alumnus) – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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