Reaching Rural Missouri
Reaching Rural Missouri

Reaching Rural Missouri

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine plans to expand its program to St. Joseph, Missouri, in an effort to address the state’s rural physician shortage beginning January 2021. More >>

Physician Burnout
Physician Burnout

Physician Burnout

The well-being of health care professionals has been pushed to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. More >>

Managing COVID-19
Managing COVID-19

Managing COVID-19

Pieter Cohen, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School speak on managing acute COVID-19 in the clinic at the School of Medicine's annual William Goodson Jr., Memorial Lecture on Oct. 30. More >>

Collaborating for Community Health
Collaborating for Community Health

Collaborating for Community Health

UMKC Health Equity Institute mini-grants will give collaborative UMKC-community research a boost. More >>

Vision Research
Vision Research

Vision Research

Researchers at the UMKC School of Medicine Vision Research Center report the effective use of microperimetry during routine clinical assessments of multiple sclerosis patients. More >>

Pro Re Nata

P.R.N. (“as circumstances require”) highlights current and upcoming events, trends, awards, and news for faculty/staff, students, residents, including various spotlights of departments, people, and other happenings within the School of Medicine.

P.R.N. began its existence as a printed monthly publication. It has since transitioned to an online publication, providing a forum for more up-to-date information you need to be in the know about the School of Medicine.

NEWS

Health equity mini-grants aim to jump start collaborative research

Making access to health care more equal is a tough task, and a pandemic only makes the job tougher. To help, the UMKC Health Equity Institute is trying a new

SOM’s Angela Nwankwo serving national leadership role with SNMA

Third-year medical student Angela Nwankwo has been selected to a national leadership position with the Student National Medical. She is serving as co-chair of organization’s national publications committee. She took

School of Medicine announces academic appointments

The UMKC School of Medicine has announced four recent appointments to academic leadership positions: John Borsa, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiology; Adam Algren, M.D., chair of the Department

UMKC vision researchers repurpose technology to identify early symptoms of multiple sclerosis

Technology used in eye exams called microperimetry could prove to be an effective, non-invasive method of identifying early symptoms of multiple sclerosis. An article recently published by researchers at the

In place of KC Marathon, Million Mile Challenge makes every mile count with free and discounted entries for SOM

The Garmin Kansas City Marathon is not alone in canceling its fall event because of the coronavirus, but its organizers are challenging runners and supporters in a new way. UMKC

Traci McDonald joins Office of Research Administration

Traci McDonald has joined the UMKC School of Medicine Office of Research Administration as a grants support specialist. She comes to UMKC from Hallmark Cards, where she worked as a

Med student’s message for those contemplating suicide: ‘Let’s Talk’

Young people face a myriad of stressful events throughout their college years from academic pressures to family and relationship issues. Studies say as many as 20 percent of students will

InDOCtrination Ceremony kicks off new chapter for 107 medical students

The excitement and anticipation of students beginning a new chapter of life at the UMKC School of Medicine wasn’t lost on second-year medical student Akash Guruswamy. The school’s 2020 Richard



EVENTS

Oct
27
Tue
DBHI Multi-Disciplinary Seminar: Clinical Trials Using the Electronic Medical Record
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the UMKC School of Medicine Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics for a multi-disciplinary seminar on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5 p.m.

This Tuesday, Oct. 27, join Ryan Moog (Cerner) for a discussion on Clinical Trials Using the Electronic Medical Record.

All seminar meetings will be conducted on Zoom.

Oct
28
Wed
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series

Jared May, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Cell Biology & Biophysics, School of Biological
and Chemical Sciences, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Phase separation of a plant virus movement protein facilitates multiple virus-host interactions

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 / Noon – 1 p.m.

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/94056835606?pwd=azkxb1FGTnZ4UnMzM08ranQrTU56QT09
Meeting ID: 940 5683 5606 / Passcode: 001842

Oct
30
Fri
William Goodson, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lectureship
Oct 30 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Nov
3
Tue
DBHI Multi-Disciplinary Seminar: Outcomes Research
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the UMKC School of Medicine Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics for a multi-disciplinary seminar on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5 p.m.

This Tuesday, Nov. 3, join Stacy Farr (School of Nursing) for a discussion on Outcomes Research.

All seminar meetings will be conducted on Zoom.

Nov
10
Tue
DBHI Multi-Disciplinary Seminar: Health Informatics
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the UMKC School of Medicine Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics for a multi-disciplinary seminar on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5 p.m.

This Tuesday, Nov. 10, join Iris Zachery (Mizzou) for a discussion on Health Informatics.

All seminar meetings will be conducted on Zoom.

Nov
17
Tue
DBHI Multi-Disciplinary Seminar: Language Processing
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the UMKC School of Medicine Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics for a multi-disciplinary seminar on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5 p.m.

This Tuesday, Nov. 17, join Keith Feldman for a discussion on Language Processing

All seminar meetings will be conducted on Zoom.

Nov
26
Thu
Thanksgiving Holiday Begins – University Closed
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
Dec
25
Fri
University Holiday – University Closed
Dec 25 2020 – Jan 1 2021 all-day


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