News Clips


September 18, 2017
What’s new, what’s changed on the vaccine front — Mary Anne Jackson, MD, FAAP, FPIDS, FIDSA, division director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinic, Kansas City, Missouri, and professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. ModernMedicine.com

September 13, 2017
Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family Physicians — Munger earned his Bachelor of Arts and medical degrees from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. KSLA.com

September 7,  2017
UMKC students working to reduce surgical error — Work that engineering and medical students are doing at the University of Missouri – Kansas City could one day save your life in a hospital. KSHB.com

September 6, 2017
SOM professor explores history of locally-owned mummies — Randall Thompson, M.D., professor of medicine and cardiologist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute – KCTV5.com

August 29, 2017
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute Seeks Qualified Applicants for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Fellowships — UMKC, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute — WISTV.com

August 10,  2017
Mizzou medical school will produce more doctors to address shortage UMKC School of Medicine mentioned as most diverse medical student body in Missouri — St. Louis Post Dispatch

August 2, 2017
Explore Pediatric Neurology Market: Latest Trends and Future Outlook by 2025 – Cites a report published by the School of Medicine

August 2, 2017
Diagnosis and Interventional Cardiology
What is New in FFR Technology – Randall Thompson, MD, School of Medicine professor

July 31, 2017
Explore Pediatric Neurology Market: Latest Trends and Future Outlook by 2025 – UMKC School of Medicine report mentioned — MyNewsDesk.com

July 26, 2017
The Denver Post, The Mercury News, The Billings Gazette
Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored
Kim Smolderen, Ph.D., School of Medicine assistant professor

July 17, 2017
Hospitals embrace robotic surgery, despite cost questions — Jason Wright, M.D., School of Medicine alumnus

The Number of Men Seeking Plastic Surgery Is on the Rise – Jeffrey Schreiber, MD, School of Medicine alumnus – KLTV and various news outlets

July 14, 2017
New developments in heart failure research to improve outcomes in diabetes, cardiometabolic conditions – Mikhail Kosiborod, MD, School of Medicine assistant professor, was conference co-chair and spoke at the Heart in Diabetes conference – Helio Endocrine Today

July 12, 2017
Kansas City Star
MU joins muscle and bone disease research partnership — UMKC

July 10, 2017
Pediatric Neurology Market Offering High-growth Opportunities for Market Players – (Cites a report published by the School of Medicine) – BizPR.us

June 12, 2017
Smartphone Apps: Aiding Compliance – (Rohit Krishna, M.D., School of Medicine, was featured) – Review of Ophthalmology

April 24, 2017
Stopping the spread of HPV in Kansas City – (Barbara Pahud, M.D., School of Medicine associate professor, was quoted) – KSHB

April 21, 2017
MD: ‘I Will Never Again Fear Death’ – (Jean Renee Hausheer, M.D., had a near-death experience while a School of Medicine student) – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 17, 2017
Doctors say Jackson County jailhouse death might have been avoided – (Alan Forker, School of Medicine professor, was interviewed) – The Kansas City Star

Why Running Is Such Perfect Cardio – (Research from James O’Keefe, M.D., School of Medicine professor, was cited) – Time Health

April 13, 2017
Zero Suicide movement goes aggressively where ‘nothing has worked’ – (Bill Geiss, Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, is a Zero Suicide specialist and was interviewed for the story) – The Kansas City Star

April 12, 2017
Olathe man’s surgery to fix sunken chest could open new market for pediatric surgeon – (Corey Iqbal, M.D., School of Medicine alumnus, performs this procedure) – The Kansas City Star

April 10, 2017
Boone Hospital Center considers five options for future – (Saint Luke’s is a primary teaching hospital for UMKC) – Columbia Missourian

April 7, 2017
Hannibal Regional Medical Group welcomes Kristen Strasser, MD, to team – (Kristen Strasser, M.D., is a School of Medicine alumna) – Hannibal Courier-Post

April 6, 2017
Longtime Cerner exec becomes first on-staff physician at a YMCA – (In her previous job, Daphne Bascom, M.D., connected with UMKC) – Kansas City Business Journal

Feb. 15, 2017
Missouri S&T News
Katie Payne – future M.D. – Katie Payne, School of Medicine student

Feb. 8, 2017
A Refugee Physician Discusses Travel Ban’s Impact on Rural Health: ‘It’s Devastating’ – Nabil Al-Khalisi, M.D., School of Medicine resident

Feb. 6, 2017
Cardiovascular Business
Patients undergoing TAVR show significant health status improvement at 1 year — Research by Suzanne V. Arnold, M.D., School of Medicine research assistant professor

Feb. 3, 2017
Rebecca Hierholzer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who — Rebecca Hiefholzer, UMKC SOM alumnus

Feb. 1, 2017
JAMA Cardiology
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

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Dec. 6, 2016

Adrenaline rush: Delaying epinephrine shots after cardiac arrest cuts survival rates
Paul Chan, M.D.,  professor of medicine, co-authored a research paper that states delayed epinephrine shots following cardiac arrest diminishes survival rates.

Lake Expo.Com
Nov. 1, 2016
Making sense of dueling tax issues
Michael O’Dell, M.D, chair of Family and Community Medicine, comments on the proposed tobacco taxes increases on the Nov. 8 ballot in Missouri.

Nov. 1, 2016
Early And Sustained Quality Of Life Improvements Seen For Intermediate Risk Patients Treated With Edwards Transcatheter Valves
David Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine and director of cardiovascular research at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, talks about the benefits of a new treatment for severe aortic stenosis.

Nov. 1, 2016
Dr. William Cooper reveals the truth about hearth health with new book
William Cooper, M.D. ’92, a cardiothoracic surgeon, discusses his recently-published book, Heart Attack: Truth, Tragedy, Triumph.

New England Journal of Medicine
October 6, 2016
The Health Effect of Electronic Cigarettes
Chitra Dinakar, M.D., professor of pediatrics, discusses the health effects of e-cigarettes.

October 5, 2016
E-Cigarette explosions are more common than previously thought, report says
Chitra Dinakar, M.D., professor of pediatrics, discusses the health effects of e-cigarettes.

West Fargo Pioneeer
Sept. 13, 2016
Children’s hospitals hospitals lose millions of dollars on kids with Medicaid
Jeffrey Colvin, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, talks about how much money children’s hospitals lose in caring for Medicaid patients.

Kansas City Business Journal
UMKC gets $1M grant to create a glaucoma treatment
Peter Koulen, Ph.D., Vision Research Center director of basic research, receives a research grant from the National Eye Institute.

August 29, 2016
After rain, doctors discuss controlling mold in homes
Gary Salzman, M.D., professor of medicine, discusses how asthma and chronic lung disease patients are effected by mold following recent heavy rains.

Pharmacy Choice
August 22, 2016
ASNC Announces New PET Position Statement and New PET Clinical Guidelines
Timothy Bateman, M.D., professor of medicine, discusses a recently-released position statement lauding myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography (PET) imaging.

Journal of the American Heart Association
August 20, 2016
Clinical Relevance of Rehospitalizations for Unstable Angina and Unplanned Revascularization Following Acute Myocardial Infarction
John Spertus, M.D., MPH, professor of medicine, is co-author of a report  on rehospitalizations for heart patients following an acute myocardial infarction .

August 17, 2016
Royals in the Community: Play Ball Event Highlights Weekend Outreach
Royals Welcome U.S. Air Force Medical Service

School of Medicine Alumnus Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, M.D., Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force, honored at Kansas City Royals baseball game.

August 4, 2016
J. Aaron Grantham, MD, Joins Corindus Vascular Robotics as CMO
J. Aaron Grantham, M.D., associate professor joins vascular robotics manufacturer as chief medical officer.

August 2, 2016
The Fifty something diet: Your body after a food splurge
James O’Keefe, M.D., professor of cardiology, discusses the effects of diet on one’s health.

July 26, 2016
Trisomy 13 and 18—Treatment Decisions in a Stable Gray Zone
John D. Lantos, M.D., professor of pediatrics, discusses the reality that children can survive
with trisomy 13 and 18.

June 29, 2016
UAMS team gets $2.7M to study synthetic marijuana
Susan Abdel-Rahman, professor of pediatrics, is participating in a $2.7 study of the dangers of using synthetic marijuana with researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

June 26, 2016
NIH welcomes 52 young scientists to year-long medical research scholars program
Sachin Nair, UMKC School of Medicine student is selected to NIH student medical research program.

kmov.com, St. Louis
June 22, 2016
Health Outcomes Sciences and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute Offer New Precision Medicine Tool Now Benefitting TAVR Patients
Suzanne Arnold, M.D., and David Cohen, M.D., have developed an online calculator predicting outcomes from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Hutchinson News
June 21, 2016
Paramedic students get real-life experience at state fairgrounds
UMKC School of Medicine EMS program takes part in a field day at the Kansas state fairground.

AMA Wire
June 20, 2016
40 years of shaping medical education
Betty Drees, M.D., professor and dean emerita, discusses the benefits of membership in the American Medical Association Academic Physicians Section.

HealthDay News
June 14, 2016
ADA: Diabetes Collaborative Registry IDs Burden of Cardiac Risk
Suzanne Arnold, M.D., shares results from the Diabetes Collaborative Registry, which has collected data from more than 800,000 patients.

June 13, 2016
As teen girls seek breast and genital surgery, experts emphasize education
Julie Strickland, M.D., M.P.H., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, discusses reasons why young girls worry about the appearance of their breasts and genitals.

June 1, 2016
As KC area’s population ages, who will treat the elderly?
Jon Dedon, M.D., associate professor of community and family medicine, talks about caring for older patients and working with students and trainees.

Washington Post
May 27, 2016
150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika
John Lantos, M.D., professor of pediatrics, joins physicians, bioethicists and scientists with public health concerns over the Zika virus.

Columbia Missourian
April 26, 2016
As medical programs strive to crank out rural physicians, the shortage grows
Story about physician shortages in rural area mentions M.D. program’s one-month rural Missouri preceptorship.

April 20, 2016
The rise of food allergies in our children
Chitra Dinakar, M.B.B.S., professor of pediatrics, discusses food allergies.

March 18, 2016
Sporting KC aim to educate, serve with Children’s Mercy Park partnership
Story elucidates Children’s Mercy Kansas City’s role as a teaching hospital.

The Kansas City Star
March 17, 2016
Medical team studies when an effective but sometimes risky stroke drug should be used
John Spertus, M.D., professor of medicine, discusses the use of the blood clot-dissolving drug tPA as an early treatment for stroke.

She Knows
Feb. 9, 2016
The common kids’ sitting position that could be a sign of trouble
Donna Pacicca, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, discusses anteversion during child development.

Jan. 26, 2016
How to add 19 years to your life
James O’Keefe, M.D., professor of medicine, describes how jogging can extend one’s life.
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The Washington Post
Dec. 31, 2015
The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat
Randall Thompson, M.D., professor of medicine, discusses research in mummies indicating the presence of atherosclerosis in pre-modern human beings.

Dec. 31, 2015
Pediatric hospitals may lose the most From ACA rules
Jeffrey Colvin, M.D., J.D., associate professor of pediatrics, and colleagues describe the financial pressures the Affordable Care Act puts on pediatric hospitals.

MedPage Today
Nov. 11, 2015
RA patients who lose anti-TNF Tx have worse outcomes
Mara Becker, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, comments on medical decisions being mediated by external forces in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
October 2015
Best of the International Liver Congress 2015: Focus on fatty liver
Rajiv Chhabra, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, discusses some of the newsworthy research related to fatty liver disease presented at the annual meeting.

Oct. 30, 2015
Electronic health records linked to only slightly better medical care
Jonathan Enriquez, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, discusses the association of EHR use with quality of care and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction.

KHI News Service
Oct. 28, 2015
Truman clinic aims to fill health care hole in downtown KC
Leaders of Truman Medical Centers and the School of Medicine celebrated the opening of University Health, an outpatient clinic on Hospital Hill.

Oct. 23, 2015
FDA panel backs lesinurad (Zurampic) for gout
Mara Becker, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, offers comment as a member of the voting committee.

Medpage Today
Oct. 14, 2015
TCT: everolimus-eluting stents superior for T2D
David Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., professor and Missouri Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Research, discusses stent choices for treating coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes

Boston Globe
Oct. 7, 2015
FDA official took name off papers
John Lantos, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric bioethics at Children’s Mercy, is quoted in a story about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration asking that his name be removed from scientific papers about the agency’s oversight of clinical trials.

Oct. 1, 2015
Hyponatremia predicts mortality in Guillain-Barré syndrome
Medical student Kavelin Rumalla discusses research presented at the American Neurological Association’s annual meeting. In their report, Rumalla and his colleagues evaluated the incidence, risk factors and short-term outcomes of hyponatremia.

Street Insider
Aug. 12, 2015
Proteon Therapeutics (PRTO) begins second phase 3 study of vonapanitase
The first patient in the second Phase 3 study of a treatment for chronic kidney disease was enrolled at Saint Luke’s Hospital by Christie Wynette Gooden, M.D., clinical assistant professor of surgery.

Sept. 9, 2005
Strenuous exercise vs. total couch potato: which is riskier?
James O’Keefe Jr., M.D., professor of internal medicine, discusses the evidence that suggests endurance athletes may be doing themselves more harm than good.

U.S. News and World Report
Aug. 25, 2015
After heart attack, quitting smoking boosts mental health, quality of life
Donna Buchanan, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor of biomedical and health informatics, and colleagues assessed heart attack patient registries for smoking, chest pain and health-related quality of life measures. WDAF-TV in Kansas City and other outlets also reported the findings.

July 27, 2015
Experts concerned about high rate of ultrasound exams during pregnancy
Dev Maulik, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology, says the exam should be done only when necessary.

Los Angeles Times
July 6, 2015
Why do doctors, of all people, show up for work sick?
In an editorial in JAMA Pediatrics, Mary Anne Jackson, M.D. ’78, professor of pediatrics, and a co-author address the need for a safer and more equitable system of sick leave for health care workers.

USA Today
June 30, 2015
ER visits for dental problems on the rise
Jeffrey Hackman, M.D. ’01, associate professor of emergency medicine, discussed the growing number of patients seeking help in emergency rooms for long-delayed dental care.

Reuters Health
June 12, 2015
Quality of life no better with TAVR vs. surgical valve replacement
David Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., professor and Missouri Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Research, is the senior author of a study indicating that less invasive aortic valve replacement does not necessarily imply a less painful or an easier recovery.

Health Day
May 27, 2015
Don’t give heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgery: study
A study led by Mark Friedell, M.D., professor and Ralph R. Coffey Chair in Surgery, finds the use of beta blockers in patients with no cardiac risk factors appears to be associated with a higher risk of death.

Kansas City Business Journal
May 11, 2015
Truman Med COO sees opportunity to grow in new role
Mark Steele, M.D. ’84, associate dean of Truman Medical Centers programs, discusses addition of chief operating officer responsibilities.

Medpage Today
April 25, 2015
With biosimilars, patient safety must come first
K. Kwas Huston, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine, writes about the need for rigorous clinical trials to ensure the safety, efficacy and interchangeability of biosimilar drugs.

March 20, 2005
UMKC med students get emotional after receiving residency assignments
Graduating medical students gathered in the School of Medicine’s courtyard to find out what hospital they’ll be paired with to complete their residencies.

Feb. 25, 2005
Cardiologist says keep running, but slow down pace
James O’Keefe, M.D., professor of medicine and director of preventive cardiology at St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, discusses the risks of extreme cardiovascular activity for prolonged periods.

Kansas City Business Journal
Feb. 13, 2015
KC’s medical school deans discuss common theme: collaboration
Dean Steven L. Kanter, M.D., joins the deans of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and the University of Kansas School of Medicine for a panel discussion.

Tech Times
Jan. 29, 2015
Study identifies common household chemicals that can cause early menopause
Jenifer Allsworth, Ph.D, associate professor of biomedical and health informatics, is a co-author of a study published in PLOS One about organic pollutants and early menopause. The research was also featured on WDAF-TV in Kansas City.

Baylor University
Jan. 20, 2015
Baylor scientist finds first direct evidence of gene-exposure link in Gulf War illness
Mary Gerkovich, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical and health informatics, is a co-author of a study in the journal Environmental Health about the risk of Gulf War illness.

Kansas City Business Journal
Jan. 14, 2015
UMKC med school ranks among top residency programs
The UMKC School of Medicine Community and Family Medicine Residency program is ranked No. 7 among family medicine residencies in the Midwest.

Jan. 6, 2015
Elevated troponin present in 40% with T2D and stable heart disease
Dr. Mikhail N. Kosiborod, UMKC School of Medicine, notes at an American Heart Association Scientific Session that a new BARI 2D substudy highlights a dilemma in evaluating and managing hsTnT levels in diabetic patients.
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