Shannon Lectureship
Shannon Lectureship

Shannon Lectureship

The School of Medicine will welcome Dr. Daphne Bascom, Senior Vice President for Community Integrated Health with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, as the keynote speaker at 2017 Dr. Reaner and Mr. Henry Shannon Lectureship in Minority Health on Feb. 24. More >>

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Gold Humanism Honor Society

The UMKC School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomed its 2017 class of inductees during a ceremony and reception at Diastole. More >>

Med student First Aid
Med student First Aid

Med student First Aid

Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan spent nearly six months working as a contributing author to the 2017 edition of the USMLE Step 1 study guide, First Aid. More >>

Cracking the code
Cracking the code

Cracking the code

UMKC School of Medicine alumni and faculty are working to identify environmental health hazards and find better ways to prevent and treat the array of ailments caused by them. More >>

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    • 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 …
    • 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 begins February 13, 2017. Stefanie Ellison, M.D., professor of emergency medicine, has completed a seven-year …
    • New chief medical officer values KC, UMKC roots

      For Olevia Pitts, B.A./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 …
    • 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 …