KCU News

The Science of Solved: Breaking Barriers

By Felicia Vaught Jan 31, 2023

Twenty-four hours after a narcotics K-9 training exercise, a United States Customs and Border Protection officer tested positive for marijuana. Decades of law enforcement experience and zero drug test failures prior could not save the veteran officer’s career after testing revealed the illegal drug in his system. With a drive to help the condemned officer, one future KCU faculty member would prove the officer’s innocence through the science of toxicology.

Impacts of a high ankle sprain injury

By WDAF Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Bryan Beutel, Kansas City University assistant professor of Primary Care, speaks on causes of high ankle sprains and common treatments for the injury.

Tips for ensuring good oral health year-round

By KSNF Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Linda Niessen, founding dean of KCU’s College of Dental Medicine, shares tips for ensuring good oral health year-round on KSN’s Local News Today. Click here to watch now.

New U.S. lawmaker visits KCU-Joplin

By Joplin Globe Jan 19, 2023

Having been sworn in as Missouri’s 7th District U.S. representative to the 118th U.S. Congress a little more than two weeks ago, Rep. Eric Burlison stopped off Wednesday at Kansas City University in Joplin.

Together in Tenacity

By Haley Reardon Jan 17, 2023

For Hannah Newland, OMS III, and her daughter, Ady, life's challenges are simply stepping stones along their journey to a better tomorrow.

On mission in Kenya: Through the eyes of two students

By Elizabeth Alex Jan 13, 2023

"I tell them about this newfound love for the country of Kenya. I tell them how incredibly beautiful the country is, how vibrant and deeply rooted, the different cultures and communities are. I tell them how welcome I felt while there, and how beautiful the people were," said KCU-COM student doctor Chisom Okuagu.

KCU president and CEO receives lifetime achievement award

By Elizabeth Alex Jan 11, 2023

Kansas City University (KCU) President and CEO, Marc B. Hahn, DO, received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellowship (HPF) Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual alumni retreat for notable and sustained accomplishments in health policy, as well as demonstrable commitment to service to others in his public and personal life.

Frontiers CTSI spotlights KCU's dean of the College of Biosciences Dr. Robert White

Jan 10, 2023

With his unmistakable Boston accent and the excitement in his voice, you can tell how passionate KCU's dean of the College of Biosciences Dr. Robert White is about his research and teaching. 

KCU student wins top prize for stem cell research at regional symposium

By Haley Reardon Jan 9, 2023

Kennedy Davis, KCU College of Biosciences second-year student and research associate with Likarda®, claimed the Graduate Student Presentation Award at the regional BioNexus One Health Symposium that took place at The University of Kansas Edwards Campus.

The importance of knowing CPR

By KODE 12 Jan 6, 2023

KCU's Dr. Ken Stewart speaks to KODE on the importance of knowing CPR to assist others who may experience cardiac arrest. 

CPR, defibrillator can be useful tools in aiding someone with cardiac arrest

By Joplin Globe Jan 6, 2023

When Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field last week from cardiac arrest, it stunned the country. KCU's Dr. Ken Stewart spoke to the Joplin Globe about how cardiac arrest is a common health issue and one that can be attended to by nearly anyone with knowledge of CPR or a defibrillator.

Dry January: Benefits of taking a break from drinking alcohol

By WDAF Jan 5, 2023

The start of a new year provides an opportunity to take a month off from drinking in a trend called Dry January. Dr. Gautam Desai, professor and chair of Primary Care at KCU talks about the benefits of taking a break from and examining the relationship people have with drinking alcohol.