Fall 2017
Fall 2017

Fall 2017

Fourteen new students will start degree programs in Biomedical and Health Informatics this fall, including our inaugural class of four IPhD students in our brand new primary discipline.

Welcome, students!

This page was created for you. Here, we’ve compiled links to the most important documents and information you’ll need as you progress through your degree program.

New to academic programs in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics? Start with the student handbook for your program linked in the middle of the page. It’s a wealth of information on university systems, program expectations, and resources. Are you prepping for your first meeting with your faculty advisor? We’ve linked all of our Program of Study forms below, which you can use as a worksheet and guide as you plan for your enrollment. Explore course options from the link below. See all the classes we offer under the Medical Bioinformatics (MEDB) subject area, when and how they are offered, and who teaches them. Maybe you’ve been in a program for a year, and you’re thinking about your thesis and capstone options. We created a page just for you explaining each option. Visit that from the link. The Application for Graduation is one of the last forms you’ll need, and that is also linked below. We’ll continue to update announcements and add links. If you can’t find something you’re looking for, please email our department academic advisor Jennifer Tufts, tuftsj@umkc.edu. Please explore, and come back often.


School of Medicine announces new chair of Biomedical and Health Informatics

School of Medicine Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., has announced the appointment of Shui Qing Ye, M.D., Ph.D. as chair of the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. The appointment will

Biomedical research now a primary discipline of UMKC’s I-Ph.D. program

Four graduate students in UMKC’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (I-Ph.D.) program have begun working toward their doctorate degree with a primary emphasis on bioinformatics through the School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical

UMKC, TMC and Children’s Mercy Win $930K Grant from CDC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Truman Medical Centers (TMC) and Children’s Mercy have won a quality-improvement grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for diagnostic laboratory testing at

Cheng appointed director of SOM’s Research, Statistical Consult Service

The School of Medicine has announced the appointment of An-Lin Cheng, Ph.D., as director of the Research and Statistical Consult Service in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. A

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UMKC School of Medicine Friends – New Family Orientation
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

UMKC School of Medicine Friends New Family Orientation

UMKC School of Medicine FRIENDS
New Family Orientation
Thursday, August 16, UMKC Student Union Theater

5 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

Become a member today: www.umkcalumni.com/SOMFriends

Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2018 Career Fair
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sponsored by School of Medicine Career Services, this event is an opportunity to interact with a variety of medical specialists and explore careers paths you are considering.

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Diagnostic Radiology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
General Surgery
Medical Genetics
Neuroological Surgery
Obstetrics / Gynecology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery

– Several subspecialties of these specialties will also be represented.-

Students Lunch on the Lawn and UMKC Health Sciences District Fall Fair
Aug 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Welcome to the Fall Semester at UMKC Health Sciences District!


All UMKC Health Sciences District students are invited to lunch on the grass between the Health Sciences Building and the School of Medicine.

Come learn about volunteer opportunities with local organizations and pick up information from local businesses that promote health and wellness.

Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series: Margaret Brommelsiek, Ph.D., MS, BA
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series

Margaret Brommelsiek, Ph.D., MS, BA
Associate Research Professor/Director of Interprofessional Education Health Sciences

The Operating Room as Theater: A Qualitative Study Examining Attending Surgeons’ Roles in the Perioperative Setting and Influence on Interprofessional Team Action

August 29, 2018, Noon – 1 p.m., School of Medicine, Theater C
Light refreshments served – sponsored by Dr.’s Nichols



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