He Wrote the Book on That
He Wrote the Book on That

He Wrote the Book on That

School of Medicine associate dean and alumnus Steven Waldman, M.D., has published 29 medical textbooks on pain management that are filling vital practice and educational needs. More >>

Teaching Lasting Lessons
Teaching Lasting Lessons

Teaching Lasting Lessons

UMKC School of Medicine faculty are bringing learning alive to help students find depth and meaning in their studies. More

Unlocking Genetics
Unlocking Genetics

Unlocking Genetics

School of Medicine researcher Shui Qing Ye, M.D., Ph.D., is uncovering diagnostic biomarkers and new therapeutic targets for complex human diseases. More >>

Surgical Innovations
Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations

The School of Medicine's Surgical Innovations Laboratory puts the focus on patient safety. More

Dynamic Research Duo
Dynamic Research Duo

Dynamic Research Duo

Research efforts are on the rise on Hospital Hill with Paula Monaghan-Nichols, Ph.D., and husband, Mark Nichols, Ph.D., leading the charge as associate deans of research at the School of Medicine and the School Nursing and Health Studies. 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

He Wrote the Book on That

Waldman’s wealth of textbooks fills needs in practice, education “HE WROTE THE BOOK ON THAT” usually is a figure of speech. But when it comes to diagnosing, treating and managing

School of Medicine appoints new William T. and Marjorie Sirridge Professor in Medical Humanities

The UMKC School of Medicine has announced that Brian Carter, M.D., will serve as the next William T. and Marjorie Sirridge Professor in Medical Humanities. Carter joined the School of

SOM announces new Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

School of Medicine Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., is pleased to announce that E. Nathan Thomas, previously the chief diversity officer for the University of Kansas, has joined the School of

Three from SOM take part in mid-year commencement

Three students from the School of Medicine received their degrees and participated in the UMKC Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 16 at Swinney Recreation Center. Apurva Bhatt and Claire Smith

Exchange program brings Peking University medical students to UMKC

Two medical students, a man and a woman, are asked why they wanted to study medicine.   “Because doctors can save lives and help heal wounds,” he replies. For her, being

New event introduces third-year students to medical research

On Dec. 5, more than 100 third-year medical students presented research findings at the UMKC School of Medicine as part of their coursework in medical neuroscience. Students, in teams of

Surgical Innovations Lab puts patient safety at the forefront

At the UMKC School of Medicine’s Surgical Innovations Laboratory, Gary Sutkin, M.D., professor of surgery and associate dean for women’s health, is taking a different approach to research. As director

Baghdikian selected as Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient

Sixth-year medical student Caroline Baghdikian has been selected as a UMKC Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient for the 2017 fall semester. The vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management takes

UMKC health professions students learn together in large simulation

In Kansas City, nearly one in five residents live below the poverty line — a harsh reality shared by many patients UMKC students see on Hospital Hill and beyond. To

Research office announces eight Sarah Morrison Award recipients

The School of Medicine Student Research Program has announced six medical students and two students from the biomedical and health informatics program as recipients of the Fall 2017 Sarah Morrison

SOM announces interim chair of psychiatry

The UMKC School of Medicine has announced that Stephen Jarvis, M.D., will serve as interim academic chair of the UMKC Department of Psychiatry. Jarvis received his medical degree from University

Gummi, Nizamuddin take Kansas City Free Eye Clinic to national stage

Volunteers with the student-operated Kansas City Free Eye Clinic (KCFEC) are working to extend free eye care to the city’s refugee community. The plan took a national stage in October

Celebrating lives saved by TMC lung cancer screening

The UMKC Health Sciences District marked Lung Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday with “Smokin’ Out Lung Cancer,” a midday event that outlined the district’s early lung cancer screening, treatment and

‘Slow Medicine’ aims to foster more thoughtful care

In an age of rapidly advancing technology and conflicting economic forces, it is important to guard against overuse of medical treatments and interventions, according to Pieter Cohen, M.D. He was

Hundreds of Hospital Hill students participate in IPE poverty simulation

More than 400 students from the UMKC School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry and School of Nursing and Health Studies have taken part this fall in five

The right dose of research could help children, professor says

The challenge of finding the right dosage of medicines for young patients is complex and requires fresh thinking, J. Steven Leeder, Pharm.D., Ph.D., told the audience for the latest installment

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

New research fellowship explores pediatric headache treatment

Two students at the UMKC School of Medicine have received a new award from the Children’s Mercy Hospital Philanthropy Fund to support research interests in neurology. Dane Stephens, a fourth-year

AAMC journal recognizes Dr. Louise Arnold

Retirement hasn’t stopped Louise Arnold, Ph.D., from being a major proponent for medical education and research. The School of Medicine’s former associate dean recently joined the list of master reviewers

Fifteen selected to join UMKC chapter of AOA honor society

The UMKC School of Medicine’s Missouri Delta chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society recently announced its newest members. The society selected 15 sixth-year students who will be

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