Vision research involves novel cryopreservation technique
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Vision Research Center is part of a $1.5-million National Institutes of Health grant-funded project exploring the capability of a novel, ultra-fast technique of cryopreservation that could help meet those far-reaching clinical needs in ophthalmology and a number of other fields of medicine. More >>
Following a childhood dream
A love of science led Marlena Long from the family farm to UMKC's six-year medical program. More >>
Health for all an elusive goal
UMKC Engagement Showcase, the university’s signature event celebrating Engagement Week, included a panel discussion on health equity led by the director of the new UMKC Health Equity Institute, Jannette Berkley-Patton, Ph.D., of the UMKC School of Medicine. More >>
Students, Faculty honored
The School of Medicine added 21 new members to its chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, recognizing exemplary patient care and a humanistic approach to clinical practice. 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.
Meena Singh, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, will present the UMKC School of Medicine’s 2020 Dr. Reaner and Mr. Henry Shannon Lecture in Minority Health on Feb. 28. A…
More than a dozen UMKC School of Medicine students displayed the humanistic side of medicine on Valentine’s Day. The students, members of the school’s Gold Humanism Honor Society, delivered more…
The UMKC School of Medicine has announced that it will welcome Nihar Nayak, M.D., as a tenured professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to lead the UMKC Perinatal…
Three sixth-year medical students from the School of Medicine this past fall were the first to participate in a unique elective experience bringing together the medical school and a leading…
The School of Medicine’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) inducted 21 new members on January 25 during a ceremony at Diastole. This year’s GHHS induction class includes…
Marilyn McGuyre, loved across four decades by the students she served at the School of Medicine, died Jan. 9 in Kansas City at the age of 73. McGuyre was an…
Backed by a $1.16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UMKC School of Medicine vision researcher Peter Koulen, Ph.D., is studying new chemical compounds to treat and prevent…
AMD is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and blindness among older adults. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular…
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series – Leveraging Medication Error Registries to Improve Transitions of Care from Hospitals to Nursing Homes
Mark E. Patterson, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
February 26, 2020
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
HSB Room 4307
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend
International Medicine Lecture: Emergency Pandemic Control
Presented by Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH
February 26, 2020
Pizza and drinks provided
Please RSVP – Sarah McKee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Medicine and Art Class Art Show
The students from the Humanities class Medicine and Art will display their projects from class.
Food and drinks will be provided.
Dr. Reaner and Mr. Henry Shannon
Lectureship in Minority Health
Meena Singh, M.D.
Dermatologist, Medical Director, KMC Hair Center
Why Black women are losing their hair:
Understanding the disparities and potential harmful outcomes of hair care products and styling choices among Black women
Part of the UMKC School of Medicine Dean’s Lectureship Series
Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council Harmony Gala
Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Pierson Auditorium – Atterbury Student Success Center
Black tie optional
A benefit for underrepresented minority students at the UMKC Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies, and Pharmacy.
3rd Annual Quotable Osler Poster Competition
Posters will be on display starting at 1 p.m. and then presented in the evening at the Spring Osler Event.
Reception to follow poster presentations.
How the Medical Humanities Can Creatively Confront and Defuse Moral Distress That Arises in Day-to-Day Clinical Practice
John Lantos, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine
Director of Pediatric Bioethics, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Noon – Wednesday, April 15, 2020
School of Medicine, Theater C
UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit
April 22, 2020
3 – 5 p.m.
UMKC Student Union
4th floor – Room 401
Highlights the health sciences research being conducted in the UMKC Schools of Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing and Health Studies.
2020 Alumni Reunion
Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 25
Friday, April 24
Welcome Luncheon, 12:30 p.m.
UMKC Alumni Awards, 5 p.m. – Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25
School of Medicine Tour, 11 a.m.
Reunion Reception Dinner, 6 p.m.
Host Hotel – InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
School of Medicine alumni reunion hotel room rate. Click “Book Now” and change the booking date to April 24-25 to see rates.
401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112
Visit the alumni reunion web site for full details and registration.