Vision research involves novel cryopreservation technique
Vision research involves novel cryopreservation technique

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
Following a childhood dream

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
Health for all an elusive goal

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
Students, Faculty honored

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 >>

Shannon Lecture in Minority Health
Shannon Lecture in Minority Health

Shannon Lecture in Minority Health

Dr. Meena Singh, M.D., medical director of KMC Hair Center will deliver the 2020 Dr. Reaner and Mr. Henry Shannon Lectureship in Minority Health at noon on Feb. 28. More >>

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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

Surgical dermatologist Dr. Meena Singh to give 2020 Shannon Lecture

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

UMKC School of Medicine students show patients how much they care on Valentine’s Day

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

School of Medicine announces upcoming faculty appointments

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

School of Medicine teams with Nestle to create unique student experience

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

School of Medicine’s Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes 2020 class

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

Beloved administrator Marilyn McGuyre remembered

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

SOM researcher working to prevent age-related vision loss

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

Researcher Working to Prevent Age-Related Vision Loss

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



EVENTS

Feb
26
Wed
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Health Sciences Deans' Seminar Series Banner Image

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
Lunch Provided

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend

International Medicine Lecture: Emergency Pandemic Control
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

International Medicine Lecture: Emergency Pandemic Control

Presented by Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH

February 26, 2020
Theater C
Noon

Pizza and drinks provided
Please RSVP – Sarah McKee, hallse@umkc.edu

Feb
27
Thu
Medicine and Art Class Art Show
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Feb
28
Fri
Dr. Reaner and Mr. Henry Shannon Lectureship in Minority Health
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Apr
4
Sat
Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council Harmony Gala
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gala Poster Design

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.

 

Apr
14
Tue
Osler Spring Event and Poster Session
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Apr
15
Wed
Noback-Burton Lectureship
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm

Dean's Lectureship Series - April 2020 Graphic

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

Apr
22
Wed
UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Student Research Summit Poster

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.

Apr
24
Fri
School of Medicine 2020 Alumni Reunion
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 10:00 pm
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.

May
8
Fri
Faculty Development Activity
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

QIPS Faculty Development Activity 2020

 


For all GME Program Directors and Faculty interested in QI

8:30-9:45 AM
Ted-QI Talks from Hospital Affiliates on Transitions of Care Activities

10-11:30 AM
Faculty Development Workshop: Title TBD

 

 



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