UMKC School of Medicine St. Joseph Campus
UMKC School of Medicine St. Joseph Campus

UMKC School of Medicine St. Joseph Campus

The School of Medicine’s new St. Joseph campus and its focus on rural medicine is prepared to welcome its inaugural class in January 2021. More >>

Physician Burnout
Physician Burnout

Physician Burnout

The well-being of health care professionals has been pushed to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. More >>

Collaborating for Community Health
Collaborating for Community Health

Collaborating for Community Health

UMKC Health Equity Institute mini-grants will give collaborative UMKC-community research a boost. More >>

Vision Research
Vision Research

Vision Research

Researchers at the UMKC School of Medicine Vision Research Center report the effective use of microperimetry during routine clinical assessments of multiple sclerosis patients. More >>

Norback-Burton Lecture 2020
Norback-Burton Lecture 2020

Norback-Burton Lecture 2020

John D. Lantos, M.D. addresses the need for doctors. 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

Student Research Program announces Sarah Morrison Award recipients

The School of Medicine Student Research Program announced 11 recipients of the 2021 Sarah Morrison Student Research Awards that includes 10 medical students and one graduate student. Awards of up

School of Medicine recognizes fall semester graduates

The School of Medicine recognized nearly 30 graduating students who participated in the university’s virtual December commencement ceremony on Dec. 19. Similar to the virtual commencement last May, UMKC worked

In Memoriam: Dr. Louise Arnold

One of the School of Medicine’s earliest and long-time faculty members, Louise Arnold, Ph.D., who served as associate dean for medical education and research until her retirement in 2012, died

UMKC Vision Research Center receives NIH award to promote diversity in health-related research as part of ongoing glaucoma studies

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the UMKC Vision Research Center a new $120,399 grant that promotes the training of researchers from diverse backgrounds as part of ongoing

Dr. John Lantos answers question, ‘Do we still need doctors?’

Doctors have been around since the beginning of human civilization. But are they still necessary today? John Lantos, M.D., director of the Bioethics Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City Hospital,

Grant will help Black churches fight COVID-19

COVID-19 has infected, hospitalized and killed Black Americans at a higher rate compared with whites. As it has with other health disparities, the University of Missouri-Kansas City is going to

UMKC Trustees honor SOM’s Peter Koulen for distinguished work in research

The UMKC Board of Trustees has selected UMKC School of Medicine’s vision and neuroscience researcher Peter Koulen, Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2020 UMKC Trustees’ Faculty Fellow Award. Dr

UMKC SOM grad’s study on gun suicide wins national award

A research study by UMKC School of Medicine graduate Apurva Bhatt, M.D. ’17, shows the number of Missouri residents who use a gun to commit suicide has steadily increased during