Nov 9, 2015

Leonard Calabrese, DO, Joins KCU Board of Trustees

Leonard Calabrese, DO, of the Cleveland Clinic, has joined the KCU Board of Trustees. A 1975 graduate of KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Calabrese is world renowned for his work in rheumatology and immunodeficiency diseases, particularly HIV and Hepatitis-C.

Dr. Calabrese currently heads Cleveland Clinic's Section of Clinical Immunology and manages its Clinical Immunology Clinic. He also is a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, vice chair of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, and co-director of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research. We welcome Dr. Calabrese and look forward to his expertise in helping advance the University's strategic vision (read more).  

Nov 6, 2015

KCU Partners in Cliff Hanger Run, Raises Funds for Underinsured Health Care

More than 950 participants turned out Nov. 1 for the 30th annual Cliff Hanger Run, which was hosted by KCU for the third consecutive year. The run raised more than $9,000 — up $1,000 over last year — for Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor, a non-profit organization that provides access to health care for underserved residents in the area (read more). Be sure to visit our photo gallery for some great shots of the run and of our neighborhood elementary school students in training.

Nov 5, 2015

AIA Recognizes KCU Academic Center for Excellence in Design

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Central States Region recognized KCU's recently renovated Academic Center for its complete transformation from the original structure at the annual Excellence in Design Awards. KCU partnered with Helix Architecture + Design to create a state-of-the-art learning facility and hub for student activity (read more).

Nov 3, 2015

Bioethics Speaker Addresses End-of-Life Care

Andrea J. Chatburn, DO, MA, presented "When Stakes are High and Emotions Run Strong: Dilemmas in Ethics at the End of Life" on Oct. 27 as part of KCU's ongoing Bioethics Speaker Series. Dr. Chatburn is a palliative care physician and director of ethics for Providence Health and Services in Spokane, Wash.

Be sure to watch Dr. Chatburn's presentation on our YouTube channel.

Nov 2, 2015

KCU's Improvements to Neighborhood Help Spur $30-Million HUD Grant

KCU's continued investment in Kansas City's Historic Northeast Neighborhood helped lay the groundwork for a recent $30-million grant awarded by HUD Choice Neighborhoods.

In particular, the University's purchase and demolition of the nearby Capri Motel earlier this year helped garner support for the grant, which will be used to rebuild public housing and improve local education, business development and social services. Read more about the HUD grant, as well as the many other investments KCU makes in the community.   

Oct 30, 2015

AOF Names Craig Dietz, DO, Physician of the Year

The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) named Craig Dietz, DO, KCU clinical adjunct faculty as an associate professor of internal medicine, and medical director for the Kansas City CARE Clinic, as its 2015 Physician of the Year.

The award recognizes an osteopathic physician who achieves greatness through integrity, commitment to service and community involvement, which Dr. Dietz continues to demonstrate through his various organizational affiliations and ongoing initiatives. He was recognized at AOF Honors 2015 in Orlando on Oct. 16. Read more about Dr. Dietz's achievements.

Oct 29, 2015

ACOI Honors KCU-COM Faculty

The American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) honored three KCU faculty, including Bruce Dubin, DO, and Kevin Hubbard, DO, who were inducted into the Gillum Society of Master Fellows; and Jozia McGowen, DO, who was inducted as an ACOI Fellow (read more).

One of the ACOI's highest honors for service to the college and profession, the Gillum Society of Master Fellows celebrates members who have demonstrated exceptional service and dedication to both the college and profession. The award of ACOI Fellow honors members for their continued professional accomplishments and scholarship. Congratulations to our much-deserving KCU faculty!