Apr 19, 2016

Students Participate in MOMA Day, DO Day on the Hill

On April 13, KCU students attended the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness (MOMA) Day in Jefferson City. Coinciding with MOMA Month, MOMA Day brings together osteopathic physicians, medical students, advocates, industry leaders and lawmakers to celebrate the osteopathic profession and take part in advocacy activities. At MOMA Day, state officials read a resolution recognizing KCU's 100 years as an outstanding institution of higher learning and underscoring the University's impact on the state as a leading producer of physicians. View our photo gallery from the trip.

The same day, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) held DO Day on the Hill, where KCU students, A.T. Still students and representatives from MAOPS joined together in Washington, D.C. Students educated members of Congress on osteopathic medicine and took part in a legislative panel discussing issues currently facing medical school students, including growing concerns around rising student debt.

Apr 12, 2016

KCU Recognized for Excellence in Communications

The American Association of Osteopathic Medical Colleges (AACOM) awarded KCU "Best in Show" for its brand refresh and First Place for its 2015 annual report during the association's "Excellence in Communications" (EIC) awards program.

The brand refresh, rolled out last year, has helped strengthen KCU's identity, conveying both the University's osteopathic heritage and its role as a recognized leader in medical and scientific education. KCU's 2015 Annual Report: A Time of Transformation incorporates our brand refresh and communicates how we bring our mission to life through compelling stories of our academics, administration, operations and service.

The EIC Awards honor exceptional communications and marketing, media relations, public education and promotion, and were presented at an AACOM awards banquet April 8. (learn more)

Apr 11, 2016

Dr. Larry Anderson (COM '78) Appointed ACOFP President

KCU congratulates Larry Anderson, DO, a 1978 graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, on his recent induction as the 63rd president of the American College of Osteopathic Physicians (ACOFP). Dr. Anderson is the 2015 recipient of KCU's Alumnus of the Year award, which recognizes demonstrated leadership and outstanding service to the public and the profession, and the 2013 Alumni Achievement Award, which honors exceptional accomplishments in the science and art of osteopathic medicine. The official induction ceremony took place during a banquet at the 2016 ACOFP Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars April 8 in Puerto Rico. (learn more)

Apr 5, 2016

KCU Pitches In for Urban Youth Academy

On April 3rd, KCU students and staff participated in "Relay the Way," the longest Major League Baseball opening-day first pitch across Kansas City to raise money for the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy. Located at 18th and Vine Streets and operated by the Kansas City Royals, the Academy will teach baseball, softball and life skills to hundreds of kids ages 6 to 18 years. Approximately 2,500 Royals supporters joined the relay, throwing and catching a ball over a 10-mile stretch from Union Station to the pitcher's mound in Kauffman Stadium. KCU served as a sponsor for the event, further demonstrating our commitment to improve the well-being of our community. See photos from the event.

Apr 1, 2016

KCU Breaks Ground on Joplin Campus

Joplin community leaders, government officials and University leadership proudly dug their shovels in during a groundbreaking ceremony for our second college of osteopathic medicine in Joplin, Missouri, on March 30. The event took place on the grounds of Mercy Hospital Joplin's former, temporary location, which was donated to serve as the home to the new medical school campus.

KCU-Joplin represents the realization of a shared vision for the region; it is estimated the new medical school will have a $111 million economic impact on the Joplin community once fully enrolled. This vision was made possible through a collaboration among KCU, Mercy Hospital Joplin, Freeman Health System, the City of Joplin and philanthropic leadership from the surrounding community. KCU-Joplin will open in 2017.

View photos from the groundbreaking ceremony and read a related article in the Kansas City Star.