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Student Pharmacists No. 1

UMKC chapter and advisor win their ‘bracket’ of more than 130 The Sweet 16 is set for men’s college basketball, but the championship for student pharmacists already has been determined. This time, a Cinderella team did not knock out a favorite: UMKC. The American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists held its awards ceremony March 18 […]

Researcher Fights Breast Cancer

Pharmacy professor leads lab tour for American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society has awarded Professor Kun Cheng $525,000 in research funding through 2019. Given the investment, you can’t blame them for dropping by for a tour of Cheng’s lab at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Cheng’s research focuses on breast cancer.

UMKC Pharmacy Summer Camp: Just What the Pharmacist Ordered!

UMKC School of Pharmacy has made it a mission to provide an excellent education at an affordable price to students all over Missouri; and in 2005 and 2014 they opened satellite campuses in Columbia and Springfield respectively, to help achieve that goal. Then, in summer 2016, the UMKC School of Pharmacy saw another need and […]

Learning together across health professions

On the Health Sciences Campus at UMKC, interprofessional education, or IPE, is an important learning tool. It brings together students from dental, medicine, nursing and pharmacy and places them in learning activities focused on team-based patient care. A new video highlights this IPE program and its benefits, filmed during a recent poverty simulation exercise. The […]

Small Insulin Study, Huge Diabetes Concerns

Adjunct and alumnus Alan Carter’s research is rocking the industry His modest but technologically advanced study centered on only 18 vials of prescription insulin. But what researcher Alan Carter, adjunct University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy faculty member, discovered about them has sent the giant diabetes industry reeling and raised concern among patients and […]

Pain, Pills and Problems

3 questions with a pharmacy professor about the opioid crisis and other drug problems The research of Maureen Knell, clinical associate professor in the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, is being cited with greater frequency in the wake of national leaders declaring America’s opioid epidemic a public-health emergency – a designation typically reserved […]

The Poverty-Health Connection

UMKC health professions students learn together in large simulation In Kansas City, nearly one in five residents live below the poverty line – a harsh reality shared by many patients UMKC students see on Hospital Hill and beyond. To better understand the challenges and frustrations of those living in poverty, students participated in a large-scale […]

Pharmacy Student is Health Advocate and App Developer

Dakota Rosenfelt, who has hemophilia, was featured on Channel 41 to talk about his app HemoTool, which helps to manage blood conditions.

Doctorates and Division I

School of Pharmacy student-athletes balance high-level studies and sports competition Pick a sports metaphor about facing a challenge and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy student-athletes are living it. They’re pursuing health doctorates while competing at the Division I level.

Tragedies Inspire Student to Start Operation Self Care

According to the CDC, only about 17 percent of U.S. adults are considered to be in a state of optimal mental health. Based on this statistic, it is likely that someone around you has been affected by a mental health condition, whether it is your parent, sibling, neighbor or friend.