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Pharmacy students join battle against influenza

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that influenza was responsible for nearly 80,000 deaths in the United States during the last flu season. Students at the UMKC School of Pharmacy have been busy doing their part to help patients across the state of Missouri battle the flu this season. As part of their curriculum, the […]

Local Wall of Respect coming to UMKC campuses

Fifty-one years ago, a group of Chicago artists created a community mural called the Wall of Respect that revitalized the neighborhood in the city’s South Side. Last year, in the same spirit, Kansas City’s Jewish Community Center created its own Wall of Respect to celebrate the diversity of cultures in the community. That project, a […]

School of Pharmacy recognizes mid-year graduates

The School of Pharmacy recognized six students who participated in the UMKC Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 15 at Swinney Recreation Center. Students graduating with degrees from the school’s I-Ph.D. program were Asmaa Alsousi, Mary Joseph, Abhirup Mandal, Alex Owiti, Stephanie Stancil and Zhen Zhao. Three fall graduates did not participate in the ceremony. They […]

School of Pharmacy team places second in national business plan competition

A team of University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy students won the runner-up prize in a national business plan competition sponsored by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). Aaron Hunsaker, Kayla Copeland, Dylan Detlor and Kayla Shaw, all from the school’s Springfield campus, presented a plan for an innovative approach to community pharmacy at […]

UMKC pharmacy students honored at regional meeting

The UMKC School of Pharmacy chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists received the 2018 Operation Heart Patient Care Award at the annual mid-year regional meeting Oct. 12-14 in St. Louis. The award was one of many highlights for School of Pharmacy students at this year’s meeting that included a record number of […]

School of Pharmacy researcher awarded $3.53 million in NIH grants

Since joining the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007, School of Pharmacy Professor Kun Cheng has worked on developing targeted delivery systems for drugs that treat cancer and liver disease. Recently, he won two National Institutes of Health grant awards totaling more than $3.5 million to fight prostate cancer and liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. “Dr. Cheng is on the […]

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.

Future Students – View Our New Look!

The Future Student section of the UMKC School of Pharmacy webpage is now more user-friendly.  Please click on the title that best describes you – Current High School Student, Current College Student or a Professional Planning a Career Change and learn about your next steps to achieving a career in pharmacy.  Those looking to start […]

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 […]