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 […]

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 […]