Victor E. Dominguez, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Continues Alumnus Legacy

Awardees from southwest Missouri demonstrate academic excellence and financial need

Jose Dominguez (B.A.’88, M.D. ’89) remembers that his father, Emilio Dominguez, M.D., wanted his sons to have careers in medicine as well. He and his younger brother Victor (B.A. ’89, M.D. ’90) saw the value in their father’s dream for them and graduated from the UMKC School of Medicine. When Victor died of cancer in 1997, a scholarship was established in his name. Continue reading “Victor E. Dominguez, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Continues Alumnus Legacy”

$100 Million Project Planned for Health Sciences District

New multi-story building will expand classrooms and teaching clinics, spur research and development

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is poised to begin work on a new interprofessional health sciences building in the UMKC Health Sciences District, housing new, state-of-the-art dental teaching clinics and expanded medical school teaching facilities. Continue reading “$100 Million Project Planned for Health Sciences District”

UMKC Professors Study the Impact of Sound on Operating Room Safety

Faculty donation leads to collaboration between professors in the School of Medicine and UMKC Conservatory to yield safer surgeries

Medicine and music aren’t an obvious pair, but in a discussion between colleagues at the UMKC Surgical Innovations Lab, experts in each field realized an interesting link between the two topics. Continue reading “UMKC Professors Study the Impact of Sound on Operating Room Safety”

Former UM System president gives $2 million to NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center at UMKC

Gift supports a collaborative effort between UMKC and MU housed in Kansas City.

Former UM System president Gary Forsee and Sherry Forsee have committed $2 million to support research that will provide data analytics to power the NextGen Precision Health initiative and other precision health research across the University of Missouri System’s four universities. Continue reading “Former UM System president gives $2 million to NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center at UMKC”

More than Meets the Eye

By Jean Peat

Revered UMKC Professor and Clinician is Honored by Family

Colleagues who knew Larry Piebenga, MD, speak of him with true regard as both a mentor and role model for medical research, education and patient care.  A legendary ophthalmologist and teacher at UMKC, Dr. Piebenga was a pioneer for developing cornea and cataract therapies. Continue reading “More than Meets the Eye”

Donors Set Their Sights on Vision Research Center’s Work

By Jean Peat

Situated prominently on the corner of 21st and Charlotte is UMKC’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Research Center, a bustling center of excellence within UMKC’s new Health Sciences District. Yet, despite the cutting-edge research and advanced academics taking place under its roof, many are unaware of the critical position it plays in improving the treatment of eye disease for people in our community and beyond. Continue reading “Donors Set Their Sights on Vision Research Center’s Work”