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”