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$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. (more…)

Sarah Morris and UMKC professor emeritasLinda Mitchell, Ph.D.

A Gift with Resonance for Classical KC

UMKC Professor Emerita Linda Mitchell, Ph.D. grew up listening to classical music.

“We lived in the Philadelphia area, and we had wonderful classical music stations there, even before public radio,” she says. “I was a teenager when public radio started, and NPR’s programming became a lifeline for me.” (more…)

Counseling Student Establishes Scholarship to Honor Professor

A new profession led to mentoring relationship, gift

Martha Childers, M.A. ‘08, EDSP ‘13 decided to become a counselor after working in libraries for 38 years. An influential relationship with Johanna Nilsson, Ph.D., a professor in counseling psychology, led to a gift to UMKC to establish the Johanna E. Nilsson Scholarship for Diversity and Courage in Psychology. (more…)

New Garmin Scholars Program Fuels Opportunity

Kao Family Foundation Establishes Garmin Scholars Program at UMKC

The Kao Family Foundation has donated $50,000 to establish a new scholarship program at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering to increase opportunities for underrepresented students and escalate innovation in the field. (more…)

Pharmacy Alumnus Fuels Future Success

School of Pharmacy mentee inspired to establish new research scholarship

Throughout a distinguished career as a pharmaceutical sciences researcher, Gene Ray, Ph.D. ’89, has brought more than 40 new chemical entities and hundreds of reformulated generic medications to market for patient care. Now he is laying the groundwork to help future scientists interested in following his path by establishing the Gene F. Ray Family Scholarship. (more…)

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