Check out the latest news from KCU—our programs are expanding, and we are working tirelessly to ensure our students are receiving a top-notch education, while improving the well-being of the communities we serve. If you haven’t been back in a while, we invite you to visit campus and get a personal update.
KCU Serves Communities at Home and Around the World With Compassion
KCU is committed to serving our communities with compassion. This year KCU students and their professors will bring health care to isolated communities in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Kenya.
In our own backyard, students have worked tirelessly during WE CARE Community Service Day, Score 1 for Health and One Sight. In addition, students are involved in more than fifty campus clubs focused on service.
Faculty and staff are equally as involved. In 2019, KCU employees completed more than 1,600 hours of community service.
KCU Leads the Way to Success with an Innovative New Teaching Facility
In 2017, KCU launched our Leading the Way centennial campaign to help chart the future of educating the next generation of osteopathic physicians, scientists and health professionals.
The successful campaign exceeded our original goal with more than $21.4 million raised. These funds support capital needs, research, scholarship and outreach. The culmination of the campaign will be the opening of our new Center for Medical Education Innovation (CMEI) in June 2020.
This one-of-a-kind teaching facility will feature some of the most cutting-edge technology of any medical school in the country.
By integrating our renowned learning theory and application into these new virtual and augmented reality technologies, KCU has developed a revolutionary new curriculum. KCU students will now learn in an immersive environment, helping them train and perfect their skills and knowledge in a entirely new way.
As they begin residencies, they will be the most clinically prepared new physicians in the country. Join us in June for "Experience: CMEI" to encounter medicine through virtual reality, augmented reality and haptic technology as the CMEI officially opens.
To learn more or request an invitation, visit our website: kcumb.edu/cmei
Upcoming Documentary Puts KCU Students in the Spotlight
This spring, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will debut his two-part, four-hour PBS series on the history of genetics, “The Gene: An Intimate History.”
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, and Ken Burns, Executive Producers, “The Gene: An Intimate History.” Credit: ©Stephanie Berger, PBS
KCU is excited to announce we will be part of the discussion. Public television station KCPT, in partnership with the Center for Practical Bioethics, will produce a Town Hall event on our campus to air during Burns’ documentary series.
dual-degree COM/COB students will be part of the audience and participate in thought-provoking discussions surrounding the far-reaching impact of genetic research. Look for more information on kcumb.edu.
Dr. Kenneth Durgans Joins KCU to Focus on Diversity and Inclusion
Kenneth Durgans, EdD, has joined KCU as associate provost of Diversity and Inclusion. He comes from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he served as a key member of the Dean’s senior administrative team. Prior to his role with the University of Colorado, Durgans held similar positions at several institutions including Indiana University-Purdue University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Xavier University; and University of Notre Dame.
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