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Kansas City, Mo. (June 8, 2012) – The Dean’s Council for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences announced today its selection of Richard D. Magie, D.O., assistant professor and chair of pediatrics, as the 2012 Faculty of the Year.
The award was presented by Darin L. Haug, D.O., executive vice president for academic and medical affairs, and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, during the University’s faculty appreciation luncheon on the KCUMB campus.According to Dr. Haug, the award recognizes and honors a faculty member for his or her outstanding contribution to the University and its mission.“Dr. Magie is not only outstanding in his field, but he embodies each of our core values,” Dr. Haug said. “His extraordinary contribution to KCUMB and our mission goes far beyond expectations, even at the expense of personal sacrifice.”A 1980 graduate of KCUMB, Dr. Magie also serves as medical director for KCUMB Physician Associates. During the 2011-2012 academic year, he served as president of the Faculty Senate. He is also medical director of Score 1 for Health, a KCUMB program that provides free health screenings to more than 13,000 children each year in the Greater Kansas City area.In addition to his teaching and clinical responsibilities, Dr. Magie participates in KCUMB’s annual medical mission, DOCARE International, to provide health-care services in the far reaches of Guatemala.About KCUMBKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1916, its College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state.
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