• Center for Community and Clinical Research Offers Free Health Screenings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 3, 2013) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Center for Community and Clinical Research will provide free health screenings on Sept. 4, 6 and 9 at three Kansas City community centers.

    Community members can receive screenings at North Kansas City Community Center at 1999 Iron St. in North Kansas City from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

    Kansas City North Community Center at 3930 NE Antioch Rd. in Kansas City will host screenings from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 6.

    On Monday, Sept. 9, screenings will be provided at Don Bosco Community Center, 580 Campbell, Kansas City, Mo., from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Screening stations at all locations will include spirometry to measure lung function, blood pressure, blood glucose, height and weight, body mass index, pulse, medication review, and cardiovascular and diabetes risk assessments.

    Health professionals will provide health education presentations throughout each morning and cover topics including asthma, clinical research, smoking cessation and COPD. Smoking cessation counseling will also be available.

    Stan McDermott, Pharm.D., director of KCU Center for Community and Clinical Research, said the screenings at the two community centers are part of the University’s initiative to improve access to health care within Kansas City communities.

    “KCU recently created the Center for Community and Clinical Research to serve as one of the University’s research and health care extension to the community,” McDermott said. “Our hope is to improve community health while at the same time address disparities within our nearby neighborhood.”

    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state. It is the second-largest provider of physicians within the state of Missouri, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty and 41 percent in rural areas.

    KCU Center for Community and Clinical Research includes the Dybedal Clinical Research Center, the first adult not-for-profit academic clinical trial facility in Kansas City, Mo. It is accredited by the Federal Drug Administration to participate in each of the four phases of pharmaceutical drug studies. Each phase concentrates on a specific purpose and stage of drug development, beginning with treatment in a small group to evaluate a drug’s safety and concluding with post-marketing studies to delineate a treatment’s risks, benefits and optimal use.

    Posted: 09/03/2013

    Category: Research, Outreach, Events, General