• Douglas Rushing, Ph.D.

    Dean of the College of Biosciences 

    A message from the Dean: The master of science in biomedical sciences program in the College of Biosciences welcomed its first students in August 2005. The master of arts in bioethics program began in June 2007. Both programs are focused on advancing the University’s mission. Recipients of the M.S. in biomedical sciences will be prepared to do research in the life sciences or enter doctoral programs in the health professions. Those who complete the master of arts in bioethics degree will be able to help address emerging issues that pose challenges to traditional thinking about life and death, challenges that come from advances in medicine and the life sciences. Continue reading.


    The Department of Anatomy facilitates a student’s exploration of the morphological diversity of the human body throughout development, life, disease and death. 

    Basic Medical Sciences

    The Division of Basic Medical Sciences contributes to the success of the University through teaching, scholarly accomplishment and service.


    The KCUMB Biochemistry Department is committed to fulfilling the University’s mission by working to achieve excellence in research and teaching.


    The KCUMB Department of Bioethics faculty are highly qualified and experienced researchers and accessible to students.

    Clinical Research

    KCUMB's Dybedal Clinical Research Center is dedicated to safeguarding the rights, welfare and dignity of all study participants.


    The KCUMB Department of Pathology strives to further the application of basic biological truths to the healing arts by equipping students with the skills needed to explain the progression of disease.


    The Department of Pharmacology/Microbiology is highly committed to the provision of a scientifically-sound educational platform for teaching medical students our respective disciplines and how to integrate the basic and clinical sciences.


    The Department of Physiology encourages students to view physiology as critical and necessary to understanding the human body, the practice of health maintenance and treatment of disease.