University Lecture Series

  • KCU's University Lecture Series features lectures and presentations from a broad spectrum of national and international speakers on topics that are relevant to the diverse University community. The series is by a committee made up of faculty, staff and students. University Lecture Series  

    Presentations are typically from noon-1 p.m. on the KCU campus, and will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session. 

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    Lectures are open to KCU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    For questions about this event, please contact Dana Buchanan, at

    Upcoming Lectures

    BittelFeb. 6, 2015
    Title: A New Paradigm for Understanding the Causes of Congenital Heart Defects
    Presenter: Douglas C. Bittel PhD, Associate Professor - The Ward Family Heart Center, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri, Kansas City | View Bio (PDF) 
    Time/Location: Noon-1 p.m. / Upper level classroom of the Academic Center (simulcast in lower level)
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    Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defect and present a challenge to health care systems even in developed countries. Despite a significant effort to identify the genetic factors that contribute to congenital heart defects in the last decade, the majority (70-80 percent) of cases of CHD remain unexplained.

    Join us on Friday, Feb. 6, as Children's Mercy's Douglas C.Bittel, PhD, presents findings on a new paradigm for understanding the developmental processes that contribute to congenital cardiac malformations.
    AldridgeApril 3, 2015
    Title: Reproduction and Development
    Presenter: Dr. Kristina Aldridge | View Bio (PDF)
    Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Mo.
    Host: Dr. Cole
    Time/Location: Noon-1 p.m. / Upper level classroom of the Academic Center (simulcast in lower level)