Research Symposium Awards

Traditionally, the KCU Research Symposium Committee awards up to four presentations during the event.

Betty Jo White, DO, FACOS, Prize for Research

The Betty Jo White, DO, FACOS, Prize for Research was established to encourage research activity at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Projects receiving the prize will significantly advance the osteopathic medical profession and the University’s position in the research community.

The purpose of the Prize for Research is to provide funding for eligible students, residents and faculty of KCU to pursue research projects and the teaching there of, to advance osteopathic surgical research, including but not limited to, post-op surgical studies, tissue healing, cranial/sacral therapy, spinal fluid and spinal cord injuries, burns, stem cell research, cloning, bone grafting, myofascial release, lymph flow studies and nutrition.

A committee will determine the recipient of the annual Betty Jo White, DO, FACOS, Prize for Research. Funds from the Prize may be applied toward the research project, publication and printing of results, travel for presentation of research project, or equipment needs. Funds may not be applied toward personnel expenses.

A report of progress, use of funds, findings, etc. must be submitted to the committee and ultimately, the donor, at the end of the calendar year in which the prize was awarded.

At the discretion of the committee, the prize may be awarded to the same project in consecutive years, not to exceed three consecutive years.

Guidelines: Please read the Prize for Research guidelines before applying.

To apply: Please send your application to