Archive for October, 2010

UMKC School of Medicine awarded $1.7 million Dept. of Defense contract to study shock/trauma treatment

October 28, 2010

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine has been awarded a $1.7 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct a research program to develop a treatment strategy for hemorrhagic shock that can be administered in conjunction with initial resuscitation efforts by combat medics on the battlefield or in medical […]

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UMKC launches Heartland Health Network to address health disparities in African American community

October 28, 2010

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create the Heartland Health Network (HHN) — a coalition of community partners working together to address health disparities by promoting wellness and facilitating health research in the African American community. The grant was awarded […]

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School of Medicine student to receive prestigious radiology society research award

October 21, 2010

The Radiological Society of North America has selected University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine student Neil Thakur, MS 6, to make an oral presentation and receive a 2010 Trainee Research Prize for medical students during the 2010 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Nov. 28-Dec. 3, in Chicago. The RSNA Scientific Program Committee […]

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UMKC to co-host series of China-U.S. dialogues on education, entrepreneurship and research

October 11, 2010

Business, civic and academic leaders from the United States and China will gather in Kansas City for the 14th Biennial Edgar Snow Symposium, Oct. 18-20, 2010. This year’s Symposium includes panel discussions on secondary education, entrepreneurship, international medical research and a special double session on energy and the environment. The Symposium is jointly sponsored by […]

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UMKC Staph research published by National Academy of Sciences

October 7, 2010

The reason that some Staphylococcal infections, such as MRSA, are so virulent lies in their ability to “evade” many of the human body’s immune responses. Scientists at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Biological Sciences (SBS) are part of a research team working to understand the mechanisms that allow certain pathogens to evade […]

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