Archive for July, 2011

UMKC joins regional partners to secure $20 million NIH grant

July 28, 2011

Thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of nearly $20 million, researchers and clinicians from University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute (MAHI) will collaborate with colleagues from across the bi-state region to create a broad new multidisciplinary translational research network. The five-year grant was awarded […]

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National Science Foundation hosts veterans’ STEM education think tank through UMKC

July 21, 2011

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will sponsor a veterans’ STEM education think tank through the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) next week. The invitation-only event will convene national leaders to help veterans with service-connected disabilities transition into post-secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

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UMKC launches Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program

July 18, 2011

In response to growing workforce demand for allied health care workers, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is offering a new Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) degree program. The program, which is accepting students for the Fall 2011 semester, is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in pursuing a degree in […]

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Kauffman Foundation grants $3.2 million to form KC STEM Alliance

July 6, 2011

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a $3.2 million grant over five years to create the KC STEM Alliance – a new organization that will grow and strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs to build a stronger pipeline of students prepared for 21st century careers. The KC STEM Alliance is housed at […]

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