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Putting grant dollars to work

Since its creation in 2015, 21 students have graduated from the UMKC Propel program, a transition program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The job placement rate for those graduates? 100 percent. “This is huge,” says Alexis Petri, Ed.D., principal investigator and project director, because the rate of employment for people with disabilities … Continue reading Putting grant dollars to work

Looking for kinder cures

Erin Bumann, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S., is a licensed and board-certified pediatric dentist, but her research aims to solve problems far beyond what most children experience. “Sometimes faces don’t form correctly, and these children can have issues with breathing, eating and speaking,” Bumann says. Right now, the only treatment available for these children is invasive surgery. Bumann, … Continue reading Looking for kinder cures