Academic Programs

Researchers at School of Biological Sciences identify key protein in muscle-tendon attachment

Posted by on December 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Researchers at the UMKC School of Biological Sciences have identified a key protein that is essential in the development of proper muscle-tendon attachment and maintaining muscle strength and mobility. The results of the research were published and featured as the cover story in the Journal of Developmental Biology.

Common journey brings three uncommon young scientists to UMKC

Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 8:54 am

They are three bright, young, dedicated scientists who had offers to attend medical school, conduct research or teach at coastal powerhouses; but they have never doubted the wisdom of their decision to leave all that behind. In the opinion of these exceptional researchers, there is no better place to conduct scientific investigations than UMKC’s School […]

School of Pharmacy researcher exploring effect of light on gene expression

Posted by on October 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty and student researchers in the lab of Simon Friedman, Ph.D., are working to refine a technique for controlling gene expression with light. Dr. Friedman, Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy, recently received a grant through the National Science Foundation Chemistry of Life Processes […]

National Science Foundation hosts veterans’ STEM think tank through UMKC

Posted by on September 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently sponsored Transition STEM — a veterans’ STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education think tank — through UMKC. The invitation-only event convened national leaders to help veterans with service-connected disabilities transition into post-secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

UMKC joins regional partners to secure $20 million NIH grant

Posted by on July 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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 […]

UMKC launches Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program

Posted by on July 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

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 […]