NIH awards $1.46 million to fund Children’s Mercy-Truman-UMKC Center for Neonatal Research

Posted by on April 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm

The NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development announced a five year grant totaling $1,463,866 for The Children’s Mercy-Truman-UMKC Center, one of only 18 NIH-funded Neonatal Research Network centers in the nation, and the only one in Missouri or Kansas. This new Neonatal Research Network site at Children’s Mercy Hospitals […]

UMKC Hospital Hill Campus hosts 2011 Health Sciences Research Summit

Posted by on April 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm

The UMKC Health and Life Sciences Schools co-hosted the UMKC Health Sciences Research Summit on Wednesday, April 20, in the UMKC Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill Campus. The purpose of the Research Summit was to make the UMKC community aware of the health sciences related research being conducted in the Schools of Biological […]

School of Medicine researchers receive $1.8 million NIH grant to explore molecular mechanisms of drug addiction

Posted by on June 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine have been awarded a grant of more than $1.8 million for their research into the brain mechanisms responsible for drug abuse and addiction and other mental illnesses such as depression. The grant will support a lab led by John Wang, M.D., Ph.D., who is […]

UMKC’s Vision Research Center develops a novel strategy to treat glaucoma

Posted by on May 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Vision Research Center has been awarded a $100,000 grant (over two years) from the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) for their proposal “Protection of optic nerve head astrocytes and structure in glaucoma.” Degeneration or acute damage of the retina due to glaucoma is a major cause of visual loss […]

UMKC researchers conduct pilot weight-management program for the U.S. military

Posted by on May 10, 2010 at 8:24 am

Despite the assumption that active-duty military members are in normal weight and fit, the U.S. military is struggling with escalating rates of overweight and obesity. Studies have long shown that the increasing numbers of people in our society who are overweight or obese often suffer from reduced social status, reduced employment opportunities, and increased morbidity […]

QM Power/UMKC collaboration brings world’s most efficient motor, generator and actuator technology to KC

Posted by on April 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

New magnetic circuit technology is about to revolutionize the way manufacturers and customers design and use electric motors, generators and actuators – providing more efficiency, power density and reliability while helping consumers save money and minimize their carbon footprints. And this month, Kansas City’s Green Impact Zone will become home to ongoing research and development […]