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Virtual Conference

Kansas City University (KCU) Homecoming 2021: Come Back to the Future of KCU



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THE 2021 KCU CME HOMECOMING IS ENTIRELY VIRTUAL.  PARTICIPANTS CAN NO LONGER ATTEND IN-PERSON DUE TO COVID-19 and its variants. 
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You are invited to join Kansas City University (KCU) for this three-day CME program which provides for a maximum of 21.25 AOA Category 1-A credits and 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This CME event will be delivered online for those who want to join remotely.  

KCU will deliver virtual presentations September 23-25, 2021. All those who register will have access to all sessions the day of the event, and on demand for an additional 30 days to watch later or revisit a session.  On-demand sessions will be available starting September 28, 2021 through October 31, 2021.  

The program will explore the most challenging management problems facing today’s practicing physicians. Distinguished faculty will present current information and evidence-based treatment for a variety of diagnoses seen in primary care, including risk factors for suicide, cardiac advances, diabetes, opioids and the challenge of chronic pain conditions.  Other topics of interest include incorporation of osteopathic principles and practice, practice improvement, physician self-care, and care of LGBTQI patients, as well as many others.

Refund
Cancellations must be received in writing at cme@kansascity.edu by September 1, 2021, and will be subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. If, for any reason, the events must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the KCU Continuing Medical Education team, a full refund will be provided.

Accreditation Information

The event has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Kansas City University (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Allopathic Credit Designation

MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MAOPS designates this activity for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Osteopathic Credit Designation

MAOPS is accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 21.25 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Disclosures

Each of the members of the program planning committee have disclosed that the relevant parties have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.  They also disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests relative to the content of this presentation.

Each of the speakers have disclosed if they have any actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.  They also have disclosed if they have relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests relative to the content of this presentation. If any conflicts are identified, the conflict(s) will be disclosed at the beginning of the speaker’s presentation and in their bio.

Grievance Policy

All grievances should be in writing and specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, a grievance should be directed to the KCU Graduate Medical Education Director, who will then forward said grievance to the CME Committee.  Grievances should be addressed to the KCU GME Director at cme@kansascity.edu.  All grievances will receive an initial response from KCU within 30 days of receipt. KCU will resolve the grievance, if possible. 

If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response from KCU, they can then submit the grievance in writing to the KCU’s accredited sponsor, the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS). Grievances should be addressed to the MAOPS Executive Director at 1423 Randy Lane, Jefferson City, MO 65101.  All grievances will receive a response from MAOPS in writing within 30 days of receipt.  MAOPS will resolve the grievance, if possible. 

If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response from MAOPS, they can then submit the grievance in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 E Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611.

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Speakers

Ron Holt, DO, MPA, DFAPA's Profile

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Student Health Physician

San Francisco State University


Ronald Holt, DO,’93, is a board-certified psychiatrist, author, and international speaker. For the past 20 years, Holt has been a relentless advocate and educator on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and civil rights. In 2008, Holt expanded his presentations nationally to include LGBTQ+ healthcare, the consequences of bullying, and suicide risk reduction. He has presented to hundreds of audiences, including physician audiences, on how to provide culturally competent care to the LGBTQ+ community.

Holt, along with his husband, William Huggett, MD, have published a self-help book and supportive coloring books for the LGBTQ+ community. They have also published a coloring book to help physicians with stress reduction. He has received several awards across the country for his community service and commitment to diversity. In the late 2000s, Holt received his previous employer’s two highest awards for community service and diversity achievement, making him the first physician within this national healthcare organization to receive both awards in the individual category. In 2019, he was elected to Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In addition to being a KCU Adjunct Assistant Professor, Holt currently practices as a student health physician at San Francisco State University.

Ron Holt, DO, discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Holt can be reached at drrholt@gmail.com.


Leonard Calabrese, DO's Profile

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Professor of Medicine; Director of the RJ Fasenmyer Centre for Clinical Immunology, Vice Chair, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Co-director of the Centre for Vasculitis Care and Research

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Leonard Calabrese, DO, is a Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases and the Co-director of the Centre for Vasculitis Care and Research. He also serves as Director of the RJ Fasenmyer Centre for Clinical Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic. He also holds appointments in the Department of Infectious Diseases and the Wellness Institute.

He has particular clinical and research interests in vascular inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, primary and secondary immunodeficiency states and the intersection of infections and autoimmunity. He serves as the editor of Healio Rheumatology and for over past 20 years has developed innovative programs to teach basic, clinical and translational immunology to care providers of patients with immune mediated inflammatory diseases. Over the course of his academic research career, Professor Calabrese has authored over 400 publications including book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Leonard Calbrese, DO, discloses that he is a paid consultant for Genentech, Glaxo Smith Kline, AbbVie, UCB, Jannsen and Bristol Myers Squibb. 

Dr. Calabrese can be reached at calabrl@ccf.org.  


James Southwell, DO's Profile

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Clinical Associate Professor, Comprehensive Spine Center Clinic/Neurology

The University of Kansas Medical Center


Dr. Southwell graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2003 and received a doctorate in osteopathic medicine before beginning postgraduate training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He completed a one-year medical internship followed by a three-year general neurology residency. This was followed by a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology, after which he entered private practice for approximately four years.

He joined the Neurology faculty at University of Kansas in 2013 and now practices general neurology in the University of Kansas Health System's Spine Center. He is active on the inpatient EMG service for the diagnosis of neuromuscular disease. Although he has had fellowship EMG/EEG training, he enjoys practicing general neurology and treats a wide variety of neurological conditions. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with initial certification in 2008.  He is currently Associate Professor of Neurology, and Division Chief of Community Neurology at University of Kansas Department of Neurology.

Dr. Southwell discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Southwell can be reached at jsouth1975@hotmail.com


Scott Blakesley's Profile

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Attorney

Spencer Fane


Scott Blakesley is a partner and leader at Spencer Fane firm located in Kansas City estate planning group. Scott’s practice involves all areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration, including family-owned businesses, planning for multiple generations, charitable gift planning, tax-exempt organizations, estate and gift tax planning, and general advice and counseling for family members involved in business and estate planning. Scott was selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers from 2005-2019, and voted The Best Layers of American Lawyer of the Year 2017 and 2019.  He is a philanthropic planning board member and a member of the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City.

Scott Blakesley has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Mr. Blakesley can be reached at sblakesley@spencerfane.com or 816-292-8268.


JP Smith, DO, FACOS's Profile

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Chairman of the KCU Board of Trustees; Consultant

Surgical Specialists, PA


John P. Smith, DO, FACOS, is chairman of the KCU Board of Trustees. Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1971 and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 1975.

Following his medical education at KCU, Dr. Smith completed a transitional rotating internship at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and a four-year general surgery residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals in St. Louis, Mo. He also completed a one-year fellowship in clinical nutrition in Chicago, IL. 

Over the years, Dr. Smith has served in numerous professional societies and committees, including the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, where he served on the Board of Governors, is a past president and holds fellowship status. 

Dr. Smith is the recipient of numerous awards and honors recognizing his contributions to the practice and teaching of medicine. 

JP Smith, DO, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Smith can be reached at jpsmithdo@gmail.com or 316-640-6198.


Jeffrey Burns, MD, MS's Profile

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Professor, Neurocognitive Division Chief

The University of Kansas Medical Center


Jeffrey M. Burns, MD, MS is the Edward H. Hashinger Professor of Neurology and the Co-Director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center (KU ADRC). Dr. Burns also directs the Clinical and Translational Science Unit, the Department of Neurology’s Memory Care Clinic, and leads the KU ADRC’s Clinical Core and AD Trial Team, which is a site for the ADCS and ATRI national trial networks. Dr. Burns started the AD clinical research program at KU in 2004 to stimulate and support AD and aging research locally while pursuing research investigating how various lifestyle factors influence brain aging and AD. The program has grown into a vibrant research and training environment for AD and brain aging research. Dr. Burns has been continuously funded as a PI by the NIH since 2005 for work focused on how various lifestyle factors influence brain aging and AD progression.

Jeffrey Burns, MD, MS, discloses he receives research support for NIH, is a site investigator for trails from Novaritis et al, and a consultant for renw research.

Dr. Burns can be reached at jburns@kumc.edu.


Kerrie Jordan, DHSc, C-TAGME's Profile

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Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Director, Graduate Medical Education, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Education

Kansas City University


Kerrie J. Jordan, MS, DHSc, C-TAGME, is the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences – Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium and Director for the GME Department at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences within the College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Jordan is also serving as a consultant for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Dr. Jordan started as a program coordinator for an academic hospital, was a senior coordinator for a children's hospital, and a GME administrative director for a College of Osteopathic Medicine before she was appointed as the DIO in 2015.  She serves on several professional committees, and Chairs a few councils in the profession.  She is a published author, national speaker, and enjoys the investigative aspect of medical education.

She considers herself a workaholic and credits her success to her background in customer service and logistics during her earlier years. She prides herself to help others grow professionally and become the best versions of themselves while enjoying their careers.  Dr. Jordan's areas of interest include working out, the water (especially the beach), and playing with her fur babies. 

Kerrie Jordan, DHSc, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Jordan can be reached at kjordan@kansascity.edu


Angela Pierce, DC, PhD's Profile

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Director of COM Preclinical Assessment and Assistant Professor

Kansas City University


Angela N. Pierce, DC, PhD is the Director of COM Preclinical Assessment at Kansas City University. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), studying the molecular mechanisms and neurobiology of chronic pelvic pain in association with stress axis dysregulation following early life trauma. She is also a board-certified chiropractor, graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic with research interests in chronic pain management.

As an expert in the neurobiological adaptation to adverse childhood events, Dr. Pierce is interested in wider public health aspects, policy, and health systems specifically associated with childhood development, mental health and overall wellness. Her current research investigates mechanisms of post-operative depression, regulation of the physiological stress axis, and reward neurobiology.

Dr. Pierce received her undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry (B.S.) and Spanish (B.A.) from Missouri Southern State University. In her spare time, she enjoys racing triathlon, writing and hiking with her family.

Angela Pierce, DC, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Pierce can be reached at apierce@kansascity.edu or 417-208-0656.


Marcus Iszard, PhD, MS's Profile

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Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Kansas City University


Dr. Iszard serves as an Associate Professor at Kansas City University.    He has been in academic medicine for over twenty-five years.  He started his career in Louisiana after postdoctoral fellowship at University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics in Kansas City, Kansas.  He has published several articles and presented nationally. 

Dr. Iszard discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Iszard can be reached at miszard@kansascity.edu or 417-208-0660


Robert "Bo" Cooley, DO, MA, DO, MA's Profile

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Assistant Professor of Primary Care

Kansas City University


Dr. Cooley received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Washburn University, his Doctor of Osteopathy from Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Cooley has served as Program Director for the Addiction Related Services at the Menninger Clinic, Child Psychiatrist for the Wyandot Behavioral Health Center, Medical Director of the Opioid Dependency Treatment Program for the Samuel U Rodgers Health Center, and the supervising physician for the Pain Management Services for the Health Partnership Clinic. He is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Primary Care here at KCU and is the Consulting Psychiatrist for the Kansas University Counseling and Education Support Services.

Robert Cooley, DO, discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Cooley can be reached at rcooley@kansascity.edu.


Juan Jaramillo, MBA's Profile

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GME Quality and Safety Education Coordinator

Kansas City University


Juan Jaramillo MBA, LSSGB is the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Education Coordinator for the Kansas City University Graduate Medical Education (GME) Department.  He is the Chair of the KCU GME Consortium Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Subcommittee. Juan has been working for the private and public sector in the USA and Colombia, and has more than 10 years of experience in education and practice in the healthcare field. He has an MBA from Illinois Tech and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. His professional passion is healthcare quality improvement.

He enjoys outdoor activities, practicing golf and cooking for his family and friends.

Mr. Jaramillo discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Mr. Jaramillo can be reached at  jjaramillo@kansascity.edu


Sherri Howell, DO's Profile

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Associate Professor of Primary Care

Kansas City University


Dr. Howell is a 1994 graduate of AT Still University. She practiced Family Medicine in down-state Illinois for 15 years before joining KCU. At KCU, Dr. Howell has filled various roles and enjoys teaching clinical skills to undergraduate medical students. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sherri Howell, DO, discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Howell can be reached at showell@kansascity.edu.


Jared Heiles, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS's Profile

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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Infectious Disease

Baptist Health System in Little Rock, Arkansas


Dr. Jared Heiles graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Pharmacy in 2016.  After graduation, he completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN, then a PGY2 Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV.  In his spare time, Jared enjoys music, sports, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Henry.

Jared Heiles, PharmD, discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Heiles can be reached at jared.heiles@gmail.com or (501) 202-4956.

 


Jared Nichols, DO, DO's Profile

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Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Kansas City University


Jared W. Nichols, DO has been an active member of Kansas City University faculty for the last four years.  He serves as the year two course director for the osteopathic skills classes.  He is on the Board of Trustees for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.  His interests include osteopathic advocacy and promotion, which he demonstrates through advising the Joplin-KCU student MAOPS chapter. 

Dr. Nichols earned his BA in Music, Percussion from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO.  While attending A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO he completed a teaching fellowship in anatomy and later earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Nichols completed his Family Medicine Residency at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO.  While in residency he completed his certificate in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona.  Dr. Nichols began moonlighting in rural critical access Emergency Rooms during residency and continues to serve as an ER physician through Docs Who Care.  He completed his Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship at UNT-HSC TCOM/ Medical City Fort Worth in June 2018 and is board certified in FM & OMT as well as Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal medicine.  He is active in research at KCU with multiple projects ranging from ultrasound education to regenerative medicine.

Jared Nichols, DO, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Nichols can be reached at jnichols@kansascity.edu or 417-208-0733.


William R. Carpenter, DO, FASAM's Profile

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Chief Wellness Officer

Capital Regional Medical Center-Center for Mental Wellness


Russ Carpenter is a psychiatrist at the Center for Mental Wellness at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO. He is originally from St. Louis where he completed his undergraduate degree at St. Louis University before attending medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. He completed psychiatry residency training at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He has served as the Medical Director for the Physician and Health Professional Wellness Program sponsored by MAOPS since 2016. He is also a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of an opioid use disorder treatment center with Behavioral Health Group. Russ was named the Chief Wellness Officer at Capital Region Medical Center in November of 2020. To further partner with physicians and support them in achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, he completed a 9-month training program in 2020-2021 through The Physician Coaching Institute to earn his certification as a Master Physician Development Coach.

William Carpenter, DO, FASAM, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Carpenter can be reached at wcarpenter@crmc.org or 573-632-5320. 


Jeff Staudinger, PhD's Profile

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Chair of Basic Sciences - Joplin, and Professor of Pharmacology

Kansas City University


Dr. Staudinger serves as the Director of the MSSU-KCU Stress Research Consortium (MKRC).  The MKRC is housed within the Biomedical Research Laboratory (BMRL), which is comprised of approximately 3,000 square feet of office and wet-lab space located 6.8 miles from the KCU campus on the campus of Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) in Joplin.  Dr. Staudinger also serves as the course director for the Biomedical Science Research Elective (IDIS 198) offered through the KCU-COM.  Student participation in this research elective course serves as an entry into ongoing research efforts. and is intended to provide a framework within which both KCU COM & two-year KCU COB M.S. students may engage in biomedical science research projects in Joplin.  This course represents a mechanism by which students will receive academic credit for their participation in our research studies.  These research-related activities are sponsored and located at the BMRL at MMSU, the KCU campus, or other approved regional partner institution(s) in Joplin. 

Dr. Staudinger discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Staudinger can be reached at jstaudinger@kansascity.edu


Robert Arnce, MD, M.D., FACEP's Profile

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Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Kansas City University


Robert Arnce, MD, FACEP, is a board certified, residency trained emergency physician. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri in 1989. He graduated from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota in 1993 and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville in 1996. He received his board certification Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 1996 and Fellowship status from the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1999. 

Dr. Arnce is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Kansas City University (KCU).  He practiced emergency medicine for over 30 years and is an attending in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

Robert Arnce, MD, FACEP, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Arnce can be reached at rarnce@kansascity.edu


Elijah Elliott's Profile

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Second Year Medical Student, KCU-Joplin

Kansas City University


Elijah Elliott is currently a medical student at Kansas City University.  Growing up in the small town of Oswego, KS, Elijah Elliott was drawn to the path of being a physician by noticing the health disparities of rural areas, as well as the importance of close relationships between physician and community. Elijah came to KCU by way of the “Yours to Lose” program, an accelerated acceptance partnership between KCU and Missouri Southern State University. During his undergraduate years, he spent much of his time in the classroom, volunteering at Freeman’s ICU, tutoring local high school students, and spending time with peers. Since arriving at KCU, Elijah has served the role of Treasurer for KCU-Joplin’s the Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics club, and has also joined other students at the Missouri Southern-Kansas City University Research Consortium (MKRC). At the MKRC, Elijah has participated in the “OMT and Opioid Use Disorder” project, and has also helped write a review article over the Post Translational Modifications of Pregnane-X Receptor.

Elijah discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Elijah can be reached at Elijah.elliott@kansascity.edu


Phill Vainer's Profile

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Second Year Medical Student, KCU-Joplin

Kansas City University


Phill Vainer is currently a medical student at Kansas City University.  Phill came to KCU after graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2016 with his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  In Reno, he worked as a phlebotomist and clinical laboratory assistant.  Outside of work, he volunteered at a Harm Reduction Center where he operated a clean needle/syringe exchange program, educated the community on harm reduction principles, performed anonymous STD testing, and provided counseling services to several at-risk populations. Since arriving at KCU, Phill has taken on multiple leadership positions and research opportunities. In his first year at KCU, Phill helped author the paper: “Cadaveric Analysis on the Spatial Properties of the Sural nerve around the Lateral Malleolus,” published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Likewise, he is an active participant in the Missouri Southern-KCU Research Consortium (MKRC). With the MKRC, he has hosted multiple presentations, including journal club presentations and presentations related to his current research. In addition to his work on Opioid Use Disorder, he is currently helping author a review article covering the Pregnane X Receptor alongside his colleagues in the Staudinger Lab. Outside of research, Phill is a member of the Osteopathic Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Phi, the Treasurer of the Research Club, Logistics Coordinator of the Emergency Medicine Club, and an anatomy tutor.

Phill has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Phill can be reached at phill.vainer@kansascity.edu 


Naman Ashraf, MD's Profile

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Psychiatry Residency Program Director

Ozark Center


Dr. Nauman Ashraf is the Program Director for Ozark Center Psychiatry Residency program in Joplin, Missouri.  He has worked at Ozark Center since July 2013 treating patients with mental illness and comorbid substance abuse issues.  He also serves as the Medical Director of Addiction Services at Ozark Center and started Ozark Center’s OBOT program in 2017.  He graduated from Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences in Pakistan.  He completed his psychiatry residency at New York University School of Medicine as well as a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry. He is board certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is the recipient of the Harold I. Kaplan Memorial Award for outstanding contributions in the field of psychiatric teaching and education. He has co-authored book chapters and published peer reviewed articles. He serves as a Prescriber Consultant for the SAMSHA STR-TA Consortium to help fight opioid epidemic. He has been invited to multiple regional and media talks on the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.  He has a passion toward improving resident wellness and completed a research project titled the Psychiatry Residency Yoga Training Experiment at Ozark Center. He also served as the PI for KCU- GME Consortium funded project for all residents in the consortium to improve their wellness - 5 Factor Wellness Model.

Nauman Ashraf, MD, discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Ashraf can be reached at nashraf@freemanhealth.com or 417-347-7603.


Jordan Stanton, DO's Profile

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Psychiatrist

Kansas City Psychiatric Group


Jordan Stanton, DO is a board eligible psychiatrist who joined the Kansas City Psychiatric Group in July of 2021. She was raised in Michigan and attended Albion College for her pre-medical and undergraduate studies. She completed medical school in Kansas City, Missouri at Kansas City University: College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon graduation, she completed residency training in psychiatry at the KCU-GME Consortium/Ozark Center program in Joplin, Missouri, where she served as Chief Resident. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

Dr. Stanton treats patients age 12 and older with a wide range of disorders, including but not limited to, depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia spectrum disorders and OCD with a particular interest in substance abuse disorders.

Jordan Stanton, DO, discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Stanton can be reached at jstanton@kcpsych.com.


Kevin Treffer, DO, FACOFP's Profile

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Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Kansas City, and Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Kansas City University


A third generation Osteopathic Physician, Dr. Treffer earned his DO degree from KCU-COM in 1987 and completed a Rotating Internship at University Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri in 1988.  He is board certified in Osteopathic Family Practice by the AOBACOFP and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine by the AOBNMM/OMM. He earned his Fellow award from the ACOFP in 2013. He has served as full time OMM faculty for 28 years as of July 20, 2020 and has helped train over 5500 Osteopathic Physicians at KCU.  He is the Chair of the Department of OMM for KCU-COM (KC and Joplin Campuses).  He maintains a Specialty Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine practice here in Kansas City at the KC Care Health Care Center.   He authored a chapter in Waldman Pain Management Textbook on the Osteopathic Approach to the Chronic Pain Patient, editions 1 and 2.  He is a member of AACOM’s Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles since 1992 and served as the Chair of the Council from 2011 to 2015.  He has given numerous lectures and workshops covering multiple OMM topics on a local, regional and national level.  He was inducted into the inaugural class of the Mentor Hall of Fame for the AOA.  He received the 2002 Family Physician of the Year award from the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and was the 2018 KCU-COM Alumnus of the year. 

Kevin Treffer, DO, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Treffer can be reached at ktreffer@kansascity.edu or 816-654-7430


Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc's Profile

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Director of Predoctoral Education - Dental, KCU-Joplin

Kansas City University


Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc, graduated from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine in 2015. She completed a 1-year GPR residency at a VA Hospital in 2016, a Dental Public Health residency in 2018, and a MMSc in Dental Education at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2019. She serves as the director of pre-doctoral education at Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine in Joplin, MO.

Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc, discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Kennedy can be reached at erkennedy@kansascity.edu.


Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP's Profile

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Professor and Founding Dean, College of Dental Medicine and Vice Provost, Oral Health Affairs

Kansas City University


Dr. Niessen currently serves as Founding Dean and Professor, Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine and Vice Provost for Oral Health Affairs. She is a board-certified public health dentist and has fellowship training in geriatric dentistry. She has provided clinical care to medically complex patients at VA Medical Centers in Boston and Dallas, TX. Dr. Niessen received her dental degree (DMD), her public health degree (MPH), and Masters in Public Policy (MPP) degree, all from Harvard University. She received a BA in chemistry (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Niessen can be reached at lniessen@kansascity.edu or 417-208-0755.


Matthew Daggett, DO's Profile

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Founding member and Orthopedic Surgeon

Sano Orthopedics


Dr. Daggett founded Sano Orthopedics (formerly Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine) with a mission to improve musculoskeletal health. This pursuit drives his technique innovation, which he validates through research and outcomes. He believes better individualized care will create a healthier KC village. Dr. Daggett was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. After graduating from University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Daggett received his medical degree from KCU and MBA in Healthcare Leadership from Rockhurst University. He completed his orthopedic residency in Kansas City. Following residency, Dr. Daggett knew he wanted to become a sports medicine physician. Thus, he obtained 2 fellowships: sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute with Dr. Lemak in Birmingham, AL and a shoulder fellowship with Dr. Gilles Walch and Dr. Lionel Neyton in Lyon, France. Dr. Daggett is an active researcher in his orthopedic field and an expert in injury prevention, knee ligament injuries, sports medicine and shoulder rotator cuff repair and treatment. He is the only American member of the International SANTI research group on sports medicine injuries and an associate clinical professor of KCU. He also serves on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). With over 60 published articles as well as global visits from surgeons who shadow and collaborate with Dr. Daggett, Dr. Daggett has established himself as a trusted surgeon early in his career. With a drive for better outcomes, he is leading the way with new techniques, like Needle Arthroscopy.

Matthew Daggett, DO, discloses that he has a relevant financial relationship with Arthrex marketing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.  

Dr. Daggett can be reached at mdaggett@sanoorthopedics.com or 816-525-2840.


Robert McNab, DO's Profile

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Vice President of Medical Education

Freeman Health Systems


Dr. Robert McNab is a practicing Internist in Joplin, MO. He has a passion for medical education. As such he serves as Vice President of Medical Education for Freeman Health Systems.  In this role he manages the educational needs of 50 resident doctors and 120 core medical students. Further, he has served as the program director of Internal medicine for Freeman Health Systems since 2012.

Dr. McNab serves as the director of COVID care for Freeman Health system, managing both an isolation ICU unit and a step-down unit devoted to the care of COVID patients.

Dr. McNab is a 2002 graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience. He holds fellowships from both the ACOI and the ACP.

Dr. McNab believes firmly that healthy lifestyles are the foundations of good health. His medical practice and educational focus reflect this.

Robert McNab, DO, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. McNab can be reached at rcmcnab@freemanhealth.com


Christos Hatzigeorgiou, DO, MPH, FACP's Profile

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Division Chief of General Internal Medicine

Augusta University -Medical College of Georgia


Dr. Christos Hatzigeorgiou joined the Augusta University faculty as Division Chief of General Internal Medicine after serving in the U.S. Army as a physician leader in clinical, academic, and administrative roles.  Dr. Hatzigeorgiou completed his internal medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  He completed a Master’s degree in Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) at Uniform Services University of the Health Science Center. With prior experience of implementing a Patient Center Medical Home, Dr. Hatzigeorgiou is centered on value-based care principles, a proven care model that improves the health of patients through team-based healthcare delivery focused on cost-effective methods. Dr. Hatzigeorgiou has been involved with health service and outcomes research, and evidence-based medicine is a focal point of his training and teaching.

Christos Hatzigeorgiou, DO, discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Hatzigeorgiou can be reach at chatzigeorgiou@augusta.edu 


Sarah Getch, PhD's Profile

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Program Director Health Services Psychology and Assistant Provost for Accreditation / Accreditation Liaison

Kansas City University


Dr. Getch earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and completed both her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Feinberg School of Medicine.  While at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, she worked on several NIMH R01 and R21 projects focused on affective processing as well as perinatal anxiety and depression. After deciding to pursue a career in academia, Dr. Getch worked as an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University in the Department of Behavioral Medicine.  In addition to teaching and mentoring PsyD students, she served as Director of Admissions, Education Chair, Co-Chair of the Self-Study & Accreditation Committee, and was a founding member of the Interprofessional Education Committee.  More recently, Dr. Getch joined Kansas City University (KCU) as the Program Director of the Clinical Psychology program and Assistant Provost for Accreditation where she and her team have built an APA accredited PsyD program.  She continues to build IPE curriculum both within the PsyD program and at a university-wide level by assisting in the creation of the university-wide IPE Committee, serving on the IPE steering committee, and through the creation of IPE coursework as well as multiple IPE student experiences. 

Sarah Getch, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Getch can be reached at sgetch@kansascity.edu or 816-654-7259. 


Esperanza Anaya, PhD's Profile

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Assistant Program Director of Health Service Psychology; Associate Professor of Health Service

Kansas City University


Esperanza Anaya is an Assistant Program Director and Associate Professor for the Health Service Psychology Program at Kansas City University. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Indiana University. Dr. Anaya teaches a variety of courses, such as History & Systems, Research Methodology, and Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior. Since entering higher education, she has worked to create an inclusive work place and learning environment at the programmatic and university level.  She co-presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology on the topic of “Promoting Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Programs: Students, Faculty and Staff”.  Esperanza’s current research focuses on identifying academic resources that would aid in the retention of underrepresented students in higher education.

Esperanza Anaya, PhD, discloses she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Anaya can be reached at eanaya@kansascity.edu.


Alumni Events

KCU Alumni who are attending in-person on the Kansas City campus are invited to join:

  • Homecoming and Class Reunion Celebration Friday, September 24, 2021, starting at 6:00 p.m.
    • KCU Class Reunions for those who graduated 1966, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, or 2016.  

Hotel

If alumni are joining in person, KCU has secured a block of rooms at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza, located on The Country Club Plaza, a popular shopping and entertainment district in Kansas City. Click here to book your room. Once on the site, click "Book Now" in the upper right corner. Once you enter your arrival and departure dates, click search to see available rooms and rates.

If you have any questions about this year's Alumni events, please email alumni@kansascity.edu or call a member of the alumni services team at (816) 654-7280. 

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