Volume 2, 2014

Expert ExchangeExpert Exchange: Dr. Jannette Berkley-Patton
UMKC Professor Takes HIV Testing to the Pews

In April, the National Institute of Health granted UMKC’s Department of Psychology a 3.2 million dollar grant to scale-up an innovative HIV testing model that saw success in a religiously-sensitive strategy within the Kansas City African American church community.

Whiteboard 2 Boardroom
UMKC Innovation Center’s Whiteboard 2 Boardroom Program Facilitates the Transfer of Technology

The story of Cardioptimus began in the operating room with a discussion of the clinical challenges faced by doctors.

2014 Animal Health Research Symposium
KCALSI to Host Animal Health Research Symposium, 
“Antibiotics: Choosing the Path of Least Resistance”

Antibiotic resistance has emerged as truly a “One Health” problem that exploits the inextricable linkage of human and animal medicine and food production in our world.

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute 2014 Annual Dinner
KCALSI Annual Dinner to Focus on Technology Integration in Healthcare

Keynote speaker Dr. Daniel Kraft’s presentation will explore the range of robotics to mobile health apps and challenge our conventional approach to healthcare.

Stakeholder Highlight: University of Missouri
MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin Has Record of Fostering Research Growth

New chancellor hires Hank Foley as senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at MU.

Stakeholder Highlight: UMKC
UMKC: Where Entrepreneurism and STEM Meet

Digital Sandbox KC, the proof-of-concept center started by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center as part of its KCSourceLink program, has funded projects for 37 area technology startups including one with a UMKC faculty connection.

COLLAB
KU Students Launch Innovation Forum

A dedicated group of students at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and KU’s Lawrence campus have launched a regular, ongoing innovation forum called COLLAB Brew.

Life Sciences Business News & New Hires
Life Sciences
Business News
& New Hires

Quarterly updates from KCALSI’s stakeholders.

Life Sciences Calendar
Life Sciences
Calendar of Events

View upcoming industry events.