Press Releases

Sponsorship Crucial for Next Generation of Women in STEM

Our society can do a better job of empowering women and the advocacy of Women in Science and Entrepreneurship (W.I.S.E.) is crucial in the development of the next generation of women in STEM.   Gender stereotypes start young. Only 14% … Read More »

KCALSI Awards KC Scientists $50,000 Each to Advance Childhood Diseases Research

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2017 KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) has awarded The Paul Patton Trust, Ted C. McCarter, William Evans, Jr., and Bank of America, N.A. Trustees (Paul Patton Trust Grant) … Read More »

KCALSI and Blue KC Award Three $50,000 Grants for Healthcare Improvements for the KC Region

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2017 KANSAS CITY, MO. –For the sixth consecutive year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) have partnered to award the Blue KC Health Outcomes Research Grants. Three … Read More »

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Announces 2017 Science to Art Exhibit

For Release – July 19, 2017 KANSAS CITY, MO – For the fourth consecutive year, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) is proud to announce our Science to Art exhibit. This free, public exhibit will be presented at Kemper at the Crossroads from … Read More »

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Offers $50,000 Opportunity for Mitochondrial Dysfunction Research

For Immediate Release: June 5, 2017 KANSAS CITY – Following the success of the first Collaborate2Cure series focused on Cancer Immunotherapy, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) brings together the sharpest scientific minds in the region to address … Read More »

Hall Family Foundation Funds One Health Research in KC Region

For Release April 3, 2017 (Kansas City, MO) The Hall Family Foundation is providing the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) funding to support grants that further its regional vision of One Health, the nexus of human and animal … Read More »

KCALSI Boosts Bioinformatics in the KC Region

For Release March 13, 2017 (Kansas City, MO) Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) is excited to announce the release of a new resource for bioinformatics in the KC region, www.kcbioinformatics.org. Bioinformatics combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to … Read More »

Local Scientists Investigate Zika Virus and Birth Defects Funded By Research Grants

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2016  Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) has awarded grants supporting research focused on genetic diseases affecting children. The areas of research being explored by this year’s awardees include … Read More »

Blue KC Awards Grants Supporting Significant Medical Developments in KC Region

For Release August 16, 2016 KANSAS CITY, MO. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) in partnership with Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) has awarded the 2016 Blue KC Heath Outcomes Research Grants. The … Read More »

Growing the Life Sciences in Missouri & Kansas into A Global Epicenter – Path to 2025

Written by Wayne O. Carter, DVM, PhD In 2005, a significant regional strategy was developed and identified the animal health strength which led to the development of the Animal Health Corridor, now recognized around the world as the epicenter for … Read More »

2016 “Science to Art” Exhibit

2016 “Science to Art” Exhibit For Release – July 12, 2016 KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) announces the 2016 Science to Art exhibit.  The Science to Art exhibit is a selection of scientific … Read More »

2016 One Health Innovations Symposium Announced

2016 One Health Innovations Symposium Announced Two day symposium focused on the nexus of human and animal medicine For Release June 6, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) announces “One Health Innovations – … Read More »

2015 Census Reveals Sustained Growth in Life Sciences

For Release March 21, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The fifth Life Science Industry Census released since 2003 shows continued growth in this vital sector of the region’s economy and adds another valuable layer of detail to the industry’s growth … Read More »

Grants Awarded to Area Researchers Tackling Childhood Diseases

For Release Sept. 17, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three area research programs targeting treatments for devastating genetic childhood diseases will each receive $50,000 as recipients of the 2014 Patton Trust Research Development Grants. The grant recipients were announced today … Read More »

Grant Recipients Share Interest In Improving Children’s Healthcare

For Release Aug. 6, 201 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A focus on children’s health was the common theme among the proposals from three local scientists who are the recipients of the 2014 Blue KC Health Outcomes Research grants recently awarded … Read More »

Assay Depot Partners with Kansas City Area Life Science Institute to Create World’s First Academic Research Exchange

SAN DIEGO, Jul 21, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Assay Depot Inc ., the pharmaceutical industry’s leading marketplace for scientific services, today announced a partnership to build an academic Research Exchange for use by scientists at ten leading research hospitals, institutes, and universities in the Midwest. Read More »

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Board of Directors Announces New Leadership and Board Members

For Immediate Release The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) announced that William (Bill) S. Berkley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tension Corporation, has been named Chair of the Board.  Mr. Berkley succeeds L. Patrick James, MD, Senior … Read More »

Grants Awarded to Children’s Disease Researchers

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) announced the recipients of the 2013 Patton Trust Research Development Grants targeting cures for children’s diseases. Four grant awards of $50,000 each will be used to pursue research in the genetic basis of diseases affecting children. Read More »

2013 Animal Health Research Symposium Explores “Zoobiquitous” Links Between Animal and Human Health

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute announced today that Barbara Vickrey, MD, MPH, a neurologist and noted academic scholar in health outcomes research, will be the keynote speaker for its April 13 Annual Dinner and accompanying April 14 Symposium. Read More »

Grants Recognize Innovative Research and Potential Impact on Health Care

Four distinct research programs that could improve patient health care and reduce health-care costs are the recipients of the 2013 Health Outcomes Research grants, awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Read More »

2012 Census Provides Snap-shot of Region’s Growing Life Science Industry

Despite economic turmoil the past three years, the hub of life sciences in the Kansas City region continues to grow and reveals a changing landscape. Read More »

Area Grant Recipients Recognized for Research in Children’s Diseases

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute today announced the local recipients of three, $50,000 grants that will enable the continuation of critical research in finding cures for children’s diseases. Read More »

The University of Kansas Cancer Center Earns National Cancer Institute Designation

The University of Kansas Cancer Center was joined by national, state and local leaders today to celebrate its selection for designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center. Read More »

New President Selected to Lead Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute’s board of directors today announced that it has selected Dr. Wayne Carter as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer, effective June 18. Read More »

Two Kansas City Physicians Named Recipients of Blue KC Health Outcomes Research Grants

Helping the local Latino community better manage diabetes and providing a much-improved procedure to diagnose common upper gastrointestinal disorders are the focal points of the research programs that will receive this year’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) Health Outcomes Research grants. Read More »

Regional Life Sciences Stakeholders to Gather to Examine the Significance of Translational Medicine

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute is scheduled to hold its annual dinner on April 10, 2012. This year’s event will feature David M. Livingston, M.D., a well-known champion for the importance of translational research and its impact on the future of medicine. Read More »

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute President Announces Plan to Retire

Dr. Dan Getman, president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI), has informed the board of directors of his plans to retire in late spring. Read More »

Statewide MOSIRA Coalition Remains Resolved to Passing and Implementing MOSIRA

The statewide MOSIRA Coalition is disappointed in yesterday’s ruling by Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green blocking the implementation of the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA) as passed during last fall’s special session of the Missouri General Assembly. Read More »

Statement by MOSIRA Coalition in response to lawsuit filed by Missouri Roundtable for Life

The MOSIRA Coalition is resolved to continue to ask state officials to remove all impediments to implementing, funding and executing the job creation and economic development opportunities available to the state of Missouri through the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA). Read More »

Center for Animal Health Innovation Announces New CEO and Release of Proof of Concept Funding Grant Application Process

The Center for Animal Health Innovation (CAHI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Boily as its CEO, effective September 19, 2011. Read More »

Bayer USA Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant To SySTEMic Innovations

The Bayer USA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bayer Corporation, has awarded a $500,000 grant to SySTEMic Innovations, reaffirming its support of a science education reform program that Bayer spearheaded in 2004 in partnership with the Kansas City Missouri School District. Read More »

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Selects KCALSI to Manage Grants Program Designed to Improve Area Health Care

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute today announced it would manage a research grants program for the largest health insurance provider in the Kansas City area. Read More »

Area Scientists Receive Grants For Research in Children’s Diseases

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) today announced four regional recipients of the 2011 Research Development Grants awarded to research projects that explore the genetic basis of diseases affecting children. Read More »

Study Identifies Large Concentration of Contract Research Assets in Kansas City Region

According to a new study released today at the annual meeting of the Drug Information Association in Chicago, the greater Kansas City region is home to a significant cluster of contract research organizations (CROs) and contract service providers (CSPs), with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Read More »

Center for Animal Health Innovation Opens at New K-State Olathe Campus

The new Center for Animal Health Innovation has opened at the Kansas State University Olathe campus, serving as a kind of “filling station” for companies located within the KC Animal Health Corridor and beyond. Read More »

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Adds Two New Directors

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute has named two new members to its board of directors who will provide a powerful combination of business and civic leadership. Read More »