KCUMB Appoints New Associate Dean for College of Biosciences

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 8, 2013) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences recently announced the appointment of Robert A. White, Ph.D., as associate dean for the College of Biosciences, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

White joined KCUMB-College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 as professor of biology and medical genetics. He will continue in this capacity in addition to his new appointment. Prior to joining KCUMB, White was director of the Mouse Genetics Research Laboratory at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

According to Marc B. Hahn, D.O., executive vice president for academic and medical affairs, provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, White was selected for his extensive training and experience in both the classroom and laboratory.

“Dr. White’s strong background in research will provide the College of Biosciences with additional depth as the University seeks to grow its graduate programs,” Hahn said.

White’s research program at the University focuses on the identification of gene defects in mouse models of human disease and the discovery of new therapies to treat those diseases. He has co-authored numerous manuscripts and abstracts and was most recently published in Genomics, Missouri Medicine and Blood.

White earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and a master of science in biology and doctor of biology from Boston University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and in medicine, hematology/oncology at Children’s Hospital in Boston.

About KCUMB Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1916, its College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state.

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