Dr. Roy James Rinehart Foundation

Campaign Priorities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Clinical Innovation Center

Practice Simulation Clinic and Practice Management Curriculum

This facility would simulate a real-world dental practice for 4th year DDS students and dental hygiene students and the multi-semester curriculum sequence, including business plans, pro forma, human resources issues and equipment procurement would culminate in the practice simulation clinic where DDS students will collaborate with dental hygienists and expanded function dental auxiliaries.

 

 

Leadership in Basic Science and Clinical Translational Research

Clinical Translational Research Endowed Faculty Positions

Faculty positions in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences would support the establishment of a Clinical Translational Research Institute at UMKC. The positions would collaborate with faculty in the Schools of Computing and Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medicine.

Biomaterials Endowed Faculty Positions

These positions would support the establishment of a Clinical Translational Research Institute at UMKC. The positions would focus on research in biomaterials, bioengineering, and biomechanics and would collaborate with faculty in the Schools of Computing and Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medicine.

 

Faculty Endowments

These endowments help the School respond to the disparity between salaries in private practice and academic salaries, which currently make it extremely difficult to recruit qualified faculty.
• Endowed Chair in Occlusion and TMJ dysfunction
• Two Endowed Chairs in Oral Surgery
• Endowed Chair on Restorative Dentistry
• Endowed Chair in Periodontics
• Endowed Chair in Endodontics
• Endowed Chair in Pathology
• Endowed Chair in Dental Hygiene
• Faculty Development Support

It is essential that we provide resources for professional development for both young, junior faculty and for retires practitioners who want to enter the teaching field to compete for talent.

 

 

Special Patient Care Clinical Facility

Oncology and Special Patient Support Clinic

This clinic plays a key role in the School’s mission area of service to the community. The clinic is recognized as a tremendous community and regional resource on providing essential oral care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, organ transplants, and care for those with medically compromising conditions. The clinic is also essential to the clinical translational research program which is a very high priority in providing important clinical research data for our program. The clinic must be state-of-the-art as we grow these mission areas of the School and collaborate with the University’s priorities for community engagement. The clinic enjoys referrals from hospitals and physicians who know about our expertise. The nature of the care provided by the clinic will never enable it to be self-supporting; therefore and endowment is necessary to support its important work.

 

 

Distance Education

Distance Education Division

There is a need to expand faculty, technology and resources to enable the school to deliver educational programs to underserved areas and populations. Currently the school is well situated to fill this niche in national oral health.

 

 

Recruiting for Diversity

Enhance diversity in the dental profession through attracting students from diverse and underserved populations with a goal of creating two full-pay scholarships per year for DDS and DH students and a comprehensive pipeline program to attract students to these professions.

 

 

Student Space

Dental Library Renovation — the 7,700 square foot Dental Library needs renovation in order to create badly needed small group study spaces for students.