NEWS

Spertus involved in big stent study

A leading UMKC and Saint Luke’s Health System researcher, John Spertus, M.D., M.P.H., was heavily involved in important heart-procedure research that was published earlier this month and presented at the

UMKC researcher part of $1.5-million NIH grant-funded project on novel tissue-preservation technique

Surgeons world-wide currently perform more than 240,000 corneal transplants a year to address a wide range of eye diseases. Researchers and physicians, however, estimate as many as 10 million patients

Vision researcher receives grant to look at technology to detect traumatic brain injury

A diagnostic process used in routine eye exams could hold a key to early stage detection and long-term monitoring of subclinical and clinical traumatic brain injury. The Leonard Wood Institute

Med School announces student research summit winners

Keerthi Gondi, a fifth-year medical student, and Kathryn Kyler, a bioinformatics student, were selected as the School of Medicine’s winners of the 2019 Health Sciences Student Research Summit. This year’s



EVENTS

Jan
29
Wed
Health Sciences Dean’s Seminar Series
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Stefan Lohfeld, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral and Cranioficial Sciences
UMKC School of Dentistry

3D Printing with Microspheres for Bone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

January 29, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.
School of Medicine, Theater C
Lunch Provided

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend

Feb
17
Mon
Music in Medicine: How Music Adds Meaning to Our Lives
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

The KU School of Medicine in collaboration with UMKC SOM and Theater departments, and the Kansas City Art Institute presents the “What if” series of the Arts + Medicine program to bring together learners from different perspectives to explore the intersection of Art & Medicine.

We are excited to present our session “Music in Medicine: How Music Adds Meaning to Our Lives”. Participants are encouraged to give some thought in advance of their favorite piece of music or a piece that has been particularly meaningful in their life. Drs. Martin and Munro will lead off with examples of their own and the audience will then be invited to participate by sharing theirs. Any genre of music is acceptable, ideally the piece can be accessed on YouTube to allow it to be shared easily with the entire group.

Please RSVP at the link below if you will be able to join us on Monday, February 17th from 5:30-7:00 pm at Diastole Scholars’ Center on the campus of UMKC School of Medicine (2501 Holmes St.)

https://redcap.kumc.edu/surveys/?s=P8WXAR3DEN

Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be served.

Apr
15
Wed
Noback-Burton Lectureship
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm

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How the Medical Humanities Can Creatively Confront and Defuse Moral Distress That Arises in Day-to-Day Clinical Practice

John Lantos, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine
Director of Pediatric Bioethics, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Noon – Wednesday, April 15, 2020
School of Medicine, Theater C

Apr
22
Wed
UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Student Research Summit Poster

UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit

April 22, 2020
3 – 5 p.m.
UMKC Student Union
4th floor – Room 401

Highlights the health sciences research being conducted in the UMKC Schools of Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing and Health Studies.

Apr
24
Fri
School of Medicine 2020 Alumni Reunion – Save the Date!
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 12:00 am
2020 Alumni Reunion

Save the Dates!

Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 25

Click here to make your reservations at the
InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

– – – More details to follow – – –



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Research at the School of Medicine

At the School of Medicine, research plays a critical role in medical education. Here, faculty not only teach the techniques and approaches used in medical studies and investigations, they are making significant advances through conducting their own cutting-edge biomedical research. Students regularly are recognized and honored for their research presentations at various regional, national and international conferences. Together, these efforts make UMKC a growing leader in research excellence.

Meet Our Researchers

Biomedical & Health Informatics

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Biomedical and Health Informatics

Affiliated Researchers

Thomas M. Attard, M.D.

Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Gastroenterology
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biomedical Informatics

Attard, Thomas M.
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Mary M. Gerkovich, Ph.D.

Adjunct Emeritus Associate Professor, Tenured
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine
Gerkovich, Mary M.
235-1322
M5-121
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Mark Hoffman, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Research Associate Professor, Director - Translational Bioinformatics - Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital
Hoffman, Mark
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Peter Koulen, Ph.D., FARVO

Professor, Felix and Carmen Sabates / Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, Director of Basic Research, Vision Research Center
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
Section: Neurosciences
Vision Research Center Koulen, Peter
Koulen, Peter
235-6773
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Matthew J. McLaughlin, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Rehabilitation Medicine
Children's Mercy Hospital
McLaughlin, Matthew J.
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Cy B. Nadler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Developmental/Behavioral Sciences
Children's Mercy Hospital Nadler, Cy
Nadler, Cy B.
234-3000
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Mark Patterson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor
UMKC School of Pharmacy

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Health Informatics, Psychiatry

Patterson, Mark
235-6320
HSB 4245
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Nilofer Qureshi, Ph.D.

Professor, Director – Shock/Trauma Research Center, Director, Molecular & Cellular Immunology
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Microbiology
UMKC School of Medicine Qureshi, Nilofer
Qureshi, Nilofer
235-1056
MG-CO5E
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Kim Smolderen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Implementation Science, Outcomes Research Scientist
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine Smolderen, Kim
Smolderen, Kim
235-1618
M5-126
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David Voran, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Community and Family Medicine
Truman Medical Center - Lakewood

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biomedical Informatics, Community and Family Medicine

Voran, David
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Cardiology

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Cardiology

Affiliated Researchers

Peter Koulen, Ph.D., FARVO

Professor, Felix and Carmen Sabates / Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, Director of Basic Research, Vision Research Center
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
Section: Neurosciences
Vision Research Center Koulen, Peter
Koulen, Peter
235-6773
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Kim Smolderen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Implementation Science, Outcomes Research Scientist
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine Smolderen, Kim
Smolderen, Kim
235-1618
M5-126
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Michael Wacker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Dean - Academic Affairs, Vice-chair - Biomedical Science
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Physiology
UMKC School of Medicine Wacker, Michael

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cardiology, Cell Biology

Wacker, Michael
235-6069
HSB 2232
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John Q. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Westport Anesthesia / Missouri Endowed Chair for Research
Department(s) of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine Wang, John

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biochemistry, Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Prenatal, Neurology

Wang, John Q.
235-1907
M3-225
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Internal Medicine-Adult, Oncology, Pathology

Pathology

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Affiliated Researchers

Richard Butin, M.D.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Butin, Richard
235-2997
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Lawrence Dall, M.D.

Professor, Assistant Dean - Medical Student Research, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Infectious Disease
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District, UMKC School of Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Quality Improvement, Patient safety, Glycocalyx, Internal Medicine

Dall, Lawrence
235-1947
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Mark Hoffman, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Research Associate Professor, Director - Translational Bioinformatics - Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital
Hoffman, Mark
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Jared N. Keeler, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Keeler, Jared N.
235-1955
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Peter Koulen, Ph.D., FARVO

Professor, Felix and Carmen Sabates / Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, Director of Basic Research, Vision Research Center
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
Section: Neurosciences
Vision Research Center Koulen, Peter
Koulen, Peter
235-6773
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Agostino Molteni, M.D., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Professor - Pathology and Pharmacology, Director of Student Research, Professor Emeritus - Northwestern University
Department(s) of Pathology
UMKC School of Medicine Molteni, Agostino

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cell Biology, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Cardiology

Molteni, Agostino
235-5604
M3-C12
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Carol Stanford, M.D.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District Stanford, Carol
Stanford, Carol
218-2500
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Gary A. Salzman, M.D.

Professor, Senior Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Respiratory and Critical Care
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District Salzman, Gary

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Pulmonary / Critical Care, Internal Medicine

Salzman, Gary A.
235-1974
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Lamont G. Weide, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Endocrinology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Diabetes, Thyroid cancer, Internal Medicine

Weide, Lamont G.
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Mudassar Zia, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent, Section Chief - Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospital Medicine
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Internal Medicine

Zia, Mudassar
235-1934
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Neurology/Neuroscience, Psychiatry

Neurology

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Affiliated Researchers

Robert James Patterson, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Developmental / Behavioral Sciences
Children's Mercy Hospital Batterson, Robert James
Patterson, Robert James
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Nash N. Boutros, M.D.

Professor, Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, Division of Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Boutros, Nashaat
Boutros, Nash N.
235-2755
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Prakash Chandra, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Chandra, Prakash
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Fu-Sheng Chou, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Neonatology
Children's Mercy Hospital
Chou, Fu-Sheng
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Xiang-Ping Chu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Tenured
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Neurosciences
UMKC School of Medicine Chu, Xiang-Ping

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Anesthesiology, Neurology, Pediatric Prenatal

Chu, Xiang-Ping
235-2248
M4-108
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Keith Coffman, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Neurology
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Neurology, Neuroscience

Coffman, Keith
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Lindsay Fazio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Community and Family Medicine
Truman Medical Center - Lakewood

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Community and Family Medicine, Psychiatry

Fazio, Lindsay
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Jessica A. Hellings, MB. BCh, M.Med. Psych., DLFAPA

Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers
Hellings, Jessica A.
404-5744
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Jared N. Keeler, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Keeler, Jared N.
235-1955
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Peter Koulen, Ph.D., FARVO

Professor, Felix and Carmen Sabates / Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, Director of Basic Research, Vision Research Center
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
Section: Neurosciences
Vision Research Center Koulen, Peter
Koulen, Peter
235-6773
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Matthew J. McLaughlin, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Rehabilitation Medicine
Children's Mercy Hospital
McLaughlin, Matthew J.
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Cy B. Nadler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Developmental/Behavioral Sciences
Children's Mercy Hospital Nadler, Cy
Nadler, Cy B.
234-3000
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Mark Patterson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor
UMKC School of Pharmacy

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Health Informatics, Psychiatry

Patterson, Mark
235-6320
HSB 4245
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James B. Reynolds, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, State Delegate and Trustee - Missouri State Medical Association
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Forensic Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Forensic psychiatry, Psychiatry

Reynolds, James B.
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Steven M. Shapiro, M.D., M.S.H.A.

Professor, Director - Child Neurology, Director - Kernicterus Center of Excellence
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Neurology
Children's Mercy Hospital
Shapiro, Steven M.
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Kim Smolderen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Implementation Science, Outcomes Research Scientist
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine Smolderen, Kim
Smolderen, Kim
235-1618
M5-126
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Shayla A. Sullivant, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Developmental/Behavioral Sciences
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Psychiatry, Suicide prevention

Sullivant, Shayla A.
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John Q. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Westport Anesthesia / Missouri Endowed Chair for Research
Department(s) of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine Wang, John

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biochemistry, Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Prenatal, Neurology

Wang, John Q.
235-1907
M3-225
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Quality Improvement & Patient Safety


Patient Quality of Life

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Resources

The School of Medicine is committed to supporting and expanding research opportunities, as these efforts are key to solving many health care conditions and issues. The school has received significant funding for its research – including many National Institutes of Health-funded projects – involving more than 70 faculty members. The school also supports opportunities for students, who work closely with faculty research mentors, as well as residents and fellows looking to embrace research as part of their medical careers. In addition, the school works with members of the local community participating in research studies, recognizing their valuable contribution to improved medicine and wellness. At UMKC, research is central to its mission of fostering excellence and innovation in medical care.