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

Mar
31
Tue
DBHI Multi-Disciplinary Seminar
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
4
Sat
Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council Harmony Gala
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gala Poster Design

Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council Harmony Gala

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Pierson Auditorium – Atterbury Student Success Center
Black tie optional

A benefit for underrepresented minority students at the UMKC Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies, and Pharmacy.

 

Apr
7
Tue
DBHI Multi-Disciplinary Seminar
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
14
Tue
DBHI Multi-Disciplinary Seminar
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Osler Spring Event and Poster Session
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This event is Canceled. (as of 3/16/20)

3rd Annual Quotable Osler Poster Competition

Posters will be on display starting at 1 p.m. and then presented in the evening at the Spring Osler Event.

Reception to follow poster presentations.



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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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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.