John Foxworth, Pharm.D.
Professor, Associate Dean - Faculty Development, Director of Research, Associate Program Director of Research - Internal Medicine Residency, Member American College of Clinical Pharmacology and American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Member and UMKC SOM Councilor - AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha)
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Education and Background
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Residency - Kansas City General Hospital and Medical Center (teaching pharmacology to medical residents and medical students in the SOM and at TMC)
Meet John FoxworthWhat do you enjoy about research and helping others with research projects?
I like biostatistics and measuring things. And I enjoy helping students and residents learn to read scientific articles well. That’s what the Medical Decision Making course is all about. I look at critical analysis of medical literature as working a puzzle. I also enjoy helping people set up research projects and write posters. It’s fun and interesting.What kind of puzzles do you like?
I work crossword puzzles regularly, the New York Times, especially. Twenty-five years ago, when I started doing crosswords, I had trouble getting very many words at all. But if you persist, you improve. I could barely do the Kansas City Star crossword puzzle back when I first started – and that is considered easy. Now I can work those five minutes. And almost every week, you’ll find me working the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle. That one takes a while, usually a few hours.What other hobbies do you have.
I like music a lot. I enjoy dogs; I’ve always had dogs. I also enjoy woodworking. And I watch a lot of movies, usually going the movie theater about once a week, sometimes more. So, I have several hobbies and things that I like to do outside of work.
Specialties and Research/Medical Interests
Foxworth works with students and residents teaching research methodology, biostatistics and evidence-based medicine.