Office of Research Administration



One of the highest priorities in the School of Medicine’s strategic plan is to improve the research infrastructure to support the needs of existing faculty, to aggressively recruit new NIH-funded investigators, and to expand research training opportunities for medical students and residents.

The School’s Office of Research provides the base for these efforts by:

  • Preparing signature information in PeopleSoft for School of Medicine grant submissions.
  • Processing and reviewing biannual University grant effort verification reporting.
  • Hosting a research Listserv for information dissemination and faculty discussion.
  • Contract and budget development for industry funded clinical trials at TMC.
  • Coordinating the participation of School of Medicine students in the annual UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit.
  • Ensuring department and administrative approval at TMC for non-funded faculty, resident and student research.
Meet our Researchers
Jenifer Allsworth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Epidemiology, Women's health

Allsworth, Jenifer
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Jannette Berkley-Patton, M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine Berkley-Patton, Jannette

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Community based, Behavior, Health outcomes

Berkley-Patton, Jannette
235-6362
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Jared Bruce, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Psychology
UMKC College of Arts and Sciences
Bruce, Jared
235-5429
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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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David J. Cohen, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor, Missouri Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Clinical Research at MAHI
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Cardiovascular Disease
Saint Luke's Hospital
Cohen, David J.
932-4581
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Betty M. Drees, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

Professor, Dean Emerita, Program Director - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship, President - Stowers Institute for Medical Research Graduate Program
Department(s) of Internal Medicine, Biomedical and Health Informatics
Section: Endocrinology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District Drees, Betty
Drees, Betty M.
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Douglas M. Geehan, M.D.

Professor
Department(s) of Surgery
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Geehan, Douglas M.
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Pholaphat Charles Inboriboon, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP

Associate Professor, Associate Residency Program Director
Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District, Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Emergency Medicine

Inboriboon, Pholaphat Charles
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Karl Kador, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
UMKC School of Medicine Kador, Karl
Kador, Karl
235-6766
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Seung Suk Kang, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine
Kang, Seung Suk
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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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Sheshadri Madhusudhana, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Hematology/Oncology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Hematology/Oncology

Madhusudhana, Sheshadri
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Paula Monaghan-Nichols, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Dean - Research Administration, Chair - Biomedical Sciences
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine Monaghan-Nichols, Paula

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Community and Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatric Oncology

Monaghan-Nichols, Paula
235-6663
M3-403
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Michael Moncure, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Surgery
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Moncure, Michael
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Daniel Pauly, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Pauly, Daniel
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Annette Quick, M.D.

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

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cardiology

Quick, Annette
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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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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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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
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John A. Spertus, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Daniel J. Lauer / Missouri Endowed Chair in Metabolic and Vascular Disease Research, Clinical Director
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Internal Medicine
Section: CV Disease
Saint Luke's Hospital Spertus, John

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cardiovascular outcomes research

Spertus, John A.
932-8270
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Mark T. Steele, M.D.

Professor, Associate Dean - Truman Medical Center, Chief Medical and Operating Officer
Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District Steele, Mark
Steele, Mark T.
404-5300
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Gary Sutkin, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor and Program Director, Associate Dean of Women's Health, Victor and Caroline Schutte Chair in Women’s Health
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District Sutkin, Gary
Sutkin, Gary
235-6785
M3-204
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Michael Wacker, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching 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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