Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant

Faculty and Staff


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Leadership
Kathy Ervie, M.P.A.S., P.A.-C

Assistant Teaching Professor, Physician Assistant Program Director
Department(s) of Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Ervie, Kathy
235-1789
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Edwin Kraemer, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 1-2 Docent, Medical Director - Physicians Assistant Program, Director - Family Medicine Preceptorship, Clinical Faculty - Sojourner Clinic
Department(s) of Community and Family Medicine
Truman Medical Center - Lakewood
Kraemer, Edwin
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Program Staff
Laura Begley, Ed.D

Program Coordinator
Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Begley, Laura
235-5412
Biography
  • Ed.D.– University of Missouri- Kansas City

Laura joined the UMKC staff in 2009 as Program Assistant for the Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) program. Her current role as Program Coordinator allows her to serve students in both the MSA and Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant programs. She serves as a member of the admissions committee for both Graduate Health Professions in Medicine programs. She previously served as a Copyright Advocate for the School of Medicine and an evaluator for the RooWriter writing assessment program.

Laura has more than a decade of experience working in higher education and nonprofit organizations. In her personal time, Laura is committed to serving her community through the work of the Waldo Brookside Rotary Club. She is proud to be a charter member, as well as an acting executive board member of the club.

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Roslyn Powell

Graduate Studies Program Assistant
Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
Powell, Roslyn
235-1863
Biography

Roz joined the UMKC staff in 1998 she’s worked with the School of Education Department and the Career Services Staff and in 2015 she joined the Allied Health Program.

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Marge Weimer, MEd

Education Coordinator
Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Weimer, Marge
235-1963
Maria Young

Allied Health Program Assistant
Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Young, Maria
235-1982
Biography

Maria joined the UMKC staff in 2013 as the Allied Health Program Assistant. In addition to her role within the Office of Allied Health, Maria also serves on the University Staff Council. Maria is pursuing her Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Services Administration from the Bloch School of Management.

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Program Faculty
Janell S. Ridenour, M.M.Sc., PA-C.

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Ridenour, Janell S.
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Heather E. Yates, M.H.S., P.A.-C

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Yates, Heather E.
235-1924
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Instructional Faculty
Julie Banderas, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P., B.C.P.S.

Professor, Chair - Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine, Assistant Dean - Graduate Studies & Allied Health
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine
Banderas, Julie
235-5249
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Paul Cuddy, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Professor, Vice Dean
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Clinical Pharmacology

Cuddy, Paul
235-1809
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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
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill Foxworth, John

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Teaching research methodology, Biostatistic and evidence-based medicine

Foxworth, John
235-1925
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Timothy P. Hickman, M.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., FAAP

Associate Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine
Hickman, Timothy P.
235-1861
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Darla McCarthy, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor, Assistant Dean - Curriculum
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Biochemistry
UMKC School of Medicine
McCarthy, Darla
235-1736
M3-419
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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
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James Wooten, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Clinical Pharmacology

Wooten, James
235-2197
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