NEWS

Notable research project featured in SOM video series

A new School of Medicine video looks at two important research projects addressing health disparities among African Americans. These projects are spreading the gospel of good health … at church.

SOM researcher develops technology for early detection of Alzheimer’s

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5-million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. At UMKC School of Medicine,

UMKC students co-author abstracts selected for presentation at Experimental Biology

Six medical students from the School of Medicine are co-authors of research abstracts or posters that have been accepted for presentation at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting this spring in

New event introduces third-year students to medical research

On Dec. 5, more than 100 third-year medical students presented research findings at the UMKC School of Medicine as part of their coursework in medical neuroscience. Students, in teams of



EVENTS

Nov
22
Thu
Thanksgiving Day – University Holiday – University offices are closed.
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day
Nov
29
Thu
Humanities Salon
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm
Structured Visions:
The Photographs of Ralston Crawford

(A Salon is a gathering of people for discussion associated with art, literature or philosophy)

Students, Staff, Faculty are all invited to attend free of charge.

RSVP required to Sarah McKee @ hallse@umkc.edu.

Dec
11
Tue
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dec
14
Fri
Dean’s Holiday Reception
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dean's Holiday Reception

 

 

Save the Date

Dean’s Holiday Reception

Open to all School of Medicine faculty, staff and students

Dec
15
Sat
UMKC School of Medicine Mid-year Commencement 2018
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

• Live Stream •
Medical School 2018 Commencement

Please click here

Additional commencement information:

RSVP – No tickets are needed! Please RSVP at the Commencement Website by November 22. If your guest numbers change after your RSVP, that’s ok!

School of Medicine informationplease click here.

If you have additional questions regarding commencement, please contact:

Brent McCoy, Student Affairs Coordinator
Phone: 816-235-1906
Email: mccoybt@umkc.edu



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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
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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
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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
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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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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, M.B.B.Ch.

Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry

Hellings, Jessica A.
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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
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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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Ophthalmology

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety


Patient Quality of Life

All Research Topics

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.