Research

Research Topics & Faculty – JR Faculty

The School of Medicine is focused on advancing excellence in health outcomes, informatics, patient safety and community health, and it actively supports research in these areas. Through its esteemed faculty, exceptional students and residents, and more than 20 endowed chairs leading research efforts, UMKC School of Medicine is leading a successful effort to build biomedical research programs that are responsive to medical conditions in our community.

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Anesthesiology, Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedics

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Affiliated Researchers

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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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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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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Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Biochemistry

Affiliated Researchers

Charles Barnes, Ph.D.

Professor, Director - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research Laboratory
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Allergy/Immunology
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biochemistry, Immunology, Pathology, Allergy

Barnes, Charles
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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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Shui Qing Ye, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, William R. Brown / Missouri Endowed Chair in Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Section: Genetics
Children's Mercy Hospital Qing Ye, Shui

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Genetics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Informatics, Cell Biology, Pediatric Genetics

Ye, Shui Qing
235-1074
M5-128
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Venkatesh Sampath, M.B.B.S.

Professor, Medical Director - Donald Thibeault Lung and Immunology Laboratories
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Neonatology
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric perinatal

Sampath, Venkatesh
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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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Biomedical & Health Informatics

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Biomedical and Health Informatics

Affiliated Researchers

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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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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Shui Qing Ye, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, William R. Brown / Missouri Endowed Chair in Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Section: Genetics
Children's Mercy Hospital Qing Ye, Shui

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Genetics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Informatics, Cell Biology, Pediatric Genetics

Ye, Shui Qing
235-1074
M5-128
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Cardiology

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Cardiology

Affiliated Researchers
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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Community & Family Medicine

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Community and Family Medicine

Affiliated Researchers
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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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Medicine

Affiliated Researchers

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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Emily A. Hillman, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Medical Director Simulation - UMKC Clinical Training Facility, Assistant Program Director, Student Clerkship Director
Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District Hillman, Emily

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Emergency Medicine

Hillman, Emily A.
404-1536
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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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Genetics & Developmental Biology

Genetics

Affiliated Researchers

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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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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Venkatesh Sampath, M.B.B.S.

Professor, Medical Director - Donald Thibeault Lung and Immunology Laboratories
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Neonatology
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric perinatal

Sampath, Venkatesh
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Internal Medicine-Adult, Oncology, Pathology

Pathology

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Affiliated Researchers

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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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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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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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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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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Medical Humanities & Bioethics

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Medical Humanities and Bioethics

Affiliated Researchers

Erin M. Guest, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Hematology / Oncology
Children's Mercy Hospital
Guest, Erin M.
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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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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 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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Neurology/Neuroscience, Psychiatry

Neurology

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Affiliated Researchers

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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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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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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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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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Affiliated Researchers
Timothy G. Myrick, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Community and Family Medicine
Truman Medical Center - Lakewood

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Vaginal lacerations, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Myrick, Timothy G.
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Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety


Patient Quality of Life

Pediatrics

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Pediatrics

Affiliated Researchers

Susana Chavez-Bueno, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Infectious Diseases
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Pediatric Prenatal

Chavez-Bueno, Susana
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Erin M. Guest, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Hematology / Oncology
Children's Mercy Hospital
Guest, Erin M.
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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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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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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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Shui Qing Ye, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, William R. Brown / Missouri Endowed Chair in Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Section: Genetics
Children's Mercy Hospital Qing Ye, Shui

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Genetics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Informatics, Cell Biology, Pediatric Genetics

Ye, Shui Qing
235-1074
M5-128
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Venkatesh Sampath, M.B.B.S.

Professor, Medical Director - Donald Thibeault Lung and Immunology Laboratories
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Neonatology
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric perinatal

Sampath, Venkatesh
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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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Radiology

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Radiology

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