Department of Biomedical Sciences

Contact Us

Department of Basic Medical Science
M3-C03 (Third floor)
UMKC School of Medicine
2411 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-235-5172
Fax: 816-235-6517
Paula Monaghan-Nichols, Ph.D.
Michael Wacker, Ph.D.


Chemical Management at SOM

Hazardous chemicals are managed by the UMKC Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS). EHS maintains the University bar-coding system to inventory and track hazardous materials at UMKC. EHS works with every lab and conducts audits of each lab. In addition, EHS provides emergency response efforts for chemical spills.
Dr. Xiangping Chu is the School of Medicine representative for UMKC Chemical Safety Committee.

SOM researchers should contact the Office of Research Administration at or (816)235-6247 when new chemicals are received, hazardous chemicals need to be removed, or assistance with the new inventory system and management of chemical inventories in labs. Research Administration will contact Suban Burale in the SOM Biomedical Sciences Dept. as Suban is the point of contact as of Sept. 1, 2017, for all chemical management in the SOM.