Research Wall of Fame

The School of Medicine’s “Research Wall of Fame”, housed outside Theater A to celebrate the research success of our students and mentors,  invites student applicants for our 2023 wall.  Each year three distinguished students (year 5 BA/MD and year 3 MD are eligible) will be featured on the wall of fame for the duration of their final year at UMKC.

This exhibit will consist of each student’s photo with a description of their research endeavors in addition to a representative image from their research.  An additional rotating digital screen in the center of the wall  will highlight those students, from any medical school year, who have received awards, scholarships, published manuscripts or had prestigious presentations or research experiences during the last year.

Applications are invited for a position on the School of Medicine proposed “Research Wall of Fame.”  Apply to a category below (if you are a fifth-year student, you may apply to both).

To apply for a position on the wall please send a completed application to Dr. Paula Monaghan Nichols at by February  24th 2023.

Questions Contact: Dr. Monaghan Nichols

UMKC Rural and Tribal Research Award

Thank you for your interest in UMKC’s Rural and Tribal Research Award funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

This award is part of UMKC’s rural medical education program funded in part by HRSA to support medical student training and development for students with a goal to practice in rural, under-served/under resourced, and tribal areas. If you have a research project focused on rural or tribal health, please complete the UMKC Rural and Tribal Research Award Application to apply for a research stipend.

The award will allow for reimbursement for travel to a conference or related research project needs. Awards will be based on how closely the student application and research project match with the goals of the UMKC program and HRSA grant. If you have previously received an award, a second award will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Click here to download application

Extramural Fellowships & Opportunities

Office of Professional Development
Faculty Sessions

Please view previously recorded sessions on your own time (requires UMKC SSO).
The title, presenter(s), and objectives for each session are described.
Sessions are no more than 1-hour each.


Table of Contents

(Click on content to see sessions on this topic.  Many sessions address more than one area but are just found in most applicable content category, so please look in related content as well).

Curricular Design/Instructional Methodology

(2021) “Microaggressions in Life and Medicine” – Dean Mary Anne Jackson, M.D.


  • Understand the impact of microaggressions and ways to build resilience
  • Incorporate knowledge of your personal communication style in dealing with microaggressions and building your career plan
  • Use the 4Rs framework to deal with microaggressions
    • Recognize-identify
    • Reason-and impact
    • Responsibility-who beyond aggressor are responsible
    • Response-strategy and timing

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(2020) “Incorporating Adult Learning Strategies into Didactics—Part I and Part II” -Stefanie Ellison, M.D., Jamie Lawless, M.D.


  • Introduce key concepts in Adult Learning (Andragogy) and how they pertain to medical education
  • Discuss interactive online didactic activities using Zoom, asynchronous learning, and flipped classroom strategies to engage learners
  • Review examples of how interactive adult learning can be incorporated into medical education
  • Provide free open access medical education resources that can be used by learners.

To view presentation:
Part I
Part II


(2020) “How to Support Learners as They Develop Their Professional Identity” – Louise Arnold, Ph.D., Christine Sullivan, M.D., Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D.


  • Review the theory and practice of professional identity formation (PIF)
  • Discuss how PIF applies to learners
  • Identify how to select methods to guide PIF for learners

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(2020) “Managing Generational Differences in Healthcare Education” – Jenna Wilcox, Ph.D., APMHCNS-BC, CNE


  • Explore broad generational differences of the healthcare classroom
  • Discuss the impact of generational differences in relation to classroom and workforce interactions
  • Apply knowledge of generational differences in a healthcare workforce training simulation

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Learner Assessment

(2020) “Guide to Remediation of Learners” – Christine Sullivan, M.D.


  • Enhance mechanisms to identify learners that require remediation, including utilizing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) approach to understand cause(s) of sub-standard performance
  • Learn, through learner scenarios, how to implement an effective remediation plan
  • Recognize and incorporate predictors of success into remediation plans

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Teaching Skills/Discipline Content

(2021) Teaching Skills Panel Discussion Darla McCarthy, Ph.D., Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D., Michael Wacker, Ph.D.  Panel Discussion Facilitator, Christine Sullivan, M.D


  • Learn about the teaching philosophies of teaching exemplars, including how you might enhance your current teaching values
  • Through examples, learn how you can enhance your learners’ success by incorporating multiple active learning opportunities
  • Further enhance your skills to identify and approach the struggling learner

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(2021) What Type of Leader Do You Aspire to Be?by Christine Sullivan, M.D. and Phil Byrne, Ed.D.


  • Understand different types of leadership
  • Identify how your personal strengths/talents can be incorporated into your leadership style

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Career Development/Promotion (For Promotion, please also see Education>Promotion Related tab)

(2020) “Moving on Up at UMKC School of Medicine” –Prakash Chandra, M.D. and Bini Moorthy, M.D.

 Objectives of this workshop-style session:

  • Discuss and understand what the UMKC School of Medicine promotion packet requires and timeline for the process.
  • Be able to outline the steps necessary to put together the promotions packet, for e.g. evaluations, external reviewers, up-to-date Curriculum vitae.
  • Learn about examples of teaching, service, clinical practice and research scholarly activity.

To view presentation:

“Panopto Presentation, Moving Up at UMKC School of Medicine” then click on links (Part I and Part II)


(2021) “Physician Suicide: Helping Those Who Help Others” – Doug Burgess, MD


  • Become familiar with unique risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide in physicians
  • List at least 3 barriers physicians face in addressing mental health concerns
  • Explore solutions to address increasing rates of burn out and suicide among physicians

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Medicine students make strong showing in annual Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Health Sciences Student Research SummitThe UMKC School of Medicine made a strong showing with 10 students among the winners in the 10th annual UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit. For the second year in a row, the event that takes place each May was held in a week-long virtual, online format.

Students from the schools of medicine, pharmacy and biological and chemical sciences shared their research with 20 PowerPoint and oral presentations and 31 poster presentation during the week. More than 50 students participated in this year’s event.

Caroline Olson won first place with her oral PowerPoint presentation in the graduate division for fifth- and sixth-year medical students, master’s degree and Pharm.D. students and medical residents. Sejla Turnadzic and Karina Shah tied for third place for poster presentations.

In the undergraduate division for first-year through fourth-year medicine and biological and chemical sciences students, Parth Patel and Rohan Ahuja tied for first place in poster presentations. Siddarth Balaji was the first-place winner for oral PowerPoint presentation. Anika Mittal place second and Ahuja was third in poster presentations. Josephine Nwanka and Anthony Le tied for second and Fahad Qureshi was third in oral PowerPoint presentations.

The summit promotes collaborations across disciplines and schools to produce economic, health, education and quality of life benefits for the Kansas City community in a forum that brings the UMKC health sciences community together to highlight student research.

A panel of judges from the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Children’s Mercy Kansas City hospital selected the top three in each category.

2021 Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Graduate Clinical Poster Presentations

(BA/MD and MD Years 5 and 6 medical students, master’s students, Pharm.D. students and medical residents)

1st Place: Nitish R. Mishra, School of Pharmacy. Method Development of Stable Isotope-Labeled Marfey’s Reagent Derivatized Physiological Amino Acids Stereoisomers Using LCMS 9030 Q-ToF. Authors: Nitish R. Mishra, Amar Deep Sharma and William G. Gutheil. Mentor: William G. Gutheil

2nd Place: Jordan Frangello, School of Pharmacy. Impact of a Pharmacist-led Preventative Screening Intervention During Comprehensive Medication Reviews. Authors: Jordan Frangello, Yifei Liu and Chad Cadwell. Mentor: Yifei Liu

3rd Place Tie: Sejla Turnadzic, School of Medicine. Influence of Racial Disparities on Length of Stay in Hospital in Patients with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. Authors: Leslie Shang, Sadhika Jagannathan, Sejla Turnadzic, Divya Jain, Monica Gaddis, Jean-Baptiste Le Pichon. Mentor: Jean-Baptiste Le Pichon

3rd Place Tie: Karina Shah, School of Medicine. The Impact of COVID-19 on the Clinical Component of the Surgical Clerkship. Authors: Karina Shah, Donya Jahandar, Christopher Veit, Jennifer Quaintance and Michael Moncure. Mentor: Michael Moncure

Graduate Oral PowerPoint Presentations

(BA/MD and MD Years 5 and 6 medical students, master’s students, Pharm.D. students and medical residents)

1st Place: Caroline Olson, School of Medicine. Systemic Fat Embolism-Induced Accumulation of Fat Droplets in the Rat Retina. Authors: Caroline G. Olson, Landon Rohowetz, M.D., and Peter Koulen, Ph.D. Mentor: Peter Koulen

2nd Place: Shelby Brown, School of Biological and Computer Sciences. Phase separation of both a plant virus movement protein and cellular factors support virus-host interactions. Authors: Shelby Brown and Jared May. Mentor: Jared May

3rd Place: Nitish R. Mishra, School of Pharmacy. Application of LCMS 9030 Q-ToF in Biomarkers Analysis for Pre-term vs. Term Delivery Patients. Authors: Nitish R. Mishra, Donald DeFranco, Paula Monaghan-Nichols and William G. Gutheil. Mentor: William G. Gutheil

Undergraduate Poster Presentations

(BA/MD and MD Years 1 to 4 medical students, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences students)

1st Place Tie: Parth Patel, School of Medicine. Predicting Recurrent Coarctation of the Aorta in Infants with Single Ventricle Heart Disease Using Home Monitoring Data. Authors: Parth S. Patel, Shil Shah, Keith Feldman, Lori A. Erickson, Amy Ricketts, Hayley Hancock and Ryan A. Romans. Mentor: Ryan Romans

1st Place Tie: Rohan Ahuja, School of Medicine. Intracellular calcium changes in intact mouse heart mediated by Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 – implications for chronic kidney disease. Authors: Rohan Ahuja, Shaan Patel, Nabeel Rasheed, Derek Wang, Julian A. Vallejo and Michael J. Wacker. Mentor: Michael Wacker

2nd Place: Anika Mittal, School of Medicine. Vascular Inflammation in the Brain Following Fat Emboli. Authors: Anika Mittal, Fahad Qureshi, Suban Burale, Neerupma Silswal, Alan Poisner, Agostino Molteni and Paula Monaghan Nichols. Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols

3rd Place: Rohan Ahuja, School of Medicine. Absence of Cardiac Immune Pathology in a Rat Model of Fat Embolism Syndrome. Authors: VanDillen A, VanDillen M, Hamidpour S, MateescuV, SilswalN, Wacker M, Patel S, Vallejo J, Ahuja R, Monaghan Nichols AP, SalzmanG, Poisner A, Molteni A. Mentor: Michael Wacker

Undergraduate Oral PowerPoint Presentations

(BA/MD and MD Years 1 to 4 Medical students, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences students)

1st Place: Siddharth Balaji, School of Medicine. Comparing Usage of FDA 510(k) and Premarket Approval Pathways within Orthopaedics to Other Specialties. Authors: Siddharth Balaji and Jonathan Dubin. Author: Jonathan Dubin

2nd Place Tie: Josephine Nwankwo, School of Medicine. Increasing Representation of Black Women in Orthopedics Starts with Medical Students. Authors: Josephine Nwankwo and Ali Khan. Mentor: Dr. Ali Khan

2nd Place Tie: Anthony Le, School of Medicine. Patient Perception of Paralysis-Inducing Spinal Cord Injury Through Twitter and Instagram. Avi Gajjar, Anthony Huy Dinh Le, Rachel C Jacobs and Nitin Agarwal. Mentor: Avi Gajjar

3rd Place: Fahad Qureshi, School of Medicine. Social Determinants for Explaining Disparities in COVID-19 Rates: A Population Analysis From 10 Large Metropolitan Areas. Authors: Aarya Ramprasad, Fahad Qureshi, Bridgette L. Jones and Brian R. Lee. Mentor: Bridgette Jones

Student scientists go online for 9th annual Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Health Sciences Student Research SummitStudents from across UMKC’s Health Sciences campus displayed their research skills during the 9th annual Health Sciences Student Research Summit, making 82 presentations in a week-long virtual, online format because of coronavirus concerns.

The event brings together members of the UMKC health sciences community in a forum that highlights the research being conducted by students. It also fosters research collaborations across disciplines and schools to produce economic, health, education and quality of life benefits for the Kansas City community.

Students were invited to either present a poster or give an oral PowerPoint presentation of their research findings. A panel of judges selected the top three in both graduate student and undergraduate divisions.

Judges were from the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Truman Medical Centers, Children’s Mercy Kansas City Hospital and the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center.

This year’s research summit drew 66 participants, including 51 medical students, eight pharmacy students, two from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and two from master’s programs.

Graduate Clinical Poster Presentations
(BA/MD and MD Year 5 and 6 medical students, master’s students, Pharm.D. students and medical residents)

  • 1st Place: Mark Gray, master’s student SBCS: Bone Strain Alters Cardiac Function. Mentor: Michael Wacker, SOM
  • 2nd Place: Suma Ancha, SOM MS VI: Electronic Health Record Functionality: Medical Students’ Perspective.
  • 3rd Place Tie: Brooke Jacobson, PharmD YR4: Development of a Cystic Fibrosis Specific Antibiogram. Mentor: Claire Elson, CMH
  • 3rd Place Tie: Rachna Talluri, SOM MS V: The influence of maturity on the relationship between the triglyceride/HDL ratio and vascular health in children and adolescents with dyslipidemia. Mentor: Geetha Raghuveer, CMH
  • 3rd Place Tie: Brandon Wesche, SOM MS VI: Transcriptome Changes after Glucocorticoids for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

Graduate Oral PowerPoint Presentations
(BA/MD and MD Year 5 and 6 medical students, master’s students, Pharm.D. students, and medical residents)

  • 1st Place: Darya Tajfiroozeh, SOM MS VI: Immune profiling of dexamethasone response in treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM
  • 2nd Place: Andrew Peterson, SOM MS V: Development and Validation of the Nasal Outcome Score for Epistaxis in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (NOSE HHT). Mentor: Jay Piccirillo, Washington University-St. Louis
  • 3rd Place: Emily Boschert, SOM MS VI: 22 Years of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Firearm Injuries: The Carnage Continues. Mentor: Richard Schwend, CMH

Undergraduate Poster Presentations
(BA/MD and MD Years 1 to 4 medical students, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences students)

  • 1st Place: Adnan Islam, SOM MS IV: rfaZ’s Role in Escherichia coli Neonatal Sepsis: In-Vitro Bacterial Growth. Mentor: Susana Chavez-Bueno, CMH
  • 2nd Place: Som P. Singh, SOM MS III: Mental Health Outcomes of Early-Entrance to College Students: A Cross Sectional Study. Mentor: Jianwei Jiao, SOM
  • 3rd Place: Shil Shah, MS III: The Effects of Necrotizing Enterocolitis on Cytoskeletal Genes in Gut Epithelium. Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

Undergraduate Oral PowerPoint Presentations
(BA/MD and MD Years 1 to 4 Medical students, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences students)

  • 1st Place: Madhavi Murali, SOM MS IV: Challenges of interpreting Naranjo causality assessment of pediatric adverse drug reactions. Mentor: Jennifer Goldman, CMH
  • 2nd Place: Aarya Ramprasad, SOM MS II: Contributions to Health Disparities Observed in the COVID19 Pandemic. Mentor: Bridgette Jones, SOM
  • 3rd Place: Victoria Shi, SOM MS II: Transcriptome Analysis of Patients with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Mentor: Paula Monaghan-Nichols, SOM

UMKC’s Nicholas Yeisley appointed to AAMC steering committee on quality care

Nicholas Yeisley, a fourth-year student at the School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as student liaison to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Integrating Quality steering committee.

The group serves an advisory role for the AAMC to provide recommendations and feedback regarding high-value initiatives relating to quality of patient care. It focuses on activities to promote a culture of quality care, and patient safety strategies and resources.

Yeisley has been a member of the national organization’s Office of Student Representatives (OSR). He was selected to serve a one-year term as the sole student liaison to the Integrating Quality committee beginning this summer.

He has also had leadership opportunities through the American Medical Association’s Medical Student Section, including his current role as chairperson of the regional executive board.

“I am personally interested in quality improvement and translational research and thought being on the steering committee would be a great way to learn,” Yeisley said. “A personal goal is to share insights on quality improvement and translational research with the rest of the OSR and our medical students at UMKC so that we all can learn more about medical careers enriched in quality improvement.”

During the past three years, Yeisley has worked with Stefanie Ellison, M.D., professor of emergency medicine and associate dean for learning initiatives, on a Community Home Health Initiative. The project is to develop a survey that will help determine if important social history questions are being missed in standard emergency room visits. The inquiries would focus on topics such as home environment, finances, literacy and disabilities. Yeisley has also helped coordinate an annual opioid overdose training program for fellow trainees.

He said he plans to take the next year off from medical school to complete an accelerated MPH program at Johns Hopkins University.

“I want to continue gaining skills toward quality improvement and translational research in the context of public and community health,” he said.



Open Research Opportunities


Student Research Assistant Opportunity on Funded Research Project

General Summary: This is a funded opportunity for two to three medical students part-time on a research project examining lifestyle interventions for metabolic syndrome with Dr. Betty Drees. Student Research Assistants are responsible for recruiting and screening participants by phone according to the research study protocols and putting together recruitment mailings. Research Assistants can assist with epidemiological, social or behavioral assessments, and collect data and/or biological samples from research participants. This is an hourly position and work can be scheduled around student schedules (commitment of 3-5 hours on most weeks would be ideal). If interested, please contact Bong Nguyen, the study coordinator at

Fellowship Awardees


Year-long Research Fellowships:

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

  • 2021-2022 – Christy Nwankwo
  • 2021-2022 – Yen Luu
  • 2021-2022 – Madhavi Murali
  • 2020-2021 – Sriram Paravastu
  • 2020-2021 – Elizabeth Theng
  • 2020-2021 – Vijay Letchuman
  • 2019-2020 – Ben Bernard
  • 2018-2019 – Gurpreet Seehra
  • 2017-2018 – Grant Randall
  • 2016-2017 – Sachin Nair
  • 2015-2016 – Dean Merrill
  • 2014-2015 – Blake Montgomery


NIH Institutional Training Award

  • 2022-2023 – Pournika Muniyandi
  • 2017-2018 – Sachin Nair
  • 2016-2017 – Dean Merrill


NIH TL1/T32 Clinical Research Training Program Washington University

  • 2022-2023 – Brevin Miller
  • 2022-2023 – Lauren Kazmair
  • 2021-2022 – Ashna Mahadev
  • 2021-2022 – Ameen Awad
  • 2021-2022 – Anna Fotouhi
  • 2020-2021 – Sharon Sabapathypillai
  • 2019-2020 – Abdullah Said
  • 2019-2020 – Siddhant Thukral
  • 2019-2020 – Andrew Peterson
  • 2018-2019 – Subhjit Sekhon
  • 2017-2018 – Sultan Khan
  • 2016-2017 – Omar Karadaghy
  • 2014-2015 – Furquann Sadiq


NIH TL1 Clinical Research Training Program University of Kansas Medical Center

  • 2022-2023 – Jada Obene-Agei
  • 2020-2021 – Kabir Torres
  • 2017-2018 – Carlee Oakley
  • 2015-2016 – Amanda Fletcher


Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuchein Student Research Fellowship

  • 2022-2023 – Siddharth Balaji
  • 2017-2018 – Comron Hassanzadeh


Northwestern University Dermatology Clinical Research Program

  • 2022-2023 – Sneha Poondru
  • 2019-2020 – Vishnu Harikumar
  • 2017-2018 – Vivek Singam


NIH NEI Intramural Research Award

  • 2020-2021 – Rishabh Gupta


NIH Cancer Research Training Program

  • 2022-2023 – Pournika Muniyandi


Summer Research Fellowships:

NIDDK Medical Student Research Training Program in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolic Disorders

  • 2022 – Amit Ahliwalia (Wash U)
  • 2022 – Neil Shah (Wash U)
  • 2022 – Neehar Shah (Michigan)
  • 2022 – Keerti Ivaturi (Michigan)
  • 2022 – Dalton Hermanson (Alabama, Birmingham)
  • 2021 – Nila Palaniappan (Wash U)
  • 2021 – Karishma Kondapalli (Wash U)
  • 2021 – Victoria Shi (Wash U)
  • 2020 – Harinee Arunachalam (Boston)
  • 2020 – Rohan Ahuja (Vanderbilt)
  • 2016 – Muhammed Alikhan (Vanderbilt)
  • 2016 – Yicheng Bao (Wash U)


NIH Summer Internship Program

  • 2021 – Ellie Kaji
  • 2018 – Rashmi Thimmapuram
  • 2017 – Chizi Ibezim


Washing University Summer TL1 Research Training Program

  • 2022 – Stuti Dala
  • 2022 – Sofia Laux
  • 2022 – Srujay Paniri
  • 2021 – Anika Mittal
  • 2021 – Matthew William
  • 2021 – Shiva Balasubramanian
  • 2020 – Sneha Poondru
  • 2020 – Pournika Muniyandi
  • 2020 – Tricia Carey
  • 2019 – Ishaan Jakhar
  • 2019 – Sky Cope
  • 2019 – Sriram Paravastu
  • 2018 – Yicheng Bao
  • 2018 – Vishwanath Ganesan
  • 2017- Carlee Oakley


Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program

  • 2022 – Felix Yang
  • 2020 – Neal Shah


Lea Menhouse Springer Summer Research Program

  • 2022 – Neha Gutta


Aging and Neurological Diseases 

  • 2022 – Ella Kinder


SIR Radiology Summer Research Program

  • 2022 – Mira Malavia


American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association Research Program

  • 2022 – Victoria Cegielski


Washington University Pediatric Student Research Program

  • 2017 – Priyesha Bijlani


George Washington University Summer Research Internship

  • 2020 – Sidharth Ramesh
  • 2017 – Akash Jani


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education Program

  • 2017 – Vishnu Harikumar


MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Program

  • 2019 – Yen Luu
  • 2015 – Sanju Eswaran


University of Washington Summer Research Program in Rheumatology

  • 2019 – Dinya Jain


Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research – FAER

  • 2021 – Shubika Jain (Harvard)
  • 2020 – Anna Curtis (Utah)
  • 2019 – Mundeep Bawa

Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical Translation Science Institute Summer Research

  • 2018 – Shrushti Mehta


University of Kansas Medical Center Radiation Oncology Summer Research Program

  • 2018 – Shveta Thakkar


Children’s Mercy Hospital Pediatric Orthopaedic Summer Scholar Program

  • 2018 – Nyaluma Wagala


Children’s Mercy Hospital H.A. Wenner Pediatric Infectious Diseases Summer Research Fellowship

  • 2019 – Eshwar Kishore
  • 2018 – Nikhil Havaldar


Children’s Mercy Summer Research Fellowship Program

  • 2019 – Karina Shah


Health Policy Fellowship Initiative through the American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • 2017- Ashwath Kumar


Unite for Sight Summer Program in India

  • 2017- Elizabeth George


Society of Interventional Radiology Summer Medical Internship Program

  • 2021- Herschel Gupta


Mayo Clinic Dean’s Scholar Program

  • 2020- Jessica Anyaso


KU CTSA Summer Fellowship

  • 2019- Shaan Patel
  • 2018- Shrushti Mehta


Diversity Research Supplement Award – Dermatology Foundation Fellowship

  • 2021 – Christy Nwankwo


UMKC/Affiliate Hospital

Neurology Research and Scholar Award

  • 2017 – Subhjit Sekhon
  • 2017 – Dane Stephens

University Orthopaedic’s Trauma Research Opportunity and Scholar Award

  • 2015-2016- Corey Wells
  • 2016-2017- Nyaluma Wagala


University Orthopaedic’s Hand Surgery Research Opportunity and Scholar Award

  • 2015-2016- Sanju Eswaran



  • 2016-2017- Hunter Farris
  • 2017-2018- Landon Rohowetz


UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund

  • 2015-2016-
  • 2016-2017
    • Kaitlyn Hill
    • Komal Kumar
    • Megan Lilley
    • Carlee Oakley

Faculty Advisors

For students that request an interest in working on research projects with a faculty mentor, the Faculty Advisors will attempt to match interested students with a research mentor. To initiate the student research process, medical students may click Getting Started.

Wail M. Hassan, Ph.D, M(ASCP)CM

Associate Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Microbiology
UMKC School of Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Autism spectrum disorder, multivariate immune profiling

Hassan, Wail M.
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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
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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
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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
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Michael Wacker, Ph.D.

Associate 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
HSB 2232
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