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 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 - Physician 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

Associate Director, Student Support Services
Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Begley, Laura
235-5412
Biography
  • Doctor of Education- University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Master of Business Administration & Master of Arts- Lindenwood University
  • Bachelor of Arts- Lindenwood University

Laura joined the UMKC staff in 2009 as Program Assistant for the Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) program and spent seven years as the program coordinator for the Office of Allied Health. During that time her work in part supported the achievement of continued accreditation for the Physician Assistant (PA) program. Her current role as Associate Director for the Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine allows her to serve students in the MSA, PA, and Health Professions in Medicine programs. She serves as a member of the admissions committee for the AA & PA programs and previously served as a Copyright Advocate for the School of Medicine and an evaluator for the UMKC RooWriter writing assessment program.

Laura has more than 15 years 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 a proud charter member, as well as an acting executive board member of the club.

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Roslyn Powell

Student Support Specialist
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
Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Weimer, Marge
235-1963
Maria Young

Student Support Specialist II
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
Sara Cox, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Cox, Sara
235-1975
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Janell S. Ridenour, M.M.Sc., PA-C.

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department(s) 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 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.

Professor, Chair - Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine, Assistant Dean - Graduate Studies
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 - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Clinical Pharmacology

Cuddy, Paul
235-1809
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John Foxworth, Pharm.D.

Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment, 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 - UMKC Health Sciences District 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
M5-125
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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 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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James Wooten, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Clinical Pharmacology

Wooten, James
235-2197
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