Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant

Faculty and Staff


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Leadership
Julie Banderas, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P.

Assistant Dean , Chair and Professor – Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine
Banderas, Julie
235-5249
Medicine M3-217
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Laura Begley, Ed.D

Assistant Dean
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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Eric D. Johnson, MS, PA-C

Associate Teaching Professor, Program Director
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
Johnson, Eric D.
(816) 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
Amber Blair

Student Support Specialist II
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
Blair, Amber
235-1924
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Program Faculty
Lindsay T. Abernethy, MMSc, PA-C

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator
Abernethy, Lindsay T.
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Erin Aubrey, MPAS, MBA, PA-C

Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Clinical Education
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
Aubrey, Erin
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Sara Cox, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Didactic Education
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Cox, Sara
235-1975
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Stephanie Painter, MPA-C

Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Assessment and Student Learning
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Painter, Stephanie
235-1982
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Instructional Faculty
Julie Banderas, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P.

Assistant Dean , Chair and Professor – Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine
Banderas, Julie
235-5249
Medicine M3-217
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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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Maria Cole, Ph.D., M.Ed.L.

Associate Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Anatomy
UMKC School of Medicine
Cole, Maria
235-1904
M3-423
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Theodore Cole, III, Ph.D.

Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Anatomy
UMKC School of Medicine
Cole, Theodore
235-1829
M3-413
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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, Internal Medicine Residency, Fellow, 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
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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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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
235-6663
M3-403
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Chad D. Touchberry, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine
Touchberry, Chad D.
235-1983
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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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Kristin Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine
Wright, Kristin
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