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Grant Helps Take the Lead Out of KC Homes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $700,000 to the University of Missouri-Kansas City to explore and evaluate best practices for identifying and removing lead paint hazards

SOM research office taking applications for SPiRe Grant

The School of Medicine Office of Research is seeking applications for the Sarah Morrison Pilot Research Fund (SPiRe), an internal grant for clinical and basic scientists. Application deadline is noon,

Student Research Program announces Sarah Morrison Award recipients

The School of Medicine Student Research Program announced 11 recipients of the 2021 Sarah Morrison Student Research Awards that includes 10 medical students and one graduate student. Awards of up

UMKC Vision Research Center receives NIH award to promote diversity in health-related research as part of ongoing glaucoma studies

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the UMKC Vision Research Center a new $120,399 grant that promotes the training of researchers from diverse backgrounds as part of ongoing



EVENTS

May
14
Fri
Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day 2021 – Save the Date
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

QPSD Event tile May 14, 2021

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Updates will be posted closer the date.

May
17
Mon
Health Sciences Student Research Summit 2021 – Online!
May 17 @ 8:00 am – May 19 @ 6:00 pm

The Health Sciences Student Research

will be held ONLINE!

Students: May 17th, 18th and 19th 2021, 8:00-6:00
Open for Judges: 5 days – May 17th-21st

There are two options to present your research.

(1) A standard poster – the PowerPoint poster template
(2) A 7 minute recorded verbal PowerPoint presentation. Here are the Verbal Powerpoint template and PowerPoint instructions

Registration deadline:  May 11th via Redcap
Posters/PowerPoint deadline: May 13th via Box

Upload your Posters/Powerpoint  by May 13th in Box at: https://umkc.app.box.com/upload-widget/view/tqpxkzuoyj5vey306ip7ccz35o1bvwsx/110809235224

Save the poster or Powerpoint file in this format: LastNameFirstName.

For more information go to the Health Sciences Student Research Summit website.

Download the event flyer

UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit
May 17 @ 8:00 am – May 19 @ 6:00 pm

Student Research Summit Poster

UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit

May 17th -19th 2021
8:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.

Highlights the health sciences research being conducted in the UMKC Schools of Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing and Health Studies.



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Research at the School of Medicine

At the School of Medicine, research plays a critical role in medical education. Here, faculty not only teach the techniques and approaches used in medical studies and investigations, they are making significant advances through conducting their own cutting-edge biomedical research. Students regularly are recognized and honored for their research presentations at various regional, national and international conferences. Together, these efforts make UMKC a growing leader in research excellence.

Meet Our Researchers

Biomedical & Health Informatics

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Biomedical and Health Informatics

Affiliated Researchers

Thomas M. Attard, M.D.

Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Gastroenterology
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biomedical Informatics

Attard, Thomas M.
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Mary M. Gerkovich, Ph.D.

Adjunct Emeritus Associate Professor, Tenured
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine
Gerkovich, Mary M.
235-1322
M5-121
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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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Peter Koulen, Ph.D., FARVO

Professor, Felix and Carmen Sabates / Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, Director of Basic Research, Vision Research Center
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
Section: Neurosciences
Vision Research Center Koulen, Peter
Koulen, Peter
235-6773
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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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Mark Patterson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor
UMKC School of Pharmacy

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Health Informatics, Psychiatry

Patterson, Mark
235-6320
HSB 4245
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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
235-1056
MG-CO5E
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David Voran, M.D.

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

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biomedical Informatics, Community and Family Medicine

Voran, David
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Cardiology

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Cardiology

Affiliated Researchers

Peter Koulen, Ph.D., FARVO

Professor, Felix and Carmen Sabates / Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, Director of Basic Research, Vision Research Center
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
Section: Neurosciences
Vision Research Center Koulen, Peter
Koulen, Peter
235-6773
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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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John Q. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Westport Anesthesia / Missouri Endowed Chair for Research
Department(s) of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine Wang, John

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biochemistry, Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Prenatal, Neurology

Wang, John Q.
235-1907
M3-225
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Internal Medicine-Adult, Oncology, Pathology

Pathology

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Affiliated Researchers

Richard Butin, M.D.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Butin, Richard
235-2997
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Lawrence Dall, M.D.

Professor, Assistant Dean - Medical Student Research, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Infectious Disease
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District, UMKC School of Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Quality Improvement, Patient safety, Glycocalyx, Internal Medicine

Dall, Lawrence
235-1947
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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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Jared N. Keeler, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Keeler, Jared N.
235-1955
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Peter Koulen, Ph.D., FARVO

Professor, Felix and Carmen Sabates / Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, Director of Basic Research, Vision Research Center
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
Section: Neurosciences
Vision Research Center Koulen, Peter
Koulen, Peter
235-6773
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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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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 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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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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Mudassar Zia, M.D.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Section Chief - Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospital Medicine
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Internal Medicine

Zia, Mudassar
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Neurology/Neuroscience, Psychiatry

Neurology

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Affiliated Researchers

Robert James Patterson, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Developmental / Behavioral Sciences
Children's Mercy Hospital Batterson, Robert James
Patterson, Robert James
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Prakash Chandra, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Chandra, Prakash
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Fu-Sheng Chou, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Neonatology
Children's Mercy Hospital
Chou, Fu-Sheng
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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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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, MB. BCh, M.Med. Psych., DLFAPA

Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers
Hellings, Jessica A.
404-5744
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Jared N. Keeler, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Keeler, Jared N.
235-1955
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Peter Koulen, Ph.D., FARVO

Professor, Felix and Carmen Sabates / Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, Director of Basic Research, Vision Research Center
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
Section: Neurosciences
Vision Research Center Koulen, Peter
Koulen, Peter
235-6773
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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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Mark Patterson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor
UMKC School of Pharmacy

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Health Informatics, Psychiatry

Patterson, Mark
235-6320
HSB 4245
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James B. Reynolds, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, State Delegate and Trustee - Missouri State Medical Association
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Forensic Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Forensic psychiatry, Psychiatry

Reynolds, James B.
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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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Shayla A. Sullivant, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Developmental/Behavioral Sciences
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Psychiatry, Suicide prevention

Sullivant, Shayla A.
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John Q. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Westport Anesthesia / Missouri Endowed Chair for Research
Department(s) of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine Wang, John

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biochemistry, Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Prenatal, Neurology

Wang, John Q.
235-1907
M3-225
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Resources

The School of Medicine is committed to supporting and expanding research opportunities, as these efforts are key to solving many health care conditions and issues. The school has received significant funding for its research – including many National Institutes of Health-funded projects – involving more than 70 faculty members. The school also supports opportunities for students, who work closely with faculty research mentors, as well as residents and fellows looking to embrace research as part of their medical careers. In addition, the school works with members of the local community participating in research studies, recognizing their valuable contribution to improved medicine and wellness. At UMKC, research is central to its mission of fostering excellence and innovation in medical care.