Institutional Advisory Committee

The Institutional Advisory Committee is a group of scientific leaders from our stakeholder institutions who collaborate to provide the region with research opportunities.

Richard J. Barohn, MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology and Vice Chancellor for Research,
University of Kansas Medical Center

Tom Curran, PhD, FRS

Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Children’s Research Institute,
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Peter K. Dorhout, PhD

Vice President for Research

Lawrence A. Dreyfus, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development,
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Mark Hecker, PharmD, MBA

Director of Research Administration,
Truman Medical Centers

Mark A. McIntosh, PhD

MU Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development and UM System Vice President for Research and Economic Development,
University of Missouri

Edward R. O’Connor, PhD

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic, Research and Student Affairs,
Kansas City University

Timothy J. Pluard, MD

Medical Director,
Saint Luke's Cancer Institute

John S. Stanley, PhD

Vice President of Emerging Programs,