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.

Mario Castro, MD, MPH

Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research, Director, Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute,
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Donna Buchanan, PhD

Director of Research,
Saint Luke's Health System

Mark Hecker, PharmD, MBA

Director of Research Administration,
University Health

J. Steven Leeder, PharmD, PhD

Marion Merrell Dow Endowed Chair in Pediatric Precision Therapeutics,
Children’s Mercy

Christian Lorson, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Strategic Initiatives,
University of Missouri

Edward O’Connor, PhD

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

Timothy Pluard, MD

Medical Director of Saint Luke’s Cancer Center and Director of Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer,
Saint Luke's Cancer Institute

David Rosowsky, PhD

Vice President for Research,
Kansas State University

Matthias Salathe, MD

Interim Vice Chancellor for Research,
University of Kansas Medical Center

Belinda Sturm, PhD

Interim Vice Chancellor for Research,
University of Kansas