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.

Simon Atkinson, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Research ,
University of Kansas

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

Tom Curran, PhD, FRS

Senior Vice President, Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer,
Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Mark Hecker, PharmD, MBA

Director of Research Administration,
Truman Medical Centers

Yusheng (Chris) Liu, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Research,
University of Missouri Kansas City

Beth Montelone, PhD

Interim Vice President for Research, Senior Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Biology,
Kansas State University

Mark McIntosh, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, MU & Vice President for Research and Economic Development, UM System,
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

Matthias Salathe, MD

Interim Vice Chancellor for Research,
University of Kansas Medical Center

John Stanley, PhD

Vice President, Emerging Program Development,
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