Expert Exchange

Expert Exchange

There are many exciting research projects and innovators in our region, yet many of us remain unaware of their importance. Expert Exchange seeks to spread the news and put a face and voice to the powerful expertise making our region great.

Discoveries in science and medicine are often made more quickly and the impact is greater if they are made through collaboration rather than individually. Similarly as we continue the regional development of Translational Research, collaboration in cross-functional areas is critical to accelerating innovations from bench to bedside.

Dr. Dongsheng Duan

Dongsheng DuanMargaret Proctor Mulligan Professor in Medical Research Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Neurology and Bioengineering University of Missouri

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Dr. Mabel Rice

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Speech-Language-Hearing
Director, Child Language Doctoral Program
Fred and Virginia Merrill Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies

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Dr. Mark Clements

mark-clementsMedical Director, Pediatric Clinical Research Unit
Director, Endocrine Clinical Research, Children’s Mercy
Associate Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Dr. Farzad Alemi

Alemi FarzadAssistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Kansas City VA Medical Center,
Truman Medical Centers,
Saint Luke’s Hospital

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Dr. Jingsong Zhou

Dr. Jingsong Zhou
Professor and Research Investigator, Department of Physiology,
Kansas City University

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Dr. John Spertus

Dr. John Spertus
Director, Health Outcomes Research, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute;
Professor, Daniel J. Lauer Missouri Endowed Chair in Metabolism and Vascular Disease Research, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, MO

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Dr. Roger Harris

Dr. Roger Harris
Associate Vice President, MRIGlobal

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Dr. Jannette Berkley-Patton

Dr. Jannette Berkley-Patton

Director, Community Health Research Group
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Kansas City

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Jim E. Riviere, DVM, PhD, DSc(hon), ATS

Dr. Jim Riviere

The MacDonald Chair in Veterinary Medicine
University Distinguished Professor
Kansas Bioscience Eminent Scholar
Director, Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University

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L. Russell Waitman, PhD

L. Russell Waitman, PhD
Director of Medical Informatics and Associate Professor,
Department of Internal Medicine
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enterprise Analytics
University of Kansas Medical Center

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Marilyn Rymer, MD

Marilyn Rymer

Medical Director of Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Medicine at UMKC School of Medicine
Edward T. Matheny, Jr. Missouri Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

From founding one of America’s first stroke centers in 1993 to helping launch Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Marilyn Rymer has made KC a regional center of excellence for acute stroke treatment.
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Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Marilyn Rantz

Curators’ Professor, Helen E. Nahm Chair
Executive Director, Aging In Place, TigerPlace
Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Center on Aging
University of Missouri

Through the use of high-tech monitoring systems, the University of Missouri’s Dr. Marilyn Rantz hopes to ease the burden of the more than 30 million baby boomers who will need extensive health care services. View interview and video »

Dr. Stephen Kingsmore

Stephen Kingsmore

Director, Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

As the first to offer genetic tests for young patients, Dr. Stephen Kingsmore’s team at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics will have access to a diagnostic tool no other children’s hospital in the world currently provides. View interview and video »