Institutional Advisory Committee

Roles & Responsibilities

Institutional Advisory Committee – group comprised of recognized scientific leaders from the key stakeholder institutions to serve as essential communication conduits between the Director of Research Development and stakeholder institutions regarding the identification, evaluation and promotion of collaborative research opportunities.

They also provide technical input regarding the appropriateness, advisability, and timing of research initiatives, (including access to facilities and equipment, and staffing) and ensuring that these meet the overall KCALSI supported research initiative objectives.

Committee Members

Richard J. Barohn, MD

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

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David J. Cohen, MD, MSc

Director of Cardiovascular Research
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute

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Tom Curran, PhD, FRS

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

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Peter K. Dorhout, PhD

Interim Vice President for Research, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Chemistry
Kansas State University

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Lawrence A. Dreyfus, PhD

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

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Mark Hecker, PharmD, MBA

Director of Research Administration
Truman Medical Centers

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Joseph A. Heppert, PhD

Associate Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies; Professor, Chemistry
University of Kansas

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John S. Stanley, PhD

Vice President of Emerging Programs
MRIGlobal

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Robert A. White, MS, PhD

Dean for the College of Biosciences
Kansas City University

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Steve Wyatt, JD

Associate Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost for Economic Development
University of Missouri

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