Research Office

Research Office



















The mission of the Research Office is to support the missions of the UMKC School of Dentistry, UMKC, and the UM System.

The Research Office is responsible for assisting with preparing grant budgets and grant submissions (pre-award), managing grant projects accounts and reports (post award), providing biostatistical services, facilitating the Clinical Research Center (CRC) and essential compliance, promoting research opportunities, and over all activities affiliated with research grants and research projects.

Associate Dean
for Research

Dr. Mary Walker
Phone: (816) 235-2825


Office Support Assistant

Jania Billups  
  Phone: 816-235-2179

Assistant to the Associate
Dean for Research
& Graduate Programs

Karina Kearney 
  Phone: 816-235-6342


Grants, Contracts

Erin Liljequist
Phone: (816) 235-5467
Clinical Research
, IRB Submission/Tracking

Barbara Adkins
Phone: (816) 235-2156

Director, Corporate Clinical

Dr. Lynn Friesen
Phone: (816) 235-2200


Dr. JoAnna Scott
  Phone: 816-235-2066