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

Grants, Contracts

Hannayd Ruiz
Phone: (816) 235-6342

Administrative Assistant,
Research Office

Karina Kearney
Phone: (816) 235-2179

Assistant to the Associate
Dean for Research &
Graduate Programs

Erin Liljequist
Phone: (816) 235-5467

Dr. Ying Liu
Phone: (816) 235-2066

Clinical Research
, IRB Submission/Tracking

Barbara Adkins
Phone: (816) 235-2156

Director, Corporate Clinical

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