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), assisting with Institutional Review Board applications and tracking, promoting research opportunities, and overall activities associated with research grants, contracts and projects.

Resources

eProtocol Guidance
CITI Training
eProtocol Website
UMKC Office of Research (ORS)

Contacts

Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Mary Walker
WalkerMP@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2825

Office Support Assistant
Jania Billups
billupsj@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-2179

Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs
Abby Wright
wrightab@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-6342

Grants, Contracts
Erin Liljequist
liljequiste@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-5467

Clinical Research Coordinator, IRB Submission/Tracking
Barbara Adkins
adkinsba@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2156

Director, Clinical Research Center
Dr. Lynn Friesen
friesenl@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2200

Biostatistician
Dr. JoAnna Scott
Scottjoa@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-2066

Director of Electron Microscopy Laboratory
Dr. Donggao Zhao
zhaodo@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2072