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Frontiers Advisory Structure

Frontiers operates under an advisory structure that ensures input from its partners and key stakeholders.

Operations Group

The Operations Group is the primary decision-making body for Frontiers. The Operations Group is comprised of the leadership of the six Cores and the Administrative Core personnel. It is responsible for managing intra- and inter-core use, interaction and performance, with attention to evaluation and ideas for continuous improvement.

Members by Core:

Biostatistics and Research Support:
Matt Mayo, PhD, KUMC Department of Biostatistics

Lisa Hoebelheinrich, JD, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Institute, KU Medical Center

Clinical Studies and Recruitment Strategies:
Jeffrey Burns, MD, MS, Co-director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center and Director of the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Unit

Mark Clements, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Pediatric Clinical Research Unit, Children's Mercy Kansas City

Patty Kluding, PT, PhD, KUMC Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Community and Collaboration:
Allen Greiner, MD, MPH, Director, KUMC Department of Family Medicine Research Division

Jill Peltzer, PhD, APRN-CNS, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, KU Medical Center

Education and Training:
Ed Ellerbeck, MD, MPH Chair, KUMC Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Won Choi, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Master of Public Health Program, KUMC Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Steve Leeder, PharmD, PhD, Marion Merrell Dow Endowed Chair in Pediatric Precision Therapeutics; Deputy Director, Children's Mercy Research Institute; Associate Chair-Research, Department of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

John Spertus, MD, Professor & Daniel J. Lauer / Missouri Endowed Chair / Metabolic & Vascular Disease Research / Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics, UMKC - Co-Director Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, Saint Luke's Health System

Russ Waitman, PhD, Director of Medical Informatics, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Analytics, KUMC Center for Medical Informatics and Enterprise Analytics

Institute for Advancing Medical Innovations (IAMI)
Scott Weir, PharmD, PhD, Director, IAMI; Associate Director, Tranlsational Research Unit, University of Kansas Cancer Cener

Administrative Core
Mario Castro, MD, MPH, Director, Frontiers; Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research; Director, Rainbow Clinical Trials Science Unit; University of Kansas Medical Center

William Brooks, PhD, Associate Director, Frontiers; Director, Hoglund Brain Imaging Center; Professor, Department of Neurology; University of Kansas Medical Center

External Advisory Committee (EAC)

The Frontiers External Advisory Committee, which is comprised of clinical and translational science experts from across the CTSA Consortium, provides advice on the direction of Frontiers, addresses issues of concern and suggests strategies to assist Frontiers in accomplishing its vision and objectives. The EAC meets annually to provide guidance based on their experience in leadership roles at other CTSA hubs.


Last modified: Nov 10, 2020