Guoqing (John) Chen, MD, PhD, MPH, received his medical degree from the Tongji Medical University at Wuhan, China, and PhD/MPH from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He completed gerontology fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Chen joined the faculty of KUMC in October 2013 and also serves as Division Director, Division of Health Services Research, department of Internal Medicine.
His research interests are in the areas of quality improvement, mobile-based care delivery, outcomes and health services research, and economic evaluation in medicine. He has expertise in use of EHR and large claim-based datasets, e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, and VA data, and has extensive experience in conducting randomized clinical trials for quality improvement and comparative effectiveness. He has led multidisciplinary research teams with a track record of collaborating with clinician and non-clinician investigators in studies of outcomes, quality improvement, and economic evaluation in medicine. He has been as PI or Co-Investigator on several federal funded projects with over 60 peer-reviewed publications. He has mentored fellows and junior faculty in research
Susan K. Pingleton, M.D., FACP, Master FCCP is the Joy McCann Professor of Women in Medicine and Science, Associate Dean of Continuing Education and a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas as well as her medical degree. She completed her internship, residency and pulmonary fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
She joined the faculty in 1983 where in 1990 she became Division Director for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She has served as Senior Medical Director for the University of Kansas Hospital and the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from 2003 to 2007. In a two-year leave from the university she served as the Petersdorf Scholar at the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Chief Learning Officer at the University Healthsystem Consortium.
On return she has served as the Director of Quality and Professional Development in Continuing Medical Education as well as the Chair of the Mentoring Committee of the Department of Medicine. She currently mentors the Incubator junior faculty in the Department of Medicine. Throughout her professional career, she has mentored residents, fellows and junior faculty.
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Jonathan D. Mahnken, Ph.D., PStat, is an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics. He works with the Office of Scholarly, Academic & Research Mentoring (OSARM), providing biostatistical support to junior faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine. In addition to his collaborative support performing statistical analyses and assisting with grant development and manuscript preparation, Dr. Mahnken conducts research in the areas of study design and health services research.
He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1996 from Concordia University, his master's degree in preventive medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and his doctorate of philosophy in biometry in 2003 from the University of Texas-Health Science Center. In 2010, he received Professional Statistician accreditation (PStat) from the American Statistical Association.
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Theresa Shireman, Ph.D., RPh, followed her undergraduate and master's level pharmacy degrees by completing a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Economics, Epidemiology and Public Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She maintains a joint appointment with the Departments of Preventative Medicine & Public Health and Health Policy & Management, and she is an accomplished investigator using large national databases to study patterns of medication utilization and outcomes of pharmacotherapy.
She teaches graduate courses on pharmacoepidemiology, cost-effectiveness analysis, and public payer data analysis, and has collaborated with various agencies to study Kansas Medicaid data. She brings her pragmatic skills in project design, data analysis, and scientific writing to assist selected Incubator Faculty members in the Department of Medicine with aspects of their OSARM projects.
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David C. Robbins, MD, OSARM Faculty Mentor
David C. Robbins, MD is a professor of Medicine at the Kansas University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Meidcine. He was trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Vermont and completed an-NIH funded research and clinical fellowship at the University of Vermont. He completed his four-year fellowship program at the University of Chicago where he focused on protein chemistry of insulin and genetic defects in insulin production. He has been Prinicpal investigator in 5 NIH grants and served on the Steering Committee of GENNID, GOCADAN, IRAS, D2d and the Strong Heart Study. He is board certified in Internal Meidicne and Endocrinology and Metabolism. He has a special focus in clinical diabetes and a research in diabetes in minorities, genetics of diabetic heart disearse, vitamin D and diabetes, the human microbiome and diabetes and diabetes health care delivery. He was Director of phase 1-2 Clinical Research in obesity and diabetes at Eli Lilly & Co. and former editor of Diabetes Care, the American Diabetes Associations' flagship jounal of clnical diabetes. Currently he services as chair of tehe ADA Publications Committee and sits on 3 NIH Study Sections. He is an artisan baker trained by the New York Culinary Institute.
Steven Weinman, MD, PhD
Steven Weinman, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Liver Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He received a combined MD-PhD degree from Washting University in St. Louis and completed Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at Yale University. Dr. Weinman was peviously the Director of the MD-PhD Combined Degree Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His research interests are in the area of the molecular mechanisms of liver diseases. His research program has been continuously NIH funded since 1991 and he has had a number of Industry sponsored research collaborations as well. He is active in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, and has served as a permanent member of several NIH study sections and numerous other NIH and non-NIH grant review panels.