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Ken Audus

Kenneth L. Audus, PhD
Dean and Professor, School of Pharmacy
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS

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Dr. Kenneth L. ("Ken") Audus holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of South Dakota in 1980 and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1984. After completing postdoctoral work in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas, he joined the faculty of that Department in 1986 and worked his way up through the academic ranks to become a Full Professor in 1996 and then Chair of the Department in 1998. He is also a Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Audus became Dean of the School of Pharmacy in April of 2004.

Dean Audus' research interests have included the development and application of cell culture models to study drug distribution across the blood-brain barrier for the treatment of tumors and Alzheimer's disease, and human trophoblast culture systems for studying how drug distribution across the placenta might be controlled and provide for safer drugs for mother and the fetus during pregnancy. Dean Audus is the author or co-author of 165 research articles, one patent, and the co-editor of one book on these topics.

Dean Audus is an Editor for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is a member the editorial boards of Current Pharmaceutical Design, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Journal of Epithelial Biology and Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutics. He serves as a consultant and on the Board of Trustees and/or Directors of a number of private and public foundations. Dean Audus is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and he has been recognized as an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year and for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas.

Paul Terranova

Paul F. Terranova, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research
Senior Association Dean of Research and Graduate Education
School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
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Paul F. Terranova, Ph.D., is Vice Chancellor for Research and President of the Research Institute at KUMC. He also serves as Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the School of Medicine.  He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and then moved to the University of Kansas Medical Center for postdoctoral studies related to ovarian function in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at KUMC in 1977 and rose through the ranks to Professor in 1985. He served as Director of the Center for Reproductive Sciences from 1995 to 2007. He has served on numerous editorial boards, NIH review panels, and has published over 150 articles, books and book chapters.

Michael Artman

Michael Artman, MD
Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Pediatrician-in-Chief and the Joyce C. Hall Endowed Chair, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Artman joined Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in October 2010 as the Joyce C. Hall Endowed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief. He is also Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Executive Director of Research Strategy and Implementation at Children's Mercy. He became Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center in January 2014. Dr. Artman received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Fort Hays State University and is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship training at Vanderbilt University. He joined the faculty at the University of South Alabama in Pediatrics and Pharmacology in 1984 and remained there until 1994. He then served as Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology, and Pharmacology at New York University School of Medicine and Director of Pediatric Cardiology at NYU Medical Center from 1994-2004. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of UI Children's Hospital from 2005-2010.

Dr. Artman's research is in the area of excitation-contraction coupling and regulation of contractile function in the immature heart. He has published numerous papers, books, and book chapters on these and related topics. He has served on a variety of local, regional and national committees, including a number of scientific peer review committees at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Artman's past honors include the Clinical Investigator Award from NIH, selection as a member of the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee for the FDA, Burroughs Wellcome Award in Clinical Pharmacology, Chair of the Electrical Signaling, Ion Transport and Arrhythmias Study Section of the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and election to the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. He currently serves as Chair of the Protocol Review Committee for the NHLBI Pediatric Heart Network.

Last modified: Aug 26, 2018