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Research Team

Michelle Settle -ORECMichelle Settle, Lab Admin, Orthopedic Research and Education Center

Tel: 913-588-0069 Fax: 913-588-0070    

Michelle brings with her 20+ years of administrative management experience, enabling her to develop effective systems for the KUMC Orthopedic Research and Education Center. She is responsible for all the administrative needs of staff and students who come through the lab during summer internships and resident rotations. Michelle also handles all scheduling and business processes for the OREC’s Surgical Skills Lab. She works with the Area Health and Education Center at KU helping coordinate tours for high school groups from all over the state of Kansas, continuing education for K-12 science teachers, and summer programs for students interested in careers in the medical field and research. Michelle also facilitates the GSMC 840 Surgical Observation for Bioengineers course taught by Dr. Terence McIff, Director of the OREC, helping bridge the gap between the BioEngineering Program at KU-Lawrence and Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Michael Dold, BS
Research Assistant


Tel: 913-588-6149 Fax: 913-588-0070

Projects and Responsibilities: Michael has a background in both clinical orthopedics and research following his degree in Organismal Biology, B.S. from the University of Kansas. He is currently investigating the properties of antimicrobial-enhanced bone cements under various conditions.  Michael assists with the Bioskills cadaveric workshops and Residency Training hosted in the Orthopedic Research & Education Center.

Amanda Varner, BS
Research Assistant


Tel: 913-588-6149 Fax: 913-588-0070

Projects and Responsibilities: Amanda joins the orthopedic team with 4 years of research and lab managing experience in settings including the Fenton Lab, Center for Neuroscience at New York University, and the KCPD Crime Lab in Trace Analysis in Kansas City, Missouri. She is currently assisting in analytical chemistry testing, protocol development, resident training workshops, lab management, as well as assisting in resident research.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Mail Stop 3017
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160