Steering Committee and Core Operations Group

The Steering Committee is the primary governing body of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network. The committee includes:

  • Principle Investigator
  • Program Administrator
  • Core Directors
  • Institutional Coordinator from each participating institution
  • Representative of the Community Advisory Board

The Steering Committee meets monthly to collaborate on topics of interest and participate in decision-making related to policies and procedures, pilot grant and scholar programs, and events such as the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Core Operations Group

The Core Operations Group is a subgroup of the Steering Committee that ensures our network programs are running efficiently and that we are on-track to meet our milestones. This group includes:

  • Principal Investigator
  • Program Administrator
  • Core Directors

Administrative Core

Matthew Rizzo, M.D., F.A.A.N.

Principal Investigator/Project Director
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Howard Fox, MD, PhD

Co-Investigator/Co-Director
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Professional Development Core

Ted Mikuls, MD

Director, Professional Development Core
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Lani (Chi Chi) Zimmerman, PhD

Operations Director, Professional Development Core
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Tracking & Evaluation Core

Ingrid Philibert, PhD

Director, Tracking and Evaluation Core
Associate Professor, Neurological Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Pilot Projects Program

Sarah Holstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Pilot Projects Program
Associate Professor, Internal MedicineHolstein
Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Biostatistics & Epidemiology KCA

Ying Zhang, PhD

Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology,
and Research Design Core
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Fang Yu, PhD

Co-Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology,
and Research Design Core
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD

Co-Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology,
and Research Design Core
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Community Engagement Core

Paul Estabrooks, PhD

Director, Community Engagement and Outreach
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Keyonna M. King, DrPH

Co-Director, Community Engagement and Outreach
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Dave Palm, PhD

Chair, Community Advisory Board
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Biomedical Informatics & Cyberinfrastructure Core

Babu Guda, PhD

Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure Core
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Jim McClay, MD

Co-Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure Core
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Ann Fruhling, PhD

Co-Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure Core
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Institutional Coordinators

Sara Myers

Institutional Coordinator, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Kimberly Carlson, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, University of Nebraska at Kearney
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David Hansen, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Chris Stecker, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, Boys Town National Research Hospital
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Peter Steyger, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, Creighton University
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Ann Anderson-Berry, MD, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, Children's Hospital and Medical Center
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Frederick Hamel, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, Omaha Veterans Administration Medical Center
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