Steering Committe and KCA Operations Group

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

  • Principle Investigator 
  • Program Administrator 
  • KCA 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.

KCA Operations Group

The KCA 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
  • KCA Directors

Administrative KCA

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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Tracking & Evaluation KCA

Mary Cramer, PhD

Director, Tracking and Evaluation KCA
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Paul Estabrooks, PhD

Co-Investigator/Co-Director
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Professional Development KCA

Ted Mikuls, MD

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

Operations Director, Professional Development KCA
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Pilot Program

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

Associate Professor, Internal MedicineHolsteinPP Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Biostatistics & Epidemiology KCA

Fang Yu, PhD

Director, Clinical Research Design,
Epidemiology and Biostatistics KCA
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Jane Meza, PhD

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

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

Risto Rautiainen, PhD

Director, Community Engagement
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 KCA

Jim McClay, MD

Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure KCA
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Ashok Mudgapalli, PhD

Operations Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure KCA
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Babu Guda, PhD

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

Co-Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure KCA
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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Lori Leibold, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, Boys Town National Research Hospital
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Robin Miskimins, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, University of South Dakota
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Jonathan Geiger, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, University of North Dakota
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Mark McCourt, PhD

Institutional Coordinator, North Dakota State University
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