Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the primary governing body of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR.

It is composed of the Principal Investigator, Program Administrator, each KCA Director, an Institutional Coordinator from each participating institution, and a 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.

The KCA Operations Group serves as a subgroup of the Steering Committee to ensure programs are implemented and milestones achieved in a timely manner. It is comprised of the Principal Investigator, Program Administrator and KCA Directors.

Administrative KCA

Matthew Rizzo

Matthew Rizzo, MD
Principal Investigator/Project Director
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Paul Estabrooks

Paul Estabrooks, PhD
Co-Investigator/Co-Director
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Howard Fox

Howard Fox, MD, PhD
Co-Investigator/Co-Director
Director, Pilot Grant Program
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Karla Klaus

Karla Klaus, BS
Program Administrator

Tracking & Evaluation KCA

Mary Cramer

Mary Cramer, PhD
Director, Tracking and Evaluation KCA
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Professional Development KCA

Ted Mikuls

Ted Mikuls, MD
Director, Professional Development KCA
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Lani (Chi Chi) Zimmerman

Lani (Chi Chi) Zimmerman, PhD
Operations Director, Professional Development KCA
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Biostatistics & Epidemiology KCA

Fang Yu

Fang Yu, PhD
Director, Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics KCA
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Jane Meza

Jane Meza, PhD
Co-Director, Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics KCA
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Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway

Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD
Co-Director, Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics KCA
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Community Engagement KCA

Risto Rautiainen

Risto Rautiainen, PhD
Director, Community Engagement
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Dave Palm

Dave Palm, PhD
Chair, Community Advisory Board
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Biomedical Informatics & Cyberinfrastructure KCA

Jim McClay

Jim McClay, MD
Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure KCA
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Ashok Mudgapalli

Ashok Mudgapalli, PhD
Operations Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure KCA
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Babu Guda

Babu Guda, PhD
Co-Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure KCA
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Ann Fruhling

Ann Fruhling, PhD
Co-Director, Biomedical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure KCA
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Institutional Coordinators

Jeffery French

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

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

David Hansen, PhD
Institutional Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Lori Leibold

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

Robin Miskimins, PhD
Institutional Coordinator, University of South Dakota
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Jonathan Geiger

Jonathan Geiger, PhD
Institutional Coordinator, University of North Dakota
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Mark McCourt

Mark McCourt, PhD
Institutional Coordinator, North Dakota State University
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