Advisory Board

The T-SCORE Advisory Board represents our diverse partnerships, linking teachers, students, researchers and community educational partners in health science.

The T-SCORE Advisory Board represents our diverse partnerships, linking teachers, students, researchers and community educational partners in health science. They meet four times a year in order to discuss and report on the progress of our T-SCORE aims and milestones. The specific role of the T-SCORE Advisory Board is:

 

  1. To monitor and assess the development, implementation, and evaluation of the T-SCORE Project objectives for our Summer Institute and ongoing professional development.
  2.  To help identify and advise the selection of potential schools, teachers, researchers and community partners to further our T-SCORE Project objectives.
  3.  To support our dissemination efforts by overseeing the progress of the T-SCORE Project website, providing feedback to media communication efforts, and guiding the recruitment and organization of the Community Health Day conference participants and presenters.
Edward Ellerbeck

Edward Ellerbeck

Chair

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Dr. Edward Ellerbeck, MD, MPH (Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health) works with students to move beyond focusing on one patient at a time and helps them look at health related problems from a population perspective. He seeks to engage students in practice examples of practice-based learning and improvement and show them how they can apply scientific principles to improving health within their own practice or community. Dr. Edward Ellerbeck advises, guides and provides critical feedback on enhancing the SEPA program within KUMC.

Tim Murrell

Tim Murrell

District CTE Coordinator

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Dr. Tim Murrell is the District Coordinator for Career and Technical Education Programs at Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.

 Seth Nutt

Seth Nutt

Senior Coordinator at AHEC

Seth Nutt is Senior Coordinator for health career promotion at The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).

As a Senior Coordinator, he assists with planning and implementing educational programs and activities that inform students about career opportunities in health care. Seth has been essential in developing a full complement of programs to assist students and educators by encouraging them to practice and serve in rural Kansas communities.

Seth holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Pittsburg State University. He enjoys working with students and teachers and encouraging the next generation of medical professionals.

Doug Wright

Doug Wright

K-INBRE

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Douglas Wright is part of the Administrative Core that provides efficient service to the Network, assuming most of the time-consuming jobs of this complex, multicampus initiative to improve the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH research grants.
The Administrative Core serves as a central office for communication of K-INBRE activities, facilitates interactions among investigators and their trainees, administers the business and financial aspects of the grant, and oversees a ten-campus TeleResearch network.

John Stanford

John Stanford

K-INBRE

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John Stanford is part of the Administrative Core that provides efficient service to the Network, assuming most of the time-consuming jobs of this complex, multicampus initiative to improve the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH research grants.
The Administrative Core serves as a central office for communication of K-INBRE activities, facilitates interactions among investigators and their trainees, administers the business and financial aspects of the grant, and oversees a ten-campus TeleResearch network.

Marth McCabe

Marth McCabe

Executive Director

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Martha McCabe is the Executive Director of the KC STEM Alliance, a collaborative network of educators, businesses and related organizations working together to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Kristie Kennedy

Kristie Kennedy

CTE Teacher

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Kristie Kennedy is a CTE teacher through the CNA program at Olathe North High School. Ms. Kennedy’s passion for nursing has evolved over thirty-eight years of working in healthcare. Her desire to teach began while volunteering at a Montessori school. Her zeal for both health and education careers meshed when she began teaching Certified Nursing Assistant and Emergency Medical Responder classes. Ms. Kennedy believes is it time to pass on hard earned wisdom to those new to healthcare, easing their way into an exciting and timely profession.

Sarah Hanson

Sarah Hanson

CTE Teacher

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Sarah Hanson is a CTE teacher through the Sports Medicine program at Olathe North High School. Ms. Hanson received a BS in Sports Medicine/Physical Education from Baker University in 1989 and a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kansas in 1999. Altogether, she has 25 years secondary teaching experience and coaching in the Olathe School District. Additionally, she has 13 years of experience teaching the Career and Technical Education Sports Medicine and Health Careers classes at Olathe North High School. Ms. Hanson is also a 21st Century Academy Facilitator for Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Olathe Public Schools, and serves on the KSDE Accreditation Advisory Council.

Danielle Binion

Danielle Binion

Career Academies & Postsecondary Liaison

Danielle Binion – as PREP-KC’s Career Academies & Postsecondary Liaison, Danielle works closely with Kansas City’s urban school districts, postsecondary institutions, and businesses to support programming and strategic planning that prepares urban students for success in STEM postsecondary programs and careers.  Danielle has specialized career experience in multicultural program management, recruitment of underrepresented populations, and student intervention and retention strategies.  Danielle earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Missouri—St. Louis.  She also holds a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

Louann Rinner

Louann Rinner

Occupational Therapist

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Louann Rinner directs the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program, provides supervision for occupational therapy student training at the CCHD and contributes to pediatric and family services including clinical transdisciplinary evaluations and consultations. Rinner also provides technical assistance to Kansas early intervention network teams and teaches graduate students as a clinical instructor in the Occupational Therapy Education Department.

Funding Support

This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) under Award Number R25OD020214.

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

For more information, go to the SEPA T-SCORE Project Page