The purpose of the Department of Surgery Research Division is to promote the overall research program in the Department of Surgery.

Programs include:

  • Collaboration between PhD scientists and Surgeons
    • Multi-PI grants 
    • IRB protocols
  • Research faculty meeting (monthly or bi-monthly)
    • Share exciting research accomplishments/news.
    • Discuss individual lab concerns, lab management, issues, and/or needs.
    • Exchange ideas about grant applications.
  • Surgery Research Seminar
    • Thursday alternating with cancer seminar.

Outcomes Research

  • Organize outcomes research within the Department of Surgery.
  • Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center.
  • Establish mentorship and development programs for all faculty participants in Outcomes Research.
  • Oversee all grant applications with cost share that relate to Outcomes Research.
  • Establish infrastructure that will support Outcomes Research.
  • Recruit an NIH-funded PhD to assist with the Outcomes Research program.
  • Collaborate with Family and Community Medicine researchers.

Outcomes Researchers

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Robin Kruse, PhD

Robin Kruse, PhD

  • Focus on gerontological topics.
  • Completed an NIH-funded study to examine patterns (trajectories) of activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Served as Core Director and Co-Investigator of the MU Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (MU PCOR).
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Priyanka Singh, PhD

Priyanka Singh, PhD

  • Biotechnology and data-driven research experience in life sciences and healthcare.
  • Experience conducting research studies, data analysis, and writing scientific publications.
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (2018-2020)
    • Masters in Data Science and Analytics
  • University of Pune, Department of Biotechnology, Maharashtra, India (2010)
    • PhD in Biotechnology