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New Regulations Change Access To Research


Due to a new White House directive, results from federally-funded research will be easier to access publicly.

In the second part of Monday's Up to Date, we'll talk about the order, aimed at facilities spending more than $100 million on research and development and what it means for area universities with guests Dr. Lawrence Dreyfus, University of Missouri-Kansas City Vice-Chancellor of Research and Brenda Dingley, director of scholarly communications at UMKC

Dr. Lawrence Dreyfus , vice-chancellor of research at UMKC, received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Kansas University in 1971, a Master of Science in microbiology from Michigan State University in 1978 and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Kansas University in 1982. Following post-doctoral research training in microbial pathogenesis at the Oregon Health Sciences University, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston. He came to UMKC in 1991, initially as an associate professor in the division of cell biology and biophysics, School of Biological Sciences and was promoted to the rank of professor in 2001. He was appointed Dean of the School of Biological Sciences in 2003. Brenda Dingley is director of scholarly communications at UMKC.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.