18th Chancellor of the University of Kansas

Chancellor's Inaugural Research Symposium

Thursday, April 19 — 9-11 a.m.
Regnier Hall, Edwards Campus

12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
KU Edwards Campus Map (PDF)

Join Chancellor Girod and Kansas City business leaders for TED Talk-style presentations from four of KU's top translational scientists and a KU alumnus who worked as an administrator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please send your name and the names of any guests to the event to kuchancellor@ku.edu.



Cory Berkland, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and chemical & petroleum engineering and co-founder of four KU startup companies

Kristi Neufeld, professor of molecular biosciences and program co-leader, Cancer Biology for the KU Cancer Center

Lisa Stehno-Bittel, professor of physical therapy and rehabilitation and president and founder of Likarda, LLC

Scott Weir, professor of pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics and director of KU's Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation

Carl Peck, keynote speaker, former director of the Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and founder, partner and director of NDA Partners



Free parking is available to visitors and students except for a designated faculty/staff parking located on the south side of Regnier Hall marked with signage. See the campus map to view the parking lots.

Accessible parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the Regents Center, the west end of the south parking lot by Regnier Hall and on the north side of the BEST Building.

Alumni Association

Check out Kansas Alumni magazine's 2013 feature on Dr. Girod when he was named Executive Vice Chancellor for the medical center, and the magazine's 2017 feature when he was named Chancellor.


Share your congratulations and best wishes with Chancellor Girod on Twitter using the hashtag "#KUinauguration."

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Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

"I am honored to lead this remarkable institution. The work we do changes lives and improves our world in meaningful ways. I look forward to collaborating with you to continue this work on behalf of the society we serve."

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