Communications Core

The K-INBRE Communications Core coordinates a multi-pronged approach to expanding and advancing biosciences education and research among Kansas science researchers, educators, and students. The Core serves the K-INBRE community by 1) Evaluating the effectiveness of programmatic and collaborative activities for continued improvement and scholarship of the program; 2) Advancing and leveraging the K-INBRE infrastructure for professional development of students and faculty alike, filling a niche that may not be provided in degree programs or experiences; 3) Enhancing the daily operational and programmatic communication between faculty, students, and project investigators among the partner institutions. Activities include undergraduate professional development, site visits, social media management, and other strategies; and 4) Highlighting the role and accomplishments of K-INBRE on bioscience education, research, faculty, and students engaged in the project.

Communications Core Contacts


Ryan Spaulding, PhD


Associate Vice Chancellor, Institute for Community Engagement
Research Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management

University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 3056, 3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-2251; Fax: 913-945-6893



Sarah E. Velasquez, MS, MAB, MLS

Communications Manager, K-INBRE

University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 3051, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-2247; Fax: 913-945-7760