Staff Bios

William Rory Murphy

William Rory Murphy , MD

Dr. William Rory Murphy is a Board certified Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist who has a particular interest in ADHD, behavior disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, and psychoses. In choosing a career in medicine, he was heavily influenced by his grandfather, Robert D. Coghill, a chemist who won the Presidential Medal of Honor for his discovery of methods for mass production of penicillin during World War II. Although raised away from Kansas, he chose to return to his grandfather’s home state to attend medical school at the University of Kansas, where he was president of the medical honor society and valedictorian of his medical school class. Because of his strong interests in balancing psychological and neuroscientific approaches to human behavior and in providing comprehensive approaches to treatment, he trained in both the Adult and Child Psychiatry programs at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

After leaving the Menninger Clinic, Dr. Murphy worked in a wide range of settings. He served on the staff of the Horizons Mental Health Center in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was the Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Service of Prairie View hospital in Newton, Kansas, and was an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Kansas Medical School in Wichita. Coming to the Kansas City area in 1997, his practice has included psychotherapy and medication management with children, adolescents, and adults, along with consultations to schools and agencies.

Dr. Murphy has also been involved in conducting clinical trials in psychiatry since 1998. This involvement affords him the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest and most effective pharmacological treatments available. He donates his time to the community by giving lectures and workshops to the professional community and the public.

Glynis Murphy

Glynis Murphy , Ph.D.

Dr. Glynis Murphy is the Research Administrator and Coordinator at Psychiatric Associates. Born in Africa, she grew up in Uganda and later migrated to Goa, India with her parents. She received her undergraduate degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology from the University of Bombay. Collaborating with the Red Cross, she founded the first school for the hearing impaired in Goa before coming to the University of Kansas as a recipient of both Merabai Tata and R.D. Sethna Scholarships. She received her Masters Degree from the University of Kansas and her Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders from Wichita State University. She served as an audiologist on staff of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri for five years, where she also taught residents as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Missiouri School of Medicine. She was Vice President of Audiology for the State of Kansas from 1999 to 2000.

As Director of Research at Psychiatric Associates, she ensures all clinical trials conducted at the clinic adhere to GCP (Good Clinical Practices), ICH ( International Conference on Harmonization) and Code of Federal Regulations guidelines. She is the main point of contact for Sponsors, CROs and Monitors and is able to facilitate timely communication between the Principal Investigator and the study-related team. This allows for efficient conduct of the study and collection of quality data.

Patricia A. McAdams

Patricia A. McAdams , RN, BSN, CCRC

Patricia (Trish) McAdams is a graduate of Washburn University School of Nursing in Topeka where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Ms. McAdams has been a Study Coordinator at Psychiatric Associates since 2005. She brings with her considerable clinical research experience having worked in the field since 1992, as a clinical information support specialist at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City and later as a Study Coordinator for International Medical Technical Consultants, Inc in Lenexa, Kansas. Ms. McAdams’ other professional experience includes working as a nurse in Kansas hospitals such as Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, and Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kansas. She has been a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator since July 1992 and is also certified in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and First Aid.

Selma Nolan

Selma Nolan

Selma Nolan is the receptionist at Psychiatric Associates. She assists patients and subjects with scheduling their appointments, checking insurance eligibility and dealing with accounts receivables. Selma has a warm personality and a wonderful smile. She works hard to ensure that every individual that comes to the clinic feels welcome and comfortable. Selma strives to answer queries and is good at problem solving. She assists the clinic staff in various tasks allowing the clinic to run efficiently. Outside the office, Selma is a Youth Advocate and is currently working on completing her Master’s degree in Health Administration. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from Emporia State University. In the past, Selma has been a Teen Mom Mentor, Residential Technician, Youth Worker, CASA Volunteer, and a Recreation leader for Kansas City Park and Recreation.

Max Murphy

Max Murphy

Max Murphy assists Psychiatric Associates research in recruitment. He joined the staff in July 2011 after graduating in June from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Max is also a fencer. He was Co-Captain of his fencing team at Stanford and made the NCAA finals four years in a row. Max is interested in learning more about clinical research and patient care.

Jaclyn Angotti

Jaclyn Angotti , Marketing/Recruitment Specialist for Research

Jaclyn Angotti assists Psychiatric Associates with research recruitment. She coordinates the advertising for Dr. Murphy's studies. Jaclyn has a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Disorders from Truman State University.