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Temporary Pay Cuts, Weeklong Furloughs For MU Med School Faculty, Staff

May 1, 2020
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The MU School of Medicine announced temporary salary cuts for faculty and a pay cut or furlough for staff at a virtual town hall meeting for employees Thursday. The actions are part of efforts to cut costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following measures will be taken:

MU School of Medicine Researcher Receives $3.7 Million Federal Grant

Oct 23, 2019
The six independently standing columns in front of Jesse Hall serve as a major landmark at the University of Missouri.
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With a $3.7 million federal grant, MU is taking the first step in an effort to produce a more effective immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients.

This grant is part of the National Institutes of Health “Cancer MoonShot Initiative” whose goal is to make a decade’s worth of cancer research progress within five years, according to the NIH website.

MU School of Medicine Awarded Largest Grant for Rural Healthcare in School's History

Sep 4, 2019
The six independently standing columns in front of Jesse Hall serve as a major landmark at the University of Missouri.
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The MU School of Medicine was awarded nearly $5 million in grant money to enhance existing medical programs in rural Missouri, the school announced Tuesday.

The school received two grants from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, which will fund programs designed to address the doctor shortages in rural parts of the state, according to the school’s website.

Medical Students Pair Up with Active, Involved Older Adults

Apr 30, 2018

Maren Heller remembers her grandparents being older and less active in her early childhood.

Last fall, Heller saw a different side of aging. She met Jack and Terry Meinzenbach.

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MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital opened its new Women’s Imaging Center today. The Imaging Center is now the second center in Columbia that will have both screening and diagnostic services for women.

MU Health Care staff celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the lobby of the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

The center will provide services such as 2-D/3-D screening mammographies, diagnostic bone densitometry and ultra sound-guided biopsy. Previously, all of these services were located in different parts of the hospital but now they are in one location.

Megha Garg, an associate professor of radiology at the MU School of Medicine, said the consolidation of all those services into one location is one of the biggest benefits of the imaging center.

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A national accreditation group says the University of Missouri School of Medicine must address several areas of concern within two years to maintain its accreditation.

The report by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education says, among other things, that the number of Missouri medical students who reported experiencing gender discrimination is twice as high as the national average. The committee accredits medical degree programs.

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Dr. Patrice “Patrick” Delafontaine, who stepped down as dean of the MU School of Medicine in Sept. 2015, will step back into the role effective immediately, according to a press release Thursday. 

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Sprouty2, which is known as a tumor suppressor gene, is a human gene that previous research has shown protects against the metastasis or spread of breast, prostate and liver cancers.

But Sharad Khare, an associate professor of research in the MU School of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, alongside his research team has shown in a recently published article that this gene may not be helping the body in some colorectal cancer cases.

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MU announced Tuesday that its School of Medicine dean has resigned after less than a year on the job.

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The MU School of Medicine held its annual Match Day event Friday, which is part of the National Residency Matching Program. Graduating seniors receive their residency invitation letters all at once at the event.

Biomedical research teams receive grants

Sep 30, 2014

The University of Missouri awarded $600,000 to biomedical research teams at the Reynolds Alumni Center on Tuesday. The grants are part of the University’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program, which supports innovations by faculty in the MU School of Medicine and College of Engineering.






MU medical student Kayla Matzek is working at Cox Hospital in Branson, Missouri this summer. While a community with a population of only 10,000 might not seem attractive to some medical students, southwest Missouri is right where Matzek wants to be.

“I specifically want to go to a rural community because I think that you just get to know people more and it’s more of an intimate setting,” said Matzek, who grew up in a small town less than 30 minutes away from Branson.

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The MU School of Medicine announced Tuesday Dr. Patrice Delafontaine will take on the position of dean.

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The University of Missouri will use a federal grant to form a new research center for patient-centered outcomes.  

The researchers leading the project say the goal is to help doctors more easily navigate the complex web of health systems and providers, and come up with the best treatment options for patients based on their individual circumstances.

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The University of Missouri School of Medicine is now recruiting eight students for its new residency program to train emergency physicians. The school is now taking applications, and the class will begin in fall 2014.

Dr. Marc Borenstein, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MU, said emergency medicine has been increasing in demand. According to Borenstein, there are three main reasons for the increasing trend.

MU welcomes new clinical research center

Sep 27, 2012
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The hallway on the fifth floor merging together MU School of Medicine and University Hospital is not your average hallway. It’s the new clinical research center, a five million dollar multi-stage renovation project, giving scientists, doctors and patients a place to discover new treatment. 

A new drug testing policy for University of Missouri medical and nursing students has one attorney arguing for an immediate stop.

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