Connect with us

Events

UM Board of Curators approve five new projects that expand research and clinical facilities significantly at two universities

UM Board of Curators approve five new projects that expand research and clinical facilities significantly at two universities

Published

on

Columbia, Mo.— The University of Missouri Board of Curators on Thursday approved five new projects at the University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri-Kansas City that will create more than 225,000 square feet of research space. These projects will focus on agriculture, health sciences and clinical spaces for autism treatment. The new and expanded facilities will benefit every Missouri citizen as researchers will have better facilities to search for solutions to the challenges facing agriculture and human health.

“These state-of-the-art facilities will complement the research that our renowned faculty conduct every day at our universities,” said Robin Wenneker, UM Board of Curators vice chair. “Investments in infrastructure projects like these will build on the strong foundations of agriculture and health expertise as we continue to move our universities forward.”

The projects at MU expand research and clinical facilities. The project at UMKC will improve education, research and patient care within the Health Sciences District with the construction of a new facility.

Advertisement

“The research conducted at our universities improves the lives of Missourians and beyond,” said Mun Choi, UM President. “Expanding agricultural research facilities, increasing capacity for patient care and the new health care building at UMKC will have a transformational impact on the communities we serve.”

National Swine Resource and Research Center

The National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC) will double its animal housing capacity and expand swine genetic lines with a 12,220-square-foot expansion.

Advertisement

The NSRRC is the only National Institutes of Health-funded swine resource center to develop and supply swine models to biomedical fields. For nearly 20 years, the NSRRC has developed the infrastructure to ensure that biomedical investigators across multiple disciplines have access to critical models for human health and disease. Swine models from MU are making unprecedented contributions toward unraveling the molecular basis of human disease and developing new therapeutic strategies.

The $8 million project will be funded by a grant from the NIH with just over $30,000 from the university. The expansion is expected to be complete in the spring of 2025.

Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

Advertisement

The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment will build a new facility to provide approximately 74,000 square feet of space to house all aspects of the center under one roof, including clinical diagnostic and intervention services, translational research and training initiatives. The new facility will expand access to appointments with additional clinic space to accommodate more clinicians, development of new types of spaces for observation to enhance research opportunities and provide integrated training space in the facility that will serve both internal providers and others involved in the specialties that serve individuals, families and communities.

The $55 million project is funded by $27.5 million in state appropriations, $15 million in gifts and $12.5 million in university funds. Completion is expected in December 2025.

Middlebush Farm—NextGen Center for Influenza Research Phase II

Advertisement

The NextGen Center for Influenza Research will construct its Phase II addition. The center has garnered more than $15 million in NIH and Centers for Disease Control funding over the last two years, and investing in the program area is a component of MizzouFoward.

The current building provides specialized laboratory space for innovative research related to replicating a variety of climates, including facilities with temperature and humidity control to produce extreme conditions. This type of space is rare in the country—making it an important attribute when competing for grants.

The project will add 8,300-square-feet to enhance capacity and increase research in influenza and infectious disease. The $7.5 million project will be funded by Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant and $2.5 million from state and university funds. Completion is expected in the spring of 2025.

Advertisement

South Farm Swine Research and Education Facility Addition

The project will add approximately 12,000 square feet to the existing facility, which was completed in spring 2022. The expansion will allow the South Farm facility to double animal housing capacity. The facility provides critical animal space to accommodate the research programs of faculty in large animal genetic engineering and will support the NSRRC and the Center for Somatic Cell Gene Editing.

The project will be funded by a $5 million grant from HRSA; completion of the project is expected in January 2025.

Advertisement

Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Building at UMKC

The construction of a new Health Sciences Building with 120,000-square-feet on the UMKC Health Science Campus will serve all UMKC Health Science programs, focusing specifically on the needs of the School of Dentistry—the only dental school in the state—and the School of Medicine.

The UMKC Health Science District (HSD) brings together 12 public and private partners in an 18-block region that support the growth of rural interprofessional health education programs through shared expertise, resources, and personnel to present opportunities for collaboration on research, grants, and community outreach.

Advertisement

The $120 million project is funded by $80 million from state appropriations and $40 million from gifts. Expected completion is May 2026.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Events

UPDATE-Death and Drug Investigation Northshore of Lake of the Ozarks:

UPDATE-Death and Drug Investigation Northshore of Lake of the Ozarks:

Published

on

On 03/18/2024, Deputies were dispatched to an address off Village Marina Road outside Lake Ozark for a death investigation. Before law enforcement arrived, a male subject fled from the scene.

Deputies arrived at the apartment complex where they located a deceased person and narcotics inside the home.

Deputies along with other law enforcement agencies saturated the area searching for the male subject but were unsuccessful in locating him. The male subject was identified as Kendrick Terrell

Advertisement

Cook, 33 of the Lake Ozark area.

The deceased person was taken by the Miller County Coroner to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office in Columbia where an autopsy will be performed to help in determining the cause of death.

Kendrick Cook was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with NO BOND ALLOWED and is also wanted for questioning regarding the death investigation.

If you know the whereabouts of Cook, contact the Miller County Sheriff’s Office at 573-369-2341 or your local law enforcement.

Advertisement

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released at a later date.

Northshore of Lake of the Ozarks: Murder Reports Surface on Social Media, Investigation Underway. As the weekend came to a close, reports of a murder on the north-shore of the Lake of the Ozarks began circulating on social media. Following this tragic news, online reports the Miller County Sheriffs Department began a search for the suspect. In an attempt to gather more information, multiple inquiries have been made to the Miller County Sheriffs. Missouri Network.tv is actively investigating the matter and will provide updates as new information becomes available.

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Events

Francis Howell students protest for representation

Francis Howell students protest for representation

Published

on

School board voted 5-2 to remove Black History and Black Literature courses because the curriculum was connected to the “Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-Bias Framework” as published by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Continue Reading

Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Published

on

On August 28, 1963, over 250,000 people gathered in Washington D.C. for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, an event that would become a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement. The march, organized by a coalition of civil rights groups, was led by prominent leaders of the movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The march was a peaceful demonstration calling for an end to racial discrimination in employment and for the passage of meaningful civil rights legislation. The event was a powerful display of unity and determination, as people from all walks of life came together to demand equal rights and opportunities for all Americans.

King’s speech, which was broadcast live on television and radio, became one of the most iconic moments in American history. In his address, King called for an end to racism and discrimination, and he urged the nation to live up to the ideals of its founding documents, declaring, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”

Advertisement

The march and King’s speech galvanized the Civil Rights Movement and helped to pave the way for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The event remains a powerful symbol of the struggle for racial equality and justice, and King’s words continue to inspire people around the world to work for a better, more just future.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2024 Missourinetwork.tv | BigPlanetMedia