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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Announce Coulter Foundation Grant Recipients

The grants are the result of a $5 million partnership

Sept. 16, 2013

Story Contact(s):
Christian Basi, BasiC@missouri.edu, 573-882-4430
Colin Planalp, planalpc@health.missouri.edu, (573) 884-1935

WHAT :
University of Missouri officials will host an awards ceremony to announce recipients of six grants to fund translational research projects. The grants, provided through a $5 million partnership between MU and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, will be awarded to teams of College of Engineering and School of Medicine faculty.

WHO: Speakers include:

  • MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
  • Rob Duncan, vice chancellor for research at MU
  • Steve O’Connor, CEO of ImpeDx Diagnostics, a health care technology startup firm

WHEN & WHERE:
10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18
Mark Twain Ballroom (N201/202)
Memorial Union, MU Campus

Parking: Media may park on the east side of Hitt Street, north of the crosswalks in front of Memorial Union.

NOTE:
In 2011, the Coulter Foundation selected the University of Missouri as one of 15 academic institutions in the country and the only university in Missouri to establish a Coulter Translational Partnership Program. The program provides bridge funding to help translate scientific discoveries into medical products and services that will improve health by addressing unmet clinical needs.

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