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International, National, State and Hometown Media Coverage

Selected Weekly News Placements
As of February 2, 2016
View the news coverage online at http://munews.missouri.edu/media-coverage.php.

Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, residents of Westphalia, Mo., have given a gift of more than $2 million over three years to the University of Missouri to support the Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI). The MNMI brings together a diverse array of programs which position the MU School of Music as a leading national and international center in the areas of composition and new music.

This news was featured in 13 national and state media placements including:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (#40 U.S. newspaper)
Columbia Missourian
Columbia Daily Tribune
KOMU-TV
Columbia, MO
KRCG-TV Columbia, MO

Link to release: $2 Million Gift Provides Continued Support for New Music at MU

Silvia Jurisson, professor of chemistry and radiology in the College of Arts and Science and a research
investigator with the MU Research Reactor, and her team received a U.S. patent for a new nuclear
medicine delivery method that uses isotopes to help target, diagnose and treat cancer. The method could
prove invaluable in battling prostate, pancreatic, breast and small-cell cancers in the body.

Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Mo. (Circulation, 176,197; 927,705 unique visitors per month)

Link to release: Nuclear Medicine Tools Could be Beneficial in the Fight Against Several Human Cancers

Frederick W. Fraunfelder, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the MU School of Medicine and director of MU Health Care’s Mason Eye Institute, found a link between the varicella zoster virus vaccine for chickenpox and corneal inflammation.

This research was featured in more than 68 national and international media placements including:
Health.com (#2 most visited health news website)\
U.S. News & World Report (More than 18.3 million unique visitors per month)
WebMD (More than 88,600 unique visitors per month)
Science Daily (#2 most visited science news website)
Science Codex (#7 most visited health blog)       
Times of India (#3 most visited international newspaper)
Medical News Today (#31 most visited science blog)
Vaccine News Daily (More than 21,000 unique visitors per month)
Health Day (Health Day is featured on more than 5,000 websites)
Univision.com (More than 3.2 million unique visitors per month)
Medline Plus (National Institutes of Health website)

Link to release: Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccine May Cause Corneal Inflammation in Some Patients

Jana Porter, associate director of the MU School of Medicine’s Area Health Education Center and Rural Track Pipeline Program, found that the MU School of Medicine’s Community Integration Program enhances training and may increase interest in rural practice for graduating medical students.

This research was featured in more than 58 national and international media placements including:
Science Daily (#2 most visited science news website)
Science Codex (#7 most visited health blog
Medical Xpress (monthly readership of 2.5 million)
MDLinx.com (#11 most visited health news website)
Medical News Today (#31 most visited science blog)
Big News Network (Dubai)

Link to release: Medical School Program Addresses Rural Physician Shortage