Life Sciences/Animal Health and Research

MU School of Medicine Receives $16M To Address Physician Shortage In Missouri

Posted October 9, 2023 The University of Missouri’s School of Medicine was awarded a $16 million federal grant to support the state’s healthcare facilities to serve rural areas of Missouri. “Our Rural Scholars Program exemplifies our strong commitment to rural… more

Children’s Mercy Cited as Elite Nursing Magnet

Children's Mercy Kansas City, which earned its fifth Magnet Hospital designation in 2020, is one of only 49 hospitals--out of more than  6,000 nationwide--included in a review of health-care facilities that have earned that distinction at least five times.  That's… more

McCownGordon Nabs UMKC Health Sciences Project

McCownGordon Construction has earned the construction-management contract for UMKC's $120 million Healthcare Delivery and Innovation Building, a key fixture in the university's planned transformation of its Hospital Hill facilities. The construction company, which previously completed University Health's nearby medical office… more

Intouch Group Acquisition a Done Deal

The acquisition of Intouch Group, one of the Kansas City region's most successful entrepreneurial ventures over the past generation, has been completed, the Overland Park company and its new parent, Chicago-based Eversana, have announced.  The deal, for a reported $950… more

UMKC receives $700K grant for health hazards study

HUD Great Plains Regional Administrator Jason Mohr joined Steve Simon, Ph.D., Biomedical & Health Informatics, UMKC School of Medicine and other UMKC officials for a virtual ceremony last week presenting $699,997 the UMKC School of Medicine. The grant was gifted… more

Kansas to increase testing, detect COVID-19 strains

The state of Kansas plans to increase genetic testing of COVID-19 positive patients to identify strains of the virus. Kansas currently tests around 1 percent of COVID-19 patients with genetic testing, according to Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health… more

Novavax launches Phase 3 trials for COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax announced the week the start of the Phase 3 trial of its Covid-19 vaccine in the United States and Mexico. It is the fifth company to launch a large-scale trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States. The trial… more

National Institutes of Health to study reactions to vaccine

In the last two weeks, there have been about eight allergic reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine, and the National Institutes of Health is devising a study to find out why.  Six cases of anaphylaxis has been identified in the United… more

Hall Family Foundation, BioNexus award $200K

BioNexus KC is awarding $200,000 in regional grants to promote the One Health initiative, which aims to foster animal and human health innovation. Four researchers each will receive a $50,000 grant. The funding is part of a $750,000 grant that… more

Moderna vaccine earns FDA researchers’ endorsement

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration endorsed the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna as safe and efficacious on Tuesday. The statement arrives just a day after the first doses of a competing vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech were delivered… more