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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Host ‘One Health, One Medicine’ Breakfast Series

November 27th, 2012

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430, BasiC@missouri.edu

WHAT:

The University of Missouri will host the first installment of the One Health/One Medicine breakfast series. The series will consist of forums to introduce the MU community to the innovative research and outstanding clinical care taking place at the MU Health System.

The first breakfast forum, “Life is Motion, Motion is Life,” will feature the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, central Missouri’s largest freestanding orthopaedic center and the region’s most comprehensive musculoskeletal surgery center. In addition, other speakers will discuss research in comparative medicine (a collaborative effort of the MU School of Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine) and clinical trials at the institute, as well as the Human Performance Center.

The forum is presented by the One Health/One Medicine area of Mizzou Advantage. Mizzou Advantage is a program that focuses on four areas of MU strength: food for the future; media of the future; one health, one medicine; and sustainable energy. The goals of Mizzou Advantage are to strengthen existing faculty networks, create new networks and propel Mizzou’s research, instruction and other activities to the next level.

WHO: Speakers:

Matt Williams, president of Hawthorn Bank

Hal Williamson, vice chancellor for Health Sciences

Carolyn Henry, interim associate director of research for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, professor of veterinary oncology at MU, and faculty facilitator for the Mizzou Advantage One Health/One Medicine initiative.

James Cook, director of the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory at MU and the William and Kathrn Allen Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery.

James Stannard, chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and the J. Vernon Luck Sr. Distinguished Professor in orthopaedic surgery at MU

Loren Figueroa, member of the MU dive team and a patient of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute Tory Flaherty, MU School of Health Professions graduate and a patient of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

WHEN & WHERE:

7:30 – 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28

Ballroom, Reynolds Alumni Center

MU campus

NOTE: The event is by invitation only; media are invited to attend the event.

 

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