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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Announce Coulter Foundation Grant Recipients

The grants are the result of a $5 million partnership

Story Contact(s):
Christian Basi,, 573-882-4430

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

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.

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.