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Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine

Charlene Nickolaus and Emily Spradling

Lessons Learned

Legacy Teachers program gives medical students a chance to thank patients.

Bernie Esser stands in front of his four MU degrees in his former residence on Highland Street in Columbia in fall 2012. Photo by James Sterling.

A Lifelong Student

Alumnus earns 500th credit hour at MU

David Freese, Engr ’02, is greeted by his St. Louis Cardinals teammates after hitting the game-winning home run in game six of the 2011 World Series. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Keeping the Lineup Healthy

Playing right doctor for the Cardinals, Jason Hand.

Bunny the horse

A Peg Leg Pony Named Bunny

MU vet hospital saves a horse named Bunny.

Veterinarian treats dog for cancer

Caring for Animals with Cancer

MU veterinarians offer specialized care at a new St. Louis location.


The New Personality Trait

Health care providers should pay attention to patients’ personalities and spirituality.

Tiger Place retirement home. Story for illumination fall 2006

Be Well — Work Forever

Research shows retirees’ health suffers after first leaving the workforce.

pile of cigarette butts

No Doctors, Mo’ Problems

MU medical school pursues Springfield expansion.

woman posing with a bear

Into the Wild

MU alumna and Fulbright Scholar takes a walk on the wild side.

Carolyn Henry, Cottrell Fox and Brady Deaton

The Foxes and the Hounds

St. Louis couple gives more than $5 million to College of Veterinary Medicine.

Whitney Martin portrait

Nursing with Open Hands

Alumna trains in midwifery in Guatemala.

Fred Hawthorne

Members of the Academies

Several MU faculty serve the National Academies of Science.

Fred Hawthorne

How Big is Nano?

MU’s renowned cancer researcher knows the next big thing in medicine comes from thinking small.

Marian Minor

Not Done Yet

MU emeriti tell of their careers and passions.

portrait of Jacob Huskey

Breaking the Code

MU student looks for new equation.

two dogs in front of a group of search and rescue workers

Working Paw and Hand

Kathleen Kelsey researches, trains and volunteers with detection dogs.

couple standing in front of a wall of photos

Debra’s Journey

Medical professor gains better understanding of life through husband’s struggles


Serving the Land

MU alumnus takes education abroad and revolutionizes industry.

Dr. James Stevermer and medical student Amanda Shipp examine an elderly female patient

The Nearest Doctor

Mizzou educates rural students to practice medicine in rural areas.

Mizzou researchers

Early Detection of Lung Cancer

MU scientists receive Coulter funding for lung cancer treatment.

gold nano rods

Gold Nanorods Diagnose Colon Cancer

Nanoparticles tagged with peptides fit like keys into tumor receptors.

Running back Henry Josey during a 2011 Mizzou football game

Nano Knees

Mizzou researchers are using nanotechnology to improve ACL surgery.

John Viator operates a laser light

Shedding Laser Light on the Problem

A new photoacoustic device adds much-needed data to the art of treating burns.

illustration of Dr. Hugh E. Stephenson Jr.

The Doctor Is In

Hugh E. Stephenson Jr. served the university as a student, surgeon, professor and curator.


Focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder

MU researchers study children's pupils to detect autism earlier.

map of missouri

Care for Missouri

MU is the No. 1 educator of Missouri physicians.

Megan Johnson and toddler daughter play doctor

Future Dr. Mom

A med student mother of two navigates domestic and academic responsibilities.

man at podium

Altruistic Giving

A couple with no formal connections to MU gives $1.3 million for medical research.

ribbon cutting

School of Medicine Receives Largest Grant

MU uses IT to make health care better, cheaper and more personal.

man on mountain bike

Finding Another Gear

Cancer survivor Dan Miller races toward a dual doctorate in medicine and pathobiology.

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