Read the latest edition of MU Medicine magazine.
The new Center for Biomedical Informatics connects researchers to quantitative experts across campus.
At the turn of the 20th century, six women blazed a new trail at the MU School of Medicine.
Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, Talissa Altes and Laine Young-Walker ascend to the tops of their fields.
Warren Lockette’s team studies the impact of traumatic brain injuries on the heart.
The Coulter Program Awards honors multidisciplinary teams for outstanding achievements in biomedical research.
New leader of Springfield campus has deep roots in southwest Missouri.
Student is grateful that scholarship paved the way for his medical education.
Letter from the Dean
Women have been an important part of the MU School of Medicine for more than a century. The first woman to graduate with a medical degree was Anna Searcy in 1900. She was
followed over the next eight years by five more women. As we know from the extensive research of our own Elizabeth Garrett, MD, they were a remarkable group that left a lasting impact on the communities where each practiced.
Skipping ahead to the present day, we recently welcomed the Class of 2022 to the School of Medicine. After receiving a school-record 2,671 applicants, we chose a select group of 112 students. Fifty-three percent of them are women. That’s a positive sign that we are training physicians whose diversity reflects the population they will be serving.
Increasing the number of the School of Medicine’s women leaders remains one of my top priorities. The more diversity we have, the better the education, the better the training, the better the research opportunities and, ultimately, the better we take care of patients.
Patrick Delafontaine, MD
Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson Dean
Professor of Medicine and Medical Pharmacology and Physiology