Rare 10 Million-Year-Old Fossil Unearths New View of Human Evolution
Near an old mining town in Central Europe, known for its picturesque turquoise-blue quarry water, lay Rudapithecus. For 10 million years, the fossilized ape waited in Rudabánya, Hungary, to add its story to the origins of how humans evolved.
MU Study Suggests T. Rex Had an Air Conditioner in Its Head
Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists from the University of Missouri, Ohio University and University of Florida, while challenging over a century of previous beliefs.
T. rex used a stiff skull to eat its prey
A Tyrannosaurus rex could bite hard enough to shatter the bones of its prey. But how it accomplished this feat without breaking its own skull bones has baffled paleontologists. That’s why scientists at the University of Missouri are arguing that the T. rex’s skull was stiff much like the skulls of hyenas and crocodiles, and not flexible like snakes and birds as paleontologists previously thought.
Dr. Hill wins 2019 Provost Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award
Dr. Cheryl Hill has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2019 Provost Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize junior faculty for superior teaching and advising on the MU campus. Dr. Hill is an Assistant Professor within our Anatomy Division and has been with the Department for 4 years.
Congratulations Dr. Hill!
Boeyer Honored with Esteemed Dissertation Fellowship Award
Doctoral student Melanie Boeyer recently received the Gamma Alpha Gamma Dissertation Year Fellowship award. This prestigious award is intended to help defray dissertation research expenses in the same academic year a student defends their dissertation.
Boeyer Awarded Young Investigator Travel Grant
University of Missouri doctoral student Melanie Boeyer received the Young Investigator Travel Grant from The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).
Efforts to Streamline Tumor Boards Show Promise
University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers are piloting a unique tool to improve how multidisciplinary cancer care is provided. Two abstracts recently published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology show that the NAVIFY™ Tumor Board solution has the potential to standardize and streamline tumor boards.
Kelly Bowers MD wins Category II Clinical First Place
Category II Clinical First Place - Kelly Bowers, MD, resident physician, mentored by Richard Hammer, MD, associate professor of clinical pathology, for the research project, "Geospatial Analysis of Risk Factors in Myeloid Leukemias with Monocytic Differentiation".
Dr. Hammer Presents at Roche Town Hall
Richard Hammer, MD, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, recently spoke with Jack Phillips, North American Chief Executive Officer of Roche Diagnostics Corp. Dr. Hammer was invited to the Roche town hall in Indianapolis to discuss the implementation of the Navify tumor board solution.
Department holds annual celebration dinner
The Department held its annual celebration dinner on Friday, May 4, recognizing many accomplishments throughout the academic year.
The graduate student accomplishments are a reflection of the strong program and dedication of our students:
13 peer-reviewed publications, 6 with the student as 1st author
38 National/International conference presentations, 20 with the student as 1st author
24 Local/Regional conference presentations
12 competitive awards, including 3 federal awards
Olha Kholod received the MU Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award and the Edmund S. Muskie Internship from the U.S. Department of State; Hailong Song received the Valerie J. Goodin Global Tiger Alumni Scholarship; Spiro Sullivan’s NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application received Honorable Mention and Melanie Boeyer received an NIH F31 grant, which is an NRSA Individual Pre-doctoral Fellowship.
Along with the above awards, Outstanding Graduate Student in Research went to Hailong Song and Melanie Boeyer; Outstanding Graduate Student in Teaching went to Sean Greer and Outstanding Graduate Student in Outreach went to Sarah Peacock and Melanie Boeyer.
Integrative faculty and Dr. Ward receive awards
February 8, 2017: The Integrative Anatomy Faculty were awarded the SOM Preclerkship Innovation Award and Dr. Carol Ward received a SOM Curriculum Board Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Ward named Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists
In March 2018, Dr. Carol Ward was named Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists