The second annual Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Symposium was a great success! Nearly 40 speakers represented 11 universities around the world; 28 of whom came from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Teresita Bellido was this year’s keynote speaker and encouraged viewers to engage in their science with excellence and integrity while prioritizing quality relationships with collaborators and mentees.
New to this year’s symposium, attendees were able to vote for their favorite presentations within three categories: undergraduate and masters students, PhD students, and postdocs and faculty. Congratulations to the following award recipients:
Undergraduate and master’s student presenters
- 1st John Shuster from Washington University in St Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- 2nd Anna Sullentrup from the University of Missouri, Department of Biochemistry
- 3rd Madison LeChance from the University of Missouri, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
PhD student presenters
- 1st Austin Hensley from Washington University in St Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- 2nd Jacob Kramer from the University of Missouri, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- 3rd Kaitlyn Broz from Washington University in St Louis, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering
Postdoc and Faculty presenters
- 1st Dr. Kristen Prufrock from the University of Missouri, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
- 2nd Dr. Bree Baker from the University of Missouri, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- 3rd Dr. Rob Musci from the University of Utah, Department of Human Genetics
Click here to view Dr. Bellido’s full presentation and presentations from other Mizzou faculty, Fulbright Scholars, and an industry spotlight from CellInk. If you are interested in viewing all other presentations including our award winners, visit the graphical abstracts page.
The symposium was planned and organized by postdoctoral fellows in the Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Training Program—a collaboration among the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, and Physical Therapy. The primary objective of the postdoctoral training program is to expand and enhance the biomedical scientist workforce to accelerate discoveries and breakthroughs positively influencing outcomes for millions of individuals suffering disorders of bone, muscles, and joints. The program is led by Dr. Dana Duren (Director), Drs. James Cook and Richard Sherwood (Co-Directors), and Dr. Lisa Royse (Program Manager).