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Biomedical Entrepreneurship Training Program for Aging (BETA)

Biomedical Entrepreneurship Training Program for Aging (BETA) is a National Institute of Aging (NIA/NIH) funded training program administered at the University of Missouri. The BETA program is to train the scientific workforce to impart a broad set of skills and knowledge required for translation-focused and multidisciplinary roles in modern academic career positions.


Anandhi Upendran, PhD

BETA Program Director

Office of Medical Research
M561A School of Medicine


Bryant Scholars Pre Admission Program

The Lester R. Bryant Scholars Pre-Admissions Program encourages young people from rural backgrounds to pursue a medical education. 


Jana Porter

Associate Director

Patient Centered Care Learning Center, LC201
One Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO 65212