NIH Director to present at Mizzou

October 19, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),will present to a limited audience at the University of Missouri-Columbia at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19. A livestream of the presentation will be available to all.

In his keynote, “Biomedical research: Building a future of precision health for all,” Collins will examine the exceptional opportunities that scientific and technological breakthroughs offer for accelerating biomedical research and improving human health. He will describe how basic science built the foundation that enabled researchers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with unprecedented speed — and how public-private partnerships helped generate new advances and propel them forward.

Then, in honor of the new Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building, Collins will detail efforts to realize the extraordinary promise of precision medicine: from NIH’s All of Us Research Initiative to MU’s NextGen Precision Health initiative. He will conclude by reflecting on a few of the many ways NIH-supported research is working to turn today’s biomedical discoveries into tomorrow’s better health.

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