Moving precision health forward

A photo of Dr. Mahesh Thakkar and Giovanna Guidoboni.

It’s been almost two months since the grand opening of the Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building, and it’s already serving as a hub for cross-disciplinary innovation. One important way we facilitate these connections is by inviting our NextGen researchers to publicly share their work with colleagues and our community.

At 4 p.m. today, Dr. Mahesh Thakkar, director of research for the Department of Neurology in the MU School of Medicine, will discuss how sleep can affect people recovering from PTSD. At noon tomorrow, we’ll host our latest NextGen Discovery Series talk with Giovanna Guidoboni, associate dean for research in the MU College of Engineering, who will share how engineers are helping to drive new precision health innovations.

These public, livestreamed talks are designed for multidisciplinary audiences and help us identify new collaborative opportunities. Building these interdisciplinary relationships are at the core of NextGen, and central to MizzouForward — our transformative, $1.5 billion investment in Mizzou’s continued research excellence.

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