Transforming rural health care

A photo of President Choi speaking at the BioSTL Rural Health Synmposium.
President Choi speaking at the BioSTL Rural Health Symposium.

This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the BioSTL Rural Health Symposium and accept the invitation to be one of the founding partners of the Center for Rural Health Innovation.

This new statewide partnership is yet another way we’re collaborating to solve problems facing our approximately 2 million rural residents.

Mizzou has people and programs — such as our Springfield Clinical Campus and Extension offices — that share our research, education and outreach missions with every Missouri county and metro area. Other initiatives such as MizzouForward and NextGen Precision Health will help us offer even more lifesaving advances to communities that may be hours away from the nearest hospital.

By working together on these lifesaving solutions, we fulfill our land-grant mission and improve the health and wellbeing of our citizens, no matter where they live.

— Mun