As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls into flu season, eyes all over the world are looking toward vaccines. Medical professionals are urging everyone to get the flu shot because the pandemic’s effect on flu season is still unknown.
As a kid, Jenny Bratburd, Ph.D., was a voracious reader. She remembers her grandfather giving her the book, Secret Agents: The Menace of Emerging Infections. When she first started reading it, she thought it would be about spies, but it ended up introducing her to microbiology. “I was drawn to microbiology because while microbes are … Continue reading Missouri Native Applies Scientific Knowledge to Positively Impact her State
Josh Mueller, Ph.D., was fascinated by math and science in high school because it was exciting to discover that scientists could prove “things about how the world works despite the amazing complexity of biological and physical systems,” he said. “It was also perspective-changing to realize that so many properties of the world that we observe … Continue reading MOST Policy Fellow Uses Science to Communicate Complicated Technical Subjects
Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 26th in Cameron, Louisiana, and brought flooding and storm damage, counted in the billions of dollars to the Southern United States. Right now, one week later, hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still don't have access to electricity. From Louisiana, Hurricane Laura weakened to a tropical storm as it tracked north and east through Arkansas and Missouri, then to a tropical depression as it made its way through the Midwest and to the East Coast. We want to highlight how tropical cyclones are affecting the state of Missouri and the broader Midwest. Climate scientists use the term Tropical Cyclones as a more comprehensive term for hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricanes typically lose strength as they make their way inland and weaken to tropical storms.
Jillian Barnas, Ph.D. became involved in research as an undergraduate and discovered she enjoyed asking critical questions and being able to solve them with science. She will bring her inquisitive nature to her role as a fellow this fall to the inaugural class of Missouri Science and Technology Policy (MOST) Fellows. Her doctoral training will … Continue reading Building the Gap Between Research and Policy to Support Healthy Behaviors