Missouri Researchers Responding to COVID-19: July 2020 Updates

In April, MOST Policy Initiative partnered with Missouri Cures Education Foundation in hosting the Missouri Fighting COVID-19 Virtual Briefing with prestigious scientists and doctors across Missouri. The video received great feedback, so we have gathered updates on how Missouri researchers are responding to COVID-19 this summer. Dr. Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., treats patients for infectious … Continue reading Missouri Researchers Responding to COVID-19: July 2020 Updates

Virtual Conferences Tips & Tricks Part II: Attending Virtual Events

COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 9, 2020) - Attending a conference as a virtual attendee may not sound as exciting as being there in person but we can’t let a pandemic stop us from advancing our skills.  Two prominent science policy conferences - American Association for Advancement of Science and National Science Policy Symposium - are going … Continue reading Virtual Conferences Tips & Tricks Part II: Attending Virtual Events

Looking Back: A Brief History of the MOST Policy Fellows Program

Rachel K. Owen, MOST Policy Initiative Co-Founder and Director We are officially less than two months away from welcoming our first class of Missouri Science & Technology (MOST) Policy Fellows to Jefferson City. Through the hustle and bustle of making the final arrangements for our fellows, I’ve also spent some time reflecting on the past … Continue reading Looking Back: A Brief History of the MOST Policy Fellows Program

Virtual Conferences Tips & Tricks Part I: Hosting Virtual Events

This has been an unusual year to say the least. Many conferences have canceled their in-person events and turned them virtual. For many professionals, getting to travel to a conference is not only a time to learn about innovative science, but also a chance to network with their professional colleagues they may only see once … Continue reading Virtual Conferences Tips & Tricks Part I: Hosting Virtual Events

Announcing the inaugural class of MOST Policy Fellows

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (June 29, 2020) – Five post-doctoral fellows have been selected to serve as independent science advisors to the Missouri General Assembly. The fellowship program is coordinated by MOST Policy Initiative at the University of Missouri Graduate School. Fellows will cover health, agriculture, education, transportation, and public safety policy topics for the 101st … Continue reading Announcing the inaugural class of MOST Policy Fellows