2020 Missouri Primary Recap

Missouri’s primary elections took place on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. In addition to choosing party candidates for statewide and local elections, voters also determined via ballot initiative if Missouri would adopt Medicaid Expansion through the Affordable Care Act.  Ballot Initiative The Medicaid Expansion ballot initiative passed by a vote of approximately 53% in favor and … Continue reading 2020 Missouri Primary Recap

Four states launch science policy fellowship programs in 2020

This year, four states will kick off state-level, non-partisan science and technology policy fellowship programs – Idaho, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia. Science and technology policy fellowship (STPF) programs have long been an entry point for scientists seeking science policy careers, primarily in Washington, DC through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) … Continue reading Four states launch science policy fellowship programs in 2020

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