Archives for July 2014

Baines Receives NHLBI Grant to Study Cardiac Disease

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Chris Baines, PhD, a five-year, $1,865,250 grant. Baines is an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and an investigator at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. Baines’ research studies proteins that regulate an entity known […]

Cummings Receives American Heart Association Grant to Study SIDS

The American Heart Association recently awarded Kevin Cummings, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, a Scientist Development Grant. The four-year, $308,000 grants aim to support promising scientists in the early stages of their careers by encouraging and funding research projects that help prepare them for successful competition as independent […]

Potential Cholesterol Lowering Drug Has Breast Cancer Fighting Capabilities, MU Researcher Finds

Researchers at the University of Missouri have proven that a compound initially developed as a cholesterol-fighting molecule not only halts the progression of breast cancer, but also can kill the cancerous cells. “Cholesterol is a molecule found in all animal cells and serves as a structural component of cell membranes,” said Salman Hyder, the Zalk […]

Baines Receives Excellence in Education Award

Among the 10 recipients of MU’s Excellence in Education Awards for 2014 was College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member Dr. Chris Baines. Baines is an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the college and an investigator at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. Co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the MU Parents Leadership Council, […]

Research Assistant Honored for Public Health Achievements

Pam Thorne, research assistant and laboratory manager in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been selected for induction into MU’s Gamma Eta chapter of Delta Omega, the honorary society in public health. Members are selected for outstanding scholarly achievement and dedication to public health. Thorne is pursuing a master’s degree […]