Retired Associate Dean Ronald L. Terjung Passes Away

Ronald L. Terjung, PhD, passed away on Jan. 9, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 80. He was born on July 5, 1941, in Lincoln, Illinois, the son of pastor George and Martha Terjung. He spent his formative years in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois. It was there that […]

MU College of Veterinary Medicine Professor Awarded 2022 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Latha Ramchand, MU provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs; Steve Sowers, president and CEO of the central region of Commerce Bank; and Doug Bowles, MU Department of Biomedical Sciences chair, today awarded a 2022 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence to Christopher Baines. Baines is an associate professor of biomedical sciences in […]

Nichols Named Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator by APS

Nicole Nichols, PhD, an assistant professor in the CVM’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, was named the recipient of the 2022 Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award by the American Physiological Society. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding promise in the field of physiological sciences research and is recognized by the Association of American […]

Study: BPA Exposure of the Placenta Could Affect Fetal Brain Development

University of Missouri scientists examine how the transfer of bisphenol A (BPA) from mother to child could affect fetal brain development. In a new study, scientists at the University of Missouri demonstrate the direct transmission of bisphenol A (BPA) from a mother to her developing child via the placenta could negatively impact fetal brain development. […]

BMS Faculty Honored During CVM 2021 Awards Ceremony

During the MU College of Veterinary Medicine 2021 Awards Ceremony, five faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Sciences were chosen as honorees. The awards were presented by CVM Dean Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, and Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs Angela Tennison, DVM, during the virtual ceremony held in June. Faculty members nominate […]

Sinha Takes First Place at MU Health Sciences Day

Nishant Sinha, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Shyam Chaurasia, Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery departments, recently took first place at the annual MU Health Sciences Day, for his poster entitled, “Corneal Remodeling in Mini Ossabaw Pigs with Type II Diabetes.” The results of this study found altered levels of collagen […]

Booth and Rector Awarded $1.5 million NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Frank Booth, PhD, professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences, and R. Scott Rector, PhD, associate professor in the MU School of Medicine Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology a grant for their research focusing on the effects of the liver on brain function. […]

Nichols and Lever Receive $1.9 million NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.9 million MPI R01 grant to Nicole Nichols, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center investigator, and Teresa Lever, PhD, associate professor of otolaryngology at the MU School of Medicine. The […]

Think all BPA-free Products are Safe? Not so Fast, Scientists Warn

MU scientists find BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect both a mother’s placenta and potentially a developing baby’s brain   Using “BPA-free” plastic products could be as harmful to human health — including a developing brain — as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the […]

Rosenfeld Elected President Of US DOHaD

The United States Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Society (US DOHaD) recently elected Dr. Cheryl Rosenfeld, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, as President of the society for the term of 2020-2022. The US DOHaD Society was founded in 2016 and is an affiliate of the International DOHaD Society.  This organization is focused on all facets […]