Collaborative effort leads to unique informatics program

MU’s College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine see the need for a new breed of well-rounded researchers, and a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the University of Missouri pave the way in health informatics. A total of 23 MU faculty members from various backgrounds will team up to train the students with the goal of creating a unique type of data scientist, one who can improve the speed of medical discoveries through new abilities to analyze animal and human data using Big Data practices.

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