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BioNexus KC Announces Dennis Ridenour as Next CEO
BioNexus KC Announces Dennis Ridenour as Next CEO

Kansas City, MO – BioNexus KC is pleased to announce the selection of Dennis Ridenour as its next President and CEO. A large number of…

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KC Region Increases Life Sciences Employment by 22 Percent in Three Years 
KC Region Increases Life Sciences Employment by 22 Percent in Three Years 

Download 2018 Census Here Recently released 2018 Life Science Industry Census shows increase in number of companies, employees KANSAS CITY, MO – The 2018 Life…

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Local Scientists Awarded $200K for Research at the Nexus of Animal and Human Health
Local Scientists Awarded $200K for Research at the Nexus of Animal and Human Health

KANSAS CITY, MO. – BioNexus KC and the Hall Family Foundation have awarded the 2018 Nexus of Human and Animal Health Research Grants. Four local…

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Kansas City One Health Day: Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance
Kansas City One Health Day: Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance

In November, groups from around the world are celebrating a collaborative approach to human, animal and environmental health called One Health. On November 1, Kansas…

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Wayne Carter to Step Down as President and CEO of BioNexus KC
Wayne Carter to Step Down as President and CEO of BioNexus KC

BioNexus KC announced today that after six years of service to the organization, Dr. Wayne Carter, President and CEO, will step down from his position…

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@ a Glance Monthly

Monthly overview of life sciences news including updates from stakeholders and regional companies.

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February 2019
February 2019

Collaborate2Cure on March 4 Will Focus on Food Insecurity and Access

K-State to Host National Science Communication Conference in March

Simon Atkinson Selected as KU’s Next Vice Chancellor for Research

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January 2019
January 2019

BioNexus KC Announces Dennis Ridenour as Next CEO

KC Region Increases Life Sciences Employment by 22 Percent in Three Years

Another $20M in UMKC Scholarships, Thanks to the Bloch Family

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November 2018
November 2018

St. Luke’s Cardiologist, UMKC Professor, Dr. John Spertus, Receives American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist Award for 2018

KC-Area Native Lands on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Health Care List

MU Research Reactor Ships First Batch of I-131: First U.S. Supplier Since 1980’s

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October 2018
October 2018

George P. Smith, MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

K-State, BioKansas, and BioNexus KC Will Host One Health Day KC on November 1st

Roy Jensen from KU Cancer Center Named President of Association of American Cancer Institutes

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September 2018
September 2018

UMKC School of Pharmacy Researcher Wins Two NIH Grants Totaling $3.5M

K-State, BioKansas, and BioNexus KC Will Host One Health Day KC on November 1st

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Life Sciences Bulletin

Quarterly e-newsletter highlighting our events including news from our strategic partners and stakeholders.

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Vol. 1, 2019 Expert Exchange: MRIGlobal Team Collaborates to Advance Potential Cures
Vol. 1, 2019 Expert Exchange: MRIGlobal Team Collaborates to Advance Potential Cures

While many of us aspire to use our abilities to make the world a better place, Kathy Bogess, Technical Division Director at MRIGlobal and her…

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Vol. 1, 2019: Stakeholder Highlight: KU Faculty Member is Fifth to Earn Honor Recognizing His Inventions
Vol. 1, 2019: Stakeholder Highlight: KU Faculty Member is Fifth to Earn Honor Recognizing His Inventions

A University of Kansas professor who helped to develop a refrigerant that is safe for the Earth’s ozone layer is among the ranks of the…

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Vol. 1, 2019: Stakeholder Highlight: National Geographic's 'The Hot Zone' to Feature Kansas State University Ebola Experts
Vol. 1, 2019: Stakeholder Highlight: National Geographic's 'The Hot Zone' to Feature Kansas State University Ebola Experts

Ebola-related emergency response by two Kansas State University veterinarians is making its way to the small screen and is highlighting the region’s legacy as the…

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Vol. 1, 2019: BioNexus KC President/CEO Brings Rare Approach to New Role
Vol. 1, 2019: BioNexus KC President/CEO Brings Rare Approach to New Role

The definition of rare means not occurring very often. Dennis Ridenour, new President and CEO of BioNexus KC, can particularly relate to this definition. His…

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Vol. 1, 2019: Bioinformatics Conference Aims to Launch Collaborations, April 11-12
Vol. 1, 2019: Bioinformatics Conference Aims to Launch Collaborations, April 11-12

Kansas City has a high concentration of jobs in bioinformatics, ranking us in the top five among peer metros. BioNexus KC and Children’s Mercy will…

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THE CONNECTION

Your resource for life sciences from Manhattan to Columbia.

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Saint Luke’s Cardiologist Battles Leading Killer of Women
Saint Luke’s Cardiologist Battles Leading Killer of Women

Women have long impacted medicine, clinical research, and healthcare, but only recently have gender differences in disease been a driver towards change. Dr. Tracy Stevens,…

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If You Build It, They Will Come; KC Builder Continues to Expand the Life Sciences Industry
If You Build It, They Will Come; KC Builder Continues to Expand the Life Sciences Industry

Nature is planned, deliberate, and gradual but when it is finished it can accomplish something truly grand. When a good plan is executed, with every…

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KCU Students Uncovering Cause of Heart Defects in Infants
KCU Students Uncovering Cause of Heart Defects in Infants

The professionals that deserve parades often are not the ones that get them. The work of researchers is far behind the curtain, but the understanding…

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Children’s Mercy Heart Doctor Expands Reach Through Telemedicine
Children’s Mercy Heart Doctor Expands Reach Through Telemedicine

Technology, at its best, removes borders and creates better access to information and services. Dr Lindsey Malloy Walton, Pediatric Electrophysiologist at Children’s Mercy, Kansas City,…

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KUMC Scientist Collaborates to Solve Childhood Disorders 
KUMC Scientist Collaborates to Solve Childhood Disorders 

Sunday evening is lab night in Dr. Jay Vivian’s kitchen. His assistant is his twelve-year-old daughter. Whether it’s a recipe in the kitchen or a…

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