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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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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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August 2018
August 2018

$19.9M Contract Renewal for MRIGlobal’s Chemopreventive Agent Repository Program

Population Health Expert, Dr. David Nash, Will Headline BioNexus KC’s Annual Dinner

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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. 3, 2018: Expert Exchange: Children's Mercy Director Moving Kids with Brain Tumors to the Front of the Line
Vol. 3, 2018: Expert Exchange: Children's Mercy Director Moving Kids with Brain Tumors to the Front of the Line

After identifying and naming his own cancer gene in 1995, Dr. Tom Curran faced a big decision about his career. He could have coasted on…

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Vol. 3, 2018 Stakeholder Highlight: KCU Biosciences Student Wins Award for Research Impacting Anemia
Vol. 3, 2018 Stakeholder Highlight: KCU Biosciences Student Wins Award for Research Impacting Anemia

Cheyennae Barbee has always considered herself an over-achiever. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she won her first poster award as a graduate…

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Vol. 3, 2018: Merck Animal Health Advances Animal Welfare Together
Vol. 3, 2018: Merck Animal Health Advances Animal Welfare Together

As part of its ongoing commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, Merck Animal Health brought together dozens of leading animal welfare and food chain…

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Vol. 3, 2018: George P. Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Vol. 3, 2018: George P. Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Dr. George P. Smith was already awake and walking to the kitchen for a cup of coffee when the phone rang. It was 4:30 a.m.,…

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Vol. 3, 2018: Bioinformatics Conference, Save the Date
Vol. 3, 2018: Bioinformatics Conference, Save the Date

This conference will bring together bioinformatics-minded researchers from academia and industry to discover capabilities, share tactical approaches to problem-solving, explore synergies, and launch potential collaborations.…

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THE CONNECTION

Your resource for life sciences from Manhattan to Columbia.

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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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Stowers Scientist Tackles the Mystery of Regeneration
Stowers Scientist Tackles the Mystery of Regeneration

Why can’t human beings regrow an arm? That may seem like a ridiculous question, but if salamanders and sea stars regenerate limbs and appendages when…

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TMC Provides Life Saving Training to KC
TMC Provides Life Saving Training to KC

Acts of violence have become frequent in our communities. We can never control the actions and choices of other people, but we can save lives…

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Partnerships, projects expand under 1Data collaboration
Partnerships, projects expand under 1Data collaboration

1Data is a unique collaboration by researchers from Kansas State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City that is designed to help save human and…

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

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that George P. Smith, MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, is one of a trio…

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Shift Pharmaceuticals Awarded $3 Million for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatment
Shift Pharmaceuticals Awarded $3 Million for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatment

Shift Pharmaceuticals, a Kansas City company, has been awarded $3 Million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)…

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