Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID-19

MU officials continue to closely monitor the outbreak of the respiratory illness. The university remains open; however, supervisors and employees are strongly encouraged to work remotely. Please refer to MU Alert for the latest updates and information.

As the local community cautiously moves out of the stay-at-home phase of the current pandemic, MU is pursuing the first steps of a phased approach for returning to campus. Please refer to the Office of Research and Economic Development’s research and creative works restart page for information and guidelines.

The Office of Research and Economic Development has created a page for Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID-19 to provide information and guidance for our research community to facilitate research continuity during the coronavirus outbreak.

Research News


Photo of Drew Patel, a Mizzou Engineering student who won first place at the University of Missouri System’s annual Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) Student Accelerator pitch competition.Engineering student wins first place at EQ competition

A Mizzou Engineering student won first place at the University of Missouri System’s annual Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) Student Accelerator pitch competition last week. Drew Patel, a sophomore computer science major from Springfield, Missouri, won with Pollinate, which aims to improve e-commerce delivery in developing countries. His pitch made it through five rounds of competition before earning top honors. He hopes to use the award to help launch his startup business in the coming months.


Photo representing MU School of Medicine - Missouri Telehealth Network Missouri Telehealth Network helps state's clinicians learn from COVID-19 experts

In the state’s fight against the virus, communication and collaboration are vital, and that’s where the MU School of Medicine’s Missouri Telehealth Network plays a key role. Recently, about 125 clinicians and health care administrators across Missouri joined a video conference to learn from a panel of experts about protecting their communities from COVID-19.



The Office of Research and Economic Development continues to invest in our existing faculty through ResearchFRST. The program offers resources, support and training that enable professional development, large interdisciplinary project grant support, research incentive programs, innovation technology development and implementation, and Core Facilities support.

The ResearchFRST Development Series will host our next workshop virtually.

NSF Career Workshop & Education Plan Consultations
11 - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 20

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