Five University of Missouri professors were honored for their research training programs at a reception May 12 at The Residence on Francis Quadrangle.
The professors are current awardees of National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32s). The goal of the T32 program is to prepare qualified predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees for careers that have a significant impact on U.S. health-related research needs. The event also was a networking opportunity for some current students in the program and MU faculty members interested in submitting T32 proposals.
The professors and their training program concentrations are:
- Craig Franklin and Elizabeth Bryda, professors of veterinary pathobiology — Postdoctoral Training in Comparative Medicine.
- Mark Hannink, professor of biochemistry — Molecular Basis of Gene Expression and Signal Processing.
- Kenneth Sher, Chancellor's Professor and Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychological Sciences, and Denis McCarthy, professor of psychological sciences — Psychology of Alcohol Use and Addiction Training.
The event also included some of the professors’ current trainees, including Alexandra Diller, Sara Ricardez Hernandez, Kellyn Spychala and Olivia Warner.
There have been 18 funded T32 awards at MU in the program’s history.