Manufacturing initiative included in governor’s initial budget
Type: Community-Engaged Research
A collaborative process between the researcher and community partner that creates and disseminates knowledge and creative expression with the goal of contributing to the discipline and strengthening the wellbeing of the community. Community-engaged research identifies the assets of all stakeholders and incorporates them in the design and implementation of the different phases of the research process.
Move More Get More, a community-based research initiative sponsored, is hosting FREE MOVE sessions for the community all fall. Move sessions are fitness sessions designed to increase physical activity and community through movement.
Students and Teachers As Research Scientists (STARS)
The mission of the STARS program is to enhance the understanding and augment the application of the philosophy and processes of science and mathematics for teachers and their students through expertly guided, real life experiences in inquiry and discovery. Accepted applicants will engage in a six-week immersive experience with the guidance of professional scientists, and […]
Eight Research Projects Receive Health Equity Institute Grant
Community groups and UMKC researchers pair up to collaborate on public health research.
New State-of-the-Art Equipment Expands Research Opportunities for Research
Researcher Explores Therapeutic to Reduce Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Dogs
UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty member Emma Meyer, Pharm.D., is one of four regional researchers who have received a $50,000 research grant from BioNexus KC and the Hall Family Foundation to promote innovations in human and animal health.
UMKC Study Finds Connections in Missouri Firearm Laws With Adolescent and Young Adult Suicide Rates
This research study highlights the connection between firearm suicide rates in adolescents and young adults and the easing of restrictions to gun ownership in Missouri law.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Accelerator
The UMSL Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Accelerator is a first-of-its kind program that puts underrepresented entrepreneurs at the center of a purpose-driven, university-led accelerator that begins with a non-dilutive $50,000 capital injection. This accelerator would not be possible without the anonymous support of friends and the public commitment of Ameren Corporation, Edward Jones, and Express […]
Move More Get More
Move More Get More is a federally funded program to increase physical activity and nutrition among middle school students in Kansas City Public Schools.
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the award recipient working with UMKC and Columbia University to lead an unprecedented coalition of 40 national professional organizations on a project to address the opioid and stimulant crises across the nation. An article by Stacy Downs.
Exceed – Regional Economic and Entrepreneurial Development
University of Missouri Extension’s Exceed program enhances economic development opportunities by providing high-quality research and insights to our partners. We routinely work with businesses, communities, regions, governments and nonprofits through a variety of projects.
Institute for Urban Education: Placing More Teachers of Color in Urban Schools
UMKC’s School of Education is developing innovative programs to foster the success of students in urban schools. An article written by Patricia O’Dell.
The Missouri Small Business Development Center for Agriculture, Food and Forestry partners with agri-entrepreneurs to develop and expand businesses. As part of an interdisciplinary partnership, the Missouri SBDC, designated specialists within Agriculture and Environment Extension, to work together with business counselors to connect new ideas to successful business structures and initial capital.
The Dinosaurs & Cavemen Science Expo is an annual fair held on or off campus that brings researchers, community partners and the public together to celebrate paleontology, natural history and science through activities, demonstrations and guest speakers.
Des Lee Collaborative Vision
The Des Lee Collaborative Vision is a project that links the expertise and resources at universities with educational, cultural and social service institutions in the community. Working through a select group of endowed professors partnering with community entities, the DLCV is able to enhance education, improve the quality of life throughout the St. Louis area […]
Missouri Institute for Mental Health
The Missouri Institute of Mental Health’s (MIMH) improves and transforms mental health outcomes through innovative research and program development, program evaluation, community outreach, and professional training. MIMH programs serve individuals impacted by, at risk for, or living with a mental illness, behavioral health condition, traumatic brain injury, or HIV/AIDS, as well as all sectors who […]
Nicholas and Theodora Matsakis Hellenic Culture Center
The Nicholas and Theodora Matsakis Hellenic Culture Center at tUMSL is a place where scholars, students, and community members are welcome to immerse themselves in the culture and history of Greece – both international and locally. The Center is a resource for political, educational, cultural, travel, and business information.
MU’s Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab screens harvested deer for chronic wasting disease.
The Impact of a Global Pandemic on Local Child in Need of Care Cases
Collaboration between UMKC School of Social Work and Assistant District Attorney in Wyandotte County to assess the impact of the COVID – 19 outbreak on local Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases.
Professor Casey Holliday and colleagues participate in invited speaking engagements and demonstrations to community partners, schools and groups. We cover topics including the latest news and discoveries in paleontology, how animals and people work, and what kind of research and opportunities happen in the Integrative Anatomy program at MU.
Project Daylight: Using Theater to Reduce Trauma in Adolescents
Project Daylight provides theater opportunities for at-risk youth in order for them to work on issues of trauma. Three faculty with the School of Social Work and a number of MSW students will be conducting the Program Evaluation.
Taking Truancy from Punitive to Positive: Developing a Social Support Mobile Application for Wyandotte County Schools
Changing the approach of truancy from face to face in court hearings to virtual social support will be a new and innovative approach to reducing truancy and supporting students with what they need to be successful in school.
KC No Violence Alliance (NoVA)
NoVA is a multi-agency collaboration between Kansas City criminal justice agencies that focuses on addressing violent crime. Faculty within the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology (in the College of Arts and Sciences) have worked with NoVA since 2013.
The School of Medicine, and the MCNL at UMKC, in collaboration with the Kansas City chapter of the ADA , developed a “map” to show organizations and programs that address the challenge of preventing and treating diabetes.
TIPS is an HIV/STD testing, prevention, and linkage to care intervention in African American churches. The multilevel TIPS intervention is delivered by trained church leaders to the community members they serve with the support from a religiously-tailored toolkit and our health agency partners.
Abandoned 2 Vibrant (A2V) is a partnership with the Kansas City, MO Land Bank to help potential buyers of abandoned homes select houses that best fit their needs. The project uses advanced data processing to provide these insights
The Collaborative Laboratory Internships and Mentoring Blueprint (CLIMB) Program
CLIMB is a partnership between the University of Missouri–St. Louis and the Jennings and University City school districts. Each summer since 2015, UMSL has offered 10-15 paid summer internships for bright high school students from these districts. Structured weekly activities engage the CLIMB interns to think like a scientist and do research with UMSL faculty […]