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MU’s Rebecca Johnson to Take on National Advisory Role


March 04, 2013Story Contact(s): Nathan Hurst, 573.882.6217COLUMBIA, Mo. — Rebecca Johnson, a professor at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, director of Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, and the Millsap Professor of Gerontological Nursing in the Sinclair School of Nursing, has been elected to the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the Veterinary Medicine Academy…

Dogs Improve Quality of Life for Families with Children with Autism, MU Study Finds


New social media mapping methods allow MU researchers to analyze posts by families affected by autismFeb. 25, 2013Story Contact(s): Nathan Hurst, 573.882.6217Families who have children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are often faced with significant challenges, such as caregiver burden, sleep deprivation, and psychological distress. Because of these difficulties, ownership of pet and service dogs…

School launches new DNP program area


Feb. 12, 2013Columbia, Mo. — The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (MU SSON) is launching a new online doctoral program area with a $250,000 investment from the university. The new nursing leadership and innovations in health care area of study within the current doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program will allow students to…

Low-income Pregnant Women in Rural Areas Experience High Levels of Stress; Mothers’ and Babies’ Health at Risk, MU Researcher Says


Jan. 29, 2013Story Contact(s): Jesslyn ChewCOLUMBIA, Mo. – Stress during pregnancy puts mothers’ and their babies’ health at risk, previous research has shown. Now, a University of Missouri study indicates low-income pregnant women in rural areas experience high levels of stress yet lack appropriate means to manage their emotional and physical well-being. Health providers should…