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Considering Graduate School?
If you're a sophomore, junior or a non-graduating senior considering graduate education, the McNair Scholars Program can help prepare you. We provide paid undergraduate-research internship with faculty members; conduct workshops and seminars on gaining admission and succeeding in graduate school and offer GRE preparation and funded travel opportunities. For more information and application procedures, we invite eligible students to attend an informational session on January 19th or February 1st  at 5 p.m. in 113 Arts & Science Building, or set up an appointment to meet with a McNair staff member 882-1962 or

Announcement sponsored by McNair Scholars Program - Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
Welcome Week Leaders (WWLs) introduce new Tigers to campus by leading small groups of incoming students throughout Welcome Week. WWLs go with their groups to events, eat meals together, and talk to students about all things Mizzou. Benefits include free shirts, lunch/dinner at the dining halls August 13-20, free early move-in for those living in a Mizzou ResLife facility, and more! Click here to learn more and apply!

Announcement sponsored by Division of Student Affairs - Office of Student Engagement
Biomedical Entrepreneurship Training Program for Aging (BETA)
BETA is a National Institute of Aging funded training program. The 1-year modular training program is to impart broad skill sets & knowledge required for translation-focused and multidisciplinary roles in modern academic career positions. Training includes structured education in translational aging, age-related disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias combined with entrepreneurship & business development required to bring new drugs, devices and technologies to clinical practice. Upon successful completion BETA training program trainees will receive a fellowship of $6000 and BETA Scholar certificate. For additional details and to apply for the program please visit

Announcement sponsored by MU-iCATS
Seeking Women Beginning Work in Childcare for Research Study!
The Family & Child Development Lab (directed by Dr. Groh) is recruiting females (18 yrs+) planning to start work in a child care setting or as a babysitter/nanny for the first time to participate in a study on the impact of childrearing on the brain. Participation includes online questionnaires (1 hour) and lab visits at 3 time points over the course of a year. During 1- to 2-hour lab visits, participants' brain activity will be monitored in response to infant expressions. COVID-19 safety precautions are taken for lab visits. Participants receive $50 after completing each time point (3 total) and an additional $50 after completing all time points for a total of $200. To participate, email

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychological Sciences
Think outside the classroom and study abroad this summer!
Experience another culture and enhance your degree while earning academic credit this summer. Mizzou Study Abroad is hosting info sessions for upcoming summer 2023 faculty-led programs Jan. 25–Feb. 8! Check out the lineup on MU Engage. Can't attend a session live? Still register to receive a link to the recording.

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Study Abroad
Breast Cancer Survivors Needed for Occupational Therapy Telehealth Study
Has cancer-related cognitive impairment impacted your daily life? The Department of Occupational Therapy is conducting a research study evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention delivered by telehealth on cognition, activity performance and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Eligible participants are women between 40-80 years old who have a previous diagnosis of breast cancer and completed a full course of chemotherapy between 6 months and 3 years ago. Participants who complete the entire 12-week study will be compensated $150. No campus visit is required for this study. For more information, contact the research team at or 573-882-7023.

Announcement sponsored by Occupational Therapy
Join Jumpstart-Change a Child's Life!
Jumpstart offers a wonderful chance to impact your community. As a career exploration experience for students pursuing any major, students build leadership, communication, teamwork and time management skills transferable to any career. Students are matched with 3-5 year old children with limited resources to serve as tutors, building language, literacy and social emotional skills to prepare children for kindergarten. Jumpstart is a work-study job paying $15/hour, OR course credit towards graduation. Jumpstart is an AmeriCorps program, which provides a $1374 award at the end of the year for completing your service! To learn more and apply, email

Announcement sponsored by Career Center
Female Participants Wanted - Sleep & Pain Treatment - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
Are you a female with frequent aches and pains and difficulty sleeping? You may be eligible to participate in a research study that is testing a drug-free SLEEP and PAIN treatment at the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab. Participants will receive compensation for participation in the study. Please contact the lab today at (573-882-5113) or fill out this screening questionnaire to find out if you qualify! *Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety of all individuals involved in research at MU.

Announcement sponsored by Psychiatry
Research Participants Needed: Over the Age of 65 and Living in Rural Missouri
The Department of Occupational Therapy is recruiting individuals over the age of 65 who live in Rural Missouri, have difficulty with daily living tasks and have internet access. We are seeking to evaluate new ways to help older adults in the community who may have difficulty completing everyday activities, like managing their home, cooking, dressing, etc. with the use of unobtrusive Smart In-Home Sensor Technology. Participant will receive 10-20 telehealth visits over the course of a year (at no cost) and $250 spread over several visits. To find out more about the study, please contact the research team at 573-882-7324 or email us at

Announcement sponsored by Department of Occupational Therapy
Adult volunteers with and without obesity needed for cardiovascular study!
The Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Department is recruiting adults with and without obesity, who are otherwise healthy, non-nicotine users between the ages of 18-45 for a research study examining the effect of low oxygen (similar to sleep apnea). This study has one 30-minute screen visit via Zoom and one 5-hour research visit in MU-PAW (Gwynn Hall). Participants will be compensated for their time, effort and be provided with blood test and body composition results. Please contact Jennifer at or visit!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
Young Adults Needed for 8-week Study Examining Effects of Functional Foods on Health
Are you a young adult (18-35 years) of Black or non-Hispanic White ethnicity/race and with a weight status classified as overweight or obese? If so, you might be eligible to participate in a study examining the effects of functional foods on health outcomes. This study involves a 1-hour screening visit, three 3-hour and two 1-hour research visits and eight 1-hour dietary counseling/data collection visits (online possible). Total compensation for study is $200. Study foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts) provided. For more information, contact

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
File to Become Student Body President or Vice-President! Deadline Approaching
Interested in running for President or Vice-President? The Missouri Students Association, your student government, is seeking passionate and engaged members of our community to file for eligibility in the MSA General Election. To run, all slates must have a Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate, of second year standing or higher; a campaign manager; and 500 student signatures. Filings are due next Tuesday, February 7th by 5 p.m. To find out more information visit

Announcement sponsored by The Missouri Students Association
Apply to Become an Academic Senator!
The Missouri Students Association is your student government on campus, and we are looking for individuals to serve their peers. Senators represent different academic colleges and programs across campus and help advocate for student services and increased programming. Help us improve Mizzou for all undergraduate students!! Application are due on February 15th at 11:59 p.m. Application are live on MU Engage. Find more information at

Announcement sponsored by The Missouri Students Association
Free Older Driver Safety Presentation / Keep Your Keys!
MU Health Care will be hosting a free safe driving for seniors presentation, Keep Your Keys, on Monday, February 13 at 10 a.m. at the Columbia Senior Activity Center - 1121 Business Loop 70 E. This presentation will provide tips to stay medically, mentally and physically fit to drive, how to self-assess current driving status, how to navigate new roadway constructions and how to plan for an unexpected need to retire from driving. All attendees will receive a Fit to Drive booklet and a medication File of Life. All are welcome to attend. Please call 573-884-7143 or email with any questions. This program is funded by a MODOT Highway Safety Grant.

Announcement sponsored by Trauma Services
Passionate about campus involvement? Get paid to help fellow students get involved at Mizzou! The Involvement Ambassadors are hiring for the 2023-2024 academic year. Involvement Ambassadors help students get involved through personalized one-on-one consultations and group presentations. Click here to learn more and apply. Selected applicants must be available for training April 4 & 6, 7-9 p.m. Applications are open to all students not graduating in 2023 (freshmen to graduate/professional) and close February 17.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Student Engagement
Show Me Research Week Judges - Sign up now!
Show Me Research Week (Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21, 2023) is a campus wide event that celebrates and recognizes student scholarship in all disciplines. A week full of events, presentations and keynote speakers – not just for students, but also faculty, staff and the community. As part of the forum, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate/graduate students may elect to have their presentations judged and considered for awards. We are seeking faculty who will volunteer to assist us with the judging. To learn more about the programming (link above), or about being a judge please visit the website.

Announcement sponsored by Show Me Research Week
Adult subjects, ages 30-70 needed for a research study
The Department of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology is seeking individuals between 30-70 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments will be investigating the impact of medication on vascular function. Monetary compensation is available. Study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Camila Manrique by email at MUENDOManriqueLab@health.missouri.eduNote: Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety for all individuals involved in research at MU.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
Seeking young adults age 21-23 who regularly drink alcohol
Do you only start to feel the effects of alcohol after having 5 or more drinks? Let us study you! We are running a research study looking at whether tolerance to alcohol is related to how and what the brain learns about cues for alcohol. The study involves 3 laboratory visits (each ~3 hr) within 1 week, and 4 short (<15 min) online surveys across the following year. You can earn up to $350 total. If you are interested, please see:

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
Participants Needed for a Fiber and Microbiome Study
The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology seeks individuals, aged 20-55 years, who are overweight for a research study. Researchers are studying the effect of high fiber meals on appetite, heart and intestinal health. Participants must be in generally good health, willing to consume the study meals and not have metal within or outside their body that is MRI incompatible. Monetary compensation is available and you will be in the study for ~6wk. If you are interested in participating, please contact, Dr. Anguah’s (principal investigator) lab at 573-882-8647 or Due to COVID-19, precautions are in place to protect the health and safety for all individuals involved in research at MU.

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Mizzou New Play Series 2023
Mizzou New Play Series, David Crespy Artistic Director: Our award-winning Writing for Performance Program received a special recognition Gold Medallion from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Come and catch part of the process as performance works of art are born and raised at Mizzou. New plays feature a range of themes from silly to serious. Different plays at every performance. Studio 4, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9-11 and 2 p.m. Feb 11, 12 - Tickets $12. The Rhynsburger box office hours are M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and one hour before curtain. Closed from noon to 1 p.m. Or call 573-882-PLAY (7529) or order online at

Announcement sponsored by MU Theatre
Rollins Society: Now Accepting Nominations for Graduate & Professional Students
The Rollins Society recognizes graduate and professional students who have significantly advanced the well-being of self-defined communities beyond the scope of their academic work. Established in 1994, the Rollins Society is one of six societies that participates in the Mizzou Tap Day tradition. Tap Day recognizes the exemplary performance of students based on their academic, leadership and/or service achievements. Enrolled graduate and professional students are eligible.Nomination materials are due Thursday, February 16 @ 5p.m. For more information and to access the nomination form, please email Dr. Laura Page, Assistant Dean of Professional Development & Leadership, MU Graduate School and Rollins Advisor at

Announcement sponsored by MU Graduate School
Research Participants Needed for Study Investigating Alcohol Use
We are recruiting participants for a 12-month research study investigating alcohol use. Individuals between the ages of 21 and 29 who regularly drink alcohol (at least once a week) may be eligible. Participation is remote and, over the 12-month period, involves two Zoom meetings with lab staff, five web-based questionnaires and four 2-week periods of completing brief surveys on your smartphone. You will be compensated up to $690 for your participation. Please contact Dr. Trull and project staff at for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
Now enrolling expectant parents in online research study on newborn and early child development
The Thompson Center is seeking expectant parents who are 18 years of age or older to participate in a new research study called the Early Years Study. The goal of the study is to learn about how behaviors observed in newborns relate to meeting developmental milestones during the first years of life. Participants will submit recordings of their newborn’s cry, complete a phone interview and complete online surveys about their child’s development through age 3. The study will pay up to $265 for your participation. For more information, please complete the interest form at or contact or 573-303-8405 for questions.

Announcement sponsored by Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment