MU Info - 8/5/2020

   Graduate “Teaching Online Courses” Open for Enrollment
Learn strategies and techniques to create effective online learning communities. Engage in authentic activities that put you in the role of instructor. Learn about instructional strategies for supporting diverse learners; methods of student assessment; online communication; classroom management; characteristics of online learning management systems…and more! MU College of Education’s SISLT has 20 years of experience in designing and teaching online courses. This course runs during the second 8 weeks of the Fall 2020 semester. ISLT_9484 is a required course in the Online Educator Graduate Certificate Program.


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
   Cashless operations at all Campus Dining Services locations
To help minimize the spread COVID-19, all Campus Dining Services (CDS) locations will switch to cashless operations this semester. If you use a CDS dining plan, Tiger Cash or Gold Cash, you will be able to make purchases using your Mizzou ID card! We also accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, credits and debit cards.


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Announcement sponsored by Campus Dining Services
   Participants with Type 2 Diabetes are needed for a Cardiovascular Research Study with a Hot Tub Intervention
Are you age 35-65 and have Type 2 diabetes that doesn’t require using insulin? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a cardiovascular research study examining if 7 days of hot tub use improves vascular function and insulin sensitivity. You will be asked to participate a 7 day hot tub intervention and two experimental visits, scheduled at your convenience. The experimental visits will examine your insulin sensitivity and vascular function. 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. Monetary compensation for completion of the visit will be provided. For more information, contact: Ryan Pettit-Mee at rjpgg3@mail.missouri.edu.


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   Adult subjects, ages 30-70 needed for a research study on vascular disease risk
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 blood pressure 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.


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Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
   Diabetic men and women needed for a research study on vascular disease risk
The Department of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology is seeking individuals between 40-75 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments that reduce the level of uric acid in blood will be investigated. These treatments could include a diet, or use of a drug commonly used to reduce uric acid.  Monetary compensation is available. Study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Camila Manrique by email at MUENDOManriqueLab@health.missouri.edu Note: 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.


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
   QUIT NOW CLASSES ONLINE -- New classes added each month!
All classes are free, online classes, that take place every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. To learn more about the program or to register, contact quitnow@health.missouri.edu or visit https://www.muhealth.org/our-stories/ellis-fischel-program-helps-smokers-kick-habit. Using tobacco in any form weakens the immune system, which makes it harder for your body to fight disease. If you continue to use, you also have a greater risk for respiratory infections like colds, flu & COVID-19. There is GOOD news: Soon after you stop tobacco products your body begins to heal. Our certified tobacco treatment specialists are here for you whether you need to quit or want to support someone who wants to quit.

Announcement sponsored by MUHC Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
   Participate in a Psychology Research Project
The Alcohol Cognitions Lab at the University of Missouri-Columbia is recruiting participants for a research study investigating alcohol use and various attitudes. Participation in this study involves two parts: 1) an online session and 2) two weeks of responding to prompts on participants’ personal smart phone. Participants must be 21-29 years old and will be compensated up to a total of $100 for study completion. Please email Olivia Warner (omwarner@mail.missouri.edu) for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychological Sciences
   Female Participants wanted for Research Study - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
If you are female, have frequent aches and pains, and trouble 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 MizZzou Sleep Research Lab today at 573-882-8881 or spin@missouri.edu to find out if you qualify! *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.


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychiatry
   JUMP-START YOUR BUSINESS OR SIDE GIG!
Join us virtually for the free MID-MO BUSINESS JUMP-START EVENT, Thursday, Aug. 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register at startmo.biz. Whether you are jumping in with both feet or just testing the waters with a side gig, this session will get you plugged into community resources, cost-free government support and networking opportunities for new enterprises and entrepreneurs. Brought to you by the Columbia Entrepreneurship Alliance, which includes multiple MU offices and programs, Columbia College, Regional Economic Development Inc., City of Columbia Supplier Diversity Program, Missouri Women's Business Center and the Missouri Innovation Center.
Announcement sponsored by Office of Research and Economic Development
   Department of Public Health Courses Address COVID-19
Opportunities to learn about COVID-19 from a Public Health perspective are now open to all majors on campus. Courses include Intro to Public Health and Emergency Prep; Infectious Disease and Public Health Approaches; and Interdisciplinary perspectives on COVID19: The effect of epidemics on our health and social worlds. More info on these courses and all of the open Fall 20 Public Health Courses can be found here  https://missouri.box.com/v/DPHFall2020Courses. For more information about our degree and certificate programs visit us at https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/public-health/

Announcement sponsored by Department of Public Health
   Developing and Evaluating Global Public Health Programs Open for Enrollment!
P_HLTH 8953 Developing and Evaluating Global Public Health Programs focuses on the application of research and evidence in the design and implementation of public health programs in developing countries. The overall intent is to provide the graduate with an introductory grounding in the development of an evidence-based public health program - including developing an original design, an evidence-based proposal with log frame, and then how to monitor and measure progress and success, - so that he/she can monitor program performance or participate in a program assessment, from the pragmatic and applied perspective of the manager. Want more info? Contact MUMPHProgram@health.missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Department of Public Health
   Graduate Strategic Health Communications Course Open for Enrollment!
In P_HLTH 8675 Strategic Health Communications students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate health and science information, advocate for health policy initiatives, and inform, influence and motivate private and public audiences about health and science concerns. Interested? Contact MUMPHProgram@health.missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Department of Public Health
   Graduate Food Safety Course Open for Enrollment
P_HLTH 8001  will cover the history of food safety in the U.S. and the key incidents that have driven changes in our modern food practices and laws. It will explore the principles of food safety and foodborne zoonotic disease, common risk factors, food preservation methods, and how to prevent the growth of microbial agents. Students will learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of food-related illnesses. This course will also cover how to conduct an investigation in the event of a foodborne illness outbreak and which surveillance methods are currently used to detect and track cases. Interested? Contact MUMPHProgram@health.missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Department of Public Health