Posted: Dec 19, 2013 12:27 PM by Marie Mandelberg, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Dec 19, 2013 3:22 PM
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri announced a $4.5 million federal grant Thursday it received that will be used to create the MU Center for Patient-centered Outcomes Research.
The research is part of a national effort to help patients and their physicians make informed decisions in a health care environment.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services is funding the project. It is a five-year effort involving researchers from multiple departments of MU, including the MU School of Medicine, the Sinclair School of Nursing, the School of Health Professions and the School of Journalism.
The grant includes three major projects:
• The first project will compare whether open surgery or less invasive procedures through arteries are more effective at saving limbs and avoiding repeat hospitalizations. Results will help physicians and patients in deciding which approach best matches the patient's needs.
• In the second project, researchers will test ways to improve the discharge process for patients returning home from skilled nursing facilities.
• In the third project, researchers will be studying multiple primary care practices to improve decision-making about prescribing narcotics for chronic pain.
"Health sciences researchers, educators and clinicians are increasingly focused on patient-centered care," said Les Hall, M.D., interim dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and a professor in the school's Department of Internal Medicine. "In our medical school curricula, in our hospitals and clinics, and in our research, it is about putting patients at the heart of everything health professionals do."
The project also includes a collaborative agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians Nation Research Network.
Posted 5:39 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer has shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting (More)
Posted 5:34 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
FORT LEONARD WOOD (AP) — Fort Leonard Wood dished out more than five tons of turkey for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
The south-central Missouri installation said in a news release that it celebrated the holiday with a traditional meal served in (More)
Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and heavily damaged at lest two others Thursday on the 500 block of 4th Street. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
No one was injured in the fire, according to Sedalia Fire (More)
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Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – An expected 650 people were fed a full Thanksgiving meal today thanks to the annual “Everybody Eats” program.
There were 59 turkeys and 11 hams prepared the day before Thanksgiving to feed the crowd, head chef Bill Sullivan said.
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Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting happened (More)
Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.
State records show that arrests for boating while intoxicated fell from 352 in 2010, the last year before the merger, to (More)
Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - As people are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, shoppers are planning to get the best deals for Black Friday. Many stores are again starting Black Friday sales early on Thursday this year.
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)