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Lemuel Russell Waitman

Dr. Waitman is a national leader in medical informatics and is well known around the country as an informatics researcher at the top of his field. We hope this is the first of a number of systemwide recruits that will further our mission to provide leading-edge research and world-class health care to Missourians.

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Iris Zachary

Iris Zachary is an Associate Research Professor with a focus on cancer informatics. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Informatics at the University of Missouri. She has collaborated with nationally recognized leaders in cancer research and has presented her research at regional, national and international meetings of, among others, the International Agency for

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Zezong Gu

Research in the Zezong Gu laboratory focuses on the studies of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cerebral ischemia. This includes associated aging-related neurodegenerative diseases in animal models for mechanistic and translational investigations in aiding for the development of biomarkers, preventive and therapeutic strategies. The Gu laboratory uses multi‐disciplinary approaches and paradigms to conduct translational research.

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Praveen Rao

Dr. Rao’s research interests are in the areas of big data, data science, health informatics, and cybersecurity. Specifically, he focuses on developing scalable algorithms and software systems to extract meaningful insights from massive, diverse datasets. His research, teaching, and outreach activities have been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL),

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Ronald McGarvey

McGarvey is an associate professor in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering with a joint appointment in the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs. He’s co-director in the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi), a coordinator of the PhD program in public affairs and winner of the 2018 Junior Faculty Excellence in Research

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Blaine Reeder

Dr. Reeder received his PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2010, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Prior to his academic career, he was a software engineer and technology consulting entrepreneur.

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Steven Van-Doren

Steven Van Doren earned a Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of Illinois in 1991. He trained further at the University of Michigan in biophysical NMR, a computation-intensive experimental field. His laboratory strives to enrich molecular medicine with biophysical insight. His group uses NMR to characterize biomolecular recognition, especially dynamic interactions of proteins. His group

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Xiu-Feng (Henry) Wan

Dr. Wan’s long-term career goals are to understand how zoonotic pathogens (especially influenza A viruses) emerge and re-emerge at the animal-human interface and to improve the effectiveness of the influenza vaccines in disease prevention and control by developing and applying systems biology based translational approaches. Translational systems biology is an integrated, multi-scale, evidence-based approach that

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Wei Jiang

Dr. Wei Jiang is an associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering and the Management Department in the College of Business. Prior to joining University of Missouri-Columbia in Fall 2018, he was an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science of Missouri University of Science

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Grant Scott

Dr. Scott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Director of the Data Science and Analytics Master’s Degree program at the University of Missouri (MU). He has participated in projects for the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), NGA, DIA, Army, Air Force, Army ERDC,

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