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Real Progress, Real People

UMKC medical research reaches deep into the community.

University of Missouri-Kansas City researchers are pioneering prevention, treatments and cures for medical conditions that especially affect Jackson County residents.

Their discoveries, outlined at a forum at the UMKC School of Dentistry, would lead to better health, easing financial and quality-of-life burdens —and would be accelerated by the proposed Institute for Translational Medicine of Jackson County, on the ballot Nov. 5.

“The institute does not represent a new effort starting from scratch,” said UMKC Chancellor Leo E. Morton. “Rather, it represents an opportunity to advance great work at UMKC — to take it to the next level in ways that will both improve health care and stimulate our local economy.”