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Extramural Grant Awards and Sponsors

ATSU manages a diverse portfolio of research, service, and educational grant awards from many prestigious funding sources. As shown in the following pie charts, ATSU received over $3.3 million (representing 47 sponsored program grant awards) from federal, state, foundation, and internal sources for the most recent fiscal year, ending June 30, 2016.

The following provides a sampling of ATSU’s externally funded grants:

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded ASDOH an elite $1.7 million, 5-year Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene grant. This federally funded project seeks to expand innovative interprofessional education training initiatives that enable ASDOH dental students to train collaboratively with SOMA medical and ASHS physician assistant students in both didactic and Community Health Center (CHC)-based clinical settings. 

HRSA awarded KCOM a highly competitive 5-year federal grant, valued at $1.2 million. The College’s Primary Care Training Enhancement project seeks to better prepare KCOM students to reduce health disparities and barriers to care for vulnerable populations, improve patient engagement, and become leaders in the Primary Care Workforce Competencies endorsed by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. 

SOMA received a prestigious American Medical Association Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium award, valued at $75,000 over 3 years. The School was 1 of 21 leading medical schools in the nation selected to share best and promising practices for developing innovative medical school curricula. 

A KCOM faculty member was awarded a 5-year National Institutes of Health (NIH)-National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases R01 research grant. This prestigious funding was awarded through the multiple PI model to a KCOM pharmacology faculty member and 2 collaborating researchers at Pennsylvania State University-Hershey.

SOMA holds a HRSA Academic Administrative Units award, which aims to expand the School’s emerging department of family and community medicine and increase its focus on incorporating technology into medical student training, ultimately benefiting underserved populations served by its graduates. 

HRSA funding continues to support the KCOM-based Missouri Area Health Education Centers program office.

A sub-award to SOMA from The Wright Center’s HRSA-funded Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education grant has helped to establish a family medicine residency program within a national CHC-based network.

Two sub-awards to an ASHS physical therapy faculty member support clinical research collaborations with Cadence Biomedical, Inc., funded by the US Department of Defense.

A State of Missouri award continues to provide support for the Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center.

Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute of Museum and Library Services, among others, continue to support projects led by ATSU's Museum of Osteopathic Medicine.