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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 $4.4 million (representing 46 sponsored program grant awards) from federal, state, foundation, and internal sources for the most recent fiscal year, ending June 30, 2015.



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

ASDOH recently won an elite 5-year federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant, worth $1.7 million. The 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-based clinical settings. 

HRSA recently awarded KCOM a highly competitive 5-year federal grant, valued at $1.2 million. The purpose of the College’s new Primary Care Training Enhancement award is 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 recently received a prestigious American Medical Association Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium award, valued at $75,000 over 3 years. SOMA was among 21 leading medical schools in the nation selected to share best practices and ideas for developing innovative medical school curricula. 

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

SOMA has an active HRSA Academic Administrative Units award, which aims to expand the infrastructure of 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 our graduates. 

HRSA grant 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 Community Health Center-based network.

Two sub-awards to an ASHS physical therapy faculty member have supported clinical research collaborations with Cadence Biomedical, Inc., which is 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.

The Academy of General Dentistry Foundation (AGDF) ​provides support for oral cancer screenings and prevention education targeting underserved adolescents.