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Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building Grand Opening Oct. 19

The University of Missouri Board of Curators, University leaders, state and federal dignitaries, and honored guests celebrated the historic grand opening of the Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

This anchoring facility will harness the power of the four universities in the UM System, MU Health Care, MU Extension and external partners to bring together cutting-edge research, technologies, and treatments to transform health care and save lives.


Watch the full Grand Opening Ceremony below.


Fanfare for Science - Mizzou Brass

This composition celebrates science and the quick pace and constant progress accelerating through the Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building.


“We cannot deny the power of advances in research, for they change the course of history and help us overcome adversities. While learning about the NextGen building, I came across the 7T MRI scanner, which immediately caught my attention as it is also a musical reference—both the 7 and the T are musical intervals. The start of the fanfare is built on these intervals and developed over the composition.” 

-- Luis Hermano Bezerra, composer

Iskander Adhmadullin, trumpet
Dakota Bartel, trumpet 
Amanda Collins, horn
Timothy Howe, trombone
Theor Learnard, tuba


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