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NextGen Discovery Series - February 10

The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts. 

Information about the ongoing monthly series, including links for upcoming talks and continuing education is available below.

For questions about this event or any others in the Discovery Series, please reach out to Mary Hindle at

NextGen Precision Health: Where are we now? Where are we going?



About the Speaker

Richard J. Barohn, MD, treats patients with neurological and neuromuscular diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis. He has a particular interest in using telehealth to help rural patients with ALS. Dr. Barohn has Missouri roots, growing up in St. Louis and earning his medical degree from UMKC. He served in the Air Force, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, and has practiced as a neurologist for more than 30 years. Most recently, he served as the chair of the Department of Neurology and the vice chancellor of research at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is MU’s top health administrator — the executive vice chancellor for health affairs — and the executive director of NextGen Precision Health. In his free time, Dr. Barohn enjoys following sports, especially the Kansas City Royals, and supporting local artists by adding to his collection of paintings and sculptures.


Continuing Professional Education Credit


Up to 1.0 contact hour will be awarded to all participants who view the live sessions in their entirety and complete the evaluation form.

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number MO1022-6


The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.