Medical communities led by Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC, Rolla, Missouri) and Missouri’s premier technological research institution, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T, Rolla, Missouri), have a long history of serving the Rolla area and the state of Missouri.  Building upon the success of these institutions, a strategic partnership, the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI), was established in July 2015 to promote collaborative research and education activities between these institutions.

The OBI will combine leading expertise of technological research and healthcare practices to leverage and share participating institutions’ infrastructures of scholarly activities, clinical experiences, laboratory facilities and technology transfer.  Research and educational activities of this partnership include, but are not limited to, hosting regular symposiums, developing joint academic/clinical programs and sharing staff members' expertise to push the horizon of cutting-edge biomedical advances ranging from biomaterials development, cancer theranostics, stem cell research and bioinstrumentations to healthcare informatics (Read More).


For more information, please email obi@mst.edu.