Grand Opening of Blunt NextGen Building Tuesday Oct. 19
Missourians will get to see for the first time the inside of a $221 million dollar building that is touted to bring in five billion dollars to the state.
The Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building will be the hub of what is called the NextGen Precision Health initiative.
In short—it’s a collaboration of the four UM system universities in Columbia – St. Louis, Kansas City, S and T in Rolla with health care and health industry partners to research and develop cutting-edge cures and treatments.
It includes the nation’s most powerful research reactor (MURR), and will work with industry leaders like Cerner and Siemens.
Of course Senator Blunt and the university systems’ top dignitaries will be there Tuesday in Columbia, and so will Francis Collins – the director of the National Institutes of Health.