Loboa named vice chancellor for Strategic Partnerships at U of Missouri

University of Missouri Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa was recently named the vice chancellor for Strategic Partnerships. She will hold the position in addition to her duties as dean, the university announced.
In this dual role, Loboa will be the primary MU contact for the UM System Precision Medicine Initiative, oversee the Translational Precision Medicine Complex public-private partnership planning and evaluate best practices throughout the nation to ensure MU is on the cutting edge of this field, according to the university.

Loboa is a BMES fellow.
“As you know, the Translational Precision Medicine Complex is the UM System Board of Curators' top capital priority, which will feature shared facilities that will foster partnerships among researchers of different disciplines and from different organizations, will help MU emerge as a global leader in biomedical research and maximize opportunities for external grant funding while enhancing Mizzou's ability to recruit and retain the most talented researchers,” Loboa said in a university announcement.
“Translational medicine offers the promise of scientific advancements that advance treatment of chronic and life-threatening conditions primarily in the vascular, neurological and cancer realms,” MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright said in the article.