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You’ll find stories about President Jarrell’s inauguration, the work being done to help educate people about COVID vaccines, research on veterans with PTSD training service dogs, and much more.

In this issue of CATALYST, you’ll learn about ways we’ve been able to be #UMBTogether, here within our University community and with our neighbors. In the spirit of strengthening the UMB community, you can learn more about Diane Forbes Berthoud, PhD, MA, UMB’s first chief equity, diversity, and inclusion officer and vice president. Her work will help analyze programs and activities, and improve structures and systems at our University to continue to build a culture that is truly inclusive and equitable for every member of our community.

You also can read about the incredible work being done to help educate and inform people about the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines. Also featured in this issue is a celebration of our new Community Engagement Center and its many programs, including one that brought horses on campus for children to learn to ride; a look at how the School of Medicine's addiction experts are helping remote areas of the state; the School of Social Work’s Positive Schools Center’s outreach; and how URecFit and Wellness adapted during the pandemic.

You can also read about President Bruce E. Jarrell's inauguration as well as five memorable moments from the ceremony.

And learn about innovations from our schools such as the School of Nursing's study on veterans with PTSD training service dogs and a cutting-edge law course on the intersection of race, technology, and law.

Please enjoy the latest issue of CATALYST, and discover how UMB’s big ideas are changing the world.

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