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MU’s Health Department of orthopedic surgery receives $2 million donation

The University of Missouri announced on Friday that the Wyss Medical Foundation has pledged $2 million to support James P. Stannard as the Wyss Distinguished Chair in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

University officials said the funds will be used to expand Stannard’s work as a global leader in confronting the challenges of musculoskeletal pain and trauma.

“I am honored and humbled to hold the Wyss Chair in Orthopedic Surgery at MU,” Stannard said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to advance my profession in this way. My hope is that my work can help grow the next generation of physicians and surgeons.”

The chair will allow Stannard to focus his time on developing strategic leadership for a growing department to optimize patient care, perform cutting-edge translational research and mentor residents and fellows.

MU’s Missouri Orthopedic Institute is central Missouri’s largest free-standing orthopedic hospital.

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