2013 Junior Investigator of the Year

Junior Investigator of the Year: Dr. April Regester, Assistant Professor, College of Education

2013 Senior Investigator of the Year

Dr. Matthew Hile, Associate Research Professor, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, leads a behavioral informatics program that over the years has:

  • Helped consumers and their families find services for substance abuse, mental health, or mental retardation;
  • Screened adolescents for problems in substance use, depression, and tobacco use, referring them to appropriate services;
  • Taught women the self-change strategies needed to reduce the risk of having an alcohol exposed pregnancy; and
  • Most recently, developed systems to screen for risky substance use in medical patients and to support brief evidence-based interventions to reduce those risks.
Dr. Hile received $6.5 million in grants over the CY2011 – CY2012 from SAMSA, among others.

2013 Student Inventors of the Year

Mohit Patel, Research Associate, CNS, and Executive Vice President of Business Development, GenetixFusion LLC
Jason Atkins, Research Associate, CNS, and President & Chief Scientific Officer, GenetixFusion LLC

2013 Faculty Inventor of the Year

Dr. Xuemin "Sam" Wang, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Plant Science (UMSL) and Member and Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center