Free breakfast to highlight importance of research in job creation

Monday, August 22, 2011 | 4:39 p.m. CDT; updated 5:07 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 22, 2011

COLUMBIA — A forum on the role of research in job creation is scheduled to take place Aug. 31.

Michael Nichols, vice president of research and economic development for the University of Missouri System, will discuss the role universities play in building a healthy research environment and how research helps create jobs and economic prosperity in Columbia and across Missouri.

The presentation is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Aug. 31 at Stadium Grill, 1219 Fellows Place. The talk and breakfast is free and open to business, education and community leaders.

The event is sponsored by Missouri Cures, whose executive director, Dena Ladd, will discuss the role of nonprofit organizations in supporting a pro-research, pro-science environment in Missouri.

An application is required for those who want to attend. Contact Debbie Davis, the office manager of Missouri Cures, at or 800-829-4133 by Aug. 29.

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