The Very Beginning
The Missouri Prevention Science Institute was founded in 2007 by University of Missouri faculty members, Wendy Reinke and Keith Herman. Wheels were put into motion by inviting interested faculty and students from across campus to a meeting in August 2007. During the first two months, after a series of discussions with those interested party members, a vision and mission statement was developed and the MPSI was born.
Since funding for endeavors such as the MPSI are increasingly dependent upon a clear-cut concept structure, the next step was to devise a logic model for the Institute. Discussions with the team were expanded and a broader logistical and conceptual model for the MPSI was developed. Our final logic model, which depicts the flow from our vision to our core values and assessments that underlie the core operational activities of the Institute and can be seen in depth here.
As a team we constantly strive to uphold the values and mission that our Institute is based upon and continue to work to achieve the short- and long-term objectives defined in our logic model. We look forward to continuing our dedication to a brighter future through our research, the classes that are offered and the resources that we provide.