Osage medical student receives University of Missouri scholarships

Osage tribal member Joseph McGreevy received the Lillie Graham Medical Scholarship and the Medical General Scholarship from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Both awards will cover his tuition.

McGreevy is pursuing his Doctor of Medicine at MU.

“I would like to thank Dr. Costigan for financing the scholarship as well as the faculty of the MU Office of Medical Education for recognizing my hard work and selecting me for these scholarships,” McGreevy said in a prepared release. “I plan to ‘pay it forward’ to the next generation by someday helping to finance the education of students in similar situations and provide them with some of the same opportunities I was given.”

McGreevy conducts research on gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and has published articles in academic journals including Disease Models and Mechanisms and Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, according to the release. In the Columbia community, he participates in the MU Senior Teacher Educator Partnership (STEP) program, which pairs medical students with senior citizens in the Columbia community who volunteer to help teach medical students about the needs of older patients

Joseph McGreevy is the son of Michael and Denise McGreevy of Brookline Station, Mo.