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Mizzou Made 2023: Brian Lundberg, MHS

Dec. 6, 2023

Commencement is coming up on Friday, Dec. 15, and we’re highlighting some of the incredible students who will soon be alumni of the College of Health Sciences.

Today we meet Brian Lundberg of Columbia, Missouri, who is completing his MHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences — with an emphasis in Respiratory Therapy.

Brian Lundberg
Brian Lundberg

Brian Lundberg

Major: Master of Health Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with a Respiratory Therapy emphasis
Hometown: Columbia, MO

Favorite Quote:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines! Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!”

What does graduating from the Mizzou College of Health Sciences mean to you?

It really means a lot. Being surrounded by incredible professors who truly want you to be successful is an amazing feeling. Knowing that they have your best interest and are giving you the tools that are needed that will have impact and transition into the students’ careers is very comforting and reassuring.

What was one of your favorite classes within your degree track?

Clinical Capstone was probably my favorite. There were many classes along the journey that could have been my favorite, however Clinical Capstone takes all those classes and puts them into practice on one major project.

What activities have you been involved in along the way?

With the clinical capstone project, there is a direct connection with my role in the University Hospital Respiratory Department. There is a collaboration with the project in making improvements to current processes to help improve the patient care experience.

Who helped you during your college journey?

Too many to name. The first name that would come to mind would be my wife Julie, who is always supportive and an amazing encourager. All the professors that are part of Mizzou Health Sciences and many colleagues in the University Hospital Respiratory Department were all vital parts of this journey.

What memories stand out from your time at Mizzou?

I am going to anticipate that going through the graduation ceremony will top any memories. Being an avid Mizzou sports fan, I would have to say watching all the successes of many of the athletics teams over the past couple of years really stands out.


What are your plans after graduation?

I am currently at University Hospital in the Respiratory Department. I will continue there in my current role as dayshift supervisor, with the continued goal of improving upon the excellent care that we give to our patients.

What advice do you have for current and future students?

The one thing that I have had to learn over the years is that we all face challenges while going through this life. As humans, we tend to want to be comfortable and avoid those challenges. My advice would be that while it’s OK to be comfortable in our lives, there will be times we need to embrace the uncomfortable in order to learn and grow in those challenging moments.