April 2019 | E-Newsletter
Missouri Cures Education Foundation is a statewide non-profit alliance working to promote & protect medical advances to improve the health of Missourians and stimulate the economy in our state. Donations are tax-deductible & support education and outreach programs.
Director's Notes:
Once again we are hosting some exciting Women in Science & Entrepreneurship (WISE) events around the state. The first WISE event is Tuesday, April 23rd in Springfield at the efactory and we are partnering with the Rosie networking group. I am excited to announce that the event is sold out! The WISE events highlight local women discussing their careers, networking and mentoring to succeed in fields of science, research and business. On June 10th we will hold the Kansas City WISE conference and co-hosting the event with the Central Exchange. In Columbia the WISE event will take place on Wednesday, September 25th at the Missouri Innovation Center. Finally, on November 1st will be our 6th year for WISE St Louis at Union Station. We will have a special announcement to make as we become WISER in 2019. Stay tuned!

Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures
News Around Missouri:
Washington University:
Stowers Institute for Medical Research:
University of Missouri:
Saint Louis University:
Spotlight:
WISE Woman:
Rachel Anderson is the Director at the efactory, an entrepreneurship and business development center that is part of Missouri State University. She is also the cofounder of Alumni Spaces, a tech startup company and the cofounder of Rosie, an organization that supports, assists and serves as an advocate network for current and prospective female founders, business owners and leaders in the Greater Springfield area. Next week, Rosie will be co-hosting our Springfield WISE Networking Breakfast. Learn more about Rachel and her incredible work.
Meet a Researcher
Meet our featured researcher, F. Sessions Cole, MD. Dr. Cole is doing important and much needed research on rare diseases. He serves as the Principal Investigator for the NIH-funded Washington University Undiagnosed Diseases Network and also serves on the MO HealthNet Rare Diseases Advisory Board for the Missouri Department of Social Services. Dr. Cole is a distinguished physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and is known for his remarkable dedication as a clinician, researcher and educator. We are so excited he is turning his considerable knowledge, talent, and passion to finding cures and therapies for rare diseases. Learn more about his work!
National & International:
Missouri Cures Education Foundation Events:
WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) Networking Breakfast in Springfield, MO - SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) Half-day Conference in Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 10, 2019 from 1 to 4:45 p.m.

WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) Networking Breakfast in Columbia, MO
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Friday, November 1, 2019, 1-5:30 p.m. at St. Louis Union Station 
Community Events:
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