April 2022 | 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.
From the Director's Desk:
This month I had the opportunity to attend two Informatics conferences, the I2 Annual Symposium presented by the Informatics Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Nexus Informatics Conference presented by BioNexus in Kansas City. Informatics is a fascinating field of research where data, information and knowledge are harnessed to accelerate the rate of scientific discovery, improve clinical decision making, and promote healthy behaviors at a population level. Missouri researchers are making ground-breaking discoveries to improve health and find therapies and cures for everything from cancer to traumatic brain injury, from mental health to rare disease. Missouri Cures is proud to promote their work.

Kindest regards,

Ellie Hayes
Executive Director
News Around Missouri:
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WISER Woman:
This month we’re excited to feature Brittany Whitley, Ph.D., as our WISER Woman. Dr. Whitley is the Executive Director of the MOST (Missouri Science and Technology) Policy Initiative, where she works to create institutionalized collaboration and trust between the scientific community and decision-makers in Missouri and surrounding states. She works enthusiastically to promote science accessibility for both policymakers and the public. Learn more about Dr. Whitley and MOST here.
Meet the Researcher:
Meet, Adriana Montaño, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University. Dr. Montaño is developing enzyme replacement therapy, gene therapy, and other treatments for Morquio Disease, a rare, progressive, inherited disease. Her enzyme replacement therapy for patients suffering from Morquio Disease is in pre-clinical trials. You can learn more about her work here.
Volunteers Needed:
On April 23rd and 24th, Missouri Cures will have a booth at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park. If you live in the St. Louis area this is a great opportunity to learn more about Missouri Cures, talk to others who are also interested in advocating for medical research, and to help educate the public about the incredible research happening right here in Missouri.

Please sign-up for a short, 2-hour shift today. We will provide you with all the necessary materials and a table buddy to keep you company.
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