I just returned from Washington, D.C., where I joined forces with Missouri Bio, Washington University School of Medicine, the Danforth Plant Science Center and other organizations in the state to meet with our federal legislators. We discussed the importance of research in Missouri and how it could lead to cures and therapies and also is an important factor in economic development. We met with both Senator Blunt and Senator McCaskill, both are champions for NIH research funding.
In anticipation of our upcoming 5th Annual St. Louis WISE conference, we will spotlight one woman every month until November who exemplifies our WISE philosophy of not only excelling in science or entrepreneurship but in giving a hand-up to help other women achieve their goals. This month we highlight Dr. Betty Drees of Kansas City.