August 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:
Please join us on Tuesday, October 8th at Alpha Brewing in St Louis as we kick off our Brews & Breakthroughs speakers series. We will meet at local breweries each quarter and hear about cutting edge research taking place in the state. Our inaugural event will feature, Kareem Azab PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology / Biomedical Engineering at Washington University’s School of Medicine. Kareem is also the Founder of Cellatrix and Targeted Therapeutics. The Brews & Breakthroughs speaker’s series will take place around the state featuring local researchers. We hope you will join us when we are in your city!  Click here to learn more about the series.
Kindest regards,
Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures
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WISE Woman:
Rachael Bradshaw is a Senior Genetic Counselor and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. She is a prenatal genetic counselor who focuses on working with families who’ve received prenatal diagnoses of fetal anomalies. She will be the Program Director of the still-in-development Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Washington University School of Medicine. Outside of work, she volunteers as the Co-Leader of the Fetal & Infant Mortality Case Review Team in St. Louis and is the Co-Founder and Executive Co-Director of the St. Louis Pod of 500 Women Scientists. We are excited to feature Rachael on one of our WISER STL panels this fall. If you’d like to learn more, register here.
Meet a Researcher
Jaya Ghosh is the Program Director of the Coulter Biomedical Accelerator at the University of Missouri, a training and grants program proven to accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations from bench to bedside. Jaya is also an Adjunct Faculty of the MU Trulaske College of Business, and a Program Manager for the BioComX/NIH Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation (C3i) Program. Most recently, she was the Assistant Program Director of the MU-Coulter Biomedical Accelerator. Prior to that she was the BioDesign and Innovation Fellow at the University of Missouri. Jaya holds a BE degree in Instrumentation & Control Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in India, and a PhD in Bioengineering from MU. Learn more about her work here.
National & International:
Missouri Cures Education Foundation Events:
WISER (Women in Science, Entrepreneurship and Research) 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 
Volunteer Opportunities:
Would you like to help Missouri Cures by staffing an informational table at an upcoming event? Sign up below. All volunteers will be provided with materials and information. If you have any questions email Ellie Hayes at

Community Events:
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