February 2018 | 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:
I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Summit where the community’s top innovators, leaders and researchers in the field spoke about stem cell therapy, tissue engineering, organ printing and gene therapy. It was great to see presenters and old friends such as Dr. Doris Taylor of the Texas Heart Institute, Susan Solomon of the New York Stem Cell Foundation and Dr. Camillo Ricordi of the Cure Alliance. We are fortunate that all three have shared their work in moving cures and therapies forward at Missouri Cures’ events in St. Louis.

I also made new contacts such as Greg Simon the President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, an organization whose mission is to develop and accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and research. I also connected with Jason Stewart the new Director of Americans for Cures that advocates for stem cell research and therapy development. This organization promotes the 43 human clinical trials taking place in California. It was a remarkable meeting bringing together researchers, patient advocates and champions for regenerative medicine.  
Please watch my interview with Dr. Camillo Ricordi of the University of Miami and the Cure Alliance, which will be included in his upcoming Netflix documentary. In the interview he discusses his important work in type 1 diabetes and the advances he has made in his research.

Warmest Regards,

Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures
WISE Luncheon with Build-a-Bear Founder Maxine Clark
Stephen's College - Columbia
Tues., March 13
11:45 a.m. -1 p.m.
REDI and Missouri Cures are proud to present the Columbia Women in Science and Entrepreneurship Luncheon, featuring Maxine Clark, Founder of Build-a-Bear Workshop. Ms. Clark is truly an innovator. She will share her path from entrepreneur to retail giant and discuss the importance of women investing in women.

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