January 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:
Missouri Cures Education Foundation is busy planning our 2022 events schedule. We have 10 exciting events coming up, kicking off on February 4th with our Virtual Advocacy Hour. This event will discuss the upcoming session, how advocacy works, the best way to communicate with legislators, and implementing grassroots tactics.

We look forward to presenting our first research symposium at the end of March and will have three more research events taking place throughout the year. More information will be coming as it is available. We will also once again be hosting WISER Conversations events, bringing together women in Science, Entrepreneurship and Research for meaningful discussions. You can join us at our first WISER event on February 17th, from noon to 1 p.m. by registering here.

I made the tough decision of once again having virtual events in 2022. As a health and research organization, we must think about the health and safety of our supporters. We will monitor the COVID situation and hope that we can pivot to in person events by this summer. Please look for the event invitations in your email or on our website.

Kindest regards,

Dena Ladd
Executive Director
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WISER Woman:
Our first WISER Woman of 2022 is Dr. Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering at Missouri State University and the Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (MoLSAMP) MSU site coordinator for the Cooperative Engineering Program. Dr. Obafemi-Ajayi’s work is focused on using machine learning to make discoveries about traumatic brain injury and autism. Learn more about Dr. Obafemi-Ajayi, her work, and her passion to make engineering inclusive at our WISER Conversations event on Feb 17th.
Meet the Researcher:
Meet Dr. Lori Setton, Department Chair, Lucy & Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University. Professor Setton's research focuses on the role of mechanical factors in the degeneration and repair of soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system, including the intervertebral disc, articular cartilage and meniscus. In the lab, her work focuses on engineering and evaluating novel materials for tissue regeneration and drug delivery to treat musculoskeletal disease. Find out more about her work here.
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