June 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:
The Missouri Cures Education Foundation has a new website! We have made our website more user friendly focusing on medical news, cutting edge research and clinical trials. We have included information on our collaborations, history, milestones, events and much more. Please check it out, MissouriCures.org.
Another big change for Missouri Cures is after six years our WISE events have become WISER (Women in Science, Entrepreneurship and Research) We have the dates for our upcoming WISER events listed below.  
Kindest regards,
Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures
News Around Missouri:
Washington University:
Saint Louis University:
University of Missouri:
WISE Woman:
Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in the Division of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Drake is focused on researching risk factors and identifying strategies to promote health equity. Her community-based work has focused on promoting cancer education and screening among high-risk and underserved populations in the St. Louis region. In addition her work has focused on educating community members on the strengths and weaknesses of health research participation and the importance of a diverse study population to provide the move effective interventions and treatments. Learn more about her work here.
Meet a Researcher
Dr. William Fay is the Senior Associate Dean for Research at the School of Medicine at University of Missouri. He is a clinician-scientist which means in addition to caring for patients, he researches the broad fields of thrombosis and vascular biology. His lab studies how blockages form in blood vessels, which relates to major cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction (heart attack), restenosis, vein graft failure, and stroke. Dr. Fay is currently are focusing much of his efforts on the development of new drugs to inhibit atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and vein graft failure. Read more about his work here.
National & International:
Missouri Cures Education Foundation Events:
WISER (Women in Science, Entrepreneurship and Research) Half-day Conference in Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 10, 2019 from 1 to 4:45 p.m.

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 
Community Events:
Missouri Cures Education Foundation | PO Box 16580 | St. Louis, MO 63105 | Website