March 2020 | 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:
Coronavirus is at the peak of public consciousness, and we are proud of the Missouri researchers working at the forefront on this issue. Saint Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development is one of nine centers in the U.S. being funded by the National Institute of Health to begin research on a vaccine for COVID-19. This effort is being led by Dr. Dan HoftClick here to learn more.
Due to health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, Missouri Cures Education Foundation has decided to reschedule all events planned for the rest of March, April, and May. We are working to find new dates for all of our events and will keep you informed as we update our calendar. The Rare Disease Symposium has been rescheduled for September 30, 2020, and we have two WISER breakfasts coming up in June. Please check the Events section of this email for more information about our upcoming events and be sure to check back for the latest updates.

Stay safe and healthy.

Warmest Regards,

Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures Education Foundation
Dr. Dan Hoft, Saint Louis University 
News Around Missouri:
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WISER Women:
This month we are excited to introduce you to Dr. Patricia Dickson. Dr. Dickson is the chief of the division of medical genetics and genomics at Washington University. She oversees a team that provides care for children and adults with a variety of medical problems, including birth defects, inborn metabolic diseases, genetic syndromes, familial cancer syndromes, chromosomal abnormalities, and many other genetic disorders. She is a leader in the field of precision medicine in both her research and her patient care. To learn more about her work click here.
Meet a Researcher
Dr. Tom Curran has been working on the frontline of cancer research and developmental neurobiology for more than 30 years and continues to contribute as a scientist, administrator, leader and mentor in the research community. In 2016, he became the Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Mercy, Kansas City with the ambition of establishing a world class center for pediatric translational research. His goals for the Children’s Research Institute are to develop a strong focus on pediatric translational research and developmental therapeutics throughout the region. Learn more about him and the Children’s Mercy Research Institute here.
National & International:
Missouri Cures Education Foundation has cancelled all events through May 31st due to concerns about the Coronavirus. We are hopeful that our summer and fall events will be able to go on as planned. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will make changes as warranted.

6/16/2020 - WISER Springfield

6/24/2020 - WISER KC
11/6/2020 - WISER Conference STL
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