March 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:
I am honored to announce that the Board of Directors has selected me to serve as the next Executive Director of Missouri Cures. The Board and I are committed to continuing our mission to promote and protect Missouri’s medical research and to be a trusted source of information about ground-breaking therapies and cures - both in Missouri and around the world.

During this transition we will look at new ways to bring supporters to Missouri Cures, to engage our network and key volunteers, and to collaborate with our community partners.

Watch for upcoming information about ways to get involved and support our work. I’m excited for this new chapter, personally, and for Missouri Cures.

Kindest regards,

Ellie Hayes
Executive Director
News Around Missouri:
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WISER Woman:
Our March WISER Woman is Erin Tallon. Erin is a graduate student in the MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics and was recently the lead author on a research paper about harnessing AI to advance knowledge of Type 1 diabetes. Erin has been a Missouri Cures Key Volunteer since 2018 and, in addition to her excellent academic achievements, has worked with us to grow our organization in southeast Missouri. Learn more about her work here.
Meet the Researcher:
Meet Dr. Albert H. Kim, Director of Brain Tumor Program, Surgical Director, Pituitary Center, and Professor of Neurosurgery, Genetics, Neurology, and Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim was recently named inaugural Danforth WashU Physician-Scientist Scholar. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that drive tumor cell behavior in glioblastoma, a malignant brain cancer that is almost invariably fatal, as well as in aggressive forms of benign brain tumors, including meningiomas and pituitary tumors. You can learn more about his work here.
Volunteers Needed:
On April 23rd and 24th, Missouri Cures will have a booth at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park. If you live in the St. Louis area this is a great opportunity to learn more about Missouri Cures, talk to others who are also interested in advocating for medical research, and to help educate the public about the incredible research happening right here in Missouri.

Please sign-up for a short, 2-hour shift today. We will provide you with all the necessary materials and a table buddy to keep you company.
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