March 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:
What a pleasure it was to be on the Something Extra podcast, hosted by Technology Partners founder, Lisa Nichols. I had the opportunity to discuss the research taking place in Missouri. We are fortunate to have such dedicated researchers, in our state, working on therapies and cures. I also enjoyed highlighting our Women in Science and Entrepreneurship and research symposium events. 


Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures
News Around Missouri:
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WISE Woman:
Photo Credit: Rockhurst University

March is Women’s History Month and we are so excited to introduce you to a WISE Woman who is making history right here in Missouri! Kelly Ranallo is a healthcare business entrepreneur, long-term parent advocate, the Founder/President of the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA) and the Founder of Rare KC, a non-profit organization established to accelerate the diagnosis, care and treatment of rare conditions through patient driven collaboration and innovation. Learn more about the important work Kelly is doing at Rare KC.
Meet a Researcher
Meet Dr. Heather Hennkens, Assistant Research Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia Research Reactor Center and Department of Chemistry. Dr. Hennkens is doing astounding cutting-edge research in the multidisciplinary field of radiopharmaceuticals, which are radioactive drugs used in nuclear medicine for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Radiopharmaceuticals that she and her team are developing may one day be used to treat cancer. Learn more about her important work here:
National & International:
Missouri Cures Education Foundation Events:
WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) Networking Breakfast in Springfield, MO
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) Half-day Conference in Kansas City, MO
Save the Date: Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) Conference in St. Louis, MO
Save the Date: November 1, 2019, 1-5:30 p.m. at St. Louis Union Station 
Community Events:
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