May 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:
This summer the Missouri Cures Education Foundation and our dedicated volunteers are excited to get out in the community to talk about the great work we are doing to promote and protect medical research. This effort is lead by Ellie Hayes, our outreach director, who works hard to find opportunities for Missouri Cures in the community. Over the last few months, Ellie and our volunteers have been at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival, The Walk to Cure Arthritis, The Hope Kids KC Charity Walk and other great events around the state. In the upcoming months we will have a booth at the Hospital Hill Run Health & Fitness Expo in KC, Pride events in St. Charles and St. Louis, the Walk to Defeat ALS and many others! If you would like to help out at an upcoming event, please reach out to Ellie Hayes at

Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures
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WISE Woman:
We are thrilled to present our May WISE Woman, Dr. Carolyn Henry, Dean at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Health leaders from around the world recognize Dr. Henry as an outstanding researcher, scholar and speaker. She is a leader and innovator in the growing global initiative called One Health, which recognizes that human health is linked to plants, animals and the environment. Her research interests include canine bladder, bone, and mammary cancer and comparative oncology/cancer epidemiology.

Meet a Researcher
This month our featured researcher is Dr. Daniela Salvemini, professor of Pharmacological and Physiological Science at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Salvemini is doing ground-breaking work to help find alternatives for pain management. According to Dr. Salvemini, “Opioid pain killers are widely used but can cause strong side effects and carry risks of addiction and abuse. There is an urgent need for better options for patients suffering from chronic pain.” Dr. Salvemini has spent her career studying the mechanisms of pain, sussing out the molecular series of interactions that lead to pain in the body. Building on previous research, she and her team found that a particular cellular receptor appears to be the culprit in the development of traumatic nerve injury pain in an animal model. Learn more about her research here: Learn more about her research click here and click here.
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Missouri Cures Education Foundation Events:
WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) Half-day Conference in Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 10, 2019 from 1 to 4:45 p.m.

WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) 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:
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