May 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:
There are many young people across the state who are interested in the work that Missouri Cures does to promote and protect research -- they will after all, inherit any restrictions placed on medical research. 

It is with this next generation of advocates in mind, that I am proud to announce that Missouri Cures is giving students and young professionals in Missouri a place to explore their passion for the intersection of research and advocacy by joining our newly launched group, Young Friends of Missouri Cures.

If you are a student or young professional and are interested in joining Young Friends of Missouri Cures, please email

Kindest regards,

Ellie Hayes
Executive Director
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WISER Woman:
May’s WISER Woman is Madhuri Manpadi, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Drury University. Dr. Manpadi’s research involves designing and synthesizing libraries of novel compounds that are screened for anticancer activity. She shares her love of research with her students, stating, “Research provides a creative window for the students to be engaged in a project that will allow them to learn, master and contribute to an area of science. By involving students in research at an early stage in their career, we hope to equip our next generation with curiosity to learn and advance the field of science.” Learn more about her work here
Meet the Researcher:
Haval Shirwan, PHD, is a Professor of Child Health, and Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, at University of Missouri School of Medicine. The primary focus of Dr. Shirwan's translational research program at is to develop safe and practical immunomodulatory approaches with applications to transplantation, autoimmunity, cancer, and infections. Recently his lab collaborated with Harvard and Georgia Tech to develop a novel diabetes treatment involving transplanting pancreas cells that produce insulin. You can read more about this fascinating research here.
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