May 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:
We are fortunate in Missouri to have amazing institutions doing cutting edge research. It is our goal to inform our supporters, policymakers, patient advocates and business leaders about the research being done. Missouri Cures has built a great following on our social media and through these outlets we keep you up to date on the latest medical research. I am excited to announce that we are now going to introduce you to some of the great researchers doing this work, with our new Missouri Cures podcast. This bi-weekly, fifteen minute podcast will introduce you to researchers in our state, in the Midwest and around the country. The Missouri Cures podcast will launch this month so stay tuned for more details.

Kindest regards,

Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures
News Around Missouri:
Washington University:
University of Missouri:
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute:
COVID-19 Update:
WISER Women Fighting COVID-19:
Sarah George, M.D.
Sarah George, M.D., is an associate professor of infectious diseases at Saint Louis University and Saint Louis University’s principal investigator of the trial for a possible treatment for COVID-19 in St. Louis. There are no known treatments for the novel coronavirus, and SLU is testing what could be one of the first. The trial, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), may be conducted in up to approximately 75 sites across the country and worldwide. You can learn more about her groundbreaking work here.
Dr. Karen Joynt Maddox
Dr. Karen Joynt Maddox is an Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, and Co-Director, Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP). She is a member of the St. Louis area hospital task force for COVID-19, which combines the experiences and knowledge of the area’s three major health systems to produce a more coordinated response. She recently was featured in the presentation: Through the Looking Glass: COVID-19 and What's Next. You can learn more about her work here.
Dr. Abigail Barker
Dr. Abigail Barker is affiliated with the Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health and is serving on the State of Missouri’s COVID-19 Response Team. She’s using data and analytics to inform potential policy responses to pandemic and has recently published an article touting the virtues of high levels of social distancing to lower the COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and death rates over the next six months across all counties in Missouri. Learn more about her work here.
National & International:
Missouri Cures Education Foundation Virtual Events:
6/16/2020 - WISER Springfield
6/24/2020 - WISER KC
9/22/2020 - WISER Columbia
Community Events:
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