October 2021 | 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:
On November 5th we will hold our last virtual event of 2021. I hope you were able to join us for one of our events this year. We discussed cutting edge research and heard about the latest breakthroughs taking place in Missouri with our Lunch with a Researcher series. Our Women in Science, Entrepreneurship and Research events have featured women from around the state talking about communication skills, being an influencer and networking. I would like to hear from you as we plan our 2022 events. What type of research would you like to learn about? Do you enjoy hearing from women around the state talking about their careers? What issues do you care about in the healthcare and research sectors? Please email me, dladd@missouricures.org and let me know your thoughts.

I would also ask that you consider becoming a key volunteer for the Missouri Cures Education Foundation. We depend on our volunteers to assist us at tabling events, share our social media posts and speak up during the legislative session when medical research is threatened. Please consider joining us as we continue to promote and protect medical research in our state in 2022.

Kindest regards,

Dena Ladd
Executive Director
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WISER Woman:
This month’s WISER Woman is Kelly Fischer. Kelly is the Chief People Officer at Benson Hill Biosystems. She is a seasoned human resources professional with a breadth of experience in talent strategy, project leadership, change management, and communications. Not only is Kelly helping to shepherd one of St. Louis’ fastest growing bio start-ups she has also volunteered as a court appointed advocate for foster children. Kelly will be joining the panels discussion at the upcoming, virtual event, WISER Conversations: Refresh, Refuel, Refocus. Create a Work/Life Balance. You can learn more about Kelly’s work at Benson Hill Biosystems here.
Meet the Researcher:
Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine and Core Leader for the newly established Health Disparities and Equity Core in the Knight ADRC (Center Director John Morris, MD). Her primary research focuses on applying community and patient engaged research principles in diverse populations to reduce health disparities and increase health equity. Much of Dr. Balls-Berry’s research centers on determining ways to increase diversity and inclusion in clinical and translational science. Learn more about her incredible work here.
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