September 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.
From the Director's Desk:
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Dr. William Danforth, co-founder of the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures (now Missouri Cures), died yesterday at the age of 94.

Dr. Danforth was a modest, selfless man who cared deeply about making St. Louis and the world a better place. He was passionate about moving medical research forward to find therapies and cures for devastating diseases.

In 2006, Dr. Danforth played an integral role in Missouri’s Amendment 2, the "Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative" and thanks to his efforts, this initiative continues to protect all types of stem cell research in Missouri.

We feel a great sense of sadness and loss with the passing of Dr. Danforth but we are honored to carry on his passionate mission to promote and protect medical research in Missouri.

Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,

Dena Ladd
Executive Director

Ellie Hayes
Outreach Director
News Around Missouri:
Washington University:
University of Missouri:
Missouri S&T:
National & International:
WISER Woman:
Our September WISER Woman is Melanie Bernds, Director of Communications at Benson Hill. Not only does Melanie volunteer for many organizations (including Missouri Cures) she is an incredible advocate for women in STEM and never misses an opportunity to help out or to lift other women up. Learn more about work here or hear her speak at our upcoming WISER Week.
Meet the Researcher:
We are pleased to introduce you to Dr. Sheila Grant, associate vice chancellor of Research & Strategic Initiatives for the University of Missouri and a professor in the Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri. You can learn more about the work she is doing here or you can join her at our WISER Columbia Virtual event on September 22 at 8 a.m.
Missouri Cures Goes Virtual:
We invite you to listen to the next episode of our podcast WISER Conversations, featuring Natalie Self.
Or attend one of our upcoming events:

Sept. 22nd - WISER Columbia
Nov. 10th, 11th and 12th - WISER Week Virtual Lunch Seminars
Community Events:
Oct. 9-18th - Walk for PKD
Nov. 1st - One Walk
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