September 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:
I would like to thank our generous sponsors for the upcoming Women in Science, Entrepreneurship and Research event on November 5th. Sponsors allow us to put together an amazing program and keep the event free for those who want to participate. These organizations show their support for women in the science, entrepreneur and research fields by participating as a sponsor. If your organization would like to be a sponsor, please email me. I hope that you can join our outstanding speakers and sponsors for this exciting event, WISER Conversations: Refresh, Refuel, Refocus. Create a Work/Life Balance.

Kindest regards,

Dena Ladd
Executive Director
News Around Missouri:
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University of Missouri - KC
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WISER Woman:
Kim Becking is an attorney, serial entrepreneur running two successful businesses, communications strategist and “recovering” political consultant and this November 5th, she’ll be the keynote speaker at our virtual event, WISER Conversations: Refresh, Refuel, Refocus. Create a Work/Life Balance. Kim is an engaging, high-energy, fun and impactful motivational keynote speaker, change and leadership expert and award-winning author who helps others conquer change, boost resilience, accelerate success and achieve more in their business, life and relationships no matter what life throws at them. Kim has conquered the ever-changing tough worlds of business, government, and politics. She’s also conquered breast cancer and other life challenges. Watch her video here.
Meet the Researcher:
Dr. Leslie Lyons’ long-standing research focuses on domestic cat genetics, particularly developing biomedical models. Her genetic interests are broad, not focusing on any one disease, including various health concerns and all organs systems. Her laboratory has identified over 30 mutations in over 25 genes including 21 diseases, cat AB / B blood type (2) and recently 2 diseases in wild felids. Specific diseases remain of high priority, including polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and heritable blindness. She looks forward to developing drug and gene therapies and translational efforts, for one or more of these abnormalities to better develop the cat as an animal model for human disease. Learn more about her fascinating work here.
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