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June 2017 | 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.
Missouri Advances

Washington University in St. Louis:

University of Missouri:
Brett Crist, MD
Vincent Demarco, PhD, is a researcher with the division of endocrinology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
Saint Louis University:
National & International Advances

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Director's Notes

It has been an busy and exciting month meeting so many people who care about advancing medical research!  

I recently met Andrew Oberle. Andrew has a remarkable story which you can read about below. His story of survival and determination is the inspiration for the Oberle Institute at Saint Louis University. The Institute will enhance the standard of care for major trauma patients by providing holistic and continuous care. It will also have a strong clinical and translational research focus, develop and advocate trauma patient related policy and eventually work at medical mission sites.  

In May I attended the board meeting of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM). ARM fosters research, development, investment and commercialization of transformational treatments and cures for patients. The meetings on Capitol Hill were very positive with all legislators suggesting they do not want to see NIH funding cut. Go to alliancerm.org to read about the latest advances in regenerative medicine.  

While in D.C. I also connected with the Alliance for Patient Access. This nonprofit organization of health care providers, patient advocates, medical researchers and industry and government stakeholders works together to increase public awareness about the importance of clinical trials participation. Their website allianceforpatientaccess.org has more information about the advocacy work they are involved in to ensure patients have access to clinical trials. We are discussing ways that Missouri Cures can work with the alliance and assist in promoting clinical trials.  

Finally, the Missouri Cures ambassador program is off to a great start. If you would like to be a key volunteer and help us promote medical research, please email me!

Warmest Regards,
Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures

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