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.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: One Health One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. The goal of One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines - working locally, nationally, and globally - to achieve the best health for people, animals, and our environment. A One Health approach is important because 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals.
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I just returned from D.C. for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s Fly In. The Missouri delegation included BioSTL, Missouri Biotechnology, Missouri Cures and the Danforth Plant Science Center. We had the opportunity to meet with legislators and talk about NIH funding and other important issues. One issue that Bio is supporting and came up in many of the discussions is the One Health Initiative. This approach recognizes the connection of human, animal and environmental health. The collaboration among federal agencies responsible for human, animal and environmental research and innovation is critical in adapting to diseases that can jump between animals and humans.
I hope you can join us for our program on April 18th at the Danforth Center on the One Health Initiative. Missouri is positioned to be a leader in this area because of the plant science research taking place in St. Louis, the animal research taking place in Kansas City and finally the human research being done at our great medical institutions around the state.
I would like to thank the Missouri Athletic Club who recognized me with a Women of Distinction award. I was truly honored to receive this award along with the other recipients. They recognize women who have supported and influenced other women. It is because of the Missouri Cures’ Women in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) events that take place around the state that I received this award. It is my pleasure to connect and highlight the great work of so many outstanding women in the area of science and entrepreneurship in Missouri. I hope you can join us for one of our WISE events this fall.