Exceptional care, groundbreaking research
The Washington University NF Center is focused on accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and its application to the care of individuals with NF.
Michelle Wegscheid, an MD/PhD trainee in the laboratory of Dr. David H. Gutmann, was recently awarded a Children’s Tumor Foundation Young Investigator Award to continue her exciting work on how mutations in the NF1 gene affect human brain development. For her thesis project, she is working to define how different NF1 patient NF1 gene mutations contribute to the heterogeneity of neurodevelopmental abnormalities observed in people with NF1.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Stephanie M. Morris has joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Morris has been caring for children and young adults with NF for the past several years, and has recently been appointed to the position of co-Director of the NF Clinical Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Club NF is a FREE program that gives school-aged children (grades K - 8) with NF1 the opportunity to experience therapeutic activities within the community setting. Please join us at our next Club NF event on Saturday, August 4th, at Webster Groves Recreational Complex for morning of yoga and swimming. The activities will target and promote development of gross motor skills, executive function skills and social skills, often delayed in children with NF1.
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Jul 16, 2018
Michelle Wegscheid, an MD/PhD trainee in the laboratory of Dr. David H. Gutmann, was recently awarded a Children’s Tumor Foundation...
Jun 8, 2018
Children with NF1 are prone to develop brain tumors, specifically gliomas affecting the optic nerve and brainstem. These tumors are...
May 7, 2018
Soft tissue cancers, including malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors arising in people with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), have recently undergone...