Washington University NF Center Welcomes New Researcher

The Washington University NF Center welcomes Ran Chen, PhD, to the Gutmann Laboratory. Dr. Chen received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa in 2015 prior to joining the laboratory of David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD. She is interested in understanding how stem cells in the brain give rise to brain tumors. She will […]

Wrapping Up Another Successful Beat NF Session!

The fall Beat NF session wrapped up this past Wednesday with our toddler participants, both new and seasoned veterans to the program, enjoying five weeks of play-based motor-music therapy in the Centene Education Center classroom on the top floor of the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz. A typical Beat NF class begins with […]

Gutmann Appointed to NIH Advisory Board

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and Director of the Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center, was recently appointed to the Advisory Council for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Nicole’s Nook: Handwriting Made Easier

Handwriting can be difficult, fatiguing, and frustrating for many children, especially in children with NF1. Often times it adversely affects their schoolwork and overall academic performance. While handwriting is a very functional skill, minimizing such fine motor demands can be a reasonable accommodation to increase productivity and success. The iPad features several options to ease […]