Olivia Cobb joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Olivia Cobb recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center Director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as a graduate student research assistant. Olivia received her Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in California in Philosophy and Theology prior to pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biostatistics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Matching her love of science, math, and philosophy with a desire to use her skills in the field of medicine, she started working in the NF Center in September 2018.  Ms. Cobb has been employing bioinformatic analysis approaches to understanding the medical problems facing children and adults with NF1.

Missouri Legislators Visit the Washington University NF Center

A delegation of Missouri legislators toured St. Louis Children’s Hospital to learn more about the integral relationship between Washington University and the Barnes-Jewish-Christian (BJC) Health Care System. These state representatives heard presentations about innovative research being conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine, and how this benefits children and families in Missouri.

The Washington University NF Center was chosen as one of the highlighted programs for this tour. Dr. David Gutmann spoke about how research in the NF Center informs better care of children and adults with NF1. He demonstrated how research and clinical care are inseparable, emphasizing that the treatments of tomorrow will come from research being conducted today.

We thank Ellie Glenn for her tireless efforts to support the important science that aims to change the way we care for children with NF and other pediatric conditions.