Washington University NF Center Members Present at the 2019 Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Symposium

At the recent CTF symposium held in San Francisco, several members of the Washington University NF Center, presented their original research findings.  Michelle Wegscheid, a combined MD and PhD student, was selected for an oral poster presentation showcasing her work on human induced pluripotent stem cells, demonstrating that patient NF1 gene mutations have different consequences […]

NF Center Welcomes a New Staff Member: Erika Ramirez

The Washington University NF Center is delighted to welcome Mrs. Erika Ramirez in her new role of full-time Clinical Nurse Coordinator for the NF Clinical Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Erika previously worked with Drs. Stephanie Morris and David Gutmann as a part-time nurse for our families, but has recently expanded her role to […]

Gutmann to be Fellow at Berlin Institute of Health

David Gutmann, MD, PhD, FAAN the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, has received a second Einstein Visiting Fellowship from the Berlin Institute of Health to study how immune cells in the brain known as microglia are linked to cancer, vision loss and behavioral problems in the disease Neurofibromatosis […]

Nicole’s Nook: SnapType Eases Handwriting Struggles

One of my favorite, easy-to-use, kid friendly apps is SnapType, an app developed by an occupational therapy student. SnapType is free ($4.99 for the Pro version), and it allows you to easily type in answers to complete worksheets on the iPad. You can then print or share the worksheet as a PDF. To use SnapType: […]