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.