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Washington University NF Center Hosts Missouri Freshmen Legislators

State Capitol of Missouri in Jefferson City.

State Capitol of Missouri in Jefferson City.

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

The Washington University NF Center was chosen as one of four programs to highlight in this tour. Dr. David Gutmann spoke about how research in the NF Center informs better care of children and adults with NF. He demonstrated how research and clinical care are inseparable, emphasizing that tomorrow’s treatments come from today’s research.