ACCELERATING DISCOVERY: Our Third Annual Symposium
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Scientific collaboration—it's the ignition key to discovery,
and a major goal of the Children's Discovery Institute.
The immense value of collaboration shone forth at our Annual Symposium, held on
September 30, 2010 at Washington University's Knight Center. Investors mingled with
scientific investigators, and everyone attended presentations and demos on cutting-edge
research funded by the Institute. Click here to view a presentation by investigator
Joseph Corbo, MD, PhD, on new research into retinoblastoma, the most common
eye cancer in children.
To kick off the evening, the Institute's leadership focused on how collaboration,
encouraged by our funding, is helping to attract the world's great scientists to
St. Louis and to speed discovery in children's health research. Case in point—the
appointment of the Institute's new Scientific Director, Mary Dinauer, MD, PhD, world-renowned
expert in how children's blood cells help them battle bacteria, viruses, and cancer.
Dr. Dinauer has also been named the first Fred M. Saigh Distinguished Chair in Pediatric
It was a high-energy evening that accelerated questions and conversation.