ACCELERATING DISCOVERY: Our Third Annual Symposium
10/14/2010

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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 Research.

It was a high-energy evening that accelerated questions and conversation.