Gutmann Receives Advocate of Hope Award

Author: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis and NF Network
Published On: 05/04/2020

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and vice chair for research affairs in the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Advocate of Hope Award from the national Neurofibromatosis (NF) Network.

The Advocate of Hope Award honors Gutmann for his work in the field of NF and his compassion for NF patients. For more than 25 years, he has devoted his academic career to improving the lives of people with NF, through laboratory and clinical research. He established the NF clinical program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1994, which serves as a regional referral center for patients. In addition, he founded and directs the Washington University NF Center, one of the world’s largest centers focused on accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and its application to the care of individuals with NF.

While we were unable to present Dr. Gutmann with the award in person, we were delighted to have him join us for a brief interview during the inaugural NF Hope Concert Live Stream on Monday, May 4th. We look forward to honoring him in person at Chicago's NF Hope Concert in 2021. 

The NF Hope Concert Live Stream, including the exclusive interview with Dr. Gutmann, is available to watch on YouTube and on Facebook. You can still make a difference in the lives of thousands by visiting the GiveSmart website through May NF Awareness Month. 

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