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Donor Gift Supports Women with Cancer

At the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, survivorship support is a critical part of treatment and recovery. On August 24, women with cancer participated in a Live Better Workshop with Chef Ryan Callahan, author of Cooking for Chemo. The event was funded through the generosity of Robert Ashton, who made this program possible with a generous gift to the Together Support Fund in memory of his wife Pauline.


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Meet Harry Ratliff

Harry Ratliff has been a strong advocate for health care through volunteering and board memberships for over 20 years. He’s continuing this mission in his new position on the board of The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Meet Robert Schwendinger

Robert Schwendinger’s resume is so dedicated to health care that, at a glance, one might assume that he attended medical school instead of law school.

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Meet Ajla Zigic

Ajla Zigic is a fierce champion of the St. Louis community. As the vice president of community and economic development at Midwest BankCentre, she relentlessly works to revitalize St. Louis communities.

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Cancer Frontier Fund Supports Seven New Cancer Research Projects

Gifts to the Cancer Frontier Fund at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital recentlly funded $1.5 million to support seven of eight projects through the Siteman Investment Program (SIP), a research grant program at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Stephanie Perkins named as S. Lee Kling Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology

Stephanie M. Perkins, MD, accomplished expert in pediatric and proton radiation, has been named the S. Lee Kling Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As director of the S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at Siteman Cancer Center over the last three years, her exemplary leadership has cemented her position as a national leader dedicated to improving patient outcomes and advancing the proton therapy field.

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Mentorship and Hands-on Training Are Key to Extraordinary Care

Evidence indicates that mentorship and hands-on training experiences, especially in STEM fields, are important tools to launch successful careers and contribute to diversifying the field of health care. The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, with support from generous donors, funds a variety of opportunities for high school students, students pursuing a degree or credential, and lifelong learners to engage with real physician-scientists and gain exposure to various work environments.

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Your Support of the Cancer Frontier Fund is Critical in Fueling Innovation

Availability of funding often determines the ability, success, and rate at which scientific discoveries can progress from an early idea to patient care and treatment. Gifts made to the Cancer Frontier Fund reach physician-scientists through a rigorous, peer-reviewed selection process that identifies and resources the most promising research in cancer in two cycles annually and positions those projects for successful federal funding necessary to accelerate the impact on patient care. It is critical to ensure this fund is replenished and that each generation has access to the most innovative therapies.

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Food as Medicine

Through its Food as Medicine program, BJC Community Health Improvement is addressing the health disparity of people who are food insecure and have type 2 diabetes. 

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