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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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Raising the Bar on Hospice Care at Home

Thanks to an enduring passion for excellence, groundbreaking research, and generous donor support, BJC Hospice is building on its decades of expertise and extending the compassionate care of Evelyn's House to more patients at home. An innovative program called Evelyn's House at Home is allowing patients who once would be hospitalized for intense symptom management to be able to come home to receive this complex care.

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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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Leading Edge Medicine with Dr. Prabhu

Heart failure is a leading cause of disability in the United States, contributing to more than 35% of all deaths from cardiovascular disease. Nearly a million new cases are diagnosed annually. In the last few years, we have uncovered important links between immune system activation and the progression of heart failure.

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Sparking Knowledge, Sparking Change

Most people have to visit an average of seven different doctors and face several years of misdiagnoses to finally discover they have a rare condition known as thoracic outlet syndrome, or TOS. Shana Baldwin lived that painful experience and is now trying to change that for others.

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