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Transplant Pilot Grant

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Transplant pilot grants help identify and advance the promising research of our world-class physician-scientists. This early-stage funding routinely opens the door to additional national funding and serves as a critical catalyst to developing new lifesaving treatments. We are honored to share this update on recently funded pilot grant projects.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis With Common Household Items

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In 2019, almost 50,000 people in the United States died from an opioid overdose and 21 to 29 percent of people who were prescribed opioids misused them. Improper disposal or accumulation of unused medication in the home contributes to the accidental consumption and abuse of opioids.

Grant Funds Breast Cancer Screenings of Women in At-Risk Communities

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The burden of cancer is dramatically high in the African American community, with the mortality rate 41% higher for Black women than white. In St. Louis, The Breast Health Care for At-Risk Communities program is among initiatives aimed at reducing that shocking disparity.

Theresa Callahan Board Briefing

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Theresa Callahan has a special bond with BJC HealthCare that comes from her family’s long-term commitment to health care in our community.

Matt Matthews Board Briefing

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A passion for improving community health is what led Matt Matthews to serve on the board of The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital between 2015-2020. He stepped down in 2021 because of term limits but was eager to rejoin this year to continue this work.