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St. Jude researchers answer COVID questions

Posted by Erin Podolak | Jul 5, 2022

St. Jude research has advanced understanding of the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination. Here is what the findings mean for you.

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Members of the St. Jude Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Team gather for a photo outside the hospital.

Employee volunteers aid St. Jude contact tracing team in fight against COVID-19

Posted by Destiny Hinton | Sep 2, 2021

The St. Jude Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Team has been working to keep the St. Jude campus safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stronger Together

Connections with colleagues: A St. Jude pediatric psychologist has renewed appreciation for an overlooked benefit of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Posted by Elyse Heidelberg, PsyD | Jul 5, 2021

A pediatric psychologist expresses gratitude for interdisciplinary collaboration, which elevates patient care and provider well-being.

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Compassion

Compassionate connections: Providing end-of-life care to patients and families during COVID-19

Posted by Anna Jones, PhD | Jul 1, 2021

A St. Jude psychologist who provided supportive end-of-life care during the pandemic shares recommendations for making compassionate connections with patients and families.

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SAFER Ukraine offers a new model for global emergency response

Posted by Mary Powers | Sep 29, 2022

SAFER Ukraine, a global humanitarian effort to save Ukrainian children with cancer and blood disorders began spontaneously in a digital meeting room within hours of the invasion. Existing networks fueled its growth.

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SAFER Ukraine: a framework for responding to global conflicts

Posted by Erin Podolak | May 26, 2022

What lessons can be learned from the remarkable success of SAFER Ukraine?

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A doctor’s journey fueled life-saving work at SAFER Ukraine for children with cancer

Posted by Mary Powers | May 12, 2022

“SAFER Ukraine works because we have human connections with our partners,” explains Asya Agulnik, MD, MPH.

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Marcin Wlodarski at Unicorn Clinic staff meeting

Marcin Wlodarski, MD, PhD, dropped everything to help children fleeing Ukraine

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | May 10, 2022

Marcin Wlodarski, MD, PhD, was new to international humanitarian work prior to volunteering with SAFER Ukraine. “I learned so much I cannot every describe it in words,” he said.

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Premiasiones

Latin American hospitals implement tool to identify kids whose condition is deteriorating

Posted by Mary Powers | Nov 1, 2022

Flexible and tailored implementation strategies helped pediatric cancer centers across Latin America scale up a proven quality improvement strategy.

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New model mimics progression of pediatric bone marrow failure

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Oct 4, 2022

St. Jude scientists have created the first model that faithfully recapitulates details of pediatric bone marrow failure.

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CDK6: A well-known kinase commits a new ‘crime’ connecting outer radial glia to microcephaly

Posted by Erin Podolak | Sep 27, 2022

Microcephaly is a rare neurodevelopmental condition in which a baby’s head is much smaller than expected because the brain did not develop properly or stopped developing during pregnancy. St. Jude researchers identified cells in the outer radial glia in the developing brain that play an important role in microcephaly.

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Environment helps fuel hepatoblastoma in premature infants

Posted by Erin Podolak | Sep 13, 2022

The incidence of pediatric and adult liver cancer is increasing worldwide. Research suggests how premature birth may influence the risk for children.

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Sickle cell road to adulthood

St. Jude advice to young adults with sickle cell disease: Stay connected

Posted by Mary Powers | Nov 28, 2022

The St. Jude Methodist Sickle Cell Disease Transition Clinic helps patients move from pediatric to adult care, an important stage where patients often experience roadblocks to maintaining their health.

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Mother and child meet with psychologist

By sharing their story, cancer patients can help improve their care

Posted by Erin Podolak | Jun 16, 2022

Narrative medicines uses insight gained from listening carefully to how patients tell their own stories to improve health care, patient education and research.

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Amar Gajjar, MD., with patient Charlotte and her mother

Reflecting on nearly 40 years of progress against pediatric brain tumors

Posted by Erin Podolak | May 16, 2022

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and a good time to learn more about the diverse group of diseases that make up the most common childhood solid tumor.

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Sima Jeha, MD, and colleagues meet around a table

Lessons from Lebanon: St. Jude Global reacts to war in Ukraine

Posted by Erin Podolak | Mar 30, 2022

Lessons learned from previous global crises inform the St. Jude Global response to childhood cancer patients displaced by the war in Ukraine.

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’Amazing effort’ brings Global Alliance to new heights at 2022 Convening

Posted by Matt Gaschk | Nov 10, 2022

The 2022 St. Jude Global Alliance Convening brought together researchers from around the globe working to advance cures for children with catastrophic childhood diseases.

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Stacey Ogden

Lessons Learned: How to Mentor Scientists

Posted by Stacey Ogden, PhD | Nov 9, 2022

Stacey Ogden, PhD, shares mentoring advice for scientists setting up their first laboratory as a principal investigator.

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Learning environments shape views of STEM

Posted by Kate Ayers and Robyn Pennella | Oct 26, 2022

Research suggests the influence of STEM teachers on the STEM identities and attitudes of elementary school students extend to after-school STEM clubs.

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Backpack

What Parents and Caregivers Should Know about HPV Vaccination

Posted by Carrie Strehlau | Aug 29, 2022

Now is a great time for kids to get vaccinated against HPV and protected against six different cancers.

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Studies of rare craniopharyngioma reveal ways to improve long-term outcomes for patients

Posted by Erin Podolak | Nov 15, 2022

A St. Jude clinical trial launched more than 25 years ago has helped to transform understanding and care for children with the brain tumor craniopharyngioma.

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It’s in the genes: research reveals obstacles on the road to health for cancer survivors

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Sep 7, 2022

St. Jude scientists are leading research into the genetics of childhood cancer survivorship to understand and prevent the risk of chronic disease in survivors.

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James R. Downing, MD, St. Jude president and CEO, inside St. Jude new research building

Expanding the St. Jude strategic plan to $12.9 billion helps further advance its mission

Posted by James R. Downing, MD | Jul 15, 2022

Dr. James R. Downing details how St. Jude strategic plan expansion aims to accelerate research and treatment for childhood catastrophic diseases.

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Marta Salek, M.D., at work at the Unicorn Marian Wilemski Clinic in Poland.

Polish roots led Marta Salek, M.D., to a leading role in SAFER Ukraine effort

Posted by Erin Podolak | May 2, 2022

Dr. Marta Salek of St. Jude was in Poland visiting family when Russia invaded Ukraine. She jumped in to help launch the humanitarian effort SAFER Ukraine.

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