Mike O’Kelly

Mike O’Kelly

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Mike O’Kelly is a member of the Communications Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Ten physicians share how they were inspired to pursue a medical career.

Celebrating Doctors’ Day: St. Jude physicians reflect on their career origins

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Mar 30, 2021

National Doctors’ Day was first observed in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, when Eudora Almond, wife of Charles Almond, MD, decided to set aside a day to honor doctors and their contributions. Ten St. Jude physicians share their stories of how they were inspired to pursue a medical career.

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Jasmine Turner analyzes data from samples to determine the presence of influenza. She credits her mother for encouragement and inspiration to pursue a scientific career.

Jasmine Turner: Overcoming obstacles, rising to meet challenges

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Mar 26, 2021

For Jasmine Turner, resilience and tenacity were required to enter a field with very few Black women. There weren’t many women or teachers of color in her scientific courses—no one with similar experiences to help guide her or focus her talents. She turned to her mother for encouragement and inspiration.

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Signed, sealed, delivered: 8-year-old patient’s mailbox messages of gratitude stir employees

Signed, sealed, delivered: 8-year-old patient’s mailbox messages of gratitude stir employees

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Dec 23, 2020

Jonah McCoy was found to have B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2018, just days before his sixth birthday. After more than two years of treatment, he’s now four months away from his last round of chemotherapy. He came up with a unique way to show gratitude for his care.

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St. Jude helps employees connect through virtual holiday cooking event

St. Jude helps employees connect through virtual holiday cooking event

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Nov 25, 2020

Pre-holiday virtual cooking event was a hit with employees and their families. But it also served a different purpose.

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Gone phishing? St. Jude cybersecurity seeks solutions

Gone phishing? St. Jude cybersecurity seeks solutions

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Oct 27, 2020

Cybersecurity is an ongoing priority with organizations where sensitive information is one click away from a cyberattack.

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St. Jude families give valuable insights through virtual adviser community

St. Jude families provide valuable insights to staff through virtual adviser community

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Oct 22, 2020

As a hospital staff member, how do you help patient families have a better clinical experience and quality of life while in the hospital?

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Nobel laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier's major impact on science and medicine

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Oct 7, 2020

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has ties to this year’s co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

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Dynamic therapy dogs: Paws at Play pups celebrate anniversary with expanded outreach to staff

Dynamic therapy dogs: Paws at Play pups celebrate anniversary with expanded outreach to staff

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Sep 18, 2020

Therapy dogs spent most of their first year helping patients. Read how they’ve added another job skill to their resumés during the pandemic.

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BRAVE program helps ICU patients get moving sooner

BRAVE program helps ICU patients get moving sooner

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Sep 4, 2020

This one simple thing gets pediatric ICU patients off ventilators sooner, out of the ICU and back to regular activities more quickly.

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Hand hygiene a crucial component of preventing viral spread

Hand hygiene a crucial component of preventing viral spread

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Aug 27, 2020

You learned how to do it before you could spell it. It may be one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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