Promise, Spring 2014

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Features

COVER STORY
Promise Spring 2014
Heartbeat of the Hospital
Why is care exceptional at St. Jude? Our nurses offer 9 compelling reasons.
A patient competing in a marathon
Winning the Race Against Frailty
What are the risks? How can we counteract them?
Empty bed with teddy bear waiting for patient
When Precision Counts
St. Jude surgeons are world renowned for innovative approaches that save the lives of children with cancer and other diseases.
Nurse practitioner Katie Birdsell with a patient and her mother
What Is a Clinical Trial?
Families and researchers join forces to improve survival rates, reduce side effects.
William Evans, PharmD
Building on Our Strengths
Promise talks with Dr. William E. Evans, St. Jude director and CEO, about the hospital’s achievements and future direction.
A St. Jude patient uses an interactive system provided by George and Billie Ross.
Making Life Better
The Billie and George H. Ross Foundation’s goal is simple: To improve life for St. Jude patients and families.
Mothers at St. Jude
A Mother’s Strength
St. Jude celebrates the courage and tenacity of moms.
Child Life specialists Brittany O’Shea and Amanda Brody help a St. Jude patient get into the Mardi Gras spirit.
Fat Tuesday Fun
Child Life specialists Brittany O’Shea and Amanda Brody help 10-year-old Joshua Quist get into the Mardi Gras spirit at St. Jude.
Promise Autumn 2012 Highlight
Research Highlights - Promise Spring 2014
Brain tumor culprit caught; Old flu virus still threatens; New clues for fighting Alzheimer's disease; Taking aim at a global killer of kids; Good FORTUNE; Stressing cancer out; Sherr inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Waking up the body’s defense system; Learning more about cognitive deficits