Making a difference

Meet the supporters and staff of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who help make our lifesaving mission possible.

Physician leads team’s effort to address patient safety

Physician leads team’s effort to address patient safety

Hana Hakim leads program to ensure healthy, safe environment for patients, families and staff.

St. Jude LIFE Biostatistician Plays to Win in Pediatric Cancer Fight

St. Jude LIFE Biostatistician Plays to Win in Pediatric Cancer Fight

Biostatistician Deo “Kumar” Srivastava helps researchers analyze St. Jude LIFE data.

Audiovisual technician delves into the science of sound

Audiovisual technician delves into the science of sound

Eddy Garcia grew up surrounded by sound. Learn how his music career led to a role at St. Jude.

Clinical pharmacist’s career path winds to St. Jude

Clinical pharmacist’s career path winds to St. Jude

Clinical pharmacist Melissa Bourque dispenses the details of how her career in medicine took shape. Read more about her path to St. Jude.

Native Memphian overcomes challenges to find his niche at St. Jude

Native Memphian overcomes challenges to find his niche at St. Jude

Senior hazardous chemical technician Terry Ivery disposes of personal challenges to find his niche. Read more about how his work cleans up labs across St. Jude.

Curing SCID: The People Behind the Process

Curing SCID: The People Behind the Process

Learn how Jolanta "Jola" Dowdy helped St. Jude researchers cure X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1), a rare genetic disorder.

Medical interpreter brings words to life for St. Jude families

Medical interpreter brings words to life for St. Jude families

Medical interpreter Guillermo Umbria bridges the language gap for Spanish-speaking patients and families at St. Jude. Learn more about how he brings words to life.

Network infrastructure engineer knows value of being well-connected

Network infrastructure engineer knows value of being well-connected

As a network infrastructure engineer, Behrooz Oliasani knows the value of being well-connected. Discover more about how he keeps computer networks communicating.

My Corner of the World: Lorena Loa-Martinez and Miriam “Maria” Loa Velasquez

My Corner of the World: Lorena Loa-Martinez and Miriam “Maria” Loa Velasquez

Read how Miriam "Maria" Loa Velasquez and Lorena Loa-Martinez, natives of Escolásticas, Mexico, perform culinary work with rhythm and grace.

A masterful journey: Shaloo Puri’s global work leads her to St. Jude

A masterful journey: Shaloo Puri’s global work leads her to St. Jude

Learn how Shaloo Puri’s life experiences led to the master’s program in global child health at the St. Jude Graduate School.

Anesthesia tech draws inspiration from patients, staff members

Anesthesia tech draws inspiration from patients, staff members

Learn how working at St. Jude is an inspirational experience for Geno Neville.

Food Services creates 5-Star Academy to sharpen staff members’ culinary skills

Food Services creates 5-Star Academy to sharpen staff members’ culinary skills

Learn how St. Jude invests in employees through the creation of a culinary academy.

Building professional relationships with Chara Stewart Abrams

Building professional relationships with Chara Stewart Abrams

Learn more about how building strong relationships helped Chara Stewart Abrams overcome obstacles and improve operational efficiencies.

Making connections: Letita Aaron links employees with colleagues, community

Making connections: Letita Aaron links employees with colleagues, community

Learn how a human resources professional connects employees with each other and the community.

Research bridges two continents for oncologist turned researcher

Research bridges two continents for oncologist turned researcher

Read how a pediatrician turned researcher is influencing childhood brain tumor treatment

My Corner of the World: Åsa Karlström, PhD

My Corner of the World: Åsa Karlström, PhD

Read how Åsa Karlström, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, combines love of nature with meaningful work to create a home away from home in Memphis, Tennessee.

Hospital’s growth inspires clinical research associate to share hospital’s history as tour guide

Hospital’s growth inspires clinical research associate to share hospital’s history as tour guide

Read how a longtime employee is educating newcomers about the hospital.

A Dream Realized: St. Jude employees share connections to hospital’s 57th anniversary

A Dream Realized: St. Jude employees share connections to hospital’s 57th anniversary

Learn more about the hospital’s origins through two employee stories.

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