About Promise - Winter 2012

Promise, Winter 2012

A publication of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

On the cover: Carson Braun. Photo by Peter Barta.


Hospital Director and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. William E. Evans

ALSAC Chief Executive Officer
Richard C. Shadyac Jr.

Senior Vice President of Communications
Kimberly Ovitt

Director of Communications
Judith W. Black

Editorial Staff

Print Production Manager and Editor
Elizabeth Jane Walker

Art Director
Jessica W. Anderson

Contributing Writers
Janice Hill
Mike O’Kelly
Mary Powers
Leigh Ann Roman

Peter Barta
Seth Dixon
Ann-Margaret Hedges

Editorial Advisory Board

Leah Brooks
Leslie Davidson
Christine Kirk
Lauren Lemmons
Jon McCullers, MD
Joseph Opferman, PhD
Amy Scott
Sheri Spunt, MD
Carrie L. Strehlau
Penny Tramontozzi
Regina Watson
John Zacher
Steve Zatechka, PhD


Promise is a quarterly publication of the
Department of Communications
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105-3678

Public Information: 1-866-2STJUDE (278-5833), ext. 3306

Donations: 1-800-822-6344

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities and ALSAC are registered trademarks.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder, Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries about stories in this publication, call (901) 595-2125 or e-mail elizabeth.walker@stjude.org. Articles may be reprinted with written permission. ©2011.