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2013-10-22 23:03:29

James R. Downing, M.D., Becomes Hospital’s Sixth IOM Member Memphis, TN (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 James R. Downing, M.D., scientific director, deputy director and executive vice president at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a prestigious branch of the National Academy of Sciences. Downing’s election brings the number of IOM members from St. Jude to six. St. Jude has one of the highest numbers of IOM members among U.S....

2013-10-21 13:36:53

Study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital finds an inherited gene variation -- more common among Hispanic Americans -- is tied to increased risk of developing a high-risk form of pediatric leukemia Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has linked an inherited gene variation to a nearly four-fold increased risk of developing a pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) subtype that is associated with a poor outcome. The study appears today in the online...

2013-10-10 23:01:21

Robyn Diaz, J.D., tapped to serve as chief legal officer and senior vice president Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has named Robyn Diaz, J.D., as its chief legal officer and senior vice president. With 10 years of health law experience and 15 years of experience in the health care industry, Diaz joined the hospital’s Office of General Counsel as associate general counsel in August 2010 and was promoted to deputy general counsel in May...

2013-10-09 23:03:40

Charles J. Sherr, M.D., Ph.D., to receive the Prize for Scientific Excellence in Medicine by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Charles J. Sherr, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Department of Tumor Cell Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been selected to receive the 2013 Prize for Scientific Excellence in Medicine by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation. The Prize for Scientific...

2013-10-07 23:23:52

Fat Talk Free® Week is an international, 5-day body activism campaign to draw attention to body image issues and the damaging impact of the “thin ideal” on women in society. This annual public awareness effort was born from Tri Delta’s signature body image programs and initiatives including Reflections: Body Image Program® and BodyImage3D®. Arlington, TX (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Delta Delta Delta Fraternity and The Center for Living, Learning & Leading are pleased...

2013-09-26 23:25:48

Larry Kun, M.D., to oversee all aspects of patient care and clinical services at the hospital MEMPHIS, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital officials have named Larry Kun, M.D., an internationally recognized radiation oncologist, as clinical director and executive vice president. Kun will guide all aspects of clinical care and oversee clinical operations, clinical effectiveness practices and patient care quality programs for the 7,800 patients who are...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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