Through donor gifts, the Foundation supports multi-faceted health care through several avenues. In 2014, this included supporting 30 endowed chairs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Endowed chairs give outstanding researchers and clinicians the resources to pursue groundbreaking work, advance ideas and make discoveries that help us develop better treatments and technology.
Another avenue to impact patient care is through scholarship support. Nursing scholarships through the Foundation are vital to attract the best and brightest students to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. In 2014, the Foundation awarded scholarships to 126 Goldfarb students who will care for our families and friends throughout the community and beyond.
We also support advanced training, research opportunities and fellowship programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital to help educate leading physician-scientists. The Foundation provides funding for the Siteman Summer Student Program to cultivate a passion for cancer-focused research among some of the brightest students in the country. The program matches students from universities across the country with Siteman Cancer Center scientists for a collaborative research experience.
A previous participant writes: "I had the opportunity to investigate sarcoma patient chemotherapy treatment. I have since returned to Siteman to identify new drug targets and treatments for sarcoma and I am eternally grateful [for the opportunity] that allowed me to discover my passion for cancer research and treatment."