My visit to St. Jude Children’s research hospital
At St. Jude children’s research hospital, an incredible place, I was invited to teach a course. Its name may suggest that it is a children’s hospital, but St Judes takes care of its patients as old as they are. They provide excellent short-term and long-term follow-up to their patients. In this way, they can perform research and provide the best care for their patients.
Danny Thomas founded St Jude believing “No child should die at the dawn of life”. Charities fund St. Jude’s research and treatment, and no family receives a bill. A visit to St Jude’s hospital campus will allow you to experience a collaborative environment where patient care, research, and innovation are all in harmony with human touch. With Nobel laureates in physiology and medicine, St Jude shares its cancer research results with the world.
In order to study the muscle function of their patient population, St. Jude’s Human Performance lab invited me to teach a course on muscle imaging. The human performance lab evaluates the physical function of long-term survivors ranging from 6 to 74 years of age. The focus is not only on curing cancer, but also on improving the quality of life of survivors.
I believe St. Jude is a great example of how society can transform when we care deeply.