ADVANCING Human Health

Together, we advance human health by working to understand the origins of diseases in order to better diagnose, treat, and cure. Through our interdisciplinary approach we research solutions to address the growing incidence of chronic diseases, widespread health disparities, and the needs of an aging population.   ​​​​​​​​​​

Kuehner Provides $15 Million for Personalized Cardiovascular Research Gift will accelerate discoveries to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease.

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Rineys Contribute $5 Million for Multiple Myeloma Research and Treatment Paula and Rodger Riney are helping change the odds for those with the blood cancer.

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Ophthalmology Department Named for John Hardesty, MD Daughter honors father with $10 million gift for ophthalmology and visual sciences department.

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BJC Healthcare Endows Institute for Public Health Directorship William Powderly is appointed the inaugural Larry J. Shapiro Director.

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Extraordinary Resources for Fighting Disease James and Elizabeth McDonnell pledged $25 million to endow The Genome Institute.

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Knight Gift Spurs Research and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease $15 million gift will support cutting-edge research at center named in couple's honor.

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Advancing Human Health

Education, research, clinical care, and community engagement are critical to advancing human health. This drive is university-wide, drawing from the strength of our top-ranked School of Medicine and its many campus partners.

Together, we work to understand the origins of diseases in order to better diagnose, treat, and cure. Through our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and practice, we are discovering and applying solutions to conditions ranging from brain disorders, heart disease, and cancer to diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases.
 
Tapping into our strengths in social work, public health, psychology, and other disciplines, we are finding innovative solutions to address the growing incidence of chronic diseases, widespread health disparities, and the needs of an aging population.
 
While we seek causes and cures through long-term study, our physicians and researchers in medicine, engineering, arts and sciences, and many other areas of the university are collaborating to discover better treatments, targeted medicines, and life-enhancing biomedical devices to care for those suffering today.
 
Together, we share our discoveries. Standards for diagnosis that we establish for diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease often become the international standard. Physicians across the nation and around the globe follow our protocols for treating cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and other diseases.
 
Together, by strengthening our commitment to human health, we can improve the well-being of individuals and communities near and far.