In order to strengthen Washington University’s ability to advance lifesaving discoveries that transform heart disorders into manageable conditions, alumnus Kim Kuehner has committed $15 million to establish and endow the Kim D. Kuehner Program for Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine in the School of Medicine.
A personal connection inspired Emeritus Trustee David Farrell and his late wife, Betty, to provide generous support for Alzheimer’s disease research at Washington University. Their latest pledge brings the Farrells’ total contributions for Alzheimer’s research at the university to $10 million. The gift will provide expendable funds to further the work of faculty members who are investigating the tau protein, which has emerged as a major culprit in Alzheimer’s.
Recognizing the potential of two promising areas of research, Emeritus Trustee Philip Needleman and his wife, Sima, have made a $15 million commitment to establish two innovative centers at the School of Medicine.
During their 40 years of marriage, Rodger and Paula Riney have experienced many of life’s joys together. The founder of low-cost brokerage firm Scottrade and his wife have raised a family, built a successful business, and worked to serve the St. Louis community. They also have faced difficult challenges, including Mr. Riney’s cancer diagnosis and […]
Donors who participate in the challenge will help Washington University secure $6.5 million for a first-of-its-kind prevention study that aims to stop the devastating brain disorder before it starts.
Jeffrey Fort extends his legacy of philanthropy at the medical school with a $5 million contribution to create a professorship and bolster research led by Gregory Zipfel, MD, and Joshua Osbun, MD.
Anita Artstein-Dunsay, AB ’65, knows firsthand what it’s like to lose loved ones to cancer. Her father died in 2003 after battling pancreatic cancer, and her husband of 28 years, Richard, died in 2017 after fighting prostate cancer. “This disease affects everyone, whether directly or through a friend or family member,” says the retired clinical […]
Last December, 85-year-old Robert Klump joined members of his family for a gathering on the Washington University Medical Campus with Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, the physician who treats him for lung cancer. Unbeknownst to Mr. Klump, the December 22 event was more than a celebration of his good health. His son, Michael, also brought the group […]