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St. Jude Mission Statement


Mission


The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.


Vision


Our vision is to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children. This vision will be pursued by providing outstanding patient care; by conducting basic, translational and clinical research designed to elucidate biological mechanisms, understand disease pathogenesis, improve diagnosis, enhance treatment outcome, prevent diseases and minimize adverse consequences of treatment; and by educating health care and scientific research professionals. Through these efforts we seek to cure and enhance the quality of life for an increasing proportion of children who come to us for treatment, and by expanding and sharing knowledge, to advance treatment of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, while developing strategies to prevent catastrophic diseases in children.


Values


Our foremost responsibilities are to the children with catastrophic diseases, their families, and to the donors that have committed their personal resources toward our Mission. To fully meet these responsibilities, we are committed to an explicit set of values. These values are the standards of behavior that we use to guide our daily actions and decisions. We will ensure that these standards of behavior are adhered to through ongoing training of all personnel working at St. Jude, and by annually evaluating the executive leadership, faculty and staff in their adherence to these values.


Our values of ethical behavior are an important part of who we are, and their incorporation into the fabric of the institution directly impacts our ability to make progress toward achieving our Mission, while simultaneously strengthening our reputation.


  • A commitment to provide our patients with the highest quality of medical and supportive care, and their families with the level of information and support necessary for them to make informed decisions and to become active participants in the care of their children.
  • A commitment to respect the ethnic, cultural, religious and lifestyle differences of patients, their families, our colleagues and our supporters.
  • A commitment to our donors that every dollar donated will be wisely spent toward achieving our Mission of advancing cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic disease through research and treatment.
  • A commitment to a culture of excellence, innovation and creativity, not only in our research, but in everything we do.
  • A drive and a sense of urgency to succeed. Honesty, integrity, and accountability in our actions and decisions.
  • A culture of trust and teamwork. Respect for the employees under our supervision.
  • A commitment to the continual development of our employees. A commitment to diversity.
  • A commitment to social responsibility and institutional citizenship on a local, state, national and global level.
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Dr. WiLLiam R. Cook

Dr. William R. Cook is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he has taught since 1970. He earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Wabash College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa there. He earned his Ph.D from Cornell University. His books include Images of St. Francis of Assisi and Francis of Assisi: The Way of Poverty and Humility. Dr. Cook contributed to the Cambridge Companion to Giotto and contributes to The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italy. Among his many awards, Professor Cook has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1992 the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education named him New York State’s Professor of the Year.
Catholic Church - New York State University, Ph.D., Cornell

Dr Phillip Cary

Dr. Phillip Cary is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, where he is also Scholar-in-Residence at the Templeton Honors College. After receiving his B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, Professor Cary earned his M.A. in Philosophy and Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Yale University. Professor Cary is a recent winner of the Lindback Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at Eastern University. He has also taught at Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Hartford. As the Arthur J. Ennis Post-Doctoral Fellow at Villanova University, he taught the nationally recognized undergraduate Core Humanities seminars on ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and modern thought
Christian Theology - Eastern University, Ph.D., Yale

Dr. Amy Jill Levine

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of the New Testament at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and the College of Arts and Sciences. She is also Affiliated Professor at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Dr. Levine earned her B.A. with high honors in English and Religion at Smith College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. Professor Levine’s numerous books, articles, and essays address such topics as Second-Temple Judaism, Christian origins, Jewish-Christian relations, and biblical women. Her awards include grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Old Testament - Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., Duke University

Dr Bart Erhman

A leading authority on the New Testament and the history of early Christianity, Dr. Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his undergraduate work at Wheaton College and earned his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Professor Ehrman lectures extensively throughout the country. The recipient of numerous awards and grants, he received the John William Pope Center Spirit of Inquiry Award, the UNC Students' Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty, and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Award for excellence in teaching.
New Testament - University of North Carolina, Ph.D, Princeton 
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SISTER KARLYN A CAULEY, SDS

"Celebrates 50th YEAR JUBILEE"


“Two Tables” of faith sharing Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDS the sister to the President and Presiding Bishop of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters Brother Michael, celebrated 50 years of profession with the Sisters of the Divine Savior at the Salvatorian Family’s Jubilee Mass and dinner on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The next morning brought more celebration when she was honored for years of sharing worship, friendship and her art ministry with the people of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. In her address to the congregation entitled “Two Tables,” Sister Karlyn talked about how sharing prayer and fellowship at Immanuel Presbyterian has enhanced her life of service dedicated to making known the goodness and kindness of our Savior.

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SISTER KARLYN - THE ARTIST


Sister Karlyn Cauley has been a member of the Sisters of the Divine Savior since 1961.  This international order, also called the Salvatorian Sisters, is headquartered in Rome and has been in the U.S. since 1895 working mainly in the areas of education and health care.

Sister Karlyn received her art degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught in community schools. Years ago a visit to Kentucky began her interest in the Shakers. She finds in her life some ideals lived in Shaker communities: peace and harmony, celibacy and prayer, hospitality and care for others, investing the Shaker saying, "Hands to work and Hearts to God".

Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDS, has brought her unique gift of art to her ministry as a Salvatorian Sister. Following in the "Shaker Tradition" of art, her works have brought people back to an awareness of the need for simplicity in their lives.  However, while appearing simple at first glance, the intricacies of the details in the paintings are evident on closer inspection, thus revealing the true talents of an artist like Sister Karlyn. Because simplicity is a hallmark of religious life, Sister Karlyn's artwork stands out as a real witness to a need for simplicity for all people.  The Gospel value of "living simply" is a call, not only for those in religious life, but for everyone. In a world that is so caught up in the hustle-and-bustle of daily life, a walk through Sister Karlyn's Art Studio is a refreshing breath of air.  Many have commented that the studio itself is a place where peace can be found. Current exhibits of her art are in demand and she is constantly being sought out to do special works.

In true Salvatorian spirit, Sister Karlyn has developed her unique gifts and talents and uses those to the best of her ability in her ministry as an artist.  Her works have brought joy and beauty to homes and her skills give prayerful witness to God who has blessed her with many gifts. Sister Karlyn can be found on Facebook.


A Few Words From Sister Karlyn


My history as an artist has not been measured

by success in the marketplace nor by prayer in a Cathedral,

but breathes, instead, within my art’s human spirit.

I have traced a trail that lightened like the tail of a comet

blazing in the dark sky.  My skill for painting long measured

those drawings of utopian visionaries with whom I share religious inclinations.

Although of a different time, the stature of the Shakers’ spirit has risen in my own hand;

my pen work has raised bower, admired flower, vine and leaf.

Fine jeweled emblems—curious, quaint, meticulous, and intricate.

Then I waited, seeking not shelter but some vista—--

small bird perched on a branch’s furthermost tip--

most sure another spirit would thaw and stir.

Tailspins sent me spiraling forward

into darker skies; scriptures fell like showers from the clouds.

My pen worked— journals, poems, letters, prayers, memory.

My hands held flashes of poetry, lilting song, lifted wings,

most delicate shreds made whole--

that those images became a new language.  There I learned

the strengths of my mother, our Earth, who holds forth a buried fire

fueled by air and light and Breath.

My eyes feasted on colors of women clad in dreams,

who kept secrets, who even lead me now--

More Muses—my Own—than ever my life can hold!


~ Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDS