For the Sake of All

Obituary
11:11 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Frank O. Richards, M.D.: A Man Of Firsts

Dr. Frank O. Richards
Wiley Price

Dr. Frank Richards, who built a reputation as one of the most proficient surgeons ever to don a mask because of his ability to operate with one hand while holding instruments in the other, died Thursday.

“No one could do that but Frank,” said Will Ross, M.D., associate dean for diversity and associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. “When he was assistant director of Homer G. Phillips Hospital, he really had to move patients in and out; it was a high-volume operation.”

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for sake of all
4:04 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Public Comment Encouraged On 'For The Sake Of All' Research

For the Sake of All researchers explored how the health of African Americans is affected by a variety of social, economic and geographical factors.
Credit Nanette Hegamin

Scholars involved in a five-part study that examines the well-being of African Americans in the St. Louis region will seek public feedback on their research during a forum on March 3 at the Forest Park Visitor Center. The session, from 2 to 5 p.m., is free, but participants must sign up through the event registration page.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:31 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

The Past Decade Shows Progress In The Battle Against Chronic Diseases, St. Louis Researchers Say

(Courtesy National Cancer Institute via Wikimedia Commons)

Fifth Brief: For the Sake of All

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St. Louis on the Air
5:28 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Report: Racial Divide Leads To Health Disparity In St. Louis

(Courtesy For the Sake of All)

Fourth Brief: For the Sake of All

In the fourth policy brief from For the Sake of All, a collaborative, inter-disciplinary study on the health of African Americans in St. Louis and St. Louis County, researchers focused on the role segregation plays on health in the area. It is titled "Segregation: Divided Cities Lead to Differences in Health."

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St. Louis on the Air
6:39 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Report: Poor Mental Health Among African Americans In St. Louis Decreases Opportunities For Success

Jason Purnell

Third Brief: For the Sake of All

The third brief of a groundbreaking and interdisciplinary study on African American health in St. Louis examines how mental health affects social and economic opportunities.

The latest brief in the “For the Sake of All” study asks how we can improve mental health in St. Louis. 

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St. Louis on the Air
4:19 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Health Issues Root Cause Of Many Dropouts, St. Louis Study Says

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Second Brief: For the Sake of All

The second of five briefs from a multi-disciplinary study on African-American health in St. Louis and St. Louis County was released last week. It details how health issues lead African American high schoolers in the region to drop out of school.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:57 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

St. Louis Researchers Connect African-American Health Problems To Poverty, Lack Of Education

(Courtesy National Cancer Institute via Wikimedia Commons)

First Brief: For the Sake of All

A disproportionate number of African Americans in St. Louis live in poverty and lack a high school education. African-American St. Louisans also have a higher death rate than white St. Louisans.  According to a multi-disciplinary study currently under way in St. Louis, there is a connection between the two trends.

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