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Project Director Receives Regional Awards

Jason Q. Purnell, Principal Investigator and Project Director for For the Sake of All, received two notable honors in the latter part of 2016.

On December 29, the St. Louis American named Dr. Purnell the 2016 “Person of the Year,” noting: “It is better that we do what For the Sake of All is trying to do: work together to improve the health of all people by eliminating racial inequities that stifle our region’s — and nation’s — growth.” Read more here.


On December 14, the Missouri Foundation for Health awarded Dr. Purnell with the Walentik award, established four years ago to honor the late Dr. Corinne Walentik’s commitment to serving vulnerable populations. The Foundation noted, “Dr. Purnell is an impressive researcher, leader, and change-maker. His drive and commitment to improving our region is remarkable.” Read more here.

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