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The 15th Annual Diamonds Gala 2017 will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at The Coronado Ballroom on Lindell Blvd in St. Louis MO. 

Sponsorships are being accepted now. 

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Each year the Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center sponsors two fundraising events, Shoot for a Cure and the Diamonds Gala. All fundraising events help support the Friends mission to raise money to support the research efforts of the Saint Louis University Liver Center for the treatment and cure of liver diseases, and to promote understanding and awareness of liver disease.

This is an opportune time to highlight a few of the accomplishments of the Saint Louis University Liver Center made possible in part by our Sponsors and Donors.

  • More than 600 original papers, chapters, reviews and editorials were published by Liver Center members in the past 10 years. These have been published describing various research activities of investigators and researchers within the Saint Louis University Liver Center. Dr. Adrian Di Bisceglie and Dr. Bruce Bacon were investigators and co-authors on four (two each) New England Journal of Medicine publications describing the findings of the new protease inhibitors which have revolutionized the treatment of Hepatitis C.
  • New faculty members have been recruited into the Liver Center- Henry B. Randall, MD, FACS, Department of Transplant Surgery, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  • We are proud to say thirty three seed research grants have been awarded (Totaling $968,482).
  • The above seed research grant funds generated fourteen NIH, VA and foundation awards totaling over $17.8 million, which represents more than a 17.1 fold, return on investment.  Additional grant applications have been submitted and are pending potential award notices at this time. We use the monies generated by the Friend’s organization to support new research programs, purchase research and patient supplies, and to provide additional support for existing programs, both in clinical and basic research.