All expenditures from Kim's Fund are made with the recommendation and advice of the professional and medical staff at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
We are pleased to announce that Deborah Thomas, M.D. (read about Dr. Thomas), has joined Kim’s Fund as our medical advisor. Dr. Thomas is a member of the Leukemia Department (Read about our Leukemia Department)at M. D. Anderson, and was one of Kim’s doctors. An exceptional physician and clinical investigator, she will assist us in directing research grants made by Kim’s Fund. She will help bring to all of us a greater understanding of the critical needs in basic and translational research and where our “venture capital” approach can help.
Patient assistance grants are made through the Department of Social Work at M. D. Anderson. Patients in need of financial assistance are made aware of the available resources, including grants from Kim's Fund. Kim was aware of the problems that fellow patients from low income families experienced, particularly the problem of housing during lengthy stays as outpatients. Social Work’s latest progress report states their gratitude for the help that Kim’s Fund has given to low-income leukemia patients, especially those who are undergoing stem cell transplants.