University of California, Davis - Frederick J. Meyers, MD, professor and chair of Internal Medicine, will evaluate a palliative care model and system of care for Latino patients living with a serious cancer diagnosis.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Judith E. Nelson, MD, JD, associate professor of medicine/Pulmonary and Critical Care, will research ways to improve care of cancer patients by informing an integrative palliative care intervention for those with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer and their families.
Harvard Medical School - Joanne Wolfe, MD, staff physician in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute /Childrens Hospital Boston, will follow how children with advanced cancer are feeling by using a handheld computer tablet. The findings will be used to improve communication between families and caregivers to reduce the experience of suffering in children with advanced cancer.
Brown University School of Medicine Joan M. Teno, MD, MS, is a professor of community health and medicine and associate director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. The overall objective of Dr. Tenos research project is to improve the quality of care for cancer patients referred to hospice in the last weeks of life.
NPCRC Junior Faculty Career Development Award Recipients
Duke University Medical Center - Kimberly Johnson, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Geriatrics, has a strong interest in palliative care in African American communities. Her proposed research project will examine racial disparities in hospice use and will allow her to determine which policies and programs are associated with greater service to African Americans.
Harvard Medical School - Christina Ullrich, MD, a fellow in Pediatric Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cance
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