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$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research to improve care of seriously ill patients
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NPCRC Junior Faculty Career Development Award Recipients

Harvard Medical School Jane L. Givens, M.D., MCSE, an instructor of medicine within the division of gerontology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research will conduct one of the first detailed studies of family members of nursing home residents with advanced dementia to promote understanding of the mental health burdens facing over 4 million US families whose loved ones are experiencing the end-stage of dementia in nursing homes, and set the foundation for future research aimed at developing strategies to lessen that burden.

Brown University Ramona Rhodes, M.D., MPH, an assistant professor of medicine within the division of geriatrics at Lifespan/Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School, Brown University will conduct a study to improve hospice care for minorities. Specifically, she will describe and examine hospice-level variability associated with African Americans' perceptions of the quality of hospice services as well as identify processes of care and interventions that have resulted in improved quality of care for African Americans, through a nationwide survey of hospice providers.

San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care Scott A. Irwin, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at University of California, San Diego, a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is the Director of Psychiatry Programs at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice. Dr. Irwin will assess the feasibility of conducting a randomized, controlled, safety and efficacy trial of rapidly treating major depressive episodes with methylphenidate monotherapy in patients receiving hospice care. This trial will lay the groundwork fo
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