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$1.8 million awarded for palliative care research to improve care of seriously ill patients
Date:6/2/2010

gist and an associate research professor in pediatrics at George Washington University Medical Center within the Clinical and Community Research Center of the Children's Research Institute at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D. C. Dr. Lyon will conduct a randomized pilot study to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and safety of a cancer-specific communication model, the Family Centered Advance Care Planning (FACE) intervention, appropriate to the cognitive and emotional maturity of the adolescent, that involves him/her in decision making about their wishes for their end-of-life care.

  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine Linda Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., the Buehler Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Director of the Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, will design and test for feasibility a Tailored Implementation of Practice Standards (TIPS) package for rapid-relief pain management in all emergency departments. They will test it among people living with advanced cancer who have uncontrolled pain. Successful completion of this project will prepare for a multi-site test and if successful will then allow them to disseminate the TIPS throughout the nation.

    NPCRC Junior Faculty Career Development Award Recipients

    • University of Rochester - Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester, will use direct observation and epidemiological methods to examine the degree to which palliative care clinician approaches for communicating prognosis are associated with subsequent choices to pursue an exclusively palliative plan of treatment. This work will focus on prognostication behaviors that endorse optimism and hope in the context of advanced illness and will begin to explore how different communication strategies interact with patient race, gender and/or educational attainment in their associati
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    Contact: Catherine Maroney-Galin
    catherine.maroney@mssm.edu
    212-241-5388
    American Cancer Society
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