PCRC Leaders Jean Kutner and Christine Ritchie are two of the thirty recently named Visionaries in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine established this honor to recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the field of hospice and palliative medicine.
Several other PCRC members were also honored. Click here to view the full list of visionaries.
National Cancer Institute: Healthcare Delivery Research Program
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Webinar:
Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization
|When: August 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Where: via WebEx (Register Here)
Presenters: Dr. Erin Kent and Dr. Michelle Mollica
Summary: This webinar will provide an overview of the R01/R21 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization: Funding Opportunity (PAR-16-317/PAR-17-318). This FOA invites applications for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients. Interventions are intended to provide caregivers with care training, promote coping skills, and ultimately help them manage care. Outcomes of such interventions are expected to (1) optimize patient health care utilization, (2) improve caregiver well-being, and (3) improve patient physical health and psychosocial outcomes. The next receipt dates for all types of applications (new and resubmissions) are October 10, 2017; April 11, 2018; October 10, 2018; and April 11, 2019. For more information about cancer caregiving research at NCI, please see our website.
The PCRC was highlighted recently by Research!America.
The article highlights the PCRC’s high-impact research, namely the Statin Discontinuation Trial.
Read more here: http://www.researchamerica.org/blog/palliative-care-research-improves-quality-life