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Palliative Care and Aging Research Training (T32)

Dr. Jean Kutner directs this Institutional NRSA (T32) focused on training investigators in research relevant to older adults with serious illness.  The goal of this T32 is to prepare trainee candidates for careers as palliative care researchers.

We are now accepting applications for a position beginning January 2017.

It is recommended that potential applicants contact Dr. Kutner ([email protected]) prior to submitting an application.

Goals and Objectives Curriculum

All T32-funded trainees will be postdoctoral physician scientists or PhD scientists who have indicated substantial interests in learning translational or clinical research that is relevant to aging and palliative care.  Upon completion of the program, the trainees will be expected to have mastered basic technical aspects of research and to have progressed to an independent stage of developing their own ideas and projects.

Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium- Oct 9-10

Attending Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium?

If you will be attending the upcoming  Symposium, please take time to visit the presentations and posters from PCRC members, see the listing below for times and topics.  Did we miss your presentation or poster?  Please send any upcoming meetings or presentations for inclusion on the PCRC website and future newsletters to [email protected].

Oct 9th 7:45-10 AM – Identifying Which Patients in the Intensive Care Unit Require a Palliative Care Consult.
Margaret Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN
Oct 10th – 10-11:55 AM – Oral Abstract 224: Depression and anxiety among family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer.
First Author: Ryan Nipp

POSTER SESSION A
Friday, October 9, 2015: 12:20 PM–1:20 PM and 5:00 PM–6:15 PM

Quality of life and mood in patients with advanced cancer: Associations with prognostic understanding and coping style. (Abstract 76)
First Author: Ryan Nipp
Financial burden among survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study. (Abstract 233)
First Author: Ryan Nipp

POSTER SESSION B
Saturday, October 10, 2015: 7:00 AM–7:45 AM and 11:55 AM–1:15 PM

Depression and anxiety among family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer. (Abstract 224)
First Author: Ryan Nipp
Palliative care and hospice use among melanoma patients treated with immunotherapy. (Abstract 116)
First Author: Ryan Nipp
Interdisciplinary palliative care for patients with lung cancer. (Abstract 130)
First Author: Betty Ferrell
Palliative care consultation for patients enrolled in cancer clinical trials. (Abstract 139)
First Author: Ryan Nipp
Measuring implementation of early, concurrent palliative care in community settings. (Abstract 145)
First Author: Marie Bakitas
Hospitalizations and emergency department use in cancer clinical trial patients. (Abstract 160)
First Author: Ryan Nipp
Palliative care research skill development needs: Lessons from the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC). (Abstract 174)
First Author: Christine Ritchie
Fatigue in long-term non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. (Abstract 239)
First Author: Kathryn Hudson
Symptom burden and palliative care for patients with multiple myeloma: Cancer Experience Registry findings. (Abstract 81)
First Author: Joanne Buzaglo

R21 FOA PUBLISHED

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Exploratory Multi-site Palliative Care Research in Diverse Populations Utilizing the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) Group (R21)

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PAR-15-337

Key Dates:
Posted Date:   August 21, 2015
Letter of Intent due to NINR:  October 30, 2015
Application Due:  November 30, 2015
Earliest Estimated Start Date:  July 2016

Steps to apply for this R21:

  • Contact NINR
  • Contact PCRC
  • Submit LOI to PCRC (binding); Contact Dr. Carey Candrian at [email protected] as soon as possible for instructions and guidance.
  • Submit LOI to NINR (nonbinding); October 30, 2015
  • Submit application to NINR; November 30, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Visit the PCRC Funding Opportunities page for more information.  

FOA for NEW Pilot Funding Opportunity

PCRC Investigator Development Pilot Award Program: Supporting Investigator Development for Building the Science of Palliative Care

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)  encourages small pilot research grant applications focused on generating pilot data and supporting investigator development for building the science of palliative care. Funded proposals will use the PCRC infrastructure, may draw upon PCRC generated data, and involve PCRC Investigators as mentors or expert consultants.

Pilot Grant Application Template

Thank you, Amy Abernethy, founding PI of the PCRC

Amy Abernethy, MDOn behalf of the entire PCRC community, we thank Amy Abernethy, founding Principal Investigator of the PCRC, for her ongoing commitment and dedication to enhancing palliative care and end of life research. Amy was instrumental in envisioning, obtaining funding for, and all aspects of the foundational work that has made the PCRC the resource that it is today. Thank you, Amy, for your vision, innovation, and indomitable spirit! We wish you well in your new ventures and thank you for your continued support.

NOI to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement

Notice of Intent (NOI) to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Exploratory Multi-site Palliative Care Research in Diverse Populations Utilizing the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) Group (R21)

We are pleased to share the news that the NIH Notice of Intent (NOI) to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Exploratory Multi-site Palliative Care Research in Diverse Populations Utilizing the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) Group (R21) has been released: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NR-15-003.html.  The FOA is expected to be published in September 2015 with an expected application due date in November 2015.

Interested investigators should first contact the NINR program officer for this NOI. Please note that a required PCRC Letter of Intent (LOI) in response to this funding opportunity will need to be submitted as a first step for collaborating with the PCRC. Stay tuned for updates regarding the PCRC LOI deadline. If you have PCRC questions related to this funding opportunity, please contact [email protected].

There will be an informational webinar on July 28th in the morning and we will share additional details as they become available.