Category Archives: In the News

PCRC Leaders Named Visionaries in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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.

‘Dying in America: Conversations About Care at the End of Life’ – A Four Part Series Launches on ReachMD

For the millions of Americans who work in or with the healthcare sector – including clinicians, clergy, social workers, caregivers, and support staff – providing high-quality care for people who are nearing the end of life is a matter of professional commitment and responsibility. ReachMD has partnered with the National Academy of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to broadcast a new series across the ReachMD network based on the report ‘Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life’. The report is from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a division of the Academies.

The four topics in the series include:

  1. Improving Palliative Care Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, featuring Dr. James A. Tulsky
  2. Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Palliative Care, Successes and Challenges, featuring Dr. Jean S. Kutner
  3. Toward Higher Quality Communication and Advance Care Planning, featuring Dr. Patricia Bomba

  4. Policy and Payment Systems for Care Near the End of Life, featuring Mr. Leonard D. Schaeffer

The ‘Dying in America’ podcast series on ReachMD can be found across the ReachMD distribution network, which includes ReachMD, iHeartRadio, Tunein, iTunes, and Stitcher.


Vanderbilt Medical Center Invites you to
Participate in a research project

Do you have a child between the ages of 7-17 who has cancer? Participate to have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card in a Vanderbilt University Study. Your child will create a digital story that reflects who they are, including music, photographs, and video.

Visit the website to learn more, or contact Dr. Terrah Akard at 615-343-6025 or [email protected].
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Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence

Binghamton University presents the Care Management Summit 2014:
Achieving Excellence
Thursday and Friday, May 22–23, 2014

The College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) at Binghamton University invites you to attend a professional networking summit that offers TRANSDISCIPLINARY CONVERSATIONS and ACTIVE LEARNING . . .

For more information and to register, visit