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Ellen Ozier, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C, OSW-C – UNC

August 9, 2021

Q&A with Ellen Ozier, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C, OSW-C Why did you decide to work in palliative care?  Being a Palliative Care Clinical Social Worker is actually a second career for me. I worked as a photojournalist for many years before I decided to return to graduate school to complete my Master’s in Social Work degree. I … Continued

Josh Dowd, MD – Transitions Life Care

August 4, 2021

Q&A with Joshua Dowd, MD Why did you decide to work in palliative care? When I was in my last year of med school, I thought that I wanted to be an oncologist.  I opted to do an elective in palliative care because I thought that knowing about that side of things would definitely be … Continued

Jared Lowe, MD – UNC

August 4, 2021

Q&A with Jared Lowe, MD Why did you decide to work in palliative care? I was initially drawn to palliative care during my intern year working with palliative care physicians rounding on an inpatient oncology unit. They were excellent role models, who used their specialized training in symptom management and communication while navigating the medical … Continued

Christopher Thompson, MD, FAAHPM – Transitions Life Care

August 4, 2021

Q&A with Christopher Thompson, MD, FAAHPM Why did you decide to work in palliative care?  I feel that Hospice and Palliative is my calling.  The first time I walked into an Inpatient Hospice Unit; I knew that was where I wanted to work.  I met my mentor that day and the rest is history.  The … Continued

New Kidney Palliative Care Clinic Services Patients with Late-Stage CKD

September 30, 2020

Heather Boykin, DNP, a nurse practitioner on the inpatient palliative care consult team with years of experience in dialysis, and Emily Chang, MD, assistant professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension, have partnered to form the Kidney Palliative Care Clinic (KPCC), a unique collaboration and the first of its kind at UNC.

UNC Palliative Care Doctors Published in the NC Medical Journal

July 13, 2020

Three UNC Palliative Care physicians were published in the recent special issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal focused on serious illness care in North Carolina. Drs. Kyle Lavin and Paul Zimmerman: Sidebar: Using Patient-Reported Outcomes to Facilitate High-Quality Virtual Care for the Seriously Ill   Dr. Gary Winzelberg and Brian Wood: Expanding and Enhancing … Continued

UNC and Dr. Laura Hanson in key roles for the NIA Research Collaboratory for Alzheimer’s and related dementias

September 25, 2019

UNC-CH will play a key role in the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) newly announced IMPACT Collaboratory, a national research incubator to improve care and quality of life for people living with dementia. Funded by a five-year $1.4 million grant, Dr. Hanson will lead the Patient and Caregiver Reported Outcomes (PCRO) Core for the Collaboratory.  … Continued