Alyssa Tilly, MD received a Collaborative Research Grant sponsored by the University of Toronto Department of Medicine and Division of Palliative Medicine, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative, and End-of-Life Care. This project aims to translate and validate the newly revised global version of the Quality of Dying … Read more
Author Archives: Kathryn Wessell
Q & A with Lily Gillmor – Transitions LifeCare Associate VP of Palliative Care & Kids Why did you decide to work in palliative care? My first job out of nursing school was in inpatient pediatrics, prior to hospitals having pediatric palliative care teams. I was assigned as primary nurse for a young child who … Read more
Congratulations to Jennifer McEntee, MD for being appointed to the Medical Staff Executive Committee (MSEC) and thank you to departing member Gary Winzelberg, MD. The MSEC consists of the officers of the Medical Staff, the Department Chairs, the Chief Nursing Officer, the Deans of the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, the President of the House … Read more
Jared Lowe, MD, assistant professor in the UNC Palliative Care Program has been appointed Medical Director of UNC Hospice. Margaret Drickamer, MD, who previously served in this role, will become Assistant Medical Director and continue as a Hospice attending physician. Read the full announcement here.
UNC Palliative Care’s Kyle Lavin, MD, MPH along with Kristina Paré, BSPH, Joanna Grudziak, MD, MPH, May-Britt Sten, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Anneka Huegerich, BSN, RN, Karl Umble, PhD, MPH, Emma Twer, BS, and Trista Reid, MD, MPH, recently published the results of a pilot study evaluating family perceptions and experiences around palliative care in a … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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.