In her 31 years working for UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Laura Hanson has been in a variety of roles. Most recently she has served as a professor of geriatric medicine and the medical director of the Palliative Care and Hospice Program. UNC Research recently featured her in their Rooted series. In the article, Dr. Hanson discusses … Read more
The mission of the UNC Palliative Care Program is to promote palliative care clinical services, research, and education to improve care and outcomes for persons with serious illness and their families. The Program’s larger effort is advancing palliative care for people with dementia and other serious neurologic diseases. As part of this effort, Dr. Laura … Read more
The Japan Primary Care Association recently selected Dr. Christine Kistler as the Best Investigator Award in the International Session (Oral) from their 14th Annual Conference. Dr. Kistler will be honored at the 2023 award ceremony on Sunday, June 11, 2023. Dr. Kistler is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and an Associate Professor of Medicine in … Read more
The International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS) recently honored Laura Hanson MD, MPH with its Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award. The November 2022 award honored Dr. Hanson’s research in dementia palliative care. In addition, UNC Neurocritical Care faculty member Winnie Lau, MD received an INPCS seed funding award.
Why did you choose UNC for fellowship? Immediately after my UNC interviews, I knew I would rank the program first. The faculty were so welcoming, the fellows had nothing but good things to say, and I was confident that my niche interest (correctional hospice/palliative care) would be supported. Having now met everyone in person and … Read more
Why did you choose UNC for fellowship? The awesome people I met during my interview, flexibility to pursue interests during fellowship year, robust hospice experience What do you like most about living in the Triangle so far? The things to do and food to eat! Exploring biking trails, farmer’s markets, and new restaurants What are … Read more
Drs. Jared Lowe and Laura Hanson from the UNC Hospice & Palliative Care Program joined host Jean Bolduc of the Weekend Watercooler for a discussion of hospice and palliative care services. This 40-minute radio show on 97.9 FM WCHL was broadcast live on June 4th, and is available as a podcast as well. Their conversation … Read more
Integrating Specialty Palliative Care to Prepare, Improve Care, and Reduce Suffering in Cystic Fibrosis, or “InSPIRe:CF,” is a multicenter clinical trial of specialty palliative care for adults with cystic fibrosis. By embedding a palliative care specialist into the adult cystic fibrosis clinic, we hope to improve outcomes like overall quality of life, symptom burden, and … Read more