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Rev. James R. Adams, MDiv, BCC – UNC

September 14, 2021

Q & A with Rev. James R. Adams, MDiv, BCC – Palliative Care Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator James is the chaplain for the inpatient palliative care service as well as the bereavement coordinator for UNC Hospitals. He is a priest endorsed by the Anglican Church in North America and is board certified by the Association of Professional … Continued

Drs. Dellon and Hanson to lead InSPIRe:CF study at UNC

September 8, 2021

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 … Continued

Elisabeth Dellon, MD, MPH – UNC Children’s

September 6, 2021

Q & A with Elisabeth Dellon, MD, MPH – Medical Director Children’s Supportive Care Team Why did you decide to work in palliative care? I went to medical school because I loved science and hoped to help advance science in ways to improve health care. I quickly learned that I was drawn to the stories … Continued

Laura Patel, MD – Transitions LifeCare

August 30, 2021

Q & A with Laura Patel, MD – Chief Medical Officer of Transitions LifeCare Why did you decide to work in palliative care? When I first began in my internal medicine training, I found myself frustrated by the way our flawed systems repeatedly failed my patients. I was drawn to geriatrics, and later to hospice … Continued

Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH – UNC

August 25, 2021

Q & A with Laura C. Hanson – UNC Palliative Care Program Medical Director Why did you decide to work in palliative care? After training in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, it was clear to me that I was drawn to “whole person” medicine for people facing serious illness.  Caring for older patients, I found … Continued

Dr. Alyssa Tilly awarded a Collaborative Research Grant

August 23, 2021

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 … Continued

Lily Gillmor, MSPC, BSN, RN, CHPPN – Transitions LifeCare

August 19, 2021

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 … Continued

Dr. Jennifer McEntee elected to Medical Staff Executive Committee

August 17, 2021

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 … Continued

Dr. Jared Lowe appointed Medical Director of UNC Hospice

August 13, 2021

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.