Funding for Palliative Care Training
Scholarships for San Diego County health professionals
The CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care has awarded $25,000 annually over the past three years to fund palliative care education for social workers, nurses, chaplains and other health professionals. These Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships are designed to expand and improve the delivery of palliative care across San Diego County.
More than 40 recipients have been selected for the awards since 2015. The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition in Institute courses, and recipients have enrolled in courses ranging from Advanced Practice Certificate in Palliative Care to Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy to Care of Latinos with Serious Illness to Post-MSW Palliative Care Certificate.
Doris. A. Howell, MD, Award Honors San Diego Palliative Care Pioneer
Each year, the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care presents a San Diego County healthcare professional with the Doris A. Howell, MD, Award for Advancing Palliative Care, designed to recognize a physician, nurse, social worker or other professional whose contributions, dedication and compassion have helped transform palliative care in San Diego County.
The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Howell, a legendary physician and pioneer in pediatric hematology, oncology and community medicine who in 1977 founded San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine.