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Partnership with Supportive Care Coalition Announced

CSU Institute for Palliative Care, Supportive Care Coalition Announce Total Learning Collaborative

June 20, 2019 – The Supportive Care Coalition and the California State University Institute for Palliative Care have joined forces in a powerful collaboration designed to help Coalition members build the skills and expertise they need to strengthen their palliative care programs and services, and more effectively support seriously ill patients and their families.

The partnership, called the Total Learning Collaborative™ (TLC), leverages the Institute’s expertise in palliative care education and the Coalition’s advocacy and leadership in enhancing palliative care quality and delivery. The Coalition membership comprises more than a dozen Catholic healthcare systems in 37 states, including more than 1,100 hospitals, 1,800 nursing facilities, and 80 home care or hospice agencies. The Institute is a leading provider of comprehensive and topic-focused online continuing education for healthcare professionals.

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Shiley CSU Institute for Palliative Care Name Announcement

Darlene ShileyShiley Donates $2.6 Million to CSU Institute for Palliative Care

SAN MARCOS, CA – June 10, 2019 – The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is now the Shiley CSU Institute for Palliative Care, thanks to another generous gift from prominent local philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley. 

Shiley announced during Cal State San Marcos’ annual fundraising gala on Saturday night that she has donated an additional $2.6 million to the Institute located on CSUSM’s campus. The latest gift brings Shiley’s total gifts to the CSUSM Foundation to $6 million, the majority of which has gone to the Institute, and makes her the most generous donor in the university’s history. 

In recognition of her generosity, the CSU Board of Trustees approved changing the name of the Institute during its meeting on May 21 in Long Beach. 

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Dr. Lucy Kalanithi to be Keynote Speaker at 2019 Palliative Care Conference

Conference MicrophoneDr. Lucy Kalanithi to Speak at San Diego Palliative Care Conference

Proposals for Paper or Poster Presentations due by Feb. 8

SAN DIEGO, CA – January 28, 2019 –  Lucy Kalanithi MD, FACP, a Stanford School of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine whose personal and professional perspective on loss and grief is helping to shape a national conversation on improving healthcare, will be the keynote speaker June 7 at San Diego’s 4th annual Palliative Care Conference at Cal State University San Marcos.

Kalanithi is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. Warm, insightful, and compelling, she’s been featured on PBS NewsHour, NPR Morning Edition, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, as well as in publications including People magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

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