Seed Grants Support Palliative Care Education and Research
For the past three years, the California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care has had the privilege of awarding seed grant funding to support projects that advance palliative care education and research with a focus on seniors or family caregivers of seniors.
The funding has been offered in conjunction with the Institute’s National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education and Research, held annually in San Diego, CA.
Support for Seed Grant Funding is made possible by the Gary and Mary West Foundation.
Multiple grants of roughly $10,000 were awarded at the 2018 Symposium for proposals that ranged from “Narrative Medicine and Advance Care Planning” to “Palliative Care Knowledge, Attitudes, and Needs Among Caregivers of Cognitively Impaired Older Adults.” Seed grant recipients will report on their work during an awards luncheon on Oct. 12 at the 2019 Symposium.
Read more about the 2018 seed grant recipients here.
Researchers who received 2017 seed grants were invited to share the results of their work at the 2018 Symposium. The projects ranged from exploring “Palliative Care Within the Latino Community” to “Enhancing Palliative Care Knowledge through a National Lifelong Learning Network.”
The 2017 recipients included Than Neville, MD, MSHS, a board-certified pulmonary and critical care physician and researcher in the intensive care unit at UCLA Medical Center, whose project was setting up a “3 Wishes” program in the hospital’s ICU. Dr. Neville shared additional insights about her experience reaching patients and families with the 3 Wishes program here.
Read more about the 2017 seed grant recipients here.
Grant Reporting for 2018 Recipients
- A mid-year progress report will be due to the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care by March 31, 2019.
- A year-end project summary will be due to the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care by November 15, 2019.
- Grant recipients must attend the 2019 Symposium to present their final report.
If you have any questions, please contact Maria Brown, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, at 760-750-7289, 9 am to 5 pm PDT.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) through the joint providership of The Doctors Company and CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care. The Doctors Company is accredited by the ACCME to providecontinuing medical education for physicians.
The Doctors Company designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensuratewith the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Doctors Company would like to disclose that no one in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
DATES: October 8-9, 2020
ATTENDEES: Faculty From Universities Nationwide
LOCATION: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California
TRAVEL AND LODGING DETAILS: TBD
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS & CME: TBD