Med school launches Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care competition
The U-M Medical School is pleased to announce the launch of the Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care competition.
The development of the specialty of palliative medicine is a critical step in addressing the unmet needs of patients with serious illness and their families. The growth of this field has been remarkable, however, the field faces challenges if care is to improve.
Unlike other areas of medicine, the knowledge base to support palliative care clinical practice (i.e., pain and symptom management, communication skills, care coordination) is small and inadequate. Systems of care that support the needs of patients with serious illness and families have yet to be evaluated.
In an effort to support clinician investigators conducting patient-oriented research in palliative care, the U-M Program in Symptom and Supportive Care Sciences is soliciting applications for pilot/exploratory research grants in palliative care of patients with serious illness and their families. These grants will generate the pilot data necessary to maximize an investigator’s chances of competing successfully for larger grants.
Applications are due Oct. 29.
Click here for more information, to apply and to see eligibility requirements.