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Penn Medicine Researchers Awarded $27.5 Million for Large Palliative Care Study

Penn Medicine News July 18, 2023

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Palliative care is medical care that focuses on reducing suffering and improving quality of life for patients with serious illnesses, and a large new study aims to help determine how to best improve the efficacy and reach of this type of care in the hospital setting. A research team from the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been approved for a $27.5 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for the study, led by Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD, the John M. Eisenberg Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Kate Courtright, MD, MS, an assistant professor of Critical Care and Palliative Medicine.