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Norton Chosen to Lead SON Research Mission

Apr 15, 2019

Sally Norton, a nationally recognized expert in palliative care research, has been named the new associate dean for research at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Listening to Family Stories Helps Cancer Researchers Identify Gaps in Care

Mar 27, 2019

Families of cancer patients described three distinct experiences — “We Pretty Much Knew,” “Beating the Odds,” and “Left to Die” — in the final weeks of their loved one’s life. Wilmot Cancer Institute researchers gathered these valuable perspectives, identified the problems, and plan to use the data for improving care at this difficult and emotionally charged time.

URMC Physician Earns National Palliative Care Award

Jun 13, 2018

Palliative care physician Erin Denney-Koelsch, M.D., who formed an interdisciplinary program to support expectant parents of babies not likely to survive, was honored with the 2018 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award, a national award for physicians who care for people at the end of life.

Leading National Organization Honors Quill with Lifetime Achievement Award

Mar 15, 2018

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine presented Timothy E. Quill, M.D., with its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, today at its Annual Assembly in Boston. An internationally recognized pioneer in palliative care and end-of-life decision making, Quill was founding director of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Palliative Care Program. He is a professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities and Nursing at the University of Rochester Medical Center and currently serves as Acting Director of the URMC Paul M. Schyve Center for Bioethics.

“Code Blue” Equals Lower Survival for Cancer Patients

Aug 01, 2017

Patients with advanced cancer who suffer cardiac arrest in the hospital have a survival rate of less than 10 percent—half the rate of other patients without cancer, according to a nationwide study led by the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Ronald Epstein Honored for Humanism in Medicine

May 04, 2017

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) is honoring Ronald Epstein, M.D., with the 2017 STFM Gold Humanism Award. The award recognizes an STFM member each spring for attributes of humanism in medicine, defined by respectful and compassionate relationships with other physicians and the health care team, and with patients. It reflects attitudes, behaviors, and values that are sensitive to the values and backgrounds of others.

Korones Receives National Honor for Pediatric Palliative Care Work

Mar 24, 2015

David Korones, M.D., pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the 2015 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Senior Physician Award, a national award for physicians who care for people at the end of life. Korones specializes in treating children with brain tumors and is the founding director of Golisano Children’s Hospital’s pediatric palliative care program.

National Task Force Releases 10 Measures of Quality Palliative and Hospice Care

Feb 16, 2015

Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses are less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets 10 key quality indicators, according to the findings of a two-year national project led by School of Nursing Independence Foundation Chair for Nursing/Palliative Care Sally A. Norton. The project’s findings and recommendations were published online today in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.