News & Events
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.
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.
Jul 23, 2018
Chin-Lin Ching, M.D., has been appointed as Director of the Highland Hospital Palliative Care Consult Service. Dr. Ching follows Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., who became the first palliative care physician at Highland in 2000.
Jul 16, 2018
Highland Hospital’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s main accrediting body in health care. This is the third recertification for the program. Highland first received Joint Commission Advanced Certification for palliative care in 2012 and recertification in 2014, 2016, and 2018.
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.
Apr 10, 2018
With this award, Ronald M. Epstein, M.D., professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Medicine (Palliative Care), will continue his studies of doctor-patient communication.
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.
Nov 28, 2017
Robert K. Horowitz, M.D., has been named Chief of the Division of Palliative Care and the Georgia and Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Oct 31, 2017
The Palliative Care Program at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Palliative Care Certification.
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.
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.
Sep 09, 2016
Specifically training oncologists and their patients to have high-quality discussions improves communication, but troubling gaps still exist between the two groups, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology.
Jul 14, 2016
Misunderstandings about prognosis between patients with advanced cancer and their doctors was common, in a study reported in JAMA Oncology, and the vast majority of patients didn’t know that their doctors held different opinions about how long they might live.
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.
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.