Duke co-leading $10 million award in palliative care research

Monday, January 27, 2014

210_abernethyDuke University and the University of Colorado schools of medicine have received a $10 million grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue development of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group over the next five years.

Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine (Medical Oncology) and director of the Center for Learning Health Care at Duke, is the PCRC Co-Chair.

"Progress under the initial grant has catalyzed an outpouring of broad interest, motivation, support and enthusiasm," Dr. Abernethy said. "The recent award will support efforts to build the cooperative group into a more robust, enduring resource for research support and training."

Read more about the award here.