Leblanc receives Sojourns Award for palliative care project

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thomas LeBlanc, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Hematological Malignancies and Cellular Therapy), is one of 10 recipients of a two-year, $180,000 grant from the Cambia Health Foundation through its annual Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program.

The Sojourns program promotes palliative care workforce development by funding research, clinical, educational or policy projects. In addition, national leaders mentor the Sojourns Scholars, further broadening their learning and leadership development opportunities.

The award to Dr. LeBlanc will support his work to advance palliative care for patients with blood cancers.

”These grants are career-changing opportunities for exceptional physicians and nurses who are future leaders in palliative care,” said Dr. Anthony Back, co-director of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence at the University of Washington. “The Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program is creating the next generation of leaders who will shape innovations, policies, and systems to improve the quality of care for individuals living with serious illness and their families.”

Read the full announcement.