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Palliative Care Grant

CU and Duke to Partner


(May 2014) The University of Colorado and Duke University schools of medicine have received a $10 million grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) to continue developing the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC) during the next five years.

The PCRC was established in 2010 with startup funding from the NINR, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, with the goal of promoting research that leads to better ways of relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for patients with advanced, potentially life-limiting illnesses.

“We will develop key resources and infrastructure that nurture, enlist and harness investigator and site interest,” says Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH, professor of medicine and PCRC co-chair. “This will enable us to promote the conduct and translation of high-quality, collaborative, patient-centered palliative care and end-of-life research.”