News and Events: UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute
The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute participates in many community, educational, and professional events, throughout the Pittsburgh area and around the country. We invite you to get in touch with us to learn more.
Third Annual Palliative Care Conference
Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Rangos Research Center
4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Visit the conference website for more information>
Evelyn B. Amdur Social Work Fellowship in Palliative Care
The Amdur Fellowship in Palliative Care provides an intensive, one-month internship in palliative care social work under the guidance of one of the nation’s leading academic palliative care programs. Designed for social work students with prior hospital experience who would like to consider professional specialization in palliative care. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2014.
Download the fellowship overview.
Download the fellowship application.
UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute Medical director Robert Arnold, MD, honored by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Robert Arnold, MD, medical director of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute was recently named one of the top 30 visionaries in hospice and palliative medicine by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).
Among other appointments, Dr. Arnold currently serves as the medical director of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, whose mission is to ensure high quality, coordinated care for patients with serious illnesses, increase palliative care capacity and expertise across the UPMC continuum of care, and provide access to consistent education, training, and technical assistance for health care professionals who care for people with serious illness.
“I am honored to have had an impact on improving the care of seriously ill patients. Working with AAHPM and other palliative care clinicians has been deeply meaningful to my career.” said Dr. Arnold.
Dr. Arnold, and all the other visionaries, will be recognized during the AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly in San Diego in March 2014.
For more information and the full list of visionaries, visit the AAHPM website.
UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute Receives Fine Award for Teamwork Excellence
The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute was recently awarded one of the 2013 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence for efforts related to enhancing quality care. The Institute was honored with a silver award for its application on “Implementing Palliative Care across the Continuum.” The application recognized efforts across the clinical spectrum of services (in hospitals and the community), as well as the development of infrastructure to support enhanced communication of care goals and choices across the continuum, to ensure internal consistency in measuring outcomes, and for measuring those outcomes (e.g., pain and symptom management scores, patient and family satisfaction).
Learn more at Inside Life Changing Medicine.
L-R: Milton Fine; Karen Fineberg; Robert Arnold; Denise Stahl; Richard Weinberg; Sharon Hudak; Winifred Teuteberg; Kathryn Lanz; Phillip Rogers; Sheila Fine
About the Award: The Fine Foundation of Pittsburgh and the leadership of its founders, Milton and Sheila Fine have generously supported an annual health care award for team excellence. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation proudly partners with the Fines to make this award a reality. Each year, many applications are received, and the most outstanding are vetted by a team of national experts in health care quality improvement.