Rent awarded National Palliative Care Research Center's Kornfield Scholars Program grant

Sharla Rent, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology, was recently awarded a two-year career development grant from the National Palliative Care Research Center's Kornfeld Scholars Program for her project entitled, Supporting Families After Perinatal Loss in Tanzania.

The National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) provides career development awards to allow junior faculty to have the protected time required to develop and conduct the pilot research necessary to be competitive for larger, extramurally funded awards. In recognition of the Emily Davis and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation's leadership commitment, NPCRC's career development activities have been rebranded as The Kornfeld Scholars Program. This tribute recognizes the vital role the Kornfeld Foundation has played in NPCRC's growth and success- both as our founding philanthropic partner, and as a continued leadership supporter.

Proposed research must focus on improving care for patients with serious illness and their families in one of  the three NPCRC key areas of interest: pain and symptom management, communication, and models of care for palliative care delivery.

Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!

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