Palliative Care


A Cluster Randomized Trial of a Primary Palliative Care Intervention (CONNECT) for Patients with Advanced Cancer
With support from the National Cancer Institute, Yael SchenkerRobert Arnold, and Doug White are collaborating to assess the impact of CONNECT (Care management by Oncology Nurses to address supportive care needs) versus standard oncology care on patient quality of life, symptom burden, and mood; caregiver burden and mood; and healthcare resource use.

Promoting Palliative Care in Minority Servicing Medical Schools
With support from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Yael Schenker and Robert Arnold are leading the Pittsburgh effort to diversify the clinical workforce educated to provide palliative care to patients near the end of life.