Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Nine million dollars of the grant will be used for the general support and maintenance of The Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
About the Brookdale Department
The Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine was established in 1982 as the first Department of Geriatrics at an American medical school. Mount Sinai continues its strong commitment to excellence in geriatrics and gerontology today and provides novel, cutting-edge programs in research, education, and clinical care.
About NPCRC and CAPC
The mission of the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) is to improve care for patients with serious illness and the needs of their families by promoting palliative care research. In partnership with the Center to Advance Palliative Care, the NPCRC will rapidly translate these findings into clinical practice.
Specifically, the NPCRC provides a mechanism to:
- Establish priorities for palliative care research;
- Develop a new generation of researchers in palliative care;
- Coordinate and support studies focused on improving care for patients and families living with serious illness.
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing hte availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious illness. CAPC provides health care professionals with the tools, training and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings.