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  Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine Newsletter



  • GIM News
  • Donna L. Bishop, Editor
  • Next issue:
    December 2016
  • Submission deadline:
    November 18th, 2016
  • E-mail: Donna Bishop

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Award

Yael Schenker, MD, MAS, received the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (AAHPM) Early Career Investigator Award in March in Chicago, IL. This award recognizes a member of AAHPM who is developing as a research leader, exhibiting promise of contributions to the development of a scientific foundation for practice and research, conducting or facilitating research by others that advances the field of hospice and palliative medicine, and growing a record of scientific publications and contributions to the AAHPM community.  Dr. Schenker’s research focuses on the integration of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer. She has conducted studies to understand barriers to specialty palliative care referral. She is also evaluating a new primary palliative care intervention in community oncology clinics.