The Institute for Education and Research Training in Pain and Palliative
Care provides the academic infrastructure for the Department of Pain Medicine
and Palliative Care.
Weekly educational programs include:
The Institute organizes educational programs, such as core courses for staff
development, conferences on pain and chemical dependency, research in palliative
care, and geriatric palliative care.
It has also established the following ongoing educational initiatives:
The Institute also oversees the continued development of the StopPain.org website.
- Case-based palliative care teaching program for medical housestaff rotating through the oncology and AIDS units
- Departmental clinical case conference and monthly Grand
The Institute maintains an active research
program and offers a wide-ranging program of clinical research focused on
analgesic therapies, treatments for symptoms other than pain, and quality of
life investigations. Research includes a prospective longitudinal survey of
quality-of-life outcomes in patients with diverse types of progressive illness,
a survey of family caregivers, and a survey of caregiver survivors of patients
who recently died.
For more information about fellowships or the Institute, please contact Myra
Glajchen, DSW, Institute Director, at 212-844-1472.