The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Title: Design, Conduct and Analysis of Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Palliative Care Research

Date: September 29th, 2016, 2-3pm

Speaker: Katherine Courtright, MD; Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Presentation: Design, Conduct and Analysis of Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Palliative Care Research


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Title: Implementation Science (PCRC Investigator Development Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 11:00-12:30pm Eastern Daylight Time

Speaker: Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Presentation: View and download slides:

Recording: Recorded webinar may be viewed and heard here:

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Title: The Art and Science of Building an EMR-Based Research Network 

Date: March 7, 2016, 12-1pm

Speaker: David Casarett MD, MA is a palliative care physician and health services researcher whose work focuses on improving systems of care for people with serious, life-threatening illnesses.  He is a tenured Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a faculty member of Penn’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Director of Hospice and Palliative Care for the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Casarett is the author of more than 100 articles in journals including JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine, and his writing has appeared in print and online in Salon, Esquire, Discover, and Wired.  He is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the US government to researchers in the early stages of their careers.

Dr. Casarett is also the author of three non-fiction books, the most recent of which was Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana, published in 2015 by Penguin Random House.  His first novel in the Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency series, Murder in the House of Rooster Happiness, will be published in July, 2016.

Presentation: The Art and Science of Building an EMR-Based Research Network.pdf


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Title:  Practical Guidance for Cost Analysis of Healthcare Data

Date:  Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 1-2pm Eastern Daylight Time

Speaker:  Dr. Peter May, PhD will be leading February’s webinar. Dr. May is a healtheconomist and applied health scientist focusing on care for people with serious chronic illness in Ireland and the United States. He is currently a Research Fellow in Health Economics at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and a Visiting Research Fellow in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Presentation: Practical Guidance for Cost Analysis of Healthcare Data.pdf