About the Center

The UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care is a national leader in the field of palliative and supportive care, with demonstrated leadership in compassionate clinical care, collaborative research, community outreach and training.

We use a comprehensive approach to caring for people with serious illness by focusing on the whole patient, addressing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffering of disease.

Beginning at the moment of diagnosis, palliative care can help address symptoms and set goals for care, focusing on quality of life, dignity and respect.

Our Mission

The UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care serves patients and families experiencing serious illness by providing compassionate clinical care, demonstrating leadership in teaching health professionals and trainees, conducting collaborative research, and influencing health care delivery and public policy.

Core Values

By accepting our mission, we are committed to upholding our core values of:

  • Serving with integrity and compassion
  • Innovating in learning and research
  • Leading through advocacy and influence
  • Caring through collaboration and interdependence
  • Sustaining through community and collegiality