News Archive

The PREP Grants are now accepting RFAs for funding available October 1, 2014.  For more information please follow the link. See PREP Guidelines.
The inaugural Dean K. Corliss Palliative Care Lectureship Series (3/27/13)
Follow this link to see The Deane K. Corliss Palliative Care Lectureship Series, Point/Counter Point Public Forum 
held in March, 2013. 
Topic: “High vs. Low Carbohydrate Diets for Cancer Control and Overall Health”

T. Colin Campbell, PhD Professor Emeritus, Nutritional Biochemistry—Cornell University and author of “The China Study” 
& Eric C. Westman, MD, Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine—Duke University and Researcher
of the Atkin’s (Ketogenic) Diet

UAB, Congressman Bachus raising palliative care's profile on Capitol Hill (8/6/2012)


UAB named by NIH (5/29/2012)
UAB has been named one of eleven Centers of Excellence in Pain Education by the National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium. The UAB Center will be co-directed by Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Geriatric Medicine Section, and Elizabeth Kvale, MD, Assistant Professor and Medical Director, the UAB Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care. For more information please see link.


Center receives $100,000 funding support (5/29/2012)

Elizabeth Kvale, MD receives Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Women's Breast Health Fund from the Greater Birmingham Partnership for Supportive Care of Breast Cancer Survivors.  


2012 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award (5/11/2012)
Stephen Howell, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN in the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care is the Advanced Practice Nursing recipient of the 2012 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award. Award winners are selected from the professional nurses and nursing support staff who demonstrate exemplary nursing knowledge, technical skills and clinical leadership within the UAB Health System. The Clinical Excellence Award is the highest honor that can be achieved by a member of the nursing staff at UAB Hospital.


The Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic (1/13/2012)
“….helping people reclaim their quality of life”  Read more at the following link.


Dr. Heather Herrington Selected to Attend Program to Enhance Expertise (5/29/2012):
Dr. Heather Herrington has been selected to attend the Donald W. Reynolds FD~AGE Mini-Fellowship in Palliative Care at Duke University in June. This opportunity program represents a unique model for extending concentrated expertise in geriatrics education.


Supportive Care Clinic in the news (2/3/2012):
The Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic offers support and resources. See one survivor's story. Her story is on ABC 33-40. For more information, please visit the Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic page.


Upcoming Publication in Journal of Palliative Medicine, November 2009 (11/11/2009)

Several UAB Center for Palliative Care team members will be featured in a November 2009 article in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.  The full citation is below.

Lauren Barré Tilden, MA; Beverly R. Williams, PhD; Rodney O. Tucker, MD; Paul A. MacLennan, PhD; Christine S. Ritchey, MD, MPH.  Surgeons’ Decision-Making Pathways in Consulting Palliative Care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, Volume 12, Number 7, November, 2009.


"Managing Depression" - featuring Dr. Elizabeth A. Kvale (11/11/2009)

Dr. Elizabeth A. Kvale of the UAB Center for Palliative Care will be presenting on "Managing Depression" as part of a series "Living with Cancer 2009."

The program will be held in the Kirklin Clinic Learning Center at UAB Hospital from 12:00 - 1:00pm on Thursday, November 12, 2010.

For more information, contact Lydia Cheney at 205.934.5772 or


Please Save The Date - February 6, 2010, "Passion for Compassion" Event  (11/11/2009)

The 8th Annual UAB Center for Palliative Care Fundraiser, "Passion for Compassion" is set for Saturday, February 6, 2010. 

Enjoy an evening at The Harbert Center, with a reception hour from 6:00pm - 7:00pm, followed by a seated dinner and program.

Tickets are $125 and will be available for purchase online starting December 1, 2009. 

All proceeds help support patients and families through counseling and bereavement support, nutritional services, and art and complementary therapy; educate and train physicians, nurses and other members of the UAB and VA health interdisciplinary care teams; and provide community outreach and educational programming.

We look forward to seeing you there.