ACT Collaborations

We have been very fortunate to develop wonderful collaborations with truly innovate colleagues, both here at URMC and beyond! Here is a sampling…

  1. Vanderbilt – We have been working on a variety of projects with Dr. El-Sourady and Dr. Martin (and others!) over the past few years. The most recent include a presentation at AAHPM in Montreal and a companion, soon-to-be published, manuscript. Stay tuned! (and check out the completed work included in the larger list here)
  2. Neurology – We are now on our second project with Dr. Benzi Kluger, both of which are aimed at supporting neurologists caring for patients living with Parkinson’s disease and the care partners. The first, “Implementing Team-Based Outpatient Palliative Care in Parkinson Foundation Centers of Excellence” (funded by a PCORI grant) focused on neurology teams based at academic centers while the second “Community Outreach for Palliative Engagement — Parkinson Disease (COPE-PD)” focuses on community-base neurology practices. Both have provided us with amazing opportunities to work with neurology teams across the country!
  3. SIGC for AML – Another ongoing collaboration has developed with Dr. Melissa Loh and colleagues here at URMC. In collaboration with Ariadne Labs, we are providing training sessions for both in-patient and out-patient based oncology clinicians to help learn a modified the Serious Illness Conversation Guide. Feel free to peruse study details and an early paper from this project (with more to come!)
  4. SOPHIE – One of the more unexpected collaborations is undoubtedly with Dr. Hoque and his computer science lab (a big thank you to Dr. Ron Epstein for connecting us!). They are doing some really amazing work in a number of areas and we are very happy to be involved in collaborating with the development of an interactive simulation to help clinicians their MVP/3E skills! Here’s paper #1, with more to come!
  5. U of R School of Nursing – Interdisciplinary Simulation. This is the brainchild of Shelby Przybylek, who is an RN working on a PhD, this being the thesis project. This simulation experience aims to help learners improve communication with both patients and other members of an interdisciplinary team. This is an ambitious undertaking and one in which we are happy to take part!
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