NINR is pleased to welcome Dr. Karen A. Kehl to its Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP). Dr. Kehl joins the division as a Health Scientist Administrator in the Office of End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research (OEPCR) which coordinates NINR’s end-of-life and palliative care initiatives.
Dr. Kehl comes to NINR from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing where she was an Assistant Professor. For more than 25 years, Dr. Kehl has specialized in hospice and palliative nursing and has served as a clinician, administrator, educator and researcher. Her research focused on improving preparation of families for care in the last phase of life in the home hospice setting. Dr. Kehl participated in the Clinical and Translational Science Award program, which involved a KL2 award that supports mentored research career development for clinical investigators beginning translational research. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.