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Office of End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research (OEPCR)

The Office of End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research (OEPCR) coordinates and supports ongoing NINR and NIH research efforts in end-of-life and palliative care (EOL PC) science, including:

  • Stimulation of end-of-life and palliative care research initiatives; 
  • Creation of opportunities for collaborative activities;
  • Facilitation of interdisciplinary EOL PC science; and,
  • Identify opportunities for science to inform policy and practice.

A major program priority is to coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of end-of-life and palliative care research in direct collaboration with other NIH Institutes and Centers, federal research agencies and outside constituencies.

OEPCR Chief: Dr. Jeri L. Miller

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What is the PCRC?

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The Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC) was established in 2010 to develop scientifically-based methods that lead to meaningful evidence for improving quality of life of patients with advanced and/or potentially life-limiting illnesses, and their caregivers including family members and providers of care.

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