Peer Review Committee for Palliative Care and Symptom Management (PCSM)

 Areas reviewed: Survivorship research to improve the quality of life for patients, their families and care givers from the time of cancer diagnosis through-out the survivorship journey including end-of-life care. This includes interventions focused on prevention, assessment and treatment of burdensome symptoms such as pain and supportive care such as maintenance of healthy weight, improving dietary quality and physical activity. (Research proposals that focus on patients and their families that are not included in these three categories will continue to be reviewed by the CPPB committee.)

Barbara Murphy, MD, Chair
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Ronald M. Epstein, MD, Vice Chair
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Lee Ellington, MD
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Kitty Flynn, Stakeholder
Tallahassee, FL

Robert Gramling, MD, DSC
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Eileen Hacker, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
University of Illinois, Chicago
Chicago, IL

Terryl Hartman, PhD, MPH
Emory University, Winship Cancer Center
Atlanta, GA

Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Mindy Millard-Stafford, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

Susan Parsons, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

William Pirl, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Lisa Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Massachusetts General Hospital, School of Nursing
Boston, MA