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 
  • supportive care such as maintenance of healthy weight, improving dietary quality and physical activity. 

Note:  The CPPB committee also reviews research proposals that focus on patients and their families that are not included in these three categories.

Committee Members

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

Richard Payne, MD, Vice Chair
Duke University
Durham, NC

Kitty Flynn, Stakeholder
Tallahassee, FL

Erika Nalls, Stakeholder
Mableton, GA

Melissa Alderfer, PhD
Nemours Children's Health System
A. I. duPont Hospital for Children

Judith Carroll, PhD
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Los Angeles, CA

Jie Deng, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Michelle Fortier, PhD
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Orange, CA

Robert Gramling, MD, DSC
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

Eileen Hacker, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Thomas LeBlanc, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham NC

Mindy Millard-Stafford, PhD
Georgia Tech University
Atlanta, GA

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

William Pirl, MD, MPH
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Maija Reblin, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL

Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

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