Funding for End-of-Life Research
Center Research Assistantships
The Center provides $15,000 in assistantship funding for PhD students who are interested in pursuing end-of-life research. Students are competitively selected, and complete their own research projects as well as projects with the Center's community provider hospices. The following students have received graduate fellowships:
Application deadline for Spring of 2012 September 30, 2011 4 p.m. EST
Patrick Dillon, Department of Communications, USF; Awarded $25k
"African-Americans and Hospice Care: Designing Culture-Centric Health Messages to Promote Informed Decision Making about End of Life Care"
Abdel Rahman E. Alkhalauf; College of Nursing, USF; Awarded: $25k
"Professional Quality of Life and Compassion Fatigue: A Hospice Team Intervention Study"
2010 - No awards
2009 - No awards
2008 - No awards
Jessica Allen, Department of Aging Studies, USF
"An Evaluation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a Predictor of Six Month Survival for Dementia Patients."
Jillian Tullis-Owen, Department of Communication, USF
"The Role of Hospice Chaplains in Communicating Spirituality and Dying at the End-of-Life"
Elizabeth Bergman, Ph.D. student in Aging Studies, USF
"Hospice Bereavernet Service Utilization and Preferences Among Spouses in Three Hospices"
Christine Davis, Ph.D. student in Communication, USF
"Hospice Narratives: The Role of End-of-Life Communication in the Social Construction of Humanness Among Terminally Ill Hospice Patients"
Allison Burton, Ph.D. student in Aging Studies, USF
"Assessing Bereaved Former Hospice Caregivers in Two Hospices: Fessibility and Preliminary Data"
For information contact Lourdes Rodriguez at (813) 974-2460 or by email at LRodrig1@health.usf.edu