Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies at USF
USF Health

Funding for End-of-Life Research

Center Pilot Research Grants

Since 2000, The Center has provided up to $5000 in grant funding for pilot research projects exploring end-of-life research questions. A new "Call for Proposals" will be forthcoming—check this website for updates, or call Lourdes Rodriguez at (813) 974-2460 or by email to be notified when the new "Call for Proposals" will be announced.

Past recipients of pilot research grants awarded by the Center include:


Congratulations to Kathryn A. Frahm, Ph.D., MSW, Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities.  "Race and Advance Care Planning, Hospice Utilization, and Comfort Care Services Among Nursing Home Residents at the End-of-Life" 


None Awarded


Cheryl Hoyt Zambroski, Ph.D., R.N.  USF College of Nursing.  "Quality of Life in Advanced Heart Failure Patients in Hospice"          


Ronald Schonwetter, MD, LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.  "Determining Predictors of Falls Among Hospice Patients"


Martin Nwosu, MD, College of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Fellow at USF
"Chemotherapy Use Among Hospice Cancer Patients at the End of Life"


Elissa Foster, Department of Communication, USF
"Communication at the End of Life: Lessons from Hospice Volunteers

Jung Kwak, School of Aging Studies, USF
"Korean Americans' End-of-Life Care Preferences and Barriers to Use of Palliative Care Services"


Clinda Evitt, School of Aging Studies, USF
"Companion Animals and Their Role in Fereavement"

Lois Gonzalez, Helen Taylor, College of Nursing, USF
"The Efficacy of REIKI in the Management of Pain at the End of Life"

Hana Osman, J. Henderson, College of Public Health, Robert Walker, College of Medicine, USF
"Cross-Cultural Variation in End-of-Life Decision Making"