Since 2000, The Center has provided between $5000 to $15000 in grant funding for Pilot Research Projects exploring end-of-life research questions AND between $15000 to $25000 in Graduate Assistantship.



2014-2015 - Call for proposals will be sent out in the summer.


Congratulations to  Hsiao-Lan Wang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at USF College of Nursing.  "“Physical Activity for Advanced Stage Cancer Patients”


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"


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 Bereavement"

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"























Congratulations to Lindy Davidson, M.Div., Doctoral Student in Communication.  "Spiritual Frameworks in Pediatric Palliative Care:  Understanding Parental Decision-making."


Congratulations to Patrick Dillon, MA.  Doctoral Student in Communications.  "Using Narrative to Understand End-of-Life Experiences and Promote Informed Hospice Decision Making among African Americans."


Congratulations to Abdel Rahman E. Alkhalouf, PhD. Student at USF College of Nursing.  "Professional Quality of Life and Compassion Fatigue: A Hospice Team Approach."



































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.