End of Life Center


Membership is open to any individual interested in end-of-life research and is also available to sponsoring organization and community partners

Institutional Membership and Community Partners

Institutional membership is open to organizations committed to sponsoring and supporting the Center's mission to:

  • optimize care and systems of care for patients and families faced with non-curable diseases by generating new knowledge through interdisciplinary research
  • use that knowledge to educate health and human service professionals
  • influence public policy supporting quality end of life care

For more information about becoming a community partner of the Center, please contact Ronald Schonwetter, MD, Center Community Director, at SchonwetterR@hpchealthcare.org

Individual Membership

Membership is open free of charge to anyone interested in end-of-life research. The Center currently has approximately 150 individual members including faculty, students, and health care professionals in various specialties related to hospice, palliative care and end-of-life studies. Our members represent academic and community interests, working together to improve the quality of life during chronic disease and at the end-of-life.

If you would like to become a member of The Center, please complete the membership form. If you have any questions please contact Lourdes Rodriguez by calling (813) 974-2460 OR via e-mail at LRodrig1@health.usf.edu.