b'PALLIATIVE CARE RETREAT & RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM15Heather Coats, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN,is a Palliative Care Adult Nurse Practitioner,the Director of Research for HPNA, and Assistant Professor in College of Nursing at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Her research interests focus on improving psychological-social-spiritual well-being through the development of person-centered narrative interventions with persons needing care and their families living with serious illnesses. Dr. Coats was a 2016 AAHPM Research [email protected] Comer, PhD, JD,is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Medicine who holds faculty appointments in the Indiana University School of Health and Human Sciences Department of Health Sciences and the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Division of Palliative Care. She is a member of the Eskenazi Hospital Medical Ethics Committee and Consultation Service. Additionally,Dr. Comer serves on the Indiana University Health Palliative Care Council and on theEnd-of-Life Education Committee. Within the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Comer currently serves as the Chair of the Bioethics Special Interest Group and is a member of the Public Policy Committee. Additionally, she was an AAHPM Research Scholar in 2019 and a National Institutes of Health Butler-Williams Research Scholar in 2021. Dr. Comer is a neuropalliative care researcher with a focus on medical decision making for hospitalized [email protected] Cooper, MD, MSc,is an acute care surgeon and the Kessler Director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Womens Hospital and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. She completed her General Surgery Residency and Critical Care Fellowship at BWH; a trauma fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle; and training in hospice and palliative medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research aims to improve palliative and geriatric care for older seriously ill surgical patients. Dr. Cooper is currently funded through the National Institute on Aging and the John A. Hartford Foundation and was previously awarded an NPCRC Pilot Award. [email protected] (Kate) Courtright, MD, MS,is an intensivist and palliative care specialist at the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research aims to optimize the effectiveness and equity of hospital-based palliative care by applying insights and methodologies from the fields of data science, behavioral economics, and implementation science. Dr. Courtright develops and tests novel approaches to improve palliative care delivery in pragmatic cluster randomized trials. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Medical Decision Making in 2015 with the Lee Lusted Student Research Prize and by AAHPM in 2022 with the Early Career Investigator Award. Dr. Courtrights research is currently supported by awards from the NHLBI, NIA, Donaghue Foundation, and Penn Roybal Center on Palliative Care in Dementia. [email protected]'