b'PALLIATIVE CARE RETREAT & RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM21Kathleen M. Foley, MD,is is an Attending Neurologist Emeritus at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and a Professor Emeritus of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Clinical Pharmacology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is the past director of MSKCCs WHO Collaborating Center in Cancer Pain Research and Education and chaired three WHO expert committees that resulted in the publication of three WHO monographs on Cancer Pain and Palliative Care in 1986,1990, and 1996.She also directed the Open Society Foundations Project on Death in America, a nine-year, 45-million-dollar effort to transform the culture of dying in the US and served as the medical director of OSFs International Palliative Care Initiative. Dr. Foley is a memberof the National Academy of Medicine and serves on numerous boards, including Physicians for Human Rights. [email protected] Galloisthe Executive Director of The Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation, a New York City-based family foundation with a mission to help improve the quality of life for patients and families facing serious illnesses. Over the past 15 years,the Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $30 million towards its mission. Most of this funding has supported education and training programs that have helped addressthe palliative care workforce shortage and build interdisciplinary palliative care teams, including in pediatrics. [email protected] Gazaway, PhD, RN,is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research focuses on enhancing palliative decision making and dyadic coping for chronic kidney disease dyads. Dr. Gazaway is a Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association (HPNA) Research Scholar. [email protected] F. Giannitrapani, PhD, MPH,is the Co-Director of the VA Quality Improvement Resource Center for Palliative Care, supporting VA Geriatrics and Extended Care programs nationally. She is also an Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine Primary Care and Population Health, section of Palliative Medicine, and a Core Investigator at the VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Innovation to Implementation. She has a 5-year VA Career Development Award on improving team care across disciplines. She hopes to build interventions to improve quality of care for seriously ill patients facing surgery through fostering better teaming between palliative care and surgeons. She is a AAHPM 2020 Research Scholar and a member of the AAHPM research writing group. [email protected]'