b'32BIOGRAPHIESChristine Ritchie, MD, MSPH,is the Minaker Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Research for the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).She is a board-certified geriatrician and palliative care physician and conducts research focused on optimizing quality of life for those with chronic serious illness and multimorbidity. She co-leads the NINR-funded Palliative Care Research Cooperative, the NIA-funded Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Training Program, and the national Home-based Primary Care and Palliative Care Network. Dr. Ritchie directs the Center for Aging and Serious Illness Research in the MGH Mongan Institute. The Center is designed to bring together researchers focused on improving the well-being of older adults and enhancing the lived experience of those with advanced illnesses, applying methods from intervention, implementation, population health, and health policy [email protected] R. Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA,is excited to share with this beloved community that her life is about to change!After launching her career at the University of Washington, where she has been the Director of Pediatrics for the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence and the Director of the Palliative Care and Resilience Lab at the Seattle Childrens Research Institute, Abby is heading to Boston. There, she will be the Division Chief of Pediatric Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Director of Palliative Care at Boston Childrens Hospital. She will continue her research focused on creating and implementing interventions to build resilience and improve quality of life among children with serious illness and their families. Her current projects include R01-funded randomized trials testing her novel resilience intervention in populations of teens with advanced cancer, resilience coaching programs for healthcare workers, and digital mental health interventions for youth with cystic fibrosis, cancer, diabetes, or chronic pain. Abby is grateful to have received a Pilot/Exploratory Support Award from NPCRC in 2016 and a Research Scholar Grant from ACS in 2017. She is also grateful for her longtime support at the University of Washington, this NPCRC community, and her next [email protected] Schenker, MD, MAS, FAAHPM,is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics and Director of the Palliative Research Center (PaRC) at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of palliative interventions in serious illness, with a particular focus on the integration of primary palliative care approaches in oncology. She is passionate mentor, funded by a K24 award from NIA, with a strong interest in expanding palliative care workforce diversity. Dr. Schenker is a 2010 NPCRC [email protected]'