Diane Meier, professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was awarded the National Academy of Medicine’s Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care on October 16. This award is funded by an endowment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), according to a press release. Meier received the award because of “her leading role in driving awareness and adoption of palliative care services in the United States.”
For more, read the abstract of ‘’Palliative Care Leadership Centers Are Key To The Diffusion Of Palliative Care Innovation,” which was coauthored by Diane Meier and published in the February 2018 issue of Health Affairs (released this week). The Center to Advance Palliative Care’s leadership center initiative mentioned in the article received early funding from the RWJF, the article notes.