close photo of multi-colored stickie notes on a light green painted wall

Our Mission

To promote the field of palliative care by building the scientific evidence base, exploring ethical dilemmas, fostering transdisciplinary collaborations, and mentoring a diverse generation of emerging palliative care research scientists.

University of Pittsburgh logo

Where We Are

PaRC faculty and staff work alongside the Division of General Internal Medicine, one of the best-established divisions in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

icon of hand hold a flag/banner

Our Leadership

Led by Yael Schenker, MD, MAS, FAAHPM (Director), we are a growing collaborative of faculty, staff, and mentees.

Our History

Founded by Robert Arnold, MD, FAAHPM in 1997, the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics has long been considered one of the best-established academic palliative care groups in the US.

Our Advisory Board

PaRC’s advisory board is comprised of nationally recognized leaders in palliative care research.