Faculty Profile: VJ Periyakoi

Palliative care is a relatively new discipline that helps seriously ill patients and their families maintain the best quality of life possible, and, as one study has recently shown, can even lengthen their lives. VJ Periyakoil, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, explains hospice and palliative care and how she is working to advance its practice through compassionate, patient-centered training.

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2023 ISSUE 2

How the environment and health interact