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CONTACT: Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @palliatorVJ Periyakoil, MD , Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean of Research (Geriatrics and Palliative Care), Founding Director, Stanford Palliative Care Education & Training Program & the Stanford Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Periyakoil is a member of the study section for the National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health, the Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Palliative Medicine and Associate Editor, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She is the Chair of the Ethnogeriatrics Committee of the American Geriatrics Society, was the founding Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Hospice & Palliative Medicine SEP Committee, Board member of the Council of Faculty and Societies, founding Chair, Diversity Committee of the American Association of Medical Colleges. Her work is funded by grants from NIH, HRSA, foundations as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs. A nationally recognized leader in geriatrics and palliative care, Periyakoil founded and directs Stanford Aging, Geriatrics and Ethnogeriatrics Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center (SAGE Center) and mentors numerous junior faculty members. She founded and directs the Ethno-geriatrics & the Successful Aging Project (http://geriatrics.stanford.edu ), the Palliative Care portal (http://palliative.stanford.edu) and the Letter Project (http://med.stanford.edu/letter.html).She has won many research awards including an young investigator award by the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, a plenary research paper award by the American Geriatrics Society (2014), Ethnogeriatrics Research poster award (2015) and a research award by the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2015) and an Innovator award from the American Medical Association (2015)In the clinical realm, she co-founded the Palliative Care Services and serves as the Director of Out-Patient Palliative Care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Her research focuses on various aspects of aging and especially using technology to improve the life course and aging experience for patients and families. She has multiple research projects in ethno-geriatrics, palliative & end-of-life care. She has presented in numerous national meetings including the plenary of the American Geriatrics Society, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative medicine and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.She can be contacted by email (periyakoil at stanford dot edu) or through twitter : @palliator
The goal of this project is to empower diverse Americans to complete advance care planning using the Letter Project tool, available in eight different languages. The tool has been proven to be effective based on a recently published randomized clinical trial: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28471713
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Present research funding:<br/><br/>2011-2018Funder: Ludwig Gift Fund<br/>Title: Cancer Stem Cell Patient Reported Outcomes (CanSR-PRO)<br/>Role: PI<br/><br/>2011-2018Funder: NIH/NIMHD<br/>Title: In-reach for Successful Aging through Education (iSAGE)<br/>Role: PI<br/><br/>2014-2018Funder: NIH/NHLBI<br/>Title: Technology innovations for supporting health in Alaska Native people<br/>Role: co-I<br/><br/>2015-2020Funder: VA HSR&D QUE 15-288 <br/>Title: Implementing Goals of Care Conversations with Veterans in VA LTC Settings<br/>Role: Co-PI (project 1), co-I overall project and Palo Alto VA Site PI<br/><br/>2016-2121 Funder: NIMHD/NIH, U54MD010724<br/>Title: Trial of strategies to communicate genetic information to different ethnic and racial subpopulations<br/>Role: PI<br/>Note: This is one of three RO1 projects in the “Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE) Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center” grant.<br/><br/>2017-2020 Funder NIA/NIH<br/> Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center<br/> Role: Core PI<br/><br/>2018-2019 Funder: NIMHD/NIH as an Dementia Administrative Supplement of U54MD010724<br/>Title: Precision Aging and Dementia care for all Races and Ethnicities (PADRE)<br/>Role: Project Lead. <br/><br/>2018-2023 Funder NIA/NIH: P30AG059307 9/30/2018-8/31/2023<br/>Stanford Aging Geriatrics and Ethnogeriatrics Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (SAGE Center)<br/> Role: Contact PI Periyakoil. <br/><br/><br/>2018-2023 Funder NIA/NIH: RO1AG062239 9/30/2018-8/31/2023<br/> Role: PI<br/> Palliative care needs and outcomes for dementia patients
Supportive Care for Cognitively Impaired Patients and Families
Currently almost 5 million Americans suffer from the distressing symptoms related to dementia
and this number that will triple by 2050. The overall goals of the proposed project are to
evaluate, in community dwelling Alzheimer's Disease Research Center participants the benefits
of a 12-month nurse-led early palliative intervention on symptoms, quality of life, health
care resource use. The relevance of this research to public health is that there is an urgent
need to improve the palliative care of persons with dementia living in the community. This
study will contribute substantially to that effort.
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Comparing the Stanford Letter Project Form to Traditional Advance Directives
Our goal is to compare two types of advance directives forms available in English and Spanish
to determine which is more easy to use for patients.
Stanford Letter or Traditional Advance Directive in Advance Care Planning in Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant
The purpose of the proposed research study is to evaluate whether bone marrow transplant
patients prefer the Stanford letter advance care planning tool to the standard Advance
Completion of advance care planning prior to BMT is very important, but not often done. The
investigators believe that the Stanford Letter will be preferred by patients and will allow
them to feel more comfortable and share more of their wishes with family members and the
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
For more information, please contact VJ PERIYAKOIL, MD, 650-493-5000 Ext. 61925.
Trial of Strategies to Communicate Genetic Information to Different Ethnic Subpopulations
The goal of this study is to better understand how clinicians give genetic risk information
to patients from multi-ethnic groups and how patients understand this information and
remember it and act upon it. In addition investigators want to know how to better communicate
with patients about complex health issues across the health literacy divide and communication
gap that exists between doctors and their patients.