Cambia Health Foundation Announces 10 New Sojourns® Fellows and Opens 2022 Leadership Program Application Process


The Sojourns Scholar leadership program is designed to identify, cultivate and advance the next generation of leaders in palliative care. As part of the leadership program, each Sojourns Scholar receives $ 180,000 in financing ($ 90,000/ year over two years) to carry out an innovative and impactful project on the clinical, political, educational, health equity or systems change levels in the field of palliative care. Fellows also participate with other researchers in a collaborative learning community while benefiting from one-on-one mentorship to design and implement a plan that supports the completion of their project as well as their growth and development as leaders. national palliative care.

“The ongoing pandemic has made us aware of the importance of interdisciplinary palliative care teams, not only to provide comprehensive care to people with serious illness, but also to address health disparities and promote resilience at work, ”said Peggy Maguire, Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cambia Health Foundation. “By supporting the development of this elite group of palliative care professionals, we are transforming the experience of people with serious illnesses and building a more inclusive and sustainable health system.

Since the inception of the program in 2014, the Foundation’s deliberate investment in palliative care leadership has recognized more than $ 15 million to 84 academics across the country. The fellows represent different areas of the palliative care team including physicians, nurses, chaplains, pharmacists and social workers, but all are committed to improving the experience of people with serious illness and their caregivers. .

“We are inspired by emerging leaders in all disciplines of hospice palliative care, and our goal is to continue to expand the diversity of this program so that everyone in United States who could benefit from palliative care has the opportunity to access services, ”said Maguire.

Below are the 2021 Sojourns Fellows Leadership Program Grant Recipients:

Becca Hutchinson, MD, MPH
MaineHealth

Becky cammy, LCSW
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health

Billy rosa, PhD, MBE, NP, FAANP, FAAN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

David Wang, MD
Health Scripps

Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW
the University of Texas at Austin

Khaliah johnson, MD
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Elizabeth dzeng, MD, PhD, MPH, MPhil, MS
University of California, San Francisco

michelle milic, MD
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Nathalie McAndrew, PhD, IA, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tracy fasolino, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Clemson University

To learn more about individual fellows, please visit Sojours Fellows Leadership Program on the Cambia Health Foundation website.

Call for Applications for the Sojourns® 2022 Fellowship Leadership Program
The Foundation opened the 2022 Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program Call for applications. Interested persons must submit a letter of intent by March 7, 2022. After review, a select group of applicants will be invited to submit full grant applications by March 31, 2022. Further information, including details on eligibility, is available on the Foundation’s website at Sojours Fellows Leadership Program page.

About the Cambia Health Foundation
Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions. Founded in 2007, the foundation has funded more than $ 80 million in grants to advance people-centered and economically viable health care. We support the overall health of the person at every stage of life in order to build a fair and inclusive health system for all. Learn more about cambiahealthfoundation.org and follow us on Twitter: @CambiaHealthFdn

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