Stacie Levine, MD, Professor of Medicine & Chief, Section of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine has been awarded the 2021 Gerald Holman Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in recognition of her important contributions as part of the national Entrustable Professional Activities and Curricular Milestones Work Group that created and published Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for hospice and palliative medicine fellowship programs.

Since joining the faculty in 2002, Dr. Levine successfully led efforts to build a clinical palliative medicine program in order to improve the clinical care for our seriously ill patients.  She also led efforts to develop educational programs to improve care for vulnerable older adults and other patients with complex comorbid illnesses. She is an experienced mentor of physicians and allied health professionals and a national leader in geriatrics and palliative medicine with extensive experience in creation and dissemination of competency-based educational programs. Addressing gaps in the workforce has been an important motivator in her regional and national work. She is co-PI of the Coleman Palliative Medicine Training Program, a large-scale, multi-centered project that trains physicians, nurse, advanced practice practitioners, psychologists, chaplains, and social workers in palliative medicine skills.  As former fellowship director, Dr. Levine led the development of the nationally-recognized fellowship program in palliative medicine.  Both geriatrics and hospice and palliative medicine fellowship programs at UCM are consistently recognized as among the best in the Midwest, and continue to attract excellent candidates from across the country.

Dr. Levine and the other award recipients will be honored in a video presentation at the Annual Assembly for Hospice and Palliative Care in the spring of 2021.