Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The positions in this job family perform a variety of tasks to ensure that project goals are being met for a faculty member's research program. Tasks and responsibilities are varied and dependent upon project aims, scope and duration.
The Research Assistant will work with primary investigators of Wolfe Lab in the Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care. Research projects include pediatric patients with advanced illness and their families.
Joanne Wolfe uses patient-reported outcomes to improve care. We are currently enrolling in the PediQUEST Response Intervention, an early palliative care intervention aimed at improving quality of life and symptom management.
Prasanna Ananth explores various dimensions of end-of-life care for children with advanced cancer, including hospital resource use, supportive care, and quality.
Angela Feraco focuses on provider-family communication during the initial months of childhood cancer treatment, with interest in linking physician training to patient-level outcomes.
Kira Bona investigates the impact of poverty on pediatric cancer outcomes. The long-term goal of her research is to design poverty-targeted interventions, such as the current PediCARE study providing food and transportation.
Jennifer Snaman investigates parental grief and bereavement, communication training for trainees, and decision making in adolescent and young adult oncology patients.
Christina Ullrich investigates the palliative care needs and patient-reported outcomes of children who undergo intensive and restorative care such as HSCT.
Danielle DeCourcey investigates care delivery for children with medical complexity as well as communication around advance care planning for children with life-limiting illness.
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