Professor Hanna Wins Grant to Help Care for Chronically Ill Patients

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Photo of six faculty members

PR NEWSWIRE -- Five academic researchers were recently awarded $45,000 in grants to advance palliative care education and research aimed at improving care and quality of life for the country’s most chronically ill patients.

The funding was provided by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, with awards announced at the California State University Institute for Palliative Care’s Second National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research, held September 28 – 29 near San Diego.

Wendell Hanna, Ph.D., professor of music education, San Francisco State University, won a grant for the project, “Somatic Movement with Music Protocol Development and Implementation for Seniors in Hospice Care.”

Photo, from left: Gary and Mary West Foundation Program Officer Brenda Schmitthenner, Washington University Professor Brian Carpenter, UCLA Thanh H. Neville, CSU Long Beach Professor Joy Goebel, SF State Professor Wendell Hanna and CSU Institute for Palliative Care Executive Director Jennifer Moore Ballentine. Photo courtesy of the CSU Institute for Palliative Care.