The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital has had a very successful Pediatric Palliative Care Program since 2004. The Pediatric Palliative Care service consults on over 400 children with serious and life-threatening illnesses per year and has become a national leader in providing end-of-life training to physicians and allied health professionals. In 2013 the Mott program welcomed its first pediatric fellow, whose training was paid for by the fellow's home institution. In 2014 a second fellow was admitted to the program and supported by a philanthropic gift.
New grant to fund fellowship position in pediatric palliative care
Through the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the University of Michigan has been awarded a fellowship grant from the Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation. The grant is in the amount of $40,000, and will partially support a fellowship position in pediatric palliative care beginning with the 2015 academic year. The U-M Department of Pediatrics has agreed to match the foundation's grant by committing financial support to supplement any pediatric fellow salary and benefits not covered by the grant.