About the RESPECT Center


The goals of the Center are to:

  • Accelerate the development of innovative descriptive and intervention research trials relevant to communication and decision-making in children, adolescents, adults, and elders with serious and/or life-threatening illness
  • Develop new community partnerships for translational science to enhance palliative and end-of-life care research and practice
  • Create mentorship opportunities for developing scholars who will become the next generation of productive, passionate palliative and end-of-life care researchers

The RESPECT Center is funded through the IUPUI Signature Center Initiative and the generous support of the IU School of Nursing; the IU School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics; the IU Simon Cancer Center; and IU Health.