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Posted: 12/21/2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Robert M. Taylor, medical director of the Center for Palliative Care at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James), has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

Taylor, who also in an associate professor of neurology at Ohio State, received fellowship status by demonstrating significant commitment to scholarship in the field of hospice and palliative medicine. Taylor, who also is a medical ethicist, specializes in pain and symptom management in patients with life-limiting diseases.

For more than 20 years, AAHPM has worked to advance hospice and palliative medicine and improve the care of patients with life-threatening or serious conditions. Originally organized as the Academy of Hospice Physicians in 1988, the Academy began with 250 charter members and has grown to more than 4,100 today.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (cancer.osu.edu)is one of only 40 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States designated by the National Cancer Institute. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top cancer hospitals in the nation, The James is the 180-bed adult patient-care component of the cancer program at The Ohio State University. The OSUCCC-James is one of only seven funded programs in the country approved by the NCI to conduct both Phase I and Phase II clinical trials.

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Jennifer Mutchler
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