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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Frank Keefe, PhD

Program Faculty


Dr. Keefe is a Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology at Duke University Medical Center. His research portfolio currently includes studies on Coping Skills for Colorectal Cancer Survivors with Pain and Distress, and Caregiver-Guided Pain Management Training in Palliative Care. Dr. Keefe has a longstanding interest in mentoring students and early career professionals and serves as Director of the PCRC Clinical Trials Intensives. He has played a key role in the PCRC Intensives to date and with Dr. Ritchie, actively works on ways to improve each Intensive based on evaluations from previous Intensives.

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