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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH


Dr. Kutner is a tenured Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Geriatric Medicine, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (UC SOM). Dr. Kutner received her MD from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1991 and completed residency training in internal medicine at UCSF in 1994. Subsequently, she completed a NRSA primary care research fellowship, earning an MSPH degree with honors, and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at UC SOM (1994-1997). She is Board Certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine and cares for patients on the palliative care service and in general internal medicine clinic. Her research focuses on improving symptoms and quality of life for hospice and palliative care patients and their family caregivers. Dr. Kutner is Co-Chair of the NIH-funded PCRC. She was a member of the NIH Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences (NRCS) Study Section and of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Transforming End of Life Care Committee, and is a Past-President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and of  the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). She is a member of the Cambia Sojourns Scholars Program Advisory Board. Dr. Kutner served as the Head of the Division of General Internal Medicine from 2002-2014.  In 2014, Dr. Kutner became the inaugural Chief Medical Officer of University of Colorado Hospital and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

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