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Palliative Care – 6/21/2023

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Palliative Care and Comprehensive Cancer Support Programs (CCSP)

Palliative Care – 6/29/2023

CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds


Welcome to CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds

The Palliative Care and Comprehensive Cancer Support Programs (CCSP) co-organize weekly presentations on the care of seriously ill patients and their families, including individuals living with cancer, relevant to interdisciplinary clinicians. Individual topics address pain and symptom management, communication approaches with patients and families, strategies to facilitate coping and support, quality improvement and research in these disciplines.


June 21, 2023

Clarissa Durand-Rougely, MD

The Reckoning – A Story of African American Mistrust



Clarissa Durand-Rougely was born and raised on the island of Dominica, a small island situated in the Caribbean region. The strong sense of community associated with village life, and interdependence for survival laid the foundation for her passion for serving others. Her academic journey to medicine took a scenic route that began at Houston Community College, and culminated as an international medical graduate from University of Health and Science Medical school in St. Kitts. Prior to attending medical school, she conducted breast cancer research at the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus, with a focus in young women’s breast cancer. She joins the UNC family after completion of an Internal medicine residency at Unity Health in Searcy, Arkansas where she served as chief resident, and was awarded resident of the year. Clarissa believes that Palliative care is a fitted branch of medicine to help address health inequities, while contributing to repairing the broken trust between medicine and minority populations. In her spare time, she enjoys tending to her herb garden, and culinary adventures.



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The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Statement
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists. Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements. (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions. UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement
This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


Please visit the CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds calendar page to view upcoming events.


June 21
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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