Published on: December 30, 2016

The Iowa team is here with us in Trivandrum, yet again. But this time, without our dear, dear Professor Jo Eland, who left us on the 25th of September, 2016.

Every year in December, students from University of Iowa, USA, visit Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (TIPS) for a three-week course in palliative care. The program has become something of an institution at Pallium India that we look forward to with great pleasure. Dr Ann Broderick, to whom Jo handed the baton over, is leading the group this time. A faculty member from pharmacy, Dawn Kashelle Lockman is assisting Ann and also supporting TIPS in improving our pharmacy services.

On 30th December, 2016, at a joint meeting of the Iowa and TIPS teams, there was a remembrance service for Professor Jo Eland. Dr Ann Broderick read aloud a moving letter from Jo’s sister which stated that Jo had bequeathed a handsome gift to Pallium India in her will. Pallium India team members shared their fond memories of Jo and how she still lives in our hearts.

Iowa team, welcome to Pallium India! And all the best wishes for the new year ahead.

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