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Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, FAAHPM, is recipient of a K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research from the National Institute of Aging. The goal of the award is to use pharmacoepidemiologic approaches to examine longitudinal patterns of symptoms, medication and hospice use in nursing home residents approaching the end of life. Establishing the evidence for the risks and benefits of prescribing and deprescribing decisions, and identifying which patients will receive the greatest benefit from deprescribing based on a shift from curative to symptom-oriented care, is an understudied challenge. This award supports Dr. Tjia’s effort to make a sustained impact in geriatric palliative care by working with the next generation of aging research investigators interested in addressing this persistent problem.