Published: June 16, 2022

Health and Behavioral Sciences Alum Channing Tate recently spoke with 144 older Black adults while conducting research for her doctoral dissertation about hospice care – what they knew about it, whether they’d consider it, what their experiences with hospice had been. She is undertaking this work as part of her duties in the Rising Star Position which was created by the CU Cancer Center. “The good thing about my dissertation was it included an education component, so once people fully understood what hospice is, they were like, ‘Oh, that’s a good thing’,” Tate said. “It showed me that there’s opportunity for change.”