Debbie and Matt sit down with the folks from CU Anschutz’ Palliative Care to talk about their Pilot Study.

Hillary Lum, MD, PhD is an internist, geriatrician and palliative care physician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado Hospital and Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center at the Eastern Colorado Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center. Since moving to Colorado in 2011 from the upper Midwest, she enjoys being a primary care geriatrician, directing a telehealth program for rural older Veterans that reaches Veterans in Colorado and Wyoming, and conducting research to improve care for older adults with serious illnesses. She is passionate about working with community partners to develop innovative approaches to improving quality of life for individuals with serious illness, including a new virtual reality and music therapy intervention for hospitalized patients with palliative care needs. 

Adreanne Brungardt, MM, MT-BC is professional research assistant for the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Her background as a board certified music therapist has been instrumental for serving on a wide variety of projects and programs ranging from dementia caregiving support to a novel virtual reality and music therapy intervention for individuals with serious illness. 

Angela Wibben is a board-certified Music Therapist and has been practicing within adult and pediatric medical settings throughout her professional career. She has extensive experience as an integral member of hospital interdisciplinary teams for palliative care, pediatric and adult oncology, intensive care units, and general medical/surgical units. Angela has additional specialized training and experience in Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy, Neurologic Music Therapy, Neonatal ICU and Medical Music Therapy protocols, as well as therapeutic drumming facilitation. She is a Bachelor of Arts prepared percussionist from the University of Arizona, and completed her Master of Music, in Music Therapy, from Colorado State University. Angela’s research interests include integrating innovative technologies into Medical Music Therapy practice as well as qualitative research for Music Therapy in Palliative Care.   

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