eCampus CancerPEN In the Division of General Medical Disciplines

About Us

The Stanford eCampus Cancer Palliation Education Network (CancerPEN) is a national, web-based, palliative care learning community.

CancerPEN is supported by a grant to Dr. Periyakoil from the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Periyakoil's work is supported in part by the Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA Palo Alto Health Care System)

CancerPEN Development Team

The Stanford eCampus staff is comprised of faculty and staff members of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Stanford Department of Medicine.


VJ Periyakoil, MD, Clinical Associate Professor
Project Director and Founder,
Stanford eCampus
, Stanford Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Dr. Vyjeyanthi (VJ) Periyakoil is a nationally recognized leader in palliative care. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. She is the Principal Investigator for this project and also the Director of the VA Nationwide Palliative Care Network. Her current projects focus on cross-cultural issues in patients with chronic and serious illnesses, older adults and patients at the end of life. In addition, she has a keen interest in the pedagogy of virtual education. She can be contacted at email periyakoil at stanford dot edu

Current Staff

Anastasia Divnich, MS, Web Designer & Applications Specialist

Kevin Morrison, BA,Video Editor

Kasthuri Periyakoil, BE, MS, MBA, Chief Technical Consultant

Dorrie Slutsker, MSLS, Medical Librarian

Project Alumni

Heather Alva, Content Editor, Emile Bokaer, MA, Video Editor, Supriya Deshmukh, BArch, Web Designer & Webmaster, Hector Jaime, BA, Web Designer, San Lu, MA, Academic Research and Program Officer , Georgianna Newell, MA, Research Associate, Tamsin Orion ,Video Editor, Kader Ucar, BS, Research Assistant, CancerPEN Music composed by Aroop Kar

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