Jane Schell, MD, was awarded the Hasting Center/Cunniff-Dixon Foundation Early Career Award for her dedication to improving the care of seriously ill patients with kidney disease. The prestigious national award is given annually to five palliative care doctors whose work enriches the relationship of doctors and their patients who are near the end of life. Dr. Schell developed NephroTalk, a nationally recognized curriculum that prepares nephrology fellows to have difficult conversations with patients and families, including end-of-life discussions. She is an Associate Professor in the Divisions of Renal-Electrolyte and General Internal Medicine.