Bob Gramling, M.D., D.Sc. is the Holly & Bob Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine and Tenured Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont. Bob is the Chief of the UVM Division of Palliative Medicine, where his compassionate team cares for and about thousands of seriously ill people every year. He is the PI of the Vermont Conversation Lab, an inter-disciplinary team of inspiring student and faculty scholars dedicated to understanding and promoting high quality communication in serious illness. Bob has received major research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Palliative Care Research Center, the Greenwall Bioethics Foundation and the American Cancer Society. He has authored more than 100 publications, including the recent Palliative Care Conversations book with his brother, David, a world-renown cultural linguist. Bob received his undergraduate degree from Colby College, his Doctor of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School, and his Doctor of Science (Epidemiology) from Boston University School of Public Health. He and Lindy are proud parents of Cailin and Finian, two pretty amazing UVM students, and Pancake, their trusty golden-doodle.