Robert L. Scheig, MD, Memorial Fund for Palliative Care Education and Research Award

Robert L. Scheig, MD

Robert L. Scheig, MD.

This award honors the legacy and contributions of Robert L. Scheig, MD, a compassionate physician who was instrumental in creating the first hospice in the nation at the Yale School of Medicine.

Scheig was an emeritus professor of medicine at UB who directed the internal medicine residency program and was known as an extraordinary mentor. He strove to make Buffalo a leader in clinical palliative medicine, education and research.

The award fund was established by his widow, Denise Scheig.

This fund provides support for University at Buffalo medical school fellows and residents who have a strong, demonstrated interest in patient care and research in the field of palliative care medicine.

Awardees may use these funds for a variety of educational activities and materials that aid their professional growth and expand their expertise and knowledge of palliative medicine, including:

  • training
  • conferences
  • books
  • research equipment and materials
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board certification

Award Amount



Submit all materials by April 27, 2018.


Awardee(s) will be notified by May 18, 2018.

Awards may be formally presented during a special event.


You must be a:

Application Process

Complete our application form or email all materials and supporting documentation mentioned in the form to Bruce Troen, MD, and Amy Case, MD.

Award Selection

Award selection will be determined by the chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and the candidate selection committee.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Scheig Palliative Care Education and Research Award, please contact:

Troen, Bruce

Bruce Troen, MD

Professor of Medicine & Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

UB-CTRC Room 8030 F, 875 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 888-4865


Case, Amy

Amy Case, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

VA Western New York Healthcare System, GEC/Palliative Medicine, 3495 Bailey Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: 716-862-3282; Fax: 716-862-8655


Schneider, Jaclyn

Jaclyn Schneider, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Chief of Palliative Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Buffalo VA Medical Center, VA WNY Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 862-8994; Fax: NA