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/VA Palliative Care Fellowship Program. She is the PI for this end of life curricular project and also the Director of the VA Nationwide Palliative Care Network. Her current projects focus on cross-cultural issues in aging and end-of-life. In addition, she has a keen interest in the pedagogy of virtual education.