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Awards, Publications and Grants


2020 Corman IMPACT Honors Recipient- The Center for Resiliency

Innovative Member Programs Advancing Compassion and Teamwork

The Corman IMPACT Honors celebrates Schwartz Center healthcare members who are making a transformational impact by creating programs or initiatives that promote compassionate, collaborative care within their organization or system. Check out Krista Gregory’s interview with Beth Lown, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Schwartz Center, as she describes the inception of the Center for Resiliency.


Read our articles published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology and Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

Knox, M.C., & Franco, P.L. (2022). Acceptability and feasibility of an online version of the Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities program. Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 30, 1-11.

Franco, P.L, & Christie, L.M. (2021). Effectiveness of a one-day self-compassion training for pediatric nurses’ resilience. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 61, 109-114.

Neff, K.D., Knox, M., Long, P., & Gregory, K. (2020). Caring for others without losing yourself: An adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion program for healthcare communities. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 76, 1543–1562.


Cain Foundation-Seton-Dell Medical School Endowment for Collaborative Research.
Title: Developing and Maintaining Resiliency for Workplace Stress and Burnout Among Healthcare Workers.
Funding Period: 6/1/2022 – 5/31/2024
Phoebe Franco, Center for Resiliency at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Justin Benzer, University of Texas Dell Medical School.
Grant Amount: $30,000