Two Pilot Grant Proposals Funded

Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply for an SSJR pilot grant! We are excited to announce the first round of winners:

Exploring Psychological Safety in the Classroom among Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students, PI: Dr. Sarah Gallups

The objectives of this pilot study are to explore the experience of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students with psychological safety in the classroom, including both didactic and lab settings, identify barriers and facilitators to psychological safety, and estimate differences between demographic groups. The research team will utilize a cross-sectional descriptive study design.

Stability of Opioids and Associated Drugs in Toxicology Samples Selected From a Study of Mortality amongst the Homeless Population in Jefferson County, PI: Dr. Karen Scott

The purpose of this study is to develop a comprehensive report of opioid-related mortality among homeless persons in Jefferson County January 2012 to December 2022. In addition, a stability study will be conducted on fentanyl in postmortem femoral and central purge
fluid as well as purchased preserved whole blood to evaluate the stability of fentanyl over a six month period when stored at room temperature, refrigerator and freezer condition.

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