Twelve researchers from the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) received seed grants from the Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health.
The Health Sciences Center (HSC) is composed of researchers and administration from Prisma Health, Furman University, Clemson University and The University of South Carolina. Researchers proposing projects are required to collaborate with someone from one of the other participating institutions of the HSC to advance collaborative health research in South Carolina.
“From working to improve neonatal intensive care to virtual reality to improve palliative care, our CBSHS faculty researchers are working to improve the lives of individuals throughout their lifespan,” said Rachel Mayo, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in CBSHS. “These seed grants are creating and expanding academic-clinical partnerships, which are accelerating innovative changes in healthcare.”
The principal investigators and their projects are as follows:
- “Boundary Spanning to Improve NICU Teamwork” | Allison Traylor, Department of Psychology; Bryan Ohning, Prisma Health
- “Development and Pilot of a Trauma Screening/Referral and Sexual Violence Prevention Protocol for Women with Substance Use Disorders” | Heidi Zinzow, Department of Psychology; Kacey Eichelberger, Prisma Health
- “Establishing Current State of Practice for Using Therapeutic Yoga with Older Adults” | Em Adams, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Arwen Declan, Prisma Health
- “Examining the Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions for Methamphetamine Use Disorder” | Kaileigh Byrne, Department of Psychology; Alain Litwin, Prisma Health
- “Investigation of Mitophagy Activation in the Preimplantation Embryo” | Luigi Boccuto, School of Nursing; Chelsea Fox, Prisma Health
- “Menstrual Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Among Young Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” | Casey Hopkins, School of Nursing; Tina Randall, College of Education
- “Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Provided in the Emergency Department: The PrEPPED Study” | Moonseong Heo, Department of Public Health Sciences; Phillip Moschella, Prisma Health
- “PREMISCE: Prehospital MOUD in South Carolina, our Endeavor!” | Sarah Floyd, Department of Public Health Sciences; Mirinda Gormley, Prisma Health
- “Restoring Function and Enhancing Self-management in Pediatric Chronic Pain Patients via the RESET Program” | Anna Baker, Department of Psychology; Kate Gamwell, Prisma Health
- “Tandem VR: Synchronized Nature-based Experiences in Virtual Reality for Hospice Patients and their Caregivers” | Jason Thrift, School of Nursing; Joshua Pope, Prisma Health
- “Towards a Compassionate Approach to Pregnancy and Substance Use – A Clinical Partnership to Measure Efficacy of a Novel Treatment Approach to Prenatal Care for Women with Substance Use Disorders” | Lori Dickes, Department of Political Science; Kacey Eichelberger, Prisma Health
- “Understanding and Preventing Follow-up Visit Noncompliance in Orthopedic Trauma Patients” | Sarah Floyd, Department of Public Health Sciences; Paisley Myers, Prisma Health
These grants will be funded for one year, and the goal is for researchers to gather enough data to apply for larger grants.
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is a 21st-century land-grant college joining together a unique combination of schools and departments: Communication, Nursing, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Sciences and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. These areas have distinctive characteristics and missions – all joined together by a common thread of service to people and communities.
The Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health is a robust academic center driven by our integrated healthcare delivery system. We create a synergy of academics, research, innovation, and healthcare practice to drive change – and we are unlike any other organization. Grounded in a cooperative and applied approach, we are dedicated to developing new solutions in healthcare education, delivery, access, and affordability to help people live healthier, better lives across South Carolina and beyond.
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