School of Nursing

Featured Research Projects

Lisa Cleveland

Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Lisa Cleveland

Project Sponsor/ Title: HHS/The Impact of Prenatal Opioid Use on the Maternal Infant Dyad

Award Amount: $1,379,000 Project Period: 08/29/2019 – 08/31/2020

Over the past 15 years, there has been a nearly 5-fold increase in opioid use in pregnant women. Infants who are prenatally exposed to opioids are often born experiencing opioid withdrawal; a condition known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Bexar County has the highest rate of NAS in Texas; one third of all reported cases. This equates to 300-400 infants born experiencing opioid withdrawal in our community. Little is known about the long-term impact of prenatal opioid exposure on the maternal-infant dyad. Therefore, with funding from the Texas Health & Human Services Commission, our team is conducting research to explore the longitudinal consequences of prenatal opioid exposure.

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Azizeh K Sowan

Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Azizeh K Sowan (PI) & Dr. Kathleen R Stevens 

Project Sponsor/ Title: SALSI/ Enhancing Safety and Security of Clinical Alarm Systems: An interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical-Human Analysis

Award Amount: $50,000 Project Period: 06/01/2018 – 05/31/2019

This proposed seed project represents our first step towards ultimately tackling the HISs cybersecurity problem with a focus on investigating the safety and cybersecurity problems of Clinical Alarm Systems (CASs).