Amy Salisbury, Ph.D., RN, PMH-CNS, BC, professor and associate dean for research, scholarship, and innovation at the VCU School of Nursing, is one of 18 VCU researchers selected to receive project funding from the university’s Presidential Research Quest Fund. Salisbury received an award of $49,997 for her project “Prenatal Opioids, Infant Sleep, and the Gut Microbiome.”

Her project will bring together faculty across Nursing, Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Psychiatry, and Microbiology to find solutions to major barriers in progress for care of newborns exposed to opioids and other substances as well as inform treatment options and decisions for their mothers during pregnancy and support them throughout he early postnatal period.

The Presidential Research Quest Fund’s goal is to afford all faculty an internal funding opportunity to support new, emerging, or continuing research and advance the Strategic Research Priorities Plan (SRPP).

To qualify for the program, faculty members’ research must align with VCU’s Quest 2025: Together We Transform and the initiatives of the SRPP. Read more here.

Dr. Amy Salisbury
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