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Helping our healthcare heroes research center director for behavioral health at BSWRI , these initiatives have already collected data on more than 5,500 participants and will investigate the wide range of psychological symptoms , including increased anxiety , depression , and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic . They will also study resiliency in those subjects who seem to be coping despite the impacts of the virus to find ways to bring emotional tools to all . Communities Foundation of Texas provided a generous grant to advance the second phase of Dr . Warren ’ s research , and to support an additional study being investigated by Thomas Cox , PsyD , director of Faculty Development and Education Research in Graduate Medical Education at BUMC , on the risk of suicide for medical clinicians and physicians during and after a pandemic .

Funding the Innovation
Extending investigational expertise across more than 50 specialties , Baylor Scott & White Research Institute provides the business and regulatory infrastructure to accelerate medical breakthroughs and innovative new treatment models through clinical and translational activities . Present at sites and centers across the System , BSWRI maintains nearly 2,000 active trials each year .
For decades , BSW Foundations have received generous support from donors to advance clinical trials and investigator-initiated studies .
BSWRI is a part of more than 20 new clinical trials and research studies that aim to help humankind understand and battle this debilitating virus .
Without this donor support and Baylor Scott & White ’ s dedication and commitment to advancing healthcare through research , these potentially life-saving trials would not be possible . “ It ’ s so important for people to get involved and help fund studies like these ,” said Dr . Mack . “ This is exciting research that is going to make an
impact on the way we practice healthcare going forward .”
For more information on opportunities to help fund research that will advance the care for COVID-19 and beyond , please contact Amy Adkins at 817.922.7707 or Amy . Adkins @ BSWHealth . org .
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute continues to mobilize staff and resources for industry- sponsored drug trials , investigator-initiated drug trials and research studies designed to help increase knowledge around case trends , viral epidemiology , and care best practices .
Additional Areas of Study : Targeting Inflammation Plasma and Antibodies Targeting the Virus Data , Preventative Measures , and Mental Health caregivers , including the risk of exposure , but these brave individuals continue to persevere . As we navigate this pandemic through the coming months , the needs of employees are expected to continue .
“ Thank you so much ,” expressed one grateful employee who received financial assistance from the Employees 1st Emergency Assistance Fund “ This will help me stay ahead financially as I return to work and get back to normal rather than having to juggle bills . I am so blessed to be part of this organization where our core values are a reality rather than a motto on the wall . Thank you again .”
The Employees 1st Emergency Assistance Fund is supported entirely through charitable donations from employees and community donors — a true demonstration of how we are in this together .
For more information on how on how the Foundation is supporting the Employees 1 st Emergency Assistance Fund , please contact Amy Adkins at 817.922.7707 or Amy . Adkins @ BSWHealth . org .
9-year-old Employees 1st Assistance Fund donor Isaac
Thank you , Isaac . We think you ’ re pretty special too .