Dr. Kristen Pecanac, PhD, RN, was awarded a Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative grant to support the study Surrogate Outcomes: The Influence of End of Life/Palliative Care Communication Strategies and Health Literacy. The study is funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. The primary research aim is to examine how clinician communication strategies during end of life or palliative care decision-making conversations can influence outcomes for surrogates with varying levels of health literacy or trust in the clinician. The total award costs are $19,600. Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Pecanac!