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The Role Of Key Adipokines In Obesity And Insulin Resistance In Cats, Angela Lusby, Claudia Kirk, Joe Bartges Jan 2012

The Role Of Key Adipokines In Obesity And Insulin Resistance In Cats, Angela Lusby, Claudia Kirk, Joe Bartges

Angela L Witzel (Lusby) DVM, PhD, DACVN

No abstract provided.


Comparison Of A Human Portable Blood Glucose Meter, Veterinary Portable Blood Glucose Meter, And Automated Chemistry Analyzer For Measurement Of Blood Glucose Concentrations In Dogs, Beth Johnson, Michael Fry, Bente Flatland, Claudia Kirk Jan 2012

Comparison Of A Human Portable Blood Glucose Meter, Veterinary Portable Blood Glucose Meter, And Automated Chemistry Analyzer For Measurement Of Blood Glucose Concentrations In Dogs, Beth Johnson, Michael Fry, Bente Flatland, Claudia Kirk

Bente Flatland

OBJECTIVE: To compare blood glucose concentrations measured with 2 portable blood glucose meters (PBGMs) validated for use in dogs (PBGM-D) and humans (PBGM-H) and an automated chemistry analyzer. DESIGN: Validation study. SAMPLE POPULATION: 92 samples of fresh whole blood and plasma from 83 dogs with various diseases. PROCEDURES: Each PBGM was used to measure whole blood glucose concentration, and the automated analyzer was used to measure plasma glucose concentration. Passing-Bablok linear regression and Bland-Altman plots were used to determine correlations and bias between the PBGMs and the automated analyzer. Calculated acceptability limits based on combined inherent instrument imprecision were used ...


Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version5 by Marc Guerrero with Tato Malay


Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version3 by Marc Guerrero with Jay Fajardo


Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version2 by Marc Guerrero with Danielle van Asch-Prevot


Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS Panahon ng mga Filipino ang 21st century: Ang Asian Century (Ang pagpapanumbalik sa likas na Karangalan ng lahat ng Filipino sa buong mundo) Manifest Greatness is a work-in-progress Manifesto of, for and by Filipino citizens of the world in synergy with foreign national friends of the Filipino people worldwide in pursuit of genuine entrepreneurial wisdom


A Pilot Study Of Organizational Performance, Performance Barriers And Faculty Engagement In The Nursing Education Unit, Yolanda Chapman Turner Dec 2009

A Pilot Study Of Organizational Performance, Performance Barriers And Faculty Engagement In The Nursing Education Unit, Yolanda Chapman Turner

Dissertations

This pilot study was driven by the problem of market disequilibrium and the subsequent overarching desire to identify and describe principles and processes taken by nursing education units to optimize market equilibrium for nursing service in response to cyclical market demands. Given the complexities of market responsiveness in conjunction with changes in healthcare delivery, health economics, population demographics, higher education and other contextual factors, it is essential for nursing education as a whole to be in a position to respond to demand. The purpose of this study was to investigate organizational performance, performance barriers and faculty engagement in the nursing ...


Can We Get Nurses To Stay? A Qualitative Study To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of A Formal Mentoring Program In An Acute Care Health System, Eileen M. Willits Dec 2009

Can We Get Nurses To Stay? A Qualitative Study To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of A Formal Mentoring Program In An Acute Care Health System, Eileen M. Willits

Dissertations

This qualitative phenomenological case study was designed to investigate the affect that a formal mentoring program had on job satisfaction including a nurse's intent to stay with their current employer and their intent to stay in the nursing profession. The research was intended to determine whether mentoring programs could be used to help avoid the affect of the upcoming predicted nursing shortage in the acute care hospital.

The findings were based on the results of a sample of twelve nurses who had voluntarily signed up to take part in a formal mentoring program sponsored by the staff development department ...


Parental Perceptions Of Body Mass Index Referrals And Overweight School-Age Children, Misty Schwartz Dec 2009

Parental Perceptions Of Body Mass Index Referrals And Overweight School-Age Children, Misty Schwartz

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

It is well documented that there is a worldwide epidemic of obesity in children. To address obesity in children, emphasis must be on factors within family, school, and community environments. Although most parents and school officials are aware of the problem of overweight children, there is little data available to guide decision making about the acceptability of school-based Body Mass Index (BMI) screening and referral programs. As states mandate BMI screening and referral, parental insight is essential to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of BMI notification.

The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore the perceptions of parents ...


Faculty And Student Perceptions Of Influences On Post-Exam Attendance, Trent W. Maurer, Laura Frost, Diana Sturges, Simone Charles, Deborah Allen, J. Michelle Cawthorn, Cherry C. Brewton Dec 2009

Faculty And Student Perceptions Of Influences On Post-Exam Attendance, Trent W. Maurer, Laura Frost, Diana Sturges, Simone Charles, Deborah Allen, J. Michelle Cawthorn, Cherry C. Brewton

Nursing, School of - Faculty Publications

This project investigated differences between faculty and student perceptions of student attendance in courses for the class period after an exam, including factors thought to influence student attendance. Participants from a single university completed a mixed-methods on-line questionnaire. Quantitative analyses revealed significant differences between faculty and student perceptions on all but one project variable. Qualitative analyses reinforced those findings and suggested that faculty misunderstand what factors actually influence student attendance. Taken together, the results suggest a substantial disconnect between faculty and student perceptions of the importance of class attendance and highlight areas for faculty to influence student attendance.


Modified Head Shake Computerized Dynamic Posturography, Julie A. Honaker, Connie M. Converse, Neil T. Shepard Dec 2009

Modified Head Shake Computerized Dynamic Posturography, Julie A. Honaker, Connie M. Converse, Neil T. Shepard

Special Education and Communication Disorders Faculty Publications

PURPOSE: Recent research on head shake posturography has demonstrated a modest increase in sensitivity to identifying peripheral vestibular system asymmetry when horizontal head movements were added to portions of the standard Sensory Organization Test (SOT) battery. However, limitations with respect to the head shake protocol were outlined, and usable data for assessing performance could not be established. The purpose of this study was to test a change in protocol for use of head shake SOT to address the noted limitations.
METHOD: Forty participants ranging in age from 20 to 79 years with no history of dizziness completed Conditions 2 and ...


Chronic Subjective Dizziness (Csd) Vs. Conversion Disorder: Discussion Of Clinical Findings And Rehabilitation., Julie A. Honaker, Jane M. Gilbert, Jeffrey P. Staab Dec 2009

Chronic Subjective Dizziness (Csd) Vs. Conversion Disorder: Discussion Of Clinical Findings And Rehabilitation., Julie A. Honaker, Jane M. Gilbert, Jeffrey P. Staab

Special Education and Communication Disorders Faculty Publications

PURPOSE: Audiologists frequently encounter patients who complain of chronic dizziness or imbalance, in the absence of active vestibular or neurological deficits. Knowledge about conditions that cause this clinical presentation will allow audiologists to make important contributions to accurate diagnosis and effective management of these patients. This article reviews two such conditions, chronic subjective dizziness (CSD) and conversion disorder. METHOD: A case of CSD and another of conversion disorder are presented with a literature review of their clinical presentations, key diagnostic features, and treatment strategies. The role of the audiologist in assessing patients with these conditions and facilitating appropriate treatment referrals ...


Comparison Of A Human Portable Blood Glucose Meter, Veterinary Portable Blood Glucose Meter, And Automated Chemistry Analyzer For Measurement Of Blood Glucose Concentrations In Dogs, Beth Johnson, Michael Fry, Bente Flatland, Claudia Kirk Nov 2009

Comparison Of A Human Portable Blood Glucose Meter, Veterinary Portable Blood Glucose Meter, And Automated Chemistry Analyzer For Measurement Of Blood Glucose Concentrations In Dogs, Beth Johnson, Michael Fry, Bente Flatland, Claudia Kirk

Claudia A Kirk

OBJECTIVE: To compare blood glucose concentrations measured with 2 portable blood glucose meters (PBGMs) validated for use in dogs (PBGM-D) and humans (PBGM-H) and an automated chemistry analyzer. DESIGN: Validation study. SAMPLE POPULATION: 92 samples of fresh whole blood and plasma from 83 dogs with various diseases. PROCEDURES: Each PBGM was used to measure whole blood glucose concentration, and the automated analyzer was used to measure plasma glucose concentration. Passing-Bablok linear regression and Bland-Altman plots were used to determine correlations and bias between the PBGMs and the automated analyzer. Calculated acceptability limits based on combined inherent instrument imprecision were used ...


Family Sources Of Educational Gender Inequality In Rural China: A Critical Assessment, Emily C. Hannum, Peggy A. Kong, Yuping Zhang Nov 2009

Family Sources Of Educational Gender Inequality In Rural China: A Critical Assessment, Emily C. Hannum, Peggy A. Kong, Yuping Zhang

Emily C. Hannum

In this paper, we investigate the gender gap in education in rural northwest China. We first discuss parental perceptions of abilities and appropriate roles for girls and boys; parental concerns about old-age support; and parental perceptions of different labor market outcomes for girls' and boys' education. We then investigate gender disparities in investments in children, children's performance at school, and children's subsequent attainment. We analyze a survey of nine to twelve year-old children and their families conducted in rural Gansu Province in the year 2000, along with follow-up information about subsequent educational attainment collected seven years later. We ...


School Of Medicine Academic Plan, 2009-2014 Nov 2009

School Of Medicine Academic Plan, 2009-2014

Annual Reports - Education

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is the only public medical school in the state and one of only three public medical schools in the New England. Consequently, it plays a pivotal role in education, research, and healthcare delivery in both the state and the region. The primary mission of the School of Medicine is education at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels for practitioners, teachers, and researchers, conducted in an environment of exemplary patient care, research, and public service.


2009 Scholars And Artists Bibliography, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, Friends Of The Michael Schwartz Library, Michael Schwartz Ph.D. Nov 2009

2009 Scholars And Artists Bibliography, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, Friends Of The Michael Schwartz Library, Michael Schwartz Ph.D.

Scholars and Artists Bibliographies

This bibliography was created for the annual Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Scholars and Artists Reception, recognizing scholarly and creative achievements of Cleveland State University faculty, staff and emeriti. Dr. Michael Schwartz was the honored guest.


Advisor/Mentor Role In Guiding Future Primary Care Physicians, Stacey J. Kadish, Gina M. Gentile, Laura A. Sefton, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2009

Advisor/Mentor Role In Guiding Future Primary Care Physicians, Stacey J. Kadish, Gina M. Gentile, Laura A. Sefton, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

One component of UMMS’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality medical education to state residents and to increase the number of PCPs practicing in underserved areas of the state.

This study responds to our growing need to recruit future PCPs by investigating differences in relationships with advisors/mentors between those students who pursue a primary care residency and those who do not.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2009.


Talk To Me: Issues In Acquiring Spoken Language For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rhea Paul Nov 2009

Talk To Me: Issues In Acquiring Spoken Language For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rhea Paul

Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Publications

Speech-language pathologists play a critical role in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) because communication deficits are a primary component of both the diagnostic criteria and the focus of educational services for children with these conditions. Children with ASD almost always are delayed in speech acquisition (Tager-Flusberg, Paul, & Lord, 2005), as well as in other areas of communication. Lack of speech is often the most obvious symptom and greatest cause for concern of parents of toddlers who are eventually diagnosed with ASD, even though closer observation usually reveals additional problems.


No Powerpoint? Whatever Loys Your Krathong ..., Kimberly D. Acquaviva Nov 2009

No Powerpoint? Whatever Loys Your Krathong ..., Kimberly D. Acquaviva

National Collaborative on Aging Faculty Publications

The author discusses her experiences teaching a workshop on writing for publication to medicine, nursing and public health faculty in Thailand, without using PowerPoint.


Helping Immigrant And Refugee Students Succeed: It's Not Just What Happens In The Classroom, Eileen Kugler, Olga Acosta Price Nov 2009

Helping Immigrant And Refugee Students Succeed: It's Not Just What Happens In The Classroom, Eileen Kugler, Olga Acosta Price

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

No abstract provided.


Independent Learning: Emerging Themes, Stacey J. Kadish, Gina M. Gentile, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2009

Independent Learning: Emerging Themes, Stacey J. Kadish, Gina M. Gentile, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

Previous research findings suggest “independent learning” appeared to be the single most useful method for helping students facilitate learning in their preclinical years. This study extends upon our prior work exploring students’ definition of independent learning.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2009.


Effect Of Repetition On State Anxiety During A High Platform Lunge Task And Associated Ability To Process Visual And Auditory Cues, Klinton Eugene Neirinckx Nov 2009

Effect Of Repetition On State Anxiety During A High Platform Lunge Task And Associated Ability To Process Visual And Auditory Cues, Klinton Eugene Neirinckx

Theses Bachelor Honours

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of repetition on state anxiety during an anxiety-invoking task and the associated ability to process visual and auditory cues.

Methods: Twenty-six females (21.8 2.8 yrs.) were required to perform six lunges, separated by five minutes, from a six-meter platform. Measures of state anxiety were recorded during each attempt including time to jump (Tjump), heart rate (HRjump) and self reported evaluations of somatic (SA) and cognitive anxiety (CA). During the countdown to jump the subjects were exposed to five visual and five auditory pieces of information that they ...


Predictive Validity Of Measurements Of Clinical Competence Using The Team Objective Structured Bedside Assessment (Tosba): Assessing The Clinical Competence Of Final Year Medical Students., Frances M. Meagher, Marcus W. Butler, Stanley Dw Miller, Richard Costello, Ronán Conroy, Noel G. Mcelvaney Nov 2009

Predictive Validity Of Measurements Of Clinical Competence Using The Team Objective Structured Bedside Assessment (Tosba): Assessing The Clinical Competence Of Final Year Medical Students., Frances M. Meagher, Marcus W. Butler, Stanley Dw Miller, Richard Costello, Ronán Conroy, Noel G. Mcelvaney

Medicine Articles

BACKGROUND: The importance of valid and reliable assessment of student competence and performance is gaining increased recognition. Provision of valid patient-based formative assessment is an increasing challenge for clinical teachers in a busy hospital setting. A formative assessment tool that reliably predicts performance in the summative setting would be of value to both students and teachers. AIM: This study explores the utility of the team objective structured bedside assessment (TOSBA), a novel ward-based formative assessment tool, in predicting student performance in the final clinical examination. METHODS: The performance of a cohort of final year students (n = 191) in the TOSBA ...


Increasing Flexibility For Adult Learners: Merging A Hybrid Course With A Fully Online Course, Elaine Barber Parker, Maureen E. Wassef Oct 2009

Increasing Flexibility For Adult Learners: Merging A Hybrid Course With A Fully Online Course, Elaine Barber Parker, Maureen E. Wassef

Graduate School of Nursing Publications and Presentations

The objectives of this presentation are to:

1. Examine the processes and outcomes of a project aimed at increasing enrollment into two nurse educator courses at the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Worcester.

2. Discuss the pros and cons of the strategy selected for the project.

This peer-reviewed slide presentation was presented at the 15th Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, on October 30, 2009, in Orlando, Florida.


Are There Instructional Differences Between Fulltime And Parttime Faculty?, R. Eric Landrum Oct 2009

Are There Instructional Differences Between Fulltime And Parttime Faculty?, R. Eric Landrum

R. Eric Landrum

Using data from 8 academic departments and 361 courses taught during a semester, I examined differences between fulltime and parttime faculty in the areas of general demographic variables, student evaluation of teaching outcomes, and the distribution of grades earned. I expected fulltime faculty to exhibit higher teaching evaluations and less lenient grade distributions, yet neither hypothesis was supported. However, substantial differences exist in the support mechanisms provided to parttime and fulltime faculty. These results are discussed in the context of a growing national reliance on parttime faculty, and the potential implications of this trend.


Helping Counselors Develop Relational Competencies When Working With Religions And Spiritual Clients, Dr. Jill Duba, Dr. Craig Cashwell, Dr. Harriet Glosoff Oct 2009

Helping Counselors Develop Relational Competencies When Working With Religions And Spiritual Clients, Dr. Jill Duba, Dr. Craig Cashwell, Dr. Harriet Glosoff

Dr. Jill Denise Duba

No abstract provided.


Curriculum Reform: A Narrated Journey., Geraldine Maccarrick Oct 2009

Curriculum Reform: A Narrated Journey., Geraldine Maccarrick

Medical Education/Health Professions Education Articles

OBJECTIVES: Curriculum reform poses significant challenges for medical schools across the globe. Understanding the medical educator's personal and lived experience of curriculum change is paramount. This paper illustrates the use of narrative inquiry as a means of exploring the author's own evolving professional identity as a medical educator engaged in planning and leading curriculum reform and in understanding the meanings she and other medical educators attribute to their roles as agents of change in a medical school. CONTEXT: In 2002 it was decided to radically reform a school of medicine's (SoM) traditional 6-year medical degree course (converting ...


Chironian Fall/Winter 2009, New York Medical College Oct 2009

Chironian Fall/Winter 2009, New York Medical College

Journals

No abstract provided.


The Negative Images Of Nursing Portrayed On Grey’S Anatomy, House And Er And Its Effect On Public Perception And The Contemporary Nursing Shortage, Jacquelyn Bishop Oct 2009

The Negative Images Of Nursing Portrayed On Grey’S Anatomy, House And Er And Its Effect On Public Perception And The Contemporary Nursing Shortage, Jacquelyn Bishop

Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity

No abstract provided.


The Albany Movement And The Limits Of Nonviolent Protest In Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962, Brendan Kevin Nelligan Oct 2009

The Albany Movement And The Limits Of Nonviolent Protest In Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962, Brendan Kevin Nelligan

Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity

No abstract provided.