Healthy People 2010 disease prevalence in the Marshfield Clinic Personalized Medicine Research Proje
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Healthy People 2010 disease conditions in a large population-based cohort in central Wisconsin (WI, USA) and to consider how these conditions can be prioritized for research based on the use of healthcare services, the prevalence of various disease states and the resulting study power. Methods: Healthy People 2010 diagnoses were estimated for participants in the Personalized Medicine Research Project (PMRP), a large popula
Prostate Cancer Screening Decision Making Under Controversy: Implications for Health Promotion Pract
Prostate cancer is a major health problem for U.S. men and is characterized by paradoxes and controversies. Despite the wide availability of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, prostate cancer screening remains a controversial practice mainly because the direct impact of screening on mortality is not yet proven. As the relative value of screening, early detection, and treatment strategies continue to be debated, glaring racial-ethnic disparities persist with African American men experienci
The Papers of Jefferson Davis Project
The Papers of Jefferson Davis, a documentary editing project based at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is publishing a multi-volume edition of his letters and speeches, several of which can be found on this web site. The site also provides extensive information on Davis and his family and numerous images.
Culturally appropriate health education for type 2 diabetes mellitus in ethnic minority groups
Background Ethnic minority groups in upper-middle and high income countries tend to be socio-economically disadvantaged and to have higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes than the majority population. Objectives To assess the effectiveness of culturally appropriate diabetes health education on important outcome measures in type 2 diabetes. Search strategy We searched the The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, ERIC, SIGLE and reference lists of articles. We also contacted auth
This image is a black and white photograph of the Lafayette Bell. Postcard text: (back) This bell was rung in the city of Montgomery when Gen. Lafayette visited that place in 1825 and is called Alabama's liberty bell. It is the property of the Alabama State Department of Archives and History.
A New Tool for Epidemiology: The Usefulness of Dynamic Agent Models in Understanding Place Effects o
A major focus of recent work on the spatial patterning of health has been the study of how features of residential environments or neighborhoods may affect health. Place effects on health emerge from complex interdependent processes in which individuals interact with each other and their environment and in which both individuals and environments adapt and change over time. Traditional epidemiologic study designs and statistical regression approaches are unable to examine these dynamic processes.
Community Resilience as a Metaphor, Theory, Set of Capacities, and Strategy for Disaster Readiness
Communities have the potential to function effectively and adapt successfully in the aftermath of disasters. Drawing upon literatures in several disciplines, we present a theory of resilience that encompasses contemporary understandings of stress, adaptation, wellness, and resource dynamics. Community resilience is a process linking a network of adaptive capacities (resources with dynamic attributes) to adaptation after a disturbance or adversity. Community adaptation is manifest in population w
California Gold: Northern California Folk Arts from the Thirties
This is a multi-format ethnographic field collection project, undertaken during the New Deal, that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California.
Thesis (M.F. A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English.,"May 2006."
Resolved: A Chronicle of Technical Services (2006)
The news reports of Technical Services,Published irregularly.
Dynamic voice codec determination mechanism for VoIP
Emerging voice over IP networks dictate a need for efficient network resource management schemes to mitigate the best-effort nature of IP. Traditional quality of service and call admission control mechanisms provide network resource allocation to static voice flows with parameters fixed by a selected voice codec. Frequently, the available bandwidth is not efficiently utilized, which results in a lower-than-possible average voice quality and potential wastage of resources. In this thesis, the aut
Prediction of variation in dimensional tolerance due to sheet metal hydroforming using finite elemen
Hydroforming of aluminum sheets is very important in the aircraft industry, due to the advantages of less wrinkling and cost effectiveness. Numerous research has been conducted in this field, which deals with the development of methods and tools to control accuracy of the bend and prediction of the springback after the sheet metal has been formed. Rivets are the most commonly used fasteners to fit together the subassemblies of the aircraft. The holes for riveting are punched after any forming op
Developing an effective mentoring program
Formal mentoring programs are increasingly recognized as a means of recruitment and retention in a library setting. An effective mentoring program assists new librarians with diverse backgrounds in their professional growth and benefits organizational culture. In this paper, the authors examine different models of mentoring programs in the library profession and discuss the process of developing a university library mentoring program. This case study explores the mentor’s and mentee’s persp
The consequences of antisocial behavior in older male siblings for younger brothers and sisters
The contribution of younger male and female siblings’ conflict and involvement in deviant activities with their older brothers to younger siblings’ adolescent adjustment problems was examined in the context of parenting. Ineffective parenting during younger siblings’ childhood had no direct effects on adjustment, but facilitated their exposure to older brothers’ deviant peers and activities. The effect of sibling conflict on adjustment was mediated by younger siblings’ co-participation
Dear Obama: A Message from Victims of the LRA
Since September 2,008, at least 2000 civilians have been killed and nearly 3,000 others have been abducted during attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA, a Ugandan rebel group, operates in the border region between northern Congo, the Central African Republic and south Sudan. Many of the victims, including children, were beaten to death, had their skulls crushed or their heads sliced with machetes. Abducted children are forced to kill their family members. On May 24, 2010, Preside
Fat check chair
An original 1 colour aquatint. The plate was hand drawn by the artist, editioned by Maurice Payne, New York City
Peckham Space: presentation
This is an introductory powerpoint presentation about Peckham Space project, a partnership between Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London and Southwark Council. The aims of the project are: To develop sustainable partnerships between University of the Arts London, Southwark Council, community groups and cultural organisations. To increase participation in the arts and establish a successful model for working with artists in a regeneration context. The establishm
They shouted "got the bitch..."
On the 23rd October 2002 during a performance of a new Russian romantic musical, Nord Ost, in a Moscow theatre, members of the cast were going through their paces singing and dancing, dressed in military uniform. Another man appeared from the wings, also in military costume, and fired a weapon into the air. The audience at first believed this to be part of the performance. However, it didn’t take long for them to realize that this was not art but real life, and the beginning of what turn
Fractal landscape 2 (colourway)
Image from research project Textiles, Techniques & Technology. This project is aiming to challenge the frontiers of the relationship of traditional practice and production through the use of CAD/CAM in textile design. This image is produced using film positives from Robustelli scanner to litho film - Betree System Italy.
Space between words
After spending such a considerable time working with narratives and type I came across this process of cutting out type to create different depths of field. The columns of a newspaper were it's original inspiration. Obviously, now though, this piece is no longer about the actual words. Instead I was implying that the space between words is where our thoughts take shape.