Florida Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2008-2011
The Florida Health Disparities Plan was commissioned to determine the extent of Florida's health disparities and to present a framework for reducing them. Disparities in cancer mortality, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and infant mortality are symptomatic of deeper problems that some minorities face. Conditions such as poor access to quality care, poverty, and low health literacy plague some minority communities - like the proverbial "troubled waters" of old. Lack of culturally competent healthcare provider
Statistical analysis of the National Institutes of Health peer review system
A statistical model is proposed for the analysis of peer-review ratings of R01 grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health. Innovations of this model include parameters that reflect differences in reviewer scoring patterns, a mechanism to account for the transfer of information from an application's preliminary ratings and group discussion to final ratings provided by all panel members and posterior estimates of the uncertaninty associated with proposal ratings. Application
Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness to respond to prevention service providers, planners, and others who request science-based interventions that work to prevent HIV transmission. All interventions selected for this Compendium came from behavioral or social studies that had both intervention and control/comparison groups and positive results for behavioral or health outcomes. We required des
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
The effects of explicit teaching of morphemic analysis on vocabulary learning and comprehension and
This study investigated the effects of explicit teaching of morphemic analysis on vocabulary learning and comprehension and its transfer effects to novel words with sixth grade students. Because research states that vocabulary and the ability to decode unfamiliar words is vital for comprehension, an increase in vocabulary learning and comprehension was predicted. A sixth-grade reading class with low reading assessment results was specifically taught twelve affixes and roots chosen from a bank of
The effect of sustained silent reading on high school student’s lexile scores and attitudes toward
This research attempted to find the relationship between the consistent practice of Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) and a student’s lexile score. Two English I classes in an urban high school completed surveys that focused on a student’s attitude toward recreational and school reading. The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) provided the two English I classes a lexile score. Class A practiced SSR three days a week, while Class B did not. After the research period of twelve weeks, the two Engli
This course, year two of a three year medical course, provides the dental student with a more in-depth understanding of the pathology of the bodily systems with special emphasis on the oral cavity in lectures given by specialists.
Three-Dimensional Modeling, Animation and Rendering Using Blender 3D Software
The Blender 3D Design course is intended to offer students an introduction to the world of computer generated 3-D modeling and animation. As an introductory course, it provides a basic understanding of the skills and techniques employed by 3-D designers in a wide range of applications. This course updates and replaces Three-Dimensional Modeling, Animation and Rendering Using Blender 3D Software (2006), previously on Tufts OCW. In this course we will explore basic mesh modeling, applying textures
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
This course teaches the basic skills needed to critique the medical literature by providing a fundamental understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics. One highlight of the course is the Small Group Session. The small group format provides one with an excellent opportunity to closely interact with a faculty member by enhancing the concepts taught in the lectures and clarifying questions concerning the lecture material.
Contracts: Unconscionability and Reasonable Expectations with Professor Scott Burnham Guests: Professor Scott Burnham from the University of Montana School of Law Topic: Contracts: Unconscionability and Reasonable Expectations Running Time: 7:28
Guests: Professor Scott Burnham from the University of Montana School of Law
Topic: Contracts: Unconscionability and Reasonable Expectations
Running Time: 7:28
Business English & Global Manners
Business English & Global Manners
Surveys to Secondary Research
Often second language learners are asked to write a research paper by reading sources from secondary research and to give evidence to support their topic, yet they do not understand the kinds of information that formulate secondary research. Thus, there is an educational need for L2 learners to conduct primary research through surveys in order to understand its process, and also to gain insight into the kinds of information that secondary research may contain. This in turn, then, will lead the r
Intelligent User Experience Engineering
The course Intelligent User eXperience Engineering (IUXE) is given for the master programme 'Media and Knowledge Engineering' and for students from other master programmes. The aim is to achieve an understanding and practical experience of key principles, methods and theories in the area of intelligent user experience engineering. Study Goals: Knowledge of a basic, coherent approach for developing software systems in such a way that the systems' users can accomplish their goals effectively and e
Professor Talent Show, CPW 2011
SaveTFP's Third Annual CPW Professor Talent Show April 9, 2011 Featuring: Franz Ulm (1) Barbara Hughey (2) Scott Aaronson (6) Jon Gruber (14)
Wildlife Management Activity Guide for Teachers
Whether your school has a 40 acre school forest or a 40 square foot school yard lawn, we urge you to get your students involved in some hands-on wildlife management. It is a relevant real world issue that will also expose them to disciplines other than science as they learn all the complexities of land management. A few teachers are teaching about a variety of game species and habitats. Others are developing small native plant gardens which provide basic needs for native butterflies and birds. P
Energy Saving Technologies
Dr. Angela Belcher from MIT talks about how her lab makes solar cells and batteries with living organisms. Her former student Shakeel Avadhany, CEO and co-founder of Levant Power, introduces GenShock, a novel technology that harvests energy from vehicle shocks and transforms it into electricity.
Using Internet Communications, Summer 2008
Using Internet Communication enhances students' theoretical understanding of electronic communication and their ability to communicate as professionals, scholars, and citizens using the Internet. Participants learn core communication theoretical models and principles, and apply them to electronic communication methods that enhance interpersonal, small group, and public interactions. These methods include electronic meetings, discussion forums, co-authoring tools, audio, and video.
3.14 Physical Metallurgy (MIT)
The central point of this course is to provide a physical basis that links the structure of metals with their properties. With this understanding in hand, the concepts of alloy design and microstructural engineering are also discussed, linking processing and thermodynamics to the structure and properties of metals.
The Wisdom of Bees
When Michael O'Malley first took up beekeeping he thought it would be a nice hobby to share with his son. But he noticed that bees not only work together to achieve a common goal but, in the process, create a remarkably productive organisation. O'Malley's new book The Wisdom of Bees shows what bees can teach managers and provides insight into decision-making, communication and forward planning. This event celebrates the publication of Michael O'Malleys new book The Wisdom of Bees: What the Hive
Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.