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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322578/interview-with-amr-h-sawalha-epigenetics-and-autoimmunity
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Amr H Sawalha
Amr H Sawalha is Professor of Internal Medicine and Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research at the University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology. He also holds faculty appointments at the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and the Graduate Program in Immunology at the University of Michigan. He was recently appointed as Guest Professor at Central South University in Changsha, China. He received his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology and completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and his fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Michigan...
March 21, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318314/promising-and-established-investigators-experiences-participating-in-the-national-athletic-trainers-association-foundation-research-mentor-program-a
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Sara L Nottingham, Stephanie M Mazerolle, Jessica L Barrett
CONTEXT: Mentorship is a helpful resource for individuals who transition from doctoral student to tenure-track faculty member. The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Research & Education Foundation offers a Research Mentor Program to provide mentorship to promising investigators, particularly as they work to establish independent lines of research. OBJECTIVE: To gain the perspectives of promising and established investigators on their participation in the NATA Foundation Research Mentor Program...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315665/physician-scientists-in-obstetrics-and-gynecology-predictors-of-success-in-obtaining-independent-research-funding
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Ijeoma Okeigwe, Cynthia Wang, Joseph A Politch, Linda J Heffner, Wendy Kuohung
BACKGROUND: Obstetrics and gynecology departments receive the smallest amount of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding and have significantly lower application success rates compared to pediatric, internal medicine, and surgery departments. The development of mentored early career development training grants (K awards) has been one strategy implemented by the NIH to help aspiring physician-scientists establish independent research careers. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the cohort of ob/gyn physician-scientists who were K08, K12, and K23 recipients from 1988-2015 and to identify predictors of success in obtaining independent federal funding, as defined by acquisition of an R01, R21, R34, U01, U54, P01, or P50...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314488/building-sustainable-local-capacity-for-global-health-research-in-west-africa
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Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Elijah Paintsil, Muktar H Aliyu, Awewura Kwara, Folasade Ogunsola, Yaw A Afrane, Chima Onoka, Gordon A Awandare, Gladys Amponsah, Llewellyn J Cornelius, Gabou Mendy, Rachel Sturke, Anita Ghansah, George K Siberry, Echezona E Ezeanolue
BACKGROUND: Global health research in resource-limited countries has been largely sponsored and led by foreign institutions. Thus, these countries' training capacity and productivity in global health research is limited. Local participation at all levels of global health knowledge generation promotes equitable access to evidence-based solutions. Additionally, leadership inclusive of competent local professionals promotes best outcomes for local contextualization and implementation of successful global health solutions...
November 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306138/john-a-hartford-foundation-centers-of-excellence-program-history-impact-and-legacy
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David B Reuben, Daniel B Kaplan, Odette van der Willik, Nora O Brien-Suric
The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) created the Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry in 1988 with the goal of establishing academic training environments to increase geriatrics-trained faculty. The initiative identified medical schools with the necessary components for training academic geriatricians. JAHF grants provided the resources to create a cadre of physicians whose research, teaching and practice leads to substantial contributions in geriatrics. Results from two evaluations show that the program has successfully increased geriatrics-prepared faculty who have achieved promotion and institutional retention, success in winning competitive research grants, and positions of leadership...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302274/pipeline-program-recruits-and-retains-women-and-underrepresented-minorities-in-procedure-based-specialties-a-brief-report
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Bonnie S Mason, William Ross, Monique C Chambers, Richard Grant, Michael Parks
As the US population continues to grow in racial and ethnic diversity, we also continue to see healthcare disparities across racial lines. Considerable attention has been given to creating a physician workforce that better reflects the population served by healthcare professionals. To address the low numbers of women and underrepresented minorities in procedural based specialties, Nth Dimensions has sought to address and eliminate healthcare disparities through strategic pipeline initiatives. This is a retrospective observational cohort study of 118 medical students from 29 accredited US medical schools, who were awarded a position in the Nth Dimensions Summer Internship program between 2005 and 2012...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301300/impact-of-humanitarian-experiences-on-otolaryngology-trainees-a-follow-up-study-of-travel-grant-recipients
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Aria Jafari, Kathryn R Tringale, Bruce H Campbell, Jacob W Husseman, Susan R Cordes
In this study, we seek (1) to determine the impact of humanitarian experiences on otolaryngology trainee recipients of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation humanitarian travel grant (2001-2015); (2) to better understand trainee and trip characteristics, as well as motivations and attitudes toward future volunteerism; and (3) and to identify potential barriers to participation. An anonymous 30-question survey was distributed to 207 individuals, and 52 (25.1%) responded. Respondents viewed the trip as very worthwhile (score = 98 of 100), expressed improved cultural understanding (75...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291495/an-assessment-of-national-emt-certification-among-enlisted-military-medics
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Stephen Harper, Remle Crowe, Melissa Bentley, Chetan Kharod, Benjamin Walrath
BACKGROUND: Navy Hospital Corpsmen (HMs) are the Navy equivalent to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) both in-garrison and on the battlefield. In 2000, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Agenda for the Future highlighted the need for a single certification agency to provide consistent evaluation of entry level competence for each nationally recognized EMS provider level. Administered by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT), National EMT Certification is currently utilized by 46 states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and six federal organizations as part of their processes for granting licensure...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288172/the-impact-of-an-intervention-to-introduce-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-tests-on-fever-case-management-in-a-high-transmission-setting-in-uganda-a-mixed-methods-cluster-randomized-trial-prime
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Clare I R Chandler, Emily L Webb, Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Susan Nayiga, Christine Nabirye, Deborah D DiLiberto, Emmanuel Ssemmondo, Grant Dorsey, Moses R Kamya, Sarah G Staedke
BACKGROUND: Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria (mRDTs) have been scaled-up widely across Africa. The PRIME study evaluated an intervention aiming to improve fever case management using mRDTs at public health centers in Uganda. METHODS: A cluster-randomized trial was conducted from 2010-13 in Tororo, a high malaria transmission setting. Twenty public health centers were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to intervention or control. The intervention included training in health center management, fever case management with mRDTs, and patient-centered services; plus provision of mRDTs and artemether-lumefantrine (AL) when stocks ran low...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278387/12-days-of-altitude-exposure-at-1800m-does-not-increase-resting-metabolic-rate-in-elite-rowers
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Amy L Woods, Laura A Garvican-Lewis, Anthony Rice, Kevin Grant Thompson
Four elite rowers completed a twelve-day altitude training camp living at 1800m, and training at 1800m and 915m, to assess changes in resting metabolic rate (RMR). RMR and body composition were assessed PRE and POST-camp. Downward trends in RMR and body composition were observed post-altitude: absolute RMR (percent change: -5.2%), relative RMR (-4.6%), body mass (-1.2%), and fat mass (-4.1%), likely related to the hypoxic stimulus and an imbalance between training load and energy intake.
March 9, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277241/the-widespread-misuse-of-effect-sizes
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Scott J Dankel, J Grant Mouser, Kevin T Mattocks, Brittany R Counts, Matthew B Jessee, Samuel L Buckner, Paul D Loprinzi, Jeremy P Loenneke
OBJECTIVES: Studies comparing multiple groups (i.e., experimental and control) often examine the efficacy of an intervention by calculating within group effect sizes using Cohen's d. This method is inappropriate and largely impacted by the pre-test variability as opposed to the variability in the intervention itself. Furthermore, the percentage change is often analyzed, but this is highly impacted by the baseline values and can be potentially misleading. Thus, the objective of this study was to illustrate the common misuse of the effect size and percent change measures...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276188/time-course-of-muscle-growth-and-its-relationship-with-muscle-strength-in-both-young-and-older-women
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Jeremy P Loenneke, Lindy M Rossow, Christopher A Fahs, Robert S Thiebaud, J Grant Mouser, Michael G Bemben
AIM: The time-course for changes in muscle size and strength is not well understood, particularly in women. In addition, contributions of muscle size to strength are commonly assessed utilizing a pre-post change score; however, a more appropriate within-subject correlational analysis has never been used. METHODS: To determine the time-course for thigh muscle size and strength in young (aged 18-25 years) and older (aged 50-65 years) women, and determine the relationship between size and strength after 8 weeks of training carried our three times per week...
March 9, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270932/the-krescent-program-2005-2015-an-evaluation-of-the-state-of-kidney-research-training-in-canada
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Kevin D Burns, Adeera Levin, Elisabeth Fowler, Leah Butcher, Marc Turcotte, Mary-Jo Makarchuk, Benoît Macaluso, Vincent Larivière, Philip M Sherman
BACKGROUND: The Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training (KRESCENT) Program was launched in 2005 to enhance kidney research capacity in Canada and foster knowledge translation across the 4 themes of health research. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of KRESCENT on its major objectives and on the careers of trainees after its first 10 years. METHODS: An online survey of trainees (n = 53) who had completed or were enrolled in KRESCENT was conducted in 2015...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270757/effectiveness-of-a-novel-qigong-meditative-movement-practice-for-impaired-health-in-flight-attendants-exposed-to-second-hand-cigarette-smoke
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Peter Payne, Steven Fiering, James C Leiter, David T Zava, Mardi A Crane-Godreau
This single-arm non-randomized pilot study explores an intervention to improve the health of flight attendants (FA) exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke prior to the smoking ban on commercial airlines. This group exhibits an unusual pattern of long-term pulmonary dysfunction. We report on Phase I of a two-phase clinical trial; the second Phase will be a randomized controlled trial testing digital delivery of the intervention. Subjects were recruited in the Northeastern US; testing and intervention were administered in 4 major cities...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250511/implementation-research-on-community-health-workers-provision-of-maternal-and-child-health-services-in-rural-liberia
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Peter W Luckow, Avi Kenny, Emily White, Madeleine Ballard, Lorenzo Dorr, Kirby Erlandson, Benjamin Grant, Alice Johnson, Breanna Lorenzen, Subarna Mukherjee, E John Ly, Abigail McDaniel, Netus Nowine, Vidiya Sathananthan, Gerald A Sechler, John D Kraemer, Mark J Siedner, Rajesh Panjabi
OBJECTIVE: To assess changes in the use of essential maternal and child health services in Konobo, Liberia, after implementation of an enhanced community health worker (CHW) programme. METHODS: The Liberian Ministry of Health partnered with Last Mile Health, a nongovernmental organization, to implement a pilot CHW programme with enhanced recruitment, training, supervision and compensation. To assess changes in maternal and child health-care use, we conducted repeated cross-sectional cluster surveys before (2012) and after (2015) programme implementation...
February 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239667/disregard-of-neurological-impairments-associated-with-neglected-tropical-diseases-in-africa
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Emmanuel Quansah, Esther Sarpong, Thomas K Karikari
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect people in the bottom billion poorest in the world. These diseases are concentrated in rural areas, conflict zones and urban slums in Africa and other tropical areas. While the World Health Organization recognizes seventeen priority NTDs, the list of conditions present in Africa and elsewhere that are eligible to be classified as NTDs is much longer. Although NTDs are generally marginalized, their associated neurological burden has been almost completely disregarded...
June 2016: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224853/don-t-take-the-nhs-for-granted
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Christopher Maguire
In my final year of training I undertook an elective placement in Nepal, where I spent three weeks in an emergency department in Kathmandu.
February 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221072/reflections-on-quagmires-for-clinicians-and-coaches-comment-on-gebhardt-2016
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Anthony M Grant
Professional coaching can be considered an example of a postprofessional discipline-a discipline that transcends the traditional boundaries between professional clinical psychology and business consulting and coaching. Not surprisingly, a number of potential quagmires in relation to ethical, educational, and credentialing issues have arisen. However, such tensions present an opportunity to build more solid foundations for the delivery of professional coaching services. A way forward is to more broadly engage with university-level theoretically grounded, coaching-specific educational programs...
February 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212062/community-health-agency-administrators-access-to-public-health-data-for-program-planning-evaluation-and-grant-preparation
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Sandra D Lane, Donna M Cashman, Robert H Keefe, Lutchmie Narine, Bradford Ducre, Sharon Chesna, Meghan Hall, David Oliver
The Affordable Care Act mandates that public health data be made available for community agency use. Having access to such data allows community agencies to tailor interventions, evaluations, and funding requests more effectively. This study, jointly undertaken by Syracuse University faculty and students with the New York State Perinatal Association, sought to understand community agencies' access to requests for governmental data, as well as to identify areas for improving data access. Results from this survey of administrators from 43 agencies in New York State found that only one-half of their requests for data were successful...
February 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192609/effect-of-vitamin-d3-fortification-and-saskatoon-berry-syrup-addition-on-the-flavor-profile-acceptability-and-antioxidant-properties-of-rooibos-tea-aspalathus-linearis
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Jennifer Grant, Donna Ryland, Cara K Isaak, Suvira Prashar, Yaw L Siow, Carla G Taylor, Michel Aliani
The unique characteristics and healthful reputation of caffeine-free rooibos tea (RT) make it an ideal carrier for vitamin D3 supplementation, and a potential base for the addition of Saskatoon berry syrup (SBS), a natural flavor additive. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of vitamin D3 fortification and SBS addition on the flavor profile, consumer acceptability, and antioxidant properties of RT. Six formulations (RT, RT with SBS, RT with SBS and vitamin D3 , RT with vitamin D3 , green tea [GT], and GT with SBS) were evaluated by 12 trained panelists and 114 consumers...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Food Science
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