Cheryl R Clark

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Substituted N-(4-(2-aminopyridin-4-yloxy)-3-fluoro-phenyl)-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridine-3-carboxamides were identified as potent and selective Met kinase inhibitors. Substitution of the pyridine 3-position gave improved enzyme potency, while substitution of the pyridone 4-position led to improved aqueous solubility and kinase selectivity.(More)
BACKGROUND Specific domains of adaptive behaviours and academic achievement may, in part, depend on executive function capacities. Executive function deficits have been found to be associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), not Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder (ODD/CD). METHOD Using a sample of 110 adolescents,(More)
PURPOSE Medical records must often be stripped of patient identifiers, or de-identified, before being shared. De-identification by humans is time-consuming, and existing software is limited in its generality. The open source MITRE Identification Scrubber Toolkit (MIST) provides an environment to support rapid tailoring of automated de-identification to(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a system for determining the assertion status of medical problems mentioned in clinical reports, which was entered in the 2010 i2b2/VA community evaluation 'Challenges in natural language processing for clinical data' for the task of classifying assertions associated with problem concepts extracted from patient records. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The Boston Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) 2010 Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition developed a case management intervention for women of African descent to identify and reduce medical and social obstacles to breast cancer screening and following up abnormal results. METHODS We targeted black women at high risk for(More)
OBJECTIVES Individuals who are out of work have a higher rate of common mental disorders (CMD) than individuals who are employed. People who are unemployed in the UK are entitled to welfare benefits to alleviate financial strain. This study examined rates of CMD in individuals who were employed, unemployed and receiving various UK benefits. It also(More)
The Clinical Language Understanding group at Nuance Communications has developed a medical information extraction system that combines a rule-based extraction engine with machine learning algorithms to identify and categorize references to patient smoking in clinical reports. The extraction engine identifies smoking references; documents that contain no(More)
BACKGROUND Research suggests that outcomes associated with drinking may differ depending upon patterns of consumption, drinking related symptoms and social problems. This paper investigated socioeconomic predictors (measuring multiple indices, period and consistency of disadvantage) of midlife drinking patterns. METHODS Socioeconomic information from the(More)
PURPOSE We describe an experiment to build a de-identification system for clinical records using the open source MITRE Identification Scrubber Toolkit (MIST). We quantify the human annotation effort needed to produce a system that de-identifies at high accuracy. METHODS Using two types of clinical records (history and physical notes, and social work(More)
A series of ten homologous and regioisomeric aminoketones related to the designer synthetic cathinone derivative MDPV were evaluated in this study. These compounds were prepared from a common precursor chemical, piperonal (3,4-methylenedioxybenzaldehyde). These aminoketones show major peaks in their mass spectra corresponding to the regioisomeric and(More)