Christopher Thomas

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In many ministries of health, applied epidemiology and training programs (AETPs) are responsible for detecting and responding to acute health events, including bioterrorism. In November 2001, we assessed the bioterrorism response capacity of 29 AETPs; 17 (59%) responded. Fifteen countries (88%) had bioterrorism response plans; in 6 (40%), AETPs took the(More)
Like U.S. firms, many Canadian firms voluntarily restrict trading by corporate insiders beyond the requirements of insider trading law. We aim to understand the determinants of firms’ private insider trading policies (ITPs), which are quasi-contractual devices. Based on the assumption that firms that face greater costs from insider trading (or greater(More)
INTRODUCTION Admission body temperature is a critical parameter in all trauma patients. Low admission temperature is strongly associated with adverse outcomes. We have previously shown, in a prospective study that low admission body temperature is common and associated with high mortality in hip fracture patients (Uzoigwe et al., 2014). However, no previous(More)
OBJECTIVES In September 2008, the Texas coast was directly hit by Hurricane Ike. Galveston Island was flooded by 4.25 m of storm surge, affecting most of the island's housing and infrastructure. The purpose of this study is to examine whether youth who did not evacuate (11 percent), and subsequently were exposed to Hurricane Ike, exhibit higher rates of(More)
BACKGROUND Guidelines on the management of hip fracture in the elderly focus on fractures suffered in the community. Between 4% and 7% of hip fractures occur in hospital. Mortality is higher in those who sustain hip fracture in hospital than those who sustain a fracture in the community. However, it is not known if sustaining a nosocomial fracture is an(More)
This study aimed to examine performance changes in lacrosse players during a 24-week competitive season (including 22 weeks of periodized resistance training (RT)). Eleven male lacrosse players (age 24.5 ± 4.3 years, height 180.4 ± 5.6 cm, body mass 80.5 ± 5.7 kg, 1 repetition maximum (1RM) back squat (BS) 113.3 ± 17.8 kg, 1RM power clean (PC) 67.2 ± 19.7(More)
While I was conducting a study on perceptions of depression among young African American men, the young men participating in my research reported, “If you’re African American, male, and you live in the United States, depression is a fact of life” (Kendrick et al., 2007). Since completing my research, I continue to encounter African American men, young and(More)
During a 14-week student design project, we developed a concept for a three-component system that allows audience members to voice their opinions at Olympic events. Aside from completing CHI's primary goal of creating a voting device, we found that audience members need a knowledge base and a feeling of empowerment in order to feel secure with their vote.(More)
REIDBORD, H.W. & HAWK, W.A. (1965) Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis and necrotizing vasculitis. Report of a case with autopsy findings and etiologic considerations. Cleveland Clinic Quarterly, 32, 19. RUST, J.A. & MAAS, H.E. (1967) Pelvic retroperitoneal fibrosis with response to prednisolone. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 98, 654.(More)
Given the important role of community colleges in undergraduate education, in order to increase the recruitment of STEM students and improve undergraduate STEM education, it is crucial to develop strategies to inspire community college students’ interest in STEM. With support from the Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement(More)