Elena A Welsh

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This paper examines individual and organizational resilience processes among members of The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, (RAWA), an Afghan women's underground resistance organization located in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Since 1977, RAWA has used humanitarian and political means to educate, serve, and motivate women and to advocate(More)
To study the potential immunologic functions of murine Thy-1+ dendritic epidermal cells (Tdec), we used long term, IL-2-dependent, Tdec lines derived from the skin of C3H mice. Cells of the Tdec lines AU16 or AU4 were conjugated in vitro with the hapten FITC and injected s.c. into the footpad (ifp.) or i.v. into syngeneic recipient mice to assess their(More)
Thy-1+ dendritic epidermal cells (Tdec) are bone marrow-derived cells of T-cell lineage. In order to investigate the function of these cells, two interleukin 2-dependent Tdec lines (AU4 and AU16) were established from ear skin of C3H/HeN (MTV-) mice and examined for cytotoxicity against various murine tumor cells. The original phenotype of the Tdec, Thy-1+,(More)
We are investigating the functions of the Thy-1+ dendritic cells present in murine epidermis. Dendritic epidermal Thy-1+ cell (DETC) lines conjugated in vitro with hapten induce specific immunologic tolerance upon intravenous (i.v.) or subcutaneous injection into the footpad of normal mice. In these studies, we demonstrate that hapten-conjugated cells of(More)
The UMBC Psychology Department's Center for Community Collaboration (CCC) provides training and support for capacity building to promote substance abuse and mental health treatment as well as adherence improvement in community agencies funded through the Ryan White Act serving persons living with HIV/AIDS. This article describes an approach to dissemination(More)
Although responsibility for the care, nurturance, and protection of children can sometimes be viewed as an additional stress in the lives of at-risk women, this article describes the ways in which children act as protective factors in support of Afghan women's resilience. The qualitative data presented come from 110 interviews collected in Pakistan and(More)
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