Jinah Kim

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Through behavioural analysis, this study investigated the social-motivational aspects of musical interaction between the child and the therapist in improvisational music therapy by measuring emotional, motivational and interpersonal responsiveness in children with autism during joint engagement episodes. The randomized controlled study (n = 10) employed a(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of improvisational music therapy on joint attention behaviors in pre-school children with autism. It was a randomized controlled study employing a single subject comparison design in two different conditions, improvisational music therapy and play sessions with toys, and using standardized tools and(More)
Cutaneous melanoma is a lethal malignancy that arises spontaneously or via in situ precursor neoplasms. While melanoma in situ and locally invasive malignant melanoma can be cured surgically, these lesions can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from melanocytic nevi. Thus, the identification of histolopathologic or molecular features that distinguish(More)
Exome sequencing Genomic DNA was isolated using the Qiagen Blood/Tissue kit (Qiagen, Valencia, CA). Exome capture was performed with the Agilent SureSelect All-Exon v2 kit, and 100 bp paired-end library reads were generated on Illumina HiSeq 2000 to a 50-fold target average depth of coverage. Alignment of reads to the human genome was performed with(More)
  • Scott X Atwood, Kavita Y Sarin, Ramon J Whitson, Jiang R Li, Geurim Kim, Melika Rezaee +6 others
  • 2015
Advanced basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) frequently acquire resistance to Smoothened (SMO) inhibitors through unknown mechanisms. Here we identify SMO mutations in 50% (22 of 44) of resistant BCCs and show that these mutations maintain Hedgehog signaling in the presence of SMO inhibitors. Alterations include four ligand binding pocket mutations defining sites(More)
BACKGROUND Sebaceoma is a tumor for which the causative oncogenes are not well-understood. Sebaceomas demonstrate some histopathologic features similar to basal cell carcinoma (BCC), such as palisading borders and basaloid cells with additional features, including foamy cytoplasm and indented nuclei. AIMS We examine multiple cell-cycle, oncogene, and(More)
A preliminary survey was conducted on primary school aged children (N=302) between seven to twelve years of age, who attend the local Community Child Centers (CCC) in the economically deprived areas of Jeollabukdo in South Korea for the purpose of identifying the children who have been exposed to on-going child maltreatment and poverty, and their needs.(More)
Morphologic heterogeneity among melanocytic proliferations is a common challenge in the diagnosis of melanoma. In particular, atypical melanocytic lesions in children, adolescents, and young adults may be difficult to classify because of significant morphologic overlap with melanoma. Recently a four-probe fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) protocol(More)
Numerous studies have stated that land use in urbanized areas can adversely affect water quality of streams. Previous studies reported that edges may play important roles in controlling flow rate of material in two systems. In this study, we examined the mediating effects of streamline geometry on the relationships between urban land use and the index of(More)
The Saemangeum Coast, located on the west side of the Korean peninsula, is undergoing a 30-year land reclamation project involving approximately 40 kilohectares. Because this project will drastically change the marine environment, monitoring and analyzing the water quality and marine life forms are necessary. However, the observation data are accumulating(More)