Katherine Stevenson

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The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health has committed to a multi-million dollar investment toward the implementation of Lean methodology across the province's healthcare system. Originating as a production line discipline (the Toyota Production System), Lean has evolved to encompass process improvements including inventory management, waste reduction and(More)
Let X be a smooth projective connected algebraic curve of genus g defined over an algebraically closed field k of characteristic p > 0. In this paper we study necessary and sufficient conditions for a finite group G to be a quotient of the algebraic fundamental group π1(X) of X. We denote by πA(X) the set of isomorphism classes of finite groups which are(More)
This paper proves a generalization of Shafarevich’s Conjecture, for fields of Laurent series in two variables over an arbitrary field. This result says that the absolute Galois group GK of such a field K is quasi-free of rank equal to the cardinality of K, i.e. every non-trivial finite split embedding problem for GK has exactly cardK proper solutions. We(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop and evaluate a classroom-based curriculum designed to promote interprofessional competencies by having undergraduate students from various health professions work together on system-based problems using quality improvement (QI) methods and tools to improve patient-centered care. DESIGN Students from 4 health care programs (nursing,(More)
Let π1(C) be the algebraic fundamental group of a smooth connected affine curve, defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic p > 0 of countable cardinality. Let N be a normal (resp. characteristic) subgroup of π1(C). Under the hypothesis that the quotient π1(C)/N admits an infinitely generated Sylow p-subgroup, we prove that N is indeed(More)
Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is a treatment option for patients who present with urinary urgency, frequency, urge incontinence, or urinary retention. When behavior modification and/or pharmacotherapy did not adequately relieve symptoms, this treatment was found to decrease incidence of overactive bladder or retention symptoms in the authors'(More)
This paper proves a generalization of Shafarevich’s Conjecture to fields of Laurent series in two variables over an arbitrary field. This result says that the absolute Galois group GK of such a field K is semi-free of rank equal to the cardinality of K, i.e. every non-trivial finite split embedding problem for GK has exactly cardK proper solutions, and(More)
This study evaluates the operational activities on an Air Force base and how they can be improved through integration of new technologies, organization of infrastructure/installations, and applied process improvement leading to a decrease in operational costs and manpower. This effort, called Sierra Bravo, was tasked to Defense Advanced Research Projects(More)
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