Lauren Smith

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The OpenSHMEM community would like to announce a new effort to standardize SHMEM, a communications library that uses one-sided communication and utilizes a partitioned global address space. OpenSHMEM is an effort to bring together a variety of SHMEM and SHMEM-like implementations into an open standard using a community-driven model. By creating an(More)
UPC extends ISO C into a Partioned Global Address Space (PGAS) programming language. UPC allows programmers to exploit data locality and parallelism in their applications, while maintaining ease of use. UPC is running ubiquitously across nearly all HPC platforms and has been gaining rising support from the community. UPC is relatively very easy to use for(More)
BACKGROUND The identification of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in familial breast cancer kindreds allows genetic testing of at-risk relatives. Those who test negative are usually reassured and additional breast cancer surveillance is discontinued. However, we postulated that in high-risk families, such as those seen in clinical genetics centres, the risk of(More)
IMPORTANCE A strong association between infant bed sharing and sudden infant death syndrome or unintentional sleep-related death in infants has been established. Occurrences of unintentional sleep-related deaths among infants appear to be increasing. OBJECTIVES To determine the trends and factors associated with infant bed sharing from 1993 through 2010,(More)
Fire fighters are exposed to substances which are recognized or suspected causal agents in cancer or heart disease. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not fire fighters experience increased risk for any specific cause of death. A retrospective cohort study was conducted, with 5,995 subjects recruited from all six fire departments within(More)
Thirty years ago, the first major federal legislation concerning sickle cell disease treatment was passed, resulting in the development of comprehensive sickle cell centers. We are now at another watershed moment in the treatment of this illness with the passage in October 2004 of the Sickle Cell Treatment Act, designed to substantially expand specialized(More)
OBJECTIVE Past studies of the prevalence of childhood asthma have yielded conflicting findings as to whether racial/ethnic disparities remain after other factors, such as income, are taken into account. The objective of this study was to examine the association of race/ethnicity and family income with the prevalence of childhood asthma and to assess whether(More)
Two brief screening tests, the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ) and the East Boston Memory Test (EBMT), were included in a population questionnaire administered to 3,811 persons 65 years of age and older. A detailed clinical evaluation was then administered to 467 persons (drawn from high, medium and low performers on the EBMT) to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine trends and factors associated with choice of infant sleeping position. DESIGN Annual nationally representative telephone surveys from 1993 through 2007. SETTING Forty-eight contiguous states of the United States. PARTICIPANTS Nighttime caregivers of infants born within the last 7 months; approximately 1000 interviews were given(More)
Brain tumours are one of the most common forms of childhood cancer, affecting approximately 350 children in the UK each year (CancerBackup, 2005). The complex and long treatment for such tumours is often delivered in more than one place of care, as a result children and their families meet a large number of healthcare professionals from a variety of(More)