Leroy K. Davis

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Obesity continues to be a significant health problem for African American women. While a number of obesity interventions target urban African American women, few target rural ones. The LIFE Project is a 10-week intervention designed to reduce obesity in this rural population. Two different interventions (spiritually based and nonspiritually based) were(More)
The cytotoxicity of dihydroartemisinin (DHART; an active metabolite of artemisinin or ART) was investigated using murine GT1-7 hypothalamic neurons. A decrease in neuronal cell viability was observed in DHART-treated cells typically after 6 h of incubation. When neuronal cells were exposed to DHART for 24 h, the value of IC₅₀ was found to be 24 ± 3.2 µM (n(More)
The current study focuses on development of a bioreactor engineering strategy based on exploitation of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Chimeric A. thaliana glycosyl hydrolase (GH) gene libraries were assembled using a novel directed evolution strategy (TADSir: template assisted DNA shuffling and in vitro recombination) that promotes DNA recombination by(More)
The US is experiencing a severe shortage of underrepresented biomedical researchers. The purpose of this paper is to present two case examples of cancer research mentoring programs for underrepresented biomedical sciences students. The first case example is a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI) P20 grant titled “South Carolina(More)
Much has been published in the health care literature describing partnerships between academic institutions and community or health care agencies that are designed to improve health outcomes in medically underserved populations. However, little has been published regarding partnerships between minority- and majority-serving academic institutions with this(More)