Lourdes A. Medina

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Euglossines have long been regarded as largely solitary, though some species are known to exhibit social behavior. We studied the nesting behavior of Euglossa viridissima over an annual cycle, comparing sociality and offspring production across the rainy (RS) and dry seasons (DS) in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Nests were built in both the RS and the(More)
How poor are participants of development projects in the Philippines? This paper uses the 2002 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey to construct an easy-to-use, objective poverty scorecard that estimates the likelihood that a participant has income below the national poverty line. The scorecard uses 10 simple indicators that field workers can quickly collect(More)
In this paper we present the application of Simulation for Predictive Control (SimPC) as a decision making tool for improvement of non-automated distribution centers (DCs). SimPC is focused on determining the viability of a given truck-dock assignment schedule, including arrival times and dock assignments for inbound and outbound trucks. SimPC also serves(More)
In this paper, we investigate the impact of product, company context and regulatory environment factors for their potential impact on medical device development (MDD). The presented work investigates the impact of these factors on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision time for submissions that request clearance, or approval to launch a medical(More)
This study uses the Philippines' 2004 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey to construct an easy-to-use scorecard that estimates the likelihood that a household has income below a given poverty line. The scorecard uses ten simple indicators that field workers can quickly collect and verify. Poverty scores can be computed on paper in the field in about five to(More)
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