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©2004 The content of these pdf pages is provided solely for the purposes of this course and may not be reproduced or distributed for any other reason. When children learn to speak a language, they naturally become well acquainted with its elementary speech sounds, or phonemes. They pronounce these sounds with every word, and they hear them spoken in every(More)
  • Mary Olson, Chou, +4 authors Main Photographer
  • 2012
the largest earthquake in historic times, a massive magnitude-9.0 temblor occurred offshore of Sanriku kaigan in Northeast Japan. Tsunamis, sparked off by seismic energy, flocked to the Pacific Ocean coast resulting in immense damage, injury, indirect and direct fatalities in the Tohoku-Kanto area. To make matters worse, due to the earthquake and tsunamis,(More)
One of the most dramatic public-policy failures affecting biomedical research is the lack of incentives for industry to develop new therapeutic uses (" indications ") for off-patent drugs—generally known as " the problem of new uses. " Recent technological advances have allowed researchers to identify hundreds of potential new indications for older drugs(More)
The growing numbers of elderly individuals in need of support to live in the community will severely test the current services infrastructure. Part of the answer is to develop technological innovations that allow an elder population to successfully " age in place " with dignity and a sense of involvement with their community. However, we believe that it is(More)
presentations at national or international meetings. Students participate in many of these scholarly accomplishments. Many of the students now do clinical internships across the country or at 3 international sites (Ecuador, Niger and Tan-zania). Students from the Class of 2011 led an initiative that was carried to the APTA House of Delegates and resulted in(More)
  • Mary Olson, Chou, +4 authors Main Photographer
  • 2011
the largest earthquake in historic times, a massive magnitude-9.0 temblor occurred offshore of Sanriku kaigan in Northeast Japan. Tsunamis, sparked off by seismic energy, flocked to the Pacific Ocean coast resulting in immense damage, injury, indirect and direct fatalities in the Tohoku-Kanto area. To make matters worse, due to the earthquake and tsunamis,(More)
Remarkable disparities in smoking rates in the United States contribute significantly to socioeconomic and minority health disparities. Access to treatment for tobacco use can help address these disparities, but quitlines, our most ubiquitous treatment resource, reach just 1%-2% of smokers. We used community-based participatory methods to develop a survey(More)
This paper develops a theoretical framework to analyze the variability in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval decisions among competing industries including those that produce new brand-name drugs, generic drugs, and medical devices. The theory provides a framework to empirically test for the determinants of FDA approval decisions. These(More)