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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)
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)
Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) works in the United States with communities that have experience with nuclear power, and radioactive waste, including so-called " low-level " waste. NIRS also works as an international network with World Information Service on Energy (WISE) serving communities around the world who are directly impacted by(More)
OBJECTIVE Rural African Americans are disproportionately affected by social stressors that place them at risk of developing psychiatric disorders. This study aimed to understand mental health, mental health treatment, and barriers to treatment from the perspective of rural African-American residents and other stakeholders in order to devise culturally(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)
BACKGROUND Underrepresentation of racial minorities in research contributes to health inequities. Important factors contributing to low levels of research participation include limited access to health care and research opportunities, lack of perceived relevance, power differences, participant burden, and absence of trust. We describe an enhanced model of(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 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)
  • Alex S Karlin, J Anthony, Randall Baratta, Charbonneau, Sarah, Betty +2 others
  • 2012
Background Progress Energy Florida (PEF or applicant) has proposed a site in Levy County Florida for two AP1000 atomic fission reactors and applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a combined operating license (COL) for authority to pursue the proposed siting, construction and operation of Levy County 1 and 2 under the Atomic Energy Act. The(More)