Nanci L Murphy

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A 5-h, user-friendly PCR assay for the diagnosis of enteroviral meningitis was developed. Reverse transcription and amplification were performed in a one-step reaction using rTth polymerase. Carryover contamination was prevented with dUTP and uracil N-glycosylate. Detection was performed colorimetrically on a microwell titer plate. Sensitivity, specificity,(More)
A GIS model predicting the spatial distribution of terrestrial salamander abundance based on topography and forest age was developed using parameters derived from the literature. The model was tested by sampling salamander abundance across the full range of site conditions used in the model. A regression of the predictions of our GIS model against these(More)
This paper aims to increase understanding and appreciation of formative assessment and its role in improving student outcomes and the instructional process, while educating faculty on formative techniques readily adaptable to various educational settings. Included are a definition of formative assessment and the distinction between formative and summative(More)
The 2015-2017 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Special Taskforce on Diversifying our Investment in Human Capital was appointed for a two-year term, due to the rigors and complexities of its charges. This report serves as a white paper for academic pharmacy on diversifying our investment in human capital. The Taskforce developed and(More)
Pharmacists must collaborate with other health professionals to promote the optimal use of medications, relying on coordinated, interprofessional communication and care to do so. In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended "all health professionals should be educated to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team,(More)
Report of the 2010-2011 Standing Committee on Advocacy: Leveraging Faculty Engagement to Improve Public Policy Renee E. Coffman,* Jeffrey P. Bratberg, Schwanda K. Flowers, Nanci L. Murphy, Ruth E. Nemire,** Lowell J. Anderson, William G. Lang College of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island College(More)