Coral reefs have emerged as one of the ecosystems most vulnerable to climate variation and change. While the contribution of a warming climate to the loss of live coral cover has been well documented across large spatial and temporal scales, the associated effects on fish have not. Here, we respond to recent and repeated calls to assess the importance of… (More)
BACKGROUND The literature on simulated or standardized patient (SP) methodology is expanding. However, at the level of the program, there are several gaps in the literature. We seek to fill this gap through documenting experiences from four programs in Australia, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We focused on challenges in SP methodology,… (More)
BACKGROUND Screening programmes exist in many countries for colorectal cancer. In recent years, there has been a drive for a non-invasive screening marker of higher sensitivity and specificity. Stool-based pyruvate kinase isoenzyme M2 (M2-PK) is one such biomarker under investigation. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to determine the… (More)
Dr. Schatz has served on the Speakers' Bureaus of AstraZeneca and Merck; he has received funding/grant support for research projects from Aventis and GlaxoSmithKline. The Working Group acknowledges the following consultants for their review of an early draft of the report: ix Preface Preface In 1993, the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program… (More)
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ii DEDICATION This dissertation is dedicated to my husband, Bruce, and my adult children, Christy, Andrew, and Colin: I thank you for allowing me the freedom to pursue this goal, even though it meant fending for yourselves for meals, wading through papers piled high in every room, interrupting family times for trips to the lab, and living with a distracted… (More)
to conduct a study of food deserts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The letter from Speaker Howell, dated March 25, 2013, in part states: " The Virginia General Assembly has identified the existence of food deserts in Virginia as a significant concern. … [It is] logical for your organizations to provide leadership in convening and engaging appropriate… (More)