Will Ross

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Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) is a methodology used to organize and analyze scientific information to estimate the probability and severity of an adverse event. Applied to microbial food safety, the methodology can also help to identify those stages in the manufacture, distribution, handling, and consumption of foods that contribute to an increased(More)
The low-level RF system for PEP-II is a modular design housed in a VXI environment and supported by EPICS. All signal processing and control is done at baseband using in-phase and quadrature (IQ) techniques. Remotely configurable RF feedback loops are used to control coupled-bunch instabilities driven by the accelerating mode of the RF cavities. A(More)
A modal decomposition is used to study the coupled longitudinal motion of electron bunches in a storage ring. The decomposition allows the simultaneous measurement o f g r o wth rates and feedback induced damping rates of all unstable beam modes via a time-domain transient technique. The damping rates of naturally stable modes are measured via a related(More)
The Gap Voltage Feed-Forward (GVFF) Module produces adaptively generated inphase (I) and quadrature (Q) reference signals for a single RF station. This module measures the periodic (1-turn) beam induced cavity transients caused by the presence of an ion clearing gap in the beam. A reference waveform is generated to minimize the direct feedback error signal(More)
Health literacy, from a reductionistic standpoint, could be viewed as a complement of individual skills needed to process and act on health information. However, such a limited perspective unnecessarily removes the individual from the broader array of social forces that influence health. Indeed, an ecological approach provides the contextualization needed(More)
PROBLEM Most medical students use Wikipedia as an information source, yet medical schools do not train students to improve Wikipedia or use it critically. APPROACH Between November 2013 and November 2015, the authors offered fourth-year medical students a credit-bearing course to edit Wikipedia. The course was designed, delivered, and evaluated by(More)
Public Health Education and Promotion, a new section of the journal Frontiers in Public Health, provides a refreshing forum for those readers who have traversed the familiar landscape of near-intractable health inequities on a national and global level and desire new knowledge on how best to ameliorate health inequities and the social factors that(More)
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Active critical habits of mind p1-8 Active critical thinkers are alert to differences and discrepancies p1-3 Active critical thinkers challenge, and are challenged by, sources p4-5 Active critical thinkers set issues in a broader context p6-7 Active critical thinkers will form and support opinions p8 Case in nouns and pronouns p213-226 Choose the(More)