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  1. pmc Prevalence of adult systemic lupus erythematosus in California and Pennsylvania in 2000: estimates obtained using hospitalization data
    Eliza F Chakravarty
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 56:2092-4. 2007
  2. ncbi A survey of bovine colostrum composition and colostrum management practices on Pennsylvania dairy farms
    S I Kehoe
    Department of Dairy and Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    J Dairy Sci 90:4108-16. 2007
  3. ncbi Closing the grocery gap in underserved communities: the creation of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative
    Tracey Giang
    The Food Trust, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:272-9. 2008
  4. pmc Insomnia with objective short sleep duration is associated with a high risk for hypertension
    Alexandros N Vgontzas
    Sleep Research and Treatment Center Department of Psychiatry, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Sleep 32:491-7. 2009
  5. ncbi Individual and community predictors of preterm birth and low birthweight along the rural-urban continuum in central Pennsylvania
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Rural Health 23:42-8. 2007
  6. ncbi Evaluation of the presentation of systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: data from the Pennsylvania Systemic Onset Juvenile Arthritis Registry (PASOJAR)
    Edward M Behrens
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4318, USA
    J Rheumatol 35:343-8. 2008
  7. ncbi The discovery of West Nile virus in overwintering Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Louise M Bugbee
    Penn State Cooperative Extension, Lehigh County, Allentown, PA 18104, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:326-7. 2004
  8. pmc Borrelia burgdorferi ospC heterogeneity among human and murine isolates from a defined region of northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania: lack of correlation with invasive and noninvasive genotypes
    Muneera Y Alghaferi
    W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:1879-84. 2005
  9. ncbi A retrospective investigation of PM10 in ambient air and cardiopulmonary hospital admissions in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: 1995-2000
    Vincent C Arena
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:38-47. 2006
  10. ncbi Pennsylvania State Hospital system's seclusion and restraint reduction program
    Gregory M Smith
    Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 18109 2498, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1115-22. 2005

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  1. pmc Prevalence of adult systemic lupus erythematosus in California and Pennsylvania in 2000: estimates obtained using hospitalization data
    Eliza F Chakravarty
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 56:2092-4. 2007
  2. ncbi A survey of bovine colostrum composition and colostrum management practices on Pennsylvania dairy farms
    S I Kehoe
    Department of Dairy and Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    J Dairy Sci 90:4108-16. 2007
    Colostrum composition and management were surveyed via sample and data collection from 55 dairy farms in Pennsylvania. Colostrum samples were analyzed for fat, protein, lactose, total solids, ash, Ig, lactoferrin, water- and fat-soluble ..
  3. ncbi Closing the grocery gap in underserved communities: the creation of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative
    Tracey Giang
    The Food Trust, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:272-9. 2008
    ..The Food Trust's efforts with its partners resulted in the creation of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative, the nation's first statewide financing program to increase supermarket ..
  4. pmc Insomnia with objective short sleep duration is associated with a high risk for hypertension
    Alexandros N Vgontzas
    Sleep Research and Treatment Center Department of Psychiatry, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Sleep 32:491-7. 2009
    ..To examine the joint effect of insomnia and objective short sleep duration on hypertension risk...
  5. ncbi Individual and community predictors of preterm birth and low birthweight along the rural-urban continuum in central Pennsylvania
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Rural Health 23:42-8. 2007
    ..Although 20% of all births nationally are to rural women, relatively little attention has been paid to pregnancy outcomes in rural areas relative to more urbanized areas...
  6. ncbi Evaluation of the presentation of systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: data from the Pennsylvania Systemic Onset Juvenile Arthritis Registry (PASOJAR)
    Edward M Behrens
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4318, USA
    J Rheumatol 35:343-8. 2008
    ..To characterize the initial clinical and laboratory features of patients with systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (soJRA) through a Web-based registry...
  7. ncbi The discovery of West Nile virus in overwintering Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Louise M Bugbee
    Penn State Cooperative Extension, Lehigh County, Allentown, PA 18104, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:326-7. 2004
    ..West Nile viral RNA was detected by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. This is the first time in Pennsylvania and the third time in North America that WNV has been found in overwintering adult mosquitoes.
  8. pmc Borrelia burgdorferi ospC heterogeneity among human and murine isolates from a defined region of northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania: lack of correlation with invasive and noninvasive genotypes
    Muneera Y Alghaferi
    W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:1879-84. 2005
    ..burgdorferi ospC heterogeneity was tested among isolates from northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Six culture-positive patients allowed collection of small animals from their properties, and spirochetes from ..
  9. ncbi A retrospective investigation of PM10 in ambient air and cardiopulmonary hospital admissions in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: 1995-2000
    Vincent C Arena
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:38-47. 2006
    Air quality in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has improved over the last decade, and we investigated whether the lower concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM10) are still associated with adverse health outcomes.
  10. ncbi Pennsylvania State Hospital system's seclusion and restraint reduction program
    Gregory M Smith
    Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 18109 2498, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1115-22. 2005
    ..This study examined the use of seclusion and mechanical restraint from 1990 to 2000 and the rate of staff injuries from patient assaults from 1998 to 2000 in a state hospital system...
  11. ncbi Participant recruitment to a randomized trial of a community-based behavioral intervention for pre- and interconceptional women findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Diana L Velott
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 18:217-24. 2008
    ..We describe the recruitment strategies employed in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study to recruit 692 women in 15 low-income rural communities to a randomized trial of a ..
  12. pmc Preconception predictors of weight gain during pregnancy: prospective findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Carol S Weisman
    Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 20:126-32. 2010
    ..We examined preconception (prepregnancy) predictors of pregnancy weight gain and weight gain that exceeds the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations based on pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), in a prospective study...
  13. pmc Increasing fluoroquinolone resistance in Campylobacter jejuni, Pennsylvania, USA,1982-2001
    Irving Nachamkin
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1501-3. 2002
    ..Among patients in our health-care system in Pennsylvania, fluoroquinolone-resistant C. jejuni were not observed from 1982 to 1992; however, resistance increased to 40...
  14. pmc A time-series analysis of air pollution and preterm birth in Pennsylvania, 1997-2001
    Sharon K Sagiv
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:602-6. 2005
    ..Daily counts of preterm births were obtained from birth records in four Pennsylvania counties from 1997 through 2001...
  15. pmc Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolate from a patient in Pennsylvania
    Fred C Tenover
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:275-80. 2004
    A vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) isolate was obtained from a patient in Pennsylvania in September 2002...
  16. ncbi The longitudinal effect of technical assistance dosage on the functioning of Communities That Care prevention boards in Pennsylvania
    Mark E Feinberg
    Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, Marion 402, University Park, State College, PA 16802, USA
    J Prim Prev 29:145-65. 2008
    ..and off-site technical assistance (TA) dosage on the functioning of Communities That Care prevention boards in Pennsylvania. Data on board functioning were collected over three years from board member and TA providers...
  17. pmc Molecular analysis of Neorickettsia risticii in adult aquatic insects in Pennsylvania, in horses infected by ingestion of insects, and isolated in cell culture
    Jason Mott
    Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 1092, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:690-3. 2002
    ..16S rRNA and 51-kDa antigen gene sequences from blood, isolates, and caddis flies fed to the horses were identical, proving oral transmission of N. risticii from caddis flies to horses...
  18. pmc Secondhand smoke in Pennsylvania casinos: a study of nonsmokers' exposure, dose, and risk
    James L Repace
    Repace Associates Inc, Bowie, 20720, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1478-85. 2009
    I assessed air pollution, ventilation, and nonsmokers' risk from secondhand smoke (SHS) in Pennsylvania casinos exempted from a statewide smoke-free workplace law.
  19. pmc Impact of vaccine financing on vaccinations delivered by health department clinics
    P G Szilagyi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:739-45. 2000
    ..This study measured the number of childhood vaccinations delivered at health department clinics (HDCs) before and after changes in vaccine financing in 1994, and it assessed the impact of changes in financing on HDC operations...
  20. pmc Black and white differences in cognitive function test scores: what explains the difference?
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2120-7. 2004
    ..This study evaluates whether differences in health and socioeconomic indicators, including literacy level, can explain differences in cognitive function test scores between older black and white adults...
  21. ncbi Reasonable suspicion: a study of Pennsylvania pediatricians regarding child abuse
    Benjamin H Levi
    Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine, 500 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e5-12. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify Pennsylvania pediatricians' understanding and interpretation of reasonable suspicion in the context of mandated reporting of ..
  22. ncbi Disaster preparedness of households with special needs in southeastern Pennsylvania
    Lori Uscher-Pines
    Department of Public Health and the Center for Preparedness Research, Education and Practice, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:227-30. 2009
    ..Individuals with disabilities are disproportionately vulnerable in evacuation emergencies, and they face numerous challenges accessing resources for response and recovery...
  23. pmc The key role of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in investigation of a large multiserotype and multistate food-borne outbreak of Salmonella infections centered in Pennsylvania
    Carol H Sandt
    Molecular Microbiology Section, Bureau of Laboratories, Pennsylvania Dept of Health, 110 Pickering Way, Lionville, 19353, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3208-12. 2006
    ..were implicated in a large outbreak linked to fresh Roma tomatoes served at gas station deli counters in Pennsylvania and nearby states during July 2004: S. enterica serotypes Javiana, Anatum, Thompson, Typhimurium, and Muenchen...
  24. ncbi Changes in physician supply and scope of practice during a malpractice crisis: evidence from Pennsylvania
    Michelle M Mello
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w425-35. 2007
    ..insurance department administrative data to analyze specialist physician scope-of-practice changes and exits in Pennsylvania in 1993-2002...
  25. pmc Improving women's preconceptional health: findings from a randomized trial of the Strong Healthy Women intervention in the Central Pennsylvania women's health study
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Womens Health Issues 18:S87-96. 2008
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  26. ncbi Short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes of Pennsylvania's continuum of tobacco education pilot project
    Frank T Leone
    Center for Tobacco Research and Treatment, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Walnut Street, Suite 650, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:387-93. 2009
    ..The Pennsylvania Continuum of Tobacco Education pilot project was undertaken from spring 2003 through summer 2005 to evaluate a ..
  27. ncbi Spatial diffusion of raccoon rabies in Pennsylvania, USA
    D A Moore
    Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Tulare 93274, USA
    Prev Vet Med 40:19-32. 1999
    ..The objective of this study was to model raccoon-rabies diffusion in Pennsylvania to identify geographic constraints on the diffusion pattern for potential use in bait-vaccination strategies...
  28. pmc HPV vaccine attitudes and practices among primary care providers in Appalachian Pennsylvania
    Nicole L Huey
    ACTION Health Cancer Task Force, ACTION Health, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A49. 2009
    ..We assessed the attitudes and practices related to human papillomavirus vaccination among providers in primary care practices in a contiguous 5-county area of Appalachian Pennsylvania.
  29. pmc Molecular characterization of cephalosporin-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Newport isolates from animals in Pennsylvania
    Shelley C Rankin
    Salmonella Reference Center, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348 1692, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:4679-84. 2002
    ..If this replicon is mobile, it is to be expected that similar MDR strains of additional Salmonella serotypes will be recognized in due course...
  30. ncbi Quality of care by race and gender for congestive heart failure and pneumonia
    J Z Ayanian
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 37:1260-9. 1999
    ..Variations in the rates of major procedures by race and gender are well described, but few studies have assessed the quality of care by race and gender for basic hospital services...
  31. ncbi Was there an epidemic of diabetes in nonwhite adolescents in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania?
    I M Libman
    Diabetes Research Center, Rangos Research Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Diabetes Care 21:1278-81. 1998
    To determine the incidence of IDDM in children aged < 20 years at diagnosis in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, for the period from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 1994 and to compare the incidence between whites and nonwhites in the same ..
  32. ncbi Texas is the overwintering source of fall armyworm in central Pennsylvania: implications for migration into the northeastern United States
    Rodney N Nagoshi
    Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, USDA ARS, Gainesville, FL 32604, USA
    Environ Entomol 38:1546-54. 2009
    ..We use this molecular metric to show that fall armyworms in central Pennsylvania originate from Texas, indicating the existence of a migratory pathway from Texas to the northeastern United ..
  33. ncbi Dental caries status and need for dental treatment of Pennsylvania public school children in grades 1, 3, 9, and 11
    Robert J Weyant
    School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Public Health Dent 64:136-44. 2004
    ..cross-sectional study was designed to determine the caries status and provide a general evaluation of the level of dental treatment need of Pennsylvania public school children in grades 1, 3, 9, and 11 on a statewide and regional basis.
  34. ncbi Hospitalized pneumonia. Outcomes, treatment patterns, and costs in urban and rural areas
    J R Lave
    Department of Health Services Administration, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 11:415-21. 1996
    ..treatment patterns, costs, and outcomes of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in Pennsylvania hospitals and compare these patients from rural and urban counties. DESIGN: A retrospective database study...
  35. ncbi Tinea gladiatorum: Pennsylvania's experience
    Thomas D Kohl
    Family Medicine Residency, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, 301 South 7th Avenue, Suite 2120, West Reading, PA 19611, U S A
    Clin J Sport Med 12:165-71. 2002
    To describe the impact of ringworm infections in high school wrestlers (tinea gladiatorum) in Pennsylvania during the 1998-1999 scholastic wrestling season.
  36. ncbi Genetic heritage of the Old Order Mennonites of southeastern Pennsylvania
    E G Puffenberger
    Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road, Strasburg, PA 17579, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 121:18-31. 2003
    The Old Order Mennonites of southeastern Pennsylvania are a religious isolate with origins in 16th-century Switzerland. The Swiss Mennonites immigrated to Pennsylvania over a 50-year period in the early 18th century...
  37. pmc Risk factors for lyme disease in Chester County, Pennsylvania
    G Smith
    Section of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
    Public Health Rep 116:146-56. 2001
    ..To identify factors associated with increased or decreased risk of infection for Lyme disease in Chester County, Pennyslvania...
  38. ncbi The Health Policy and Legislative Awareness Initiative at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine: theory meets practice
    Sadeq A Quraishi
    Department of Anesthesiology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, 17033, USA
    Acad Med 80:443-7. 2005
    ..Accordingly, in 1996 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine embarked on its Health Policy and Legislative Awareness Initiative, a ..
  39. pmc Molecular characterization of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes scapularis ticks from Pennsylvania
    Joshua W Courtney
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:1569-73. 2003
    Ixodes scapularis ticks were collected in 2000 and 2001 from two areas in Pennsylvania and tested for the presence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi by PCR and DNA sequencing...
  40. ncbi The relationship of surgeon and hospital volume to outcome after gastric bypass surgery in Pennsylvania: a 3-year summary
    Anita Courcoulas
    Department of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Shadyside Medical Center, 5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Surgery 134:613-21; discussion 621-3. 2003
    ..This study explores the volume-outcome relationship for gastric bypass surgery for obesity to determine whether higher-volume hospitals, higher-volume surgeons, or both are associated fewer adverse outcomes...
  41. ncbi Threats of school violence in Pennsylvania after media coverage of the Columbine High School massacre: examining the role of imitation
    S Kostinsky
    Department of Psychiatry, Penn State College of Medicine, Mail stop MCH073, 500 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:994-1001. 2001
    ..DESIGN: A database of threats of school violence reported to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Harrisburg, during the 50 days following the Columbine incident was examined to ..
  42. ncbi Health status, health conditions, and health behaviors among Amish women. Results from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS)
    Kirk Miller
    Department of Biology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA 17604, USA
    Womens Health Issues 17:162-71. 2007
    ..status and health risks in a representative sample of 288 Amish women ages 18-45 living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in particular for risks associated with preterm and low birthweight infants, compared with a general ..
  43. ncbi Pregnancy-associated injury hospitalizations in Pennsylvania, 1995
    H B Weiss
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Violence and Injury Control, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 34:626-36. 1999
    ..To estimate the frequency of pregnancy-associated injury hospitalization and compare rates between pregnant women and all women of reproductive age by age, race, injury mechanism, intent, and other variables...
  44. ncbi Sydenham's chorea in western Pennsylvania
    Arezoo Zomorrodi
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e675-9. 2006
    ..The utility of neuroimaging in establishing a final diagnosis of SC is discussed...
  45. ncbi Incidence of concussion in high school football players of Ohio and Pennsylvania
    W Langburt
    Department of Pediatric Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH, USA
    J Child Neurol 16:83-5. 2001
    ..The majority of these are mild (grade I) concussions. Further research is needed since multiple low-grade concussions may incur cumulative neuropsychologic impairments...
  46. ncbi Primary lymphomas of the cervix and uterus: the University of Pennsylvania's experience and a review of the literature
    Noelle V Frey
    Abramson Cancer Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Leuk Lymphoma 47:1894-901. 2006
    ..In general, patients with limited stage disease should be treated with localized and systemic therapy to optimize chances of cure...
  47. ncbi Developing alliances: how advanced practice nurses became part of the prescription for Pennsylvania
    Tine Hansen-Turton
    National Nursing Centers Consortium, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 10:7-15. 2009
    The authors describe how advanced practice nurses in Pennsylvania were able to successfully advocate for nursing-related legislative reforms through Governor Edward G...
  48. ncbi Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about breast cancer and breast cancer screening among Hispanic women residing in South Central Pennsylvania
    Raffy R Luquis
    School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Penn State Capital College, Middletown, PA 17057, USA
    J Community Health 31:25-42. 2006
    ..the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about breast cancer, and screening behaviors among Hispanic women in Pennsylvania. Eight focus groups were conducted with Hispanic women to obtain answers to the questions of interest...
  49. ncbi Outcome analysis of Pennsylvania trauma centers: factors predictive of nonsurvival in seriously injured patients
    M D Pasquale
    Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma 50:465-72; discussion 473-4. 2001
    ..collected data from 1992 to 1996 on patients older than 14 years of age from 24 accredited trauma centers in Pennsylvania was performed...
  50. ncbi Mortality trends in type 1 diabetes. The Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Registry 1965-1999
    R Nishimura
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes Care 24:823-7. 2001
    ..This improvement is consistent with the introduction of HbA1 testing, home blood glucose monitoring, and improved blood pressure therapy in the 1980s...
  51. ncbi Intimate partner violence screening and intervention: data from eleven Pennsylvania and California community hospital emergency departments
    N Glass
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21205
    J Emerg Nurs 27:141-9. 2001
    ..To provide clinical practice recommendations for screening and interventions for intimate partner violence (IPV) in ED settings...
  52. ncbi Ectoparasite associations of bats from central Pennsylvania
    Carl W Dick
    Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College, Altoona, PA 16601 3760, USA
    J Med Entomol 40:813-9. 2003
    Between April and October 1997, 689 bats representing seven species were captured at Pennsylvania's Canoe Creek State Park. Each bat was sampled for ectoparasitic arthropods, and four species were collected from 13...
  53. pmc Genetic basis of multidrug resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates at a tertiary medical center in Pennsylvania
    Jennifer M Adams-Haduch
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, S829 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:3837-43. 2008
    ..of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii identified at a tertiary medical center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, between August 2006 and September 2007 were studied for the genetic basis of their MDR phenotype...
  54. ncbi Anabaptist genealogy database
    Richa Agarwala
    National Center for Biotechnology Information NIH, Building 38A, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 121:32-7. 2003
    In late 1996 we set out to build a computer-searchable genealogy of the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for use by geneticists...
  55. pmc Mentoring at the University of Pennsylvania: results of a faculty survey
    Alan G Wasserstein
    Office of Faculty Affairs, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:210-4. 2007
    ..Research suggests mentoring is related to career satisfaction and success. Most studies have focused on junior faculty...
  56. ncbi A survey of foodborne pathogens in bulk tank milk and raw milk consumption among farm families in pennsylvania
    B M Jayarao
    The Department of Veterinary Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    J Dairy Sci 89:2451-8. 2006
    ..A total of 248 dairy producers from 16 counties in Pennsylvania were surveyed. Overall, 105 (42.3%) of the 248 dairy producers consumed raw milk and 170 (68...
  57. pmc Particulate air pollution and the rate of hospitalization for congestive heart failure among medicare beneficiaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Gregory A Wellenius
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:1030-6. 2005
    ..failure among Medicare recipients (aged > or =65 years) residing in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh area), Pennsylvania, during 1987-1999. They also explored effect modification by age, gender, and specific secondary diagnoses...
  58. ncbi Nephropathogenic infectious bronchitis in Pennsylvania chickens 1997-2000
    A F Ziegler
    Laboratory of Avian Medicine and Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
    Avian Dis 46:847-58. 2002
    ..bronchitis (NIB) was diagnosed in 28 infectious bronchitis virus (IBV)-vaccinated commercial chicken flocks in Pennsylvania from December 1997 to July 2000...
  59. ncbi Epidemiology, production losses, and control measures associated with an outbreak of avian influenza subtype H7N2 in Pennsylvania (1996-98)
    D J Henzler
    Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 9408, USA
    Avian Dis 47:1022-36. 2003
    An outbreak of H7N2 low-pathogenicity (LP) avian influenza (AI) occurred in a two-county area in Pennsylvania from December of 1996 through April of 1998...
  60. ncbi Dietary pattern change and acculturation of Chinese Americans in Pennsylvania
    Nan Lv
    Department of Food Science, 8L Borland Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:771-8. 2004
    To obtain information about dietary pattern change of Chinese Americans in Pennsylvania and its relationship with demographic characteristics and acculturation indicators.
  61. ncbi Death rates and causes of death after bariatric surgery for Pennsylvania residents, 1995 to 2004
    Bennet I Omalu
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 130 N Bellefield Ave, Room 550, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, USA
    Arch Surg 142:923-8; discussion 929. 2007
    ..The number of operations continues to increase. We measured case fatality and death rates by time since operation, sex, age, specific causes of death, and mortality rates...
  62. pmc Salmonella serovars in the herpetofauna of Indiana County, Pennsylvania
    David L Chambers
    Department of Biological Sciences, 2119 Derring Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3771-3. 2006
    ..Thirty-three Salmonella serovars were isolated from 156 samples from 34 species, all within Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Results suggest that herpetofaunas could potentially pose a threat to humans...
  63. ncbi School competitive food policies: perceptions of Pennsylvania public high school foodservice directors and principals
    Elaine McDonnell
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:271-6. 2006
    ..of this study were to describe the extent, nature, and enforcement of school competitive food policies in Pennsylvania public high schools and to determine if there are differences between school foodservice directors' and ..
  64. ncbi Competitive foods available in Pennsylvania public high schools
    Claudia Probart
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:1243-9. 2005
    This study examined the types and extent of competitive foods available in public high schools in Pennsylvania.
  65. ncbi Landscape genetics of raccoons (Procyon lotor) associated with ridges and valleys of Pennsylvania: implications for oral rabies vaccination programs
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:583-8. 2009
    ..To aid in these efforts, the genetic structure of raccoons (Procyon lotor) was assessed in southwestern Pennsylvania to determine if select geographic features (i.e...
  66. ncbi Hunting-related shooting incidents in Pennsylvania, 1987-1999
    Joseph L Smith
    Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma 58:582-90. 2005
    ..Characteristics and rates of shooting injuries associated with hunting various game species are unreported...
  67. ncbi Discovery of Aedes albopictus infected with west nile virus in southeastern Pennsylvania
    John Holick
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Conshohocken 19428, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 18:131. 2002
    ..In late September 2000, West Nile viral antigen was detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing from a pool of 2 Ae. albopictus mosquitoes that were collected in southwestern Montgomery County...
  68. ncbi Organic dairy production systems in Pennsylvania: a case study evaluation
    C A Rotz
    USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Dairy Sci 90:3961-79. 2007
    ..Within this context, case studies of 4 actual organic dairy farms were used to characterize existing systems in Pennsylvania. Based on data from these farms, a whole-farm simulation model (Integrated Farm System Model) was used to ..
  69. ncbi Addition of calcite reduces iron's bioavailability in the Pennsylvania coals--potential use of calcite for the prevention of coal workers' lung diseases
    Qi Zhang
    Department of Environmental Medicine and NYU Cancer Institute, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:1663-79. 2005
    In the present study, a hypothesis was tested that the addition of calcite into the Pennsylvania coals may reduce levels of bioavailable iron (BAI), an important component in the mixed coal dust that may contribute to coal workers' lung ..
  70. ncbi Nurse staffing levels and quality of care in Northeastern Pennsylvania nursing homes
    Fevzi Akinci
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University, Spokane, WA 99210, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 18:130-7. 2005
    This study evaluated current nurse staffing levels in 90 licensed nursing homes in Northeastern Pennsylvania to determine whether they are significantly different from state and national averages...
  71. pmc Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome associated with Monongahela virus, Pennsylvania
    L V Rhodes
    Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 6:616-21. 2000
    The first two recognized cases of rapidly fatal hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Pennsylvania occurred within an 8-month period in 1997. Illness in the two patients was confirmed by immunohistochemical techniques on autopsy material...
  72. ncbi The influence of well construction on bacterial contamination of private water wells in Pennsylvania
    Bryan R Swistock
    School of Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Environ Health 68:17-22, 36. 2005
    b>Pennsylvania has a large population that relies on private water wells, but no statewide regulations govern the location or construction of the wells...
  73. ncbi Quality of life in spinal cord injured individuals and their caregivers during the initial 6 months following rehabilitation
    Kathleen T Lucke
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, USA
    Qual Life Res 13:97-110. 2004
    ..This study suggests that more work is needed to identify interventions which could enhance QOL during the transition from rehabilitation to home for SCI individuals and their FCs...
  74. ncbi Prevalence of west Nile virus antibodies in a breeding population of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) in Pennsylvania
    Darcy L Medica
    Biology Department, The Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill Campus, 200 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 17972, USA
    J Wildl Dis 43:538-41. 2007
    ..biology and WNV exposure of kestrels breeding in the area surrounding Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA. The reproductive biology of kestrels in this area was studied from 1992 until 2004...
  75. ncbi Effects of the Communities That Care model in pennsylvania on youth risk and problem behaviors
    Mark E Feinberg
    College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, S 105 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Prev Sci 8:261-70. 2007
    ..and 6 outcomes (substance use and delinquent behaviors) for 38,107 youth in 2001 and 98,436 youth in 2003 in Pennsylvania schools...
  76. ncbi The physician's office: can it influence adult immunization rates?
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:13-9. 2004
    ..To determine which office and patient factors affect adult influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates...
  77. pmc Prevalence of enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens Isolates in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) area soils and home kitchens
    Jihong Li
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:7218-24. 2007
    ....
  78. ncbi Comparison of rural and urban ambulance crashes in Pennsylvania
    Adam M Ray
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 15215, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:416-20. 2007
    ..To describe and compare the characteristics of, and associated injuries caused by, ambulance crashes that occur in rural versus urban areas...
  79. ncbi The supply of uncompensated care in Pennsylvania hospitals: motives and financial consequences
    Michael D Rosko
    Graduate Program Health and Medical Services Administration, School of Business Administration, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 29:229-39. 2004
    ..Using a panel design (1995--1998) on Pennsylvania private, not-for-profit general hospitals, we found the provision of uncompensated care is positively ..
  80. ncbi Codevelopment of externalizing and internalizing problems in early childhood
    Miles Gilliom
    University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 16:313-33. 2004
    ..Taken together, the results indicate both general and specific processes in the development of early externalizing and internalizing problems...
  81. ncbi The concentration of offenders in families, and family criminality in the prediction of boys' delinquency
    D P Farrington
    Cambridge University, Institute of Criminology, UK
    J Adolesc 24:579-96. 2001
    ..Studies of explanatory variables suggested that having a young mother, living in a bad neighbourhood, and low guilt of the boy may be links in the causal chain between arrested fathers and delinquent boys...
  82. ncbi Haemophilus influenzae Type b disease among Amish children in Pennsylvania: reasons for persistent disease
    A M Fry
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 108:E60. 2001
    To identify reservoirs of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) pharyngeal carriage and assess barriers to vaccination among 2 Amish communities in Pennsylvania.
  83. pmc Overweight in Southeastern Pennsylvania children: 2002 household health survey data
    Elizabeth B Rappaport
    Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
    Public Health Rep 120:525-31. 2005
    ....
  84. ncbi Development of SOVAT: a numerical-spatial decision support system for community health assessment research
    Matthew Scotch
    Center for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Int J Med Inform 75:771-84. 2006
    ..Community health assessment (CHA) professionals who use information technology need a complete system that is capable of supporting the development of numerical-spatial routines...
  85. ncbi Immunohistochemical detection of scrapie prion proteins in clinically normal sheep in Pennsylvania
    H Kim
    Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System, Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory, Harrisburg 17025, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 13:89-91. 2001
    ..of scrapie in a clinically suspect Suffolk sheep, 7 clinically normal flockmates were purchased by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to determine their scrapie status using an immunohistochemical procedure...
  86. ncbi Educational views and attitudes, and career goals of MD-PhD students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Christopher D Watt
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 424 Stemmler Hall, 36th and Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Acad Med 80:193-8. 2005
    ..Despite the documented contribution of graduates of MD-PhD programs to the medical profession, few data exist concerning the views, attitudes, and career goals of students before they graduate from such programs...
  87. pmc Determinants of staff job satisfaction of caregivers in two nursing homes in Pennsylvania
    Nicholas G Castle
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:60. 2006
    ..However, we know little about factors associated with job satisfaction and dissatisfaction for nursing home workers...
  88. ncbi Cancer incidence in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: disparities in Appalachia
    Eugene J Lengerich
    Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033 0855, USA
    J Rural Health 21:39-47. 2005
    ..While mortality from cancer in Appalachia has previously been reported to be elevated, rates of cancer incidence in Appalachia remain unreported...
  89. pmc Comparison of Tn1546-like elements in vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Michigan and Pennsylvania
    Nancye C Clark
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop G 08 Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:470-2. 2005
    ..isolates of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) containing vanA were recovered in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Tn1546, a mobile genetic element that encodes high-level vancomycin resistance in enterococci, was present in ..
  90. ncbi Adverse outcomes from hospital-acquired infection in Pennsylvania cannot be attributed to increased risk on admission
    Michael M Peng
    Clinical Research and Applications, Cardinal Health, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752, USA
    Am J Med Qual 21:17S-28S. 2006
    In July 2005, Pennsylvania became the first state in the nation to publicly report statewide data on hospital-acquired infections (HAI)...
  91. ncbi Insomnia in central Pennsylvania
    E O Bixler
    Department of Psychiatry, Sleep Research and Treatment Center, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 53:589-92. 2002
    ..Establish the association between insomnia and various physical and mental health symptoms as well as objective measures of sleep disturbance while controlling for age, gender and BMI in a large random sample of the general public...
  92. ncbi A review of the 1996-98 nonpathogenic H7N2 avian influenza outbreak in Pennsylvania
    S Davison
    University of Pennsylvania, Laboratory of Avian Medicine and Pathology, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
    Avian Dis 47:823-7. 2003
    The nonpathogenic avian influenza (AI) outbreak in Pennsylvania began in December 1996 when there was a trace back from a New York live bird market to a dealer's flock...
  93. ncbi Statewide assessment of local wellness policies in Pennsylvania public school districts
    Claudia Probart
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State University, 5 Henderson Bldg, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1497-502. 2008
    ..descriptive study, conducted in early 2007, were to assess local wellness policies established by Pennsylvania public school districts, compare these policies to local wellness policy mandate requirements, and provide ..
  94. ncbi Pediatric medicine and the genetic disorders of the Amish and Mennonite people of Pennsylvania
    D Holmes Morton
    Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road, Strasburg, PA 17579, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 121:5-17. 2003
    The Clinic for Special Children in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a community-supported, nonprofit pediatric medical practice for Amish and Mennonite children who have genetic disorders...
  95. pmc An examination of attitudes, knowledge, and clinical practices among Pennsylvania pediatricians regarding breastfeeding and smoking
    Cynthia A Lucero
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Breastfeed Med 4:83-9. 2009
    ..This study describes Pennsylvania pediatricians' attitudes, knowledge, and practices regarding breastfeeding, maternal smoking, and smoking ..
  96. ncbi A twofold excess mortality among black compared with white IDDM patients in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh DERI Mortality Study Group
    E S Tull
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes Care 19:1344-7. 1996
    ..To examine the long-term mortality experience of blacks who develop IDDM in childhood...
  97. pmc Distributed usability evaluation of the Pennsylvania Cancer Atlas
    Tanuka Bhowmick
    GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 7:36. 2008
    The Pennsylvania Cancer Atlas (PA-CA) is an interactive online atlas to help policy-makers, program managers, and epidemiologists with tasks related to cancer prevention and control...
  98. ncbi Understanding physician agreement with varicella immunization guidelines
    Richard Kent Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Prev Med 35:135-42. 2002
    ..Although varicella vaccine was licensed in 1995, immunization rates are only moderate. This study identifies factors associated with physician self-reported likelihood of recommending varicella vaccination to patients...
  99. ncbi Pregnancy intentions and folic acid supplementation exemplars: findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Roxanne Parrott
    Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Health Commun 14:366-83. 2009
    ..The women were participants in Phase I of the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS)...
  100. ncbi Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency in Pennsylvania: neonatal screening shows high incidence and unexpected mutation frequencies
    R Ziadeh
    Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatr Res 37:675-8. 1995
    ..findings of MCAD patients detected prospectively through a supplemental newborn screening program in Pennsylvania using tandem mass spectrometry...
  101. ncbi Summary of the 2001-02 Pennsylvania H7N2 low pathogenicity avian influenza outbreak in meat type chickens
    P A Dunn
    Pennsylvania State University, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Avian Dis 47:812-6. 2003
    H7N2 low-pathogenicity (LP) avian influenza (AI) virus was isolated from chickens submitted to the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System on December 4 and 5, 2001...

Research Grants73

  1. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 1
    Colleen Cuddy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..in Region 1, which is located within and provides service to the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NN/LM goals are: to develop collaborations among network members and other organizations to improve access ..
  2. Collagen X and heparan sulfate proteoglycan in the hematopoietic stem cell niche.
    ELIZABETH G SWEENEY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..University, which I continued to foster after my undergraduate studies, where I worked at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Infectious Diseases in Medicine engineering and characterized various novel Vaccinia virus ..
  3. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 1
    KATE BURR OLIVER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..in Region 1, which is located within and provides service to the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NN/LM goals are: to develop collaborations among network members and other organizations to improve access ..
  4. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 1
    BARBARA EPSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..for Region 1, which is located within and provides services to the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NN/LM goals are: to develop collaborations among network members and other organizations to improve access ..
  5. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 1
    BARBARA EPSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..for Region 1, which is located within and provides services to the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NN/LM goals are: to develop collaborations among network members and other organizations to improve access ..
  6. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 1
    BARBARA EPSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..for Region 1, which is located within and provides services to the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NN/LM goals are: to develop collaborations among network members and other organizations to improve access ..
  7. MR Monitoring of PTC124 Treatment in DMD
    KRISTA H VANDENBORNE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The University of Florida and the University of Pennsylvania contribute substantially to the local and regional economy...
  8. MECHANISM-BASED DRUG SELECTION AND DESIGN: NUCLEOTIDE SA
    Buddy Ullman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..NCDDG-OI) by a group of investigators from the Oregon Health Sciences University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Yale University School of Medicine...
  9. Targeting p53-Dependent Repigmentation in Vitiligo
    TAMARA G TERZIAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Dr. Cotsarelis, Chair of the Department of Dermatology at University of Pennsylvania, is an expert in epithelial stem cell analysis and director of the University of Pennsylvania SDRC-funded Stem ..
  10. New therapeutics for the treatment of Acinetobactor baumannii infections.
    ALLEN BERNARD REITZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania and RMH Sciences specialize in targeting the oxidative phosphorylation (OxPhos) system in new antibacterial ..
  11. PS11-003 Minority AIDS Research Initiative
    BRIDGETTE MERCEDEZ BRAWNER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..population and outstanding research training through the Center for Health Equity Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing...
  12. Role of troponin T isoforms in nemaline myopathy
    Jian Ping Jin; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Amish Nemaline Myopathy (ANM) is an autosomal recessive muscle disorder found among the Old Order Amish in Pennsylvania and Ohio, affecting 1 out of every ~500 births...
  13. Pharmacological strategies to improve breathing after cervical spinal cord injury
    FRANCIS GOLDER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..contusions, and 3) the availability of the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center, at the University of Pennsylvania, to develop our pharmacological approach into preclinical trials...
  14. Optimizing Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Advanced Dementia
    Jennifer Tjia; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..nationwide long term care pharmacy between 2005-2008;and 2) NH residents of 5 states (Minnesota, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California and Florida), including ~95,000 NH residents with dementia who used Medicare Part D drug benefits ..
  15. GLUTAMATE TRANSPORTERS IN THE CNS
    MICHAEL BYRNE ROBINSON; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland PHS 398 (Rev...
  16. TNF-alpha Signaling in Silica-Induced Lung Fibrosis
    Luis A Ortiz; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..CDC surveys indicate that nine states, including Pennsylvania, report high rates of silica- induced mortality, more than 3 deaths/million people/year...
  17. Mediators &prognostic value of muscle mass &function in chronic kidney disease
    Francis Perry Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Environment: The studies described in this application will be pursued at the University of Pennsylvania in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB)...
  18. OLFACTORY RECEPTOR COPY NUMBER ASSOCIATION WITH AGE AT ONSET OF ALZHEIMER DISEASE
    Kinga Szigeti; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will correlate the olfactory genotype and phenotype using the aCGH and the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) measure...
  19. Neuroendocrine Contribution to Behavior &Cognition in the Female Lifespan
    C NEILL NEILL EPPERSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..additional, non-research related activities in my new Tenured Associate Professor position at the University of Pennsylvania, which is beginning September 1, 2009...
  20. 2011 Epigenetics Gordon Research Conference
    Marisa S Bartolomei; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The 2011 conference will be co-chaired by mammalian biologist Marisa Bartolomei (University of Pennsylvania), and plant biologist Craig Pikaard (Indiana University), both leaders in the field of epigenetics and long ..
  21. The Pittsburgh Cholestatic Liver Disease Consortium
    Benjamin L Shneider; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..studies of BARC and CLiC has been exemplary and has taken full advantage of the population base within Western Pennsylvania and the unique referral patterns to CHP as a quaternary center for Pediatric Hepatology and Liver ..
  22. Translating human PPARy binding regions to gene regulation and metabolic disease
    RAYMOND EDWARD SOCCIO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Mitchell Lazar and a multi-disciplinary mentorship committee of distinguished scientists. The University of Pennsylvania offers a remarkably rich environment, with access to collaborators, educational resources, and facilities that ..
  23. Planning a Multicenter Trial of PDE5A Inhibition for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    Ronald G Victor; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..at three sites: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-UCLA, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-University of Pennsylvania, and University of Florida. The proposed trial directly addresses the goals of NIAMS...
  24. Epigenomic regulation of metabolism in muscle by circadian clock and environment
    Zheng Sun; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and metabolomics methods through collaboration with other laboratories and core facilities at University of Pennsylvania. The research that I propose to continue in the independent phase is to study HDAC3 in exercise endurance, fuel ..
  25. The Thrifty Microbiome: The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Obesity in the Amish
    Alan R Shuldiner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..structure and function of gut microbial communities in three sets of Old Order Amish patients from Lancaster Pennsylvania: obese patients, obese patients with metabolic syndrome and non-obese individuals...
  26. Aromatase Inhibitors in Pulmonary Vascular Complications of Liver Disease
    Steven M Kawut; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Steven M. Kawut, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Penn) who has committed his career to the research and care of patients with pulmonary vascular disease (..
  27. Effect of Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy on Bone Mineral Density and Bone
    Yu Xiao Yang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..vBMD and dimensions in two groups of subjects between 55 to 75 years of age recruited at the University of Pennsylvania Health System:1)...
  28. Cerebrospinal fluid proteome mediated signaling in the developing CNS
    Maria Lehtinen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..My interest in diseases of the nervous system stems from my undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, where as a Wistar Institute undergraduate fellow with Dr...
  29. Cerebrospinal fluid proteome mediated signaling in the developing CNS
    Maria Lehtinen; Fiscal Year: 2011
    My interest in diseases of the nervous system stems from my undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, where as a Wistar Institute undergraduate fellow with Dr...
  30. Modulating Secondary Damage Following Traumatic Brain Injury in the Child
    Stuart H Friess; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Stuart Friess is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) and a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Attending Physician at the Children's Hospital of ..
  31. Transplant Associated Infection Surveillance Network Phase II
    PETER GEORGE PAPPAS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..IFls at 3 US transplant centers (University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania);2) to perform case-control studies among patients at high risk for invasive mould infections to identify ..
  32. Regulation of Apical-Basal Cell polarity during Intestinal Epithelial Morphogenes
    Nan Gao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Klaus Kaestner's laboratory in the Department of Genetics, at University of Pennsylvania. My previous Ph.D...
  33. miR-10a regulation of regional arterial endothelial phenotypes in atherosclerosis
    Yun Fang; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..PI will receive additional academic guidance from the mentor and the advisory committee at the University of Pennsylvania. The career development plan is designed to equip the PI with necessary knowledge and skills in biomedical ..
  34. Socioeconomic status and smoking exposure in Appalachia
    Joshua E Muscat; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..propose to conduct a community-based participatory study in the medically underserved area of Appalachian Pennsylvania to determine the relationship between SES and the dose of inhaled mainstream smoke and the dose of biological ..
  35. Omega-3 PUFA suppress adipochemokines in human obesity
    Rachana Shah; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and collaborative environment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Shah's career plan includes strong mentorship in translational research, didactic coursework in ..
  36. VitaminA and Sickle Cell Disease:Improving Suboptimal Status with Supplementation
    KELLY ANN DOUGHERTY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Perelman School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr...
  37. The exocyst in ciliogenesis and cystogenesis
    Joshua H Lipschutz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..As Chief of Kidney Medicine at the Philadelphia VAMC and physician in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, I frequently see patients with ADPKD, and it is difficult to tell them that there are no ..
  38. Biology of nuclear receptor rev-erb alpha in circadian rhythm and metabolism
    Lei Yin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This study will be carried out in the Penn Diabetes Center at University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Mitchell Lazar...
  39. Effects of chronic sleep restriction on energy homeostasis in healthy adults
    ANDREA MARIE SPAETH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..adults participating in ongoing protocols in the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania (Specific Aim 1: n=103;Specific Aim 2: n=64;Specific Aim 3: n=238)...
  40. Repurposing cholinesterase inhibitors for smoking cessation
    REBECCA ASHARE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The environment at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA) at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) is uniquely equipped to support my training needs. I will be mentored by Caryn Lerman, Ph.D...
  41. Biology of nuclear receptor rev-erb alpha in circadian rhythm and metabolism
    Lei Yin; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..This study will be carried out in the Penn Diabetes Center at University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Mitchell Lazar...
  42. Molecular mechanisms of electrical synapse formation in vivo
    Adam C Miller; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..electrophysiology on the M neural circuit and I will visit Michael Granato's lab at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine to learn behavioral analysis of the M-mediated escape behavior...
  43. Novel Biomarkers Predictive of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
    Barbara A Konkle; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine contributes substantially to the local economy...
  44. Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment of Subclinical Seizures After Cardiac Arrest
    Alexis A Topjian; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Alexis Ann Topjian, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), is resubmitting her application for the ..
  45. Comparative Effectiveness of Post-Discharge Strategies for Hospitalized Smokers
    Nancy A Rigotti; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..effectiveness trial will enroll 1350 adult smokers admitted to 3 acute care hospitals in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. All subjects will receive a brief in-hospital smoking intervention and be randomly assigned at discharge to ..
  46. 10-Theory and Experiment for Genome Packaging in HBV Nucleocapsids
    JIANZHONG contact WU; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PERFORMANCE SITE(S) (organization, city, state) 1. University of California, Riverside 2. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 3...
  47. Cancer prevention, mental health and social capital of segregated Black Americans
    LORRAINE TIERA DEAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..on African-American residents of racially, residentially segregated urban neighborhoods of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Specific Aims of this proposal focus on the following questions: 1...
  48. Prevalance of Community-Acquired MRSA in Live Pigs and thier Human Handlers
    LYNDA UJU ODOFIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..humans living or working on pig farms and feedlots located in southern New England (CT, MA, Rl,), Maryland, Pennsylvania and eastern Wyoming/western Nebraska...
  49. The in vivo function of A3A and A3G during retrovirus infection
    Spyridon Stavrou; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our laboratory (Dr. Susan Ross'laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania) pioneered the use of genetically modified mice, including mA3 knockout mice, to study host-retrovirus ..
  50. High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative CT
    MARY BETH LEONARD; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Assessment Core, supported by the joint Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) - University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Clinical and Translational Science Award...
  51. Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) in Pneumococcal Pathogenesis
    Rituparna Das; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Now as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, with Dr...
  52. MetaOx, Optical Monitor of Metabolic Rate of Oxygen Consumption
    BENIAMINO BARBIERI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Franceschini of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Yodh of the University of Pennsylvania, proposes to develop and construct the prototype of a novel instrument to monitor cerebral oxygen metabolism (..
  53. Improving the Management of Obesity in Primary Care Practice
    Thomas A Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A total of 360 overweight and obese persons at 9 primary care practices in the University of Pennsylvania Health System will be randomly assigned to one of three 2-year interventions: 1) Minimal Care;2) Brief ..
  54. Nanotechnology for Multiplexed and Intraoperative Cancer Detection
    Shuming Nie; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..7 senior faculty investigators at three academic institutions (Emory, Georgia Tech, and the University of Pennsylvania) with broad expertise cutting across nanotechnology, biocomputing, molecular imaging, oncologic surgery, and ..
  55. Intellectual and Development Disabilities Research Center
    Marc Yudkoff; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This IDDRC is a collaboration of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn)...
  56. Conference Support for International Congress on Oncogenic Herpesviruses
    Paul M Lieberman; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The Conference will be co-hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, and the Wistar ..
  57. RISK FACTORS AS PREDICTORS OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY
    Kurt T Barnhart; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..systematic evaluation of women at risk for ectopic pregnancy, and collection of serum, form The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center to include to two other centers (The Universities of Miami and Southern California) using a ..
  58. Older Mothers and Adult Daughters: High Blood Pressure Self Management Behaviors
    Celeste Shawler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Mentors will be Dr. Debra Moser, Professor, U. of Kentucky and Dr. Neville Strumpf, Professor, U. of Pennsylvania. The proposed training and research environments are: the College of Nursing and Sanders Brown Center on Aging ..
  59. Mechanisms by which Exendin-4 normalizes epigenetic modifications in IUGR liver
    Sara E Pinney; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The candidate is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (PENN) and an attending physician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)...
  60. Treatment of Osteoradionecrosis with Bone Marrow Stromal Cells
    Sunday O Akintoye; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..prepared him for a career as an independent Clinician-Scientist at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. This K08 application, under the mentorship of Drs...
  61. Image-based modeling of nonlinear and anisotropic intervertebral disc mechanics
    Edward J Vresilovic; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..in this Challenge Proposal will create four full time positions between the sites at the University of Pennsylvania (2.5 postdoctoral researchers, 0.2 technicians) and University of Minnesota (1 graduate student, 0...
  62. MSI-FLASH: An Exercise Intervention for Women with Menopausal Symptoms
    Barbara Sternfeld; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..sites participating in MSI-FLASH: Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Group Health in Seattle, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Indiana...
  63. Improving Patient Safety by Reducing Medication Errors
    BRIAN STROM; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..20 years of experience studying adverse drug reactions and other medication safety problems, the University of Pennsylvania proposes a Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice...
  64. GENE THERAPY FOR HEMOPHILIA
    Mark Kay; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..institutions include: Stanford University, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and The University of Pennsylvania and investigators with a well-documented history of collaboration including the successful implementation of an ..
  65. DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN PATIENT AND PUBLIC UTILITY RATINGS
    Peter Ubel; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..unaffected individuals by random digit dialing among people living in the catchment area for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). Affected individuals will be identified through a data system used by the UPHS...
  66. Developing a Community-Based ASD Research Registry
    PETER DOEHRING; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will contact >15,000 Pennsylvania families of children diagnosed with ASD in the Medicaid system through a statewide needs assessment distributed ..
  67. SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD FOR A CLINICIAN
    Kyle Kampman; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..integrate two research projects into an overall program of training and career development at the University of Pennsylvania. This training will consist of appropriate supervision and mentoring by my primary preceptors, Drs...
  68. Health promotion: persons with disabilities partner with the academy
    Mary Segal; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed partnership is between the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Pennsylvania's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and United Cerebral Palsy of Central ..
  69. Internatl Conf.on the Future of Cognitive Aging Research
    DUANE ALWIN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..support for a multidisciplinary working conference on the future of cognitive aging research to be held at Pennsylvania State University in the spring of 2005...
  70. 2003 TERATOLOGY SOCIETY MEETINGS: TRAVEL FOR STUDENTS
    Thomas Knudsen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..students and postdoctoral fellows to attend the 2003 Teratology Society Annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This meeting will take place on June 21st to June 26th, 2003 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, across from the ..
  71. ALCOHOL RESPONSES--GENETICS, SEX DIFFERENCES, TREATMENT
    Margaret Rukstalis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Rukstalis, M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania as an independent scientist with research, teaching and patient care opportunities in the field of substance ..
  72. Strengthening HRPP at the University of Pennsylvania
    ROBERT BARCHI; Fiscal Year: 2003
    The University of Pennsylvania is committed to developing and maintaining the highest standards of protection of human subjects in research...
  73. Podocyte Dysfunction in Diabetic Glomerulopathy
    Sheldon Chen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Faud N. Ziyadeh at the University of Pennsylvania, which boasts a world-renowned biomedical community and provides state- of- the-art facilities, superb human ..