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  1. pmc Preexposure antiretroviral prophylaxis attitudes in high-risk Boston area men who report having sex with men: limited knowledge and experience but potential for increased utilization after education
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:77-83. 2009
  2. pmc Optimizing the tracking of falls in studies of older participants: comparison of quarterly telephone recall with monthly falls calendars in the MOBILIZE Boston Study
    Marian T Hannan
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 1097, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1031-6. 2010
  3. pmc Association of vitamin B-6 status with inflammation, oxidative stress, and chronic inflammatory conditions: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study
    Jian Shen
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111 1524, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:337-42. 2010
  4. pmc Comparing pain severity versus pain location in the MOBILIZE Boston study: chronic pain and lower extremity function
    Laura H P Eggermont
    Alzheimer s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:763-70. 2009
  5. ncbi Relationship of bone and blood lead levels to psychiatric symptoms: the normative aging study
    Daniel Rhodes
    Occupational Health Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1144-51. 2003
  6. pmc Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of symptoms suggestive of painful bladder syndrome: results from the Boston area community health survey
    Carol L Link
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 180:599-606. 2008
  7. pmc Validation and comparison of two frailty indexes: The MOBILIZE Boston Study
    Dan K Kiely
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1532-9. 2009
  8. ncbi Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms and effect on quality of life in a racially and ethnically diverse random sample: the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey
    Varant Kupelian
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:2381-7. 2006
  9. ncbi Health related behaviors and cancer screening of lesbians: results of the Boston Lesbian Health Project II
    Susan Jo Roberts
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
    Women Health 39:41-55. 2004
  10. pmc Relationship of lifestyle and clinical factors to lower urinary tract symptoms: results from Boston Area Community Health survey
    Heather J Litman
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA
    Urology 70:916-21. 2007

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  1. pmc Preexposure antiretroviral prophylaxis attitudes in high-risk Boston area men who report having sex with men: limited knowledge and experience but potential for increased utilization after education
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:77-83. 2009
    ..Understanding the demographic and behavioral predictors of intent-to-use PrEP may prove useful to identify clinical trial participants...
  2. pmc Optimizing the tracking of falls in studies of older participants: comparison of quarterly telephone recall with monthly falls calendars in the MOBILIZE Boston Study
    Marian T Hannan
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 1097, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1031-6. 2010
    ..with a telephone survey of recall of falls over the previous 3 months within the population-based MOBILIZE Boston Study cohort, a cohort of 765 elders. From the cohort, 218 participants were randomly selected...
  3. pmc Association of vitamin B-6 status with inflammation, oxidative stress, and chronic inflammatory conditions: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study
    Jian Shen
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111 1524, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:337-42. 2010
    ..Low vitamin B-6 status has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. The cardioprotective effects of vitamin B-6 independent of homocysteine suggest that additional mechanisms may be involved...
  4. pmc Comparing pain severity versus pain location in the MOBILIZE Boston study: chronic pain and lower extremity function
    Laura H P Eggermont
    Alzheimer s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:763-70. 2009
    ..This study compared measures of chronic pain, for example, number of pain sites and overall pain severity, in relation to lower extremity function in the older population...
  5. ncbi Relationship of bone and blood lead levels to psychiatric symptoms: the normative aging study
    Daniel Rhodes
    Occupational Health Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1144-51. 2003
    ..05 level. Tibia and blood lead had similar associations. We conclude that cumulative lead exposure, which bone lead levels reflect, could be a risk factor for psychiatric symptoms even at modest levels of exposure...
  6. pmc Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of symptoms suggestive of painful bladder syndrome: results from the Boston area community health survey
    Carol L Link
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 180:599-606. 2008
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  7. pmc Validation and comparison of two frailty indexes: The MOBILIZE Boston Study
    Dan K Kiely
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1532-9. 2009
    ..To validate two established frailty indexes and compare their ability to predict adverse outcomes in a diverse, elderly, community-dwelling sample of men and women...
  8. ncbi Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms and effect on quality of life in a racially and ethnically diverse random sample: the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey
    Varant Kupelian
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:2381-7. 2006
    ..The Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey is designed to study the prevalence and impact of LUTS among both men and ..
  9. ncbi Health related behaviors and cancer screening of lesbians: results of the Boston Lesbian Health Project II
    Susan Jo Roberts
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
    Women Health 39:41-55. 2004
    This paper reports data on health related behaviors and cancer screening from the Boston Lesbian Health Project II (BLHP II), a replication of a national survey of lesbians on a variety of health-related variables completed in 1987...
  10. pmc Relationship of lifestyle and clinical factors to lower urinary tract symptoms: results from Boston Area Community Health survey
    Heather J Litman
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA
    Urology 70:916-21. 2007
    Because lifestyle factors and comorbidities can influence lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) by sex and race/ethnicity differently, we investigated these associations in the Boston Area Community Health survey.
  11. pmc Is hyperlipidemia or its treatment associated with erectile dysfunction?: Results from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey
    Susan A Hall
    Department of Epidemiology, New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    J Sex Med 6:1402-13. 2009
    ..Studies and reports suggest that both hyperlipidemia and its pharmacologic treatment may lead to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction (ED)...
  12. doi Randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation for winter-related atopic dermatitis in Boston: a pilot study
    R Sidbury
    Br J Dermatol 159:245-7. 2008
  13. ncbi Smoking in Boston bars before and after a 100% smoke-free regulation: an assessment of early compliance
    Margie Skeer
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:501-7. 2004
    The objective of this study was to assess compliance with Boston's 100% smoke-free bar regulation within the first 3 months of implementation...
  14. pmc Prevalence of early childhood caries among very young urban Boston children compared with US children
    Martha E Nunn
    Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, 715 Albany, 560, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Public Health Dent 69:156-62. 2009
    ..caries (ECC) in 1- to 3-year-old children seeing primary-care pediatricians at two urban medical centers in Boston to the prevalence of ECC in similarly aged US children surveyed as part of the Third National Health and Nutrition ..
  15. ncbi Do statins affect androgen levels in men? Results from the Boston area community health survey
    Susan A Hall
    New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1587-94. 2007
    ..levels of circulating androgens and their carrier protein, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), varied by statin exposure among a sample of 1,812 men from a population-based epidemiologic study, the Boston Area Community Health Survey.
  16. pmc The effects of ABCG5/G8 polymorphisms on plasma HDL cholesterol concentrations depend on smoking habit in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study
    Mireia Junyent
    The Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Lipid Res 50:565-73. 2009
    ..002) among smokers. In conclusion, ABCG5/G8 genetic variants modulate HDL-C concentrations, leading to an HDL-C-lowering effect and thereby a potential increased risk for atherosclerosis only in smokers...
  17. ncbi A randomized controlled trial to enhance antiretroviral therapy adherence in patients with a history of alcohol problems
    Jeffrey H Samet
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Antivir Ther 10:83-93. 2005
    ..To assess the effectiveness of an individualized multicomponent intervention to promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in a cohort of HIV-infected individuals with a history of alcohol problems...
  18. ncbi An acute ischemic stroke classification instrument that includes CT or MR angiography: the Boston Acute Stroke Imaging Scale
    F Torres-Mozqueda
    Neuroradiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 29:1111-7. 2008
    ..We tested the hypotheses that the Boston Acute Stroke Imaging Scale (BASIS) classification instrument effectively predicts patient outcomes and is superior ..
  19. ncbi Human exposure to PBDEs: associations of PBDE body burdens with food consumption and house dust concentrations
    Nerissa Wu
    Department of Environmental Health Talbot 2E, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:1584-9. 2007
    ..to determine the body burden of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) among first-time mothers in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts area and to explore key routes of exposure...
  20. pmc Socioeconomic predictors of high allergen levels in homes in the greater Boston area
    B T Kitch
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:301-7. 2000
    ..Dust samples for an ELISA allergen assay were collected from the homes of 499 families as part of a metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts, longitudinal birth cohort study of home allergens and asthma in children with a parental history ..
  21. ncbi Gonococcal, chlamydia, and syphilis infection positivity among MSM attending a large primary care clinic, Boston, 2003 to 2004
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Epidemiology Unit, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Prudential Tower, 4th Floor, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:507-11. 2009
    ..The current study sought to elucidate STD positivity in asymptomatic MSM seen at the largest primary care clinic for MSM in New England and to describe STD test positivity by reason for STD testing...
  22. ncbi Project ASSERT: an ED-based intervention to increase access to primary care, preventive services, and the substance abuse treatment system
    E Bernstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118 2393, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 30:181-9. 1997
    ....
  23. ncbi Distribution and partitioning of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in different size fractions in sediments from Boston Harbor, United States
    X C Wang
    Department of Environmental, Coastal and Ocean Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 02125, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 42:1139-49. 2001
    ..PAHs) were analyzed in four size fractions (< 62, 62-125, 125-250, and > 250 microm) in three contaminated Boston Harbor sediments. Total PAH concentrations ranged from 7.3 to 358 microg/g dry wt...
  24. ncbi The Boston schoolyard initiative: a public-private partnership for rebuilding urban play spaces
    Russ Lopez
    Boston University, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 33:617-38. 2008
    The Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI) is a policy effort to rebuild school yards in Boston through innovative citywide public-private partnerships...
  25. ncbi Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among men who have sex with men at a Boston community health center and its association with markers of high-risk behavior
    Daniel E Cohen
    Fenway Community Health, Boston, 7 Haviland Street, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:557-64. 2006
    ..HCV prevention and screening should target MSM engaging in high-risk sex. Conversely, HIV and sexually transmitted infection risk reduction interventions should be targeted at MSM with HCV...
  26. ncbi Resuscitation and ventilation strategies for extremely preterm infants: a comparison study between two neonatal centers in Boston and Stockholm
    Mireille Vanpee
    Neonatal Unit, Astrid Lindgren Children s Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 96:10-6; discussion 8-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate if different resuscitation and ventilatory styles exist between two neonatal units, and if the less aggressive approach has a beneficiary effect on BPD outcome...
  27. pmc Traffic injury data, policy, and public health: lessons from Boston Chinatown
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Urban Health 79:87-103. 2002
    ..We present the historical progression of events that created current traffic conditions in Boston Chinatown and an analysis of traffic-related injuries at the community level for the years 1996-1998...
  28. pmc Relative contributions of modifiable risk factors to erectile dysfunction: results from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey
    Varant Kupelian
    New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Prev Med 50:19-25. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the relative contribution of modifiable risk factors (physical activity, smoking, and alcohol consumption) to inter-subject variation in erectile dysfunction (ED)...
  29. ncbi Social support, life events, and psychological distress among the Puerto Rican population in the Boston area of the United States
    Luis M Falcon
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 13:863-73. 2009
    ..The aim of this article is to investigate the role of social network support in ameliorating the psychological impact of life stressors that are prevalent for the older Puerto Rican population...
  30. ncbi Improving accuracy in a computerized immunization registry
    Ronald C Samuels
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 2:187-92. 2002
    b>Boston's Department of Health and Hospitals established the Boston Immunization Information System (BIIS) as part of a city-wide effort to raise immunization rates.
  31. pmc The Boston Safe Shops model: an integrated approach to community environmental and occupational health
    Cora Roelofs
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:S52-5. 2010
    ..The Boston Public Health Commission established the Safe Shops Project to improve safety and environmental practices in such ..
  32. ncbi Immunization entry at the point of service improves quality, saves time, and is well-accepted
    W G Adams
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 106:489-92. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate data quality, nursing satisfaction, and reduction in documentation burden after the introduction of a point-of-service immunization entry system in an inner-city pediatric primary care center...
  33. ncbi Hepatitis B vaccination among Vietnamese-American children in a Boston community clinic
    Q S Chen
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Asian Am Pac Isl J Health 9:179-87. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that parents need more education about HBV, and that the information they provide about their children's vaccination status may not be reliable...
  34. ncbi Lack of seasonal variation in serum sex hormone levels in middle-aged to older men in the Boston area
    Donald J Brambilla
    New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:4224-9. 2007
    ..Wide variation in study designs, sample sizes, analytical methods, and characteristics of the study populations may account for the heterogeneity of results...
  35. ncbi Community-based participatory research in Boston's neighborhoods: A review of asthma case examples
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 65:38-44. 2010
    Three case examples of asthma studies that differ in terms of community and involvement are considered. The Boston Chinatown studies faced limited funding that restricted the level of community involvement, but resulted in some of the ..
  36. ncbi Substance abuse treatment and emergency department utilization among a cohort of HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems
    Anita Palepu
    St Paul s Hospital, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 620B 1081 Burrand Street, V6Z1Y6 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Subst Abuse Treat 25:37-42. 2003
    ..Substance abuse treatment may present an opportunity to impact health care utilization patterns of HIV-infected persons with a history of alcohol problems...
  37. ncbi The effects on smokers of Boston's smoke-free bar ordinance: a longitudinal analysis of changes in compliance, patronage, policy support, and smoking at home
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:630-6. 2007
    We prospectively examined effects of the implementation of a smoking ban in bars on Boston, Massachusetts, smokers.
  38. ncbi The Boston Safe Shops Project--preliminary findings of a case study in applying the 10 essential services of public health to building environmental health capacity
    Paul A Shoemaker
    Environmental Hazards Program, Boston Public Health Commission, MA 02118, USA
    J Environ Health 70:22-8, 63. 2007
    b>Boston's more than 500 automotive shops, located primarily in low-income communities of color, are a source both of well-paying jobs and of potential hazardous exposures to employees and residents...
  39. ncbi Social responsibility, international development, and institutional commitment: lessons from the Boston University experience
    Lauren P Babich
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Acad Med 83:143-7. 2008
    b>Boston University (BU) has a long history of a strong social mission and commitment to service...
  40. ncbi Health related behaviors and cancer screening of lesbians: results from the Boston Lesbian Health Project
    S J Roberts
    College of Nursing, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
    Women Health 28:1-12. 1999
    ..There is some indication that alcohol use is heavier in this sample than among women in general, an area that warrants further investigation...
  41. ncbi Structural factors associated with malalignment in knee osteoarthritis: the Boston osteoarthritis knee study
    David J Hunter
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Arthritis Center, Boston University, MA 02118, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:2192-9. 2005
    ..One of the mechanical influences on cartilage loss is limb alignment. We explored the structural factors associated with malalignment in subjects with symptomatic OA...
  42. ncbi Factors influencing mobile source particulate matter emissions-to-exposure relationships in the Boston urban area
    Susan L Greco
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7675-82. 2007
    ..of a pollutant emitted from a source that is inhaled by the population) for each of 23 398 road segments in the Boston Metro Core area to evaluate the potential for intra-urban variability in the emissions-to-exposure relationship...
  43. pmc Sexually transmitted disease (STD) diagnoses and mental health disparities among women who have sex with women screened at an urban community health center, Boston, MA, 2007
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:5-12. 2010
    ..However, there remains a dearth of research exploring these indicators alongside sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and WSW sexual health...
  44. ncbi Anthropogenic organic contaminants in the effluent of a combined sewer overflow: impact on Boston Harbor
    R P Eganhouse
    US Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192, USA
    Mar Environ Res 51:51-74. 2001
    Effluent from a large combined sewer overflow (CSO) in Boston and receiving waters near the CSO outfall were sampled during dry and wet weather conditions...
  45. ncbi Breast milk iodine and perchlorate concentrations in lactating Boston-area women
    Elizabeth N Pearce
    Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, 88 East Newton Street, Evans 201, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:1673-7. 2007
    ..Breastfed infants rely on adequate maternal dietary iodine intake...
  46. pmc Disparities in the prevalence of diabetes: is it race/ethnicity or socioeconomic status? Results from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) survey
    Carol L Link
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:288-92. 2009
    ..We seek to reinforce earlier findings showing that socioeconomic status is more strongly associated with diabetes prevalence than race/ ethnicity and suggests a very different and potentially modifiable etiologic pathway...
  47. pmc Mapping and measuring social disparities in premature mortality: the impact of census tract poverty within and across Boston neighborhoods, 1999-2001
    Jarvis T Chen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 83:1063-84. 2006
    ..public health surveillance data, we undertook a systematic analysis of spatial variation in premature mortality in Boston (1999-2001) across neighborhoods and sub-neighborhoods in relation to census tract (CT) poverty...
  48. ncbi Using sulfur as a tracer of outdoor fine particulate matter
    Jeremy A Sarnat
    Department cf Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center Room 412a, P O Box 15677, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 36:5305-14. 2002
    Six homes in the metropolitan Boston area were sampled between 6 and 12 consecutive days for indoor and outdoor particle volume and mass concentrations, particle elemental concentrations, and air exchange rates (AERs)...
  49. ncbi Importance of black carbon to sorption of native PAHs, PCBs, and PCDDs in Boston and New York harbor sediments
    R Lohmann
    Ralph M Parsons Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 39:141-8. 2005
    The solid-water distribution ratios (Kd values) of "native" PAHs, PCBs, and PCDDs in Boston and New York Harbor sediments were determined using small passive polyethylene samplers incubated for extended times in sediment-water suspensions...
  50. pmc Is abuse causally related to urologic symptoms? Results from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey
    Carol L Link
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Eur Urol 52:397-406. 2007
    ....
  51. ncbi Myocardial injury and ventricular dysfunction related to training levels among nonelite participants in the Boston marathon
    Tomas G Neilan
    Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02115 2696, USA
    Circulation 114:2325-33. 2006
    ....
  52. ncbi Effectiveness of automated external defibrillators in high schools in greater Boston
    Hannah England
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:1484-6. 2005
    A program using a strategy of donating a single automatic external defibrillator to 35 schools in the Boston area resulted in compliance with American Heart Association guidelines on automatic external defibrillator placement and training ..
  53. ncbi Local collaborations: development and implementation of Boston's bioterrorism surveillance system
    Verna B McKenna
    Communicable Disease Control Division, Boston Public Health Commission, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:384-93. 2003
    The Boston Public Health Commission developed and implemented an active surveillance system for bioterrorism and other infectious disease emergencies...
  54. pmc The association of abuse and symptoms suggestive of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: results from the Boston Area Community Health survey
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1532-7. 2007
    ..To determine the effect of reported sexual, physical, or emotional abuse on the symptoms suggestive of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) and to determine the effect of race/ethnicity on these patterns...
  55. ncbi Cardiac troponin increases among runners in the Boston Marathon
    Elizabeth B Fortescue
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:137-43, 143.e1. 2007
    ..The clinical significance of such increases remains unclear. We seek to determine the prevalence of troponin increases and epidemiologic factors associated with these increases in a large and heterogeneous cohort of marathon finishers...
  56. pmc PPARGC1A variation associated with DNA damage, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study
    Chao Qiang Lai
    Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Diabetes 57:809-16. 2008
    ....
  57. ncbi Tai Chi and mindfulness-based stress reduction in a Boston Public Middle School
    Robert B Wall
    J Pediatr Health Care 19:230-7. 2005
    ..Recommendations are made for further study in schools and other pediatric settings...
  58. pmc Association of C-reactive protein and lower urinary tract symptoms in men and women: results from Boston Area Community Health survey
    Varant Kupelian
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    Urology 73:950-7. 2009
    ....
  59. ncbi The prevalence of blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring in Boston among non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites
    Eileen M Stuart-Shor
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:375-83. 2006
    ..This study examines blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring among non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic White subjects...
  60. ncbi From directly observed therapy to accompagnateurs: enhancing AIDS treatment outcomes in Haiti and in Boston
    H L Behforouz
    Partners In Health and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:S429-36. 2004
    ..A similar DOT-HAART effort was launched in Boston for patients with drug-resistant HIV disease who had experienced failure of unsupervised therapy...
  61. ncbi Occupational injuries among Boston bicycle messengers
    Jack Tigh Dennerlein
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Ind Med 42:519-25. 2002
    ..Urban bicycle couriers may have a high incidence of injuries. Most messengers work as contractors and hence their injuries are not well documented...
  62. ncbi Seven valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine immunization in two Boston communities: changes in serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility among Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates
    Stephen I Pelton
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:1015-22. 2004
    ..Seven valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was licensed and introduced in 2000 for universal administration of children younger than 2 years of age and for selective immunization of children 2-5 years of age...
  63. pmc Air pollution and emergency admissions in Boston, MA
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:890-5. 2006
    ..5) is now the particle measure of greatest health and regulatory concern. And little has been published on associations of hospital admissions and PM components...
  64. pmc Play Across Boston: a community initiative to reduce disparities in access to after-school physical activity programs for inner-city youths
    Cynthia Hannon
    Harvard Prevention Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, 7th Floor, Boston, MA, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A100. 2006
    In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded Play Across Boston to address disparities in access to physical activity facilities and programs for Boston, Mass, inner-city youths.
  65. ncbi Sources of dietary iodine: bread, cows' milk, and infant formula in the Boston area
    Elizabeth N Pearce
    Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, 88 East Newton Street, Evans 201, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:3421-4. 2004
    ..2 to 56.8 microg iodine/5 oz (23.5 +/- 13.78 microg/5 oz). The public should be aware of the need for adequate dietary iodine intake and should be aware that ingredient lists do not reflect the iodine content of foods...
  66. pmc Asthma prevalence among inner-city Asian American schoolchildren
    Ted Lee
    West Suburban Family Practice Residency Program, Oak Park, IL, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:215-20. 2003
    ..The authors conducted a cross-sectional survey of the prevalence of asthma among schoolchildren at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School, located in Boston Chinatown. Roughly 62% of the students in the school are Asian American.
  67. ncbi Behaviour at eight years in children with surgically corrected transposition: The Boston Circulatory Arrest Trial
    David C Bellinger
    Department of Neurology, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cardiol Young 19:86-97. 2009
    ..Children with congenitally malformed hearts who underwent reparative surgery in infancy using a strategy of severe haemodilution and alpha stat are at increased risk of behavioural problems in middle childhood...
  68. pmc Immunization registries: costs and savings
    Verna B McKenna
    Boston Public Health Commission, Communicable Disease Control Program, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:386-92. 2002
    The objectives of this study were to quantify the actual costs of developing, maintaining, and operating the Boston Immunization Information System (BIIS), an electronic registry and tracking system, and to compare the registry's costs ..
  69. ncbi Particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in indoor and outdoor microenvironments in Boston, Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 12:104-14. 2002
    ..5), and particle-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) outdoors and in indoor microenvironments in Boston, Massachusetts...
  70. ncbi The relationship of common medical conditions and medication use with symptoms of painful bladder syndrome: results from the Boston area community health survey
    Susan A Hall
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 180:593-8. 2008
    ..The etiology of painful bladder syndrome is currently unknown. We investigated the relationship between medical factors and symptoms suggestive of painful bladder syndrome in a population based random sample...
  71. pmc Tender point count, pain, and mobility in the older population: the mobilize Boston study
    Laura H P Eggermont
    Alzheimer s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pain 11:62-70. 2010
    ..47, 95%CI, 1.09-5.62). These findings portray a significant mobility burden related to tender-point count and multisite and widespread pain in the older population. Future studies using longitudinal methods are warranted...
  72. ncbi Birthweight differences between USA and China and their relevance to breast cancer aetiology
    Pagona Lagiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Int J Epidemiol 32:193-8. 2003
    ..There has been renewed interest about determinants of birth size following the propagation of hypotheses that birth size parameters may have long-term consequences on the occurrence of common diseases in adulthood, including breast cancer...
  73. pmc Maternal pregnancy hormone levels in an area with a high incidence (Boston, USA) and in an area with a low incidence (Shanghai, China) of breast cancer
    L Lipworth
    Department of Epidemiology and Center for Cancer Prevention, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Br J Cancer 79:7-12. 1999
    ..Three hundred and four pregnant Caucasian women in Boston and 334 pregnant Chinese women in Shanghai were enrolled from March 1994 to October 1995...
  74. ncbi Playground safety and access in Boston neighborhoods
    Angie L Cradock
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:357-63. 2005
    ..Youth physical activity is partly influenced by access to playgrounds and recreational opportunities. Playgrounds in disadvantaged areas may be less safe...
  75. ncbi Do urological symptoms cluster among women? Results from the Boston Area Community Health Survey
    Susan A Hall
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    BJU Int 101:1257-66. 2008
    To conduct a cluster analysis of urological symptoms among women in the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey, to describe the distribution of urological symptoms within each cluster, and to determine whether comorbidities, ..
  76. pmc Effect of environmental intervention on mouse allergen levels in homes of inner-city Boston children with asthma
    Wanda Phipatanakul
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 92:420-5. 2004
    ..Recent studies have suggested that mouse allergen exposure and sensitization are common in urban children with asthma. The effectiveness of environmental intervention in reducing mouse allergen exposure has not been established...
  77. ncbi Prevalence of and risk factors for urine leakage in a racially and ethnically diverse population of adults: the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey
    Sharon L Tennstedt
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:390-9. 2008
    ..The authors conclude that types of and risk factors for urine leakage vary by gender and racial/ethnic group...
  78. pmc Air pollution in Boston bars before and after a smoking ban
    James L Repace
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:266. 2006
    We quantified the air quality benefits of a smoke-free workplace law in Boston Massachusetts, U.S.A...
  79. ncbi Intracerebral abscess in children: historical trends at Children's Hospital Boston
    Howard P Goodkin
    Department of Neurology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1765-70. 2004
    A previous study performed at Children's Hospital Boston describing the natural history of intracerebral abscess between 1945 and 1980 demonstrated a decline in mortality after 1970...
  80. pmc An unrecognized source of PCB contamination in schools and other buildings
    Robert F Herrick
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1051-3. 2004
    An investigation of 24 buildings in the Greater Boston Area revealed that one-third (8 of 24) contained caulking materials with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) content exceeding 50 ppm by weight, which is the U.S...
  81. pmc Lung function, asthma symptoms, and quality of life for children in public housing in Boston: a case-series analysis
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center Room 404K, P O Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 3:13. 2004
    ..To better understand risk factors for asthma morbidity in the context of an environmental intervention study, we conducted a detailed baseline evaluation of 78 children (aged 4-17 years) from three public housing developments in Boston.
  82. pmc Pedometer-determined physical activity among multiethnic low-income housing residents
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:768-73. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize pedometer-determined physical activity among a predominantly racial and ethnic minority sample of adults residing in low-income housing...
  83. pmc Determinants of bone and blood lead levels among minorities living in the Boston area
    Charles Lin
    School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1147-51. 2004
    We measured blood and bone lead levels among minority individuals who live in some of Boston's neighborhoods with high minority representation...
  84. pmc A serotype VIII strain among colonizing group B streptococcal isolates in Boston, Massachusetts
    L J Paoletti
    Clinical Microbiology Department, Channing Laboratory, Boston Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 37:3759-60. 1999
    ..Whereas serotypes Ia, Ib, II, III, and V are prevalent in the United States, types VI and VIII predominate in Japan. Recently, a serotype VIII strain was detected among 114 clinical GBS isolates from a Boston, Mass., hospital.
  85. ncbi Denny-Brown, Boston City Hospital, and the history of American neurology
    Joel A Vilensky
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne 46805, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 47:505-18. 2004
    Harvard University's Neurological Unit at Boston City Hospital (BCH) became the premier center for neurological training in the United States during the middle part of the 20th century...
  86. pmc Issues in conducting epidemiologic research among elders: lessons from the MOBILIZE Boston Study
    Elizabeth J Samelson
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1444-51. 2008
    ..describe specific challenges that have arisen and solutions that have been used in carrying out The MOBILIZE Boston Study, a community-based, prospective cohort study in Massachusetts focusing on falls among 765 participants aged ..
  87. pmc The MOBILIZE Boston Study: design and methods of a prospective cohort study of novel risk factors for falls in an older population
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Geriatr 8:16. 2008
    ....
  88. pmc Predictors of indoor exposure to mouse allergen in urban and suburban homes in Boston
    W Phipatanakul
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA USA
    Allergy 60:697-701. 2005
    ..Mouse allergen exposure is prevalent among urban children with asthma. Little is known about mouse allergen exposure in children at risk for the development of allergic diseases...
  89. ncbi Tenofovir DF plus lamivudine or emtricitabine for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis (NPEP) in a Boston Community Health Center
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:494-9. 2008
    ..Fenway Community Health, the largest center caring for HIV-infected and high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) in New England, began an NPEP program in 1997, initially using zidovudine-based regimens...
  90. pmc Preterm delivery in Boston before and after September 11th, 2001
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:323-7. 2005
    ..To test this hypothesis, we compared gestational duration and risk of preterm delivery among women who were pregnant on September 11 with women who had delivered before that date...
  91. ncbi Comparison of multiple environmental factors for asthmatic children in public housing
    D Brugge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Indoor Air 13:18-27. 2003
    Nine families of a public housing development in Boston were enrolled in a pilot asthma intervention program designed to gather dense environmental data and generate hypotheses about the relative importance of different contaminants and ..
  92. ncbi The end of religious fatalism: Boston as the venue for the demonstration of ether for the intentional relief of pain
    Jason A Campagna
    University of Pennsylvania Hospital and School of Medicine, USA
    Surgery 138:46-55. 2005
  93. pmc Lead and hypertension in a sample of middle-aged women
    S A Korrick
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:330-5. 1999
    ..The role of lead exposure as a risk factor for hypertension is less well defined among women than among men. This case-control study assessed the relation of blood and bone lead concentrations to hypertension in women...
  94. ncbi Bicycle safety behavior in Paris and Boston
    J S Osberg
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 30:679-87. 1998
    ..To understand more about variation in urban bicycle safety behavior, we observed passing bicyclists in Paris and Boston. In addition to helmet use, we looked at use of lights at night...
  95. ncbi Neurodevelopmental status at eight years in children with dextro-transposition of the great arteries: the Boston Circulatory Arrest Trial
    David C Bellinger
    Department of Neurology, Children s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1385-96. 2003
    ..Our goal was to determine which of the two major methods of vital organ support used in infant cardiac surgery, total circulatory arrest and low-flow cardiopulmonary bypass, results in better neurodevelopmental outcomes at school age...
  96. ncbi The effect of duration of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in infant heart surgery on late neurodevelopment: the Boston Circulatory Arrest Trial
    David Wypij
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 02115, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1397-403. 2003
    ..Our goal was to determine the functional form of the association between duration of circulatory arrest and risk of neurodevelopmental dysfunction...
  97. pmc Measuring the urologic iceberg: design and implementation of the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey
    John B McKinlay
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Eur Urol 52:389-96. 2007
    To describe the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) survey, a National Institutes of Health-supported epidemiological study of symptoms suggestive of the following urologic conditions: urinary incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, ..
  98. ncbi Treatment of infantile fibrosarcoma with chemotherapy and surgery: results from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital, Boston
    Mignon L Loh
    Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0519, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 24:722-6. 2002
    To retrospectively evaluate the treatment and outcome of patients diagnosed with infantile fibrosarcoma at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital, Boston.
  99. pmc Challenges of conducting community-based participatory research in Boston's neighborhoods to reduce disparities in asthma
    Elmer R Freeman
    Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 83:1013-21. 2006
    b>Boston is one of the preeminent health care and research centers in the world, but for much of its urban core, these resources are largely out of reach...
  100. ncbi Personal exposures to particles and their relationships with personal activities for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients living in Boston
    Leonora Rojas-Bracho
    School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 54:207-17. 2004
    An exposure study of 18 subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) living in the Boston, MA, area was conducted...
  101. ncbi Boston HAPPENS Program: HIV-positive, homeless, and at-risk youth can access care through youth-oriented HIV services
    Elizabeth R Woods
    Division of Adolescent Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 14:43-53. 2003
    The Boston HAPPENS Program is a collaborative network of care consisting of multiservice outreach agencies; community health centers; and hospitals for HIV-positive, homeless, and hard-to-reach youth...

Research Grants72

  1. Understanding/ Treating Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Pediatric Physical Illness
    Eva Szigethy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Physiological role of PRDM16 in brown fat development and energy balance
    Patrick Seale; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Beier at Brigham &Women's Hospital, Boston. The knock-out animals are perinatal lethal and have a pronounced cleft palate (B. Bjork, D. Beier et a/...
  3. The role of IKK beta in cardiomyocytes at baseline and following stress
    MATTHEW PETER COGGINS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The laboratory is located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, a rich environment offering a wide range of research seminars and lectures, and within steps of Harvard Medical ..
  4. Improving TB Diagnosis in Children with and without HIV in Kenya
    Rinn Song; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Environment: Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard School of Public Health are known for their world renowned faculty, several of whom will serve as ..
  5. INTERNET ENHANCED HEALTH PROMOTION FOR OBESE ETHNIC MINORITY ADOLESCENTS
    Jessica A Whiteley; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..will target increased physical activity and decreased sedentary behavior in overweight boys and girls from the Boston area...
  6. Viral and Host Determinants of New World Alphaviral Entry
    ASIM AMINSHARIF AHMED; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The training opportunities and resources at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School together with the mentorship of Drs...
  7. Pluripotent stem cell-derived HSCs: improvements and molecular mechanisms
    Patrick Cahan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed research and training program will be carried out in Dr. George Daley's lab at Boston Children's Hospital in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, which is also home to the laboratories of Drs...
  8. Tadalafil for Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Chronic Lung Disease
    SHARON IRENE SMITH ROUNDS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..diversity of patients included in this study, the proposed research will be conducted at three VA sites: Boston VA Healthcare System, Providence VA Medical Center, and the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System...
  9. Development of a Pediatric Mylelodysplastic Syndrome Patient Registry
    DAVID A contact WILLIAMS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This project will be carried out at Children's Hospital Boston, a national leader in pediatric care, and innovation in research and translational medicine...
  10. GLUTAMATE TRANSPORTERS IN THE CNS
    MICHAEL BYRNE ROBINSON; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..D. University of Iowa Consultant Shelley Russek, Ph.D. Boston University Consultant John Wolfe, V.M.D./Ph.D...
  11. Iodine Nutrition and Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Lactation
    ANGELA MEI TIN LEUNG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..During my residency and fellowship training at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), I undertook several clinical research projects with Drs...
  12. VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL: Effects on Bone Structure and Architecture
    MERYL SUSAN LEBOFF; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of 600 participants recruited from the NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) in Boston, we seek to test the following hypotheses, with measures at baseline and year 2: Aim 1: High-dose vitamin D3 will (..
  13. Analysis of the leukemic stem cell niche in chronic myeloid leukemia
    DANIELA SANDRA KRAUSE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and the Cancer Center, seminars at the Center for Regenerative Medicine and the other academic institutions in Boston. I plan to attend two scientific meetings per year...
  14. New Investigation Initiatives for the Prevention of Complications of Thalassemia
    Ellis J Neufeld; Fiscal Year: 2011
    This is a new application for a comprehensive Thalassemia care center, at Children's Hospital Boston (CHB), with off-site collaboration with the Thalassemia program of Children's Hospital of Atlanta...
  15. PERIPHERAL AND CENTRAL INTERACTIONS IN ENERGY BALANCE
    Barbara B Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Together, these projects will continue to leverage the collaborative efforts and expertise of investigators in Boston and will greatly increase the understanding of the central circuits regulating body weight.
  16. Proteome Bead-Display for Discovery of Tumor Antigens
    Mark Lim; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..working group for biomarker discovery will be implemented by both our commercial (ABS) and institutional (Boston Medical Center) suppliers (see letters), and assisted by consultant M...
  17. Immediate and Delayed Effects of Morphine on Brain Circuits: Animal and Human Cor
    Dusica Bajic; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..New Haven Hospital, Yale University (2004-2007), and Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School (2008), where I currently work as a Pediatric Anesthesiologist...
  18. Health Information Technology for Chronic Kidney Disease Management
    Lipika Samal; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Lipika Samal, a general internist at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr...
  19. Optically-Guided Bladder Biopsy Using Polarized Elastic Scattering Spectroscopy
    FREDERICK GEORGE BARGOOT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..experience in optically- guided technology development, along with a world-class team of collaborators including Boston University, the Fraunhofer Institute, and Cook Urological, Inc...
  20. OPTICAL BIOPSY USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY
    James G Fujimoto; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..effort between investigators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston VA Healthcare System, and Harvard Medical School. The specific aims are: 1...
  21. Effects of Vitamin D and Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Anemia in the Elderly
    Nancy Berliner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..fresh samples will be collected pre- and post-intervention from 900 subjects who will be evaluated at the Boston Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)...
  22. Photocleavable Bead Technology for Glycomics
    Mark Lim; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Cathy Costello, Director, Boston University Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry, President, Human Proteome Organization, and Professor, ..
  23. TARGETING G(alpha)q AND SRC-3 SIGNALING AS A NOVEL THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IN MELANO
    Vasiliki Poulaki; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These studies will be performed at the VA Boston Healthcare system under the direction of Dr Vasiliki Poulaki, an expert vitreoretinal surgeon as well as ..
  24. Interactive Multimedia Intervention to Improve Colonoscopy and Bowel Prep Adhere
    JOHN MATTHEW INADOMI; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The outcome measures will consist of preparation quality, defined by the Boston Scale and assessed through a novel computer-based preparation assessment tool, patient satisfaction with ..
  25. Syk in Mitochondrial Stress Signaling and Insulin Resistance
    Heide Christine Patterson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Instructor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Pathologist at the BWH Department of Pathology in Boston in July 2012...
  26. Physiology and structure of prefrontal projections to memory and motor circuits
    Maria Medalla; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The work in the proposed studies will be conducted at Boston University, an institution with a rich history of well-established multidisciplinary research in th field of ..
  27. Animal Models Workshop: The Physiology of Weight Loss Surgery
    LEE MICHAEL KAPLAN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..for this conference, entitled "Animal Models Workshop: The Physiology of Weight Loss Surgery," to be held in Boston, MA on April 3-5, 2011...
  28. CRCNS: Gamma Rhythms and Cell Assemblies
    Nancy Kopell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The investigator is head of the Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative in the Boston area, a group of about 20 senior scientists, whose aim is to create and support new collaborations, including ..
  29. Population-Based Reference Ranges for Estradiol and Estrone in Men
    VASAN S RAMACHANDRAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The objective of this collaboration among investigators from Boston University, the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), the European Male Aging Study (EMAS), the Osteoporotic Fractures in ..
  30. Vascular Consequences of Insulin Resistance and Obesity
    Joseph A Vita; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We propose to establish a Specialized Center of Clinically-Oriented Research (SCCOR) at Boston University School of Medicine that will take a multi-disciplinary approach to define mechanisms of vascular injury ..
  31. Developing diagnostic and therapeutic stem cells for cancer therapy
    Khalid A Shah; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of primary glioma cells and CD133+ primary brain tumor cells in an ongoing collaboration with Settleman lab (MGH, Boston)...
  32. Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids(VITAL Trial): Effects on Fractures
    MERYL SUSAN LEBOFF; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and a sub-cohort from that trial of 700 participants from Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSCs) in Boston, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco to critically test these hypotheses: Primary Aims: In the VITAL cohort, will ..
  33. The Role of Mitochondrial Toxicity in Metabolic Complications of Pediatric HIV
    TANVI SHAH SHARMA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Environment: Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard School of Public Health are known for their world- renowned faculty, several of whom will serve as ..
  34. Bilateral cochlear implants: Physiology and psychophysics
    Bertrand Delgutte; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In this application, investigators from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, MIT, and Boston University combine their expertise in psychophysics, neurophysiology and neural computation in order to gain a ..
  35. Transcriptional mechanisms of lower urinary tract development
    Gerald Mingin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This training program will be conducted at Children's Hospital Boston, an outstanding setting for biomedical research and career development...
  36. Biomarkers of Kidney Pathology
    Sushrut S Waikar; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will enroll participants from two hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts and measure urinary and tissue levels of novel biomarkers, including KIM-1, NAG, NGAL, MCP-1, L-..
  37. Gene-Environment Interplay in the Comorbidity of PTSD and Disordered Eating
    Karen S Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a Clinical Research Psychologist in the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at VA ..
  38. Workplace Wellness Initiatives to Combat Obesity
    JASON PERRY BLOCK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and to promote weight maintenance within Brigham and Women's Hospital, a large academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts, with nearly 16,000 employees...
  39. MALDI-TOF/TOF MS TO SUPPORT BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
    Catherine E Costello; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..investigators are located on the BUSM campus;the projects the four outside investigators, who are located at the Boston University Charles River Campus, Boston College and Harvard Medical School, have joint funding with CBMS ..
  40. Virtual World Health Behavior Counseling for Patients with Diabetes
    JOHN MOORE contact WIECHA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Subjects (n=100) will be sedentary AA women with uncontrolled T2DM recruited from primary care practices at Boston Medical Center...
  41. HOST IMMUNITY TO EBV INFECTION IN VITRO AND IN VIVO
    David A Thorley-Lawson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..falciparum (Boston and Brazil). 3...
  42. Phthalates in Drugs and Male Genital Malformation
    Allen A Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..inception in 1976, the BDS has involved over 100 birth and tertiary hospitals in the greater metropolitan areas of Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, San Diego, and selected regions in Iowa, as well as birth defects registries in ..
  43. Behavioral and Molecular Effects of Antenatal SSRI Exposure
    Lawrence S Quang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and fellowship training in both pediatric emergency medicine and medical toxicology at Children's Hospital of Boston/Harvard Medical School...
  44. Validity of Diet and Activity Measures in Men
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The other 375 participants will be drawn from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a Boston-area HMO...
  45. Improved Source Localization for Pediatric Epilepsy
    Damon Hyde; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Since the fall of 2008, I have held a postdoctoral position at Children's Hospital Boston studying the use of scalp EEG data to non-invasively localize seizure foci for the planning of surgical ..
  46. The Genetics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrom
    Corrine K Welt; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..reaching genomewide significance in an Icelandic case control cohort and replicating in an identically phenotyped Boston cohort...
  47. Clinical Outcomes for Siblings of Children with Vesico-Ureteral Reflux
    CALEB PENNELL NELSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In these endeavors I will be supported by the extraordinary resources of Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School...
  48. Roles of RNA helicase and ribosomal biogenesis in normal and diseased muscle
    Vandana Gupta; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Her research position in Beggs Laboratory at Children's Hospital Boston provides an ideal opportunity for her training, with the lab's long standing interest and experience in ..
  49. BEST-CLI Trial-CCC-Lead
    Kenneth Rosenfield; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..integrated and highly experienced group of investigators based at a CCC (Brigham and Women's Hospital, BWH , Boston University Medical Center, BUMC, and Massachusetts Hospital, MGH, Boston, MA), a DCC (New England Research ..
  50. MetaOx, Optical Monitor of Metabolic Rate of Oxygen Consumption
    BENIAMINO BARBIERI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our clinical collaborators Dr. Ellen Grant of Children's Hospitals in Boston, and Dr...
  51. Improving Preterm Outcomes by Safeguarding Maternal Mental Health
    Michael Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will conduct an RCT of 325 low-income mothers with preterm infants in three NICUs - Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, and University of Massachusetts Medical Center...
  52. TripleTOF 5600 Hybrid Mass Spectrometer
    Hanno Steen; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..and long awaited additional and state-of-the-art capacity to the Proteomics Center at Children's Hospital Boston, which has an ageing fleet of proteomics-grade instruments...
  53. VITAL-DEP: Depression Endpoint Prevention in the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL
    OLIVIA IFEOMA OKEREKE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..S. (Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston), and will undergo a psychiatric interview at baseline and at 2 years of ..
  54. The interaction between sleep and reproductive hormone secretion during puberty
    NATALIE DARA SHAW; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..continue to participate in didactic conferences in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit and at Children's Hospital Boston to expand my knowledge of endocrinology and relevant research tools...
  55. Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype
    GEORGE T O'CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our collaborators in Boston, MA and Aberdeen, Scotland showed that higher maternal dietary intake of vitamin D during pregnancy is associated ..
  56. Role of Elastolytic Cathepsins in Emphysema
    Harold A Chapman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..guided in part by identification of candidate genes in human emphysema through collaborationwith the early-onset Boston COPD Project, and to define the nature and importance of local antibody responses in experimental emphysema...
  57. HPLC-ICP-MS System
    PETER D CARAVAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..resource for the Martinos center, the larger MGH research community, as well as other institutions in the greater Boston area...
  58. High Sensitivity Mobile PET for Brain Imaging and Proton Therapy Monitoring
    Georges El Fakhri; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..within the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (NMMI) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA...
  59. Endothelial Ca2+ signals and vasodilatory function after traumatic brain injury
    Kalev Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Leslie Leinwand. He also completed residency training in Emergency Medicine (Boston University) and came to the University of Vermont as Research Assistant Professor of Surgery with his own ..
  60. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR ASSAYING CANCER-DRUG RESISTANCE
    Mark Lim; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Jos[unreadable]e Dupuis, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, and Boston University School of Public Health...
  61. Functional genomic analysis of host determinants of malaria infection
    Elizabeth Egan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Children's Hospital, and The Broad Institute offer a rich training environment with all of the resources ..
  62. Innovative Clinical Pathways in Lung Cancer Care for Vulnerable Populations
    Yolonda L Colson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The invitation-only conference will be held at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in the winter of 2012...
  63. Community-based Family Planning Intervention to Reduce Partner Violence
    Elizabeth Miller; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Assault Prevention and Family Planning Programs of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD, a large community-based health agency with extensive networks of family planning ..
  64. PREVENTION OF OTITIS MEDIA IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN
    Gerald Healy; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..in otolaryngology, pediatrics, microbiology, immunology, speech and language, psychology, and biostatistics and of Boston institutions including Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston City Hospital, Harvard University, Boston ..
  65. Novel Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Preventive Therapies
    Carine M Lenders; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..applicant): The candidate for this K-23 award is Carine Lenders, MD, MS, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center...
  66. Academic Career Development in CAM Research and Education
    ROBERT SAPER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..although a number of academic medical centers are starting to offer CAM educational programs for their faculty, Boston University Medical Center does not have any initiative to educate faculty about CAM research...
  67. Femtosecond Infrared Laser Ablation Platform
    Lee E Goldstein; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..sector field ICP mass spectrometer (SF-ICP-MS) located at the Center for Biometals and Metallomics at Boston University...
  68. Boston Bacterial Meeting
    RICHARD MARC LOSICK; Fiscal Year: 2012
    Description (as provided by the applicant): For the past seventeen years, the annual Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM) has brought together researchers in all areas of bacteriology from Boston, New England, and beyond...
  69. Mental Health Information Network of Metro Boston
    David Ginn; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The Boston University Medical Center Alumni Medical Library, in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Health (DMH), Metro Boston Area are proposing the development of the Mental Health Information ..
  70. Establishing Precursors of Food Allergy in Newborns
    Xiaobin Wang; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..to investigate prenatal and genetic factors in relation to the development of FA, using the extensive resources of Boston Birth Cohort...
  71. 6th International Conf. on Cryptococcus & Cryptococcosis
    STUART LEVITZ; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The 6th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis" which will be held June 24-28, 2005 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts...
  72. Patient Safety for Vulnerable Populations
    Larry Culpepper; Fiscal Year: 2003
    The long-term objective of this application is to have a well established infrastructure at Boston University for conducting cutting-edge research in the area of patient safety...