district of columbia

Summary

Summary: A federal area located between Maryland and Virginia on the Potomac river; it is coextensive with Washington, D.C., which is the capital of the United States.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Adolescent drug and alcohol usage: a comparison of urban and suburban pediatric practices
    J A Farrow
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle 98195
    J Natl Med Assoc 84:409-13. 1992
  2. ncbi Physicians' STD diagnosis and screening practices in the South
    Yolanda H Wimberly
    Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310 1495, USA
    South Med J 97:624-30. 2004
  3. ncbi Do sociocultural factors predict suicidality among persons of African descent living in the U.S.?
    Rheeda L Walker
    Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 9:203-17. 2005
  4. ncbi This is the best life yet--life at Camp Friendship
    Revonda B Mosher
    Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pediatr Nurs 32:84-7. 2006
  5. ncbi Assault-injured adolescents presenting to the emergency department: causes and circumstances
    Tina L Cheng
    Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:610-6. 2006
  6. ncbi Death due to bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax: report of 2 patients
    L Borio
    Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Candler Bldg, Suite 850, 111 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    JAMA 286:2554-9. 2001
  7. pmc Antimicrobial postexposure prophylaxis for anthrax: adverse events and adherence
    Colin W Shepard
    Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1124-32. 2002
  8. ncbi Scoliosis screening revisited: findings from the District of Columbia
    Marti James Velezis
    George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 22:788-91. 2002
  9. ncbi Prevalence and predictors of immunization among inner-city infants: a birth cohort study
    R A Brenner
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Pediatrics 108:661-70. 2001
  10. ncbi Determinants of late prenatal care initiation by African American women in Washington, DC
    Allan A Johnson
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia 20059, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:103-14. 2003

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Publications235 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Adolescent drug and alcohol usage: a comparison of urban and suburban pediatric practices
    J A Farrow
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle 98195
    J Natl Med Assoc 84:409-13. 1992
    ..Other racial/ethnic and practice site differences are discussed. This study highlights characteristics of youth drug abuse in the private pediatric practice setting and implications for the pediatrician in caring for adolescents...
  2. ncbi Physicians' STD diagnosis and screening practices in the South
    Yolanda H Wimberly
    Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310 1495, USA
    South Med J 97:624-30. 2004
    ..This article assesses Southern physicians' STD diagnosis histories and screening behaviors, focusing on curable STDs...
  3. ncbi Do sociocultural factors predict suicidality among persons of African descent living in the U.S.?
    Rheeda L Walker
    Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 9:203-17. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi This is the best life yet--life at Camp Friendship
    Revonda B Mosher
    Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pediatr Nurs 32:84-7. 2006
  5. ncbi Assault-injured adolescents presenting to the emergency department: causes and circumstances
    Tina L Cheng
    Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:610-6. 2006
    ..To describe the causes and circumstances of conflict leading to assault injury among urban youth seeking care in the emergency department...
  6. ncbi Death due to bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax: report of 2 patients
    L Borio
    Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Candler Bldg, Suite 850, 111 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    JAMA 286:2554-9. 2001
    ..Rapid diagnostic assays to distinguish more common infectious processes from agents of bioterrorism also could improve management strategies...
  7. pmc Antimicrobial postexposure prophylaxis for anthrax: adverse events and adherence
    Colin W Shepard
    Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1124-32. 2002
    ..Adherence of <60 days was not consistently associated with adverse events...
  8. ncbi Scoliosis screening revisited: findings from the District of Columbia
    Marti James Velezis
    George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 22:788-91. 2002
    ..for all in the sixth and eighth grades and follow-up data for a portion of the referred students in the District of Columbia's public schools...
  9. ncbi Prevalence and predictors of immunization among inner-city infants: a birth cohort study
    R A Brenner
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Pediatrics 108:661-70. 2001
    ..Timely initiation of immunization is an important predictor of immunization status later in childhood; however, prospective studies identifying predictors of initiation are lacking...
  10. ncbi Determinants of late prenatal care initiation by African American women in Washington, DC
    Allan A Johnson
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia 20059, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:103-14. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the determinants of late prenatal care (PNC) initiation among minority women in Washington, DC...
  11. ncbi A marginal likelihood approach for estimating penetrance from kin-cohort designs
    N Chatterjee
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland 20892, USA
    Biometrics 57:245-52. 2001
    ..We study the trade-off between robustness and efficiency using simulation experiments. The method is illustrated by analysis of the data from the Washington Ashkenazi Study...
  12. pmc Opening a bacillus anthracis-containing envelope, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.: the public health response
    Vincent P Hsu
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1039-43. 2002
    ..Early nasal swab testing is a useful epidemiologic tool to assess risk of exposure to aerosolized B. anthracis. Early, wide chemoprophylaxis may have averted an outbreak of anthrax in this population...
  13. pmc The importance of population susceptibility for air pollution risk assessment: a case study of power plants near Washington, DC
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:1253-60. 2002
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  14. pmc Inhalational anthrax outbreak among postal workers, Washington, D.C., 2001
    Puneet K Dewan
    Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1066-72. 2002
    ..Prophylaxis was necessary for all employees. To protect postal workers against bioterrorism, measures to reduce the risk of occupational exposure are necessary...
  15. pmc A novel asthma camp intervention for childhood asthma among urban blacks. The Pediatric Lung Committee of the American Lung Association of the District of Columbia (ALADC) Washington, DC
    S B Fitzpatrick
    Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20007
    J Natl Med Assoc 84:233-7. 1992
    Following a needs assessment, the American Lung Association of the District of Columbia (ALADC) began a 3-year pilot program (1986 to 1989) to improve the health status of 5- to 10-year-old urban black asthmatic children...
  16. ncbi Risk factors driving the emergence of a generalized heterosexual HIV epidemic in Washington, District of Columbia networks at risk
    Manya Magnus
    The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    AIDS 23:1277-84. 2009
    Washington, District of Columbia has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in the United States, with heterosexual transmission a leading mode of acquisition and African-American women disproportionately affected...
  17. ncbi The pediatric forum: ecstasy use among club rave attendees
    Amelia M Arria
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:295-6. 2002
  18. pmc Relational theory and cultural enhancement interventions for African American adolescent girls
    Faye Z Belgrave
    Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, P O Box 842018, Richmond, VA 23284 2018, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:S76-81. 2002
    ..This study tested the effectiveness of two culturally appropriate substance abuse prevention intervention programs for African American girls...
  19. ncbi Association of physical activity with development of uterine leiomyoma
    Donna Day Baird
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:157-63. 2007
    ..The authors concluded that regular exercise might help women prevent fibroids...
  20. ncbi Oral sexual experience among young adolescents receiving general health examinations
    Bradley O Boekeloo
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA
    Am J Health Behav 26:306-14. 2002
    ..To examine whether oral sex occurs among young adolescents receiving general health examinations and warrants inclusion in sexual risk assessments...
  21. ncbi Legume intake and reduced colorectal adenoma risk in African-Americans
    Tanya Agurs-Collins
    Department of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine and Nutrition Epidemiologist, Howard University Cancer Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Natl Black Nurses Assoc 17:6-12. 2006
    ..Nurses working with African-Americans should encourage consumption of these foods to decrease this risk...
  22. ncbi Understanding sequelae of injury mechanisms and mild traumatic brain injury incurred during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: persistent postconcussive symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Aaron I Schneiderman
    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1446-52. 2008
    ..72, 3.28). The strongest factor associated with postconcussive symptoms was PTSD, even after overlapping symptoms were removed from the PTSD score (prevalence ratio = 3.79, 95% confidence interval: 2.57, 5.59)...
  23. pmc Low-income employees' choices regarding employment benefits aimed at improving the socioeconomic determinants of health
    Marion Danis
    Department of Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Md 20982 1156, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1650-7. 2007
    ..We sought to identify affordable employment benefit packages that might ameliorate these socioeconomic factors and would be consonant with employees' priorities...
  24. pmc The association between sickle cell disease and dental caries in African Americans
    Brian Laurence
    Department of Restorative Services, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC, USA
    Spec Care Dentist 26:95-100. 2006
    ..05) after adjusting for age and gender. The results suggest that low-income African Americans with SCD may be at increased risk for dental caries and are less likely to receive treatment with a restoration...
  25. ncbi Knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practices of African-American women toward menopausal health
    Phyllis W Sharps
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Natl Black Nurses Assoc 14:9-15. 2003
    ..Culturally appropriate materials should be provided in all women's health settings, through media and places where women gather including churches, beauty parlors, community centers...
  26. ncbi Sociocultural influences on participation in genetic risk assessment and testing among African American women
    Chanita Hughes
    Department of Psychiatry, Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Suite 4100, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 51:107-14. 2003
    ..02). The results of this study suggest that cultural beliefs and values may influence genetic testing decisions among African American women...
  27. ncbi Practical utility of clinical prediction rules for suspected acute pulmonary embolism in a large academic institution
    Lisa K Moores
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Building 2, WD 77, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Thromb Res 113:1-6. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the utility of these algorithms in patients with suspected PE in a large, tertiary, academic medical center...
  28. ncbi Economic status over the life course and racial disparities in health
    Joan R Kahn
    Department of Sociology, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland, College Park, 20742, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:76-84. 2005
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  29. ncbi African-American men and their reflections and thoughts on prostate cancer
    Veronica A Clarke-Tasker
    Howard University, College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    J Natl Black Nurses Assoc 16:1-7. 2005
    ..2% did not believe they were likely to get prostate cancer in the future. The implications and results of this study support the need for ongoing prostate education and screening programs for African-American men...
  30. ncbi Racial differences in accuracy of self-assessment of sexual maturation among young black and white girls
    Y Wu
    Westat, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    J Adolesc Health 28:197-203. 2001
    ..Use of self-assessment might present biased estimates of maturation and confound research findings...
  31. ncbi The impact of smoking and other substance use by urban women on the birthweight of their infants
    Wendy A Visscher
    RTI, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1063-93. 2003
    ..C. Metropolitan Area Drug Study (DC*MADS). Women residing and giving birth in the District of Columbia were interviewed in 1992...
  32. ncbi The brainwashing defense
    Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
    US News World Rep 135:52. 2003
  33. ncbi "I know what love means." Gender-based violence in the lives of urban adolescents
    Sara B Johnson
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:172-9. 2005
    ..We used this opportunity to qualitatively explore how gender-based violence affects the lives of urban adolescents...
  34. ncbi Traumatic stress symptoms in women exposed to community and partner violence
    Jorielle R Brown
    Johns Hopkins University
    J Interpers Violence 20:1478-94. 2005
    ..Thus, interventions with women exposed to violence should assess violence exposure in multiple domains and attend to the implications of multiple exposures to violence...
  35. ncbi Obese African Americans: the prevalence of dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus
    Otelio S Randall
    Department of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC 20060, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:384-8. 2004
    ..The prevalence of the cardiovascular disease risk factors, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, is increased in the setting of obesity...
  36. ncbi Suicide and African American teenagers: risk factors and coping mechanisms
    Marisa Spann
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:553-68. 2006
    ..Results also highlight the importance of examining the role of culturally salient variables such as fatalism and religious coping style when developing intervention programs for suicide...
  37. ncbi The Strengthening Washington D.C. Families project: a randomized effectiveness trial of family-based prevention
    Denise Gottfredson
    Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    Prev Sci 7:57-74. 2006
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  38. pmc Recruitment and retention of low-income minority women in a behavioral intervention to reduce smoking, depression, and intimate partner violence during pregnancy
    M Nabil El-Khorazaty
    Statistics and Epidemiology Unit, RTI International, 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 902, Rockville, MD 20852 3903, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:233. 2007
    ..non-retained women and lost to follow-up vs. dropped-out women are presented. In addition, subgroups of pregnant women who are less (more) likely to be retained are identified...
  39. ncbi Health promotion for urban elderly: a survey of learning needs
    Pauline M Green
    College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Division of Nursing, 501 Bryant Street N W, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    J Natl Black Nurses Assoc 13:38-44. 2002
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  40. ncbi Indices of insulin action, disposal, and secretion derived from fasting samples and clamps in normal glucose-tolerant black and white children
    Gabriel I Uwaifo
    Unit on Growth and Obesity, Developmental Endocrinology Branch, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:2081-7. 2002
    ..To validate fasting indices of insulin sensitivity and secretion in a diverse pediatric population against gold standard estimates from euglycemic and hyperglycemic clamps...
  41. pmc Epidemiology of trauma deaths in an urban level-1 trauma center predominantly among African Americans--implications for prevention
    Jerome Lyn-Sue
    Department of Surgery, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC 20060 USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1940-4. 2006
    ..g., pedestrian- and motor-vehicle-oriented policies, which may be more beneficial in other trauma systems...
  42. ncbi The state of mental health services for children and adolescents: an examination of programs, practices and policies
    Annie Woodley Brown
    Howard University, School of Social Work, USA
    J Health Soc Policy 16:139-53. 2002
    ..A model psycho-educational day treatment program. City Lights, is highlighted as an approach to serving inner-city African American adolescents with a profile of services and of the types of youth best served by such a program...
  43. ncbi Determinants of inadequate prenatal care utilization by African American women
    Allan A Johnson
    Division of Allied Health Sciences in College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:620-36. 2007
    ..8); and women who reported psychosocial problems as barriers, were participants of the WIC program, denied substance use, and reported childcare problems as barriers (percent adequate=20.0)...
  44. ncbi History of myocardial infarction and stroke among incident end-stage renal disease cases and population-based controls: an analysis of shared risk factors
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 40:323-30. 2002
    ..A history of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke is more common among incident cases of treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than in the general US population...
  45. ncbi Population-based study of l-transposition of the great arteries: possible associations with environmental factors
    Karen S Kuehl
    Department of Cardiology, Children s National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:162-7. 2003
    ..L-transposition of the great arteries (l-tga) is an uncommon congenital cardiovascular malformation that occurs from abnormal looping of the primitive cardiac tube. Little is known about risk factors for the development of l-tga...
  46. ncbi Psychological sequelae of September 11
    Charles W Hoge
    N Engl J Med 347:443-5; author reply 443-5. 2002
  47. ncbi Patient and provider priorities for cancer prevention and control: a qualitative study in Mid-Atlantic Latinos
    Ann S O'Malley
    Lombardi Cancer Center, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:383-91. 2002
    ..C. Patient and provider priorities are compared to identify common ground for future interventions in resource constrained primary care settings...
  48. ncbi Psychological reactions to terrorist attacks: findings from the National Study of Americans' Reactions to September 11
    William E Schlenger
    Center for Risk Behavior and Mental Health Research, Research Triangle Institute, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    JAMA 288:581-8. 2002
    ..The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, represent an unprecedented exposure to trauma in the United States...
  49. ncbi Antiphospholipid antibodies and stroke in young women
    Robin L Brey
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Tex 78229 3900, USA
    Stroke 33:2396-400. 2002
    ..Antiphospholipid antibodies have been associated with ischemic stroke in some but not all studies...
  50. ncbi The risk for fractures after curettage and cryosurgery around the knee
    Tamir Pritsch
    Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 458:159-67. 2007
    ..We expect the fracture rate to decline by reducing the number of freeze-thaw cycles and improving our reconstruction method...
  51. ncbi Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and the risk of stroke
    John W Cole
    Department of Neurology, University of Maryland, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Stroke 35:51-6. 2004
    ..Although acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is thought to increase the risk of stroke, few data exist to quantify this risk. This is the first population-based study to quantify the AIDS-associated risk of stroke...
  52. ncbi Correlates of exercise adherence in an African American church community
    Anna Maria Izquierdo-Porrera
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center GRECC, Maryland Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Baltimore, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 8:389-94. 2002
    ..Social factors, in particular, may be important in promoting adherence to an exercise program in African Americans...
  53. pmc Perceived stress and eating behaviors in a community-based sample of African Americans
    Regina Sims
    Department of Psychology, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, United States
    Eat Behav 9:137-42. 2008
    ..These findings are consistent with other studies which demonstrate a link between stress and eating. Long-term interventions for high fat consumption and obesity should include an examination of perceived stress among AAs...
  54. ncbi Seasonal changes in sleep duration in African American and African college students living in Washington, D.C
    Janna Volkov
    District of Columbia Department of Mental Health and St Elizabeths Hospital, Residency Training Program, Washington, DC 20032, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:880-7. 2007
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  55. pmc What explains black-white differences in survival in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? The Washington, DC, Dilated Cardiomyopathy Study
    S S Coughlin
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 89:277-82. 1997
    ..Thus, the previously reported association with black race may be accounted for by socioeconomic factors related to access to health care...
  56. ncbi Beliefs about the appropriate age for initiating toilet training: are there racial and socioeconomic differences?
    Ivor B Horn
    Department of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    J Pediatr 149:165-8. 2006
    ..To examine racial and socioeconomic differences in parental beliefs about the appropriate age at which to initiate toilet training...
  57. ncbi Dissatisfaction with body size among low-income, postpartum black women
    Josephine Boyington
    Institute for Health, Social and Community Research, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 36:144-51. 2007
    ..To explore the body size perceptions of low-income, postpartum Black women...
  58. ncbi Nutrition-related cancer prevention attitudes in low-income women
    Helen W Sullivan
    Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Office of Preventive Oncology, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA
    Prev Med 45:139-45. 2007
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  59. pmc Social correlates of the chronic stress of perceived racism among Black women
    Anissa I Vines
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:101-7. 2006
    ..This study describes the perceptions of racism, passive and active responses to this psychosocial stressor, and it examines socioeconomic correlates of perceived racism in an economically diverse population of Black women...
  60. ncbi Occurrence of torus palatinus and mandibularis among women of different ethnic groups
    A A Chohayeb
    Howard University, Washington DC, USA
    Am J Dent 14:278-80. 2001
    ..The presence of both tori was only detected in 8.4% of the participants. There was no relationship between age and the presence of torus mandibularis (r = 0.074) or palatinus (r = 0.008)...
  61. ncbi Pattern of mandibular fractures in an urban major trauma center
    Bolaji O Ogundare
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 61:713-8. 2003
    ..Many studies focusing on the pattern of presentation of mandibular fractures are inconclusive. This is largely due to a multifactorial involvement of associated factors and the role of anatomic factors...
  62. pmc Nonstigmatizing ways to engage HIV-positive African-American teens in mental health and support services: a commentary
    Maureen E Lyon
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:196-200. 2003
    ..Stigma needs to be addressed openly in public health. Future research is needed to evaluate interventions to overcome the health consequences of stigma on utilization of available medical and mental health services...
  63. ncbi Personal and social contextual correlates of adolescent dating violence
    Donna Howard
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Adolesc Health 33:9-17. 2003
    ..To examine the association of dating violence with personal and social contextual factors among a sample of 12- to 17-year-olds enrolled in managed care health plans...
  64. pmc Church-based obesity treatment for African-American women improves adherence
    Tracy Sbrocco
    Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:246-55. 2005
    ..All groups lost weight and maintained these losses at 12-month follow-up. Preliminary results suggest treatment setting may play an important role in treatment adherence and sample characteristics...
  65. ncbi Low-income minority mothers' reports of infant health care utilisation compared with medical records
    Kennan D Murray
    Statistics and Epidemiology Unit, RTI International, Rockville, MD, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:274-83. 2007
    ..well-baby visits. Future studies that evaluate health care utilisation data should take these discrepancies into consideration in their selection of information source, and in their interpretation of the data...
  66. pmc Abdominal trauma revisited
    W A Goins
    Department of Surgery, District of Columbia General Hospital, Washington, DC 20003
    J Natl Med Assoc 83:883-8. 1991
    ..Prompt evaluation, resuscitation, and operative intervention are mandatory in all abdominal GSW patients. More than half of those patients with major vascular system injury did not present in shock but had a high associated mortality...
  67. ncbi Neonatal health care costs related to smoking during pregnancy
    E Kathleen Adams
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Health Econ 11:193-206. 2002
    ..The goal of this study is to use data on smoking behavior, birth outcomes and resource utilization to estimate neonatal costs attributable to maternal smoking during pregnancy...
  68. ncbi Abortion surveillance--United States, 2004
    Lilo T Strauss
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 56:1-33. 2007
    ..CDC began abortion surveillance in 1969 to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions...
  69. pmc Design, characteristics, and usefulness of state-based behavioral risk factor surveillance: 1981-87
    P L Remington
    Division of Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control (CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333
    Public Health Rep 103:366-75. 1988
    Since 1981, the Centers for Disease Control has collaborated with State health departments and the District of Columbia to conduct random digit-dialed telephone surveys of adults concerning their health practices and behaviors...
  70. ncbi Missing persons: African Americans in dental hygiene
    Elizabeth Onik
    School of Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Hygiene, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Dent Hyg 83:62-9. 2009
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  71. ncbi Trends and cardiovascular mortality effects of state-level blood pressure and uncontrolled hypertension in the United States
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave Bldg 1, 1107, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 117:905-14. 2008
    ..Our aim was to estimate levels and trends in state-level mean systolic blood pressure (SBP), the prevalence of uncontrolled systolic hypertension, and cardiovascular mortality attributable to all levels of higher-than-optimal SBP...
  72. ncbi Surveillance of certain health behaviors among states and selected local areas--United States, 2005
    Pranesh P Chowdhury
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 56:1-160. 2007
    ..S. population. Continuous monitoring of these behaviors and preventive services are essential for developing health promotion, intervention programs, and health policies at the state, city, and county level...
  73. ncbi Do children receiving Supplemental Security Income who are enrolled in Medicaid fare better under a fee-for-service or comprehensive capitation model?
    Jean M Mitchell
    Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia 20007, USA
    Pediatrics 114:196-204. 2004
    ..Little research has examined how children with SHCN who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) fare under managed care versus the fee-for-service (FFS) system...
  74. ncbi Surveillance of certain health behaviors and conditions among states and selected local areas - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2007
    Pranesh Chowdhury
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 59:1-220. 2010
    ..Monitoring health-risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and preventive care practices is essential to develop health promotion activities, intervention programs, and health policies at the state, city, and county levels...
  75. ncbi Review of occupational medicine practice guidelines for interventional pain management and potential implications
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti
    Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, KY 42003, USA
    Pain Physician 11:271-89. 2008
    ..In 2004, workers' compensation programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and federal programs in the United States combined received an income of $87...
  76. ncbi Abortion surveillance--United States, 2005
    Sonya B Gamble
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 57:1-32. 2008
    ..CDC began abortion surveillance in 1969 to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions...
  77. ncbi Abortion surveillance - United States, 2006
    Karen Pazol
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 58:1-35. 2009
    ..Since 1969, CDC has conducted abortion surveillance to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions in the United States...
  78. ncbi Infant mortality statistics from the 2005 period linked birth/infant death data set
    T J Mathews
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Natl Vital Stat Rep 57:1-32. 2008
    ..The linked file differs from the mortality file, which is based entirely on death certificate data...
  79. ncbi Infant mortality statistics from the 2004 period linked birth/infant death data set
    T J Mathews
    Division of Vital Statistics, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Natl Vital Stat Rep 55:1-32. 2007
    ..The linked file differs from the mortality file, which is based entirely on death certificate data...
  80. ncbi Sports injuries: An important cause of morbidity in urban youth. District of Columbia Child/Adolescent Injury Research Network
    T L Cheng
    Department of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20010, USA
    Pediatrics 105:E32. 2000
    ..Sports injuries account for substantial morbidity and medical cost. To direct intervention, a population-based study of the causes and types of sports injuries was undertaken...
  81. ncbi Medicaid drug utilization review annual reports for federal fiscal year 1999: looking back to move forward
    Thomas R Fulda
    DUR, United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 44:69-74. 2004
    ..To review states' Medicaid drug utilization (DUR) annual reports for federal fiscal year (FFY) 1999 to assess the usefulness of the information provided in assisting states in improving their DUR programs...
  82. ncbi Surveillance for human West Nile virus disease - United States, 1999-2008
    Nicole P Lindsey
    Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC, 3150 Rampart Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 59:1-17. 2010
    ..Less than 1% of infected persons develop neuroinvasive disease, which typically presents as encephalitis, meningitis, or acute flaccid paralysis...
  83. ncbi Certificate of need regulation and cardiac catheterization appropriateness after acute myocardial infarction
    Joseph S Ross
    Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Pl, Box 1070, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Circulation 115:1012-9. 2007
    ..Our objective was to examine whether rates of appropriate cardiac catheterization after admission for acute myocardial infarction varied between states with and without CON regulation of cardiac catheterization...
  84. ncbi The effects of graduated driver licensing on hospitalization rates and charges for 16-and 17-year-olds in North Carolina
    Lewis H Margolis
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7445, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 8:35-8. 2007
    To mitigate the high risk of motor vehicle crashes for young beginning drivers, over 40 states and the District of Columbia have implemented graduated driver licensing (GDL) systems that gradually and systematically ease teen drivers into ..
  85. ncbi Contraceptive use--United States and territories, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002
    Diana M Bensyl
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 54:1-72. 2005
    ..Information about contraceptive use for specific subpopulations can be used to further refine state efforts to improve contraceptive use and subsequently decrease the occurrence of unintended pregnancy...
  86. ncbi Rationale and design of the National Program of Cancer Registries' Breast, Colon, and Prostate Cancer Patterns of Care Study
    Kathleen McDavid
    Cancer Surveillance Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCHSTP DHAP, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS E 47, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:1057-66. 2004
    ..of Cancer Registries (NPCR), are collaborating with public health professionals from seven states and the District of Columbia to conduct the Patterns of Care study to assess the quality of cancer data and to determine whether stage-..
  87. ncbi Homicide and suicide rates associated with implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
    J Ludwig
    Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University, 3600 N St NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    JAMA 284:585-91. 2000
    ..The effects of this act have not been analyzed...
  88. ncbi Did the introduction of 'dangerousness' and 'risk of harm' criteria in mental health laws increase the incidence of suicide in the United States of America?
    Matthew M Large
    Mental Health Services, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst NSW, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:614-21. 2009
    ..In order to investigate whether or not suicide rates increased after the introduction of ODC, we examined suicide statistics from 48 states and the District of Columbia.
  89. pmc Show us the money: lessons in transparency from state pharmaceutical marketing disclosure laws
    Susan Chimonas
    Center on Medicine as a Profession, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, P and S Box 11, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:98-114. 2010
    ..To assess legislation requiring drug companies to report gifts to providers, and to evaluate the information obtained...
  90. pmc Pulmonary sarcoidosis: comparison of patients at a university and a municipal hospital
    H Yeager
    Department of Medicine Pulmonary and Critical Care, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 91:322-7. 1999
    ..on new and continuing sarcoidosis patients seen at either Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) or District of Columbia General Hospital (DCGH) during a 2-year period...
  91. ncbi A Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) and access to oral health status and service use in the United States
    Paul Wing
    Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, State University of New York, Albany, USA
    J Dent Hyg 79:10. 2005
    ....
  92. ncbi Oral cancer knowledge and experience: a survey of South Carolina medical students in 2002
    Susan G Reed
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Cancer Educ 20:136-42. 2005
    Compared to the U.S. states and District of Columbia, the adult population in South Carolina ranks in the high five in oral cavity and pharynx cancer mortality rate and top ten for incidence rate...
  93. ncbi From Maine to Mississippi: hospital distribution of formula sample packs along the Eastern Seaboard
    Anne Merewood
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:823-7. 2008
    ..the proportion of hospitals distributing free infant formula sample packs in 21 eastern states and the District of Columbia, to investigate any regional trends or timelines associated with discontinuation of formula pack ..
  94. pmc Pursuit of Licensure by Senior Drivers Referred by Police to a State Licensing Agency's Medical Advisory Board
    Carl A Soderstrom
    Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, Medical Advisory Board, Glen Burnie, MD National Study Center for Trauma and EMS Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research STAR Organized Research Center University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD TransAnalytics, LLC Kulpsville, PA
    Ann Adv Automot Med 54:351-8. 2010
    In all fifty United States and the District of Columbia, police Requests for Re-examination (RRE) concerning fitness to driver are accepted by licensing agencies...
  95. ncbi Pharmaceutical company payments to physicians: early experiences with disclosure laws in Vermont and Minnesota
    Joseph S Ross
    Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    JAMA 297:1216-23. 2007
    Recent legislation in 5 states and the District of Columbia mandated state disclosure of payments made to physicians by pharmaceutical companies. In 2 of these states, Vermont and Minnesota, payment disclosures are publicly available.
  96. ncbi A survey of credentialing practices of gastrointestinal endoscopy centers in the United States
    Virender K Sharma
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 39:501-7. 2005
    ..For each GI endoscopic procedure, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) guidelines recommend minimum numbers needed to assess competence...
  97. ncbi National point prevalence of Clostridium difficile in US health care facility inpatients, 2008
    William R Jarvis
    Jason and Jarvis Associates, 135 Dune Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:263-70. 2009
    ..Recent published estimates of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) incidence have been based on small numbers of hospitals or national hospital discharge data. These data suggest that CDI incidence is increasing...
  98. ncbi Management and outcomes of care of fever in early infancy
    Robert H Pantell
    Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0503, USA
    JAMA 291:1203-12. 2004
    ..To date, the practice patterns of office-based pediatricians in treating febrile infants and the clinical outcomes resulting from their care have not been systematically studied...
  99. pmc Lower legal blood alcohol limits for young drivers
    R Hingson
    Boston University School of Public Health, MA
    Public Health Rep 109:738-44. 1994
    To reduce the involvement of young drivers in alcohol-related crashes, 29 States and the District of Columbia have established lower legal blood alcohol limits for drivers younger than age 21 than for adult drivers...
  100. ncbi Tuberculosis and homelessness in the United States, 1994-2003
    Maryam B Haddad
    Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 293:2762-6. 2005
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) rates among US homeless persons cannot be calculated because they are not included in the US Census. However, homelessness is often associated with TB...

Research Grants63

  1. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 2
    DENNIS PATTRATH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands...
  2. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 2
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands...
  3. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2
    JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands...
  4. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2
    JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands...
  5. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2
    JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands...
  6. HPV Knowledge Awareness and Vaccine Acceptability among Inner City Black Males
    SHERRIE LEE WALLINGTON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The District of Columbia has one of the highest incidences of occurrence, and consequently has a cervical cancer rate of 10...
  7. Regional Cystic fibrosis DNA Mutation Analysis
    JANE P GETCHELL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..the maldistribution of genetic resources in the New York-Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia...
  8. Space Renovation for New Research Center for the Neglected Diseases of Poverty
    John Williams; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..with an intensive program to preferentially hire talented under-represented minority individuals from the District of Columbia and those with disadvantaged backgrounds...
  9. Longitudinal study of legal status, stigma, and well-being among diverse couples
    KIMBERLY FERN BALSAM; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Given that same-sex marriage is now available in 5 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, this study will also allow us to examine whether marriage is associated with greater well-being than other ..
  10. Service Delivery Models to Reduce Maternal and Child Health Disparities
    Sharon Landesman Ramey; Fiscal Year: 2011
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The District of Columbia has long had unacceptably poor pregnancy outcomes, as indexed very high rates of infant mortality, prematurity, low birth weight, and very low birth weight...
  11. Acquisition of Zeiss Cell Observer Spinning Disk Confocal System
    Anastas Popratiloff; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) at the GW-affiliated Children's National Medical Center and the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC D-CFAR)...
  12. Acute Stroke Program of Interventions: Racial &Ethnic Disparities(ASPIRE)
    CHELSEA M KIDWELL; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The investigators will assist each of 6 hospitals in the District of Columbia to develop a team of Stroke Champions to implement educational programs and standardized procedures ..
  13. An innovative mobile-based game, named Sexually Active Adolescent Focused Educati
    TONY XUYEN MA; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The situation in the District of Columbia (DC) is at epidemic levels with four percent of African-Americans living in DC infected with HIV/AIDS4...
  14. An HPV Health Communication Randomized Controlled Trial Intervention
    SHERRIE LEE WALLINGTON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In the District of Columbia (DC), legislation passed in 2007 mandates that all female students enrolling in the sixth grade at a DC ..
  15. Howard/Hopkins Cancer Centers Partnership
    William G Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Center (HUCC) and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins (SKCCC), Maryland and the District of Columbia, have had among the highest cancer death rates in the United States for more than fifty years...
  16. HOWARD UNIVERSITY CANCER CENTER/JOHNS HOPKINS CANCER CENTER PARTNERSHIP
    Duane T Smoot; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Center (HUCC) and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins (SKCCC), Maryland and the District of Columbia, have had among the highest cancer death rates in the United States for more than fifty years...
  17. Being Me
    NAOMI L LUBAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Schools of Medicine and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GWUSOM/GSEHD), the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) in collaboration with the ..
  18. Enhancing Capability and Capacity of the Maryland Radiation Laboratory to Respond
    PRINCE A KASSIM; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Maryland is home to one of the largest ports in the Nation and, by surrounding the District of Columbia on three sides, includes a major portion of the National Capital Region...
  19. Green Construction CoP: Using Immersive Stories/Case Studies to Address Silica E
    SONNY E KIRKLEY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..significant public funds into the creation of "green" jobs-with 1 of 4 estimated to be a construction job (District of Columbia, 2009)-the need becomes even more pressing...
  20. Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting
    PAUL EDWIN ORNDORFF; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The Mid-Atlantic region is defined as North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, The District of Columbia, Delaware, and New Jersey...
  21. The District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC D-CFAR)
    ALAN EDWARD GREENBERG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application describes our proposal to establish the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research ("DC D-CFAR")...
  22. Gown and Glove Use to Prevent the Spread of Infection in VA Community Living Cent
    Mary Claire Roghmann; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..transmission to protective gowns and gloves worn by HCW interacting with 400 MRSA colonized VA long term care residents in a multi-site observational study in VA Community Living Centers from four states and the District of Columbia.
  23. CBPR to Reduce Adolescent Pregnancy and HIV in a DC Public Housing Community
    SUSAN JUDITH POPKIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The District of Columbia is home to both many of the most affluent and most vulnerable communities in the nation...
  24. Optimization modeling and comparative effectiveness of regionalized stroke care
    Charles C Branas; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..that is able to rapidly access existing, definitive stroke center hospital care in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 2) to use geographic information systems and models describing emergency medical transportation to compare ..
  25. Community Child Health Network: District of Columbia
    Sharon Landesman Ramey; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The District of Columbia/Georgetown University site brings a multi-partner model to bear to implement the above proposed research...
  26. Georgetown University, Lombardi Cancer Center Support Grant Competitive Renewal
    Louis M Weiner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The District of Columbia has among the highest cancer mortality rates in the country...
  27. DC City-wide Patient Navigation Research Program
    Steven R Patierno; Fiscal Year: 2011
    The District of Columbia is unique in that minority populations are the majority, and it has the highest per capita breast cancer mortality in the US...
  28. Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting (MAMPM), 2013
    Stephen Melville; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Mid-Atlantic region is defined as North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, The District of Columbia, Delaware, and New Jersey...
  29. Washington D.C. Collaborative PPRU
    John van den Anker; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The District of Columbia is a multiethnic, multiracial, and multicultural community with a broad socioeconomic base, ideally suited ..
  30. Going to Middle and Early High School Classes with Near-Peer Mentors
    DEBRA LYNN YOURICK; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..tools, teacher-student developed curricula, enthusiasm, time and talent for science teaching in the urban District of Columbia Public Schools (specific schools) and several more rural disadvantaged schools (Frederick and Howard ..
  31. Temple University Center for Adolescent Implementation Research
    Steven R Belenko; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..partners in six diverse jurisdictions, including three counties in Pennsylvania, two in Florida, and the District of Columbia, ensuring access to ample staff and adolescent subjects to achieve the goals of TRIALS...
  32. The Advanced Research Training Corps (ARTC): A Novel Initiative for URM Students
    Jan K Blancato; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the problem on health disparities in cancer, a Partnership was established between the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) at Georgetown University Medical Center in 2001...
  33. Effectiveness of .08 and .05 BAC Limits for Driving
    James C Fell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..08 g/dL (grams per deciliter) or greater in all states and the District of Columbia (DC)...
  34. Impact Evaluation of a Policy Intervention for HIV Prevention in Washington, DC
    Monica S Ruiz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): ABSTRACT The District of Columbia is in the midst of a significant HIV/AIDS epidemic;approximately 3% of District of Columbia residents over the age of 12 years are living with HIV/AIDS...
  35. Implementation of Medical Marijuana and its Impact on Health
    ROSALIE PACULA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana laws on the books and several states are contemplating similar legislation...
  36. Effect of Work Permits in Protecting Youth Workers
    Janet Dal Santo; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Currently 41 states and the District of Columbia, including North Carolina, currently require youths to obtain work permits...
  37. Structural barriers to HIV prevention service utilization among Black MSM
    Manya Magnus; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the District of Columbia (DC), where 3.2% of the population and 7...
  38. National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC)
    Kenneth Kaplan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..non-institutionalized household population, 18 years and older, residing in the United States including the District of Columbia, Alaska, and Hawaii...
  39. Do Cell Phone Laws Reduce Calling, Texting, and Crashes among Young Drivers?
    Motao Zhu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Given that 42 states and District of Columbia have enacted at least one type of cell phone law, the significance is that, the findings of this study ..
  40. The CFAR Social &Behavioral Science Research Network National Scientific Meeting
    Michael B Blank; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We have secured agreements from five CFARs or DCFARs to host each of the meetings beginning with the District of Columbia DCFAR at George Washington University in 2013, UCLA in 2014, the Chicago DCFAR at the University of ..
  41. Center of Excellence for Health Disparties in the Nation's Capital
    PHYLLIS R MAGRAB; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..A key focus will be our nation's capital, the District of Columbia. A primary goal of the CEHD is to build bridges between the scientific and the lay community in an effort ..
  42. MARC U*STAR Honors Program
    FREDDIE M DIXON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) proposes to establish a MARC U*STAR Honors Program for biology, chemistry, and psychology students who have an interest in entering biomedical and ..
  43. Advancing Health Communication Research through the KCHC-DCHC Conference Series
    Nancy Grant Harrington; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This R13 application requests support for the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC)- District of Columbia Health Communication (DCHC) conference series, which currently is planning its 13th meeting to be held ..
  44. Understanding Sources of Children's Oral Health Disparities
    Paul Newacheck; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..including independent, representative samples of approximately 2,000 children from each state and the District of Columbia (DC). It will be augmented with state-level contextual variables derived from other sources...
  45. UDC/LCCC Bridges to the Doctorate
    CAROLYN EVANS COUSIN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) propose to continue their participation in the Bridges to the ..
  46. Increasing Minority Participation in Cancer Prevention and Control
    CAROLYN EVANS COUSIN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) proposes to establish a Cancer Research and Education Academy (the Academy) in conjunction with the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) at ..
  47. Comorbidity Algorithms Project (COMAP)
    Steven Shon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..e., 13 States and the District of Columbia Planning to receive education and training in the algorithms) algorithms for treatment of the dually ..
  48. SPECIAL POPULATIONS NETWORK FOR CANCER CONTROL
    Edith Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The SPNCC will initially target Region 2 of the NMA (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia), with the long-range goal of institutionalizing SPNCC ..
  49. Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting
    EVERETT PESCI; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The Mid-Atlantic region is defined as North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, The District of Columbia, Delaware, and New Jersey...
  50. MID ATLANTIC CANCER GENETICS NETWORK
    Constance Griffin; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..a regional cancer genetics network in the Mid-Atlantic region (encompassing Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia) and additional participating institutions that, along with our existing and strong cancer-related ..
  51. Translating Science into Policy: A Survey of State Tobacco Control Plans
    Jennifer Ibrahim; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..To address these issues, we will survey the Departments of Health from the 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the process by which their state tobacco control plans have been developed...
  52. EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS FOR COCAINE ABUSE AND HIV RISK
    Jeffrey Hoffman; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Eight hundred (800) cocaine-dependent male and female adults referred to the District of Columbia Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Administration who volunteer to participate in this study will be randomly ..
  53. Evaluating Medicare's Quality Improvement Organizations
    Claire Snyder; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The Delmarva and IPRO QIOs, which have responsibility for Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York, have agreed to provide their data for this analysis...
  54. Participatory Research to Understand the Translation of HPV Vaccine Policy
    Andrew Sussman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..ACIP) that the vaccine be routinely administered to 11-12 year old girls, legislators in 41 states and the District of Columbia have introduced legislation to require, fund, or educate the public about the HPV vaccine, and at least 17 ..
  55. D C DIAGNOSTIC REFERRAL & DATA MANAGEMENT UNIT
    Eric Wish; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..and data management activities for the NIDA-funded outpatient and residential treatment programs in the District of Columbia. This Diagnostic Unit will conduct a complete medical, social, and psychological diagnostic evaluation on ..
  56. COOPERATIVE PERINATAL STUDIES AND INTERVENTIONS
    KOLINJAVADI SIVASUBRAMANIAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..subjects, and commitment to continued work on research interventions to decrease infant mortality in the District of Columbia. The interdisciplinary team of researchers is from the School of Nursing, and five departments in the ..
  57. JHU/APL Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics
    Joseph Lombardo; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..collaboration agreements in place with health departments in the National Capital Region (NCR) (Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia) and the Public Health Agency of Canada for the development and evaluation of new surveillance ..
  58. SECOND GENESIS RESEARCH DEMONSTRATION
    Samuel Karson; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..internally generated research on the client population entering the publicly funded treatment system in the District of Columbia. The principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous provide a foundation for the program...
  59. MODIFICATION OF DIET IN RENAL DISEASE STUDY
    Juan Bosch; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..University Medical School and Georgetown University School of Medicine both located in Washington, District of Columbia have decided to participate in the study as one center...
  60. Meeting People Where They Are: Palliative Care Across H
    Susan Rogers; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Partnerships to Improve End-of-life Care, funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson in 19 states and the District of Columbia, and foster increased interdisciplinary care of dying patients and their families...
  61. COMMUNITY-BASED INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE INFANT MORTALITY
    DOROTHY POWELL; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..high infant mortality rate among minority Populations in the country and most specifically in the District of Columbia. It intends, through the interdisciplinary collaboration of Howard researchers, along with community ..
  62. Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting
    DANIEL WOZNIAK; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The Mid-Atlantic region is defined as North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland,[unreadable] The District of Columbia, Delaware, and New Jersey...
  63. Antiviral Agents directed at West Nile Virus
    STEVEN WHITTEN; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The West Nile virus has surpassed all expectations spreading to 34 states and the District of Columbia since it was first detected in the United States in 1999...