Sample records for 10-year research program

  1. Developing of 10-year EEZ seafloor mapping and research program

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lockwood, M.; Hill, G.W.

    1988-01-01

    The intent of expanding the exploration already begun on the outer continental shelf to the frontier of the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) is to determine the "characteristics' and resource potential of this region. To coordinate this exploration, a Joint Office for Mapping and Research (JOMAR) has been established by the US Geological Survey (in the Department of the Interior) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (in the Department of Commerce). JOMAR's main purpose is to help direct and coordinate ongoing and planned seafloor related activities in the EEZ and prepare a 10-year plan for mapping and research. -from Authors

  2. Lamont-Doherty's Secondary School Field Research Program: 10 years of field research-based education.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Newton, R.; Vincent, S.; Gribbin, S.; Peteet, D. M.; Sambrotto, R.; Bostick, B. C.; Corbett, E.; Nguyen, K.; Bjornton, J.; Lee, D.; Dubossi, D.; Reyes, N.

    2014-12-01

    This fall marks the 10th year in which we have run a research-project-based educational program for high school students and science teachers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. This summer's cohort included 31 teenagers, 7 science teachers, and 16 college students, most of whom are returning to the program to help run the research projects. Nearly all of our students attend non-competitive-entry public schools in NYC or the neighborhoods around the Observatory. Over 80% are from under-served minority populations. Most receive Title I/III assistance. About 60% are young women. During the past 10 years, nearly all of our participants have gone on to 4-year colleges. About half are declaring science and engineering majors. Our students receive scholarship support at rates several times higher than their graduating peers, including 5 Gates Millennium scholars over the past 5 years. Our science is centered on studies of a nearby tidal wetland, where we have expanded from fish collections in year one to include everything from sediment core analysis to soil chemistry to nutrient cycles to the local food web. In this presentation we will look back over 10 years of experience and focus on what lessons can be learned about (1) how to engage teams of young investigators in authentic scientific research; (2) what cultural/organizational structures encourage them to make use of place- and project-based learning and (3) what the participants themselves report as the most useful aspects of our programming. The presentation will include video clips from the students' field experiences and from reflective interviews with "graduates".

  3. Reaching Spanish-speaking smokers online: a 10-year worldwide research program

    PubMed Central

    Muñoz, Ricardo Felipe; Chen, Ken; Bunge, Eduardo Liniers; Bravin, Julia Isabela; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Annelly; Pérez-Stable, Eliseo Joaquín

    2014-01-01

    Objective To describe a 10-year proof-of-concept smoking cessation research program evaluating the reach of online health interventions throughout the Americas. Methods Recruitment occurred from 2002–2011, primarily using Google.com AdWords. Over 6 million smokers from the Americas entered keywords related to smoking cessation; 57 882 smokers (15 912 English speakers and 41 970 Spanish speakers) were recruited into online self-help automated intervention studies. To examine disparities in utilization of methods to quit smoking, cessation aids used by English speakers and Spanish speakers were compared. To determine whether online interventions reduce disparities, abstinence rates were also compared. Finally, the reach of the intervention was illustrated for three large Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas—Argentina, Mexico, and Peru—and the United States of America. Results Few participants had utilized other methods to stop smoking before coming to the Internet site; most reported using no previous smoking cessation aids: 69.2% of Spanish speakers versus 51.8% of English speakers (P < 0.01). The most used method was nicotine gum, 13.9%. Nicotine dependence levels were similar to those reported for in-person smoking cessation trials. Overall observed quit rate for English speakers was 38.1% and for Spanish speakers, 37.0%; quit rates in which participants with missing data were considered to be smoking were 11.1% and 10.6%, respectively. Neither comparison was significantly different. Conclusions The systematic use of evidence-based Internet interventions for health problems could have a broad impact throughout the Americas, at little or no cost to individuals or to ministries of health. PMID:25211569

  4. AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY 2002 ANNUAL MEETING: OVERVIEW OF EPA'S GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM'S 10-YEAR PLAN

    EPA Science Inventory

    This is a PowerPoint slide presentation given by Dr. Janet Gamble to the American Meteorological Society in January 2002. This presentation describes EPA's Global Change Research Program and its planned activities for the next decade....

  5. Wyoming Infrared Observatory's Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program: 10 Years of REU

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Canterna, R.; Beck, K.; Hickman, M. A.

    1996-05-01

    The Wyoming Infrared Observatory's Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (SURAP) will complete its tenth year as an NSF REU site. Using the theme, a tutorial in research, SURAP has provided research experience for over 90 students from all regions of the United States. We will present typical histories of past students to illustrate the impact an REU experience has on the scientific careers of these students. Demographic data will be presented to show the diverse backgrounds of our SURAP students. A short film describing our science ethics seminar will be available for later presentation.

  6. Digital forensics research: The next 10 years

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Simson L. Garfinkel

    2010-01-01

    Today’s Golden Age of computer forensics is quickly coming to an end. Without a clear strategy for enabling research efforts that build upon one another, forensic research will fall behind the market, tools will become increasingly obsolete, and law enforcement, military and other users of computer forensics products will be unable to rely on the results of forensic analysis. This

  7. JPL cryocooler development and test program: A 10-year overview

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ronald G. Ross

    1999-01-01

    In the 1988 timeframe increasing numbers of proposed space-instrument programs within NASA and the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) were in need of high-reliability, long-life, low-vibration space cryocoolers. To ensure the success of its emerging cryogenic instrument commitments, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) implemented a focused multi-year cryocooler program. Over the past 10 years the JPL cryocooler program has included

  8. 1992 Resource Program, 10 Year Plan : Draft II.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-05-01

    The Resource Program is the Bonneville Power Administration's primary process for deciding how to meet future electricity resource needs, how much new resources to develop, which types of resources to acquire or option and how to go about acquiring them, and how much BPA will have to spend for these resources. Recognizing that BPA must make a long-term commitment to acquiring conservation effectively, the 1992 Resource Program outlines a 10-year plan. Draft 2 of the 1992 Resource Program provides a framework for discussing the funding levels proposed in the Programs in Perspective (PIP) process. Previous final resource programs have been released prior to the PIP process. This version of the Resource Program recognizes that the PIP discussions are an integral part of the resource decision-making process and, therefore, it will be finalized after PIP.

  9. 1992 Resource Program, 10 Year Plan : Draft II.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-05-01

    The Resource Program is the Bonneville Power Administration`s primary process for deciding how to meet future electricity resource needs, how much new resources to develop, which types of resources to acquire or option and how to go about acquiring them, and how much BPA will have to spend for these resources. Recognizing that BPA must make a long-term commitment to acquiring conservation effectively, the 1992 Resource Program outlines a 10-year plan. Draft 2 of the 1992 Resource Program provides a framework for discussing the funding levels proposed in the Programs in Perspective (PIP) process. Previous final resource programs have been released prior to the PIP process. This version of the Resource Program recognizes that the PIP discussions are an integral part of the resource decision-making process and, therefore, it will be finalized after PIP.

  10. Family planning program: big strides in 10 years.

    PubMed

    Snead, B

    1977-12-01

    Jaime Sacwpayo is the District Population Officer for POPCOM (Commission on Population) for 5 municipalities in the Philippines, and his home functions as the barangay supply point for contraceptives. In this community 33 of 93 families are eligible for family planning, and Jaime Sacwpayo and his wife have enlisted 21 of these into practicing family planning. They are either using contraceptives or have been sterilized. Over the past 10 years in the Philippines, tremendous progress has been made in family planning. Since 1971 POPCOM has been responsible for directing a broad family planning organization and increasing the acceptability of family planning. POPCOM now has over 2900 operating clinics staffed by trained personnel along with 11 regional offices and over 35 hospitals that are equipped to provide training for sterilization. Nearly 1.5 million Filipinos now actively practice family planning methods, and the government has increasingly supported population planning. POPCOM's target is to reduce the current 2.6% growth rate by .1% each year and to have 35% of married couples of reproductive age practicing family planning by 1980. At 1st emphasis was on establishing family planning clinics throughout the country, but these proved effective for only those people living in the vicinity. In 1976, in an effort to reach the rural areas and to encourage all local officials to support family planning, POPCOM and Aid to International Development developed a new program, the National Family Planning Outreach Project. The goal of this project is to make national family planning services convenient and dependably available without cost in every barangay. Also, in 1975, POPCOM and AID launched a modest nationwide voluntary sterilization program which has been expanded and endorsed as a major service. PMID:12177895

  11. Evaluation of Fire-Safety Programs that use 10Year Smoke Alarms

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Jackson; Jonathan Wilson; Judith Akoto; Sherry Dixon; David E. Jacobs; Michael F. Ballesteros

    2010-01-01

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began funding a Smoke Alarm Installation and Fire Safety Education (SAIFE)\\u000a program in 1998. This program involves the installation of lithium-powered “10-year” smoke alarms in homes at high risk for\\u000a fires and injuries. This study aimed to (1) determine among original SAIFE homes if the lithium-powered alarms were still\\u000a present and functional 8–10 years

  12. OFS research over the last 10 years at CQU & UESTC

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rao, Yunjiang

    2012-06-01

    This article reviews my new optical fiber sensing (OFS) research activities in China for the last ten years at Chongqing University and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, since I returned from UK in 1999. The research progress in long period fiber gratings (LPFGs), distributed fiber sensing systems and microfiber sensors is introduced. For LPFGs, the processing method with high-frequency CO2 laser pulses types of LPFGs fabricated and the related applications for both optical sensing and optical communication are described. For distributed fiber sensing systems, the fiber-optic polarization optical time domain reflectometer (POTDR), fiber-optic phase-sensitive optical time domain reflectometer (?-OTDR) and Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer (BOTDA) are developed, respectively. For microfiber sensors, we mainly focus on the knot resonator and its application for sensing of the refractive index and acceleration, etc.

  13. Researching and Understanding Environmental Learning: Hopes for the Next 10 Years

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rickinson, Mark

    2006-01-01

    The tenth anniversary of "Environmental Education Research" comes at an interesting time. The next 10 years of the journal overlap with the United Nation's Decade for Education for Sustainable Development, with the possibilities that this may (or may not) bring for those working at the intersections of education and sustainable development. The…

  14. Evaluation of fire-safety programs that use 10-year smoke alarms.

    PubMed

    Jackson, Mark; Wilson, Jonathan; Akoto, Judith; Dixon, Sherry; Jacobs, David E; Ballesteros, Michael F

    2010-10-01

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began funding a Smoke Alarm Installation and Fire Safety Education (SAIFE) program in 1998. This program involves the installation of lithium-powered "10-year" smoke alarms in homes at high risk for fires and injuries. This study aimed to (1) determine among original SAIFE homes if the lithium-powered alarms were still present and functional 8-10 years after installation and (2) understand factors related to smoke alarm presence and functionality. Data on a total of 384 homes and 601 smoke alarms in five states were collected and analyzed. Only one-third of alarms were still functional; 37% of installed alarms were missing; and 30% of alarms were present, but not functioning. Alarms were less likely to be functioning if they were installed in the kitchen and if homes had a different resident at follow-up. Of the 351 alarms that were present and had a battery at the time of the evaluation, only 21% contained lithium-powered batteries. Of these, 78% were still functioning. Programs that install lithium-powered alarms should use units that have sealed-in batteries and "hush" buttons. Additionally, education should be given on smoke alarm maintenance that includes a message that batteries in these alarms should not be replaced. Lithium-powered smoke alarms should last up to 10 years if maintained properly. PMID:20177753

  15. Use of Qualitative Methods in Published Health Services and Management Research: A 10-Year Review

    PubMed Central

    Weiner, Bryan J.; Amick, Halle R.; Lund, Jennifer L.; Lee, Shoou-Yih Daniel; Hoff, Timothy J.

    2011-01-01

    Over the past 10 years, the field of health services and management research has seen renewed interest in the use of qualitative research methods. This article examines the volume and characteristics of qualitative research articles published in nine major health services and management journals between 1998 and 2008. Qualitative research articles comprise 9% of research articles published in these journals. Although the publication rate of qualitative research articles has not kept pace with that of quantitative research articles, citation analysis suggests that qualitative research articles contribute comparably to the field’s knowledge base. A wide range of policy and management topics has been examined using qualitative methods. Case study designs, interviews, and documentary sources were the most frequently used methods. Half of qualitative research articles provided little or no detail about key aspects the study’s methods. Implications are discussed and recommendations are offered for promoting the publication of qualitative research. PMID:20675353

  16. Participation Trends of Underrepresented Students from 10-years of an Ocean Science REU Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Donohue, K. A.; Pockalny, R. A.

    2011-12-01

    The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) program at the Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island is a NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site program with a programmatic research niche focused on quantitative aspects of Oceanography. Each summer-cohort includes 9-12 participants (rising seniors and juniors) who are paired with a primary research advisor and a graduate-student mentor. The primary components of the 10-week program include a 3-week introductory phase and a 7-week core-research phase. A review of SURFO application material from 2000 to present reveals demographic and temporal trends that may be helpful for targeted recruitment of underrepresented students. The demographic trends include a regional geographical bias with a significant proportion of applicants (45%) and participants (40%) attending college in neighboring states. Overall, the percentage of applicants and participants in the SURFO program is slightly greater than nationwide graduation rates for female students, minority students, and first-generation students. The temporal trends identify several factors that may be related to program increases in minority student applications and participation, including: the site director's participation in an NSF panel review of REU proposals, a partnership with a university with a significant minority population, ease of access to application materials, and active participation in minority-serving talent development programs (e.g., MSPHD). Correlations are not observed for new, updated websites or modest changes in site program personnel.

  17. Electro interstitial scan system: assessment of 10 years of research and development

    PubMed Central

    Maarek, Albert

    2012-01-01

    Background Ten years of research and development have allowed an understanding of how the electro interstitial scan (EIS) works and what its clinical applications may be. Materials and methods The EIS is a galvanic skin response device. The measurements are performed by electrical stimulation of the post sympathetic cholinergic fiber with weak DC current and voltage 1.28V applied during 2 minutes and in bipolar mode. Current scientific knowledge EIS electrical measurements are related to: (1) the concentration of free chloride ions in the interstitial fluid, which affects the transfer of electrical current and the ratio intensity/voltage; (2) the morphology of the interstitial fluid, which is related to the electrical dispersion calculated from the Cole equation (? parameter); (3) electrical stimulation, which causes a change in sweat rate at the passive electrodes – post sympathetic cholinergic fiber electrical stimulation appears to be responsible for activating M2 receptors, which regulate nitric oxide (NO) production in the endothelial cell and cause vasodilation and a released sweat response; and (4) the electrochemical redox reactions (electrolysis) of the released sweat on electrodes, which are different on the bulk of the metal electrodes (O2 + [4H+] + [4e?]) and on the Ag/AgCl disposable electrodes (AgCl precipitation). Results For each of the EIS clinical results, various explanations were posited, such as: (1) electrical stimulation of the postsympathetic cholinergic fiber-activating NO production in the endothelial cell, which causes vasodilation and a released sweat response (diabetes detection); (2) estimation of interstitial fluid’s acid–base balance, which is reflected in an electrochemical reaction on the bulk of the electrodes through the released sweat (prostate cancer detection); (3) estimation of cerebral interstitial fluid chloride ions (detection of ADHD in children); and (4) estimation of the morphology of the interstitial fluid (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment response). Conclusion After 10 years of development, the analysis of current scientific knowledge and results of clinical investigations have allowed a better understanding of EIS electrical measurements. PMID:23166454

  18. A review of the International Northern Sea Route Program (INSROP) – 10 years on

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Douglas Brubaker; Claes Lykke Ragner

    2010-01-01

    The objective of the International Northern Sea Route Program was to create a knowledge bank covering commercial, international shipping on Russia's Northern Sea Route (NSR). Addressed were: considerations of the natural environment, ice navigation, and ship technology; the environment; economics of shipping; and military, political, legal, and indigenous cultural issues. Conclusions included improvements in vessel designs and associated activities represented

  19. Effectiveness of School-Based Mental Health Services for Children: A 10Year Research Review

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kimberly Hoagwood; Holly D. Erwin

    1997-01-01

    A review of the literature from 1985 to 1995 on school-based mental health services for children was conducted using a computerized data-base search. Of the 5,046 references initially identified, 228 were program evaluations. Three inclusion criteria were applied to those studies: use of random assignment to the intervention; inclusion of a control group; and use of standardized outcome measures. Only

  20. A 10Year Retrospective of Research in New Technologies for Health Communication

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. Suzanne Suggs

    2006-01-01

    The use of new technologies is growing in virtually all areas of health communication, including consumer, patient, and provider education; decision and social support; health promotion; knowledge transfer; and the delivery of services. Many applications have the potential to make major contributions in meeting the needs of an unhealthy and aging population.Key questions confronting health communication research reflect long-standing concerns

  1. Quantifying Globalization in Social Work Research: A 10-Year Review of American Social Work Journals

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Agbényiga, DeBrenna L.; Huang, Lihua

    2014-01-01

    Measured by the prevalence of journal article contributions, geographic coverage, and international collaboration, this literature review found an increasing level of globalization with respect to American social work research and contribution to the social work profession from 2000-2009. Findings suggest changes are needed in global awareness and…

  2. 10-Year Anniversary Report 2 | Medical College of Wisconsin | Injury Research Center

    E-print Network

    of Wisconsin children and young adults age 25 and under than all other causes combined.Injuries are also a significant cause of death and disability in older residents. On July 1,1998,the Wisconsin Injury Research and the United States for people ages 1-44 years, while homicide and suicide rank second and third for young

  3. [10 years' research in the social sciences on AIDS in Burkina Faso. Elements for prevention].

    PubMed

    Desclaux, A

    1997-01-01

    The first cases of AIDS in Burkina Faso were reported in 1986. During the past ten years, there have been several types of research conducted in Burkina Faso in the field of social sciences, including KABP, focus groups, and ethnographic studies. This article reviews approximately 100 publications and presents the results most relevant to prevention. Although general knowledge of the disease, its transmission and means of protection has improved, part of the population remains poorly informed; erroneous ideas remain prevalent and certain concepts, for example asymptomatic infection, are ignored. Young women in rural areas have the poorest knowledge. Understanding the information is conditioned by underlying perceptions of blood and physiology, the "components of the person", pre-existent and sexually transmitted diseases, and modes of transmission. Research on sexuality has elucidated the age at which individuals become sexually active, and paramatrimonial practices. The prevalence of STD is high. STD are mostly treated by traditional practitioners or by automedication. Family planning is insufficiently developed. AIDS prevention should be integrated into wider considerations of reproductive health. The popular perception that "Others" are responsible for bringing AIDS into the country has often been reinforced by health messages. Consequently, people do not sufficiently consider themselves vulnerable to HIV infection. The populations that are most vulnerable, for various reasons that have been analysed, include young girls and women, married women, prostitutes, truck drivers, and young men from rural areas. The message "Fidelity or condom" has been widely used. However, it has hindered the generalisation of the use of condoms, because asking for a condom consequently implies distrust of the partner. The interpretation of fidelity is diverse, and many people who choose this means of prevention believe erroneously that they are protected. Studies of the social impact of AIDS reveal fragmentation of society, reactions causing social exclusion and discriminative practices, and no social visibility of HIV infected persons. After ten years of preventive actions, the prevalence of HIV is still increasing, evidence of the failure of the preventive strategies. It is no longer sufficient to see prevention as the transfer of knowledge from professionals to the population. Preventive strategies such as voluntary testing and the participation of HIV+ persons in informative actions need to be developed. Prevention should be understood on new bases. The concept of "vulnerability" might help the definition of in-depth actions and also focus interventions. The idea of developing social cohesion to confront the epidemic may help avoid some of the adverse consequences of previous actions. Do these concepts conform to current AIDS prevention attitudes? To answer this question, social scientists should study the ideologies, knowledge, beliefs, and practices of institutions and professionals working in the field of AIDS prevention. PMID:9273119

  4. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: 10 years of progress in research and treatment.

    PubMed

    Hollenberg, J; Svensson, L; Rosenqvist, M

    2013-06-01

    Cardiac disease is the most common cause of mortality in Western countries, with most deaths due to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In Sweden, 5000-10 000 OHCAs occur annually. During the last decade, the time from cardiac arrest to start of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation has increased, whereas survival has remained unchanged or even increased. Resuscitation of OHCA patients is based on the 'chain-of-survival' concept, including early (i) access, (ii) CPR, (iii) defibrillation, (iv) advanced cardiac life support and (v) post-resuscitation care. Regarding early access, agonal breathing, telephone-guided CPR and the use of 'track and trigger systems' to detect deterioration in patients' condition prior to an arrest are all important. The use of compression-only CPR by bystanders as an alternative to standard CPR in OHCA has been debated. Based on recent findings, guidelines recommend telephone-guided chest compression-only CPR for untrained rescuers, but trained personnel are still advised to give standard CPR with both compressions and ventilation, and the method of choice for this large group remains unclear and demands for a randomized study. Data have shown the benefit of public access defibrillation for dispatched rescuers (e.g. police and fire fighters) but data are not as strong for the use of automated defibrillators (AEDs) by trained or untrained rescuers. Postresuscitation, use of therapeutic hypothermia, the importance of specific prognostic survival factors in the intensive care unit and the widespread use of percutaneous coronary intervention have all been considered. Despite progress in research and improved treatment regimens, most patients do not survive OHCA. Particular areas of interest for improving survival include (i) identification of high-risk patients prior to their arrest (e.g. early warning symptoms and genes); (ii) increased use of bystander CPR training (e.g. in schools) and simplified CPR techniques; (iii) better identification of high-incidence sites and better recruitment of AEDs (via mobile phone solutions?); (iv) improved understanding of the use of therapeutic hypothermia; (v) determining which patients should undergo immediate coronary angiography on hospital admission; and (vi) clarifying the importance of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during CPR. PMID:23480824

  5. What will it take to get irrigators to use advisory programs? Lessons learned from the past 10 years and beyond

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Research and Extension personnel have developed irrigation advisory programs for decades. With irrigation sources evermore becoming limited, recent conservation and management strategies among numerous water conscious agencies include the development or redevelopment and strong promotion of irrigati...

  6. We have achieved our 10-year milestone! Ten years ago it was hard to imagine that our fledgling research group brought to bear because of generous initial donations by Baker-Hughes, Halliburton, and Schlumberger would become an important academic

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    We have achieved our 10-year milestone! Ten years ago it was hard to imagine that our fledgling, and Schlumberger would become an important academic force in the world of formation evaluation. Fortunately for a new academic formation evaluation program given the long and enduring tradition of research

  7. 10-year follow-up of diabetes incidence and weight loss in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Summary Background In the 2·8 years of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) randomised clinical trial, diabetes incidence in high-risk adults was reduced by 58% with intensive lifestyle intervention and by 31% with metformin, compared with placebo. We investigated the persistence of these effects in the long term. Methods All active DPP participants were eligible for continued follow-up. 2766 of 3150 (88%) enrolled for a median additional follow-up of 5·7 years (IQR 5·5–5·8). 910 participants were from the lifestyle, 924 from the metformin, and 932 were from the original placebo groups. On the basis of the benefits from the intensive lifestyle intervention in the DPP, all three groups were offered group-implemented lifestyle intervention. Metformin treatment was continued in the original metformin group (850 mg twice daily as tolerated), with participants unmasked to assignment, and the original lifestyle intervention group was offered additional lifestyle support. The primary outcome was development of diabetes according to American Diabetes Association criteria. Analysis was by intention-to-treat. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT00038727. Findings During the 10·0-year (IQR 9·0–10·5) follow-up since randomisation to DPP, the original lifestyle group lost, then partly regained weight. The modest weight loss with metformin was maintained. Diabetes incidence rates during the DPP were 4·8 cases per 100 person-years (95% CI 4·1–5·7) in the intensive lifestyle intervention group, 7·8 (6·8–8·8) in the metformin group, and 11·0 (9·8–12·3) in the placebo group. Diabetes incidence rates in this follow-up study were similar between treatment groups: 5·9 per 100 person-years (5·1–6·8) for lifestyle, 4·9 (4·2–5·7) for metformin, and 5·6 (4·8–6·5) for placebo. Diabetes incidence in the 10 years since DPP randomisation was reduced by 34% (24–42) in the lifestyle group and 18% (7–28) in the metformin group compared with placebo. Interpretation During follow-up after DPP, incidences in the former placebo and metformin groups fell to equal those in the former lifestyle group, but the cumulative incidence of diabetes remained lowest in the lifestyle group. Prevention or delay of diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin can persist for at least 10 years. Funding National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). PMID:19878986

  8. Tumors of the eye and ocular adnexa at the Philippine Eye Research Institute: a 10-year review

    PubMed Central

    Domingo, Rolando Enrique D; Manganip, Lilibeth E; Castro, Rolando M

    2015-01-01

    Objective We aimed to identify and describe the clinicopathologic characteristics of tumors of the eye and ocular adnexa at the Philippine Eye Research Institute. Methods The pathology reports of specimens submitted to the Ocular Pathology Section of the Philippine Eye Research Institute over a 10-year period (2003–2012) were reviewed, and collected data was subjected to descriptive statistical tabulation and analysis. Results A total of 1,551 histologically confirmed tumors were included. Of these, 254 were from the conjunctiva (155 benign, 99 malignant), 530 from the eyelids (360 benign, 170 malignant), 394 were intraocular tumors (21 benign, 373 malignant), and 373 were from the orbit (231 benign, 142 malignant). Retinoblastoma was the most common tumor of the eye and ocular adnexa in the series, accounting for 43.2% of all malignancies. Squamous cell carcinoma was the most frequent cancer of the conjunctiva, while basal cell carcinoma and sebaceous gland carcinoma were the most common eyelid malignancies. Orbital malignancies had a bimodal age distribution, with rhabdomyosarcoma being most frequent in children, while in adults, lymphoma was most common, followed by lacrimal gland carcinomas. Conclusion The majority of tumors of the conjunctiva, eyelids, and orbit were benign, while most intraocular tumors were malignant, with retinoblastoma being the most common. PMID:26185414

  9. Research progress in hepatic encephalopathy in recent 10 years: A Web of Science-based literature analysis

    PubMed Central

    Li, Nan

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To analyze international research trends in hepatic encephalopathy and examine the role of neuroelectrophysiology and neuroimaging in diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy. DATA RETRIEVAL: We performed a bibliometric analysis of studies on hepatic encephalopathy published during 2002–2011 retrieved from Web of Science. SELECTION CRITERIA: Inclusion criteria: (1) peer-reviewed published articles on hepatic encephalopathy; (2) original article, review, meeting abstract, proceedings paper, book chapter, editorial material, news items, and (3) published during 2002–2011. Exclusion criteria: (1) articles that required manual searching or telephone access; (2) documents that were not published in the public domain; and (3) corrected papers from the total number of articles. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: (1) Annual publication output; (2) type of publication; (3) publication by research field; (4) publication by journal; (5) publication by author; (6) publication by institution; (7) publication by country; (8) publication by institution in China; (9) most-cited papers. RESULTS: A total of 3 233 papers regarding hepatic encephalopathy were retrieved during 2002–2011. The number of papers gradually increased over the 10-year study period and was highest in 2010. Most papers appeared in journals with a focus on gastroenterology and hepatology. Among the included journals, Hepatology published the greatest number of papers regarding hepatic encephalopathy, and the published studies were highly cited. Thus, Hepatology appears to represent a key journal publishing papers on hepatic encephalopathy. Regarding distribution by country for publications on hepatic encephalopathy indexed in Web of Science during 2002–2011, the United States published highest number of papers, with China ranked ninth. As per distribution by institute for publications, the University of Montreal in Canada published the highest number of papers (n = 111). Among the Chinese institutes, Zhejiang University in China was the most prolific institute with 15 papers. CONCLUSION: The present bibliometric analysis on hepatic encephalopathy provides an overview of research progress, as well as identifying the most active institutes and experts in this research field during 2002–2011. Research into hepatic encephalopathy has revealed changes in neural injury and regeneration in hepatic encephalopathy. Neuroelectrophysiological and neuroimaging examinations are important for determining clinical classifications and disease severity of hepatic encephalopathy, providing a foundation for further research. PMID:25337120

  10. 10-year Field Measurement Program of Post-Wildfire Tree Root Decay, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Martin, Y. E.; Johnson, E. A.; Kroeker, S.

    2013-12-01

    Tree population dynamics in subalpine forests of the Canadian Rockies are dominated by wildfire disturbance (Gallaway et al., 2009), with wildfire return intervals most often being shorter than the potential lifespan of trees. These crown wildfires kill all trees, resulting in a gradual decline of tree root strength in shallow soils in the immediate post-wildfire years. Tree root networks have been shown to provide mechanical reinforcement of shear strength in shallow soils (Schmidt et al., 2001; Roering et al., 2003). Therefore, decreases in tree root reinforcement in post-wildfire years may result in increased debris slide and debris flow activity during this time period (e.g., Benda and Dunne, 1997; Martin, 2007; Jackson and Roering, 2009). To our knowledge, our study is the first that has measured tree root strength annually for 10 years following a crown wildfire to document the nature and timing of tree root decay. Suggestions have been made that studies documenting the decay of tree roots following timber harvesting provide a reasonable analogue for post-wildfire tree root decay; drainage basin modeling studies considering hillslope erosion resulting from episodic wildfires have had to rely on this assumption (e.g., Benda and Dunne, 1997; Martin, 2007). Herein, we present our annual field measurements of post-wildfire tree root strength made over the past 10 years at a post-wildfire site in Kootenay National Park, Canadian Rockies. The episodic nature of crown wildfire occurrence over time in these forests results in periods of tree root decay in the immediate post-fire years, and an associated susceptibility for mass wasting during these time periods. In July 2003, two large crown fires were ignited by lightning in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada and merged to burn approximately 17 000 hectares. Our field measurements were made in the subalpine forest of Hawk Creek drainage basin, Kootenay National Park. Measurements of tree root characteristics in a total of 15 soil pits, covering 5 slope gradient classes, were made in each year from 2004 to the present year. Within each soil pit, tensile force at breakage for all tree roots, as well as vertical rooting depth and root diameter, were measured. For this study, analyses include: depth vs. diameter of tree roots (analyzed for each year), diameter vs. strength of tree roots (analyzed for each year), changes in distribution of tree root sizes over time, changes in total tree root strength over time. Data were also analyzed to see if tree root characteristics are affected by slope gradient. The key contribution of this paper is the meticulous 10-year field documentation and quantification of the gradual decay in tree root strength over time.

  11. CHESS: 10 years of research and development in consumer health informatics for broad populations, including the underserved

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    David H. Gustafson; Robert P. Hawkins; Eric W. Boberg; Fiona Mctavish; Betta Owens; Meg Wise; Haile Berhe; Suzanne Pingree

    2002-01-01

    This paper reviews the research and development around a consumer health informatics system CHESS (The Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System) developed and tested by the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis at the University of Wisconsin. The review places particular emphasis on what has been found with regard to the acceptance and use of such systems by high risk

  12. A bibliometric analysis of toxicology research productivity in Middle Eastern Arab countries during a 10-year period (2003–2012)

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Bibliometric studies are increasingly being used for research assessment by involving the application of statistical methods to scientific publications to obtain the bibliographics for each country. The main objective of this study was to analyse the research productivity originating from 13 Middle Eastern Arab (MEA) countries with articles published in toxicology journals. Methods Data from January 1, 2003 till December 31, 2012 were searched for documents with specific words in the toxicology field as a “source title” in any one of the 13 MEA countries. Research productivity was evaluated based on a methodology developed and used in other bibliometric studies. Research productivity was adjusted to the national population and nominal gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Results Documents (n?=?1,240) were retrieved from 73 international peer-reviewed toxicology journals. The h-index of the retrieved documents was 39. Of the 73 journal titles, 52 (69.9%) have their IF listed in the ISI Journal Citation Reports 2012; 198 documents (16.0%) were published in journals that had no official IF. After adjusting for economy and population power, Egypt (193.6), Palestine (18.1), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) (13.0), and Jordan (11.5) had the highest research productivity. Countries with large economies, such as the Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Oman, tended to rank relatively low after adjustment of GDP. The total number of citations at the time of data analysis (August 4, 2013) was 10,991, with a median (interquartile range) of 4 (1–11). MEA collaborated more with countries in the MEA regions (16.7%), especially KSA, Egypt, and UAE, followed by Europe (14.4%), especially with the United Kingdom and Germany. Conclusions The present data show a promising rise and a good start for toxicology research activity in toxicology journals in the Arab world. Research output is low in some countries, which can be improved by investing in more international and national collaborative research projects in the field of toxicology. PMID:24443999

  13. Pathological research output in China and other top-ranking countries: 10-year survey of the literature.

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    Li, Zhongwu; Wan, Xiaohua; Lu, Aiping; Li, Xianghong; Li, Jiyou

    2010-12-15

    The present study was designed to study the research output in pathology journals from the United States (USA), Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom (UK), France, and China between 2000 and 2009. Articles published in 67 pathology-related journals were retrieved from the PubMed database. US-American publications, which rank first, accounted for 30.9% of the total world's output and for 35.4% in the top 10% journals with impact factor (IF) scores. Chinese publications accounted for 2.8% of a total of 67 journals, and for 2.0% in the top 10% journals with IF scores. Our analysis investigated the research output of these six countries and revealed a positive trend in China for the period 2000-2009. Also, in contrast to other top-ranking countries, our results imply that China's research in the field of pathology falls behind that of the developed countries, and appropriate steps should be taken to improve the role of pathologists in clinical activity and to gear up for high-quality pathological studies. PMID:20356685

  14. Summary trends for the Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection Program: a 10-year experience in the United States (1999-2008).

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    Rhomberg, Paul R; Jones, Ronald N

    2009-12-01

    The Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection (MYSTIC) Program was a global, longitudinal antimicrobial resistance surveillance network of more than 100 medical centers worldwide monitoring the susceptibility of meropenem and selected other broad-spectrum comparator agents. In 1999, and from 2000 through 2008, a total of 10 or 15 United States (USA) medical centers each forwarded 200 nonduplicate clinical isolates from serious infections to a central processing laboratory. Over the 10-year period of this surveillance program, the activity of meropenem and an average of 11 other antimicrobial agents were assessed against a total of 27 289 bacterial isolates using Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute reference methods. Meropenem consistently demonstrated low resistance rates against Enterobacteriaceae species isolates through 2008 and did not exhibit a widespread change in resistance rates over the monitored interval. In fact, the incidence of emerging carbapenemase-producing (KPC-type) Klebsiella spp. showed a decline in 2008 compared to the steeply increasing rates observed from 2004 to 2007. Moreover, the KPC serine carbapenemases have spread to other Enterobacteriaceae species monitored by the MYSTIC Program. Greatest increases in antimicrobial resistance rates were observed for the fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin) among all species monitored by the MYSTIC Program. Current susceptibility rates for meropenem when tested against prevalent pathogens were Pseudomonas aeruginosa (439 strains, 85.4% susceptible), Enterobacteriaceae (1537 strains, 97.3% susceptible), methicillin-susceptible staphylococci (460 strains, 100.0% susceptible), Streptococcus pneumoniae (125 strains, 80.2% at meningitis susceptibility breakpoints), other streptococci (159 strains, 90.0-100.0% susceptible), and Acinetobacter spp. (127 strains, 45.7% susceptible), the widest spectrum among beta-lactams tested in 2008 and throughout the last decade. Continued local surveillance of broad-spectrum agents following the completion of the MYSTIC Program (USA) appears critical to detect emerging resistances among pathogens causing the most serious infections requiring carbapenem agents. PMID:19833471

  15. Use of the Terms "Schizophrenia" and "Schizophrenic" in the South Korean News Media: A Content Analysis of Newspapers and News Programs in the Last 10 Years

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    Park, Jun-Hyun; Kim, Bongseog; Lee, Dong-Woo; Gim, Min-Sook

    2012-01-01

    Objective In this study, we explored the meaning attributed to the words "jungshinbunyeolbyung" (schizophrenia) and "jungshinbunyeol" (schizophrenic) in South Korean newspapers and news programs in the last 10 years. Methods We screened the websites of three national newspapers and the broadcasts of three nationwide television news programs from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2010. We classified a total of 490 articles and 257 news segments by category and quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed them. The articles and news segments were assigned to one of the following categories based on their use of the term "schizophrenia": 1) negative, 2) neutral or positive, 3) incidental, and 4) metaphorical. Results The negative viewpoint accounted for 349 incidences (46.7%), while the neutral and positive viewpoints included 225 incidences (30.1%). Incidental uses accounted for 95 incidences (12.7%), and metaphorical uses accounted for 78 incidences (10.4%). The majority of the negative uses focused on violence or dangers posed by patients (137 mentions, 37.8%), while the metaphorical uses mainly focused on the idea of splitting (51 mentions, or 65%). Conclusion This study showed that the South Korean news media do not provide balanced information about schizophrenia to the public. This study also showed that no significant move has been made toward a more positive use of the term since a previous study was conducted on the subject. Although the term schizophrenia has given way to "attunement disorder," it will be difficult to establish the new term as the standard if the South Korean media continue to use the term "schizophrenic symptom." Even though the term has been changed, guidelines are necessary to encourage the mass media to provide balanced articles and reduce prejudice. PMID:22396680

  16. NASA's Microgravity Research Program

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    Woodard, Dan R. (Editor); Henderson, Robin N. (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    The Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Report describes key elements of the NASA Microgravity Research Program. The Program's goals, approach taken to achieve those goals, and program resources are summarized. A review of the Program's status at the end of FY1999 and highlights of the ground-and-flight research are provided.

  17. A 10-year content analysis to assess research theme areas in agricultural education: gap analysis of future research priorities in the discipline. 

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    Edgar, Leslie Dawn

    2009-05-15

    research themes, types of research conducted, prolifically published authors, frequently cited authors, and frequently cited referenced works, and discussed how the formation and usage of research in agricultural education has changed from 1997 to 2006...

  18. Feasibility, Drug Safety, and Effectiveness of Etiological Treatment Programs for Chagas Disease in Honduras, Guatemala, and Bolivia: 10-Year Experience of Médecins Sans Frontières

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    Yun, Oliver; Lima, M. Angeles; Ellman, Tom; Chambi, Wilma; Castillo, Sandra; Flevaud, Laurence; Roddy, Paul; Parreño, Fernando; Albajar Viñas, Pedro; Palma, Pedro Pablo

    2009-01-01

    Background Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) is a zoonotic or anthropozoonotic disease caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Predominantly affecting populations in poor areas of Latin America, medical care for this neglected disease is often lacking. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has provided diagnostic and treatment services for Chagas disease since 1999. This report describes 10 years of field experience in four MSF programs in Honduras, Guatemala, and Bolivia, focusing on feasibility protocols, safety of drug therapy, and treatment effectiveness. Methodology From 1999 to 2008, MSF provided free diagnosis, etiological treatment, and follow-up care for patients <18 years of age seropositive for T. cruzi in Yoro, Honduras (1999–2002); Olopa, Guatemala (2003–2006); Entre Ríos, Bolivia (2002–2006); and Sucre, Bolivia (2005–2008). Essential program components guaranteeing feasibility of implementation were information, education, and communication (IEC) at the community and family level; vector control; health staff training; screening and diagnosis; treatment and compliance, including family-based strategies for early detection of adverse events; and logistics. Chagas disease diagnosis was confirmed by testing blood samples using two different diagnostic tests. T. cruzi-positive patients were treated with benznidazole as first-line treatment, with appropriate counseling, consent, and active participation from parents or guardians for daily administration of the drug, early detection of adverse events, and treatment withdrawal, when necessary. Weekly follow-up was conducted, with adverse events recorded to assess drug safety. Evaluations of serological conversion were carried out to measure treatment effectiveness. Vector control, entomological surveillance, and health education activities were carried out in all projects with close interaction with national and regional programs. Results Total numbers of children and adolescents tested for T. cruzi in Yoro, Olopa, Entre Ríos, and Sucre were 24,471, 8,927, 7,613, and 19,400, respectively. Of these, 232 (0.9%), 124 (1.4%), 1,475 (19.4%), and 1,145 (5.9%) patients, respectively, were diagnosed as seropositive. Patients were treated with benznidazole, and early findings of seroconversion varied widely between the Central and South American programs: 87.1% and 58.1% at 18 months post-treatment in Yoro and Olopa, respectively; 5.4% by up to 60 months in Entre Ríos; and 0% at an average of 18 months in Sucre. Benznidazole-related adverse events were observed in 50.2% and 50.8% of all patients treated in Yoro and Olopa, respectively, and 25.6% and 37.9% of patients in Entre Ríos and Sucre, respectively. Most adverse events were mild and manageable. No deaths occurred in the treatment population. Conclusions These results demonstrate the feasibility of implementing Chagas disease diagnosis and treatment programs in resource-limited settings, including remote rural areas, while addressing the limitations associated with drug-related adverse events. The variability in apparent treatment effectiveness may reflect differences in patient and parasite populations, and illustrates the limitations of current treatments and measures of efficacy. New treatments with improved safety profiles, pediatric formulations of existing and new drugs, and a faster, reliable test of cure are all urgently needed. PMID:19582142

  19. A 10-year content analysis to assess research theme areas in agricultural education: gap analysis of future research priorities in the discipline.

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    Edgar, Leslie Dawn

    2009-05-15

    & Phipps, 1966). ?The future of agricultural research depends upon many variables, not the least important of which is acquisition and application of new knowledge generated from research? (Dyer, Hasse?Wittler, & Washburn, 2003, p. 61). Moore (2005...

  20. Radiation Research Program (RRP)

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    The RRP is responsible for NCI’s clinically-related extramural radiation research program. The RRP establishes priorities, allocates resources, and evaluates the effectiveness of such radiation research being conducted by NCI grantees. RRP staff represent the program at NCI management and scientific meetings and provide scientific support to leadership on matters related to radiation research.

  1. Aeroacoustics Research Program

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    Myers, Michael K.; Posey, Joe W. (Technical Monitor)

    2005-01-01

    Since its inception in January 2003, the program has provided support for 1 faculty and 1 graduate student researcher. One Graduate Research Scholar Assistant was partially supported by this award. One student has completed his M.S. degree program and 1 has nearly completed the D.Sc. degree program (expected completion Fall 2005). The program has generated 1 D.Sc. dissertation. 1 M.S. theses and 2 publications.

  2. Basic Cancer Research Program

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    Investigators in the Basic Cancer Research Program focus their research on biological variations across racially and ethnically diverse populations that either naturally, or in conjunction with environmental exposures, may lead to differences in cancer

  3. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM

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    Lodging in University housing facility Travel allowance for transportation to/from Iowa City ELIGIBILITY space. Faculty research projects are supported by state-of-the-art core research facilities. PROGRAM

  4. THE BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAM IN ORD

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    The Biotechnology Research Strategy presents a conceptual framework for future biotechnology research by EPA's Office of Research Development (ORD) over the next 5-10 years. This research strategy outlines ORD's core research effort to provide broader, more fundamental informatio...

  5. FOOD ALLERGY RESEARCH PROGRAM

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    Engman, David M.

    FOOD ALLERGY RESEARCH PROGRAM INNOVATION ENGINES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE INFLAMMATION, AUTOIMMUNITY, IMMUNOLOGY The growing prevalence of food allergy and the relative lack of treatment options investigation, and mechanistic science, we are striving towards halting the increase in food allergies, ensuring

  6. NREL Research Participant Program

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    Christensen, Dana

    2011-01-01

    The mission of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is to lead the nation toward a clean energy future. To achieve this mission, NREL must gather and engage the finest talents for our energy programs. That's one reason NREL provides resources and opportunities for innovative research and thought leadership through our Research Participant Programs. Whether you choose to participate in energy efficiency and renewable energy research, our Energy Analysis or NREL's commercialization and deployment disciplines, you will find unique and impactful opportunities across the lab.

  7. Summary trends for the Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection Program: a 10-year experience in the United States (1999–2008)

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    Paul R. Rhomberg; Ronald N. Jones

    2009-01-01

    The Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection (MYSTIC) Program was a global, longitudinal antimicrobial resistance surveillance network of more than 100 medical centers worldwide monitoring the susceptibility of meropenem and selected other broad-spectrum comparator agents. In 1999, and from 2000 through 2008, a total of 10 or 15 United States (USA) medical centers each forwarded 200 nonduplicate clinical isolates from

  8. Environmental effects of offshore drilling in a cold ocean ecosystem: A 10-year monitoring program at the Terra Nova offshore oil development off the Canadian east coast

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    Neff, Jerry; Lee, Kenneth; DeBlois, Elisabeth M.; Gregory Janes, G.

    2014-12-01

    The collection of papers that follows is based on results of the Terra Nova Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) program from baseline sampling (1997) to 2010. The objective of this multi-year EEM program is to assess the effects of the Terra Nova Offshore Oil Field on the surrounding marine environment.The Terra Nova Field was discovered in 1984 by Suncor (formerly Petro-Canada) and is located approximately 350 km southeast of St. John's Newfoundland, off Canada's east coast, at approximately 100 m water depth (Fig. 1). This collection of papers focuses on environmental effects of drilling mud and cuttings discharges from 34 development wells drilled between 2000 and 2009 in five drill centres at the Terra Nova Field.

  9. Reactor Safety Research Programs

    SciTech Connect

    Dotson, CW

    1980-08-01

    This document summarizes the work performed by Pacific Northwest laboratory from October 1 through December 31, 1979, for the Division of Reactor Safety Research within the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Evaluation of nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques and instrumentation are reported; areas of investigation include demonstrating the feasibilty of determining structural graphite strength, evaluating the feasibilty of detecting and analyzing flaw growth in reactor pressure boundary systems, examining NDE reliability and probabilistic fracture mechanics, and assessing the remaining integrity of pressurized water reactor steam generator tubes where service-induced degradation has been indicated. Test assemblies and analytical support are being provided for experimental programs at other facilities. These programs include the loss-of-coolant accident simulation tests at the NRU reactor, Chalk River, Canada; the fuel rod deformation and post-accident coolability tests for the ESSOR Test Reactor Program, lspra, Italy; the blowdown and reflood tests in the test facility at Cadarache, France; the instrumented fuel assembly irradiation program at Halden, Norway; and the experimental programs at the Power Burst Facility, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. These programs will provide data for computer modeling of reactor system and fuel performance during various abnormal operating conditions.

  10. Reactor Safety Research Programs

    SciTech Connect

    Edler, S. K.

    1981-07-01

    This document summarizes the work performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) from January 1 through March 31, 1981, for the Division of Reactor Safety Research within the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Evaluations of nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques and instrumentation are reported; areas of investigation include demonstrating the feasibility of determining the strength of structural graphite, evaluating the feasibility of detecting and analyzing flaw growth in reactor pressure boundary systems, examining NDE reliability and probabilistic fracture mechanics, and assessing the integrity of pressurized water reactor (PWR) steam generator tubes where service-induced degradation has been indicated. Experimental data and analytical models are being provided to aid in decision-making regarding pipeto- pipe impacts following postulated breaks in high-energy fluid system piping. Core thermal models are being developed to provide better digital codes to compute the behavior of full-scale reactor systems under postulated accident conditions. Fuel assemblies and analytical support are being provided for experimental programs at other facilities. These programs include loss-ofcoolant accident (LOCA) simulation tests at the NRU reactor, Chalk River, Canada; fuel rod deformation, severe fuel damage, and postaccident coolability tests for the ESSOR reactor Super Sara Test Program, Ispra, Italy; the instrumented fuel assembly irradiation program at Halden, Norway; and experimental programs at the Power Burst Facility, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). These programs will provide data for computer modeling of reactor system and fuel performance during various abnormal operating conditions.

  11. Electricity from photovoltaic solar cells. Flat-Plate Solar Array Project of the US Department of Energy's National Photovoltaics Program: 10 years of progress

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    Christensen, Elmer

    1985-01-01

    The objectives were to develop the flat-plate photovoltaic (PV) array technologies required for large-scale terrestrial use late in the 1980s and in the 1990s; advance crystalline silicon PV technologies; develop the technologies required to convert thin-film PV research results into viable module and array technology; and to stimulate transfer of knowledge of advanced PV materials, solar cells, modules, and arrays to the PV community. Progress reached on attaining these goals, along with future recommendations are discussed.

  12. Sandia Combustion Research Program

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    Johnston, S.C.; Palmer, R.E.; Montana, C.A. (eds.)

    1988-01-01

    During the late 1970s, in response to a national energy crisis, Sandia proposed to the US Department of Energy (DOE) a new, ambitious program in combustion research. Shortly thereafter, the Combustion Research Facility (CRF) was established at Sandia's Livermore location. Designated a ''user facility,'' the charter of the CRF was to develop and maintain special-purpose resources to support a nationwide initiative-involving US inventories, industry, and national laboratories--to improve our understanding and control of combustion. This report includes descriptions several research projects which have been simulated by working groups and involve the on-site participation of industry scientists. DOE's Industry Technology Fellowship program, supported through the Office of Energy Research, has been instrumental in the success of some of these joint efforts. The remainder of this report presents results of calendar year 1988, separated thematically into eleven categories. Referred journal articles appearing in print during 1988 and selected other publications are included at the end of Section 11. Our traditional'' research activities--combustion chemistry, reacting flows, diagnostics, engine and coal combustion--have been supplemented by a new effort aimed at understanding combustion-related issues in the management of toxic and hazardous materials.

  13. Lowell Observatory Research Programs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site describes Lowell Observatory's Planets, Small Solar System Bodies, Astrophysics, and Comets research programs. Visitors can learn about studies of Jupiter's volcanic moon, Io and of Pluto, the planet discovered at Lowell Observatory. The site supplies researchers with Galileo photo polarimeter radiometer (PPR) data as well as an immense amount of asteroid information including plots depicting the position of stars and asteroids within user-specified parameters. Amateur astronomers will find helpful advice from Syuichi Nakano about the equipment to use while making asteroid observations.

  14. A perspective on 10-years HTS experience at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research - eighteen million assays and counting.

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    Lackovic, Kurt; Lessene, Guillaume; Falk, Hendrik; Leuchowius, Karl-Johan; Baell, Jonathan; Street, Ian

    2014-03-01

    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) is Australia's longest serving medical research institute. WEHI's High Throughput Screening (HTS) Facility was established in 2003 with $5 million of infrastructure funds invested by WEHI, and the Victorian State Government's Strategic Technology Initiative through Bio21 Australia Ltd. The Facility was Australia's first truly academic HTS facility and was one of only a handful operating in publicly funded institutions worldwide at that time. The objectives were to provide access to enabling HTS technologies, such as assay design, liquid handling automation, compound libraries and expertise to promote translation of basic research in a national setting that has a relatively young biotech sector and does not have a big Pharma research presence. Ten years on and the WEHI HTS Facility has participated in over 92 collaborative projects, generated over 18 million data points, and most importantly, projects that began in the Facility have been commercialized successfully (due to strong ties with Business Development and emphasis on intellectual property management) and now have molecules progressing in clinical trials. PMID:24409955

  15. Results and experience of 10 years of US-Ukraine cooperation in the MPC&A field at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research

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    Gavrilyuk, V. I. (Viktor I.); Vishnevski, I. N. (Ivan N.); Kirischuk, V. I. (Vladimir I.); Romanova, O. P. (Olena P.); Robinson, P. (Phil); Dickerson, S. (Sarah); Kuzmycz, G. (George); Sheppard, G. A. (Gregory A.)

    2004-01-01

    The Institute for Nuclear Research of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was the first Ukrainian organization to begin the implementation of Agreements of October 25 and December 18, 1993 between Ukraine and the US. Over a relatively short period of time and with the financial, technical and methodological assistance of the US DOE, the Institute for Nuclear Research was able to develop a modern system of physical protection of nuclear materials and its Research Reactor. The rapid progress of this work was aided by the diligence of the US-Ukraine group (Argonne and Sandia National Labs and the Institute for Nuclear Research) under the supervision of George Kuzmycz, a US DOE employee, and prompt resolution of numerous issues by the government authorities of the USA and Ukraine. The fresh fuel and nuclear materials storage were established in full compliance with international requirements. A modern MC&A system was developed at the Institute for Nuclear Research with the US assistance as well. The experience gained during the work with the Institute for Nuclear Research was used successfully by the US and Ukrainian parties at other nuclear facilities of Ukraine. The advanced training of Ukrainian specialists organized by the US DOE has played a very important role in the efficient use of the US Government assistance. Later on the Training Center for Physical Protection, Control and Accounting of Nuclear Material, named in honor of the late George Kuzmycz, was established at the Institute for Nuclear Research with the US assistance as well. The example of KINR allows us to say that US-Ukrainian cooperation and US MPC&A assistance to Ukraine has been implemented successfully and significant contributions have been made to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Along with this, we, at the KINR and its GKTC realize, that there is great deal of work ahead of us that we need to do in order to make our modest contribution into the implementation of the nuclear weapons non-proliferation activity, which is the most acute and important world problem of today.

  16. Integrated Systems Research Program The Integrated Systems Research Program (ISRP),

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    Integrated Systems Research Program The Integrated Systems Research Program (ISRP), part of NASA with the long- term, foundational research conducted by other NASA aeronautics programs, and closely coor. Images (Clockwise, left to right) X-48C Prototype: A scale model of a blended wing body aircraft design

  17. Arnold Schwarzenegger LIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor LIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM PROJECT 2.1 HYBRID OUTDOOR LIGHTING Energy Commission's Lighting Research Program Project Manager from 2002­2005. Don was the consummate; Noah Horowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council; Amy Cortese, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

  18. Arnold Schwarzenegger LIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor LIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM PROJECT 4.1 HOTEL AND INSTITUTIONAL Energy Commission's Lighting Research Program Project Manager from 2002­2005. Don was the consummate, Sempra Utilities; Noah Horowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council; Amy Cortese, Northwest Energy

  19. RESEARCH STRATEGY: GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Research Strategy of ORD's Global Change Research Program outlines a ten-year plan and a major redirection of the Program towards an emphasis on assessing the consequences of global change and on conducting research to support such assessments. Assessments will be conducted o...

  20. Aeroacoustics Research Program in JIAFS

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    Myers, Michael K.

    2000-01-01

    This paper presents a final report on Aeroacoustics Research Program in JIAFS (Joint Institute For Advancement of Flight Sciences). The objectives of the program were to conduct research at the NASA Langley Research Center and to provide a comprehensive education program at the Center leading to advanced degrees in aeroacoustics.

  1. Intramural Research Program at NIH

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

    TRAINING AND MENTORING in the Intramural Research Program at NIH National Institutes of Health Office of the Director A Guide to #12;TRAINING AND MENTORING in the Intramural Research Program at NIH pleased that "A Guide to Training and Mentoring in the Intramural Research Program at NIH" has taken its

  2. Penetration of Recommended Procedures for Lung Cancer Staging and Management in the United States over 10 Years: A Quality Research in Radiation Oncology Survey

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    Komaki, Ritsuko; Khalid, Najma; Langer, Corey J.; Kong, Feng-Ming (Spring); Owen, Jean B.; Crozier, Cheryl L.; Wilson, J. Frank; Wei, Xiong; Movsas, Benjamin

    2013-01-01

    Purpose To document the penetration of clinical trial results, practice guidelines, and appropriateness criteria into national practice, we compared the use of components of staging and treatment for lung cancer among patients treated in 2006–2007 versus in 1998–1999. Methods Patient, staging work-up, and treatment characteristics were extracted from the process survey database of the Quality Research in Radiation Oncology (QRRO), comprising records from 340 patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) at 44 institutions and 144 patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) at 39 institutions. Data were compared for patients treated in 2006–2007 versus patients treated in 1998–1999. Results Use of all recommended procedures for staging and treatment was more common in 2006–2007. Specifically, disease was staged with brain imaging (magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography) and whole-body imaging (positron emission tomography or bone scanning) in 66% of patients with LA-NSCLC in 2006–2007 (vs. 42% in 1998–1999, p=0.0001) and in 84% of patients with LS-SCLC in 2006–2007 (vs. 58.3% in 1998–1999, p=0.0011). Concurrent chemoradiation was used for 77% of LA-NSCLC patients (vs. 45% in 1998–1999, p<0.0001) and for 90% of LS-SCLC patients (vs. 62.5% in 1998–1999, p<0.0001). Use of the recommended radiation dose (59–74 Gy for NSCLC and 60–70 Gy as once-daily therapy for SCLC) did not change appreciably, being 88% for NSCLC in both periods and 51% (2006–2007) vs. 43% (1998–1999) for SCLC. Twice-daily radiation for SCLC was used for 21% of patients in 2006–2007 vs. 8% in 1998–1999. Finally, 49% of patients with LS-SCLC received prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in 2006–2007 (vs. 21% in 1998–1999). Conclusion Although adherence to all quality indicators improved over time, brain imaging and recommended radiation doses for stage III NSCLC were used in <90% of cases. Use of full thoracic doses and PCI for LS-SCLC also require improvement. PMID:23273996

  3. 7 CFR 625.9 - 10-year restoration cost-share agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false 10-year restoration cost-share agreements. 625.9 ...RESERVE PROGRAM § 625.9 10-year restoration cost-share agreements. (a) The restoration plan developed under § 625.13...

  4. 7 CFR 625.9 - 10-year restoration cost-share agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false 10-year restoration cost-share agreements. 625.9 ...RESERVE PROGRAM § 625.9 10-year restoration cost-share agreements. (a) The restoration plan developed under § 625.13...

  5. 7 CFR 625.9 - 10-year restoration cost-share agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false 10-year restoration cost-share agreements. 625.9 ...RESERVE PROGRAM § 625.9 10-year restoration cost-share agreements. (a) The restoration plan developed under § 625.13...

  6. 7 CFR 625.9 - 10-year restoration cost-share agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false 10-year restoration cost-share agreements. 625.9 ...RESERVE PROGRAM § 625.9 10-year restoration cost-share agreements. (a) The restoration plan developed under § 625.13...

  7. Jointly Sponsored Research Program

    SciTech Connect

    Everett A. Sondreal; John G. Hendrikson; Thomas A. Erickson

    2009-03-31

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40321 funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) supported the performance of a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) with a minimum 50% nonfederal cost share to assist industry in commercializing and effectively applying highly efficient, nonpolluting energy systems that meet the nation's requirements for clean fuels, chemicals, and electricity in the 21st century. The EERC in partnership with its nonfederal partners jointly performed 131 JSRP projects for which the total DOE cost share was $22,716,634 (38%) and the nonfederal share was $36,776,573 (62%). Summaries of these projects are presented in this report for six program areas: (1) resource characterization and waste management, (2) air quality assessment and control, (3) advanced power systems, (4) advanced fuel forms, (5) value-added coproducts, and (6) advanced materials. The work performed under this agreement addressed DOE goals for reductions in CO{sub 2} emissions through efficiency, capture, and sequestration; near-zero emissions from highly efficient coal-fired power plants; environmental control capabilities for SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, fine respirable particulate (PM{sub 2.5}), and mercury; alternative transportation fuels including liquid synfuels and hydrogen; and synergistic integration of fossil and renewable resources.

  8. Initiatives & Programs | Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    This is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures, and the National Institutes of Health. The program is coordinated by NIAID, with the involvement of the National Cancer Institute. The Strategic Plan and Research Agenda is intended to unify and strengthen the radiation research community, promote increased collaboration, and facilitate transition from research to product development.

  9. Cooperative environmental research program

    SciTech Connect

    Knoll, A.S.; Vadis, M.K.

    1996-12-31

    The Minerals Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been conducting reclamation research jointly funded by the State and industry for many years. This cooperative program began with AMAX Exploration Company in the mid-1970`s at the Minnamax copper-nickel exploration site near Babbitt, Minnesota. During the ensuing years, many projects, with a wide range of purposes, have been undertaken with the cooperation of numerous mining and exploration companies and government agencies. These activities eventually led to the Minnesota Legislature establishing the Minerals Cooperative Environmental Research fund in 1993 and the construction of the Mine Waste and Reclamation Research site at Hibbing, Minnesota in 1995. The types of cooperative projects undertaken are directed either at the needs of the existing mining operations in Minnesota or address mineral deposits that may be mined here in the future. Mining studies have looked at ways to lower costs and improve the effectiveness of reclamation. Projects directed at potential future mining have focused on predicting if mine waste leachate will produce water quality problems, as well as methods to reclaim mine wastes with an emphasis on lowering long term maintenance costs. It has been the authors` experience that by working on jointly funded projects in partnerships with other groups that several benefits result including: the projects that are selected are of practical interest to the partners; a good understanding of individual participant needs and goals are obtained; and, the results are more readily accepted and implemented by all parties involved.

  10. Initiatives & Programs | Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    The Radiation Research Program has a strong commitment to promoting the highest standards in radiotherapy delivery and evaluation. RRP is also committed to promoting equal access to healthcare for underserved populations.

  11. Federal Wind Energy Research Program

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-10-01

    The Office of Program Analysis (OPA) undertook an assessment of 55 research projects sponsored by the Federal Wind Energy Research Program. This report summarizes the results of that review. In accordance with statue and policy guidance, the program's research has targeted the sciences of wind turbine dynamics and the development of advanced components and systems. Wind turbine research has focused on atmospheric fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and structural dynamics. Rating factors including project scientific and technical merit, appropriateness and level of innovation of the technical approach, quality of the project team, productivity, and probable impact on the program's mission. Each project was also given an overall evaluation supported with written comments. 1 fig.

  12. Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-Year Plan, 1990--1999

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-08-01

    In 1988 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) began work on this Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-Year Plan to develop a levelized program that would assure high system reliability. During the Programs in Perspective (PIP) meetings in the later summer and fall of 1988, many of the concerns to be addressed in an Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement Plan were identified. Following these PIP meetings BPA established internal work groups. During the winter and spring of 1989, these work groups developed technical background and issue papers on topics that ranged from substation maintenance to environmental protection. In addition, a customer forum group was established and met on several occasions to review work on the plan, to offer ideas and points of view, and to assure that BPA understood customer concerns. Based on recommendations from the work group reports and customer input, BPA's O M Management Team developed the draft Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-Year Plan that was released for public comment during the spring of 1990. During the public review period, BPA received a number of written comments from customers and the interested public. In addition, special meetings were held with interested customers. This final Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-year Plan reflects BPA's response to customers and interested public on each topic discussed in the 10-Year Plan. The plan is a distillation of BPA's strategies to achieve a levelized program over 10 years.

  13. Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-Year Plan, 1990 -1999.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1990-08-01

    In 1988 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) began work on this Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-Year Plan to develop a levelized program that would assure high system reliability. During the Programs in Perspective (PIP) meetings in the late summer and fall of 1988, many of the concerns to be addressed in an Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement Plan were identified. Following these PIP meetings BPA established internal work groups. During the winter and spring of 1989, these work groups developed technical background and issue papers on topics that ranged from substation maintenance to environmental protection. In addition, a customer forum group was established and met on several occasions to review work on the plan, to offer ideas and points of view, and to assure that BPA understood customer concerns. Based on recommendations from the work group reports and customer input, BPA's O M Management Team developed the draft Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-Year Plan that was released for public comment during the spring of 1990. During the public review period, BPA received a number of written comments from customers and the interested public. In addition, special meetings were held with interested customers. This final Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-Year Plan reflects BPA's response to customers and interested public on each topic discussed in the 10-Year Plan. The plan is a distillation of BPA's strategies to achieve a levelized program over 10 years.

  14. Equipment qualification research program: program plan

    SciTech Connect

    Dong, R.G.; Smith, P.D.

    1982-06-08

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) under the sponsorship of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has developed this program plan for research in equipment qualification (EQA). In this report the research program which will be executed in accordance with this plan will be referred to as the Equipment Qualification Research Program (EQRP). Covered are electrical and mechanical equipment under the conditions described in the OBJECTIVE section of this report. The EQRP has two phases; Phase I is primarily to produce early results and to develop information for Phase II. Phase I will last 18 months and consists of six projects. The first project is program management. The second project is responsible for in-depth evaluation and review of EQ issues and EQ processes. The third project is responsible for detailed planning to initiate Phase II. The remaining three projects address specific equipment; i.e., valves, electrical equipment, and a pump.

  15. Cognitive Sciences Program Research Opportunities

    E-print Network

    Indiana University

    Cognitive Sciences Program Research Opportunities Students pursuing undergraduate degrees in cognitive science are encouraged to engage in research related activities at some point during their time and knowledge, skills/experience, and motivation. The Cognitive Science Program offers four options for students

  16. Intramural Research Program at NIH

    E-print Network

    Baker, Chris I.

    A Guide to TRAINING AND MENTORING in the Intramural Research Program at NIH National Institutes at NIH #12;Preface NIH's mission is to improve the health of the public through support of biomedical research and the training of biomedical scientists. The NIH Intramural Program has a long tra dition

  17. Arctic contaminants research program: Research plan

    SciTech Connect

    Landers, D.H.; Ford, J.; Allen, S.; Curtis, L.; Omernik, J.M.

    1992-12-01

    The research plan was initially intended to contain the information needed to evaluate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Arctic Contaminant Research Program (ACRP). The scientific aspects of the proposed research form the main body of the document and focus on objectives of the specific research components, current literature, approach, and rationale. The ACRP has three major components: (1) extensive sampling of lichens, mosses, and soils to provide a spatial understanding of the status and extent of contaminants present in arctic ecosystems, (2) lake sediment research to evaluate the source and history of arctic contaminant inputs, and (3) food web research to evaluate the possible effects of atmospherically transported pollutants on arctic food webs. The research plan will be used to provide a framework for the ACRP, based on the preliminary studies done to date and will be implemented over the next five years. The Program will undergo additional peer reviews at two-year intervals in the future.

  18. Initiatives & Programs | Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    As part of its cutting-edge program, the Cancer Imaging Program (CIP) plays a critical role in the activities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NCI, contributing to the integration of imaging with emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, proteomics, and high-throughput screening. In addition to funding projects in key areas, CIP supports researchers by providing pooled resources and developing protocols that encourage the sharing of data, samples, and results.

  19. Research Programs and Initiatives

    Cancer.gov

    CGH develops international initiatives and collaborates with other NCI divisions, NCI-designated Cancer Centers, and other countries to support cancer control planning, encourage capacity building, and support cancer research and research networks.

  20. Evaluation of Teacher Research Programs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Young, M.

    2003-12-01

    Science education reform advocates students learn science the way it is done. But, few science teachers get the experience of "doing science," so are not well acquainted with scientific inquiry. Several programs for teachers have been conducted that bring teachers into laboratories to work with scientists. Over several years evaluating such projects, (e.g., the Department of Energy Teacher Research Associates Program, Fermilab's QuarkNet program and the National Optical Astronomy Observatories' Teacher Leaders in Research-Based Science Education program) common elements that make the programs successful have emerged. ("Success" means teachers provide students with authentic scientific inquiry experiences.) Common elements include some form of follow-up after the initial research experience, constructive interactions with research scientists, and providing teachers with a global view of how the specific research they are doing fits into a larger picture. Evaluation of these programs has included obtaining multiple perspectives from scientists, teachers and their students, data on classroom implementation, and data on changes in classroom practice as a result of teachers engaging in a research experience. The evaluations provide insight into how best to provide formative and summative feedback for such programs, how scientists can most effectively provide teachers research experiences, and factors that promote transferring knowledge into the classroom to best address science education reform.

  1. American Overseas Research Centers Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The American Overseas Research Centers Program provides grants to overseas research centers that are consortia of U.S. institutions of higher education to enable the centers to promote postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies. Eligible applicants are those consortia of U.S. institutions of higher education centers that: (1) Receive more…

  2. ASHRAE Research PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    E-print Network

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    . For example, we are not able to meaningfully compare energy use of a ground source heat pump (COP, EER Response Characteristics of the Air Source Heat Pump during Reverse Cycle Defrost ­ 1989 · RP-483's Strategic Plan for Research · Research and Objectives related to Heat Pumps · GSHP System at ASHRAE HQ

  3. NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

    E-print Network

    Bushman, Frederic

    enrichment program for medical, dental, and veterinary students · NIH Intramural Research Program in Bethesda consists of 45 students (40 medical, 4 dental, 1 veterinary) from 34 different schools · Scholars engage: Eligibility Criteria -1 #12;3 · U.S. citizens or permanent residents · Good standing in medical, dental

  4. ANNUAL REPORT RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    ................................................................... 8 Risk Management/Crop Insurance Initiative Competitiveness........................................................10 Recent Significant Research Findings..................................................................15 Time-Varying Duopoly Competition in Supermarket Industry: The Case of Seattle-Tacoma Milk Market

  5. Tall Timbers Research Station: Research Programs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Tall Timbers Research Station works to foster land stewardship through its research, conservation, and education efforts. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, the Tall Timbers Station conducts research in the areas of Fire Ecology, Resource Management, Vertebrate Ecology, Forestry, and Northern Bobwhite Quail studies. The Station's website contains overviews of its five major research programs and offers information regarding research jobs and internships. Tall Timbers also provides downloadable copies of its _Research Notes_ publication, and lists a variety of staff publications (some of which are downloadable). In addition, Tall Timbers features the E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database (reported on in the Scout Report for Science & Engineering, January 6, 1999) which contains approximately 15,000 citations, and 6,000 abstracts.

  6. Tansmutation Research program

    SciTech Connect

    Seidler, Paul

    2011-07-31

    Six years of research was conducted for the United States Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy between the years of 2006 through 2011 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The results of this research are detailed in the narratives for tasks 1-45. The work performed spanned the range of experimental and modeling efforts. Radiochemistry (separations, waste separation, nuclear fuel, remote sensing, and waste forms) , material fabrication, material characterization, corrosion studies, nuclear criticality, sensors, and modeling comprise the major topics of study during these six years.

  7. Initiatives | Translational Research Program (TRP)

    Cancer.gov

    As a result of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) the NCI participated in the “Grand Opportunities” (“GO”) Program (RFA-OD-09-004; RC2 grant) to support research on high impact translational research by encouraging and rewarding collaborative team science.

  8. Program of Research in Aeronautics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    A prospectus of the educational and research opportunities available at the Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences, operated at NASA Langley Research Center in conjunction with George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is presented. Requirements of admission to various degree programs are given as well as the course offerings in the areas of acoustics, aeronautics, environmental modelling, materials science, and structures and dynamics. Research facilities for each field of study are described. Presentations and publications (including dissertations and theses) generated by each program are listed as well as faculty members visting scientists and engineers.

  9. NASA's computer science research program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Larsen, R. L.

    1983-01-01

    Following a major assessment of NASA's computing technology needs, a new program of computer science research has been initiated by the Agency. The program includes work in concurrent processing, management of large scale scientific databases, software engineering, reliable computing, and artificial intelligence. The program is driven by applications requirements in computational fluid dynamics, image processing, sensor data management, real-time mission control and autonomous systems. It consists of university research, in-house NASA research, and NASA's Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) and Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE). The overall goal is to provide the technical foundation within NASA to exploit advancing computing technology in aerospace applications.

  10. Excellence in Research Program Page 1 Excellence in Research

    E-print Network

    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    Excellence in Research Program Page 1 Excellence in Research SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TO Affairs RE: Undergraduate Research Symposium, Excellence in Research Program 2012- 2013 (http in the Excellence in Research Program. Those students who successfully complete the program will be awarded

  11. Excellence in Research Program Page 1 Excellence in Research

    E-print Network

    Rose, Michael R.

    Excellence in Research Program Page 1 Excellence in Research SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TO Affairs RE: Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2013-2014 Excellence in Research Program (http in the Excellence in Research Program. Those students who successfully complete the program will be awarded

  12. Jointly Sponsored Research Program Energy Related Research

    SciTech Connect

    Western Research Institute

    2009-03-31

    Cooperative Agreement, DE-FC26-98FT40323, Jointly Sponsored Research (JSR) Program at Western Research Institute (WRI) began in 1998. Over the course of the Program, a total of seventy-seven tasks were proposed utilizing a total of $23,202,579 in USDOE funds. Against this funding, cosponsors committed $26,557,649 in private funds to produce a program valued at $49,760,228. The goal of the Jointly Sponsored Research Program was to develop or assist in the development of innovative technology solutions that will: (1) Increase the production of United States energy resources - coal, natural gas, oil, and renewable energy resources; (2) Enhance the competitiveness of United States energy technologies in international markets and assist in technology transfer; (3) Reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy supplies and strengthen both the United States and regional economies; and (4) Minimize environmental impacts of energy production and utilization. Under the JSR Program, energy-related tasks emphasized enhanced oil recovery, heavy oil upgrading and characterization, coal beneficiation and upgrading, coal combustion systems development including oxy-combustion, emissions monitoring and abatement, coal gasification technologies including gas clean-up and conditioning, hydrogen and liquid fuels production, coal-bed methane recovery, and the development of technologies for the utilization of renewable energy resources. Environmental-related activities emphasized cleaning contaminated soils and waters, processing of oily wastes, mitigating acid mine drainage, and demonstrating uses for solid waste from clean coal technologies, and other advanced coal-based systems. Technology enhancement activities included resource characterization studies, development of improved methods, monitors and sensors. In general the goals of the tasks proposed were to enhance competitiveness of U.S. technology, increase production of domestic resources, and reduce environmental impacts associated with energy production and utilization. This report summarizes the accomplishments of the JSR Program.

  13. The 10-Year Cost-Effectiveness of Lifestyle Intervention or Metformin for Diabetes Prevention

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and its Outcomes Study (DPPOS) demonstrated that either intensive lifestyle intervention or metformin could prevent type 2 diabetes in high-risk adults for at least 10 years after randomization. We report the 10-year within-trial cost-effectiveness of the interventions. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Data on resource utilization, cost, and quality of life were collected prospectively. Economic analyses were performed from health system and societal perspectives. RESULTS Over 10 years, the cumulative, undiscounted per capita direct medical costs of the interventions, as implemented during the DPP, were greater for lifestyle ($4,601) than metformin ($2,300) or placebo ($769). The cumulative direct medical costs of care outside the DPP/DPPOS were least for lifestyle ($24,563 lifestyle vs. $25,616 metformin vs. $27,468 placebo). The cumulative, combined total direct medical costs were greatest for lifestyle and least for metformin ($29,164 lifestyle vs. $27,915 metformin vs. $28,236 placebo). The cumulative quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) accrued over 10 years were greater for lifestyle (6.81) than metformin (6.69) or placebo (6.67). When costs and outcomes were discounted at 3%, lifestyle cost $10,037 per QALY, and metformin had slightly lower costs and nearly the same QALYs as placebo. CONCLUSIONS Over 10 years, from a payer perspective, lifestyle was cost-effective and metformin was marginally cost-saving compared with placebo. Investment in lifestyle and metformin interventions for diabetes prevention in high-risk adults provides good value for the money spent. PMID:22442395

  14. Laboratory instrumentation the last 10 years

    E-print Network

    Magee, Joseph W.

    Laboratory instrumentation the last 10 years Energy, Mining and Environment Pamela Whitfield · The goniometer ­ heart of the system · Kinematic-type mounts · PSDs · Multi-layer optics · Selected example · The Scintag XDS2000 has 1 safety circuit that can be defeated with a magnet! #12;The march of analogue

  15. Acute mastoiditis: A 10-year review

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Avi Khafif; Doron Halperin; Ilan Hochman; Reuven Gertler; Itzhak Poria; D. Shindel; Gabi Marshak

    1998-01-01

    Purpose: To study how antibiotic treatment and an early decision to aspirate subperiosteal abscesses can reduce hospitalization periods and costs in patients with acute mastoiditis.Patients and Methods: During a 10-year period, 134 patients were diagnosed with acute mastoiditis at the Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery (Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel). The diagnoses was based

  16. Acute mastoiditis: a 10 year retrospective study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. Tarantino; R D'Agostino; G. Taborelli; A. Melagrana; A. Porcu; M. Stura

    2002-01-01

    This retrospective study reviews our experience in the management of acute otomastoiditis over 10 years. During the study period we identified 40 cases in children aged 3 months–15 years with a peak incidence in the second year of life. Sixty per cent of them had a history of acute otitis media (AOM). All the children were already receiving oral antibiotic

  17. NASA Student Airborne Research Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schaller, E. L.; Shetter, R. E.

    2012-12-01

    The NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) is a unique summer internship program for advanced undergraduates and early graduate students majoring in the STEM disciplines. SARP participants acquire hands-on research experience in all aspects of an airborne research campaign, including flying onboard an major NASA resource used for studying Earth system processes. In summer 2012, thirty-two participants worked in four interdisciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants assisted in the operation of instruments onboard the NASA P-3B aircraft where they sampled and measured atmospheric gases and imaged land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students participated in taking measurements at field sites. Mission faculty and research mentors helped to guide participants through instrument operation, sample analysis, and data reduction. Over the eight-week program, each student developed an individual research project from the data collected and delivered a conference-style final presentation on his/her results. We will discuss the results and effectiveness of the program from the first four summers and discuss plans for the future.

  18. Ames Research Center cryogenics program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kittel, Peter

    1987-01-01

    Viewgraphs describe the Ames Research Center's cryogenics program. Diagrams are given of a fluid management system, a centrifugal pump, a flow meter, a liquid helium test facility, an extra-vehicular activity coupler concept, a dewar support with passive orbital disconnect, a pulse tube refrigerator, a dilution refrigerator, and an adiabatic demagnetization cooler.

  19. AQUATIC PLANT CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    ·u~/- AQUATIC PLANT CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAM TECHNICAL REPORT A-90-6 INTERACTIVE INFLUENCES and dioecious Hydrilla [Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle] were compared over a range of tem peratures (12 on the inorganic sediment than on the organic sediment. At higher temperatures, dioecious Hydrilla lengthened more

  20. AQUATIC PLANT CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    radiation. The culture solution in five pairs of tanks was gradually adjusted to salinities of 0, 2, 4, 6SM4f"f- AQUATIC PLANT CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAM TECHNICAL REPORT A-90-5 EFFECTS OF SALINITY NO. NO. NO. ACCESSION NO. 11. TITLE (Include Security CI.ssific.tion) Effects of Salinity

  1. HEALTH EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAM: AN OVERVIEW SUMMARY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The present Health Effects Research Laboratory (HERL) biotechnology program is an outgrowth of previously existing programs in microbial pesticide research and genetic toxicology research. In order to meet the recommendation issued during the Coolfont Conference, HERL presently m...

  2. Clean Coal Program Research Activities

    SciTech Connect

    Larry Baxter; Eric Eddings; Thomas Fletcher; Kerry Kelly; JoAnn Lighty; Ronald Pugmire; Adel Sarofim; Geoffrey Silcox; Phillip Smith; Jeremy Thornock; Jost Wendt; Kevin Whitty

    2009-03-31

    Although remarkable progress has been made in developing technologies for the clean and efficient utilization of coal, the biggest challenge in the utilization of coal is still the protection of the environment. Specifically, electric utilities face increasingly stringent restriction on the emissions of NO{sub x} and SO{sub x}, new mercury emission standards, and mounting pressure for the mitigation of CO{sub 2} emissions, an environmental challenge that is greater than any they have previously faced. The Utah Clean Coal Program addressed issues related to innovations for existing power plants including retrofit technologies for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) or green field plants with CCS. The Program focused on the following areas: simulation, mercury control, oxycoal combustion, gasification, sequestration, chemical looping combustion, materials investigations and student research experiences. The goal of this program was to begin to integrate the experimental and simulation activities and to partner with NETL researchers to integrate the Program's results with those at NETL, using simulation as the vehicle for integration and innovation. The investigators also committed to training students in coal utilization technology tuned to the environmental constraints that we face in the future; to this end the Program supported approximately 12 graduate students toward the completion of their graduate degree in addition to numerous undergraduate students. With the increased importance of coal for energy independence, training of graduate and undergraduate students in the development of new technologies is critical.

  3. Radon Research Program, FY 1992

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-04-01

    The United States Department of Energy, Office of Health and Environmental Research (DOE/OHER) is the principal federal agency conducting basic research related to indoor radon. The scientific information being sought in this program encompasses research designed to determine radon availability and transport outdoors, modeling transport into and within buildings, physics and chemistry of radon and radon progeny, dose response relationships, lung cancer risk, and mechanisms of radon carcinogenesis. There still remains a significant number of uncertainties in the currently available knowledge that is used to estimate lung cancer risk from exposure to environmental levels of radon and its progeny. The main goal of the DOE/OHER Radon Research Program is to develop information to reduce these uncertainties and thereby provide an improved health risk estimate of exposure to radon and its progeny and to identify and understand biological mechanisms of lung cancer development and required copollutants at low levels of exposure. Information useful in radon control strategies is also provided by the basic science undertaken in this program.

  4. CELSS research and development program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bubenheim, David

    1990-01-01

    Research in Controlled Ecological Life Support Systems (CELSS) conducted by NASA indicate that plant based systems are feasible candidates for human support in space. Ames has responsibility for research and development, systems integration and control, and space flight experiment portions of the CELSS program. Important areas for development of new methods and technologies are biomass production, waste processing, water purification, air revitalization, and food processing. For the plant system, the approach was to identify the flexibility and response time for the food, water, and oxygen production, and carbon dioxide consumption processes. Tremendous increases in productivity, compared with terrestrial agriculture, were realized. Waste processing research emphasizes recycle (transformation) of human wastes, trash, and inedible biomass to forms usable as inputs to the plant production system. Efforts to improve efficiency of the plant system, select new CELSS crops for a balanced diet, and initiate closed system research with the Crop Growth Research Chambers continue. The System Control and Integration program goal is to insure orchestrated system operation of the biological, physical, and chemical operation of the biological, physical, and chemical component processors of the CELSS. Space flight studies are planned to verify adequate operation of the system in reduced gravity or microgravity environments.

  5. University of Amsterdam Programming Research Group

    E-print Network

    Amsterdam, Universiteit van

    , Programming Research Group - University of Amsterdam, 2007. [PRG0706] J.A. Bergstra, Y. Hirschfeld, and J, Y. Hirschfeld, and J.V. Tucker, Meadows, Programming Research Group - University of Amsterdam, 2007

  6. University of Amsterdam Programming Research Group

    E-print Network

    Amsterdam, Universiteit van

    .A. Bergstra, Y. Hirschfeld, and J.V. Tucker, Skew Meadows, Programming Research Group - University of Amsterdam, 2007. [PRG0705] J.A. Bergstra, Y. Hirschfeld, and J.V. Tucker, Meadows, Programming Research

  7. Contact RRP | Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Content Search this site Radiation Research Program (RRP) Contact RRP Radiation Research Program (RRP) primary telephones & Fax: 240-276-5690 Main telephone number for Office of the Associate Director, Molecular Radiation Therapeutics Branch

  8. 7 CFR 625.9 - 10-year restoration cost-share agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Department of Agriculture (Continued) NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WATER RESOURCES HEALTHY FORESTS RESERVE PROGRAM § 625.9 10-year restoration cost-share agreements. (a) The restoration plan...

  9. ADVANCED GAS TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH PROGRAM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lawrence P. Golan

    2003-01-01

    The quarterly activities of the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research (AGTSR) program are described in this quarterly report. As this program administers research, we have included all program activity herein within the past quarter as dated. More specific research progress reports are provided weekly at the request of the AGTSR COR and are being sent to NETL As for the

  10. Plant Comparative Genetics after 10 Years

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    M.D. Gale (John Innes Centre; )

    1998-10-23

    The past 10 years have seen the discovery of unexpected levels of conservation of gene content and gene orders over millions of years of evolution within grasses, crucifers, legumes, some trees, andSolanaceae crops. Within the grasses, which include the three 500-million-ton-plus-per-year crops (wheat, maize, and rice), and the crucifers, which include all the Brassica crops, colinearity looks good enough to do most map-based cloning only in the small genome model species, rice and Arabidopsis. Elsewhere, knowledge gained in a few major crops is being pooled and applied across the board. The extrapolation of information from the well-studied species to orphan crops, which include many tropical species, is providing a solid base for their improvement. Genome rearrangements are giving new insights into evolution. In fact, comparative genetics is the key that will unlock the secrets of crop plants with genomes larger than that of humans.

  11. Penile injuries: A 10-year experience

    PubMed Central

    Krishna Reddy, S.V.; Shaik, Ahammad Basha; Sreenivas, K.

    2014-01-01

    We report our 10-year experience with penile injuries. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 156 cases of male external genitalia injuries between May 2002 and December 2012. Of these, only 26 patients presented without urethral injuries and were included in this study. Patients were divided into 4 groups: Group 1 (n = 12) with patients with penile fractures injuries; Group 2 (n = 5) with patients with penile amputation injuries; Group 3 (n = 2) with patients with penile penetrating injuries; and Group 4 (n = 7) with patients with penile soft tissue injuries. Grading of injury was done using the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST)-Organ injury scale of penile injury. Penile injuries without urethral injuries are urological emergencies which require immediate attention. PMID:25295134

  12. Human Research Program Exploration Medical Capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Barsten, Kristina

    2010-01-01

    NASA s Human Research Program (HRP) conducts and coordinates research projects that provide human health and performance countermeasures, knowledge, technologies, and tools to enable safe, reliable, and productive human space exploration. The Program is divided into 6 major elements, which a) Provide the Program s knowledge and capabilities to conduct research, addressing the human health and performance risks. b) Advance the readiness levels of technology and countermeasures to the point of transfer to the customer programs and organizations. The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is a partner with the HRP in developing a successful research program. 3

  13. Excellence in Research Program Page 1 Excellence in Research

    E-print Network

    Rose, Michael R.

    Excellence in Research Program Page 1 Excellence in Research SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TO Affairs RE: Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological Sciences, 2012-2013, Excellence in Research Program (http://www.bio.uci.edu/Excellence/) The School of Biological Sciences believes that successful

  14. Defense Health Program Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program

    E-print Network

    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    Defense Health Program Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2013 The Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Defense Appropriations Act provides $20 million (M) to the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) to support innovative, high- impact ovarian

  15. Defense Health Program Department of Defense Autism Research Program

    E-print Network

    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    Defense Health Program Department of Defense Autism Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2013 The Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Defense Appropriations Act provides $6 million to the Department of Defense Autism Research Program (ARP). The vision of the ARP is to improve the lives

  16. Defense Health Program Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

    E-print Network

    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    Defense Health Program Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2013 The Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Defense Appropriations Act provides $120 million (M) to the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) to support innovative, high-impact breast cancer

  17. Defense Health Program DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    Defense Health Program DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH PROGRAM FISCAL YEAR 2013) to the Department of Defense Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP). The Department of Defense Multiple to critical discoveries in understanding the causes and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and

  18. Draft 1992 : Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-Year Plan.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-05-01

    Two years ago, BPA released its first-ever Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement (OM&R) 10-Year Plan. That effort broke new ground and was an extensive look at the condition of Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement on BPA`s power system. This document -- the 1992 OM&R 10-Year Plan -- uses that original plan as its foundation. It takes a look at how well BPA has accomplished the challenging task set out in the 1990 Plan. The 1992 Plan also introduces the Construction Program. Construction`s critical role in these programs is explored, and the pressures of construction workload -- such as the seasonal nature of the work and the broad swings in workload between projects and years -- are discussed. The document then looks at how situations may have changed with issues explored initially in the 1990 Plan. Importantly, this Plan also surfaces and explains some new issues that threaten to impact BPA`s ability to accomplish its OM&R workload. Finally, the document focuses on the revised strategies for Operations, Maintenance, Replacement, Construction, and Environment for the 1992 to 2001 time period, including the financial and human resources needed to accomplish those strategies.

  19. Draft 1992 : Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-Year Plan.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-05-01

    Two years ago, BPA released its first-ever Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement (OM R) 10-Year Plan. That effort broke new ground and was an extensive look at the condition of Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement on BPA's power system. This document -- the 1992 OM R 10-Year Plan -- uses that original plan as its foundation. It takes a look at how well BPA has accomplished the challenging task set out in the 1990 Plan. The 1992 Plan also introduces the Construction Program. Construction's critical role in these programs is explored, and the pressures of construction workload -- such as the seasonal nature of the work and the broad swings in workload between projects and years -- are discussed. The document then looks at how situations may have changed with issues explored initially in the 1990 Plan. Importantly, this Plan also surfaces and explains some new issues that threaten to impact BPA's ability to accomplish its OM R workload. Finally, the document focuses on the revised strategies for Operations, Maintenance, Replacement, Construction, and Environment for the 1992 to 2001 time period, including the financial and human resources needed to accomplish those strategies.

  20. ADVANCED GAS TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH PROGRAM

    SciTech Connect

    Lawrence P. Golan

    2002-07-01

    The quarterly activities of the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research (AGTSR) program are described in this quarterly report. As this program administers research, we have included all program activity herein within the past quarter as dated. More specific research progress reports are provided weekly at the request of the AGTSR COR and are being sent to NETL As for the administration of this program, items worthy of note are presented in extended bullet format following the appropriate heading.

  1. ADVANCED GAS TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH PROGRAM

    SciTech Connect

    Lawrence P. Golan

    2001-07-01

    The quarterly activities of the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research (AGTSR) program are described in this quarterly report. As this program administers research, we have included all program activity herein within the past quarter as dated. More specific research progress reports are provided weekly at the request of the AGTSR COR and are being sent to NETL. As for the administration of this program, items worthy of note are presented in extended bullet format following the appropriate heading.

  2. ADVANCED GAS TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH PROGRAM

    SciTech Connect

    Lawrence P. Golan

    2001-01-01

    The activities of the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research (AGTSR) program for this reporting period are described in this quarterly report. As this program administers research, we have included all program activity herein within the past quarter dated. More specific research progress reports are provided weekly at the request of the AGTSR COR and are being sent to NETL. As for the administration of this program, items worthy of note are presented in extended bullet format following the appropriate heading.

  3. Global Change Research Program releases new strategic plan

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    2012-05-01

    Global Change Research Program releases new strategic plan A new 10-year strategic plan released by the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on 27 April calls for the federal interagency program to focus on four key goals during 2012-2021 to coordinate federal research efforts related to global change. The goals include advancing scientific knowledge of the integrated natural and human components of the Earth system; providing the scientific basis to inform and enable timely decisions on adaptation and mitigation; building sustained assessment capacity that improves the nation's ability to understand, anticipate, and respond to global change impacts and vulnerabilities; and advancing communications and education to broaden understanding of global change and develop the scientific workforce of the future. The goals and related objectives “recognize that to respond effectively to global change will require a deep understanding of the integrated Earth system—an understanding that incorporates physical, chemical, biological and behavioral information,” the plan states. “It is no longer enough to study the isolated physical, chemical, and biological factors affecting global change,” said USGCRP executive director Tom Armstrong.

  4. Citations to Australian Astronomy: 5- and 10-Year Benchmarks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kenyon, Katherine H.; Paramasivam, Arjun; Tu, Jiachin; Zhang, Albert; Graham, Alister W.

    2012-03-01

    Expanding upon Pimbblet's 2011 analysis of career h-indices for members of the Astronomical Society of Australia, we provide additional citation metrics which are geared to quantifying the current performance of all professional astronomers in Australia. We have trawled the staff web-pages of Australian Universities, Observatories and Research Organisations hosting professional astronomers, and identified 384 PhD-qualified, research-active, astronomers in the nation. 132 of these are not members of the Astronomical Society of Australia. Using the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, we provide the three following common metrics based on publications in the first decade of the 21st century (2001-2010): h-index, author-normalised citation count and lead-author citation count. We additionally present a somewhat more inclusive analysis, applicable for many early-career researchers, that is based on publications from 2006-2010. Histograms and percentiles, plus top-performer lists, are presented for each category. Finally, building on Hirsch's empirical equation, we find that the (10-year) h-index and (10-year) total citation count T can be approximated by the relation AS12011_IE1.gif for h>~5.

  5. The Dairy Industrial Fellowship Research Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. M. Trout; William White; M. J. Mack; P. A. Downs; E. L. Fouts

    1939-01-01

    This article is a report of the Dairy Industrial Fellowship Research Program, sponsored jointly by the Dairy Industries Supply Association and the American Dairy Science Association. This report 1, offers a permanent record of the program and 2, gives to the dairy industry an account of the research undertaken and completed under the scholarship grants. The program was formulated in

  6. Initiatives & Programs | Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Content Search this site Programs & Resources Last Updated: 05/30/13 HUMAN RESOURCES FOR TREATING NEW CANCER CASES IN ISRAEL Cancer All cancers excl. non-melanoma skin cancer Urological Breast Colorectal Hematological Malignancies Lung Head &

  7. Psychiatric Aspects of Child and Adolescent Obesity: A Review of the Past 10 Years

    Microsoft Academic Search

    ALAN J. ZAMETKIN; CHRISTINE K. ZOON; HANNAH W. KLEIN; SUZANNE MUNSON

    2004-01-01

    ObjectiveTo review the past 10 years of published research on psychiatric aspects of child and adolescent obesity and highlight information mental health professionals need for preventing obesity in youths and diagnosing and treating it.

  8. Punching Glass: A 10-Year Consecutive Series

    PubMed Central

    Schaefer, Nathan; Cappello, Julie; O’Donohue, Peter; Phillips, Alfred; Daniele, Luca

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Punching glass can cause severe and debilitating injuries. The literature is scant in regards to the injury patterns, optimal management, and preventative strategies. We have reviewed our experience of these injuries at a regional Australian hospital. Methods: A retrospective chart review of all patients who had punched glass and presented to Cairns Base Hospital between January 2003 and December 2012. Data collected included age, gender, marital status, employment status, alcohol consumption, side of injury, intent, time of presentation, damaged structures, treatment required, operative time, total hospital stay, and required follow-up. Results: 137 eligible patients were identified during the 10-year study period. Mean age was 26.3 years. Most were men (n = 113), single (n = 122), unemployed (n = 95), and intoxicated (n = 91). Most of these injuries presented outside of normal working hours (P < 0.001). Ninety-one patients had superficial skin lacerations only and did not require operative intervention. The remaining 46 patients had a total of 46 tendon, 18 muscle, 12 nerve, 8 vessel and 5 bone injuries, and all required operative intervention. Tendon, nerve and vessel injuries were strongly associated with each other (P < 0.05). Conclusions: This represents the largest case series of glass punching injuries in the English literature. Punching glass can cause significant morbidity in a young age group and is therefore a major public health concern. Thorough physical examination, appropriate imaging and operative repair can improve outcomes. Preventative measures such as stricter legislation and safety glass will reduce the burden of these injures on the individual and healthcare system in Australia. PMID:26180737

  9. EPA (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY) RESEARCH PROGRAM GUIDE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Annual extramural research program guide for the Office of Research and Development. This report provides information on work being done in each part of ORD, research which EPA is planning for FY 1984, and how much the authors intend to spend on each program area. Some of the are...

  10. Overview of NASA's space radiation research program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schimmerling, Walter

    2003-01-01

    NASA is developing the knowledge required to accurately predict and to efficiently manage radiation risk in space. The strategy employed has three research components: (1) ground-based simulation of space radiation components to develop a science-based understanding of radiation risk; (2) space-based measurements of the radiation environment on planetary surfaces and interplanetary space, as well as use of space platforms to validate predictions; and, (3) implementation of countermeasures to mitigate risk. NASA intends to significantly expand its support of ground-based radiation research in line with completion of the Booster Applications Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory, expected in summer of 2003. A joint research solicitation with the Department of Energy is under way and other interagency collaborations are being considered. In addition, a Space Radiation Initiative has been submitted by the Administration to Congress that would provide answers to most questions related to the International Space Station within the next 10 years.

  11. Research-tested Intervention Programs: Home

    Cancer.gov

    RTIPs is a searchable database of cancer control interventions and program materials and is designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy and immediate access to research-tested materials.

  12. Global Biology Research Program: Program plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1983-01-01

    Biological processes which play a dominant role in these cycles which transform and transfer much of this material throughout the biosphere are examined. A greater understanding of planetary biological processes as revealed by the interaction of the biota and the environment. The rationale, scope, research strategy, and research priorities of the global biology is presented.

  13. 10-year license renewal of Kuosheing Nuclear Power Plant

    SciTech Connect

    Shen, L.; Yao, D.; Hsia, D.-Yu. (Atomic Energy Council, Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China))

    1992-01-01

    As Taiwan is highly populated, stringent regulation on nuclear safety is necessary for nuclear utilization. Since the beginning of our nuclear program, the Atomic Council set the 10-year license renewal required for all the nuclear power plants in the R.O.C. The main purpose of the requirement is to evaluate intergally the safety features together with the operational performance of the nuclear power plant after a period of 10 years' operation. The Kuosheng plant is the second nuclear plant of Taiwan and has been put into commercial operation since Sep. 27, 1981. There are two units in this plant and are both BWR 6 designed reactor with Mark III containment, each unit has rated thermal power of 2894 MW. During the license renewal, both the operation history and maintenance record of Kuosheng NPP are carefully reviewed. In addition, analyses of major plant safety features and trend of plant performance are conducted. In order to ensure plant safety and to promote operational performance, several mandatory betterments are raised and which is described in the conclusions.

  14. Air Research Program: Near Roadway Research Track

    EPA Science Inventory

    The near roadway research track uses animal and human studies to better understand the associations between roadway proximity and adverse cardiopulmonary and neurological effects. This research will yield animal and human toxicity data in parallel with exposure assessment efforts...

  15. NASA/OAI Research Associates program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Keith, Theo G., Jr.

    1994-01-01

    The intent of this activity was the development of a cooperative program between the Ohio Aerospace Institute and the NASA Lewis Research Center with the objective of better preparing recent university graduates for careers in government aerospace research laboratories. The selected individuals were given the title of research associate. To accomplish the aims of this effort: (1) the research associates were introduced to the NASA Lewis Research Center and its mission/programs, (2) the research associates directly participated in NASA research and development programs, and (3) the research associates were given continuing educational opportunities in specialized areas. A number of individuals participated in this project during the discourse of this cooperative agreement. Attached are the research summaries of eight of the research associates. These reports give a very good picture of the research activities that were conducted by the associates.

  16. DISCO 10-year retrospective survey results

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Edward J. Green; William M. Sackett

    1988-01-01

    One hundred-eighty-eight new and prospective Ph.D.s have participated in a unique series of meetings designed to integrate young scientists into the research community and to foster interdisciplinary and interinstitutional research. These meetings, the Dissertations Symposia in Chemical Oceanography (DISCO), are sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, and the Sea Grant Office of the National Oceanic

  17. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Program Focus

    E-print Network

    Gleeson, Joseph G.

    UCSD MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Program Focus Designed://www.nsf.gov/statistics for further information SURF Program students are interested in seeking future training in a combined M San Diego Please visit our website for more details and an application: http://mstp.ucsd.edu/surf

  18. High School Bridge Program: A Multidisciplinary STEM Research Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zhe, Jiang; Doverspike, Dennis; Zhao, Julie; Lam, Paul; Menzemer, Craig

    2010-01-01

    A Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) summer Bridge Program was developed for high school students. The program was designed to encourage students to consider choosing an engineering major in college and to explore STEM as a future career. This was accomplished through a 10-week program involving multidisciplinary research activities.…

  19. NASA's new university engineering space research programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sadin, Stanley R.

    1988-01-01

    The objective of a newly emerging element of NASA's university engineering programs is to provide a more autonomous element that will enhance and broaden the capabilities in academia, enabling them to participate more effectively in the U.S. civil space program. The programs utilize technical monitors at NASA centers to foster collaborative arrangements, exchange of personnel, and the sharing of facilities between NASA and the universities. The elements include: the university advanced space design program, which funds advanced systems study courses at the senior and graduate levels; the university space engineering research program that supports cross-disciplinary research centers; the outreach flight experiments program that offers engineering research opportunities to universities; and the planned university investigator's research program to provide grants to individuals with outstanding credentials.

  20. CENTER FOR TURBUENCE RESEARCH BIENNIAL SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    Prinz, Friedrich B.

    CENTER FOR TURBUENCE RESEARCH BIENNIAL SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM GROUP PARTICIPATS PROJECT TITLE HOST for the post-flight analysis of the transition payload for the EXPERT mission Marxen Cheung, Sai Hung

  1. Queens College 10 Year Sustainability Plan

    E-print Network

    Johnson Jr.,, Ray

    , recycling program. We are moving toward a "paperless" campus and the one hundred per cent use of "green are to be environmentally sound, using recycled materials where possible and ensuring maximum energy-efficiency in campus" products. We will promote water conservation initiatives. We will encourage local sourcing and other

  2. ADVANCING A HEALTHIER WISCONSIN ENDOWMENT: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM Pancreatic Cancer Research Program

    E-print Network

    ADVANCING A HEALTHIER WISCONSIN ENDOWMENT: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM Pancreatic Cancer, and tumor- cell monitoring. Because early detection is especially challenging in pancreatic cancer. Goal To establish an integrated clinical and translational pancreatic cancer research program

  3. Overview of API's Production Research Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles Volek

    1983-01-01

    The Operating Committee formed the Production Research Advisory Committee (PRAC) in 1978. This committee handles a broad range of applied research proposals originating in other Production Department committees or received on an unsolicited basis. PRAC evaluates all research proposals, ranks them, and recommends an annual research program to the Production General Committee and Production Operating Committee. Project Technical Advisory Committees

  4. EPA's Southwest Ecosystem Services Research Program

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA's Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD) is studying ecosystem services and the benefits to human well-being provided by ecological services. As part of this research effort, the Southwest Ecosystem Services Research Progra...

  5. Undergraduate Research Program Assessment Case Study

    E-print Network

    Taber, Douglass

    : What could we learn from these studies that would benefit our own future student and faculty program assistant Program Facility: Student reading & computing room/presentation practice space Conference roomUndergraduate Research Program 1 Assessment Case Study: University of Delaware's Undergraduate

  6. A Research Program in Flight Sciences

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Whitesides, John L.; Waggoner, Edgar G. (Technical Monitor)

    2005-01-01

    Since its inception in January 2003, thc program has provided support for 1 faculty and a total of 7 Graduate Research Scholar Assistants, of these all 7 have completed their MS degree program. The program has generated 5 MS thesis and 2 MS project reports. Attachment: Appendix A, B, C, and D.

  7. Evaluating the BK 21 Program. Research Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Seong, Somi; Popper, Steven W.; Goldman, Charles A.; Evans, David K.; Grammich, Clifford A.

    2008-01-01

    The Brain Korea 21 program (BK21), an effort to improve Korean universities and research, has attracted a great deal of attention in Korea, producing the need to understand how well the program is meeting its goals. RAND developed a logic model for identifying program goals and dynamics, suggested quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods,…

  8. Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund faculty to maintain and improve their area studies and foreign language skills by conducting research in other countries for periods of three to 12 months. This program holds an annual competition. Institutions of higher education in the United…

  9. ANNUAL CATALYST RESEARCH PROGRAM REPORT (3RD)

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report constitutes the Third Annual Report of the ORD Catalyst Research Program required by the Administrator as noted in his testimony before the Senate Public Works Committee on November 6, 1973. It includes all research aspects of this broad multi-disciplinary program inc...

  10. Review of defense display research programs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert W. Tulis; Darrel G. Hopper; David C. Morton; Ranganathan Shashidhar

    2001-01-01

    Display research has comprised a substantial portion of the defense investment in new technology for national security for the past 13 years. These investments have been made by the separate service departments and, especially, via several Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) programs, known collectively as the High Definition Systems (HDS) Program (which ended in 2001) and via the Office of

  11. Attitudes Toward Nontraditional Academic Programs: Attitude Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flanagan, Dan

    Little research has been done on attitudes toward and levels of support for nontraditional academic programs in higher education. A research project was conducted involving students, faculty, professional staff, and administrators at three institutions of varying size, location, and academic program: The University of Massachusetts at Amherst;…

  12. 10 week summer research program at

    E-print Network

    Accepting Faculty- Student TEAMS 10 week summer research program at Furman University send own research or collaborate with Furman Faculty Summer 2012 Invitation for Faculty & Students This Program will support the following: student stipend: $4000 student housing support: $1000 faculty stipend

  13. University of Amsterdam Programming Research Group

    E-print Network

    Amsterdam, Universiteit van

    University of Amsterdam Programming Research Group Restructuring of COBOL/CICS Legacy Systems Alex of Computer Science Programming Research Group Restructuring of COBOL/CICS Legacy Systems Alex Sellink Harry, 1998 #12; Restructuring of COBOL/CICS Legacy Systems Alex Sellink \\Lambda , Harry Sneed \\Lambda

  14. The NASA hypersonic research engine program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rubert, Kennedy F.; Lopez, Henry J.

    1992-01-01

    An overview is provided of the NASA Hypersonic Research Engine Program. The engine concept is described which was evolved, and the accomplishments of the program are summarized. The program was undertaken as an in-depth program of hypersonic airbreathing propulsion research to provide essential inputs to future prototype engine development and decision making. An airbreathing liquid hydrogen fueled research oriented scramjet was to be developed to certain performance goals. The work was many faceted, required aerodynamic design evaluation, structures development, and development of flight systems such as the fuel and control system, but the main objective was the study of the internal aerothermodynamics of the propulsion system.

  15. APPENDIX C. PLANETARY SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM C.1 PLANETARY SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    E-print Network

    Rathbun, Julie A.

    C.1-1 APPENDIX C. PLANETARY SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM C.1 PLANETARY SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM OVERVIEW 1. Introduction The Planetary Science Research Program supports investigations of all classes Planetary Science Division space flight missions must use publicly available data released through

  16. University of Tennessee: Hydrogeology Research Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The hydrogeology research program at the University of Tennessee developed this website to promote its investigation related primarily to groundwater flow and contaminant transport. After reading an overview of the program and its facilities, visitors can discover the endeavors and successes of the numerous researchers. Users can find information and publications discussing the three featured research projects: Chattanooga Creek, Pathogen Transport, and Saprolite Pore Structure; as well as materials on other recent projects. Students can discover the program's three excellent field teaching sites and research opportunities.

  17. Honors Research Program March, 2010

    E-print Network

    Neimark, Alexander V.

    , Problems in Medicinal Chemistry, Problems in Pharmacology, Problems in Pharmaceutics, or Problems-reviewed journal · Strengthening student's curriculum vitae · Special recognition at commencement The program

  18. Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Heyward, Ann; Gott, Susan (Technical Monitor)

    2004-01-01

    The Lewis Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP) is a collaborative undertaking by the Office of Educational Programs at NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field (formerly NASA Lewis Research Center) and the Ohio Aerospace Institute. This program provides 10-week internships in addition to summer and winter extensions if funding is available and/or is requested by mentor (no less than 1 week no more than 4 weeks) for undergraduate/graduate students and secondary school teachers. Students who meet the travel reimbursement criteria receive up to $500 for travel expenses. Approximately 178 interns are selected to participate in this program each year and begin arriving the fourth week in May. The internships provide students with introductory professional experiences to complement their academic programs. The interns are given assignments on research and development projects under the personal guidance of NASA professional staff members. Each intern is assigned a NASA mentor who facilitates a research assignment. In addition to the research assignment, the summer program includes a strong educational component that enhances the professional stature of the participants. The educational activities include a research symposium and a variety of workshops, and lectures. An important aspect of the program is that it includes students with diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. The purpose of this report is to document the program accomplishments for 2004.

  19. ACUTE NON-ORGANIC PSYCHOSIS-OUTCOME AFTER 10 YEARS

    PubMed Central

    Gupta, L.N.; Bhardwaj, Pramod

    2000-01-01

    62 out of 68 acute psychosis patients who were initially recruited from the Bikaner Centre in 1982 for the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study on "phenomenology and natural history of acute psychosis" were assessed after completion of 10 years in 1992-93 on SCAAPS and PSE with the objective of studying the long term course and outcome of acute psychosis. The results show that 35 (56.45%) patients of acute brief episode of psychosis never had any psychotic illness during the course of follow-up. Remission was significantly better in the young, the unmarried, in those who belonged to the Hindu religion and in those who developed the full blown psychosis abruptly within 48 hours. Other sociodemographic, personal history variables, and symptomatology could not distinguish this remitted group from the rest of the patients. PMID:21407971

  20. Experience gained during 10 years transmutation experiments in Dubna

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zamani, M.; Fragopoulou, M.; Manolopoulou, M.; Stoulos, S.; Brandt, R.; Westmeier, W.; Krivopustov, M.; Sosnin, A.; Golovatyuk, S.

    2006-05-01

    Transmutation, the procedure of transforming long-lived radioactive isotopes into stable or short-lived, was proposed for reducing the amount of radioactive waste resulting from technological applications of nuclear fission. The Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) provide the possibility to generate intense neutron spectrum yielding in an effective transmutation of unwanted isotopes. Such experiments are being carried out for the last 10 years in Synchrophasotron / Nuclotron accelerators at the Veksler-Baldin Laboratory of High Energies of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. Thick Pb and Pb-U targets, surrounded by moderators, have been irradiated by protons in the energy range of 0.5-7.4 GeV. Neutron fluence measurements have been performed by different techniques of passive detectors (neutron activation detectors, solid state nuclear track detectors). Transmutation of 129I, 237Np, 239Pu was studied. The results of these experiments are presented and discussed.

  1. Air Research Program: Key Pathways research track

    EPA Science Inventory

    The pathways research track applies animal, cellular, and human studies to discern whether there is a common molecular mechanism (e.g. production of oxidative stress, phosphatase inhibition, disruption of iron homeostasis) through which air pollutants induce toxicity of air pollu...

  2. "Green" School Programs. Research Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnston, J. Howard

    2009-01-01

    What are "Green School" programs and how do they benefit students, teachers and the community? Green School programs seek to weave concepts of sustainability and environmental awareness into the social and academic culture of the school community. Green schools are high performance facilities that have been designed, built, renovated operated or…

  3. A Research Program in Composition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flood, Jeanne A.

    The Department of English at Wayne State University is planning to introduce a doctoral program directed to the processes involved in the composition of expository prose. Students admitted to the program will be trained primarily in linguistics and cognitive psychology, though they will also work in communication theory and rhetorical analysis.…

  4. DCTD — Translational Research Program (TRP)

    Cancer.gov

    The TRP, together with the NCI Office of Communications and Education, has created the NCI Translational Research Interactive Network or NTRIN (pronounced “Enter In”), a social media site that allows researchers and administrators interested in cancer translational research to find one another online.

  5. Alberta Alzheimer Research Program III Description

    E-print Network

    Michelson, David G.

    Alberta Alzheimer Research Program III Description The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories (ASANT) and the Alberta Prion Research Institute (Prion Institute) present the Alberta Alzheimer for research directly related to Alzheimer's disease in areas related to understanding the fundamental

  6. Applied Research Program Newsletter for June 2014

    Cancer.gov

    The Applied Research Program (ARP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences is pleased to present this issue of Spotlight on Applied Research. This newsletter is intended to inform ARP's many partner organizations and individuals about developments in ARP's initiatives and tools. It also profiles staff who recently joined ARP and highlights two employment opportunities with ARP's Outcomes Research Branch.

  7. RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Research Apprenticeship Program began in 1990 as a collaborative effort between EPA's Office of Research and Development in Research Triangle Park, NC and Shaw University in Raleigh, NC to address the under representation of minorities in the fields of science and engineering...

  8. ADVANCED GAS TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH PROGRAM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lawrence P. Golan

    2003-01-01

    The activities of the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research (AGTSR) program for the reporting period October 1, 2002 to December 31, 2002 are described in this quarterly report. No new membership, workshops, research projects, internships, faculty fellowships or special studies were initiated during this reporting period. Contract completion is set for June 30, 2003. During the report period, six research

  9. DCTD — Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    Of the many successful programs within the RRP grant and contract portfolio, several scientific advances are presented below, representing significant advances in treatment development, molecular radiation therapy, quality assurance for high-technology radiation therapy, and international networking.

  10. Patient Navigation Research Program (PNRP)

    Cancer.gov

    PNRP grantees conducted formal qualitative and quantitative program evaluations to measure efficacy and cost-effectiveness of interventions and made recommendations for improving access to health care among health disparity populations.

  11. Arnold Schwarzenegger LIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    ; James Ibbetson, Cree Lighting; Ted Ferreira, City Design Group; Bill Daiber, WFD Associates. Program California Edison; Bill Daiber, WFD Associates; James Bryan, Arden Realty; Neall Digert, Solatube; Jim Benya

  12. Maryland controlled fusion research program

    SciTech Connect

    Antonsen, T.M. Jr.; Drake, J.F.; Finn, J.M.; Guzdar, P.; Hassam, A.; Liu, C.S.; Ott, E.; Kleva, R.; Waelbroeck, F.

    1991-01-01

    In recent years, members of the Maryland Plasma Theory Group have made significant contributions to the national fusion theory program, and, in many cases, these theoretical developments helped to interpret experimental results and to design new experimental programs. In this paper, we summarize the technical progress in three major area: (1) L/H transition in tokamaks; (2) anomalous transport in tokamaks; (3) sawteeth and (4) magnetic reconnection in compact tori and RFP's.

  13. Gas Research Institute wetland research program

    SciTech Connect

    Wilkey, P.L.; Zimmerman, R.E. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Isaacson, H.R. (Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States))

    1992-01-01

    As part of three ongoing research projects, the Gas Research Institute (GRI) is studying the natural gas industry's impacts on wetlands and how to manage operations so that impacts can be minimized or eliminated. The objective of the first project is to gain a better understanding of the causes and processes of wetland loss in the Louisiana deltaic plain and what role gas pipeline canals play in wetland loss. On the basis of information gathered from the first projects, management and mitigation implications for pipeline construction and maintenance will be evaluated. The objective of the second project is to assess the floral and faunal communities on existing rights-of-way (ROWs) that pass through numerous types of wetlands across the United States. The emphasis of the project is on pipelines that were installed within the past five years. The objective of the third project is to evaluate the administrative, jurisdictional, technical, and economic issues of wetland mitigation banking. This paper discusses these projects, their backgrounds, some of the results to date, and the deliverables.

  14. Gas Research Institute wetland research program

    SciTech Connect

    Wilkey, P.L.; Zimmerman, R.E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Isaacson, H.R. [Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States)

    1992-12-01

    As part of three ongoing research projects, the Gas Research Institute (GRI) is studying the natural gas industry`s impacts on wetlands and how to manage operations so that impacts can be minimized or eliminated. The objective of the first project is to gain a better understanding of the causes and processes of wetland loss in the Louisiana deltaic plain and what role gas pipeline canals play in wetland loss. On the basis of information gathered from the first projects, management and mitigation implications for pipeline construction and maintenance will be evaluated. The objective of the second project is to assess the floral and faunal communities on existing rights-of-way (ROWs) that pass through numerous types of wetlands across the United States. The emphasis of the project is on pipelines that were installed within the past five years. The objective of the third project is to evaluate the administrative, jurisdictional, technical, and economic issues of wetland mitigation banking. This paper discusses these projects, their backgrounds, some of the results to date, and the deliverables.

  15. NSF program gives research experience to undergrads

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Swift, Daniel W.

    Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a new National Science Foundation (NSF) program designed to attract talented undergraduates into research careers in science, engineering, and mathematics. The program is intended to provide active research experience to students while they are still in their undergraduate years. There are two categories of support under this program: REU Sites and REU Supplements. The supplement, as the name implies, is to supplement existing NSF grants to permit an investigator to hire an undergraduate assistant. Here, I will report o n the REU site award made to the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska for summer 1987.

  16. Environmental research program. 1992 annual report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-07-01

    The objective of the Environmental Research Program is to contribute to the understanding of the formation, mitigation, transport, transformation, and ecological effects of energy-related pollutants on the environment. The program is multidisciplinary and includes fundamental and applied research in chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and ecology. The program undertakes research and development in efficient and environmentally benign combustion, pollution abatement and destruction, and novel methods of detection and analysis of criteria and non-criteria pollutants. This diverse group investigates combustion, atmospheric processes, flue-gas chemistry, and ecological systems.

  17. The Clementine mission —A 10-year perspective

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sorensen, Trevor C.; Spudis, Paul D.

    2005-12-01

    Clementine was a technology demonstration mission jointly sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA that was launched on January 25th, 1994. Its principal objective was to use the Moon, a near-Earth asteroid, and the spacecraft’s Interstage Adapter as targets to demonstrate lightweight sensor performance and several innovative spacecraft systems and technologies. The design, development, and operation of the Clementine spacecraft and ground system was performed by the Naval Research Laboratory. For over two months Clementine mapped the Moon, producing the first multispectral global digital map of the Moon, the first global topographic map, and contributing several other important scientific discoveries, including the possibility of ice at the lunar South Pole. New experiments or schedule modifications were made with minimal constraints, maximizing science return, thus creating a new paradigm for mission operations. Clementine was the first mission known to conduct an in-flight autonomous operations experiment. After leaving the Moon, Clementine suffered an onboard failure that caused cancellation of the asteroid rendezvous. Despite this setback, NASA and the DOD applied the lessons learned from the Clementine mission to later missions. Clementine set the standard against which new small spacecraft missions are commonly measured. More than any other mission, Clementine has the most influence (scientifically, technically, and operationally) on the lunar missions being planned for the next decade.

  18. Human Research Program Integrated Research Plan. Revision A January 2009

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2009-01-01

    The Integrated Research Plan (IRP) describes the portfolio of Human Research Program (HRP) research and technology tasks. The IRP is the HRP strategic and tactical plan for research necessary to meet HRP requirements. The need to produce an IRP is established in HRP-47052, Human Research Program - Program Plan, and is under configuration management control of the Human Research Program Control Board (HRPCB). Crew health and performance is critical to successful human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. The Human Research Program (HRP) is essential to enabling extended periods of space exploration because it provides knowledge and tools to mitigate risks to human health and performance. Risks include physiological and behavioral effects from radiation and hypogravity environments, as well as unique challenges in medical support, human factors, and behavioral or psychological factors. The Human Research Program (HRP) delivers human health and performance countermeasures, knowledge, technologies and tools to enable safe, reliable, and productive human space exploration. Without HRP results, NASA will face unknown and unacceptable risks for mission success and post-mission crew health. This Integrated Research Plan (IRP) describes HRP s approach and research activities that are intended to address the needs of human space exploration and serve HRP customers and how they are integrated to provide a risk mitigation tool. The scope of the IRP is limited to the activities that can be conducted with the resources available to the HRP; it does not contain activities that would be performed if additional resources were available. The timescale of human space exploration is envisioned to take many decades. The IRP illustrates the program s research plan through the timescale of early lunar missions of extended duration.

  19. Program of Research in Structures and Dynamics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    The Structures and Dynamics Program was first initiated in 1972 with the following two major objectives: to provide a basic understanding and working knowledge of some key areas pertinent to structures, solid mechanics, and dynamics technology including computer aided design; and to provide a comprehensive educational and research program at the NASA Langley Research Center leading to advanced degrees in the structures and dynamics areas. During the operation of the program the research work was done in support of the activities of both the Structures and Dynamics Division and the Loads and Aeroelasticity Division. During the period of 1972 to 1986 the Program provided support for two full-time faculty members, one part-time faculty member, three postdoctoral fellows, one research engineer, eight programmers, and 28 graduate research assistants. The faculty and staff of the program have published 144 papers and reports, and made 70 presentations at national and international meetings, describing their research findings. In addition, they organized and helped in the organization of 10 workshops and national symposia in the structures and dynamics areas. The graduate research assistants and the students enrolled in the program have written 20 masters theses and 2 doctoral dissertations. The overall progress is summarized.

  20. Small business innovation research program solicitation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration invites eligible small business concerns to submit Phase 1 proposals for its 1994 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, which is described in this twelfth annual NASA SBIR Program Solicitation. The 1994 solicitation period for Phase 1 proposals begins April 4, 1994 and ends June 15, 1994. Eligible firms with research or research and development capabilities (R/R&D) in any of the listed topic and subtopic areas are encouraged to participate. Through SBIR, NASA seeks innovative concepts addressing the program needs described in the SBIR solicitation subtopics and offering commercial application potential. This document contains program background information, outlines eligibility requirements for SBIR participants, describes the three SBIR program phases, and provides the information qualified offerors need to prepare and submit responsive proposals.

  1. Decontamination Systems Information and Research Program

    SciTech Connect

    Berg, M.; Sack, W.A.; Gabr, M. [and others

    1994-12-31

    The Decontamination Systems Information and Research Program at West Virginia University consists of research and development associated with hazardous waste remediation problems at the Department of Energy complex and elsewhere. This program seeks to facilitate expedited development and implementation of solutions to the nation`s hazardous waste clean-up efforts. By a unique combination of university research and private technology development efforts, new paths toward implementing technology and speeding clean-ups are achievable. Mechanisms include aggressive industrial tie-ins to academic development programs, expedited support of small business technology development efforts, enhanced linkages to existing DOE programs, and facilitated access to hazardous waste sites. The program topically falls into an information component, which includes knowledge acquisition, technology evaluation and outreach activities and an R and D component, which develops and implements new and improved technologies. Projects began in February 1993 due to initiation of a Cooperative Agreement between West Virginia University and the Department of Energy.

  2. SUPRI heavy oil research program

    SciTech Connect

    Brigham, W.E.; Ramey, H.J.; Castanier, L.M.

    1993-01-01

    This report summarizes the progress of the research performed by the Stanford University Petroleum Research Institute (SUPRI) during the past three years. Some of SUPRI's past results are discussed briefly for the following five projects: flow properties studies;in-situ combustion; additives to improve mobility control; reservoir definition; and support services. Abstracts of technical reports published from 1990--1993 are also included.

  3. Intramural Research Program at NIH

    E-print Network

    Baker, Chris I.

    the general princi- ples governing the conduct of good science as practiced in the Intramural Research in the collection and recording of data, publication practices, author- ship determination, mentoring, peer review, and incorporate the Guidelines into everyday practice. The progress and excellence of NIH research is dependent

  4. Advanced solar energy research program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. J. Nozik

    1981-01-01

    Photobiology, photochemical conversion and storage, photoelectrochemistry, and materials research are reported. Three areas of photobiological research under investigation are discussed: in vitro energy conversion, microbiological hydrogen production, and algal hydrocarbon production. Sensitizers for solar photochemistry, redox catalysis, coupled systems, and inorganic photochemistry are reviewed. Theory and modeling of the energetics of semiconductor\\/electrolyte junctions and the effects of inversion are reported

  5. Healthcare Delivery Research Program Search

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Menu Home Data Resources and Research Initiatives Research Portfolio Funding Opportunities About Blog

  6. Investigator Resources | Translational Research Program (TRP)

    Cancer.gov

    AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field. The programs and services of AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.

  7. University of Amsterdam Programming Research Group

    E-print Network

    Amsterdam, Universiteit van

    ­ University of Amsterdam, 2007. [PRG0706] J.A. Bergstra, Y. Hirschfeld, and J.V. Tucker, Skew Meadows, Programming Research Group ­ University of Amsterdam, 2007. [PRG0705] J.A. Bergstra, Y. Hirschfeld, and J

  8. Federal coal cleaning research and development program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. G. Jr. Dietz; G. E. Voelker

    1984-01-01

    The Department of Energy's Fossil Energy Coal Preparation Research and Development Program has made significant technical accomplishments in the areas of microcharacterization, chemical benefaction, physical benefaction and comminution. These advances are discussed.

  9. Second program on energy research and technologies

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1982-10-01

    The second major energy research and development program is described. Renewable and nonrenewable energy resources are presented which include nuclear technology and future energy sources, like fusion. The current status and outlook for future progress are given.

  10. RIVER BASINS RESEARCH INITIATIVE 2008 SUMMER PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    by the university. The 2008 River Basins Research Initiative Summer Program is supported by a grant from: African American Pacific Islander Hispanic Caucasian Native American Other Highest level of college

  11. About TRP | Translational Research Program (TRP)

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Content Search this site About TRP Main Mission Personnel Organizational Chart Contact Us Last Updated: 01/23/12 Mission The mission of the Translational Research Program is to integrate scientific advancements in the understanding of the

  12. ADVANCED GAS TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH PROGRAM

    SciTech Connect

    Lawrence P. Golan

    2003-05-01

    The quarterly activities of the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research (AGTSR) program are described in this quarterly report. As this program administers research, we have included all program activity herein within the past quarter as dated. More specific research progress reports are provided weekly at the request of the AGTSR COR and are being sent to NETL As for the administration of this program, items worthy of note are presented in extended bullet format following the appropriate heading. No new memberships, workshops, research projects, internships, faculty fellowships or special studies were initiated during this reporting period. Contract completion is set for June 30, 2003. During the report period, nine subcontractor reports were received (5 final reports and 4 semi-annual reports). The report technology distribution is as follows: 3--aero-heat transfer, 2--combustion and 4--materials. AGTSR continues to project that it will under spend DOE obligated funds by approximately $329K.

  13. Introducing the Healthcare Delivery Research Program | Healthcare Delivery Research Blog

    Cancer.gov

    Understanding the many challenges of cancer care is the focus of the new Healthcare Delivery Research Program in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

  14. 10 Year Anniversary! Thisyearwecelebrate10yearsinNewZealand

    E-print Network

    Hickman, Mark

    to congratulate our UK parent CEM at the University of Durham on their 25th Anniversary. New Premises CEM. To celebrate this 10 year Anniversary, CEM(NZ) will be celebrating with some drinks, nibbles and cake on 14 May10 Year Anniversary! Thisyearwecelebrate10yearsinNewZealand providing high quality value added

  15. Biofuels program summary. Volume 2: Research summaries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1990-01-01

    The Federal government has supported research on biomass technology and energy from municipal waste since 1975. Separate research programs were conducted until 1985 when the two were merged into biofuels and municipal waste technology to take advantage of their many similarities in conversion requirements and research needs. The purpose of the biofuels program is to provide focus, direction, coordination, and funding for the development of technologies that produce tailored energy crops and convert these crops and wastes to fuels. The FY 1989 program includes research on the production (growth) of biomass and its conversion to fuels. Research on biomass production involves the development and use of genetically improved trees and grasses specifically for their energy conversion characteristics (terrestrial energy crops). The Biofuels Program Summary is prepared each year and consists of a two-volume reference set describing the technological advances, current projects, and future research and development (R and D) directions of the program. This volume (Volume 2-Research Summaries) is a compilation of detailed descriptions of the R and D projects performed by the national laboratories and their subcontractors from industry, universities, and nonprofit research institutions.

  16. Research Articles Holistic Programming Environments

    E-print Network

    Marsden, Gary

    to investigate the potential benefits of integrating them. 2 State of play Visual Basic[6] is a typical example. Although the comments in this sec­ tion are specific to Visual Basic, the same questions can be applied is nothing more than a programming language with visual (as opposed to syntactic) sugar. We believe, however

  17. Program of Study Research Facilities

    E-print Network

    Thomas, Andrew

    and related disciplines including conservation biology and fisheries. The faculty and graduate student body to receive individual attention. The M.S. and Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology require a background in biology.W.C. program. Several University-wide scholarships are available on a competitive basis. The faculty nominates

  18. NASA Small Business Innovation Research program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Johnson, Harry W.

    1985-01-01

    NASA activities in the framework of the 11-agency federal Small Business Innovation Research program are outlined in tables and graphs and briefly characterized. Statistics on the program are given; the technical topics covered are listed; and the procedures involved in evaluating applications for support are discussed. A number of typical defects in proposals are indicated, and recommendations for avoiding them are provided.

  19. PIER Lighting Research Program California Energy Commission

    E-print Network

    PIER Lighting Research Program California Energy Commission Contract # 500-01-041 Draft Photosensor Architectural Energy Corporation This work was completed under contract to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Program, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. THIS REPORT WAS PREPARED

  20. STANDARD MEASUREMENT PROTOCOLS - FLORIDA RADON RESEARCH PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The manual, in support of the Florida Radon Research Program, contains standard protocols for key measurements where data quality is vital to the program. t contains two sections. he first section, soil measurements, contains field sampling protocols for soil gas permeability and...

  1. Restructuring Planetary Science's Research & Analysis Program

    E-print Network

    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Restructuring Planetary Science's Research & Analysis Program James Green NASA, Planetary Science: An Integrated Strategy for the Planetary Sciences 2010: Community R&A survey 2010 2012: Planetary Workforce R&A program by the Planetary Sciences Subcommittee (PSS) as a Response to the NRC report ­ Ron

  2. Educational Research Training Programs: Requirements for Admission.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fleury, Bernard J., Jr.; Cappelluzzo, Emma M.

    This study aimed to ascertain the relationship between entrance requirements for graduate level training programs in educational research and the trainee's success in completing or gaining reappointment to the program. An extensive review of the literature is followed by presentation of data gathered from 525 questionnaires representing 60 of the…

  3. THE GOVERNOR'S HONOR'S PROGRAM...SOME RESEARCH.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    RAMBO, FLORENCE; AND OTHERS

    THE GOVERNOR'S HONORS PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED TO DO RESEARCH STUDIES DESIGNED TO ASSIST TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, AND OTHER SCHOOL PERSONNEL IN UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE AND NEEDS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS IN GEORGIA AND THE NATURE OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM BEST SUITED TO MEET THESE NEEDS. THE PARTICIPANTS CHOSEN WERE ACADEMIC AND FINE ARTS…

  4. Guide to the Division of Research Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.

    This brief guide to the Research Programs Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities covers basic information, describes programs, and summarizes policies and procedures. An introductory section describes the division and its mission to encourage the development and dissemination of significant knowledge and scholarship in the…

  5. Arnold Schwarzenegger LIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    -Knight, Inc. Project Leads and Consultants: Michael Siminovitch, Konstantinos Papamichael, Erik Page Council. Amy Cortese, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Pekka Hakkarainen, Lutron Electronics. Peter. Technical Advisory Groups (TAG): Each research project had TAG members appropriate to their subject area

  6. Maryland controlled fusion research program

    SciTech Connect

    Griem, H.R.; Liu, C.S.

    1992-01-01

    In this paper, we summarize the technical progress in four major areas of tokamak research: (a) L/H transition and edge turbulence and transport; (b) active control of microturbulence and transport; (c) major disruptions; and (d) the sawtooth crash.

  7. Psychiatric Aspects of Child and Adolescent Obesity: A Review of the Past 10 Years

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zametkin, Alan J.; Zoon, Christine K.; Klein, Hannah W.; Munson, Suzanne

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To review the past 10 years of published research on psychiatric aspects of child and adolescent obesity and highlight information mental health professionals need for preventing obesity in youths and diagnosing and treating it. Method: Researchers performed computerized and manual searches of the literature and summarized the most…

  8. 5 CFR 470.205 - Initiation of research programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Initiation of research programs. 470.205 Section...REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND DEMONSTRATIONS PROJECTS...Regulatory Requirements Pertaining to Research Programs § 470.205...

  9. 5 CFR 470.205 - Initiation of research programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Initiation of research programs. 470.205 Section...REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND DEMONSTRATIONS PROJECTS...Regulatory Requirements Pertaining to Research Programs § 470.205...

  10. 5 CFR 470.201 - Purposes of research programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Purposes of research programs. 470.201 Section...REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND DEMONSTRATIONS PROJECTS...Regulatory Requirements Pertaining to Research Programs § 470.201...

  11. 5 CFR 470.201 - Purposes of research programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Purposes of research programs. 470.201 Section...REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND DEMONSTRATIONS PROJECTS...Regulatory Requirements Pertaining to Research Programs § 470.201...

  12. Computational lexicology: a research program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert A. Amsler

    1982-01-01

    Computational lexicology may be defined as the application of computers to the study of the lexicon. Taken in its broadest sense, it would be a multidisciplinary field involving the analysis of man-made dictionaries using computers to study their machine-readable text as well as a study of the computational linguistic content and organization of lexicons for use by natural-language processing programs.

  13. DCCPS: Behavioral Research Program: Key Initiatives

    Cancer.gov

    Integrating Theories of Message Effects and Health Behavior Change to Improve Cancer Control In recognition of cancer communication as an "Extraordinary Opportunity," the National Cancer Institute's Behavioral Research Program (part of DCCPS) supports the Theories Project to examine the role of theory in health behavior and to promote the use of theory in health behavior research.

  14. OVERVIEW OF WET-WEATHER RESEARCH PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    This paper presents an overview of EPA,s wet-weather flow (WWF) research program, which was expanded in October 1995 with the establishment of the Urban Watershed Management Branch at Edison, New Jersey. Research priorities for 1998-1999 are presented as well as efforts to col...

  15. Applied Research Program Newsletter for September 2013

    Cancer.gov

    The Applied Research Program (ARP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences is pleased to present this issue of Spotlight on Applied Research. This newsletter is intended to inform ARP's many partner organizations and individuals about developments in ARP's initiatives and tools, as well as opportunities for funding and highlights of some recent ARP events. It also profiles staff who recently joined ARP.

  16. Labor Archives and Research Center Annual Program

    E-print Network

    Labor Archives and Research Center Annual Program February 28, 2014 | 6:30pm Music by Vukani in the 1930s-1950s Presented by Guest Speaker Lisa Phillips Indiana State University #12;Labor Archives://www.library.sfsu.edu/larc Celebrate the Labor Archives and Research Center's 28th Anniversary! Friday, February 28, 2014 ~ 6:30 p

  17. INEL BNCT research program: Annual report, 1995

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Venhuizen

    1996-01-01

    This report is a summary of the progress and research produced for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) Research Program for calendar year 1995. Contributions from the principal investigators about their individual projects are included, specifically, physics (treatment planning software, real-time neutron beam measurement dosimetry), and radiation biology (large animal models efficacy studies). Design of

  18. Human Research Program: 2010 Annual Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2010-01-01

    2010 was a year of solid performance for the Human Research Program in spite of major changes in NASA's strategic direction for Human Spaceflight. Last year, the Program completed the final steps in solidifying the management foundation, and in 2010 we achieved exceptional performance from all elements of the research and technology portfolio. We transitioned from creating building blocks to full execution of the management tools for an applied research and technology program. As a team, we continue to deliver the answers and technologies that enable human exploration of space. While the Agency awaits strategic direction for human spaceflight, the Program is well positioned and critically important to helping the Agency achieve its goals.

  19. Conference Experience for Undergraduates in the Division of Nuclear Physics - 10 Years Running

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Warren Rogers

    2008-01-01

    The Conference Experience for Undergraduates (CEU), held annually in the APS Division of Nuclear Physics since 1998, has become a valuable addition to the fall DNP meetings. Since its inception 10 years ago, approximately 730 undergraduate students from over 60 colleges and universities from around the country (and a few from abroad) have participated. The goal of the program is

  20. Diabetes Care . Author manuscript Metabolic syndrome over 10 years and cognitive functioning in late

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Diabetes Care . Author manuscript Page /1 8 Metabolic syndrome over 10 years and cognitive that the metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for poor cognition is mixed, is mainly focused on elderly population. Metabolic syndrome, using the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult treatment Panel III (ATP III

  1. Case Report: Homicide by a 10-Year-Old Girl with Autistic Disorder

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mukaddes, Nahit Motavalli; Topcu, Zerrin

    2006-01-01

    This case study presents a 10-year-old girl with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, who killed her 6-month-old sister by throwing her out of a window. Her aggressive-impulsive behavior had a persistent pattern. She had a history of epilepsy, and was frequently exposed to physical abuse. She never attended a structured treatment program. Here, we…

  2. METEONETWORK: 2002-2012, 10 years of activities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mazza, Edoardo

    2013-04-01

    The role of citizen-scientists in collecting data and observations has been increasingly crucial in the last 10 years of atmospheric sciences. Meteonetwork is a non-profit organization founded by citizen scientists in 2002, in Lombardia, with the aim of raising public awareness about meteorological and climatological issues. Throughout the years the organization, besides the continuous holding of events such as meeting, conferences and talks, has been standing out because of its forum and its wide network of weather stations. Meteonetwork's forum is, in this field, the most read and followed in the country and with its 8459 members and over 4,217,505 posts turns out to be the 17th forum over the entire country. Its network is operated in cooperation with Centro Epson Meteo and collects amateur semi-professional stations distributed all over the Italian territory, providing real-time and daily data. It consists of 706 stations, among which more than 400 regularly updated; volunteers constantly work to perform quality control and ensure data reliability. Meteonetwork has also developed several collaborations with private and public institutions, among which DRIHM - Cima Research Foundation, Centro Epson Meteo di Milano, Arpa Veneto, Arpa Emilia-Romagna, Arpa Lombardia, Arpa Friuli - Venezia Giulia, Servizio Glaciologico Lombardo, C. N. R. - C. I. S. A, Università di Pisa, Università di Milano, University of Aberdeen, Protezione Civile - Regione Lombardia, Protezione Civile - Regione Piemonte stand out. As WMO emphasized in 2001 World Meteorological Day "Volunteers for the weather, climate and water" the contribution of citizen-scientists to scientific studies is remarkable. In this perspective Meteonetwork and the University of Milan, in April 2011, started a project of technical and scientific cooperation called Weatherness. The university is provided with data gathered by Meteoneonetwork's stations with the aim of improving the knowledge of the impact that heat waves and cold advections have on human health. Following the encouraging results of the "Weatherness" project the organization decided to invest even greater resources into such cooperations and during the summer 2012 started a fruitful collaboration with the DRIHM project. The data collected by its network of weather stations will be transferred to the DRIHM platform where will be used in the context of hydro-meteorological research. High-end model simulations will be performed with the aim of investigating the dynamics involved in hydro-meteorology. Several different projects are still underway but the results obtained in these 10 years of hard work encourage us to pursue our activity and look for new challenges and opportunities.

  3. BASE PROGRAM ON ENERGY RELATED RESEARCH

    SciTech Connect

    Unknown

    1998-08-01

    The Base Research Program at Western Research Institute (WRI) is planned to develop technologies to a level that will attract industrial sponsors for continued development under the Jointly Sponsored Research (JSR) Program. In many instances, a potential JSR cosponsor has been identified but additional laboratory or bench-scale data are necessary to assess the utility of the technology prior to cosponsor investment. Both peer and management review are employed prior to proposing Base projects to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

  4. Programs of the Office of Energy Research

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-11-01

    This publication offers a summary description of current research activities being sponsored or supported by the Office of Energy Research, It has been prepared in response to numerous requests from many sources asking, What do you do. It is designed also to stimulate interest in the field of energy research, and in the application of research results; it is especially intended to assist independent researchers in submitting proposals that can be supported by this office. The Office of Energy Research relies to considerable extent upon unsolicited proposals from capable university and industrial research groups to help in formulating the total energy program. We trust that this document will not only provide sufficient detail to inform researchers concerning energy research activities, but that it will generate further inquires and stimulate new proposals.

  5. Canadian landmine detection research program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John E. McFee; Yogadhish Das; Anthony A. Faust

    2003-01-01

    Defence R&D Canada (DRDC), an agency within the Department of National Defence, has been conducting research and development (R&D) on the detection of landmines for countermine operations and of unexploded ordnance (UXO) for range clearance since 1975. The Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies (CCMAT), located at DRDC Suffield, was formed in 1998 to carry out R&D related to humanitarian

  6. NSF NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) EssaysEssays

    E-print Network

    Ward, Karen

    NSF NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)Graduate Research Fellowship and Broader Impacts ­ (Grant and Proposal Guide, NSF 10-1) in your essays is the content, not the length. NSF Fellows are expected to become globally engaged

  7. Impact of the Active Healthy Kids Canada report card: a 10-year analysis.

    PubMed

    Tremblay, Mark S; Barnes, Joel D; Cowie Bonne, Jennifer

    2014-05-01

    For 20 years Active Healthy Kids Canada (AHKC) has worked to inspire the country to engage all children and youth in physical activity (PA). The primary vehicle to achieve this is the AHKC Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, which has been released annually since 2005. Using 10 years of experience with this knowledge translation and synthesis mechanism, this paper aggregates and consolidates diverse evidence demonstrating the impact of the Report Card and related knowledge translation activities. Over the years many evaluations, consultations, assessments, and surveys have helped inform changes in the Report Card to improve its impact. Guided by a logic model, the various assessments have traversed areas related to distribution and reach, meeting stakeholder needs, use of the Report Card, its influence on policy, and advancing the mission of AHKC. In the past 10 years, the Report Card has achieved > 1 billion media impressions, distributed > 120,000 printed copies and > 200,000 electronic copies, and benefited from a collective ad value > $10 million. The Report Card has been replicated in 14 countries, 2 provinces, 1 state and 1 city. AHKC has received consistent positive feedback from stakeholders and end-users, who reported that the Report Card has been used for public awareness/education campaigns and advocacy strategies, to strengthen partnerships, to inform research and program design, and to advance and adjust policies and strategies. Collectively, the evidence suggests that the Report Card has been successful at powering the movement to get kids moving, and in achieving demonstrable success on immediate and intermediate outcomes, although the long-term goal of improving the PA of Canadian children and youth remains to be realized. PMID:25426911

  8. 15 CFR 256.2 - The Research Associate Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false The Research Associate Program. 256.2 Section 256.2...TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATES RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM § 256.2 The Research...

  9. 15 CFR 256.2 - The Research Associate Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false The Research Associate Program. 256.2 Section 256.2...TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATES RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM § 256.2 The Research...

  10. Assessment of the Impact of the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Program on Undergraduate Participation in Research

    PubMed Central

    Chapes, Stephen K.; Velasquez, Sarah E.

    2013-01-01

    The Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) was established in 2001 and is a network of 10 higher-education institutions in Kansas and northern Oklahoma. The program is funded by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As part of the program’s goal to enhance the research infrastructure in Kansas, a training program was developed to encourage undergraduates to participate in biomedical research. From September 2002 to May 2012, the K-INBRE supported 731 students at 10 institutions. Although 16% of student participants in the program are still undergraduates, 323 of our students have gone into biomedical graduate school or medical school programs. Thirty-seven percent of all the completed students have matriculated into graduate programs and 19% of our completed students went to medical school. Moreover, 12% have gone into other health-related professions. One percent of our students who went into medical school programs are in highly prestigious MD/PhD programs. In the fall of 2011, we surveyed participants from the last 10 years about career choices and the impact of the K-INBRE program on those students. Two hundred twenty-four former and current students responded to the survey with a consensus of high impact of the K-INBRE program on student training, career choices, and perceptions about research. PMID:23858353

  11. GAS INDUSTRY GROUNDWATER RESEARCH PROGRAM

    SciTech Connect

    James A. Sorensen; John R. Gallagher; Steven B. Hawthorne; Ted R. Aulich

    2000-10-01

    The objective of the research described in this report was to provide data and insights that will enable the natural gas industry to (1) significantly improve the assessment of subsurface glycol-related contamination at sites where it is known or suspected to have occurred and (2) make scientifically valid decisions concerning the management and/or remediation of that contamination. The described research was focused on subsurface transport and fate issues related to triethylene glycol (TEG), diethylene glycol (DEG), and ethylene glycol (EG). TEG and DEG were selected for examination because they are used in a vast majority of gas dehydration units, and EG was chosen because it is currently under regulatory scrutiny as a drinking water pollutant. Because benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (collectively referred to as BTEX) compounds are often very closely associated with glycols used in dehydration processes, the research necessarily included assessing cocontaminant effects on waste mobility and biodegradation. BTEX hydrocarbons are relatively water-soluble and, because of their toxicity, are of regulatory concern. Although numerous studies have investigated the fate of BTEX, and significant evidence exists to indicate the potential biodegradability of BTEX in both aerobic and anaerobic environments (Kazumi and others, 1997; Krumholz and others, 1996; Lovely and others, 1995; Gibson and Subramanian, 1984), relatively few investigations have convincingly demonstrated in situ biodegradation of these hydrocarbons (Gieg and others, 1999), and less work has been done on investigating the fate of BTEX species in combination with miscible glycols. To achieve the research objectives, laboratory studies were conducted to (1) characterize glycol related dehydration wastes, with emphasis on identification and quantitation of coconstituent organics associated with TEG and EG wastes obtained from dehydration units located in the United States and Canada, (2) evaluate the biodegradability of TEG and DEG under conditions relevant to subsurface environments and representative of natural attenuation processes, and (3) examine the possibility that high concentrations of glycol may act as a cosolvent for BTEX compounds, thereby enhancing their subsurface mobility. To encompass a wide variety of potential wastes representative of different natural gas streams and dehydration processes, raw, rich, and lean glycol solutions were collected from 12 dehydration units at eight different gas-processing facilities located at sites in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Alberta. To generate widely applicable environmental fate data, biodegradation and mobility experiments were performed using four distinctly different soils: three obtained from three gas-producing areas of North America (New Mexico, Louisiana, and Alberta), and one obtained from a North Dakota wetland to represent a soil with high organic matter content.

  12. DCTD — Translational Research Program (TRP)

    Cancer.gov

    Toby T. Hecht, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in microbiology and immunology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She did her post-doctoral research at Yale University before coming to the NIH where, among other accomplishments, she created a unique Hodgkin’s lymphoma-specific monoclonal antibody that was used in both imaging and therapy trials at the NIH Clinical Center and at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and was instrumental in the development of ch14.18, an effective agent for children with high-risk neuroblastoma.

  13. Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Coats, Alfred C.

    2001-01-01

    Since 1969, the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a private, nonprofit corporation, has worked closely with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to advance space science and technology and to promote education in those areas. USRA's Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS) has been NASA's life sciences research partner for the past 18 years. For the last six years, our Cooperative Agreement NCC9-41 for the 'Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program' has stimulated and assisted life sciences research and education at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) - both at the Center and in collaboration with outside academic institutions. To accomplish our objectives, the DSLS has facilitated extramural research, developed and managed educational programs, recruited and employed visiting and staff scientists, and managed scientific meetings.

  14. Plasmonic Structures 10 years ago, with the article on

    E-print Network

    Floreano, Dario

    Plasmonic Structures 10 years ago, with the article on theextraordinaryopticaltrans- mission, FIB technique provides an ideal tool for the fabrication of plasmonic struc- tures. Noble metals containing periodical structures exhibit surface-plasmon-enhanced transmission of light through subwavelength

  15. Louisiana's Nutrient ManagementLouisiana's Nutrient Management Educational/Research ProgramsEducational/Research Programs

    E-print Network

    Louisiana's Nutrient ManagementLouisiana's Nutrient Management Educational/Research ProgramsEducational/Research Programs Matthew F. Stephens Area Agent Calhoun, La. #12;Louisiana Facts Poultry production is largest #12;Louisiana Facts Cotton .....491,000 acres Rice.....530,000 acres Soybeans....770,000 acres Grain

  16. Research program of the Geodynamics Branch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kahn, W. D. (editor); Cohen, S. C. (editor); Boccucci, B. S. (editor)

    1986-01-01

    This report is the Fourth Annual Summary of the Research Program of the Geodynamics Branch. The branch is located within the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics of the Space and Earth Sciences Directorate of the Goddard Space Flight Center. The research activities of the branch staff cover a broad spectrum of geoscience disciplines including: tectonophysics, space geodesy, geopotential field modeling, and dynamic oceanography. The NASA programs which are supported by the work described in this document include the Geodynamics and Ocean Programs, the Crustal Dynamics Project and the proposed Ocean Topography Experiment (TOPEX). The reports highlight the investigations conducted by the Geodynamics Branch staff during calendar year 1985. The individual papers are grouped into chapters on Crustal Movements and Solid Earth Dynamics, Gravity Field Modeling and Sensing Techniques, and Sea Surface Topography. Further information on the activities of the branch or the particular research efforts described herein can be obtained through the branch office or from individual staff members.

  17. ADVANCED GAS TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH PROGRAM

    SciTech Connect

    Lawrence P. Golan

    2003-05-01

    The activities of the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research (AGTSR) program for the reporting period October 1, 2002 to December 31, 2002 are described in this quarterly report. No new membership, workshops, research projects, internships, faculty fellowships or special studies were initiated during this reporting period. Contract completion is set for June 30, 2003. During the report period, six research progress reports were received (3 final reports and 3 semi-annual reports). The University of Central Florida contract SR080 was terminated during this period, as UCF was unable to secure research facilities. AGTSR now projects that it will under spend DOE obligated funds by approximately 340-350K$.

  18. NASA Lewis Research Center's Program on Icing Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Reinmann, J. J.; Shaw, R. J.; Olsen, W. A., Jr.

    1982-01-01

    The helicopter and general aviation, light transport, and commercial transport aircraft share common icing requirements: highly effective, lightweight, low power consuming deicing systems, and detailed knowledge of the aeropenalties due to ice on aircraft surfaces. To meet current and future needs, NASA has a broadbased icing research program which covers both research and engineering applications, and is well coordinated with the FAA, DOD, universities, industry, and some foreign governments. Research activity in ice protection systems, icing instrumentation, experimental methods, analytical modeling, and in-flight research are described.

  19. Research Program of a Super Fast Reactor

    SciTech Connect

    Oka, Yoshiaki; Ishiwatari, Yuki; Liu, Jie; Terai, Takayuki; Nagasaki, Shinya; Muroya, Yusa; Abe, Hiroaki [Nuclear Professional School / Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, The University of Tokyo, Tokaimura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, 319-1188 (Japan); Mori, Hideo [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University (Japan); Akiba, Masato; Akimoto, Hajime; Okumura, Keisuke; Akasaka, Naoaki [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan); GOTO, Shoji [Tokyo Electric Power Company (Japan)

    2006-07-01

    Research program of a supercritical-pressure light water cooled fast reactor (Super Fast Reactor) is funded by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) in December 2005 as one of the research programs of Japanese NERI (Nuclear Energy Research Initiative). It consists of three programs. (1) development of Super Fast Reactor concept; (2) thermal-hydraulic experiments; (3) material developments. The purpose of the concept development is to pursue the advantage of high power density of fast reactor over thermal reactors to achieve economic competitiveness of fast reactor for its deployment without waiting for exhausting uranium resources. Design goal is not breeding, but maximizing reactor power by using plutonium from spent LWR fuel. MOX will be the fuel of the Super Fast Reactor. Thermal-hydraulic experiments will be conducted with HCFC22 (Hydro chlorofluorocarbons) heat transfer loop of Kyushu University and supercritical water loop at JAEA. Heat transfer data including effect of grid spacers will be taken. The critical flow and condensation of supercritical fluid will be studied. The materials research includes the development and testing of austenitic stainless steel cladding from the experience of PNC1520 for LMFBR. Material for thermal insulation will be tested. SCWR (Supercritical-Water Cooled Reactor) of GIF (Generation-4 International Forum) includes both thermal and fast reactors. The research of the Super Fast Reactor will enhance SCWR research and the data base. The research period will be until March 2010. (authors)

  20. Environmental Research Program. 1994 annual report

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, N.J.

    1995-04-01

    The objective of the Environmental Research Program is to enhance the understanding of, and mitigate the effects of pollutants on health, ecological systems, global and regional climate, and air quality. The program is multi-disciplinary and includes fundamental research and development in efficient and environmentally-benign combustion, pollutant abatement and destruction, and novel methods of detection and analysis of criteria and non-criteria pollutants. This diverse group conducts investigations in combustion, atmospheric and marine processes, flue-gas chemistry, and ecological systems.

  1. Research Activities within NASA's Morphing Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McGowan, Anna-Maria R.; Horta, Lucas G.; Harrison, Joycelyn S.; Raney, David L.

    2000-01-01

    In the last decade, smart technologies have become important enabling technologies that cut across traditional boundaries in science and engineering. Here smart is defined as the ability to respond to a stimulus in a predictable and reproducible manner. While multiple successes have been achieved in the laboratory, we have yet to see the general applicability of smart technologies to actual aircraft and spacecraft. The NASA Morphing program is an attempt to couple research across a wide range of disciplines to integrate smart technologies into high payoff applications on aircraft and spacecraft. The program bridges research in several technical disciplines and combines the effort into applications that include active aerodynamic control, active aeroelastic control, and vehicle performance improvement. System studies are used to assess the highest-payoff program objectives, and specific research activities are defined to address the technologies required for development of smart aircraft and spacecraft. This paper will discuss the overall goals of NASA's Morphing program, highlight some of the recent research efforts and discuss the multidisciplinary studies that support that research and some of the challenges associated with bringing the smart technologies to real applications on flight vehicles.

  2. Microgravity Combustion Research: 1999 Program and Results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Friedman, Robert (Editor); Gokoglu, Suleyman A. (Editor); Urban, David L. (Editor)

    1999-01-01

    The use of the microgravity environment of space to expand scientific knowledge and to enable the commercial development of space for enhancing the quality of life on Earth is particularly suitable to the field of combustion. This document reviews the current status of microgravity combustion research and derived information. It is the fourth in a series of timely surveys, all published as NASA Technical Memoranda, and it covers largely the period from 1995 to early 1999. The scope of the review covers three program areas: fundamental studies, applications to fire safety and other fields. and general measurements and diagnostics. The document also describes the opportunities for Principal Investigator participation through the NASA Research Announcement program and the NASA Glenn Research Center low-gravity facilities available to researchers.

  3. Establishing a Successful Clinical Research Program

    PubMed Central

    Scoglio, Daniele; Fichera, Alessandro

    2014-01-01

    Clinical research (CR) is a natural corollary to clinical surgery. It gives an investigator the opportunity to critically review their results and develop new strategies. This article covers the critical factors and the important components of a successful CR program. The first and most important step is to build a dedicated research team to overcome time constraints and enable a surgical practice to make CR a priority. With the research team in place, the next step is to create a program on the basis of an original idea and new clinical hypotheses. This often comes from personal experience supported by a review of the available evidence. Randomized controlled (clinical) trials are the most stringent way of determining whether a cause–effect relationship exists between the intervention and the outcome. In the proper setting, translational research may offer additional avenues allowing clinical application of basic science discoveries. PMID:25067920

  4. 30 CFR 402.6 - Water-Resources Research Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Water-Resources Research Program. 402.6 Section...GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WATER-RESOURCES RESEARCH PROGRAM AND THE WATER-RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM...

  5. 30 CFR 402.6 - Water-Resources Research Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Water-Resources Research Program. 402.6 Section...GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WATER-RESOURCES RESEARCH PROGRAM AND THE WATER-RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM...

  6. 30 CFR 402.6 - Water-Resources Research Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Water-Resources Research Program. 402.6 Section...GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WATER-RESOURCES RESEARCH PROGRAM AND THE WATER-RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM...

  7. 30 CFR 402.6 - Water-Resources Research Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Water-Resources Research Program. 402.6 Section...GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WATER-RESOURCES RESEARCH PROGRAM AND THE WATER-RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM...

  8. 30 CFR 402.6 - Water-Resources Research Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Water-Resources Research Program. 402.6 Section...GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WATER-RESOURCES RESEARCH PROGRAM AND THE WATER-RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM...

  9. Is the Party Over? Cannabis and Juvenile Psychiatric Disorder: The Past 10 Years

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rey, Joseph M.; Martin, Andres; Krabman, Peter

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To critically review cannabis research during the past 10 years in relation to rates of use, behavioral problems, and mental disorders in young people. Method: Studies published in English between 1994 and 2004 were identified through systematic searches of literature databases. The material was selectively reviewed focusing on child…

  10. After more than 10 years of Gulf War veteran medical evaluations, what have we learned?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gregory C Gray; Gary D Gackstetter; Han K Kang; John T Graham; Ken C Scott

    2004-01-01

    Since the 1991 Gulf War, more than 10 years and $1 billion dollars of health evaluations and research have been invested in understanding illnesses among Gulf War veterans. We examined the extensive published healthcare utilization data in an effort to summarize what has been learned. Using multiple search techniques, data as of June 2003 from four different national Gulf War

  11. Geothermal Reservoir Technology Research Program: Abstracts of selected research projects

    SciTech Connect

    Reed, M.J. (ed.)

    1993-03-01

    Research projects are described in the following areas: geothermal exploration, mapping reservoir properties and reservoir monitoring, and well testing, simulation, and predicting reservoir performance. The objectives, technical approach, and project status of each project are presented. The background, research results, and future plans for each project are discussed. The names, addresses, and telephone and telefax numbers are given for the DOE program manager and the principal investigators. (MHR)

  12. Jointly Sponsored Research Program. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-07-01

    The Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) is a US Department of Energy (DOE) program funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center. Under this program, which has been in place since Fiscal Year 1990, DOE makes approximately $2.5 million available each year to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) to fund projects that are of current interest to industry but which still involve significant risk, thus requiring some government contribution to offset the risk if the research is to move forward. The program guidelines require that at least 50% of the project funds originate from nonfederal sources. Projects funded under the JSRP often originate under a complementary base program, which funds higher-risk projects. The projects funded in Fiscal Year 1996 addressed a wide range of Fossil Energy interests, including hot-gas filters for advanced power systems; development of cleaner, more efficient processing technologies; development of environmental control technologies; development of environmental remediation and reuse technologies; development of improved analytical techniques; and development of a beneficiation technique to broaden the use of high-sulfur coal. Descriptions and status for each of the projects funded during the past fiscal year are included in Section A of this document, Statement of Technical Progress.

  13. Mendelian Genetics: Paradigm, Conjecture, or Research Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oldham, V.; Brouwer, W.

    1984-01-01

    Applies Kuhn's model of the structure of scientific revolutions, Popper's hypothetic-deductive model of science, and Lakatos' methodology of competing research programs to a historical biological episode. Suggests using Kuhn's model (emphasizing the nonrational basis of science) and Popper's model (emphasizing the rational basis of science) in…

  14. University of Amsterdam Programming Research Group

    E-print Network

    Amsterdam, Universiteit van

    University of Amsterdam Programming Research Group Skew Meadows J.A. Bergstra Y. Hirschfeld J@science.uva.nl Y. Hirschfeld Department of Mathematics Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv 69978 Israel e­mail: joram, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands Y Hirschfeld 2 Department of Mathematics, Tel Aviv University, Tel

  15. University of Amsterdam Programming Research Group

    E-print Network

    Amsterdam, Universiteit van

    University of Amsterdam Programming Research Group Meadows J.A. Bergstra Y. Hirschfeld J.V. Tucker. Hirschfeld Department of Mathematics Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv 69978 Israel e­mail: joram@post.tau.ac.il J, The Netherlands Y Hirschfeld 2 Department of Mathematics, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel J V Tucker 3

  16. Staff List - Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

    Cancer.gov

    The following is a list of staff in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP). Use the drop down menu to sort the list by Branch, last name, first name, or role. Alternatively, if you would like to search the staff list by scientific interest area, enter keywords into the text box below.

  17. Advanced Research Projects Agency counterdrug program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John J. Pennella

    1994-01-01

    The Department of Defense (DoD), in support of the National Drug Control Strategy, has designated that detecting and countering the production, trafficking and use of illegal drugs is a high priority national security mission. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Counterdrug Program is assisting DoD in this objective by developing technology and prototype systems to enhance the capabilities of the

  18. Successful Attendance Policies and Programs. Research Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    What steps can be taken to assure that High School students have the best attendance possible? It is commonly believed and well supported by research that students who attend school regularly are more successful than those who do not. The challenge for high schools is to design and implement attendance policies and programs that monitor,…

  19. Hydrogen energy research programs in Japan

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Ohta; M. V. C. Sastri

    1979-01-01

    The paper reviews the hydrogen energy research programs carried out under the Sunshine Project in Japan. Work on both electrolytic and thermochemical processes for large-scale hydrogen production is discussed. New methods for hydrogen production, such as direct thermal decomposition of water and photo-electrolysis of water with semiconductor electrodes are outlined. Storage and transportation of hydrogen and hydrogen burners are emphasized.

  20. Program for transfer research and impact studies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kottenstette, J. P.; Rusnak, J. J.; Staskin, E. R.

    1972-01-01

    The progress made in achieving TRIS research objectives during the first six months of 1972 is reviewed. The Tech Brief-Technical Support Package Program and technology transfer profiles are presented along with summaries of technology transfer in nondestructive testing, and visual display systems.

  1. Edinburgh Research Explorer Probabilistic Programming Process Algebra

    E-print Network

    Millar, Andrew J.

    Edinburgh Research Explorer Probabilistic Programming Process Algebra Citation for published Algebra' Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Quantit, Florence, Italy, 8/09/14 - 10 Algebra Anastasis Georgoulas1 , Jane Hillston1 , Dimitrios Milios1 , and Guido Sanguinetti1,2 1 School

  2. The NASA High-Speed Research Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Beam, Sherilee F.

    1992-01-01

    Since its inception, one of NASA's commitments has been to develop the technology to advance aeronautics. As such, a new High-Speed Research Program was activated to develop the technology for industry to build a High-Speed Civil Transport - a second generation Supersonic Transport (SST). The baseline for this program is the British Concorde, a major technological achievement for its time, but an aircraft which is now both technologically and economically outdated. Therefore, a second generation SST must satisfy environmental concerns and still be economically viable. In order to do this, it must have no significant effect on the ozone layer, meet Federal Air Regulation 36, Stage 3 for community noise, and have no perceptible sonic boom over populated areas. These three concerns are the focus of the research efforts in Phase 1 of the program and are the specific areas covered in the technical video report.

  3. Extending the JOVE Program through undergraduate research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lebo, George R.

    1996-01-01

    The JOVE program was initiated in 1988 to develop NASA-related research capabilities in colleges and universities which had had little or no previous experience with NASA. Any institution which was not currently funded at more than $100 K annually by NASA was eligible. In an open competition six universities were selected for participation in the first year. NASA supplied funds, access to its facilities and data, collaboration with its researchers and a hookup to the internet. In return the university was expected to match NASA's investment by giving its participating faculty members time off of their teaching schedules to perform research during the school year, by waiving it overhead charge and by putting up real funds to match those supplied by NASA. Each school was eligible for three years after which they were expected to seek funds from other sources. Over the span of the program more than 100 colleges and universities have participated. Fifteen have finished their eligiblity. Since one of the strong components of the program was the direct involvement of undergraduate students in active research, it was decided to develop a follow-on program which would provide stipends to undergraduate students at the institutions who had used up their JOVE eligiblity. NASA's desire to transfer its technologies to the private sector now permeates all of its programs. Therefore a Partnering Venture (PAVE) program is now being discussed in which JOVE-like rules will be applied to small companies which do not now do much business with NASA. The JOVE, PAVE, and other summer activities of the author are told here.

  4. 7 CFR 3406.17 - Program application materials-research.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Program application materials-research. 3406.17 Section 3406...INSTITUTION CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM Preparation of a Research Proposal § 3406.17 ...needed to prepare and submit research grant applications under the...

  5. Collaborative Incentive Research Grant Program Round 22, 2015

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    Rosen, Jay

    Collaborative Incentive Research Grant Program Round 22, 2015 Guidelines Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (CIRG) or Community College Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (C3IRG) programs, are not eligible to apply in the current round

  6. 7 CFR 3406.17 - Program application materials-research.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Program application materials-research. 3406.17 Section 3406...INSTITUTION CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM Preparation of a Research Proposal § 3406.17 ...needed to prepare and submit research grant applications under the...

  7. 7 CFR 3406.17 - Program application materials-research.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Program application materials-research. 3406.17 Section 3406...INSTITUTION CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM Preparation of a Research Proposal § 3406.17 ...needed to prepare and submit research grant applications under the...

  8. 7 CFR 3406.17 - Program application materials-research.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Continued) COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1890 INSTITUTION CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM Preparation of a Research Proposal § 3406.17 Program application materials—research....

  9. Research-Track Programs for Residents in Psychiatry: A Review of Literature and a Report of 3 Canadian Experiences

    PubMed Central

    Bhat, Venkat; Leong, KaWai; Lee, Jonathan; Voineskos, Daphne; Daskalakis, Zafiris J; Lam, Raymond W; Jollant, Fabrice

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: Clinician-scientists occupy an interesting position at the interface between science and care, and have a role to play in bridging the 2 valleys between fundamental and clinical research, and between clinical research and clinical practice. However, research training during medical residency for future clinician scientists is an important but challenging process. Our article, written by residents and directors of research-track (RT) programs, aimed at reviewing literature on RT programs for residents, and describing the organization of RT programs at 3 Canadian universities (the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, and McGill University). Methods: A systematic MEDLINE search was conducted for the review section. Psychiatry program directors in Canada were also contacted to provide information about potential RT programs. Results: Twenty articles were related to resident RT programs in medicine, including 6 in psychiatry. Moreover, 5 out of 16 Canadian programs were found to offer a formal RT program, of which 3 are described here. Most reviewed articles described the program organization, while only one provided an outcome assessment with evidence of increased scholarly activity following RT implementation. Conclusions: Our article sheds light on postgraduate programs aiming at facilitating the dual training of future clinician-scientists, and developed during the last 10 years. It also highlights the lack of outcome assessment, and the paucity of guidelines to organize these programs in relation to the national requirements. PMID:25007280

  10. Small business innovation research: Program solicitation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1989-01-01

    This, the seventh annual SBIR solicitation by NASA, describes the program, identifies eligibility requirements, outlines the required proposal format and content, states proposal preparation and submission requirements, describes the proposal evaluation and award selection process, and provides other information to assist those interested in participating in NASA's SBIR program. It also identifies the Technical Topics and Subtopics in which SBIR Phase 1 proposals are solicited in 1989. These Topics and Subtopics cover a broad range of current NASA interests, but do not necessarily include all areas in which NASA plans or currently conducts research. High-risk high pay-off innovations are desired.

  11. Research Program of National Spherical Torus Experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Peng, Y.-K. M.; Synakowski, E. J.

    2000-10-01

    The mission of NSTX research program is to prove the fusion plasma physics principles of the innovative spherical torus (ST) concept. The research objective for the near term (2000-2004) is to make preliminary determination of the attractiveness of the ST, by assessing high-beta stability, confinement, self-consistent high-bootstrap operation, and acceptable divertor heat flux, for pulse lengths much greater than the energy confinement times. The objectives for the longer term (2005-2009) are to assess the attractiveness of extrapolable, long-pulse operation of the spherical torus for pulse lengths much greater than the current penetration times; and the potential of spherical torus as a basis for burning plasma studies and/or fusion-nuclear component testing. The scientific milestones and the NSTX capabilities required to address the near term objective have been identified through input and discussions at the annual NSTX Research Forums, and improved based on comments of the NSTX Program Advisory Committee. The major elements of the NSTX research program will be presented.

  12. Jointly Sponsored Research Program on Energy Related Research

    SciTech Connect

    No, author

    2013-12-31

    Cooperative Agreements, DE-FC26-08NT43293, DOE-WRI Cooperative Research and Development Program for Fossil Energy-Related Resources began in June 2009. The goal of the Program was to develop, commercialize, and deploy technologies of value to the nation’s fossil and renewable energy industries. To ensure relevancy and early commercialization, the involvement of an industrial partner was encouraged. In that regard, the Program stipulated that a minimum of 20% cost share be achieved in a fiscal year. This allowed WRI to carry a diverse portfolio of technologies and projects at various development technology readiness levels. Depending upon the maturity of the research concept and technology, cost share for a given task ranged from none to as high as 67% (two-thirds). Over the course of the Program, a total of twenty six tasks were proposed for DOE approval. Over the period of performance of the Cooperative agreement, WRI has put in place projects utilizing a total of $7,089,581 in USDOE funds. Against this funding, cosponsors have committed $7,398,476 in private funds to produce a program valued at $14,488,057. Tables 1 and 2 presented at the end of this section is a compilation of the funding for all the tasks conducted under the program. The goal of the Cooperative Research and Development Program for Fossil Energy-Related Resources was to through collaborative research with the industry, develop or assist in the development of innovative technology solutions that will: • Increase the production of United States energy resources – coal, natural gas, oil, and renewable energy resources; • Enhance the competitiveness of United States energy technologies in international markets and assist in technology transfer; • Reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy supplies and strengthen both the United States and regional economies; and • Minimize environmental impacts of energy production and utilization. Success of the Program can be measured by several criteria. Using the deployment of the federal funding with industrial participation as a performance criterion, over the course of the program, the copsonsors contributed more dollars than the federal funds. As stated earlier, a little more than half of the funding for the Program was derived from industrial partners. The industrial partners also enthusiastically supported the research and development activities with cash contribution of $4,710,372.67, nearly 65% of the required cost share. Work on all of the tasks proposed under the Cooperative Agreement has been completed. This report summarizes and highlights the results from the Program. Under the Cooperative Agreement Program, energy-related tasks emphasized petroleum processing, upgrading and characterization, coal and biomass beneficiation and upgrading, coal combustion systems development including oxy-combustion, emissions monitoring and abatement, coal gasification technologies including gas clean-up and conditioning, hydrogen and liquid fuels production, and the development of technologies for the utilization of renewable energy resources. Environmental-related activities emphasized cleaning contaminated soils using microbial fuel cells, development of processes and sorbents for emissions reduction and recovery of water from power plant flue gas, and biological carbon capture and reuse. Technology enhancement activities included resource characterization studies, development of improved methods, monitors and sensors. In general the goals of the tasks proposed were to enhance competitiveness of U.S. technology, increase production of domestic resources, and reduce environmental impacts associated with energy production and utilization. Technologies being brought to commercialization as a result of the funds provided by the Cooperative Agreement contribute to the overall goals of the USDOE and the nation. Each has broad applicability both within the United States and abroad, thereby helping to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. energy technologies in international markets and assisting in technology t

  13. UAHUNTSVILLE RESEARCH MINI-GRANT PROGRAM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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    Alabama in Huntsville, University of

    2009 UAHUNTSVILLE RESEARCH MINI-GRANT PROGRAM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SPONSORED BY OFFICE OF VICE announces the availability of $100,000 in grant support for the Research Mini-Grant Program. This internal the development of sponsored research from other sources. The Research Mini-Grant Program is not intended

  14. Highlights of 10-Year Remote Sensing Industry Analysis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rabin, Ron

    2002-01-01

    A background and highlights of a 10 year remote sensing industry analysis are provided.Included are the following:Training, educational analysis, staff levels, and end-users analysis, market drivers, market segments,application areas, spatial resolution needs, use of image types.

  15. First 10 years of the EPCC Summer Scholarship Programme

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. M. Minty

    1998-01-01

    For the past 10 years, the EPCC (Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre) Summer Scholarship Programme (SSP) has given undergraduate students from all over the world the chance to work at EPCC for 10 weeks during their summer break. While at EPCC, students attend a week-long training course covering many aspects of computer simulation and high-performance computing. They spend the remaining nine

  16. Controller's Office/General Accounting FY10 YEAR END

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    1 Controller's Office/General Accounting FY10 YEAR END · Monthly Reports-Financial Data Warehouse to obtain access to accounts Contact General Accounting x53957 to receive an e:mail with attachment Memo ­ Reassignments from non-state accounts to state accounts by 04/30/10, Delivery services charging

  17. 10-year CVD Risk Prediction and Minimization via Inverse Classification

    E-print Network

    Street, Nick

    10-year CVD Risk Prediction and Minimization via Inverse Classification Chen Yang Health chronic disease risk prediction and personalized recommendations, and may be useful to both health care, many preven- tive strategies have been recommended to reduce the risk of CVD. However, current CVD risk

  18. Celebrating 10 years of Centre for Ships and

    E-print Network

    Malinnikova, Eugenia

    Celebrating 10 years of Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures Marine Technology Centre Otto knowledge about how ships and other ocean structures behave in the ocean environment, using analytical been inspired by the future needs for structures and operations in shipping, oil and gas, aqua- culture

  19. NASA Space controls research and technology program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mciver, D. E.; Key, R. W.

    1985-01-01

    The NASA technological organization is outlined. The Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (OAST) is one of the four major technical offices that comprise NASA. The Office of Space Science and Applications administers programs directed towards using space-based or related techniques to further understanding of the total universe and to apply that understanding to practical applications in such areas as Astrophysics, Solar System exploration, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Communications and Information Systems. The Office of Space Flight administers the programs for all U.S. civil launch capability, plus Spacelab development and operations. The Office of Space Tracking & Data Systems administers the programs that operate and maintain a world-wide network of facilities for data acquisition, processing, and ground to spacecraft communications for all NASA missions. The OAST has primary responsibility within NASA for conducting space research and technology development to support commercial and military as well as NASA space interests.

  20. Program for transfer research and impact studies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rusnak, J. J.; Freeman, J. E.; Hartley, J. M.; Kottenstette, J. P.; Staskin, E. R.

    1973-01-01

    Research activities conducted under the Program for Transfer Research and Impact Studies (TRIS) during 1972 included: (1) preparation of 10,196 TSP requests for TRIS application analysis; (2) interviews with over 500 individuals concerning the technical, economic, and social impacts of NASA-generated technology; (3) preparation of 38 new technology transfer example files and 101 new transfer cases; and (4) maintenance of a technology transfer library containing more than 2,900 titles. Six different modes of technology utilization are used to illustrate the pervasiveness of the transfer and diffusion of aerospace innovations. These modes also provide a basis for distinguishing the unique characteristics of the NASA Technology Utilization Program. An examination is reported of the ways in which NASA-generated technology is contributing to beneficial social change in five major areas of human concern: health, environment, safety, transportation, and communication.

  1. Publications, Reports, Workshops | Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    A one and one-half day workshop to assess the current state of the science in neutron capture therapy (NCT) was convened at the request of the Radiation Research Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI, and the U.S. Department of Energy. The topics were primarily clinical with physics, chemistry, and biology relevant to immediate trials discussed. The morning of the first day was directed to updates on epithermal neutron sources, chemistry of medicinal boron compounds, and preclinical studies.

  2. Research needs in family planning program promotion.

    PubMed

    Cernada, G P

    1984-09-01

    Areas of family planning promotion which need to be further researched are identified. The effectiveness of diverse information, education, and communication approaches needs to be evaluated, feasible ways to increase contraceptive continuation rates must be identified, the relative merits of providing fieldworkers with salaries or incentives should be assessed, different styles of interactions between providers and clients should be identified and evaluated and research directed toward improving training programs, field supervision, and supply logistics should be undertaken. A number of more detailed research suggestions with special reference to Taiwan and other Asian and Pacific countries are also provided. Little is known, for example, about provider and user interaction patterns in Asia, and the impact of these patterns on contraceptive acceptance and continuance. These patterns could be analyzed using diverse research techniques ranging from observation to experimental manipulation. Despite the fact that approximately 50% of all acceptors discontinue use within 2 years, researchers tend to focus on identifying acceptor characteristics while ignoring the discontinuation process. Researcher should 1) identify the best time for providing postacceptance followup services, 2) identify training strategies which provide fieldworkers with the highest level of confidence in specific contraceptive methods, 3) experiment with the use of newspaper columns and telephone advisory services to provide users with information about side effects, 4) assess the merits of involving both partners in the contraceptive counseling process, 5) develop and evaluate postacceptance educational materials, and 6) assess the impact of various supply systems on contraceptive continuance. Another neglected area of research is the public's attitude toward different contraceptive knowledge sources. For example, receptivity to family planning messages may vary depending on wether the message is delivered by a physician or by a local trained worker. Research is also needed to assess the feasibility of using advertising approaches to encourage acceptors to switch to more effective methods of contraception. The psychosocial needs of acceptors and cultural differences in response to family planning promotional activities should also be explored. Research barriers include a lack of field-trained researchers, limited interest in family planning among scholars, inadequate government and donor support and funding, a failure to provide funds for longterm research, and inadequate communication between researchers. In Taiwan there is a need to 1) conduct more operations research; 2) make more use of previous research findings; 3) focus attention on research aimed at increasing contraceptive use among young people, improving fieldworker and client communication, and expanding the role of nongovernment agencies in family planning; and 4) develop a national population research institute. PMID:12266922

  3. NSF's MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) Program The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and

    E-print Network

    Berdichevsky, Victor

    instrument (physical or virtual). The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suiteNSF's MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) Program The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research

  4. Space Technology Research Vehicle (STRV)-2 program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shoemaker, James; Brooks, Paul; Korevaar, Eric J.; Arnold, Graham S.; Das, Alok; Stubstad, John; Hay, R. G.

    2000-11-01

    The STRV-2 program is the second in a series of three collaborative flight test programs between the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and the United Kingdom (UK) Minstry of Defence (MoD). The STRV-2 Experiment Module contains five major experiments to provide proof-of-concept data on system design, data on the mid-earth orbit (MEO) space environment, and data on durability of materials and components operating in the MEO environment. The UK Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) has provided a mid- wavelength infrared (MWIF) imager to evaluate passive detection of aircraft from space. BMDO, in conjunction with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), have provided experiments to evaluate use of adaptive structures for vibration suppression, to investigate the use of high bandwidth laser communications to transmit data from space to ground or airborne receivers, to study the durability of materials and components in the MEO space environment, and to measure radiation and micrometeoroid/debris fluence. These experiments are mounted on all- composite structure. This structure provides a significant reduction in weight and cost over comparable aluminum designs while maintaining the high stiffness required by optical payloads. In 1994, STRV-2 was manifested for launch by the DOD Space Test Program. STRV-2, the primary payload on the Tri-Service eXperiment (TSX)-5 spacecraft, was successfully launched on 7 June 2000 on a Pegasus XL from Vandenbery AFB, CA. The STRV-2 program, like the companion STRV-1 program, validates the viability of multi-national, multi-agency collaborations to provide cost effective acquisition of space test data. The experimental data to be obtained will reduce future satellite risk and provide guidelines for further system development.

  5. Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    The summer of 1997 will not only be noted by NASA for the mission to Mars by the Pathfinder but also for the 179 brilliant apprentices that participated in the SHARP Program. Apprentice participation increased 17% over last year's total of 153 participants. As indicated by the End-of-the-Program Evaluations, 96% of the programs' participants rated the summer experience from very good to excellent. The SHARP Management Team began the year by meeting in Cocoa Beach, Florida for the annual SHARP Planning Conference. Participants strengthened their Education Division Computer Aided Tracking System (EDCATS) skills, toured the world-renowned Kennedy Space Center, and took a journey into space during the Alien Encounter Exercise. The participants returned to their Centers with the same goals and objectives in mind. The 1997 SHARP Program goals were: (1) Utilize NASA's mission, unique facilities and specialized workforce to provide exposure, education, and enrichment experiences to expand participants' career horizons and inspire excellence in formal education and lifelong learning. (2) Develop and implement innovative education reform initiatives which support NASA's Education Strategic Plan and national education goals. (3) Utilize established statistical indicators to measure the effectiveness of SHARP's program goals. (4) Explore new recruiting methods which target the student population for which SHARP was specifically designed. (5) Increase the number of participants in the program. All of the SHARP Coordinators reported that the goals and objectives for the overall program as well as their individual program goals were achieved. Some of the goals and objectives for the Centers were: (1) To increase the students' awareness of science, mathematics, engineering, and computer technology; (2) To provide students with the opportunity to broaden their career objectives; and (3) To expose students to a variety of enrichment activities. Most of the Center goals and objectives were consistent with the overall program goals. Modem Technology Systems, Inc., was able to meet the SHARP Apprentices, Coordinators and Mentors during their site visits to Stennis Space Center, Ames Research Center and Dryden Flight Research Center. All three Centers had very efficient programs and adhered to SHARP's general guidelines and procedures. MTSI was able to meet the apprentices from the other Centers via satellite in July during the SHARP Video-Teleconference(ViTS). The ViTS offered the apprentices and the NASA and SHARP Coordinators the opportunity to introduce themselves. The apprentices from each Center presented topical "Cutting Edge Projects". Some of the accomplishments for the 1997 SHARP Program year included: MTSI hiring apprentices from four of the nine NASA Centers, the full utilization of the EDCATS by apprentices and NASA/SHARP Coordinators, the distribution of the SHARP Apprentice College and Scholarship Directory, a reunion with former apprentices from Langley Research Center and the development of a SHARP Recruitment Poster. MTSI developed another exciting newsletter containing graphics and articles submitted by the apprentices and the SHARP Management Team.

  6. NASA's aviation safety research and technology program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fichtl, G. H.

    1977-01-01

    Aviation safety is challenged by the practical necessity of compromising inherent factors of design, environment, and operation. If accidents are to be avoided these factors must be controlled to a degree not often required by other transport modes. The operational problems which challenge safety seem to occur most often in the interfaces within and between the design, the environment, and operations where mismatches occur due to ignorance or lack of sufficient understanding of these interactions. Under this report the following topics are summarized: (1) The nature of operating problems, (2) NASA aviation safety research, (3) clear air turbulence characterization and prediction, (4) CAT detection, (5) Measurement of Atmospheric Turbulence (MAT) Program, (6) Lightning, (7) Thunderstorm gust fronts, (8) Aircraft ground operating problems, (9) Aircraft fire technology, (10) Crashworthiness research, (11) Aircraft wake vortex hazard research, and (12) Aviation safety reporting system.

  7. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM AGROECOSYSTEM MONITORING AND RESEARCH STRATEGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The monitoring program described in this document is one component of the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP), a national program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development. or EMAP, agroecosystems are defined ...

  8. University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Training (UMANRRT) Program

    E-print Network

    Weber, David J.

    University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Training (UMANRRT) Program Post-doctoral Fellowship Positions The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Training (UMANRRT) Program. UMANRRT, under

  9. Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2013 / 2014 Inform -Involve -Enable

    E-print Network

    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    #12;Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2013 / 2014 Inform - Involve - Enable revised 6/04/13 1 Medical Education Research Scholars Program (MERSP) Application Cover Sheet Please click _______________________________ Date: ____________ Department Chair Signature: ______________________ Date: _____________ #12;Medical

  10. Research Financial Project Administrator Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

    E-print Network

    Stephens, Graeme L.

    , leadership and innovation to enable effectiveness and improvement. Responsibilities/Duties: Financial Research Financial Project Administrator Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Office of the VP of Research Financial Project Administrator (Administrator). Sponsored Programs is the primary coordinating

  11. Geothermal Research Program of the US Geological Survey

    SciTech Connect

    Duffield, W.A.; Guffanti, M.

    1981-01-01

    The beginning of the Geothermal Research Program, its organization, objectives, fiscal history, accomplishments, and present emphasis. The projects of the Geothermal Research Program are presented along with a list of references.

  12. Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program

    E-print Network

    Ginzel, Matthew

    Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program NEED IMPACT STATEMENT INITIATIVE The Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program is a joint effort Care Engineering (CCE) project sponsored by the Oncological Sciences Center in Discovery Park

  13. Defense Health Program DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BONE MARROW FAILURE RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    Defense Health Program DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BONE MARROW FAILURE RESEARCH PROGRAM FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 The Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The FY13 Defense Appropriations Act provides $3

  14. US blanket technology programs. [Directory of current research

    SciTech Connect

    Nygren, R.E.

    1985-01-01

    Experimental research in US programs related to blanket technology is described through brief summaries of the objectives, facilities, recent experimental results and principal investigators for the Blanket Technology Program, TRIO-1 Experiment, TSTA, Fusion Hybrid Program and selected activities in the Fusion Materials and Fusion Safety Programs in neutronics research.

  15. Dryden Flight Research Center Chemical Pharmacy Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Davis, Bette

    1997-01-01

    The Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) Chemical Pharmacy "Crib" is a chemical sharing system which loans chemicals to users, rather than issuing them or having each individual organization or group purchasing the chemicals. This cooperative system of sharing chemicals eliminates multiple ownership of the same chemicals and also eliminates stockpiles. Chemical management duties are eliminated for each of the participating organizations. The chemical storage issues, hazards and responsibilities are eliminated. The system also ensures safe storage of chemicals and proper disposal practices. The purpose of this program is to reduce the total releases and transfers of toxic chemicals. The initial cost of the program to DFRC was $585,000. A savings of $69,000 per year has been estimated for the Center. This savings includes the reduced costs in purchasing, disposal and chemical inventory/storage responsibilities. DFRC has chemicals stored in 47 buildings and at 289 locations. When the program is fully implemented throughout the Center, there will be three chemical locations at this facility. The benefits of this program are the elimination of chemical management duties; elimination of the hazard associated with chemical storage; elimination of stockpiles; assurance of safe storage; assurance of proper disposal practices; assurance of a safer workplace; and more accurate emissions reports.

  16. Mixtures Research at NIEHS: An Evolving Program

    PubMed Central

    Rider, Cynthia V; Carlin, Danielle J; DeVito, Micheal J; Thompson, Claudia L; Walker, Nigel J

    2014-01-01

    The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has a rich history in evaluating the toxicity of mixtures. The types of mixtures assessed by the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) and the extramural community (through the Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT)) have included a broad range of chemicals and toxicants, with each study having a unique set of questions and design considerations. Some examples of the types of mixtures studied include: groundwater contaminants, pesticides/fertilizers, dioxin-like chemicals (assessing the toxic equivalency approach), drug combinations, air pollution, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, technical mixtures (e.g. pentachlorophenol, flame retardants), and mixed entities (e.g. herbals, asbestos). These endeavors have provided excellent data on the toxicity of specific mixtures and have been informative to the human health risk assessment process in general (e.g. providing data on low dose exposures to environmental chemicals). However, the mixtures research effort at NIEHS, to date, has been driven by test article nominations to the DNTP or by investigator-initiated research through DERT. Recently, the NIEHS has embarked upon an effort to coordinate mixtures research across both intramural and extramural divisions in order to maximize mixtures research results. A path forward for NIEHS mixtures research will be based on feedback from a Request for Information (RFI) designed to gather up-to-date views on the knowledge gaps and roadblocks to evaluating mixtures and performing cumulative risk assessment, and a workshop organized to bring together mixtures experts from risk assessment, exposure science, biology, epidemiology, and statistics. The future of mixtures research at NIEHS will include projects from nominations to DNTP, studies by extramural investigators, and collaborations across government agencies that address high-priority questions in the field of mixtures research. PMID:23146757

  17. Relapse of amoebic infection 10 years after the infection.

    PubMed

    Ng, C H; Lai, L; Ng, K S; Li, K K

    2011-02-01

    A 52-year-old man with schizophrenia, who had a history of amoebic liver abscess treated with combination antimicrobial agents, presented 10 years later with severe rectal bleeding. Diagnosis of amoebic colitis was confirmed by histological examination of endoscopic biopsy. Doctors treating patients with amoebic infection should be aware of the risk of eradication failure. Post-treatment stool testing, preferably by antigen testing or polymerase chain reaction, should be performed after antimicrobial treatment. PMID:21282830

  18. Subhepatic Sterile Abscess 10 Years After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

    PubMed Central

    Bartels, Anne K.; Zamora, Jose Gonzales

    2015-01-01

    We present a case of a large, sterile, subhepatic abdominal wall abscess secondary to foreign body reaction to dropped gallstones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed 10 years ago. Dropped gallstones are common complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but they rarely result in abscess formation. When abscesses do occur, they may present a few months to a few years after surgery. It is important to recognize dropped gallstones as an etiology for subhepatic abscess in patients with history of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. PMID:26157931

  19. Isolated tracheoesophageal fistula in a 10-year-old girl

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Iris De Schutter; Françoise Vermeulen; Elke De Wachter; Caroline Ernst; Anne Malfroot

    2007-01-01

    Isolated tracheoesophageal fistula (H-TOF) is a rare type of tracheoesophageal anomaly and is in most cases diagnosed in the\\u000a neonatal period because of choking and cyanosis during feeding. Diagnosis may be delayed even until adulthood because of nonspecific\\u000a and sometimes intermittent symptoms, and because false-negative results of all diagnostic tools are not uncommon. We report\\u000a a 10-year-old child with H-TOF,

  20. Epidemiology of athletic knee injuries: A 10-year study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Majewski; Habelt Susanne; Steinbrück Klaus

    2006-01-01

    The knee is an anatomically and biomechanically complex joint. Few studies have been published reporting the type and frequency of knee injuries. However, this information that may help to prevent, diagnose, and treat knee joint injuries. We have documented 17,397 patients with 19,530 sport injuries over a 10-year period of time. 6434 patients (37%) had 7769 injuries (39.8%) related to

  1. Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2014 /2015 Inform -Involve -Enable

    E-print Network

    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2014 /2015 Inform - Involve - Enable Revised 3/14/14 1 Medical Education Research Scholars Program (MERSP) Application Cover Sheet Name (Last, First, M________________________ Date:________ ResetPrint Save #12;Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2014 /2015 Inform

  2. Applications of Genetic Programming in Cancer Research

    PubMed Central

    Worzel, William P.; Yu, Jianjun; Almal, Arpit A.; Chinnaiyan, Arul M.

    2012-01-01

    The theory of Darwinian evolution is the fundamental keystones of modern biology. Late in the last century, computer scientists began adapting its principles, in particular natural selection, to complex computational challenges, leading to the emergence of evolutionary algorithms. The conceptual model of selective pressure and recombination in evolutionary algorithms allows scientists to efficiently search high dimensional space for solutions to complex problems. In the last decade, genetic programming has been developed and extensively applied for analysis of molecular data to classify cancer subtypes and characterize the mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis and development. This article reviews current successes using genetic programming and discusses its potential impact in cancer research and treatment in the near future. PMID:18929677

  3. Gas Hydrates Research Programs: An International Review

    SciTech Connect

    Jorge Gabitto; Maria Barrufet

    2009-12-09

    Gas hydrates sediments have the potential of providing a huge amount of natural gas for human use. Hydrate sediments have been found in many different regions where the required temperature and pressure conditions have been satisfied. Resource exploitation is related to the safe dissociation of the gas hydrate sediments. Basic depressurization techniques and thermal stimulation processes have been tried in pilot efforts to exploit the resource. There is a growing interest in gas hydrates all over the world due to the inevitable decline of oil and gas reserves. Many different countries are interested in this valuable resource. Unsurprisingly, developed countries with limited energy resources have taken the lead in worldwide gas hydrates research and exploration. The goal of this research project is to collect information in order to record and evaluate the relative strengths and goals of the different gas hydrates programs throughout the world. A thorough literature search about gas hydrates research activities has been conducted. The main participants in the research effort have been identified and summaries of their past and present activities reported. An evaluation section discussing present and future research activities has also been included.

  4. Living with faecal incontinence: a 10-year follow-up study.

    PubMed

    Wilson, Mary

    2015-03-01

    Faecal incontinence (FI) is a taboo subject, and people living with it can feel stigmatised. This article reports on a 10-year qualitative follow-up to an initial constructivist-grounded theory project, investigating living with FI. This article will also look back at the initial study and the 5-year follow-up study undertaken. The research examines the challenges associated with living with FI and different ways of managing the condition, including the importance of social support. PMID:25757581

  5. Smart structures research program at Virginia Tech

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Claus, R. O.; Safaai-Jazi, A.; Bennett, K. D.; May, R. G.; Duncan, B. D.

    1989-01-01

    A review of the smart structures and avionics research and teaching program that started in 1979 at Virginia Tech is described. Current smart structures research include major efforts in the development of embedded and attached optical fiber and acoustic fiber sensors for cure monitoring, in-service lifetime structural testing, nondestructive evaluation, and impact and damage detection and analysis; of gradual material degradation; sensor signal multiplexing, processing and data handling to achieve near real-time distributed structural analysis; and the integration of embedded sensors, actuators and control electronics to achieve controlled structural response. Special campus facilities used for this work include an optical fiber fabrication facility, an autoclave for composite structure fabrication and curing, and laboratories for optical fiber sensor development, materials response and nondestructive evaluation, structural control testing and computer engineering.

  6. Outcomes of a School-Based Intervention (RESCATE) to Improve Physical Activity Patterns in Mexican Children Aged 8-10 Years

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    Colin-Ramirez, E.; Castillo-Martinez, L.; Orea-Tejeda, A.; Vergara-Castaneda, A.; Keirns-Davis, C.; Villa-Romero, A.

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of an intervention program on the patterns of physical activity in 8- to 10-year-old Mexican children from lower socioeconomic status. This study performed a randomized controlled field trial in 498 children aged 8-10 years from 10 public schools of low socioeconomic status in Mexico City. Schools…

  7. FY 1995 research highlights: PNL accomplishments in OER programs

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-10-01

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) conducts fundamental and applied research in support of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) core missions in science and technology, environmental quality, energy resources, and national security. Much of this research is funded by the program offices of DOE`s Office of Energy Research (DOE-ER), primarily the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) and the Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER), and by PNL`s Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program. This document is a collection of research highlights that describe PNL`s accomplishments in DOE-ER funded programs during Fiscal Year 1995. Included are accomplishments in research funded by OHER`s Analytical Technologies, Environmental Research, Health Effects, General Life Sciences, and Carbon Dioxide Research programs; BES`s Materials Science, Chemical Sciences, Engineering and Geoscience, and Applied Mathematical Sciences programs; and PNL`s LDRD Program. Summaries are given for 70 projects.

  8. Research Experiences in Community College Science Programs

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    Beauregard, A.

    2011-12-01

    The benefits of student access to scientific research opportunities and the use of data in curriculum and student inquiry-driven approaches to teaching as effective tools in science instruction are compelling (i.e., Ledley, et al., 2008; Gawel & Greengrove, 2005; Macdonald, et al., 2005; Harnik & Ross. 2003). Unfortunately, these experiences are traditionally limited at community colleges due to heavy faculty teaching loads, a focus on teaching over research, and scarce departmental funds. Without such hands-on learning activities, instructors may find it difficult to stimulate excitement about science in their students, who are typically non-major and nontraditional. I present two different approaches for effectively incorporating research into the community college setting that each rely on partnerships with other institutions. The first of these is a more traditional approach for providing research experiences to undergraduate students, though such experiences are limited at community colleges, and involves student interns working on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Specifically, students participate in a water quality assessment study of two local bayous. Students work on different aspects of the project, including water sample collection, bio-assay incubation experiments, water quality sample analysis, and collection and identification of phytoplankton. Over the past four years, nine community college students, as well as two undergraduate students and four graduate students from the local four-year university have participated in this research project. Aligning student and faculty research provides community college students with the unique opportunity to participate in the process of active science and contribute to "real" scientific research. Because students are working in a local watershed, these field experiences provide a valuable "place-based" educational opportunity. The second approach links cutting-edge oceanographic research with my community college students by partnering with a research oceanographer. Through this partnership, students have had access to an active oceanographic researcher through classroom visits, use of data in curriculum, and research/cruise progress updates. With very little research activity currently going on at the community college, this "window" into scientific research is invaluable. Another important aspect of this project is the development of a summer internship program that has allowed four community college students to work directly with an oceanographer in her lab for ten weeks. This connection of community college students with world-class scientists in the field promotes better understanding of research and potentially may encourage more students to major in the sciences. In either approach, the interaction with scientists at different stages of their careers, from undergraduate and graduate students at universities to post docs and research scientists, also provides community college students with the opportunity to gain insight into possible career pathways. For both majors and non-majors, a key outcome of such experiences will be gaining experience in using inquiry and reasoning through the scientific method and becoming comfortable with data and technology.

  9. DSRG GUIDELINES DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT Program Round 10

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    Johnson Jr.,, Ray

    1 DSRG GUIDELINES DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT Program ­ Round 10 Application Period: November 1 The mission of the Doctoral Student Research Grant Program is to foster a research-oriented academic culture received a Doctoral Student Research Grant in Competition #9 are NOT eligible to apply for Competition #10

  10. UC Systemwide Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The UC Toxic Substances Research & Teaching Program WWW is designed to open communication and interest between the public and the researchers within the University of California. Several areas of research are covered, including: coastal toxicology, ecotoxicology, health effects, and environmental engineering. The program includes all nine UC Campuses and three national laboratories. Browse for conference announcements, articles of interest, and profiles of researchers.

  11. Role of EPA in Asset Management Research ? The Aging Water Infrastructure Research Program

    EPA Science Inventory

    This slide presentation provides an overview of the EPA Office of Research and Development?s Aging Water infrastructure Research Program (AWIRP). The research program origins, goals, products, and plans are described. The research program focuses on four areas: condition asses...

  12. College of Engineering Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    for an Engineering Student for Summer 2012 Research Faculty Name __William C. Conner__and Chris HollotCollege of Engineering Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program Request explain the interdisciplinary nature of this project). Development of renewable energy research

  13. INTERDEPARTMENTAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM RAPPAPORT AWARD FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

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    Amaral, Luis A.N.

    IBIB ii SS INTERDEPARTMENTAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM RAPPAPORT AWARD FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE fellowships that will be awarded at the same time as the Rappaport Award for Research Excellence? If so, list receiving the Rappaport Award for Research Excellence. Student Signature

  14. OVERVIEW OF THE INTRAMURAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    This presentation will provide a summary of the risk management portion of ORD's endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) research program, including its motivation, goals, planning efforts and resulting research areas. In an emerging research area like EDCs, risk management ...

  15. Adiposis dolorosa (Dercum's disease): 10-year follow-up.

    PubMed

    Brodovsky, S; Westreich, M; Leibowitz, A; Schwartz, Y

    1994-12-01

    Adiposis dolorosa is a disease characterized by painful, subcutaneous fatty tumors. This disorder usually occurs in obese, postmenopausal women and is associated with weakness and mental disturbances such as depression, confusion, lethargy, and dementia. The cause is unknown, and there is no specific treatment. Pain may be relieved by steroids, intravenous lidocaine, or analgesics. Surgical treatment consists of excision or liposuction of the painful masses. We present two cases of adiposis dolorosa in men, with a follow-up of more than 10 years. PMID:7880063

  16. Nonoperative management of peripancreatic arterial aneurysms. A 10-year experience.

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    Mandel, S R; Jaques, P F; Sanofsky, S; Mauro, M A

    1987-01-01

    The surgical approach to bleeding visceral artery aneurysms has a mortality rate of 16-50% that is dependent primarily on anatomic location and underlying cause. Nineteen patients were studied over a 10-year period who were definitively treated by embolization. There was a 79% success rate and no mortality. The cause of the aneurysms was pancreatitis in 13 patients, trauma in four patients, subacute bacterial endocarditis in one patient, and secondary to biliary tract surgery in one patient. Images Fig. 1. Fig. 2. PMID:3492972

  17. NASA Administrator Dan Goldin greets 10-year-old VIP.

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    NASA Administrator Dan Goldin (left) shares a light moment during his meeting with 10-year-old Jonathan Pierce (right), who is garbed in a protective cooling suit designed by NASA. Behind Goldin is astronaut Doug Wheelock; behind Jonathan is his mother, Penny. Jonathan suffers from erythropoietic protoporphyria, a rare condition that makes his body unable to withstand ultraviolet rays. The suit allows him to be outside during the day, which would otherwise be impossible. Jonathan's trip was funded by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and included a visit to Disney World. He and his family were among a dozen VIPs at KSC to view the launch of STS-99.

  18. DOE-EERC jointly sponsored research program

    SciTech Connect

    Hendrikson, J.G.; Sondreal, E.A.

    1999-09-01

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-93MC30098 funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) supported the performance of a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) with a minimum 50% nonfederal cost share to assist industry in commercializing and effectively applying efficient, nonpolluting energy technologies that can compete effectively in meeting market demands for clean fuels, chemical feedstocks, and electricity in the 21st century. The objective of the JSRP was to advance the deployment of advanced technologies for improving energy efficiency and environmental performance through jointly sponsored research on topics that would not be adequately addressed by the private sector alone. Examples of such topics include the barriers to hot-gas cleaning impeding the deployment of high-efficiency power systems and the search for practical means for sequestering CO{sub 2} generated by fossil fuel combustion. The selection of particular research projects was guided by a combination of DOE priorities and market needs, as provided by the requirement for joint venture funding approved both by DOE and the private sector sponsor. The research addressed many different energy resource and related environmental problems, with emphasis directed toward the EERC's historic lead mission in low-rank coals (LRCs), which represent approximately half of the U.S. coal resources in the conterminous states, much larger potential resources in Alaska, and a major part of the energy base in the former U.S.S.R., East Central Europe, and the Pacific Rim. The Base and JSRP agreements were tailored to the growing awareness of critical environmental issues, including water supply and quality, air toxics (e.g., mercury), fine respirable particulate matter (PM{sub 2.5}), and the goal of zero net CO{sub 2} emissions.

  19. SMART-1 SIR: review of results and legacy after 10 years

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    Mall, Urs

    2014-05-01

    With SMART-1, launched on 27 September 2003, ESA opened with the Small Missions for Advanced Research and Technology program, the possibility for European space-based lunar science to take off. Primarily built to demonstrate the capability of the Solar Electric Primary Propulsion (SEP) System for future ESA cornerstone missions, the satellite carried instruments and experiments to test new technologies for future missions. Among those experiments, the SIR experiment, a grating, near-infrared point-spectrometer was built as a compact low mass (2 kg) instrument, designed to measure reflectance spectra of the lunar surface on the SMART-1 spacecraft in the wavelength range between 900 and 2400 nm, with the goal to investigate the Moon's mineralogical composition. SIR's great advantages compared to ground-based instrumentation was its high spatial resolution, its ability of observe the lunar far side and the fact that space- based observations would generate reflectance spectra that would not be affected by atmospheric absorptions and emission lines. Compared with the Clementine multi-color-data, SIR could measure complete spectra with a much higher spectral resolution, thus allowing for an accurate determination of the positions of the mineral absorption bands. SIR collected data until the end of the mission on 3 September 2006. We will review some of the results which originated from the 28 million spectra taken during the SIR-1 mission, report on insights gained with the SIR experiment on SMART-1, explain what role it played for the developments of the SIR-2 experiment flown on Chandrayaan-1, and show what progress NIR lunar spectroscopy has made in those 10 years.

  20. Training of prescreening cytotechnicians. A report on 10-year experience.

    PubMed

    Arva, P; Bodó, M; Sugár, J

    1984-01-01

    Institutional training of prescreening cytotechnicians started in 1972 in the Research Institute of Oncopathology, Budapest. Up to 1983 ten classes, i.e. 230 students have been trained. Authors acknowledge the good achievements of their students and state that the diagnostic reliability of the qualified cytotechnicians has been recognized by professionals. Their activity resulted in a considerably increased number of screenings and recognized cervical cancers. In 1964 merely 25 600 examinations, whereas in 1982 altogether 1 030 000 examinations were performed. Cervical cancers announced in 1978 were 597, but in 1982 this number rose to 1022, being 661 (66%) in stage 0. A so-called Cervix Program based on the activity of cytotechnicians has been initiated by the Hungarian Ministry of Health. In view of the authors' ten-year experience the execution of this enormous enterprise seems possible. PMID:6377100

  1. CUNY Pipeline Program for Careers in College Teaching and Research

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    Dennehy, John

    CUNY Pipeline Program for Careers in College Teaching and Research Educational Opportunity to the CUNY Pipeline Program which is designed to prepare promising undergraduate students for admission;CUNY Pipeline Program for Careers in College Teaching and Research Educational Opportunity & Diversity

  2. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    1 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AT OAK RIDGE NATIONAL a research and technical assistance program, called the Work For Others (WFO) program, for U.S. State and local government entities. DOE is authorized to supply technical assistance and to make arrangements

  3. Program of Research and Education in Aerospace Structures

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    Whitesides, John L.; Johansen, Laurie W.

    2005-01-01

    Since its inception in January 2003, the program has provided support for 1 research professor and a total of 10 Graduate Research Scholar Assistants of these all 10 have completed their MS degree program. The program has generated 10 MS thesis. Final report lists papers presented in seminars for the period January 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

  4. The Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program: Fisheries Research and Development

    E-print Network

    The Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program: Fisheries Research and Development Report 2009 August 1 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program: Fisheries Research and Development REPORT 2009 August 1, 2009 U.............................................. 81 #12;4 I. INTRODUCTION This Report to Congress on the Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Grant Program

  5. VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY CENTRAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR GRANTS PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    Simaan, Nabil

    VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY CENTRAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR GRANTS PROGRAM ANALYSIS: APRIL 2013 History The University Central Research Scholar Grants (RSG) Program was initiated in fall 1999 by the Office of the Provost as a companion to the Intramural Discovery Grants Programs in University Central1

  6. Overview of NASA's Microgravity Materials Research Program

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    Downey, James Patton; Grugel, Richard

    2012-01-01

    The NASA microgravity materials program is dedicated to conducting microgravity experiments and related modeling efforts that will help us understand the processes associated with the formation of materials. This knowledge will help improve ground based industrial production of such materials. The currently funded investigations include research on the distribution of dopants and formation of defects in semiconductors, transitions between columnar and dendritic grain morphology, coarsening of phase boundaries, competition between thermally and kinetically favored phases, and the formation of glassy vs. crystalline material. NASA microgravity materials science investigators are selected for funding either through a proposal in response to a NASA Research Announcement or by participation in a team proposing to a foreign agency research announcement. In the latter case, a US investigator participating in a successful proposal to a foreign agency can then apply to NASA for funding of an unsolicited proposal. The program relies on cooperation with other aerospace partners from around the world. The ISS facilities used for these investigations are provided primarily by partnering with foreign agencies and in most cases the US investigators are working as a part of a larger team studying a specific area of materials science. The following facilities are to be utilized for the initial investigations. The ESA provided Low Gradient Facility and the Solidification and Quench Inserts to the Materials Research Rack/Materials Science Laboratory are to be used primarily for creating bulk samples that are directionally solidified or quenched from a high temperature melt. The CNES provided DECLIC facility is used to observe morphological development in transparent materials. The ESA provided Electro-Magnetic Levitator (EML) is designed to levitate, melt and then cool samples in order to study nucleation behavior. The facility provides conditions in which nucleation of the solid is not triggered from the wall and in which fluid flows in the sample can be controlled and manipulated. These conditions allow scientists ideal conditions for understanding the relative amounts and distribution of different phases that form in the solid. Finally, the Coarsening of Solid Liquid Melts hardware allows quenching of low temperature samples in the Microgravity Science Glovebox.

  7. DIII-D research program progress

    SciTech Connect

    Stambaugh, R.D.

    1990-11-01

    A summary of highlights of the research on the DIII-D tokamak in the last two years is given. At low q, toroidal beta ({beta}{sub T}) has reached 11%. At high q, {epsilon}{beta}{sub p} has reached 1.8. DIII-D data extending from one regime to the other show the beta limit is at least {beta}{sub T}(%) {ge} 3.5 I/aB (MA, m, T). Prospects for using H-mode in future devices have been enhanced. The discovery of negative edge electric fields and associated turbulence suppression have become part of an emerging theory of H-mode. Long pulse (10 second) H-mode with impurity control has been demonstrated. Radial sweeping of the divertor strike points and gas puffing under the X-point have lowered peak divertor plate heat fluxes a factor of 3 and 2 respectively. T{sub i} = 17 keV has been reached in a hot ion H-mode. Electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD) has produced up to 70 kA of driven current. Program elements now beginning are fast wave current drive (FWCD) and an advanced divertor program (ADP). 38 refs., 10 figs.

  8. GUIDANCE FOR RESEARCH HOUSE STUDIES OF THE FLORIDA RADON RESEARCH PROGRAM, VOLUME 1: RESEARCH PLAN

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report provides guidance and a readily available reference to groups involved with the Florida Radon Research Program's (FRRP's) research house studies. t includes: 1): Lists of Parameters for continuous and periodic high and low resolution measurements; (2) Protocols for cha...

  9. Diagnostic interpretation of electrocardiograms in population-based research: Computer program research physicians, or cardiologists?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. C. de Bruyne; J. A. Kors; A. W. Hoes; D. A. C. Kruijssen; J. W. Deckers; M. Grosfeld; G. van Herpen; D. E. Grobbee; J. H. van Bemmel

    1997-01-01

    We assessed the performance of diagnostic electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation by the computer program MEANS and by research physicians, compared to cardiologists, in a physician-based study. To establish a strategy for ECG interpretation in health surveys, we also studied the diagnostic capacity of three scenarios: use of the computer program alone (A), computer program and cardiologist (B), and computer program, research

  10. Directory of research projects: Planetary geology and geophysics program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Holt, Henry (editor)

    1990-01-01

    Information about currently funded scientific research within the Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program is provided, including the proposal summary sheet from each proposal funded under the program during fiscal year 1990. Information about the research project, including title, principal investigator, institution, summary of research objectives, past accomplishments, and proposed new investigations is also provided.

  11. Directory of research projects, 1991. Planetary geology and geophysics program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Maxwell, Ted A. (editor)

    1991-01-01

    Information is provided about currently funded scientific research within the Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program. The directory consists of the proposal summary sheet from each proposal funded by the program during fiscal year 1991. Information is provided on the research topic, principal investigator, institution, summary of research objectives, past accomplishments, and proposed investigators.

  12. Directory of research projects: Planetary geology and geophysics program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Holt, Henry (editor)

    1992-01-01

    Information about currently funded scientific research within the Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program is provided. The directory consists of the proposal summary sheet from each proposal funded under the program during Fiscal Year 1992. The sheets provide information about the research project, including title, principal investigator, institution, summary of research objectives, past accomplishments, and proposed new investigations.

  13. RSPO Featured Project Research and Sponsored Programs Office

    E-print Network

    RSPO Featured Project Research and Sponsored Programs Office Naval Postgraduate School · 15 May South China Sea (WISE/VANS) program, a joint research project sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the Na- tional Science Council of Taiwan. The goal of the experi- ment is to study

  14. Graduate Research Fellowship Program Operations Center The NSF Graduate

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    Escher, Christine

    Graduate Research Fellowship Program Operations Center The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information: www.nsf.gov/grfp or www.nsfgrfp.org Apply at: www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/ · Identifies individuals and the participation of women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities NSF Graduate Research

  15. Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP) Call for Applications

    E-print Network

    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP) Call for Applications Deadline to submit to announce the annual call for applications for the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP in conducting clinical/translational research for junior investigators working to improve human health

  16. INEL BNCT Research Program annual report 1994

    SciTech Connect

    Venhuizen, J.R. [ed.

    1995-11-01

    This report is a summary of the progress and research produced for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) Research Program for calendar year 1994. Contributions from the principal investigators about their individual projects are included, specifically, chemistry (pituitary tumor studies, boron drug development including liposomes, lipoproteins, and carboranylalanine derivatives), pharmacology (murine screenings, toxicity testing, ICP-AES analysis of biological samples), physics (treatment planning software, neutron beam and filter design, neutron beam measurement dosimetry), and radiation biology (small and large animal models tissue studies and efficacy studies). Information on the potential toxicity of BSH and BPA is presented and results of 21 spontaneous tumor bearing dogs that have been treated with BNCT at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) are discussed. Several boron carrying drugs exhibiting good tumor uptake are described. Significant progress in the potential of treating pituitary tumors is presented. Highlights from the First International Workshop on Accelerator-Based Neutron Sources for BNCT are included. Selected papers have been indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  17. 7 CFR 3406.17 - Program application materials-research.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...17 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE 1890 INSTITUTION CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM Preparation of a Research Proposal § 3406.17 Program...

  18. 5th WAA Congress therapeutic artificial organs, 10 years after.

    PubMed

    Nosé, Y

    1995-03-01

    In 1983, more than 10 years ago, the concept of therapeutic artificial organs was proposed by this author. Currently developments of various types of immunomodulation technologies are well established, and therapeutic artificial organs for the treatment of autoimmunodiseases have become a well-accepted concept. It is this author's opinion that if we utilize apheresis technologies properly we should be able to prevent the aging process of mankind. Physical youth, and perhaps mental youth, can be achieved by apheresis technologies. However, in order to maintain youth and enjoy a high quality of life, it is essential to maintain a strong will to live. In this paper a new type of an artificial organ is proposed. This antiaging artificial organ is named "Juzo," the organ for a longer life, in Japanese, by this author. PMID:7779006

  19. Federal Geothermal Research Program Update - Fiscal Year 2001

    SciTech Connect

    Laney, P.T.

    2002-08-31

    This Federal Geothermal Program Research Update reviews the specific objectives, status, and accomplishments of DOE's Geothermal Program for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2001. The information contained in this Research Update illustrates how the mission and goals of the Office of Geothermal Technologies are reflected in each R&D activity. The Geothermal Program, from its guiding principles to the most detailed research activities, is focused on expanding the use of geothermal energy.

  20. THE VALUE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WORK FOR OTHERS PROGRAM)

    E-print Network

    THE VALUE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WORK FOR OTHERS bias. $ Supporting the homeland security, national security, and scientific research policies and sensors. $ Accomplishing research or technology goals that may otherwise be unattainable, and avoid

  1. 10-years of Atlantic Overturning observations: variability revealed on sub-annual, seasonal, annual and multi-annual timescales

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    McCarthy, Gerard; Johns, William; Meinen, Chris; Baringer, Molly; Rayner, Darren; Moat, Ben; Smeed, David

    2015-04-01

    The RAPID/MOCHA/WBTS project has been measuring the Atlantic Overturning circulation (AMOC) at 26.5 N in the North Atlantic since 2004. The joint UK-US project has recently reached the 10 year milestone. Here we present some of the key results from the first 10 years of the program. The first year's measurements revealed a sub-annual variability that encompassed all previous ship-based, hydrographic estimates of the AMOC, thus showing that a perceived decline could be encompassed in short-term variability. Seasonal variability in the AMOC was larger than expected with a 6 Sv range, with the largest single component derived from wind-stress curl induced density fluctuations at the eastern boundary. Interannual variability, far larger than that present in state of the art climate models, was seen in 2009/10. A 30% reduction lasted 18 months and cooled the subtropical North Atlantic significantly. The existence of continuous heat transport measurements enabled us to show that the main cause of the cooling was a reduction in ocean heat convergence rather than air-sea fluxes. The winter of 2010/11 revealed a second consecutive winter of low AMOC: a double dip. Whether ocean re-emergence or the change in AMOC circulation was the cause of the SST tripole pattern pattern that emerged in the winter of 2010/11 is a topic of ongoing research. Nonetheless, this SST pattern was shown to be sufficient to push the atmosphere into a second consecutive negative wintertime North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and increased predictability of this negative NAO. Most recently a multi-year decline in the AMOC has been observed. This 0.5 Sv/year decline is much larger than the long-term decline predicted due to anthropogenic climate change. The decline first reported on the 8.5-year timeseries has continued in the 10-year timeseries. The magnitude of the decline is so large as to suggest it may be decadal variability. A decline in the AMOC is consistent with a declining phase of the Atlantic Multi-decadal oscillation of sea-surface temperatures that is predicted by a number of authors.

  2. Personnel training experience in the radioactive waste management: 10 years of Moscow SIA 'RADON' international education training centre

    SciTech Connect

    Batyukhnova, Olga; Dmitriev, Sergey; Arustamov, Artur [Moscow Scientific and Industrial Association 'Radon', 7th Rostovsky Lane 2/14, 119121, Moscow (Russian Federation); Ojovan, Mikhael [Immobilisation Science Laboratory, University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD (United Kingdom)

    2007-07-01

    Available in abstract form only. Full text of publication follows: The education service for specialists dealing with radioactive waste was established in Russia (former USSR) in 1983 and was based on the capabilities of two organisations: the Moscow Scientific and Industrial Association 'Radon' (SIA 'Radon') and the Chemical Department of Lomonosov's Moscow State University. These two organizations are able to offer training programs in the science fundamentals, applied research and in practical operational areas of the all pre-disposal activities of the radioactive waste management. Since 1997 this system was upgraded to the international level and now acts as International Education Training Centre (IETC) at SIA 'Radon' under the guidance of the IAEA. During 10 years more than 300 specialists from 26 European and Asian countries enhanced their knowledge and skills in radioactive waste management. The IAEA supported specialized regional training courses and workshops, fellowships, on-the-job training, and scientific visits are additional means to assure development of personnel capabilities. Efficiency of training was carefully analysed using the structural adaptation of educational process as well as factors, which have influence on education quality. Social-psychological aspects were also taken into account in assessing the overall efficiency. The analysis of the effect of individual factors and the efficiency of education activity were carried out based on attestation results and questioning attendees. A number of analytical methods were utilised such as Ishikawa's diagram method and Pareto's principle for improving of training programs and activities. (authors)

  3. Strategies for Enhancing Research and Research Training Programs for African Americans: Viewing Barriers as Opportunities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles Curry

    1997-01-01

    :Minorities have long been excluded from biomedical research programs, both as researchers and as study participants. One reason for the dearth of minority researchers is their lack of awareness that federal and private financial assistance programs exist on their behalf. To provide opportunities for minorities in biomedical research, minority institutions must be given expanded opportunities to participate in federally sponsored

  4. Strategies for Enhancing Research and Research Training Programs for African Americans: Viewing Barriers as Opportunities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles Curry

    1997-01-01

    Minorities have long been excluded from biomedical research programs, both as researchers and as study participants. One reason for the dearth of minority researchers is their lack of awareness that federal and private financial assistance programs exist on their behalf. To provide opportunities for minorities in biomedical research, minority institutions must be given expanded opportunities to participate in federally sponsored

  5. NCI Community Oncology Research Program Grants | Division of Cancer Prevention

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to main content Division of Cancer Prevention Search form Search Main menu Home Major Programs Research Networks Map Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) Cancer Prevention

  6. NCORP: Colorado Cancer Research Program | Division of Cancer Prevention

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to main content Division of Cancer Prevention Search form Search Main menu Home Major Programs Research Networks Map Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) Cancer Prevention

  7. Beaumont NCI Community Oncology Research Program | Division of Cancer Prevention

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to main content Division of Cancer Prevention Search form Search Main menu Home Major Programs Research Networks Map Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) Cancer Prevention

  8. College of Engineering Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    for an Engineering Student for Summer 2011 Research Faculty Name _________Prof. Christopher SalthouseCollege of Engineering Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program Request to a successful development of rapid prototyping techniques for microfluidics and a syringe pump, this summer

  9. Satellite-tracking and earth-dynamics research programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

    The activities and progress in the satellite tracking and earth dynamics research during the first half of calendar year 1975 are described. Satellite tracking network operations, satellite geodesy and geophysics programs, GEOS 3 project support, and atmospheric research are covered.

  10. DCCPS: Behavioral Research Program: TCRB: Smoking and Tobacco Control Monographs

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    Skip Navigation Twitter Multimedia Home About Key Initiatives Funding Resources Tools Cancer Control & Population Sciences Home Behavioral Research Program Home Tobacco Control Research Branch Smoking and Tobacco Control Monographs Monograph 10: Health

  11. Northwest NCI Community Oncology Research Program | Division of Cancer Prevention

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to main content Division of Cancer Prevention Search form Search Main menu Home Major Programs Research Networks Map Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) Cancer Prevention

  12. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Research · Energy Systems Integration Lighting California's Future: Market Connections is one of nine Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT LIGHTING CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE: MARKET CONNECTIONS Prepared for: California Energy Commission

  13. Ochsner NCI Community Oncology Research Program | Division of Cancer Prevention

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    Skip to main content Division of Cancer Prevention Search form Search Main menu Home Major Programs Research Networks Map Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) Cancer Prevention

  14. Effective Research Strategies for Trainees in Internal Medicine Residency Programs

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    Wiederman, Michael W.; Sawyer, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    For most training programs, the development of research endeavors among trainees is an ongoing challenge. In this article, we review various considerations when attempting to undertake research activities within an internal medicine residency training program, including availability of institutional resources (eg, dedicated research time for trainees and faculty, available faculty mentors, accessible adjunctive personnel), engagement of residents into research, classic project quagmires in training programs, the institutional review board, publication options (eg, letters to the editor, case reports, literature reviews, original research reports), and journal submission strategies. Given that research entails multiple components and distinct skills, the overall program goal should be to make research an educationally understandable process for trainees. Research can be a rewarding activity when nurtured in a facilitating educational environment.

  15. DCCPS: Behavioral Research Program: TCRB: Smoking and Tobacco Control Monographs

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    Skip Navigation Twitter Multimedia Home About Key Initiatives Funding Resources Tools Cancer Control & Population Sciences Home Behavioral Research Program Home Tobacco Control Research Branch Smoking and Tobacco Control Monographs Monograph 6: Community-Based

  16. 1998 Research Reports: NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

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    Hosler, E. Ramon (Editor); Buckingham, Gregg (Editor)

    1999-01-01

    This document is a collection of technical reports on research conducted by the participants in the 1998 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). This was the 14th year that a NASA/ASEE program has been conducted at KSC. The 1998 program was administered by the University of Central Florida in cooperation with KSC. The program was operated under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) with sponsorship and funding from the Education Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., and KSC. The KSC Program was one of nine such Aeronautics and Space Research Programs funded by NASA in 1998. The NASA/ASEE Program is intended to be a two-year program to allow in-depth research by the university faculty member. The editors of this document were responsible for selecting appropriately qualified faculty to address some of the many problems of current interest to NASA/KSC.

  17. NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. 1994 research reports

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    Anderson, Loren A. (editor); Hosler, E. Ramon (editor); Camp, Warren (editor)

    1994-01-01

    This document is a collection of technical reports on research conducted by the participants in the 1994 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). This was the tenth year that a NASA/ASEE program has been conducted at KSC. The 1994 program was administered by the University of Central Florida in cooperation with KSC. The program was operated under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) with sponsorship and funding from the Office of Educational Affairs, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. The KSC Program was one of nine such Aeronautics and Space Research Programs funded by NASA Headquarters in 1994. The NASA/ASEE program is intended to be a two-year program to allow in-depth research by the University faculty member. The editors of this document were responsible for selecting appropriately qualified faculty to address some of the many problems of current interest to NASA/KSC.

  18. 1997 Research Reports: NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

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    Hosler, E. Ramon (Editor); Buckingham, Gregg (Editor)

    1997-01-01

    This document is a collection of technical reports on research conducted by the participants in the 1997 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). This was the 13th year that a NASA/ASEE program has been conducted at KSC. The 1997 program was administered by the University of Central Florida in cooperation with KSC. The program was operated under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) with sponsorship and funding from the Education Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., and KSC. The KSC Program was one of nine such Aeronautics and Space Research Programs funded by NASA in 1997. The NASA/ASEE Program is intended to be a two-year program to allow in-depth research by the university faculty member. The editors of this document were responsible for selecting appropriately qualified faculty to address some of the many problems of current interest to NASA/KSC.

  19. 2000 Research Reports: NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

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    Hosler, E. Ramon (Editor); Buckingham, Gregg (Editor)

    2001-01-01

    This document is a collection of technical reports on research conducted by the participants in the 2000 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). This was the 16th year that a NASA/ASEE program has been conducted at KSC. The 2000 program was administered by the University of Central Florida in cooperation with KSC. The program was operated under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) with sponsorship and funding from the Education Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., and KSC. The KSC Program was one of nine such Aeronautics and Space Research Programs funded by NASA in 2000. The NASA/ASEE Program is intended to be a two-year program to allow in-depth research by the university faculty member. The editors of this document were responsible for selecting appropriately qualified faculty to address some of the many problems of current interest to NASA/KSC.

  20. 1999 Research Reports: NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

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    Hosler, E. Ramon (Editor); Buckingham, Gregg (Editor)

    2000-01-01

    This document is a collection of technical reports on research conducted by the participants in the 1999 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). This was the 15th year that a NASA/ASEE program has been conducted at KSC. The 1999 program was administered by the University of Central Florida in cooperation with KSC. The program was operated under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE and the Education Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, and KSC. The KSC Program was one of nine such Aeronautics and Space Research Programs funded by NASA Headquarters in 1999. The NASA/ASEE Program is intended to be a two-year program to allow in-depth research by the university faculty member.

  1. Exploratory Technology Research Program for Electrochemical Energy Storage

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    Kinoshita, K.

    1993-10-01

    This report summarizes the progress made by the Exploratory Technology Research (ETR) Program for Electrochemical Energy Storage during calendar year 1992. The primary objective of the ETR Program, which is sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and managed by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), is to identify electrochemical technologies that can satisfy stringent performance, durability, and economic requirements for electric vehicles (EV's). The ultimate goal is to transfer the most-promising electrochemical technologies to the private sector or to another DOE program (e.g., SNL's Electric Vehicle Advanced Battery Systems Development Program, EVABS) for further development and scale-up. Besides LBL, which has overall responsibility for the ETR Program, LANL and BNL have participated in the ETR Program by providing key research support in several of the program elements. The ETR Program consists of three major elements: Exploratory Research; Applied Science Research; and Air Systems Research. The objectives and the specific battery and electrochemical systems addressed by each program element are discussed in the following sections, which also include technical summaries that relate to the individual programs. Financial information that relates to the various programs and a description of the management activities for the ETR Program are described in the Executive Summary.

  2. Scientific progress regarding neural regeneration in the Web of Science: A 10-year bibliometric analysis

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    Pan, Yuntao; Zhang, Yuhua; Gao, Xiaopei; Jia, Jia; Gao, Jiping; Ma, Zheng

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Neural regeneration following nerve injury is an emerging field that attracts extending interests all over the world. OBJECTIVE: To use bibliometric indexes to track studies focusing on neural regeneration, and to investigate the relationships among geographic origin, countries and institutes, keywords in the published articles, and especially focus on the region distribution, institution distribution, as well as collaborations in Chinese papers indexed in the Web of Science. METHODS: A list of neural regeneration studies was generated by searching the database of the Web of Science-Expanded using the term “Neural Regenera*”. Inclusive criteria: (1) articles in the field of neural regeneration; (2) fundamental research on animals, clinical trials and case reports; (3) article types: article, review, proceedings paper, note, letter, editorial material, discussion, book chapter; (4) year of publication: 2003–2012; and (5) citation database: Science Citation Index-Expanded. Exclusive criteria: (1) articles requiring manual searching or with access only by telephone; (2) unpublished articles; and (3) corrections. RESULTS: A total of 4 893 papers were retrieved from the Web of Science published between 2003 and 2012. The papers covered 65 countries or regions, of which the United States ranked first with 1 691 papers. The most relevant papers were in the neurosciences and cell biology, and the keyword “stem cell” was the most frequent. In recent years, China showed a great increase in the number of papers. Over the entire 10 years, there were 922 Chinese papers, with Jilin University ranking first with 58 articles. Chinese papers were published in connection with many countries, including the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Among the connections, the papers published by the Chinese and the American are 107, with the highest rate. With regard to funding, 689 articles were funded from various projects, occupying 74.72% of the total amount. In these projects, National Foundation and Science and Technology programs were the majority. CONCLUSION: Our bibliometric analysis provides a historical perspective on the progress of neural regeneration research. At present, the number of articles addressing neural regeneration is increasing rapidly; however, through analysis of citations it is clear that there is a long way to go to improve the academic quality. PMID:25206668

  3. Integrating Undergraduate Research with a Writing Program.

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    Allen, J. C.

    1991-01-01

    Describes how the geology department of Bucknell University integrated its Senior Program with Bucknell's writing program. The program stresses the importance of the following: (1) teaching appropriate writing skills and style; (2) providing clearly articulated writing assignments; (3) writing multiple drafts; (4) using the peer-review method; and…

  4. DECONTAMINATION SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION RESEARCH PROGRAM

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    Echol E. Cook, Ph.D., PE.

    1998-11-01

    During the five plus years this Cooperative Agreement existed, more than 45 different projects were funded. Most projects were funded for a one year period but there were some, deemed of such quality and importance, funded for multiple years. Approximately 22 external agencies, businesses, and other entities have cooperated with or been funded through the WVU Cooperative Agreement over the five plus years. These external entities received 33% of the funding by this Agreement. The scope of this Agreement encompassed all forms of hazardous waste remediation including radioactive, organic, and inorganic contaminants. All matrices were of interest; generally soil, water, and contaminated structures. Economic, health, and regulatory aspects of technologies were also within the scope of the agreement. The highest priority was given to small businesses funded by the Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) and Department of Energy (DOE) involved in research and development of innovative remediation processes. These projects were to assist in the removal of barriers to development and commercialization of these new technologies. Studies of existing, underdeveloped technologies, were preferred to fundamental research into remediation technologies. Sound development of completely new technologies was preferred to minor improvements in existing methods. Solid technological improvements in existing technologies or significant cost reduction through innovative redesign were the preferred projects. Development, evaluation, and bench scale testing projects were preferred for the WVU research component. In the effort to fill gaps in current remediation technologies, the worth of the WVU Cooperative Agreement was proven. Two great technologies came out of the program. The Prefabricated Vertical Drain Technology for enhancing soil flushing was developed over the 6-year period and is presently being demonstrated on a 0.10 acre Trichloroethylene contaminated site in Ohio. The SpinTek Centrifugal Membrane System was a unique separation process introduced through the Agreement that is now being used at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Based on the cost to the USDOE for both technologies and considering their usefulness in cleaning up contaminated sites, no other technologies developed through USDOE provide or have the propensity to provide as great a return on investment and impact on environmental remediation. These technologies alone make the $10.3 million USDOE investment in the WVU Cooperative Agreement a tremendous investment.

  5. 10 years of Terra Outreach over the Internet

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    Yuen, K.; Riebeek, H.; Chambers, L. H.

    2009-12-01

    1 Author Yuen, Karen JPL (818) 393-7716 2 Author Riebeek, Holli Sigma Space Corporation (department) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Institution), Greenbelt, Maryland 3 Author Chambers, Lin NASA Abstract: Since launch, Terra has returned about 195 gigabytes (level 0) of data per day or 1 terabyte every 5 days. Few outlets were able to accommodate and quickly share that amount of information as well as the Internet. To honor the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Terra, we would like to highlight the education and outreach efforts of the Terra mission on the Internet and its reach to the science attentive public. The Internet or web has been the primary way of delivering Terra content to different groups- from formal and informal education to general public outreach. Through the years, many different web-based projects have been developed, and they were of service to a growing population of the science attentive public. One of Terra’s original EPO activities was the Earth Observatory. It was initially dedicated to telling the remote sensing story of Terra, but quickly grew to include science and imagery from other sensors. The web site allowed for collaboration across NASA centers, universities and other organizations by exchanging and sharing of story ideas, news and images. The award winning Earth Observatory helped pave the way for the more recently funded development of the Climate Change website. With its specific focus on climate change studies, once again, Terra stories and images are shared with an even more specific audience base. During the last 10 years, Terra as a mission has captured the imagination of the public through its visually stunning and artistically arresting images. With its five instruments of complementary but unique capabilities, the mission gave the world not just pretty pictures, but scientific data-based images. The world was able to see from space everything from calving icebergs to volcanic eruption plumes and the eye of a hurricane. All the images, including the Blue Marble, were made free and available to the public through the Earth Observatory, Visible Earth, the NASA Photojournal, and MODIS Rapid Response. Another distinctly unique web project was the MISR Mystery Image quizzes or more popularly known as "Where on Earth?..." These quizzes allowed a loyal audience base to embark upon a geographical adventure with MISR. The puzzles were designed to inspire understanding of the physical, biological and human processes that influence our home planet and cover topics from Archaeology to Zoology.

  6. Non-Credit Community Arts Programs: A Comparative Case Study of Three Programs within Research Universities

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    Di Toro, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of "Non-credit community arts programs: A comparative case study of three programs within research universities" is to examine the perceptions of the various stakeholders of non-credit community arts programs to determine the perceived benefits received by all stakeholders from the non-credit program, the university, and its…

  7. A Consortium-based Research Education Program for Residents.

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    Neale, Anne Victoria; Pieper, David; Hammel, Ernest

    2000-01-01

    Reports on a consortium-based research education seminar program developed by the OHEP Center for Medical Education that presents a yearly research forum in which the best research projects from consortium members are presented by the resident-researchers, who compete for recognition and prize money. Of the 128 presentations to date 25 percent…

  8. Personality disorder risk factors for suicide attempts over 10 years of follow-up.

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    Ansell, Emily B; Wright, Aidan G C; Markowitz, John C; Sanislow, Charles A; Hopwood, Christopher J; Zanarini, Mary C; Yen, Shirley; Pinto, Anthony; McGlashan, Thomas H; Grilo, Carlos M

    2015-04-01

    Identifying personality disorder (PD) risk factors for suicide attempts is an important consideration for research and clinical care alike. However, most prior research has focused on single PDs or categorical PD diagnoses without considering unique influences of different PDs or of severity (sum) of PD criteria on the risk for suicide-related outcomes. This has usually been done with cross-sectional or retrospective assessment methods. Rarely are dimensional models of PDs examined in longitudinal, naturalistic prospective designs. In addition, it is important to consider divergent risk factors in predicting the risk of ever making a suicide attempt versus the risk of making an increasing number of attempts within the same model. This study examined 431 participants who were followed for 10 years in the Collaborative Longitudinal Personality Disorders Study. Baseline assessments of personality disorder criteria were summed as dimensional counts of personality pathology and examined as predictors of suicide attempts reported at annual interviews throughout the 10-year follow-up period. We used univariate and multivariate zero-inflated Poisson regression models to simultaneously evaluate PD risk factors for ever attempting suicide and for increasing numbers of attempts among attempters. Consistent with prior research, borderline PD was uniquely associated with ever attempting. However, only narcissistic PD was uniquely associated with an increasing number of attempts. These findings highlight the relevance of both borderline and narcissistic personality pathology as unique contributors to suicide-related outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record PMID:25705977

  9. Astronomy research at the Aerospace Corporation. [research projects - NASA programs

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    Paulikas, G. A.

    1974-01-01

    This report reviews the astronomy research carried out at The Aerospace Corporation during 1974. The report describes the activities of the San Fernando Observatory, the research in millimeter wave radio astronomy as well as the space astronomy research.

  10. NASA Ames Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program

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    Powell, P.

    1985-01-01

    The Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) is described. This program is designed to provide engineering experience for gifted female and minority high school students. The students from this work study program which features trips, lectures, written reports, and job experience describe their individual work with their mentors.

  11. The Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program: Fisheries Research and Development

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    The Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program: Fisheries Research and Development Report 2002 August 1, Pascagoula, MS Cover Photo Credits: DOC/NOAA Photo Library #12;#12;The Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program This report to Congress on the Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Grant Program, administered by the National Marine

  12. OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GUIDE, FISCAL YEAR 1980

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    The Program Guide provides the public with information on the Office of Research and Development's current extramural research program. It describes each of the major budget units, the funds associated with each, and the responsible laboratory(ies). In addition, the Guide contain...

  13. College of Arts and Sciences Research and Graduate Programs

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    LEHIGH University College of Arts and Sciences Research and Graduate Programs 9 West Packer Avenue the appropriate department is submitted to the Research and Graduate Programs Office, Room 280, Maginnes Hall are not eligible for financial assistance. Course Registration Only courses approved for non-degree registration

  14. ANNUAL CATALYST RESEARCH PROGRAM REPORT (2ND): SUMMARY

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    This report constitutes the second Annual Report of the ORD Catalyst Research Program required by the Administrator as noted in his testimony before the Senate Public Works Committee on November 6, 1973. It includes all research aspects of this broad multi-disciplinary program in...

  15. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY RESEARCH PROGRAM

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    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    The Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Defense Appropriations Act provides for $3.2 million (M) to the DepartmentDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY RESEARCH PROGRAM FISCAL YEAR 2013 STRATEGIC PLAN of Defense Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP) to support innovative, high-impact Duchenne

  16. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES RESEARCH IN THE US EPA CLIMATE PROGRAM

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    The Office of Research and Development in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun a new research program in Global Climate change. his program is designed to assess, evaluate, and predict the ecological, environmental, and human health consequences of global change, in...

  17. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT Pulsed Flow Guidelines support from the Division of Water Rights of the State Water Resources Control Board. Don Ashton, Amy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects to benefit California. The PIER Program strives

  18. The Harvard-MIT-NEMC Research Training Program in

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    Szolovits, Peter

    The Harvard-MIT-NEMC Research Training Program in Medical Informatics Robert A. Greenes1 G. Octo-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 4Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 5Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Abstract: The Harvard-MIT-NEMC Research Training Program in Medical

  19. The Role of Social Research in Effective Social Change Programs

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    McLoughlin, Lynne; Young, Geoff

    2005-01-01

    Social research is a critical foundation for programs that seek to engage communities in change and in the development of more sustainable societies. Without appropriate research, programs aimed at change are likely to be based on implicit or assumed problem identification and/or inferred community needs and wishes. If we are to achieve community…

  20. LIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM Project 5.4 DALI Demonstration Report

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    , Colorado 80301 Santa Clara, California 95050 #12;DALI Demonstration Report TWS/Architectural EnergyLIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM Project 5.4 DALI Demonstration Report FINAL REPORT Prepared For Lighting Research Program California Energy Commission Contract # 500-01-041 DALI Demonstration Report

  1. ERDC/CHLTR-05-8 Coastal Inlets Research Program

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    , and shoreline erosion are all concerns at coastal inlets and are related to the transformation of wavesERDC/CHLTR-05-8 Coastal Inlets Research Program Laboratory Study of Hydrodynamics Near AbsorbingHydraulicsLaboratory Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. #12;Coastal Inlets Research Program ERDC/CHL TR-05

  2. Coastal Inlets Research Program ERDC/CHLTR-06-1

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Coastal Inlets Research Program ERDC/CHLTR-06-1 Evaluation of Downdrift Shore Erosion, MattituckHydraulicsLaboratory Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. #12;Coastal Inlets Research Program ERDC/CHL TR-06-1 April 2006 Evaluation of Downdrift Shore Erosion, Mattituck Inlet, New York: Section 111 Study Brian K

  3. State of Connecticut Stem Cell Research Grants Program 2012 RFP

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    State of Connecticut Stem Cell Research Grants Program 2012 RFP Requirements and Application Procedures Presented by: UCONN STEM CELL INSTITUTE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS (UCHC) OFFICE, 2012, 4:30 pm November 2011 #12;Types of Proposals · Seed Grants $200,000 (including indirect costs

  4. Harvard Medical School Introduction to Clinical Research Training (ICRT) program

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    Mitchison, Tim

    Harvard Medical School Introduction to Clinical Research Training (ICRT) program Program Curriculum, Recruitment and Baseline Assessment Lecture Real-life issues in running a RCT: Consort Webinar Clinical Trials 5: Randomization, Stratification and Blinding Lecture #12;ETHICAL ISSUES IN CLINICAL RESEARCH

  5. Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

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    Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. This program holds an annual competition. Institutions of higher education in the…

  6. Competition, resources, and vegetation during 10 years in native grassland.

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    Wilson, Scott D

    2007-12-01

    A 10-year experiment tested for variation in competition intensity over time in a natural grassland at the northern edge of the Great Plains. Growing-season precipitation varied fivefold during the study. All ecosystem-level variables varied significantly among years, and most covaried in expected ways. The covers of all common grasses possessing the C3 photosynthetic pathway varied significantly among years; in contrast, all common species with traits associated with drought tolerance (a C4 grass, a lichen, a spikemoss, and a subshrub) did not vary. Annual transplant experiments measured the competitive effects of neighbors on the growth of individuals of the native grass Bouteloua gracilis. A significant interaction between year and competition showed that competition intensity varied among years. The size of this effect, however, was small (eta2 = 0.074) relative to the size of the direct effect of competition (eta2 = 0.20) or the year in which the experiment was conducted (eta2 = 0.51). Further, competition intensity was not significantly related to any variable describing standing crop or resources, or species richness. Species richness was highest in years with high precipitation, standing crop, and individual growth, due to the recruitment of rare species that were absent from dry years. In summary, variation in competition intensity was statistically significant but had small effects relative to the direct effects of climate. PMID:18229830

  7. Fatal burns in Manipal area: a 10 year study.

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    Kumar, Virendra; Mohanty, Manoj Kumar; Kanth, Sarita

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to record and evaluate the causes and the magnitude of the fatal burn injuries retrospectively. An analysis of autopsy records revealed 19.4% cases of burn injuries amongst the total autopsies done over 10years period (1993-2002) in the mortuary of the department of Forensic Medicine of Kasturba medical College, Manipal. The majority of deaths (78.5%) occurred between 11 and 40years of age group with preponderance of females (74.8%). The flame burns were seen in 94.1% of the victims followed by scalds and electrical burns in 2.8% and 2.5% cases, respectively. The majority of burn incidents were accidental (75.8%) in nature followed by suicidal (11.5%) and homicidal (3.1%) deaths. The percentage of burn (TBSA) over 40% were observed in most of the cases (92.5%). The majority of deaths occurred within a week (69.87%) and most the victims died because of septicemia (50.9%). PMID:17046310

  8. Snowmobile trauma: 10 years' experience at Manitoba's tertiary trauma centre

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    Stewart, Rena L.; Black, G. Brian

    2004-01-01

    Introduction According to the literature, the increased recreational use of the snowmobile has resulted in an increasing number of musculoskeletal injuries. We wished to examine whether previously described risk factors continue to be associated with snowmobile trauma and to identify previously unrecognized risks and specific patterns of injury. Methods We carried out a chart review of all snowmobile-related injuries over a 10-year period at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, the only level 1 trauma centre serving the Province of Manitoba, with particular attention to the risk factors of suboptimal lighting, excessive speed and alcohol consumption. Results We identified 480 injuries in 294 patients, and 81 (27.6%) of these patients died. Collisions accounted for 72% of the injury mechanisms. Of the injuries sustained, 31% occurred on roads. Excessive speed was a risk factor in 54% of patients, suboptimal lighting in 86% and a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08 in 70%. Musculoskeletal injuries accounted for 57% of those recorded. There were also brachial plexus injuries (3%) and knee dislocations (2%). To our knowledge, this is the largest study detailing injury associated with recreational use of snowmobiles in Canada. Conclusions Because snowmobile trauma is caused principally by human errors, it is potentially preventable. Efforts aimed at prevention must focus on the driver, who controls the common risk factors. The danger of snowmobiling while intoxicated must be emphasized. Trail-side monitoring is likely to be ineffective, as the majority of accidents do not occur on designated snowmobile trails. PMID:15132460

  9. Intracranial Subdural Empyema: A 10-Year Case Series

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    French, Heath; Schaefer, Nathan; Keijzers, Gerben; Barison, David; Olson, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    Background Intracranial subdural empyema (ISDE) is a pyogenic infection located in the space between the dura and arachnoid mater. Early diagnosis, prompt initiation of antimicrobial therapy, and surgical drainage are essential to reduce morbidity and mortality. This case series analyzes the presentation and management of ISDE in Queensland, Australia, over a 10-year period. Methods Thirty-six patients with ISDE were treated at Gold Coast University Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Townsville Hospital, and Royal Brisbane Hospital. The patients' medical records were analyzed to ascertain patient demographics, etiology, presentation, and management. Results A slight male preponderance occurred in the cohort of 36 patients with ISDE. The most common source of infection was a neurosurgical procedure, followed by sinusitis and otogenic sources. Headache, fever, and altered sensorium were the most common clinical triad of symptoms, present in 19 (53%) patients. Craniotomy was performed as the initial surgical procedure in 28 (88%) of the 32 patients who required surgery. Seizure prophylaxis was given to 25 (69%) patients, with 8 (32%) of those patients having seizures during their hospitalizations despite this therapy. Five (14%) patients required readmission and a second craniotomy because of failed resolution of the ISDE. Conclusion Altered sensorium, fever, vomiting, and headache should alert the clinician to the possibility of ISDE. A history of neurosurgery, sinusitis, otitis media, or skull trauma increases the likelihood of this differential. Management includes sensitive antibiotic therapy and surgical drainage. Compared with burr hole, craniotomy is associated with less recurrence of ISDE. PMID:24940128

  10. Designing and implementing an authentic science research program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rosvally, Harry Edward, Jr.

    Science research programs have become a popular elective course in high schools around the country. As the popularity of these programs grows, school districts need a guide by which to implement science research in their own schools. This study sought to provide this information by answering the following questions: (1) What are the most important features in existing research program models? (2) How do schools that have an existing research program define "success"? (3) How do different factors (i.e., budget, professional development, scheduling, recruitment effort, curriculum, and mentors) affect the scope and implementation of a research program? (4) Which features and factors support inclusiveness as a goal for a research program? (5) What kinds of indicators are appropriate for assessing the progress toward an inclusive science research program? After reviewing the literature, six sites with existing research programs were selected for participation in the study. Interviews with teachers and students were conducted during site visits. Interviews with mentors were conducted by telephone. Although the six models in this study were different from one another, there were common characteristics. Students conducted their own review of the literature. Upon completion of the actual research, students published or otherwise communicated their findings to the larger scientific community through regional and national competitions and non-competitive science symposia. This study was also able to identify significant elements that contribute to successful programs. These included: teacher selection; budget requirements; mentor qualities; recruitment and retention practices; and overall structure. As a result of the findings during the research, this study makes recommendations for the successful implementation of a research program.

  11. Influence of College Peers on Disordered Eating in Women and Men at 10-Year Follow-up

    PubMed Central

    Keel, Pamela K.; Forney, K. Jean; Brown, Tiffany A.; Heatherton, Todd F.

    2013-01-01

    Research supports both concurrent and prospective associations between peer behaviors and disordered eating levels in late adolescent and young adult men and women. However, no study has examined peer influence after a follow-up duration over which peer groups change dramatically. This study examined how college roommates’ dieting predicted disordered eating levels in women (n=566) and men (n=233) at 10-year follow-up. For women, college roommate dieting significantly predicted Drive for Thinness, Bulimia scores, and purging at 10-year follow-up. Findings highlight the potential for school-based, peer-led interventions to have long-term benefits in women. PMID:23025666

  12. Influence of college peers on disordered eating in women and men at 10-year follow-up.

    PubMed

    Keel, Pamela K; Forney, K Jean; Brown, Tiffany A; Heatherton, Todd F

    2013-02-01

    Research supports both concurrent and prospective associations between peer behaviors and disordered eating levels in late adolescent and young adult men and women. However, no study has examined peer influence after a follow-up duration over which peer groups change dramatically. This study examined how college roommates' dieting predicted disordered eating levels in women (n = 566) and men (n = 233) at 10-year follow-up. For women, college roommates' dieting significantly predicted Eating Disorder Inventory Drive for Thinness and Bulimia scores and purging at 10-year follow-up. Findings highlight the potential for school-based, peer-led interventions to have long-term benefits in women. PMID:23025666

  13. College Research Associates: A Program to Increase Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Productivity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Keith Bradley; Harold H Osborn; Mark Tang

    1996-01-01

    Study objective: To evaluate a program using health care preprofessional college students as research associates (RAs) to facilitate research in emergency medicine. Methods: We developed a program using health care preprofessional college students as RAs in an urban ED with an emergency medicine residency program. RAs were recruited from four local colleges. Potential RAs were instructed during four 2-hour sessions

  14. Decontamination Systems Information and Research Program

    SciTech Connect

    Echol E. Cook; Tia Maria Beatty

    1998-07-01

    The following paragraphs comprise the research efforts during the second quarter of 1998 (April 1 - June 30.) These tasks have been granted a continuation until the end of August 1998. This report represents the last technical quarterly report deliverable for the WVU Cooperative Agreement - Decontamination Systems Information and Research Program. Final draft technical reports will be the next submission. During this period, work was completed on the Injection and Circulation of Potable Water Through PVDs on Task 1.6 - Pilot Scale Demonstration of TCE Flushing Through PVDs at the DOE/RMI Extrusion Plant. The data has been evaluated and representative graphs are presented. The plot of Cumulative Injected Volume vs. Cumulative Week Time show the ability to consistently inject through the two center PVDs at a rate of approximately ten (10) gallons per hour. This injection rate was achieved under a static head that varied from five (5) feet to three (3) feet. The plot of Extracted Flow Rate vs. Cumulative Week Time compares the extraction rate with and without the injection of water. The injection operation was continuous for eight hour periods while the extraction operation was executed over a pulsing schedule. Extraction rates as high as forty-five (45) gallons per hour were achieved in conjunction with injection (a 350% increase over no injection.) The retrieved TCE in the liquid phase varied to a considerable degree depending on the pulsing scheme, indicating a significant amount of stripping (volatilization) took place during the extraction process. A field experiment was conducted to confirm this. A liquid sample was obtained using the same vacuum system used in the pad operation and a second liquid sample was taken by a bailer. Analyzation of TCE concentration showed 99.5% volatilization when the vacuum system was used for extraction. This was also confirmed by data from the air monitoring program which indicated that 92%-99% of the retrieved TCE was being transported in the gas phase. Data on the recovered TCE concentration for the pulsing schemes implemented in the field were collected. Based on the TCE concentration in the liquid phase, the optimum schedule for recovery during an extraction only scenario is ?one hour on - seven hours off - one hour on? which allows for the recharging of the groundwater with TCE by the process of diffusion. With injection utilized, the optimum schedule for the operation is ?one hour on - three hours off - one hour on,? which allows for the optimum recovery of TCE in an optimized amount of liquid. Uranium (U) was recovered in conjunction with TCE removal. Although specifically not targeted, the PVDs indiscriminately retrieved the subsurface contaminants on the order of 65-95 pCi/L. The field work was completed on surfactant augmented injection. Circulation and data reduction from this sequence of testing is ongoing.

  15. German Light-Water-Reactor Safety-Research Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. G. Seipel; D. Lummerzheim; D. Rittig

    1977-01-01

    The Light-Water-Reactor Safety-Research Program, which is part of the energy program of the Federal Republic of Germany, is presented in this article. The program, for which the Federal Minister of Research and Technology of the Federal Republic of Germany is responsible, is subdivided into the following four main problem areas, which in turn are subdivided into projects: (1) improvement of

  16. DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates Program

    SciTech Connect

    Posey Eddy, F.

    2005-01-01

    The DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates Program (MURA) encourages minority students to pursue careers in science and technology. In this program, undergraduate students work with principal investigators at their universities to perform research projects on solar technology. Then, students are awarded summer internships in industry or at national laboratories, such as NREL, during the summer. Because of its success, the program has been expanded to include additional minority-serving colleges and universities and all solar energy technologies.

  17. Constraint (Logic) Programming: A Survey on Research and Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francesca Rossi

    1999-01-01

    Constraint logic programming (CLP) is a multidisciplinary research area which can be located between Artificial Intelligence,\\u000a Operation Research, and Programming Languages, and has to do with modeling, solving, and programming real-life problems which\\u000a can be described as a set of statements (the constraints) which describe some relationship between the problem’s variables. This survey paper gives a brief introduction to C(L)P,

  18. Heavy Truck Clean Diesel Cooperative Research Program

    SciTech Connect

    Milam, David

    2006-12-31

    This report is the final report for the Department of Energy on the Heavy Truck Engine Program (Contract No. DE-FC05-00OR22806) also known as Heavy Truck Clean Diesel (HTCD) Program. Originally, this was scoped to be a $38M project over 5 years, to be 50/50 co-funded by DOE and Caterpillar. The program started in June 2000. During the program the timeline was extended to a sixth year. The program completed in December 2006. The program goal was to develop and demonstrate the technologies required to enable compliance with the 2007 and 2010 (0.2g/bhph NOx, 0.01g/bhph PM) on-highway emission standards for Heavy Duty Trucks in the US with improvements in fuel efficiency compared to today's engines. Thermal efficiency improvement from a baseline of 43% to 50% was targeted.

  19. University of Texas at Austin: Astronomy Program: Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Astronomy Program at the University of Texas has developed a Web site demonstrating the various investigations it is undertaking in its five programs: Solar System, Stars, Extragalactic, Interstellar, and Theory. The site is packed with summaries regarding the researchers' projects from the Search for Life to Supermassive Black Holes. Users can visit links to find more information on Supernovae Research, Whole Earth Telescope, and much more. Students and researchers will find in-depth discussions about some studies including the submitted report Bayesian Analysis of the Cepheid Distance Scale. If users desire a more detailed discussion of the program's research, annual reports can also be downloaded.

  20. 78 FR 50424 - NIH Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Program: Invitation To Solicit Nonclinical and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-19

    ...National Institutes of Health NIH Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Program: Invitation To Solicit Nonclinical and Clinical Research Proposals From NIH Intramural Research Program Scientists AGENCY: National...

  1. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Loomer, S. A.

    2004-12-01

    "Know the Earth.Show the Way." In fulfillment of its vision, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides geospatial intelligence in all its forms and from whatever source-imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial data and information-to ensure the knowledge foundation for planning, decision, and action. To achieve this, NGA conducts a multi-disciplinary program of basic research in geospatial intelligence topics through grants and fellowships to the leading investigators, research universities, and colleges of the nation. This research provides the fundamental science support to NGA's applied and advanced research programs. The major components of the NGA Academic Research Program (NARP) are: - NGA University Research Initiatives (NURI): Three-year basic research grants awarded competitively to the best investigators across the US academic community. Topics are selected to provide the scientific basis for advanced and applied research in NGA core disciplines. - Historically Black College and University - Minority Institution Research Initiatives (HBCU-MI): Two-year basic research grants awarded competitively to the best investigators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Minority Institutions across the US academic community. - Director of Central Intelligence Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships: Fellowships providing access to advanced research in science and technology applicable to the intelligence community's mission. The program provides a pool of researchers to support future intelligence community needs and develops long-term relationships with researchers as they move into career positions. This paper provides information about the NGA Academic Research Program, the projects it supports and how other researchers and institutions can apply for grants under the program.

  2. NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities, Program Year 2003

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Block, David L.; Raissi, Ali

    2006-01-01

    This document presents the final report for the NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities project for program year 2003. This multiyear hydrogen research program has positioned Florida to become a major player in future NASA space and space launch projects. The program is funded by grants from NASA Glenn Research Center with the objective of supporting NASA's hydrogen-related space, space launch and aeronautical research activities. The program conducts over 40 individual projects covering the areas of cryogenics, storage, production, sensors, fuel cells, power and education. At the agency side, this program is managed by NASA Glenn Research Center and at the university side, co-managed by FSEC and the University of Florida with research being conducted by FSEC and seven Florida universities: Florida International University, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, University of West Florida and University of Florida. For detailed information, see the documents section of www.hydrogenresearch.org. This program has teamed these universities with the nation's premier space research center, NASA Glenn, and the nation's premier space launch facility, NASA Kennedy Space Center. It should be noted that the NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities program has provided a shining example and a conduit for seven Florida universities within the SUS to work collaboratively to address a major problem of national interest, hydrogen energy and the future of energy supply in the U.S.

  3. STAFFING NEW PROGRAMS, A RESEARCH STUDY.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    KRANTZ, LAVERN L.

    ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM 146 SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SHOWS ACQUISITION OF QUALIFIED STAFF PERSONNEL TO BE A MAJOR DIFFICULTY IN OPERATING NEW SCHOOL PROGRAMS. THE EIGHT MOST DIFFICULT PROGRAMS TO STAFF WERE PRESCHOOL, REMEDIAL READING, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARIANS, SOCIAL WORKERS, TEACHERS FOR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN, PSYCHOLOGISTS, SPEECH…

  4. 10-year ionospheric equivalent current statistics from the ECLAT project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kauristie, Kirsti; Vanhamäki, Heikki; Viljanen, Ari; Van de Kamp, Max; Juusola, Liisa; Partamies, Noora; Amm, Olaf; Zivkovic, Tatjana; Ågren, Karin; Opgenoorth, Hermann

    2013-04-01

    The ECLAT (European Cluster Assimilation Technology,) is an EU FP7 project which develops value added data products to support the Cluster Active Archive (CAA). The supporting data set will include 10 years of spatial maps of ionospheric equivalent currents (Jeq) calculated from the data of the magnetometers in the MIRACLE network operated in the Fennoscandian mainland and extending poleward until Svalbard. The Jeq database combined with the other data in Cluster Active Archive will offer a unique opportunity to conduct statistical studies on ionospheric current systems and their linkage with different magnetospheric processes. In this presentation we will introduce the process used to generate the Jeq data base, demonstrate how Jeq data can be browsed with an on-line tool and show some examples how the data can be used in magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling studies. In particular, we will show results from a preliminary study where Jeq recorded during 2003 are used to study the spatial distribution of Jeq and its curl (which in certain conditions can be used as a proxy for field-aligned currents) in different geophysical conditions. With this example we want to emphasize that the ECLAT Jeq database, in contrast to previously used data bases (e.g. from LEO satellites), is constructed from a 2-dimensional magnetometer network, which allows statistical studies on the horizontal gradients of Jeq in both latitudinal and longitudinal directions simultaneously. More information about ECLAT and the associated data archives is available from the following links: http://www.space.irfu.se/ECLAT/eclat-web/eclat_detail.html; http://caa.estec.esa.int/; http://www.space.fmi.fi/MIRACLE/; http://www.space.fmi.fi/image/.

  5. Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1986

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

    1988-01-01

    The research conducted under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA and the FAA, one each with the Mass. Inst. of Tech., Ohio Univ., and Princeton Univ. Completed works, status reports, and bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include computer science, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, flight dynamics, and applied experimental psychology. An overview of activities is presented.

  6. Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-Year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack The risk assessment tool below uses information from ... to predict a person’s chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. This tool is ...

  7. Trajectories of Life Satisfaction During the First 10 Years Following Traumatic Brain Injury

    E-print Network

    Williamson, Meredith

    2014-05-23

    -injury. The Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) was administered to measure functional ability at 1, 2, 5, and 10 years post-injury. Additional predictor variables included gender and age. Participants’ life satisfaction scores remained stable across 10 years post...

  8. Exploratory Technology Research Program for electrochemical energy storage

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kinoshita, Kim

    1994-09-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Propulsion Systems provides support for an Electrochemical Energy Storage Program, that includes research and development (R&D) on advanced rechargeable batteries and fuel cells. A major goal of this program is to develop electrochemical power sources suitable for application in electric vehicles (EV's). The program centers on advanced systems that offer the potential for high performance and low life-cycle costs, both of which are necessary to permit significant penetration into commercial markets. The DOE Electrochemical Energy Storage Program is divided into two projects: the Electric Vehicle Advanced Battery Systems (EVABS) Development Program and the Exploratory Technology Research (ETR) Program. The EVABS Program management responsibility has been assigned to Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is responsible for management of the FIR Program. The EVABS and ETR Programs include an integrated matrix of R&D efforts designed to advance progress on selected candidate electrochemical systems. The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a tripartite undertaking between DOE, the U.S. automobile manufacturers and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was formed in 1991 to accelerate the development of advanced batteries for consumer EV's. The role of the FIR Program is to perform supporting research on the advanced battery systems under development by the USABC and EVABS Program, and to evaluate new systems with potentially superior performance, durability and/or cost characteristics. The specific goal of the ETR Program is to identify the most promising electrochemical technologies and transfer them to the USABC, the battery industry and/or the EVABS Program for further development and scale-up. This report summarizes the research, financial and management activities relevant to the ETR Program in CY 1993.

  9. Exploratory Technology Research Program for electrochemical energy storage

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kinoshita, Kim

    1994-09-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Propulsion Systems provides support for an Electrochemical Energy Storage Program, that includes research and development (R&D) on advanced rechargeable batteries and fuel cells. A major goal of this program is to develop electrochemical power sources suitable for application in electric vehicles (EV's). The program centers on advanced systems that offer the potential for high performance and low life-cycle costs, both of which are necessary to permit significant penetration into commercial markets. The DOE Electrochemical Energy Storage Program is divided into two projects: the Electric Vehicle Advanced Battery Systems (EVABS) Development Program and the Exploratory Technology Research (ETR) Program. The EVABS Program management responsibility has been assigned to Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is responsible for management of the ETR Program. The EVABS and ETR Programs include an integrated matrix of R&D efforts designed to advance progress on selected candidate electrochemical systems. The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a tripartite undertaking between DOE, the U.S. automobile manufacturers and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was formed in 1991 to accelerate the development of advanced batteries for consumer EV's. The role of the FIR Program is to perform supporting research on the advanced battery systems under development by the USABC and EVABS Program, and to evaluate new systems with potentially superior performance, durability and/or cost characteristics. The specific goal of the ETR Program is to identify the most promising electrochemical technologies and transfer them to the USABC, the battery industry and/or the EVABS Program for further development and scale-up. This report summarizes the research, financial and management activities relevant to the ETR Program in CY 1993.

  10. Exploratory technology research program for electrochemical energy storage

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kinoshita, K.

    1992-06-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Propulsion Systems provides support for an electrochemical energy storage program, that includes research and development (R&D) on advanced rechargeable batteries and fuel cells. A major goal of this program is to develop electrochemical power sources suitable for application in electric vehicles. The program centers on advanced systems that offer the potential for high performance and low life-cycle costs. The DOE Electrochemical Energy Storage Program is divided into two projects: the Electric Vehicle Advanced Battery Systems Development (EVABS) Program and the Exploratory Technology Research (ETR) Program. The EVABS Program management responsibility has been assigned to Sandia National Laboratory, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory is responsible for management of the ETR Program. The EVABS and ETR Programs include an integrated matrix of R&D efforts designed to advance progress on several candidate electrochemical systems. The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a tripartite undertaking between DOE, the U.S. automobile manufacturers and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was formed in 1991 to accelerate the development of advanced batteries for consumer EVs. The role of the ETR Program is to perform supporting research on the advanced battery systems under development by the USABC and EVABS Program, and to evaluate new systems with potentially superior performance, durability and/or cost characteristics. The specific goal of the ETR Program is to identify the most promising electrochemical technologies and transfer them to the USABC, the battery industry and/or the EVABS Program for further development and scaleup. This report summarizes the research, financial and management activities relevant to the ETR Program in FY 1991.

  11. Summary results of an assessment of research projects in the Solar Federal Wind Energy Research Program

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-12-01

    The Office of Program Analysis (OPA) undertook an assessment of 26 research projects (listed in Appendix A) sponsored by the Solar Thermal Electric Program. This report summarizes the results of that review.

  12. Development of research and educational program for involving Ukraine's young people in space research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Alpatov, A. P.; Zevako, V. S.; Pylypenko, O. V.; Khorolskii, P. P.; Khutornyi, V. V.

    We present the objective, principles of formation and realization of the scientific and educational program for involving Ukraine's young people in space research as well as the structure and content of the constituents of this program.

  13. CHWs get credit: a 10-year history of the first college-credit certificate for community health workers in the United States.

    PubMed

    Love, Mary Beth; Legion, Vicki; Shim, Janet K; Tsai, Cindy; Quijano, Vickie; Davis, Catherine

    2004-10-01

    Community health workers have become increasingly important in the U.S. health care system, playing a significant role in basic health promotion and care coordination; however, their status and visibility have not kept pace with their wider use. A major impediment has been the absence of systematic preparation-the field needs standardized education in programs that emphasize the actual skills and knowledge used by community health workers, programs that attract and retain nontraditional students from underserved communities and that foster professional advancement. This article chronicles the 10-year history of the first college credit-bearing community health worker certificate program in the country to address this need. Systematic research resulted in a program centered on the core competencies universally practiced by community health workers regardless of their topical focus. The certificate program combines performance-based methods with popular education into an innovative pedagogical approach that teaches skills, while solidifying, contextualizing, and enhancing crucial experiential knowledge. Program outcomes validate the approach. PMID:15358914

  14. Cooperative research program in coal liquefaction

    SciTech Connect

    Huffman, G.P. (ed.)

    1991-01-01

    This Quarterly Report on coal liquefaction research includes discussion in the areas of (1) Iron Based Catalysts for Coal Liquefaction; (2) Exploratory Research on Coal Conversion; (3) Novel Coal Liquefaction Concepts; (4) Novel Catalysts for Coal Liquefaction. (VC)

  15. RESEARCH PROGRAM ABSTRACTS OF THE INTERAGENCY ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT R AND D PROGRAM. FISCAL YEAR 1977

    EPA Science Inventory

    Administered by the Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry within EPA's Office of Research and Development, the Interagency Energy/Environment Program plans, coordinates, and funds research and development on the health and environmental effects and on control technologies relat...

  16. GOALS AND CURRENT RESEARCH OF EPA'S STREAM RESTORATION RESEARCH PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The US EPA is involved in ongoing research on stream and riparian restoration. This presentation is designed to discuss current EPA research efforts, identify key issues in the science and practice of stream restoration, and to help frame a future National Research Council study...

  17. NASA-OAI Collaborative Aerospace Research and Fellowship Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Heyward, Ann O.; Kankam, Mark D.

    2003-01-01

    During the summer of 2003, a IO-week activity for university faculty entitled the NASA-OAI Collaborative Aerospace Research and Fellowship Program (CFP) was conducted at the NASA Glenn Research Center in collaboration with the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). The objectives of CFP are: (1) to further the professional knowledge of qualified engineering and science faculty, (2) to stimulate an exchange of ideas between teaching participants and employees of NASA, (3) to enrich and refresh the research and teaching activities of participants' institutions, and (4) to contribute to the research objectives of Glenn. This report is intended primarily to summarize the research activities comprising the 2003 CFP Program at Glenn.

  18. An evaluation of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development's Moving to Work voucher program

    E-print Network

    Mahdavi, Pedram

    2009-01-01

    Since implementation nearly 10 years ago there has been limited research into the outcomes of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development's Moving to Work rental subsidy program. The Congressionally ...

  19. Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Intership Program Grant Closeout Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2003-01-01

    The Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP) is a collaborative undertaking by the Office of Educational Programs at NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field (formerly NASA Lewis Research Center) and the Ohio Aerospace Institute. This program provides 10-week internships and 10 or 12-week fellowships for undergraduate/graduate students and secondary school teachers. Approximately 130 interns are selected to participate in this program each year and begin arriving the second week in May. The internships provide students with introductory professional experiences to complement their academic programs. The interns are given assignments on research and development projects under the personal guidance of NASA professional staff members. Each intern is assigned a NASA mentor who facilitates a research assignment. In addition to the research assignment, the summer program includes a strong educational component that enhances the professional stature of the participants. The educational activities include a research symposium and a variety of workshops, lectures and short courses. An important aspect of the program is that it includes students with diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.

  20. Revised September 7, 2012 Laboratory Research Equipment Program

    E-print Network

    Pittendrigh, Barry

    Revised September 7, 2012 Laboratory Research Equipment Program Nurturing and Advancing Purdue ­ November 1, 2012 Background Laboratory equipment is essential to the foundation and advancement of research and research intensive universities such as Purdue have significant equipment needs. A portion of these needs

  1. HSR high lift research program: Status and plans

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rose, Jim

    1992-01-01

    The viewgraphs for a report on the status and plans for High Speed Research (HSR) programs are provided. Benefits of improved high lift performance are listed. The objectives, approach, and experimental results are outlined. Future experimental tests and additional research opportunities are listed. The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in high lift research is also outlined.

  2. Fiscal year 1990 program report: Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Constant

    1991-01-01

    The 1990 cooperative research program of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) addressed priority water resources problem areas identified for Louisiana - management of surface water supplies, groundwater control and restoration, wastewater treatment alternatives, and treatment of point and nonpoint sources of pollution. Four research projects funded to address these priority issues were: (1) A Feasibility Analysis of the

  3. EPA'S CATALYST RESEARCH PROGRAM: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SULFURIC ACID EMISSIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    A sulfuric acid review conference sponsored by EPA's automotive Catalyst Research Program was held recently at Hendersonville, NC, for researchers whose work is funded by EPA. Emissions characterization research indicated that in-use catalyst-equipped vehicles emit low levels of ...

  4. Organ Site-Specific SPOREs | Translational Research Program (TRP)

    Cancer.gov

    The overall goal of the University of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and University of Pittsburgh (UPCI) Ovarian Cancer SPORE is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of ovarian cancer through innovative translational research. It includes four individual research projects, four supportive cores, and research and career development programs.

  5. Texas High Plains Vegetable & Weed Control Research Program

    E-print Network

    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Texas High Plains Vegetable & Weed Control Research Program Research Summary Reports 2008 Texas W. Wallace, Ph.D. Extension Vegetable & Weed Specialist Alisa K. Petty Research Technician #12 RESULTS OF HIGH PLAINS TRIALS 8 Herbicides and Weed Control Herbicide screen for mustard and collard

  6. Texas High Plains Vegetable & Weed Control Research Program

    E-print Network

    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Texas High Plains Vegetable & Weed Control Research Program Research Summary Reports 2006 Texas Experiment Station Russell W. Wallace Extension Vegetable & Weed Specialist Alisa K. Petty Research ................................................... 7 RESULTS OF HIGH PLAINS TRIALS 8 Herbicides and Weed Control Evaluation of Firestorm Applied

  7. 2013 REU Program in Systems Biology research experiences for undergraduates

    E-print Network

    Kemner, Ken

    2013 REU Program in Systems Biology research experiences for undergraduates $4,000 Stipend Research with mentor support. Research Focus The Chicago Center for Systems Biology focuses on how networks of genes interact to enable cells and organisms to respond to environmental and genetic variations. Applicants REU

  8. DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM Human Research Protection Program

    E-print Network

    involving a drug, device or biologic, and all research involving data that will be submitted to or held1 DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM Human Research Protection Program QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES product in the course of medical practice. FDA research provisions will not be considered further here

  9. CIRM-funded Bridges to Stem Cell Research (BSCR) Program

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    CIRM-funded Bridges to Stem Cell Research (BSCR) Program http://biology.fullerton.edu/stemcells/ Dr for Regenerative Medicine · CIRM wants students to enter the field of stem cell research because... · ...it is the next frontier in biotech · ...stem cell research is booming in California, and · ...there is lack

  10. Action Research in EdD Programs in Educational Leadership

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Osterman, Karen; Furman, Gail; Sernak, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    This exploratory study gathered information about the use of action research within doctor of education programs in educational leadership and explored faculty understanding of and perspectives on action research. Survey data established that action research is used infrequently to meet dissertation requirements. Contributing factors include lack…

  11. Symposium Clinical Research Priority Program Non-resectable liver tumors

    E-print Network

    Zürich, Universität

    1st Symposium ­ Clinical Research Priority Program Non-resectable liver tumors ­ from palliation and techniques. Finally, ongoing clinical and experimental research will be presented to foster a discussion, UniversityHospital Zurich General information Organisation/Registration Rolf Graf Head Research VIS

  12. Geothermal Energy Research Development and Demonstration Program

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-06-01

    The Federal program's goal, strategy, plans, and achievements are summarized. In addition, geothermal development by state and local governments and, where available, by the private sector is described. (MHR)

  13. Leading North American programs in clinical assessment research: an assessment of productivity and impact.

    PubMed

    Morey, Leslie C

    2010-05-01

    To identify doctoral programs with strong concentrations in clinical assessment, I measured productivity and impact of faculty at North American institutions with American Psychological Association accredited clinical programs. Publications, citations, and h-indexes derived from 4 top assessment journals were calculated over a 10-year period (1999-2009). I identified a total of 42 leading programs that collectively accounted for more than half of the publications and citations in these journals. I found a moderate relationship between assessment productivity and both US News & World Report program rankings as well as general productivity rankings of clinical programs reported in an earlier study. PMID:20408020

  14. Evolution of malaria in pregnancy control: Jhpiego's 10-year contribution.

    PubMed

    Roman, Elaine; Ngindu, Augustine; Orji, Bright; Zoungrana, Jérémie; Robbins, Sarah; Brieger, William

    2015-06-01

    Malaria continues to be a life-threatening illness throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, with pregnant women and children being particularly vulnerable and an estimated 10 000 women and 200 000 newborns dying each year as a result of malaria in pregnancy (MIP). Since 2004, WHO has supported a three-pronged MIP approach: (1) intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine; (2) use of insecticide-treated bed nets; and (3) effective case management. The present article identifies benchmarks in Jhpiego's 10-plus years of MIP experience at the regional and national levels that have contributed to its global MIP leadership and aligned programs and policies with global approaches toward malaria elimination. As countries continue to develop and expand MIP programming, support will continue to be essential in the following eight MIP program areas: integration, policy, capacity development, community engagement, quality assurance, commodities, monitoring and evaluation, and financing. PMID:26115860

  15. 2002 Research Reports: NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kotnour, Tim (Editor); Black, Cassandra (Editor)

    2002-01-01

    This document is a collection of technical reports on research conducted by the participants in the 2002 NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship Program at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC). This was the 18th year that a NASA/ASEE program has been conducted at KSC. The 2002 program was administered by the University of Central Florida (UCF) in cooperation with KSC. The program was operated under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Education Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. The KSC Program was one of nine such Aeronautics and Space Research Programs funded by NASA Headquarters in 2002. The KSC Faculty Fellows spent ten weeks working with NASA scientists and engineers on research of mutual interest to the university faculty member and the NASA colleague. The editors of this document were responsible for selecting appropriately qualified faculty to address some of the many research areas of current interest to NASA/KSC. The NASA/ASEE program is intended to be a two-year program to allow in-depth research by the university faculty member.

  16. NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship Program: 2003 Research Reports

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kotnour, Tim (Editor); LopezdeCastillo, Eduardo (Editor)

    2003-01-01

    This document is a collection of technical reports on research conducted by the participants in the 2003 NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship Program at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC). This was the nineteenth year that a NASA/ASEE program has been conducted at KSC. The 2003 program was administered by the University of Central Florida (UCF) in cooperation with KSC. The program was operated under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Education Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. The KSC program was one of nine such Aeronautics and Space Research Programs funded by NASA Headquarters in 2003. The basic common objectives of the NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship Program are: A) To further the professional knowledge of qualified engineering and science faculty members; B) To stimulate an exchange of ideas between teaching participants and employees of NASA; C) To enrich and refresh the research and teaching activities of participants institutions; D) To contribute to the research objectives of the NASA center. The KSC Faculty Fellows spent ten weeks (May 19 through July 25, 2003) working with NASA scientists and engineers on research of mutual interest to the university faculty member and the NASA colleague. The editors of this document were responsible for selecting appropriately qualified faculty to address some of the many research areas of current interest to NASA/KSC. A separate document reports on the administrative aspects of the 2003 program. The NASA/ASEE program is intended to be a two-year program to allow in-depth research by the university faculty member. In many cases a faculty member has developed a close working relationship with a particular NASA group that had provided funding beyond the two-year limit.

  17. The research program coordinator: an example of effective management.

    PubMed

    Merry, Lisa; Gagnon, Anita J; Thomas, Julia

    2010-01-01

    Careers in clinical research management are increasingly common. Despite nurses' important role in clinical research, their status as research professionals is underrecognized. In this article, we describe the role of a "program coordinator" (PC) in the context of a complex research program on migration and reproductive health. The PC role expands beyond the usual role of a research coordinator because he or she is involved in all aspects of the program of research and his or her responsibilities include research, education, clinical, and administration components. He or she ensures optimal organization and continuity across several studies and ensures ethical and scientific standards are applied for each individual study. His or her clinical knowledge assures data are accurate and subjects are safe. In addition, he or she assists with applying for funding, the maintenance of research partnerships, and dissemination of research findings; he or she supports students' learning and completes all regulatory aspects related to the program of research. Key to the PC role is relationship building and the application of Good Clinical Practice principles. The advanced role of a PC also warrants opportunities for professional development and a competitive salary. A PC is an effective approach for research management and a natural role for professional nurse. PMID:20637444

  18. A consortium-based research education program for residents.

    PubMed

    Neale, A V; Pieper, D; Hammel, E

    2000-03-01

    With growing pressures to consolidate and reorganize health care delivery systems, graduate medical education (GME) consortia can draw faculty from affiliated members to assemble educational programs. The authors report on consortium-based research education seminars of a quality that many residency programs would be unable to develop and support on their own. Drawing a diverse faculty from consortium members and area universities, the OHEP Center for Medical Education's annual Research Workshop Series focuses on the design of research projects; data analysis and hypothesis testing; and written and oral presentation of scientific research. Each spring, OHEP sponsors a research forum in which the best research projects from consortium members are presented by the resident-researchers, who compete for recognition and prize money. Further, of the 128 presentations made thus far at the annual OHEP Research Forum, 25% were subsequently published. The consortium's research education program has been well received by residents, is cost-effective, and is an integral component of the research curricula of many area residency programs. Including research training in GME provides residents an opportunity to become more competitive for fellowship, faculty, and leadership positions. PMID:10724323

  19. Nevada Cancer Research Foundation-NCI Community Oncology Research Program | Division of Cancer Prevention

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    Skip to main content Division of Cancer Prevention Search form Search Main menu Home Major Programs Research Networks Map Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) Cancer Prevention

  20. LIMITED SUBMISSION NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program Program Solicitation: NSF 11-533

    E-print Network

    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    LIMITED SUBMISSION NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) Program Solicitation: NSF 11-533 The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT in early February to submit a Letter of Intent (required) to NSF by May 1, 2012 and full proposal by July 2

  1. Experiences from 10 years of school programmes at GEOMAR Kiel

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dengg, Joachim

    2014-05-01

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, started a programme of cooperations with secondary schools in 2003, which has been expanding continually since that time. By active involvement of teachers and students, the Centre's research topics are communicated to schools, and young people are encouraged to develop their interest for biogeosciences. The portfolio of activities includes: project work with schools over periods from one day to several months, individual student theses at the research centre, internships, a weekly "Research Club" allowing individual experiments, summer school programmes, teacher training courses, joint activities with international partners and a video-project in which students portray scientific aspects of oceanic oxygen minimum zones (in the context of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 754) to other students. Essential prerequisites for these activities are the direct involvement of the Centre's researchers who contribute their expertise and act as role-models for the students, dedicated staff for coordination and continuity, and financial and structural support both at the research centre and the schools.

  2. Family Meals: Perceptions of Benefits and Challenges among Parents of 8- to 10YearOld Children

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jayne A. Fulkerson; Mary Story; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer; Sarah Rydell

    2008-01-01

    The study purpose was to examine parental perceptions of the mealtime environment in families with school-aged children and identify strategies to improve the dietary quality of meals. Cross-sectional surveys were completed by a convenience sample of 107 parents (86% mothers, 14% fathers) of 8- to 10-year-old children who were recruited from afterschool child care programs\\/elementary schools. SAS (version 9.1) was

  3. EPA'S RESEARCH PROGRAM IN GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON

    EPA Science Inventory

    Research into Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) for use in drinking water treatment has a long history in the Drinking Water Research Division and its predecessor organizations. tudies were conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service in the late fifties and early sixties to examine...

  4. Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

    E-print Network

    Goodman, Robert M.

    Announcement No. 11HQPA0008 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended or call 970-226-9445. #12;i NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR WATER RESOURCES U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WATER RESOURCES Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/institutes.html). Proposals involving

  5. Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    Announcement No. G12AS20005 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended Collins, CO 80525 or call 970-226-9445. #12;i NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR WATER RESOURCES U.S. GEOLOGICAL of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/institutes.html). Proposals

  6. Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

    E-print Network

    Hanson, Stephen José

    Announcement No. G12AS20005 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended or call 970-226-9445. #12;i NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR WATER RESOURCES U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WATER RESOURCES established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (http

  7. Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

    E-print Network

    Announcement No. G13AS00009 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended or call 970-226-9445. #12;i NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR WATER RESOURCES U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WATER RESOURCES of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/institutes.html). Proposals

  8. Optimizing Student Research: Forming Partnerships with Undergraduate Honors Research Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Voight, Phillip A.

    Encouraging debaters to participate in undergraduate research enhances the quality of their undergraduate experience, increases debate student recruitment and retention, and favorably publicizes the benefits of training in forensics. The process of encouraging debaters to participate in undergraduate research does not come naturally, and must be…

  9. Expanding Assessments of Translational Research Programs

    PubMed Central

    Scott, Craig S.; Nagasawa, Pamela R.; Abernethy, Neil F.; Ramsey, Bonnie W.; Martin, Paul J.; Hacker, Beth M.; Schwartz, Havivah D.; Brock, Douglas M.; Robins, Lynn S.; Wolf, Fred M.; Carter-Dubois, Marie; Disis, Mary L.

    2014-01-01

    The University of Washington (UW) Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), funded by a Clinical and Translational Sciences Award program, has supplemented its initial Kellogg Logic Model–based program evaluation with the eight judgment-based evaluative elements of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Services Assessment Model. This article describes the relationship between the two models, the rationale for the decision to supplement the evaluation with WHO evaluative elements, the value-added results of the WHO evaluative elements, and plans for further developing the WHO assessments. PMID:24064429

  10. Programs of the Office of Energy Research

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-01-01

    The Office of Energy Research sponsors long-term research in certain fundamental areas and in technical areas associated with energy resources, production, use, and resulting health and environmental effects. This document describes these activities, including recent accomplishments, types of facilities, and gives some impacts on energy, science, and scientific manpower development. The document is intended to respond to the many requests from diverse communities --- such as government, education, and public and private research --- for a summary of the types of research sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Research. This is important since the Office relies to a considerable extent on unsolicited proposals from capable university and industrial groups, self-motivated interested individuals, and organizations that may wish to use the Department's extensive facilities and resources. By describing our activities and facilities, we hope not only to inform, but to also encourage interest and participation.

  11. Information for the Public | Translational Research Program (TRP)

    Cancer.gov

    AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field. The programs and services of AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.

  12. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT FLEXIBLE by: National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Northern Power Systems, Inc. JUNE 2012 CEC5002012070 #12;Prepared by: Primary Author(s): Ben Kroposki National Renewable Energy

  13. SEEDS: The OARDC Research Enhancement Competitive Grants Program

    E-print Network

    Jones, Michelle

    SEEDS: The OARDC Research Enhancement Competitive Grants Program Report of Progress for Calendar, Environmental, and Development Economics Eric Stockinger Horticulture and Crop Science Hua Wang Food Science and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Interdisciplinary Team Competition

  14. Project SunSHINE: A Student-Based Research Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Julie Hugick

    2003-05-01

    This successful middle school program has students use technology to conduct their own weather investigations. Students design a research question focusing on ultraviolet levels, then collect data on local weather conditions.

  15. Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1988-1989

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

    1990-01-01

    The research conducted during 1988 to 1989 under the NASA/FAA-sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio University, and Princeton University. Completed works, status reports, and annotated bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include computer science, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, flight dynamics, and applied experimental psychology. An overview of the year's activities for each university is also presented.

  16. Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1984

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

    1987-01-01

    The research conducted during 1984 under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio University, and Princeton University. Completed works, status reports, and bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include navigation, guidance, control and display concepts. An overview of the year's activities for each of the schools is also presented.

  17. Adolescent Substance Abuse: A Review of the Past 10 Years

    Microsoft Academic Search

    NAIMAH Z. WEINBERG; ELIZABETH RAHDERT; JAMES D. COLLIVER; MEYER D. GLANTZ

    1998-01-01

    ObjectiveTo review and synthesize the recent scientific literature on adolescent substance abuse, covering natural history, epidemiology, etiology, comorbidity, assessment, treatment, and prevention, and to highlight areas for future research.

  18. SHARP {Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program}

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Glasco, Deborah (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The Year 2002 was another successful year for SHARP. Even after 22 years of SHARP, the Program continues to grow. There were 12 NASA Field Installations with a total of 210 apprentices who participated in the summer 2002 Program supported by 215 mentors in the fields of science and engineering. The apprentices were chosen from a pool of 1,379 applicants. This was a record year for applications exceeding the previous year by over 60%. For the second consecutive year, the number of female participants exceeded the number of males with 53% female and 47% male participants in the program. The main thrust of our recruiting efforts is still focused on underrepresented populations; especially African American, Hispanic, and Native American. At the conclusion of the summer program, most SHARP Apprentices indicated on the EDCATS that they would be interested in pursuing careers in Aerospace (56.2%) while the second largest career choice was a job at NASA (45.7%). The smallest number (11.9%) were interested in careers in the government. The table of responses is listed in the Appendix. Once again this year we were fortunate in that the SHARP COTR, Ms. Deborah Glasco, gained the support of MURED funding sources at NASA to fully fund additional apprentices and boost the number of apprentices to 210.

  19. PROGRAM FOR EXCELLENCE AND EQUITY IN RESEARCH

    E-print Network

    Dyer, Bill

    of computational biology and biological sciences. The Scalable Computing and Leading-Edge Innovative Technologies Engineering and Computer Science, and others, are eligible to apply for support from the SCALE-IT program Science in addition to the PhD. There are many benefits to earning this distinguished SCALE-IT award

  20. The NASA computer science research program plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1983-01-01

    A taxonomy of computer science is included, one state of the art of each of the major computer science categories is summarized. A functional breakdown of NASA programs under Aeronautics R and D, space R and T, and institutional support is also included. These areas were assessed against the computer science categories. Concurrent processing, highly reliable computing, and information management are identified.

  1. Cancer Research Education Grants Program (R25)

    Cancer.gov

    Citizens, Foreign Nationals and Student Visas Because this is an educational and not a training mechanism, non-U.S. citizens may participate in this program. However, the participation of non-U.S. citizens should be justified in the application.

  2. Vortical Flows Research Program of the Fluid Dynamics Research Branch

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1986-08-01

    The research interests of the staff of the Fluid Dynamics Research Branch in the general area of vortex flows are summarized. A major factor in the development of enchanced maneuverability and reduced drag by aerodynamic means is the use of effective vortex control devices. The key to control is the use of emerging computational tools for predicting viscous fluid flow in close coordination with fundamental experiments. In fact, the extremely complex flow fields resulting from numerical solutions to boundary value problems based on the Navier-Stokes equations requires an intimate relationship between computation and experiment. The field of vortex flows is important in so many practical areas that a concerted effort in this area is justified. A brief background of the research activity undertaken is presented, including a proposed classification of the research areas. The classification makes a distinction between issues related to vortex formation and structure, and work on vortex interactions and evolution. Examples of current research results are provided, along with references where available. Based upon the current status of research and planning, speculation on future research directions of the group is also given.

  3. Vortical Flows Research Program of the Fluid Dynamics Research Branch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1986-01-01

    The research interests of the staff of the Fluid Dynamics Research Branch in the general area of vortex flows are summarized. A major factor in the development of enchanced maneuverability and reduced drag by aerodynamic means is the use of effective vortex control devices. The key to control is the use of emerging computational tools for predicting viscous fluid flow in close coordination with fundamental experiments. In fact, the extremely complex flow fields resulting from numerical solutions to boundary value problems based on the Navier-Stokes equations requires an intimate relationship between computation and experiment. The field of vortex flows is important in so many practical areas that a concerted effort in this area is justified. A brief background of the research activity undertaken is presented, including a proposed classification of the research areas. The classification makes a distinction between issues related to vortex formation and structure, and work on vortex interactions and evolution. Examples of current research results are provided, along with references where available. Based upon the current status of research and planning, speculation on future research directions of the group is also given.

  4. Research on trust-region algorithms for nonlinear programming

    SciTech Connect

    Dennis, J.E.; Tapia, R.A.

    1991-11-01

    This report discusses research on the following topics: interior- point methods for linear programming; trust-region SQP newton's method for general nonlinear programming problems; trust-region SQP newton's method for large sparse nonlinear programming problems with applications to oil reservoir management; a unified approach to global convergence of trust-region methods for nonsmooth optimization; and SQP augmented lagrangian BRGS algorithm for constrained optimization. (LSP).

  5. Clean coal technologies: Research, development, and demonstration program plan

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-12-01

    The US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, has structured an integrated program for research, development, and demonstration of clean coal technologies that will enable the nation to use its plentiful domestic coal resources while meeting environmental quality requirements. The program provides the basis for making coal a low-cost, environmentally sound energy choice for electric power generation and fuels production. These programs are briefly described.

  6. MIT Space Engineering Research Center testbed programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Crawley, Edward F.; Miller, David W.

    1991-01-01

    The Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) at M.I.T., started in July 1988, has completed two and one-half years of research. This Semi-Annual Report presents annotated viewgraph material presented at the January 1991 Steering Committee and Technical Representative Review. The objective of the Space Engineering Research Center is to develop and disseminate a unified technology of controlled structures. There has been continued evolution of the concept of intelligent structures (including in this past year the first successful embedding of a microelectronic component into a structural element).

  7. Office of the Vice President for Research Grants Plus Program

    E-print Network

    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Office of the Vice President for Research Grants Plus Program Revised June 6, 2013 Purpose WSU by the Grants Plus award recipient, an additional $25,000 will be awarded to enable the work to be continued Investigator is eligible for the Grants Plus Program funding, provided: He or she currently holds at least one

  8. Transportable Heavy Duty Emissions Testing Laboratory and Research Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Lyons

    2008-01-01

    The objective of this program was to quantify the emissions from heavy-duty vehicles operating on alternative fuels or advanced fuel blends, often with novel engine technology or aftertreatment. In the first year of the program West Virginia University (WVU) researchers determined that a transportable chassis dynamometer emissions measurement approach was required so that fleets of trucks and buses did not

  9. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    LABORATORY (ORNL) FOR U.S. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES1 Legal Authority The DOE sponsors a research and technical assistance program, called the Work For Others (WFO) program, for U.S. State and local government entities. DOE is authorized to supply technical assistance and to make arrangements (including contracts

  10. The Nasa Research And Technology Program On Batteries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gary L. Bennett

    1990-01-01

    The NASA research and technology program on batteries is carried out within the Propulsion, Power and Energy Division (Code RP) of NASA's Office of Aeronautics, Exploration and Technology (OAET). The battery technology program has been established to provide the technology base for advanced battery systems required to support the low- to high-power needs of future manned and unmanned space applications,

  11. The Practice and Promise of Prison Programming. Research Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lawrence, Sarah; Mears, Daniel P.; Dubin, Glenn; Travis, Jeremy

    This study focused on employment-related programs in prison, exploring what the research literature tells about the effectiveness of prison-based education, vocational training, and prison industry on postrelease outcomes. Also studied was the state of practice of such programs and strategic opportunities for improving existing employment-related…

  12. DIVISION OF RESEARCH TIER 1 SEED GRANT PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    Gruner, Daniel S.

    DIVISION OF RESEARCH TIER 1 SEED GRANT PROGRAM DRIF SUPPORT REQUEST INITIATIVE DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT to be Funded Under Type A or Type B Seed Grant Program: ID of External Funding Sources (if applicable): ID: · Annual progress report for both Type A and Type B Seed Grant · Proposal submitted to external agency

  13. Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates

    E-print Network

    Rojo, Javier

    Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates, especially those students from underrepresented minority groups. RUSIS will be held at Rice University,000* stipend, plus up to $600.00 for travel expenses. The program will provide lodging for students at the Rice

  14. Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates

    E-print Network

    Rojo, Javier

    Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates --RUSIS ­ May 21 from underrepresented minority groups. RUSIS will be held at Rice University, and students will have to $600.00 for travel expenses. The program will provide lodging for students at the Rice Graduate

  15. Nomination Form Rural Clinician Partner's Program Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

    E-print Network

    Nomination Form Rural Clinician Partner's Program Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Washington University, St. Louis The Clinician Partner's Program (CPP) is part of the ADRC's Rural Educational Outreach-residency" for health professionals who serve older adults living in rural areas of Missouri. The primary goal

  16. # NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST' AUFRANC SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    Bushman, Frederic

    # NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST' HOSPITAL AUFRANC SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM A T NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) offers nationally recognized expertise in orthopedic surgery: Sumon Nandi, MD Program Director New England Baptist Hospital Fogg Building, Suite 501 Boston, MA 02120

  17. University of California, Davis GREAT Summer Research Program Application

    E-print Network

    Wu, Yih-Min

    University of California, Davis GREAT Summer Research Program Application Process 2014 1. Students are selected to apply for the GREAT Program per their host universities internal selection process. Selection is based on the following admission criteria: Strong interest in a UC Davis Ph.D. career Excellent

  18. Ocean Margins Program. Summaries of research in FY 1992

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-03-01

    The Ocean Margins Program addresses a quantitative understanding of the dispersal and fate of energy-related materials at the land/ocean interface. The principal focus of this program is on the fluxes of carbon in the coastal ocean and their implications for global carbon cycle and global climate change. Over 30 research abstracts are included.

  19. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Plasma Fusion Center, Technical Research Programs

    SciTech Connect

    Davidson, Ronald C.

    1980-08-01

    A review is given of the technical programs carried out by the Plasma Fusion Center. The major divisions of work areas are applied plasma research, confinement experiments, fusion technology and engineering, and fusion systems. Some objectives and results of each program are described. (MOW)

  20. PETE Program Assessment Within a Development, Research, and Improvement Framework.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tjeerdsma, Bonnie L.; Metzler, Michael W.

    1998-01-01

    Describes a development, research, and improvement framework for conducting comprehensive program assessment in physical-education teacher education (PETE). The framework includes questions that guide PETE faculty through program assessment to create customized plans. Data from observation instruments, qualitative techniques, and psychometric…

  1. Program Overview: The Texas LoanSTAR Program; 1989-October 1999, A 10-Year Experience 

    E-print Network

    Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; O'Neal, D. L.; Haberl, J. S.; Heffington, W. M.; Taylor, D.; Sifuentes, T.

    2000-01-01

    ., Heffington, W. M., Tombari, C., Roberts, M., Jaeger, S., lmproving Energy Conservation Retrofits with Measured Savings, ASHRAE Journal, October 1991, pp. 14-20 9. Abbas, M., Athar, A,., Challa, V., Haberl, J. S., Claridge, D. E., Texas Loan... Collaborative Support System for the Review of Building Energy Data in the LoanSTAR Monitoring Analysis Project, 8th Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates 1992, May 13-14, 1992, Dallas, Texas, pp. 2 13-22 1 11. Athar, A., Abbas...

  2. Program Overview: The Texas LoanSTAR Program; 1989-October 1999, A 10-Year Experience

    E-print Network

    Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; O'Neal, D. L.; Haberl, J. S.; Heffington, W. M.; Taylor, D.; Sifuentes, T.

    2000-01-01

    ., Heffington, W. M., Tombari, C., Roberts, M., Jaeger, S., lmproving Energy Conservation Retrofits with Measured Savings, ASHRAE Journal, October 1991, pp. 14-20 9. Abbas, M., Athar, A,., Challa, V., Haberl, J. S., Claridge, D. E., Texas Loan... Collaborative Support System for the Review of Building Energy Data in the LoanSTAR Monitoring Analysis Project, 8th Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates 1992, May 13-14, 1992, Dallas, Texas, pp. 2 13-22 1 11. Athar, A., Abbas...

  3. Human Health Research Program: Systems biological approaches

    EPA Science Inventory

    Research using systems analytic approaches to integrate biological and toxicological data across scales of biological organization (e.g. molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, full body, population), with the goal of identifying toxicity pathways, biomarkers, and bioindicators for a...

  4. About RRP | Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    Through the Molecular Radiation Therapeutics Branch, providing guidance to extramural investigators, collaborating with DCTD experts and working with colleagues in the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research to develop novel combined modality therapy.

  5. Tufts' PREP Program prepares clinicians, researchers, and

    E-print Network

    Dennett, Daniel

    , Education, and Policy, 11 credits » Joint MS-Pain Research, Education and Policy/Master in Acupuncture with the New England School of Acupuncture, 11 credits » Certificate in Advanced Study of Pain Topics

  6. About TRP | Translational Research Program (TRP)

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Content Search this site About TRP Main Mission Personnel Organizational Chart Contact Us Last Updated: 09/13/10 About TRP NCI Organizational Structure Within the National Cancer Institute organizational structure, the Translational Research

  7. NACME Scholars Program NACME UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

    E-print Network

    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    - MINIMUM 2.8 GPA ON A 4.0 SCALE SELECTION RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS WILL BE CHOSEN ON THE BASIS (URM) students seeking engineering degrees nationwide. Our Alumni hold leadership positions in industry

  8. How Do Doctoral Candidates Learn to Be Researchers? Developing Research Training Programs in Kinesiology Departments

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Solmon, Melinda A.

    2009-01-01

    The preparation of doctoral candidates is a critical aspect of advancing research in kinesiology on many levels. Graduates of doctoral programs not only produce research, they also exert influence in recruiting undergraduates and master's students into doctoral programs, as well as mentor doctoral students of their own. There has been a perception…

  9. The Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Laboratory: Research Program: Update and Current Status

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The ABADRL has three 5-year project plans under two ARS National Research Programs. One project plan under the Animal Health National Program is entitled “Countermeasures to control and eradicate Rift Valley fever (RVF)”. Research objectives in this plan are 1) to determine the vector competence of ...

  10. Program of Research in Flight Dynamics, The George Washington University at NASA Langley Research Center

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    Murphy, Patrick C. (Technical Monitor); Klein, Vladislav

    2005-01-01

    The program objectives are fully defined in the original proposal entitled Program of Research in Flight Dynamics in GW at NASA Langley Research Center, which was originated March 20, 1975, and in the renewals of the research program from January 1, 2003 to September 30, 2005. The program in its present form includes three major topics: 1. the improvement of existing methods and development of new methods for wind tunnel and flight data analysis, 2. the application of these methods to wind tunnel and flight test data obtained from advanced airplanes, 3. the correlation of flight results with wind tunnel measurements, and theoretical predictions.

  11. Program of research in flight dynamics in the JIAFS at NASA-Langley Research Center

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    1992-01-01

    The program objectives are fully defined in the original proposal entitled 'Program of Research in Flight Dynamics in the Joint Institute for the Advancement of Flight Sciences (JIAFS) at NASA-Langley Research Center,' which was originated March 20, 1975 and in the renewal of the research program dated December 1, 1991. The program includes four major topics: (1) the improvement of existing methods and development of new methods for flight test data analysis; (2) the application of these methods to real flight test data obtained from advanced airplanes; (3) the correlation of flight results with wind tunnel measurements; and (4) the modeling, and control of aircraft, space structures, and spacecraft.

  12. Citations to Australian Astronomy: 5 and 10 Year Benchmarks

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    Kenyon, Katherine H; Tu, Jiachin; Zhang, Albert; Graham, Alister W

    2012-01-01

    Expanding upon Pimbblet's informative 2011 analysis of career h-indices for members of the Astronomical Society of Australia, we provide additional citation metrics which are geared to a) quantifying the current performance of b) all professional astronomers in Australia. We have trawled the staff web-pages of Australian Universities, Observatories and Research Organisations hosting professional astronomers, and identified 383 PhD-qualified, research-active, astronomers in the nation - 131 of these are not members of the Astronomical Society of Australia. Using the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, we provide the three following common metrics based on publications in the first decade of the 21st century (2001-2010): h-index, author-normalised citation count and lead-author citation count. We additionally present a somewhat more inclusive analysis, applicable for many early-career researchers, that is based on publications from 2006--2010. Histograms and percentiles, plus top-performer lists, are presented f...

  13. 34 CFR 660.4 - What definitions apply to the International Research and Studies Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  14. 48 CFR 227.7104 - Contracts under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

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    2010-10-01

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  15. 76 FR 60934 - U.S. Global Change Research Program Strategic Plan Public Comment Period

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    2011-09-30

    ...S. Global Change Research Program Strategic Plan...S. Global Change Research Program Office, 1717...S. Global Change Research Program Strategic Plan...Goal 1: Advance Science: Advance scientific knowledge of the integrated natural and human...

  16. 34 CFR 411.1 - What is the Vocational Education Research Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  17. 34 CFR 660.1 - What is the International Research and Studies Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  18. 34 CFR 411.1 - What is the Vocational Education Research Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  19. 34 CFR 660.1 - What is the International Research and Studies Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  20. Mentor College/School Faculty Website Research Interests CTSI-Ed Program Mentoring Interest Ahluwalia, MD,

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    Weiblen, George D

    Pharmacology College of Pharmacy James Cloyd's bio Neurology Neurosciences Pharmacology Clinical's Health Advanced Research Program (ARP) James Cloyd, PharmD Professor ­ Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology of CNS Drugs Undergraduate Research Program (URP) Advanced Research Program (ARP) Curtis Corum