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Psychosocial Aspects of Nuclear Developments. Task Force Report 20.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the report of a task force formed to bring psychological understanding to bear on the various aspects of the development of nuclear arms and nuclear energy and the threat they pose to human physical, mental, and emotional health. The first of seven articles considers the sociopsychological aspects of the nuclear arms race. Other articles…

American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC.

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"ZERO TO THREE's" Task Force on Culture and Development: Learning to Walk the Talk  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Executive Committee at "ZERO TO THREE" created a Task Force on Culture and Development to deepen our understanding of the role of culture in child development and to guide the organization through a self-assessment process to better understand how staff and board members address the issue of culture in their work. The task force's literature…

Mann, Tammy; Steward, Marva; Eggbeer, Linda; Norton, Dolores

2007-01-01

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Research Needs in Rural Development. Report of the Southern Regional Rural Development Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Initiated in 1974 to ascertain research needs in the Southern region, the Rural Development Task Force investigated the nature of rural development problems and needed and clientele oriented research. Current research was reviewed, priority areas were identified, and allocation of Scientific Man Years were recommended. Major problems identified…

Tyner, Fred, Comp.; And Others

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Development of a Bilingual Task Force to Improve Education of Mexican American Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is proposed that resource task forces be developed to mobilize local California school district personnel toward more effective programs for Mexican American students. As conceived, each task force would provide in-service training for school district personnel, give classroom demonstrations, work with Mexican American communities, and assist…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

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Automobile Engine Development, Task Force Assessment, Preliminary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents a comprehensive survey of current knowledge and ongoing research and development projects in the area of vehicular emissions and control. Information provided attempts to answer the questions: how can proposed standards be met with existing technology and what additional research would be required to obtain desired control…

Caretto, L. S.; And Others

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78 FR 45996 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...administrative burdens in accessing business development and entrepreneurship...improvements to support veteran's business development by the Federal...Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development submitted its first...members, public comment, and planning for the FY13 IATF Annual...

2013-07-30

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The National Task Force on AIDS Drug Development: a progress report.  

PubMed

The National Task Force on AIDS Drug Development, appointed in early 1994, has been meeting every few months since its inception to identify obstacles to the development of drugs for the treatment of AIDS and to formulate ways to address these obstacles. The April 1995 proceedings noted changes in tax and patent laws, and discussed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory reform. Discussion centered around proposals on incentives for the development of more and better drugs for AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies want the Task Force to support their efforts to enact these proposals and hope to secure financial incentives for their development of AIDS drugs. According to some, the biotechnology industry is in the midst of a financial crisis, after losing more than eleven billion dollars over the past three years. The industry is requesting support for the enactment of securities litigation and product liability reform legislation. Clinton Administration representatives and economics experts object to these proposals. Many AIDS activists have criticized the Task Force, citing a lack of sufficient authority and focus on the issues it could affect. The next Task Force meeting will be held June 29-30, 1995. PMID:11362547

Levin, J

1995-06-01

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Financial Action Task Force  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1989, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body whose purpose is "the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing." Users who are new to the site can get started quickly by looking over the "Quick Links" section on the right-hand side of the homepage. Here they will find a handbook that details how the FATF creates its profiles, information on the methodology, and primary recommendations for creating a coherent set of counter-measures against money laundering. Also, the site includes a "Publications" area, which contains short summaries of reports, along with annual reports dating from 1990 and newsletters from 2007. Finally, the site also contains a listing of recent news items and upcoming events and conferences sponsored by the FATF.

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Transport Task Force Leadership, Task 4  

SciTech Connect

The Transport Task Force (TTF) was initiated as a broad-based US magnetic fusion community activity during the fall of 1988 to focus attention on and encourage development of an increased understanding of anomalous transport in tokamaks. The overall TTF goal is to make progress on Characterizing, Understanding and Identifying how to Reduce plasma transport in tokamaks -- to CUIR transport.

Callen, J.D.

1991-07-01

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The task force process  

SciTech Connect

This paper focuses on the unique aspects of the Fernald Citizens Task Force process that have contributed to a largely successful public participation effort at Fernald. The Fernald Citizens Task Force passed quickly by many procedural issues. Instead, the Task Force concentrated on (a) educating itself about the site, its problems, and possible solutions, and (b) choosing a directed way to approach its mandate: To make recommendations on several {open_quotes}big picture{close_quotes} issues, including future use of the site, cleanup levels, waste disposition, and cleanup priorities. This paper presents the approach used at Fernald for establishing and running a focused site-specific advisory board, the key issues that have been faced, and how these issues were resolved. The success of Fernald in establishing a strong and functioning site-specific advisory board serves as a useful model for other DOE facilities, although the Fernald model is just one of many approaches that can be taken. However, the approach presented here has worked extremely well for Fernald.

Applegate, J.S. [Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (United States)

1995-01-31

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Stem Cell Task Force  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides an overview of the activities of an NIH task force established to move the stem cell research agenda forward. The section titled Scientific Research may be of particular interest to researchers in this area. It provides links to the Web sites of stem cell-related research at a number of NIH institutes, as well as an extensive information index, a FAQs page about stem cell research, information on funding opportunities, and much more.

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Ecosystem Task Force Meeting Minutes  

E-print Network

Ecosystem Task Force Meeting Minutes Date: April 28, 2011 Title of Meeting: Monthly Meeting. A focus on planning helps ground the Task Force because of the complexity of ecosystems. UNH-862-0785 sustainability.info@unh.edu http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/ #12;3.1. Ecosystem work has no defined parameters

New Hampshire, University of

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Service Excellence Task Force Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A task force was appointed to measure user satisfaction with library services, establish a university libraries' service excellence philosophy and policy, bring the service excellence concept to the attention of every library employee, and recommend approaches for recognizing outstanding staff service. The members of the task force--two library…

State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Univ. Libraries.

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The Task-force in Europe for Drug Development for the Young (TEDDY) Network of Excellence.  

PubMed

The Task-force in Europe for Drug Development for the Young (TEDDY) was established in 2005 to contribute to the promotion of safe and efficacious medicines for children in the context of the impending European Paediatric Regulation that finally came into force in January 2007. The project includes seven objectives and 12 Work-Packages encompassing the main aspects of the development and use of pediatric drugs. TEDDY represents a new entity in the pediatric pharmaceutical field, differing from a Scientific Society, a network for developing research or trials, or a consultative regulatory body. The ambition of TEDDY is to support the existing pediatric networks, societies, and regulatory bodies in performing innovative initiatives, including those in areas in which such undertakings would not be feasible without supportive action. To accomplish its aim, TEDDY has focused on three different actions: (i) increasing awareness about the Paediatric Regulation revolution; (ii) reaching consensus on terms and instruments to be used for common research; and (iii) favoring close relationships among different stakeholders and partners from different EU Member States. After 3 years of activities, many results have been produced by the Network: surveys, databases, expert opinions, and recommendations. Linking together different stakeholders, including industry and patient associations, as well as academia and research centers, the Network has contributed to increasing awareness and participation in the Paediatric Regulation. In addition, many papers detailing original results have either been published or submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. TEDDY is an original Network whose identity and role as a catalyzer of initiatives related to the use and development of pediatric drugs needs to be better clarified in the near future. Of particular importance is the need to reach consensus on best practices. The lack of a common view on pediatric research requirements among stakeholders across Member States remains the main challenge to be overcome. PMID:19127946

Ceci, Adriana; Giaquinto, Carlo; Aboulker, Jean-Pierre; Baiardi, Paola; Bonifazi, Fedele; Della Pasqua, Oscar; Nicolosi, Alfredo; Taruscio, Domenica; Sturkenboom, Miriam; Wong, Ian

2009-01-01

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Ecosystem Task Force FY11 Report  

E-print Network

Ecosystem Task Force FY11 Report ACTIVITIES Over the course of Fiscal Year 2010, members of the Ecosystem Task Force have worked with partners across the University to accomplish the following projects itself into subcommittees to focus on the various aspects of the campus ecosystem and in developing

New Hampshire, University of

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Hydrothermal research and development assessment. Task force report: projections for electric systems  

SciTech Connect

It is estimated that high temperature (greater than 150/sup 0/C or 300/sup 0/F) hydrothermal resources in the western United States have the potential for producing about 140,000 megawatts of electric power for 30 years. The objectives of the present analysis were to realistically evaluate the extent to which these resources might be utilized over the next 20 years, and to assess the probably impact of Federal programs on that utilization. The R and D assessment team interviewed industry personnel to determine the nature and the relative significance of investment decision criteria for developers and utilities. The results of these interviews were used to develop a probabilistic model to simulate the investment decision behavior of these two groups toward hydrothermal resources. Estimations of the characteristics of anticipated available resources (e.g., temperature, salinity, depth) and predictions of the geographic distribution of new resource discoveries were based upon the characteristics and distribution of known reservoirs. The impact of a minimal R and D program and the impact of expanded R and D program were estimated on the basis of its effect upon industry investment decision criteria (e.g., the cost of power). The Task Force estimates comparing three different scenarios: (1) no program, (2) minimal R and D, and (3) expanded R and D are presented.

Not Available

1982-05-01

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Research and Development Strategy for the 1990s. 1990 Summer Study. Volume 2. Scenarios and Intelligence Task Force.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1990 Defense Science Board Summer Study focused on developing a strategy for U.S. defense technology in this era of fundamental change in the national security landscape. The Scenarios and Intelligence Task Force was charged, first, with defining alte...

1990-01-01

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Report of the Task Force on 'Pain Centers'.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This task force report contains guidelines to aid in decisionmaking about the development and implementation of local services for patients with chronic pain problems who reside in the area served by the Central Michigan Health Systems Agency. Task force ...

1978-01-01

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Muon Collider Task Force Report  

SciTech Connect

Muon Colliders offer a possible long term path to lepton-lepton collisions at center-of-mass energies {radical}s {ge} 1 TeV. In October 2006 the Muon Collider Task Force (MCTF) proposed a program of advanced accelerator R&D aimed at developing the Muon Collider concept. The proposed R&D program was motivated by progress on Muon Collider design in general, and in particular, by new ideas that have emerged on muon cooling channel design. The scope of the proposed MCTF R&D program includes muon collider design studies, helical cooling channel design and simulation, high temperature superconducting solenoid studies, an experimental program using beams to test cooling channel RF cavities and a 6D cooling demonstration channel. The first year of MCTF activities are summarized in this report together with a brief description of the anticipated FY08 R&D activities. In its first year the MCTF has made progress on (1) Muon Collider ring studies, (2) 6D cooling channel design and simulation studies with an emphasis on the HCC scheme, (3) beam preparations for the first HPRF cavity beam test, (4) preparations for an HCC four-coil test, (5) further development of the MANX experiment ideas and studies of the muon beam possibilities at Fermilab, (6) studies of how to integrate RF into an HCC in preparation for a component development program, and (7) HTS conductor and magnet studies to prepare for an evaluation of the prospects for of an HTS high-field solenoid build for a muon cooling channel.

Ankenbrandt, C.; Alexahin, Y.; Balbekov, V.; Barzi, E.; Bhat, C.; Broemmelsiek, D.; Bross, A.; Burov, A.; Drozhdin, A.; Finley, D.; Geer, S.; /Fermilab /Argonne /Brookhaven /Jefferson Lab /LBL, Berkeley /MUONS Inc., Batavia /UCLA /UC, Riverside /Mississippi U.

2007-12-01

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Task Force II: Energy and Its Socioeconomic Impacts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizing the Task Force Issues Paper presented at the Appalachian Conference on Balanced Growth and Economic Development (1977), this article presents selected comments by Task Force participants, and Task Force recommendations re: a national severence tax on extraction of nonrenewable energy resources; socioeconomic costs of nuclear energy; a…

Appalachia, 1977

1977-01-01

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Development of residential-conservation-survey methodology for the US Air Force. Interim report. Task two  

SciTech Connect

A US Air Force (USAF) Residential Energy Conservation Methodology was developed to compare USAF needs and available data to the procedures of the Residential Conservation Service (RCS) program as developed for general use by utility companies serving civilian customers. Attention was given to the data implications related to group housing, climatic data requirements, life-cycle cost analysis, energy saving modifications beyond those covered by RCS, and methods for utilizing existing energy consumption data in approaching the USAF survey program. Detailed information and summaries are given on the five subtasks of the program. Energy conservation alternatives are listed and the basic analysis techniques to be used in evaluating their thermal performane are described. (MCW)

Abrams, D. W.; Hartman, T. L.; Lau, A. S.

1981-11-13

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General Aviation Task Force report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

General aviation is officially defined as all aviation except scheduled airlines and the military. It is the only air transportation to many communities throughout the world. In order to reverse the recent decline in general aviation aircraft produced in the United States, the Task Force recommends that NASA provide the expertise and facilities such as wind tunnels and computer codes for aircraft design. General aviation manufacturers are receptive to NASA's innovations and technological leadership and are expected to be effective users of NASA-generated technologies.

1993-01-01

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18 CFR 701.58 - Task forces.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Task forces. 701.58 Section 701.58 ...Headquarters Organization § 701.58 Task forces. The Director with Council concurrence or the Council may establish task forces from time to time to aid in the...

2011-04-01

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18 CFR 701.58 - Task forces.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Task forces. 701.58 Section 701.58 ...Headquarters Organization § 701.58 Task forces. The Director with Council concurrence or the Council may establish task forces from time to time to aid in the...

2010-04-01

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Dean's Task Force on Globalization and  

E-print Network

Dean's Task Force on Globalization and Engineering Final Report October 18, 2009 Yu-Ling Cheng (Chair) Bryan Karney Murray Metcalfe Lisa Romkey Zhirui Wang #12;Dean's Task Force on Globalization of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, formed a Task Force on Globalization and Engineering

Prodiæ, Aleksandar

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WCVM Research Task Force Report March 2011 WCVM Research Task Force  

E-print Network

#12; #12;WCVM Research Task Force Report ­ March 2011 p.1 WCVM Research Task Force Report MarchDeanFreemanforreaffirmingtheimportanceoftheresearchenterpriseatthe WCVMthroughtheinceptionoftheResearchTaskForceandpermittingcomplete autonomyinitsmachinations.Taskforcememberswouldalsoliketothankthefacultythat tooktimetofillouttheResearch

Saskatchewan, University of

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FRAX(®) Clinical Task Force of the 2010 Joint International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation Position Development Conference.  

PubMed

The World Health Organization fracture risk assessment tool, FRAX(®), is an advance in clinical care that can assist in clinical decision-making. However, with increasing clinical utilization, numerous questions have arisen regarding how to best estimate fracture risk in an individual patient. Recognizing the need to assist clinicians in optimal use of FRAX(®), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in conjunction with the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) assembled an international panel of experts that ultimately developed joint Official Positions of the ISCD and IOF advising clinicians regarding FRAX(®) usage. As part of the process, the charge of the FRAX(®) Clinical Task Force was to review and synthesize data surrounding a number of recognized clinical risk factors including rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, alcohol, prior fracture, falls, bone turnover markers and glucocorticoid use. This synthesis was presented to the expert panel and constitutes the data on which the subsequent Official Positions are predicated. A summary of the Clinical Task Force composition and charge is presented here. PMID:21810522

McCloskey, Eugene V; Binkley, Neil

2011-01-01

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76 FR 21090 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and pre-established Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2011-04-14

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76 FR 56863 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and pre-established Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2011-09-14

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75 FR 22497 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities, and pre-established...concerns with contracting opportunities; (iii) increasing the...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; [[Page 22498

2010-04-29

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75 FR 62438 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and pre-established Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2010-10-08

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77 FR 71471 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and preestablished Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2012-11-30

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77 FR 41472 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and pre-established Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2012-07-13

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78 FR 7849 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and pre-established Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2013-02-04

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75 FR 62611 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and preestablished Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) increasing and...

2010-10-12

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77 FR 22056 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities, and pre-established...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2012-04-12

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76 FR 8393 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and pre-established Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2011-02-14

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75 FR 75187 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development Meeting Notice  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and pre-established Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2010-12-02

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77 FR 1548 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...capital, business development opportunities and pre-established Federal...matching with contracting opportunities; (3) Increase the integrity...business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and...

2012-01-10

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FRAX® International Task Force of the 2010 Joint International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation Position Development Conference.  

PubMed

Osteoporosis is a serious worldwide epidemic. FRAX® is a web-based tool developed by the Sheffield WHO Collaborating Center team, that integrates clinical risk factors and femoral neck BMD and calculates the 10 year fracture probability in order to help health care professionals identify patients who need treatment. However, only 31 countries have a FRAX® calculator. In the absence of a FRAX® model for a particular country, it has been suggested to use a surrogate country for which the epidemiology of osteoporosis most closely approximates the index country. More specific recommendations for clinicians in these countries are not available. In North America, concerns have also been raised regarding the assumptions used to construct the US ethnic specific FRAX® calculators with respect to the correction factors applied to derive fracture probabilities in Blacks, Asians and Hispanics in comparison to Whites. In addition, questions were raised about calculating fracture risk in other ethnic groups e.g., Native Americans and First Canadians. The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) in conjunction with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) assembled an international panel of experts that ultimately developed joint Official Positions of the ISCD and IOF advising clinicians regarding FRAX® usage. As part of the process, the charge of the FRAX® International Task Force was to review and synthesize data regarding geographic and race/ethnic variability in hip fractures, non-hip osteoporotic fractures, and make recommendations about the use of FRAX® in ethnic groups and countries without a FRAX® calculator. This synthesis was presented to the expert panel and constitutes the data on which the subsequent Official Positions are predicated. A summary of the International Task Force composition and charge is presented here. PMID:21810531

Cauley, Jane A; El-Hajj Fuleihan, Ghada; Luckey, Marjorie M

2011-01-01

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The Workforce Task Force Report  

PubMed Central

The American Academy of Neurology Workforce Task Force (WFTF) report predicts a future shortfall of neurologists in the United States. The WFTF data also suggest that for most states, the current demand for neurologist services already exceeds the supply, and by 2025 the demand for neurologists will be even higher. This future demand is fueled by the aging of the US population, the higher health care utilization rates of neurologic services, and by a greater number of patients gaining access to the health care system due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Uncertainties in health care delivery and patient access exist due to looming concerns about further Medicare reimbursement cuts. This uncertainty is set against a backdrop of Congressional volatility on a variety of issues, including the repeal of the sustainable growth rate for physician reimbursement. The impact of these US health care changes on the neurology workforce, future increasing demands, reimbursement, and alternative health care delivery models including accountable care organizations, nonphysician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and teleneurology for both stroke and general neurology are discussed. The data lead to the conclusion that neurologists will need to play an even larger role in caring for the aging US population by 2025. We propose solutions to increase the availability of neurologic services in the future and provide other ways of meeting the anticipated increased demand for neurologic care. PMID:23783750

Vatz, Kenneth A.; Griggs, Robert C.; Pedley, Timothy

2013-01-01

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Agencies Approve Bacteria TMDL Task Force Recommendations  

E-print Network

.? ?I think it?s a good report,? said Jerry Nichols, TSSWCB chairman, thanking the task force for their time and effort. Dr. Allan Jones, Texas Water Resources Institute director and chairman of the seven-member task force, gave an overview....? ?I think it?s a good report,? said Jerry Nichols, TSSWCB chairman, thanking the task force for their time and effort. Dr. Allan Jones, Texas Water Resources Institute director and chairman of the seven-member task force, gave an overview...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01

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Professional Development: A Six-Year Data Evaluation of HIDTA Law Enforcement Task Force Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a nationwide six-year data study of law enforcement training and professional development in relationship to workplace productivity. Why do we care about law enforcement training and professional development? Because the law enforcement environment is not standing still. Unlawful activity, and in particular drug trafficking strategies,…

Burnett, Larry D.

2012-01-01

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Report of the Task Force on detector Research and Development for the Superconducting Super Collider  

SciTech Connect

This report contains a: Report of the working group on tracking devices; report of the working group on calorimetry; report of the working group on muon, electron and hadron identification; report of the working group on electronics, triggering, data acquisition and computing; report of the working group on superconducting magnets; and report of the working group on Monte Carlo development.

NONE

1986-06-01

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Water Conservation Task Force (2014 Charge)  

E-print Network

Water Conservation Task Force (2014 Charge) The Task Force will advise the Chancellor and Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC) on current and past water use and provide recommendations on implementation of policies for potable water use reductions in support of The Regents Policy on Sustainable

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Sustainability Initiative Task Force Final Report  

E-print Network

UW­Madison Sustainability Initiative Task Force Final Report October 2010 #12;We are pleased to present the final report of the campus Sustainability Task Force. This report fulfills the charge we gave to sustainability for consideration by UW­Madison's leadership and campus community. There are many reasons why

Sheridan, Jennifer

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CITIZEN TASK FORCE ON DEER MANAGEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

In spring 1990, as part of an intensified effort to involve the public in wildlife management decisions, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) implemented a new public input program. Citizen task forces were organized in 15 deer (Odocoileus virginianus) management units (DMUs) across the state. The task force purpose was to choose

Mike Hall

1991-01-01

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Retention Implementation Task Force Final Report  

E-print Network

1 Retention Implementation Task Force Final Report December 2010 Ronald Brown, Chair Provost Rapport Matthew Seeger Howard Shapiro Robert Thomas Phyllis Vroom Paula Wood #12;2 Retention Implementation Task Force Report December 2010 Executive Summary Undergraduate student retention and graduation

Cinabro, David

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Workload Task Force Final Report Page 1 2012 Faculty Workload Task Force Final Report  

E-print Network

Workload Task Force Final Report Page 1 06.20.2012 2012 Faculty Workload Task Force Final Report-officio) Keri Barnes (administrative support) The goal of the Faculty Workload Allocation Task Force is to create a fair, equitable, and transparent process for determining faculty workload based on the mission

Niebur, Ernst

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Genomics-based early-phase clinical trials in oncology: Recommendations from the task force on Methodology for the Development of Innovative Cancer Therapies.  

PubMed

The Methodology for the Development of Innovative Cancer Therapies (MDICT) task force discussed incorporation of genomic profiling into early (Phase I and II) clinical trials in oncology. The task force reviewed the challenges of standardising genomics data in a manner conducive to conducting clinical trials. Current barriers to successful and efficient implementation were identified and discussed, as well as the methods of genomic analysis, the proper setting for study and strategies to facilitate timely completion of genomics-based studies. The importance of properly capturing and cataloguing outcomes was also discussed. Several recommendations regarding the use of genomics in these trials are provided. PMID:25227487

Liu, Stephen V; Miller, Vincent A; Lobbezoo, Marinus W; Giaccone, Giuseppe

2014-11-01

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Qualifying Facility Wheeling Task Force-- Status Report  

E-print Network

Docket No. 8650 that the PUCT review the applicability of certain parts of the wheeling rules, and in April the Commission appointed a task force composed of representatives from affected industries, utilities, and regulatory staff to review the wheeling...

Panjavan, S.

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Multidisciplinary task force for controlling drug expenses.  

PubMed

The establishment of a multidisciplinary task force to control increasing drug costs is described. From 1986 to 1992, dollars spent on drugs at a 964-bed teaching hospital increased from $9.8 million to $26.8 million, despite a tightly controlled formulary, prudent purchasing practices, prescribing restrictions, an antimicrobial order form program, a target-drug program, and an active pharmacy-run cost intervention program. These increases occurred as a result of changes in the mix of drugs prescribed, increases in outpatient volume, inflation, and price increases resulting from the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. A multidisciplinary task force composed of seven teams--AIDS and related issues, ambulatory care, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, surgery, and systems and procedures--was formed to identify ways to reduce drug expenses and enhance revenue. Each team made recommendations designed to reduce the rate of growth of pharmaceutical expenses. To implement these recommendations, the task force used a variety of verbal and written strategies to educate and communicate with physicians, pharmacists, nurses, pharmaceutical company representatives, and patients. A system was developed so that goal achievement could be monitored. The program, which was implemented on September 16, 1991, and continued through September 30, 1992, reduced the growth in drug expense by $2.33 million. As a result of the program, control of the drug expenses became an institutional priority, not merely a pharmacy department priority. By establishing a multidisciplinary team approach involving physicians, administrators, nurses, and pharmacists, a substantial reduction in the growth of drug expenses can be achieved. PMID:8266959

Hayman, J N; Crane, V S

1993-11-01

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3 CFR 13540 - Executive Order 13540 of April 26, 2010. Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...13540 of April 26, 2010. Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development...26, 2010 EO 13540 Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development...in order to establish an interagency task force to coordinate the efforts of...

2011-01-01

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SPECIAL TASK FORCE ON RACIAL DISCRIMINATION: FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS---DRAFT FOR TASK FORCE REVIEW BEFORE FINAL  

E-print Network

1 SPECIAL TASK FORCE ON RACIAL DISCRIMINATION: FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS--- DRAFT FOR TASK FORCE REVIEW (including but not limited to RA's) are aware of and sensitive to the perceived and/or self-identified racial staff trainings include explicit discussions about racial prejudice, racist/hate symbols, and about how

Su, Xiao

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FRAX(®) Bone Mineral Density Task Force of the 2010 Joint International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation Position Development Conference.  

PubMed

FRAX(®) is a fracture risk assessment algorithm developed by the World Health Organization in cooperation with other medical organizations and societies. Using easily available clinical information and femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), when available, FRAX(®) is used to predict the 10-year probability of hip fracture and major osteoporotic fracture. These values may be included in country specific guidelines to aid clinicians in determining when fracture risk is sufficiently high that the patient is likely to benefit from pharmacological therapy to reduce that risk. Since the introduction of FRAX(®) into clinical practice, many practical clinical questions have arisen regarding its use. To address such questions, the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and International Osteoporosis Foundations (IOF) assigned task forces to review the best available medical evidence and make recommendations for optimal use of FRAX(®) in clinical practice. Questions were identified and divided into three general categories. A task force was assigned to investigating the medical evidence in each category and developing clinically useful recommendations. The BMD Task Force addressed issues that included the potential use of skeletal sites other than the femoral neck, the use of technologies other than DXA, and the deletion or addition of clinical data for FRAX(®) input. The evidence and recommendations were presented to a panel of experts at the ISCD-IOF FRAX(®) Position Development Conference, resulting in the development of ISCD-IOF Official Positions addressing FRAX(®)-related issues. PMID:21810529

Lewiecki, E Michael; Compston, Juliet E; Miller, Paul D; Adachi, Jonathan D; Adams, Judith E; Leslie, William D; Kanis, John A

2011-01-01

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Document prepared by APIC Bioterrorism Task Force  

E-print Network

ATTACHMENT Document prepared by APIC Bioterrorism Task Force Judith F. English, Mae Y. Cundiff, John D. Malone, & Jeanne A. Pfeiffer CDC Hospital Infections Program Bioterrorism Working Group Michael, pulmonary anthrax is associated with bioterrorism exposure to aerosolized spores. Clinical features for each

Oliver, Douglas L.

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Purple Paper: Pathways Critical Thinking Task Force  

E-print Network

Purple Paper: Pathways Critical Thinking Task Force Truman State University--Summer 2011 Natalie understanding of how students achieve this goal. Working Definitions Critical Thinking o The ability of ambiguity. Both are aspects of critical thinking, although different disciplines may emphasize one or other

Gering, Jon C.

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Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome: task force report summary.  

PubMed

The Task Force on Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (CAPS) aimed to assess the current knowledge on pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features, diagnosis and classification, precipitating factors and treatment of CAPS. This article summarizes the main aspects of its final report. PMID:25228727

Cervera, R; Rodríguez-Pintó, I

2014-10-01

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REPORT OF THE DARK ENERGY TASK FORCE  

E-print Network

Bernstein, University of Pennsylvania Robert Cahn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Wendy L. Freedman. Suntzeff, Texas A&M University Dark energy appears to be the dominant component of the physical Universe of the Dark Energy Task Force..............................................11 V. Recommendations of the Dark

Hu, Wayne

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Virginia Tech State Task Force Reports Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of eleven state task force reports prompted by the tragic nature of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 revealed that all shared a primary theme: no "single best way" to protect American college and university campuses yet exists. These documents, individually and collectively, make it clear that contemporary complex learning…

McBride, James T.

2010-01-01

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U.S. Transport Task Force 2010  

SciTech Connect

The Transport Task Force (TTF) Meeting is a venue for vigorous scientific discourse and discussion on topics in transport and turbulence in fusion plasmas. Its participation is international. The 2010 meeting was highly effective, with 139 registered participants and 131 presentations. This is remarkable for an even year (IAEA year) meeting. The meeting clearly fostered progress in understanding and control of turbulent transport.

Diamond, P.H.

2011-09-21

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New Hampshire Automation Task Force. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief task force report looks at the current manual union catalog based in the New Hampshire State Library, and recommends the institution of a computer output microform (COM) system, and the eventual creation of an online statewide union catalog. An executive summary provides a listing of 15 specific recommendations based on a 1981 needs…

New Hampshire Library Association, Concord.

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Report of the Fermilab ILC Citizens' Task Force  

SciTech Connect

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory convened the ILC Citizens' Task Force to provide guidance and advice to the laboratory to ensure that community concerns and ideas are included in all public aspects of planning and design for a proposed future accelerator, the International Linear Collider. In this report, the members of the Task Force describe the process they used to gather and analyze information on all aspects of the proposed accelerator and its potential location at Fermilab in northern Illinois. They present the conclusions and recommendations they reached as a result of the learning process and their subsequent discussions and deliberations. While the Task Force was charged to provide guidance on the ILC, it became clear during the process that the high cost of the proposed accelerator made a near-term start for the project at Fermilab unlikely. Nevertheless, based on a year of extensive learning and dialogue, the Task Force developed a series of recommendations for Fermilab to consider as the laboratory develops all successor projects to the Tevatron. The Task Force recognizes that bringing a next-generation particle physics project to Fermilab will require both a large international effort and the support of the local community. While the Task Force developed its recommendations in response to the parameters of a future ILC, the principles they set forth apply directly to any large project that may be conceived at Fermilab, or at other laboratories, in the future. With this report, the Task Force fulfills its task of guiding Fermilab from the perspective of the local community on how to move forward with a large-scale project while building positive relationships with surrounding communities. The report summarizes the benefits, concerns and potential impacts of bringing a large-scale scientific project to northern Illinois.

none,

2008-06-01

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32 CFR 700.1053 - Commander of a task force.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Commander of a task force. 700.1053 Section 700.1053 National...Duty § 700.1053 Commander of a task force. (a) A geographic fleet commander...commander, may detail in command of a task force, or other task command, any...

2010-07-01

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Report of the Task Force - Space for Health Sciences. Building Blocks. Volume III.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Space for Health Sciences is one of four task forces established by the Committee on Capital Financing of the Council of Ontario Universities to work toward the development of a capital formula that would define space needs and building costs for Ontario universities. Each task force has a particular assignment related to the…

Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.

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Task Force Report 4. Report of the Task Force on Marketing and Communications  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND To ensure the success of the proposed New Model of family medicine and to create a better understanding of the nature and role of family medicine, an effective communications plan must be developed and implemented. This Future of Family Medicine task force report proposes strategies for communicating the role of family physicians within medicine, as well as to purchasers, consumers, and other entities. METHODS After reviewing the findings from the research conducted for the Future of Family Medicine project, the task force presents a preliminary brand-positioning strategy for family medicine messages. Based on this strategy, the task force identifies 5 major audiences to which family medicine communications should be directed. A consistent method was used to determine optimum strategies to address each audience: defining the audience, assessing the literature and other pertinent evidence, identifying the communication objectives, determining the key messages, developing brand promises, and proposing strategies and tactics to support the messages and objectives. Preliminary communications plans are then presented for each of the 5 target audiences. MAJOR FINDINGS It is important that the organizations involved in family medicine make a multiyear commitment of resources to implement and support an aggressive communications strategy, which is based on key messages to target audiences. A concerted effort is particularly needed to address the declining interest among medical students in the specialty. Implementing a comprehensive family medicine career development program may be one effective strategy to reverse this trend. To help eliminate the current confusion among the public regarding family medicine and to promote clarity and consistency in terminology, the specialty should replace the name family practice with family medicine and a new graphic symbol for the discipline of family medicine should be developed. CONCLUSION As a discipline, family medicine has failed to formulate and deliver a compelling message. New communications strategies must be implemented that will reach audiences in terms they understand and care about and in ways that convey a sense of the exciting role family physicians will play in the future. By actively implementing the communications plans described in this report, the specialty can enhance the impact and help ensure the widespread implementation of the proposed New Model of family medicine.

Dickinson, John C.; Evans, Kenneth L.; Carter, Jan; Burke, Kevin

2004-01-01

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Final Technical Report Transport Task Force  

SciTech Connect

The Transport Task Force has functioned as the primary scientific organization in the area of magnetic-fusion confinement and transport since its inception in 1988. It has defined and set research directions, coordinated broad research efforts, advocated new funding initiatives, and created a highly successful and widely admired interactive culture between experiment, theory and modeling. The Transport Task Force carries out its activities under the direction of its chair and the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is comprised of the leaders and deputy leaders of the scientific working groups. The working groups are structured and organized according to research needs and priorities and have been organized around the areas of Core Transport, H Mode and Pedestal, Fast Particle Transport, Transient Transport Phenomena, and Modeling and Simulation. A steering committee provides advise on TTF activities. Further information on the working groups and the structure and management of the TTF can be found at http://psfcwww2.psfc.mit.edu/ttf/index.html. The TTF holds an annual workshop. A summary of the workshops held during the period of this report is given in Appendix I. During the period of this report the Transport Task Force was involved in several significant activities. Foremost of these was a sweeping review of the status of transport science, the key research tasks for progress during the next 5-10 years, and a proposal for a funding initiative to ensure application of adequate resources to these problems. The conclusions of this study were incorporated into a white paper, which is copied below in Appendix II. Other significant activities have included the introduction of an extended, ongoing discussion on verification and validation as a requisite for defining and codifying the path toward predictive capability, the orchestration of a gradual shift of focus from ion thermal confinement to electron thermal confinement, and a joining of efforts on edge physics by coordinating and uniting efforts of the Transport Task Force and Edge Coordinating Committee. During the next biennium the TTF is chaired by Keith Burrell.

P.W. Terry

2006-08-22

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3 CFR - Establishing a Task Force on Childhood Obesity  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...their parents. Obesity has been...problem of childhood obesity within a...of children in America are overweight...prosperous America. To these...Task Force on Childhood Obesity. There is...Task Force. In addition...

2011-01-01

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Governor Janklow's Citizen Task Force on Education. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs (DECA) mission statement, developed by the Governor's Task Force on Education. The DECA's mission is to advocate for education, facilitate the delivery of statewide educational and cultural services and promote efficient, appropriate, and quality educational…

South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.

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Provost's Task Force on Research Computing October 8, 2008  

E-print Network

Provost's Task Force on Research Computing Report October 8, 2008 Terry Magnuson, Task Force Chair;Research Computing Task Force Report 2 Introduction Excellence in research sustains the University. Computing has become fundamental to all fields of research. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Crews, Stephen

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Learning Partnerships: Strengthening American Jobs in the Global Economy. A Report of the Task Force on Workforce Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Global competition, sweeping technological change, and demographic shifts in the labor force call for a national campaign to improve the skills and professionalism of the American workforce. This document calls for the creation of new learning partnerships throughout communities and workplaces to sustain middle-class jobs, pay the social costs of…

Albert Shanker Institute, 2004

2004-01-01

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Transport Task Force Leadership, Task 4. Final report, November 16, 1990--November 15, 1991  

SciTech Connect

The Transport Task Force (TTF) was initiated as a broad-based US magnetic fusion community activity during the fall of 1988 to focus attention on and encourage development of an increased understanding of anomalous transport in tokamaks. The overall TTF goal is to make progress on Characterizing, Understanding and Identifying how to Reduce plasma transport in tokamaks -- to CUIR transport.

Callen, J.D.

1991-07-01

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In vacuum undulator task force report  

SciTech Connect

Historically the NSLS has been active in R&D for state-of-the-art electron beams, photon beams and x-ray optics. One of the available straight sections has therefore been dedicated to insertion device R&D. Over the past five to seven years a program aimed at exploiting the very small vertical {beta} function in the straight sections has yielded first a prototype small gap undulator (PSGU) and then an in-vacuum undulator (IVUN). The IVUN sources attain a brightness similar to the existing hybrid wigglers in X21 and X25. They radiate significantly lower total power than the wigglers but produce higher power densities. They provide undulator rather than wiggler spectra. Because of the small gaps and small periods there is not much tunability in these devices and they will have to be purpose-built for a specific scientific program. The original IVUN parameters were chosen for in-elastic x-ray scattering, similar to the scientific program on X21. This put the fundamental at 4.6 keV and the third harmonic at 13.8 keV. The question that this new possible insertion device poses is what science programs can best take advantage of this new insertion device source? To answer this, a task force was formed by M. Hart, NSLS Department Chair and charged with identifying viable scientific programs that could seek outside funding to construct IVUN beamlines. The task force concentrated on experimental programs that are presently being pursued on new insertion devices worldwide. For example, x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, which takes advantage of the large coherent flux from undulator sources, was considered. However, this program was not considered as the highest priority. The general area of protein crystallography, however, is ideal for the IVUN source. The unique electron beam optics that makes the IVUN possible in the first place also makes the IVUN ideal as a source for microdiffraction.

Hastings, J.B.; Kao, C.C.; Stefan, P. [and others

1998-06-01

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An Overview of the NOAA Drought Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The charge of the NOAA Drought Task Force is to coordinate and facilitate the various MAPP-funded research efforts with the overall goal of achieving significant advances in understanding and in the ability to monitor and predict drought over North America. In order to achieve this, the task force has developed a Drought Test-bed that individual research groups can use to test/evaluate methods and ideas. Central to this is a focus on three high profile North American droughts (1998-2004 western US drought, 2006-2007 SE US drought, 2011- current Tex-Mex drought) to facilitate collaboration among projects, including the development of metrics to assess the quality of monitoring and prediction products, and the development of an experimental drought monitoring and prediction system that incorporates and assesses recent advances. This talk will review the progress and plans of the task force, including efforts to help advance official national drought products, and the development of early warning systems by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). Coordination with other relevant national and international efforts such as the emerging NMME capabilities and the international effort to develop a Global Drought Information System (GDIS) will be discussed.

Schubert, S.; Mo, K.; Peters-Lidard, C.; Wood, A.

2012-01-01

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Report of the Regional Plan Development Task Force on Primary Health Care Services. An Initial Plan for Western New York.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recommendations are presented for the development of primary health care services and resources in the seven counties served by the Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Western New York. The recommendations are the product of an 18-month effort by the...

1975-01-01

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Space station operations task force. Panel 4 report: Management integration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Management Integration Panel of the Space Station Operations Task Force was chartered to provide a structure and ground rules for integrating the efforts of the other three panels and to address a number of cross cutting issues that affect all areas of space station operations. Issues addressed include operations concept implementation, alternatives development and integration process, strategic policy issues and options, and program management emphasis areas.

1987-01-01

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Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence: First Annual Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On March 9, 2001, the US Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence released its first report and strategic plan. The 24-member Task Force was established last year with a three-year mission to formulate a long-term, strategic plan to eliminate domestic violence within the military. Users may read the full-text of the 118-page report at the Task Force site, which also offers additional information and related links.

2001-01-01

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14th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies Task Force Report on Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome.  

PubMed

The 'Task Force on Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (CAPS)' was developed on the occasion of the 14th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies. The objectives of this Task Force were to assess the current knowledge on pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features, diagnosis and classification, precipitating factors and treatment of this condition in order to address recommendations for future research. This article summarizes the studies analyzed by the Task Force, its recommendations and the future research agenda. PMID:24657970

Cervera, Ricard; Rodríguez-Pintó, Ignasi; Colafrancesco, Serena; Conti, Fabrizio; Valesini, Guido; Rosário, Cristina; Agmon-Levin, Nancy; Shoenfeld, Yehuda; Ferrão, Claudia; Faria, Raquel; Vasconcelos, Carlos; Signorelli, Flavio; Espinosa, Gerard

2014-07-01

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Pediatric button battery injuries: 2013 task force update.  

PubMed

Over the last 10 years, there has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of severe injuries involving children who ingest button batteries. Injury can occur rapidly and children can be asymptomatic or demonstrate non-specific symptoms until catastrophic injuries develop over a period of hours or days. Smaller size ingested button batteries will often pass without clinical sequellae; however, batteries 20mm and larger can more easily lodge in the esophagus causing significant damage. In some cases, the battery can erode into the aorta resulting in massive hemorrhage and death. To mitigate against the continued rise in life-threatening injuries, a national Button Battery Task Force was assembled to pursue a multi-faceted approach to injury prevention. This task force includes representatives from medicine, public health, industry, poison control, and government. A recent expert panel discussion at the 2013 American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA) Meeting provided an update on the activities of the task force and is highlighted in this paper. PMID:23896385

Jatana, Kris R; Litovitz, Toby; Reilly, James S; Koltai, Peter J; Rider, Gene; Jacobs, Ian N

2013-09-01

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The Internet Engineering Task Force and The Future of Internet  

E-print Network

and deployment of Internet protocols, it was initially open only for US government funded researchers. Early 1987The Internet Engineering Task Force and The Future of Internet E. Baccelli1 , T. Clausen1 , and P regarding the Internet are being confronted, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF [1]) is unavoid- able

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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-Congressional Policy Brief -United States Coral Reef Task Force  

E-print Network

- Congressional Policy Brief - United States Coral Reef Task Force "NOAA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce, is honored to serve as Co-Chair of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, along and better understand our nation's valuable coral reef ecosystems." - Tim Keeney Deputy Assistant Secretary

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Honeywell's Working Parents Task Force. Final Report and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a summary of the Honeywell Working Parent Task Force's recommendations on how to solve problems experienced by working parents. The Task Force consisted of three committees: the Employment Practices Committee (EPC); the Parent Education Committee (PEC); and the Child Care Facilities Committee (CCFC). After examining a…

Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.

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San Juan College Task Force on Innovation 1995 Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In fall 1994, San Juan College, in New Mexico, established the Task Force on Innovation to examine changes in the paradigm of education and how those changes might affect the college. The Task Force determined that the primary driver of change in education was technology, and specifically the increasing number of means and ease of access to…

Moore, Nelle

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Human Health Effects, Task Force Assessment, Preliminary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented in this preliminary report is one of seven assessments conducted by a special task force of Project Clean Air, the Human Health Effects Task Force. The reports summarize assessments of the state of knowledge on various air pollution problems, particularly in California, and make tentative recommendations as to what the University of…

Aronow, Wilbert S.; And Others

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Management Skills. Skills Task Force Research Paper 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A task force was convened to identify the nature, extent, and pattern of skill needs and shortages for managerial occupations in the United Kingdom (UK). The task force began by examining the key challenges facing managers in the UK. The following factors were among those considered: economic policies promoting liberalization and deregulation;…

Johnson, Steven; Winterton, Jonathan

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Battening the Hatches Report of the GMU Task Force on  

E-print Network

Battening the Hatches Report of the GMU Task Force on Information Security and Privacy March, 2000 course materials and resources, 85% use email, the Student Technical Assistance and Resource (STAR. The task force identified sixteen major risks in four categories: identity, privacy and intellectual

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Descriptions of Sustainability Competencies Task Force on Sustainability in Engineering Education  

E-print Network

1 Descriptions of Sustainability Competencies Task Force on Sustainability in Engineering Education sustainability competencies which have been developed by the Task Force so that faculty members could understand incorporate these outcomes into their courses. It is important to note that the sustainability competencies

Bone, Gary

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Report of NASA Lunar Energy Enterprise Case Study Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Lunar Energy Enterprise Case Study Task Force was asked to determine the economic viability and commercial potential of mining and extracting He-3 from the lunar soil, and transporting the material to Earth for use in a power-generating fusion reactor. Two other space energy projects, the Space Power Station (SPS) and the Lunar Power Station (LPS), were also reviewed because of several interrelated aspects of these projects. The specific findings of the Task Force are presented. Appendices contain related papers generated by individual Task Force Members.

Kearney, John J.

1989-01-01

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UW SCHOOL OF PHARMACY EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION TASK FORCE  

E-print Network

UW SCHOOL OF PHARMACY EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION TASK FORCE 2012-2013 Barry Gidal (chair) Ron Burnette and strategic priorities. These documents will be posted, as appropriate, on the SOP Committee webpage (http://pharmacy

Sheridan, Jennifer

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76 FR 22685 - Interagency Management Task Force Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...intends to hold recurring public meetings of the Task Force. Interested parties can check http://www.femp.energy.gov/news/events.html for the time, location, agenda, and related materials of the meetings. The purpose of the town hall...

2011-04-22

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77 FR 16256 - Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...that the ANS Task Force plans to cover during the meeting include: ANSTF Strategic Plan ANSTF Recreational Guidelines Nutria Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Impact of Fish Passage on the Movement of ANS. The agenda and other related...

2012-03-20

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Keepin' On: Five Years Down the Road to Better Schools. Reports of the Task Force on Improving Kentucky's Schools and the Task Force on Restructuring Time and Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains the findings of two task forces established during 1994 by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence: (1) the Task Force on Improving Kentucky Schools; and (2) the Task Force on Restructuring Time and Learning. The task forces, comprised of parents and business members of the Prichard Committee, examined key elements of…

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington, KY.

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Childhood Obesity Task Forces Established by State Legislatures, 2001-2010  

PubMed Central

Introduction States and communities are considering policy and environmental strategies, including enacting legislation, to reduce and prevent childhood obesity. One legislative approach has been to create task forces to understand key issues and develop a course of action. The goal of this study was to describe state-level, childhood obesity task forces in the United States created by legislation from 2001 through 2010. Methods We used the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity database to identify state-level childhood obesity task forces created through legislation from 2001 through 2010. Results We identified 21 states that had enacted legislation creating childhood obesity task forces of which 6 had created more than one task force. Most task forces were charged with both gathering and reviewing information and making recommendations for obesity-prevention actions in the state. Most legislation required that task forces include representation from the state legislature, state agencies, community organizations, and community members. Conclusion Evaluation of the effectiveness of obesity-prevention task forces and the primary components that contribute to their success may help to determine the advantages of the use of such strategies in obesity prevention. PMID:23987250

Kim, Sonia A.; Sherry, Bettylou; Blanck, Heidi M.

2013-01-01

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Mathematical Decision Aids for the Task-Force Commander and His Staff.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study analyzes the limitations of the mathematical tools of operations research and systems analysis within the complex decision environment of the Naval Task force. Part I, The Limits of Decision Automation, develops a conceptual framework which defi...

G. E. Pugh

1976-01-01

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Advanced rotorcraft technology: Task force report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The technological needs and opportunities related to future civil and military rotorcraft were determined and a program plan for NASA research which was responsive to the needs and opportunities was prepared. In general, the program plan places the primary emphasis on design methodology where the development and verification of analytical methods is built upon a sound data base. The four advanced rotorcraft technology elements identified are aerodynamics and structures, flight control and avionic systems, propulsion, and vehicle configurations. Estimates of the total funding levels that would be required to support the proposed program plan are included.

1978-01-01

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IN VACUUM UNDULATOR TASK FORCE REPORT  

SciTech Connect

The Green-Chasman lattice, which is the basis for both NSLS storage rings, was conceived with insertion devices in mind. Long, field-free straight sections were provided in the design. The electron optics were chosen so that these sections had zero dispersion and the effects of new magnetic structures placed in these regions would have minimal effect on the emittance of the electron beam. This design concept has been followed by all high-brightness rings which were built subsequent to the NSLS. The X-Ray Ring straight sections also have a very small vertical {beta} function, in addition to the zero dispersion. This was done to optimize the brightness of wiggler sources. There is a further benefit however. The {beta} function determines the beam size and divergence at a particular point in the storage ring lattice. The size is proportional to {radical}{beta} and the divergence is proportional to 1/{radical}{beta}. Thus the electron beam is very small at the center of the X-Ray Ring straight sections. In the initial development of the insertion device program, no specific advantage was taken of this feature. Of the eight straight sections in the X-Ray Ring lattice, five are readily available for magnetic insertion devices and the remaining three are dedicated to radio-frequency drive cavities (2) and injection (1).

HASTINGS,J.B.; KAO,C.C.; STEFAN,P.; BURLEY,S.; CARGILL,G.S.; CHANCE,M.; DIERKER,S.; HENDRICKSON,W.; EVANS-LUDERODT,K.; MAO,H.K.

1998-06-01

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A leader-follower relationship in joint action on a discrete force production task.  

PubMed

The present study examined the development of a leader-follower relationship in joint action performed by participants with different skill levels. Two participants were instructed to produce discrete isometric forces such that the sum of the forces was the target force. The task did not prescribe the onset time or share of force each participant contributed to the target force. Although novices with low force variability did not produce an earlier force than those with high force variability in the novice-novice group, experienced participants produced an earlier force than novices in the novice-experienced group. While participants with low force variability always produced a stronger force than those with high force variability in both the groups, there was no significant difference in force distributions between participants with low and high force variabilities. Although a novice-experienced pair produced force more complementarily than a novice-novice pair in the first practice block, the difference between pairs vanished after the first practice block, suggesting that leader-follower relations were not always beneficial to task performance. In addition, practice of the joint action did not transfer to individual action. PMID:25059912

Masumoto, Junya; Inui, Nobuyuki

2014-11-01

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Task force on chronic interstitial lung disease in immunocompetent children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Task force on chronic interstitial lung disease in immunocompetent children. A. Clement, and committee members. #ERS Journals Ltd 2004. ABSTRACT: Chronic interstitial lung diseases in children represent a heterogeneous group of disorders of both known and unknown causes that share common histological features. Despite many efforts these diseases continue to present clinical management dilemmas, principally because of their rare frequency

A. Clement; J. Allen; B. Corrin; R. Dinwiddie; H. Ducou; E. Eber; G. Laurent; R. Marshall; F. Midulla; A. G. Nicholson

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The Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes problems West Virginia State has experienced in serving children, especially those in poverty-stricken areas, and recommends ways to overcome these problems. In confronting these issues, the task force made recommendations in four topic areas: Reorganization and System Change, Education and Child Care, Teen Pregnancy, and…

West Virginia Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth and Families, Charleston.

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Santa Monica College Child Care Task Force Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1983, Santa Monica College (SMC) created a task force to assess the college's need for child care services and to devise possible service models for consideration. Subcommittees were formed to address student and staff child care needs; ways of funding child care services; criteria for possible child care facilities and sites which met these…

Feiger, Helen Tina; And Others

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75 FR 7197 - Establishing a Task Force on Childhood Obesity  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Establishing a Task Force on Childhood Obesity Memorandum for the Heads of Executive...Agencies Across our country, childhood obesity has reached epidemic rates and, as a...live shorter lives than their parents. Obesity has been recognized as a problem for...

2010-02-18

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Report from the Attorney General's Task Force on Domestic Violence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report lists a series of recommendations for dealing with the widespread but largely undocumented problem of domestic violence. The efforts of the Task Force were concentrated in the area of mate abuse. Working committees examined prevention methods, legal safeguards and social services. Two subcommittees examined the special problems of…

1977

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Academic Science Program Task Force Tuesday, August 16, 2011  

E-print Network

structure, need to understand the interests and motivations of different groups (students, alumni, adminAcademic Science Program Task Force Tuesday, August 16, 2011 3:00 p.m. Nelson Hall, Room 3220, Klaenhammer, Loboa OTHERS PRESENT: Pocan (administrative support) Meeting called to order at 3:05 p

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STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING TASK FORCE REPORT  

E-print Network

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING TASK FORCE REPORT October 2008 © 2008 The Board of Trustees. Appendix 42 #12;2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Acknowledging the changing landscape of student mental health issues at Stanford and throughout the country, Provost John Etchemendy convened the Student Mental Health and Well

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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Task Force on Long-Term Enrolment Strategy Final Report  

E-print Network

as the Graduate Students' Union were invited to submit written statements to the Task Force regarding of Law · Joseph L. Rotman Faculty of Management (Stepping UP plan) · Faculties of Nursing, Dentistry and Health · Faculty of Social Work · University of Toronto at Mississauga · Graduate Students' Union

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VIRGINIA DROUGHT MONITORING TASK FORCE Drought Status Report  

E-print Network

VIRGINIA DROUGHT MONITORING TASK FORCE Drought Status Report September 1, 2011 Statewide% of normal). However, the Roanoke and Northern Virginia drought evaluation regions are reporting below normal normal precipitationand temperatures statewide. The September 1, 2011 NOAA U.S. Drought Monitor indicates

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Graz University of Technology Task Force for Equal Opportunities  

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and girls who are victims of sexual abuse, rape and harassment) Haydngasse 7, 8010 Graz Tel.: 0316/318 077 to create an intimidating, hostile, degrading, insulting or humiliating work environment for the person bullying sexual and gender-related harassment. The work of the task force is based on the Austrian Equal

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Summary of NCRR Task Force Final Interim Recommendations  

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into the (proposed) new NIH Center, The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, (pNCATS). a. Rationale: The CTSAs will serve as a primary test bed for NCATS activities. 2. The Task Force recommends placement of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program in the National Institute

Rau, Don C.

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Internet Engineering Task Force Sally Floyd INTERNET DRAFT David Black  

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. Transport mode security protocol header(s) are inserted between the IP (IPv4 or IPv6) header and higherInternet Engineering Task Force Sally Floyd INTERNET DRAFT David Black draft­ietf­ipsec­ecn­02.txt K. K. Ramakrishnan December 1999 Expires: June 2000 IPsec Interactions with ECN Status of this Memo

Floyd, Sally

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Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education December 2010 Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education December 2010 1  

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Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education ­ December 2010 Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education ­ December 2010 1 Joint Business Association Task Force on Higher Education Summary The four business associations, Associated Oregon Industries, Oregon

Escher, Christine

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Wood Fuel Task Force Response 2 | Wood Fuel Task Force Response  

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the potential to be very significant. The challenge of turning potential into reality is one which the Task advertising and awareness raising campaigns. Improving knowledge The Government agrees that a necessary pre-requisite to a successful and competitive renewable biomass energy sector is a sound base of knowledge and understanding

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U.S. Navy Task Force Climate Change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In May 2009, the Chief of Naval Operations established Task Force Climate Change (TFCC) to develop Navy policy, plans, and recommendations regarding future investments to adapt to the world's changing climate. With a near-term focus on the changing Arctic ocean and consequent increase in access to the region, TFCC has adopted a science-based approach in collaboration with other U.S. government agencies, international partners, industry, and academia. TFCC has developed two roadmaps that provide 5-year action plans for the Navy to address the Arctic and global climate change. Critical elements of both roadmaps are assessments of: (1) current and projected climate change, (2) resulting impacts to Naval missions and infrastructure, and (3) associated risks of not taking adaptation actions that are operationally, environmentally, and ecologically sustainable. Through TFCC, the Navy acknowledges the link between climate change and national security, and engages in extensive outreach and strategic communication to remain informed on the best climate science and promote public understanding and support regarding the Navy's climate change efforts.

Miller, T.; McBride, B.; St. John, C.

2011-12-01

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Speech therapy where there are no speech therapists: the task force for the american cleft palate-craniofacial association.  

PubMed

This paper describes the outcome of the 2013 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Task Force entitled "Speech Therapy Where There Are No Speech Therapists." The membership and goals of the initial task force are presented. Survey methods, communication of the members, and meeting discussion of the task force at the 12th International Congress for Craniofacial Anomalies in Orlando, Florida, in May 2013 are described. Conclusions of the task force and recommendations for the future comprised four areas: organization and communication, protocols, service delivery models, and development of training programs/modules in speech-language pathology for craniofacial conditions. PMID:25191868

Scherer, Nancy J

2014-11-01

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Seeking a New Partnership: A Report of the Task Force on U.S. Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents findings from the Task Force on U.S. Community Colleges, established by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 1994 to identify and develop specific ways in which community colleges might help implement USAID's strategies for sustainable development. Following introductory materials, including an…

Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.

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Grip Force Coordination during Bimanual Tasks in Unilateral Cerebral Palsy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate coordination of fingertip forces during an asymmetrical bimanual task in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). Method: Twelve participants (six males, six females; mean age 14y 4mo, SD 3.3y; range 9-20y;) with unilateral CP (eight right-sided, four left-sided) and 15 age-matched typically…

Islam, Mominul; Gordon, Andrew M.; Skold, Annika; Forssberg, Hans; Eliasson, Ann-Christin

2011-01-01

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Final Report of the Simulation Optimization Task Force  

SciTech Connect

This is the final report of the ATLAS Simulation Optimization Task Force, establishedin June of 2007. This note justifies the selected Geant4 version, physics list, and range cuts to be used by the default ATLAS simulation for initial data taking and beyond. The current status of several projects, including detector description, simulation validation, studies of additional Geant4 parameters, and cavern background, are reported.

ATLAS Collaboration; Rimoldi, A.; Carli, T.; Dell'Acqua, A.; Froidevaux, D.; Gianotti, F.; Guyot, C.; Hinchliffe, I.; Jakobs, K.; Marshall, Z.; Nisati, A.; Quarrie, D.; Unal, G.; Young, C.

2008-12-15

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Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force Outcomes: Clinical Measures of Pain  

PubMed Central

Background Pain is one of the most commonly reported impairments after breast cancer treatment affecting anywhere from 16-73% of breast cancer survivors Despite the high reported incidence of pain from cancer and its treatments, the ability to evaluate cancer pain continues to be difficult due to the complexity of the disease and the subjective experience of pain. The Oncology Section Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force was created to evaluate the evidence behind clinical outcome measures of pain in women diagnosed with breast cancer. Methods The authors systematically reviewed the literature for pain outcome measures published in the research involving women diagnosed with breast cancer. The goal was to examine the reported psychometric properties that are reported in the literature in order to determine clinical utility. Results Visual Analog Scale, Numeric Rating Scale, Pressure Pain Threshold, McGill Pain Questionnaire, McGill Pain Questionnaire – Short Form, Brief Pain Inventory and Brief Pain Inventory – Short Form were highly recommended by the Task Force. The Task Force was unable to recommend two measures for use in the breast cancer population at the present time. Conclusions A variety of outcome measures were used to measure pain in women diagnosed with breast cancer. When assessing pain in women with breast cancer, researchers and clinicians need to determine whether a unidimensional or multidimensional tool is most appropriate as well as whether the tool has strong psychometric properties.

Harrington, Shana; Gilchrist, Laura; Sander, Antoinette

2014-01-01

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Funds for the Future. Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on College and University Endowment Policy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on College and University Endowment Policy examines endowment policy in a broad context. They feel that it is important to preserve private colleges and universities and develop a sense of mission about how best to pursue this objective. The Task Force reviews policy issues faced by managers of endowment funds for institutions of…

Williamson, J. Peter

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The Report and Recommendations of the New York State Special Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Education. Volume Three.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Appointed in 1978, the New York State Special Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Education was charged with improving educational equity in the state. This volume of the report first presents seven alternative school finance plans developed by the task force to demonstrate how its recommendations could be implemented. The report notes each…

New York State Special Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Education.

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Sandia-Power Surety Task Force Hawaii foam analysis.  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Power Surety Task Force was officially created in early 2008, after nearly two years of work in demand reduction and renewable energy technologies to support the Warfighter in Theater. The OSD Power Surety Task Force is tasked with identifying efficient energy solutions that support mission requirements. Spray foam insulation demonstrations were recently expanded beyond field structures to include military housing at Ft. Belvoir. Initial results to using the foam in both applications are favorable. This project will address the remaining key questions: (1) Can this technology help to reduce utility costs for the Installation Commander? (2) Is the foam cost effective? (3) What application differences in housing affect those key metrics? The critical need for energy solutions in Hawaii and the existing relationships among Sandia, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE), and Forest City, make this location a logical choice for a foam demonstration. This project includes application and analysis of foam to a residential duplex at the Waikulu military community on Oahu, Hawaii, as well as reference to spray foam applied to a PACOM facility and additional foamed units on Maui, conducted during this project phase. This report concludes the analysis and describes the utilization of foam insulation at military housing in Hawaii and the subsequent data gathering and analysis.

McIntyre, Annie

2010-11-01

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Charge; NSB Task Force on International Issues in Science and Engineering  

NSF Publications Database

... NSB Task Force on International Issues in Science and Engineering Date: February 18, 1999 NSB-99-32 ... February 18, 1999 Charge NSB Task Force on International Issues in Science and Engineering The ...

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Report of the ACR task force on international teleradiology.  

PubMed

Telemedicine is becoming an increasingly important tool in the practice of medicine throughout the world. For radiologists, telemedicine translates to teleradiology. Because an increasing amount of imaging is now archived in a digital format, and with the application of more powerful computers in radiology, digital image transmission between display stations is becoming commonplace. The ability to move large diagnostic image data sets to display stations anywhere in the world using the Internet and other high-speed data links is solving some problems and creating others. Medicine and radiology will be challenged in many ways by the issues created from the application of this burgeoning technology. Our task force was charged with investigating the evolving practice of international teleradiology and with developing a pubic statement to be adopted by the ACR Council (). This white paper is our effort to define those issues we believe to be most pertinent to international teleradiology as we know them today. Will these issues be changing? Certainly. For some facets of the issue, there are currently more questions than answers. We describe several scenarios that we believe are acceptable practices of international teleradiology as well as some that are not. We believe that much will be written about international teleradiology in the future as the issues of credentialing, quality assurance, licensure, American Board of Radiology certification, the maintenance of certification, jurisdictional and medical liability issues, patient privacy, fraud and medical ethics are more precisely defined and shaped by state and federal legislation and medical jurisprudence. This white paper is our assessment of what we believe to be the major challenges that exist as of this writing. PMID:17411780

Van Moore, Arl; Allen, Bibb; Campbell, Shannon C; Carlson, Richard A; Dunnick, N Reed; Fletcher, Thomas B; Hanks, J Daniel; Hauser, J Bruce; Moorefield, James M; Taxin, Richard N; Thrall, James H

2005-02-01

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Strategic Plan 2010-2015 Strategy Task Force Objective(s) Tactics Metrics Resources  

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Strategic Plan 2010-2015 Strategy Task Force Objective(s) Tactics Metrics Resources Be recognized of retention tactics development Directed effort Assess recruitment and marketing materials and web site recruiting tactics Status of assessment Directed effort Analyze prospective student demographics to recommend

Bieber, Michael

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University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences' Distance Education Task Force. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida formed a task force in mid-1995 to develop a comprehensive plan for using distance education in the next century. A questionnaire was sent to department chairs and research center directors at the university (59 responses) requesting information on how they would…

Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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APA (American Psychological Association) Task Force on Privacy and Confidentiality. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Task Force on Privacy and Confidentiality is intended to call attention to the central role of the right to privacy in the maintenance and enrichment of a free society. The psychological implications of the changing views of privacy as reflected in political, social, and technological developments are discussed, and recommendations relating…

American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

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Black & Minority Health. Report of the Secretary's Task Force. Volume 1: Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume presents major findings and recommendations of the Department of Health and Human Service's (DHHS) Task Force on Black and Minority Health. The recommendations, which are based on data collected from a number of sources, are intended to guide DHHS in developing programs and policies that address the continuing disparity in the burden…

Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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The Community Partnership: Child Care and Early Education. Task Force Report and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1989, the Community Partnership: Child Care and Early Education was formed to examine policies and make recommendations with respect to early childhood care and education (ECCE) in Ramsey County, Minnesota. The Partnership established a Task Force to develop a long-term vision for ECCE consistent with community values and to create a blueprint…

Allen, David; Mix, Janet

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Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force July 19, 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In order to better meet our Nation's stewardship responsibilities for the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes, President Obama established the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force (Task Force) on June 12, 2009. The Task Force is composed of 24 senior-le...

2010-01-01

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Conference-EC-US Task Force Joint US-EU Workshop on Metabolomics and Environmental Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1990, the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research has been coordinating transatlantic efforts to guide and exploit the ongoing revolution in biotechnology and the life sciences. The Task Force was established in June 1990 by the European Commission and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Task Force has acted as an effective forum for discussion,

Lily Y. Young; Gerben J. Zylstra

2009-01-01

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FAU update: Experts join statewide oil spill task force compiled by FAU  

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FAU update: Experts join statewide oil spill task force compiled by FAU Friday, July 23, 2010 Florida Atlantic University is a member of the Oil Spill Academic Task Force established by Chancellor Horizon oil spill. Leading the charge for FAU on the Oil Spill Academic Task Force is Leonard Berry

Belogay, Eugene A.

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Native American Support Programs Task Force Changing Winds: Service to Native American Students  

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Native American Support Programs Task Force Changing Winds: Service to Native American Students and Communities in Montana Final Report of the MSU Native American Support Programs Task Force Submitted To Shelly Hogan #12;Native American Support Programs Task Force Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Dyer, Bill

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Conference-EC-US Task Force Joint US-EU Workshop on Metabolomics and Environmental Biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Since 1990, the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research has been coordinating transatlantic efforts to guide and exploit the ongoing revolution in biotechnology and the life sciences. The Task Force was established in June 1990 by the European Commission and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Task Force has acted as an effective forum for discussion, coordination, and development of new ideas for the last 18 years. Task Force members are European Commission and US Government science and technology administrators who meet annually to enhance communication across the Atlantic, and to encourage collaborative research. Through sponsoring workshops, and other activities, the Task Force also brings together scientific leaders and early career researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to forecast research challenges and opportunities and to promote better links between researchers. Over the years, by keeping a focus on the future of science, the Task Force has played a key role in establishing a diverse range of emerging scientific fields, including biodiversity research, neuroinformatics, genomics, nanobiotechnology, neonatal immunology, transkingdom molecular biology, biologically-based fuels, and environmental biotechnology. The EC-US Task Force has sponsored a number of Working Groups on topics of mutual transatlantic interest. The idea to create a Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology research was discussed in the Task Force meeting of October 1993. The EC-US Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology set as its mission 'To train the next generation of leaders in environmental biotechnology in the United States and the European Union to work collaboratively across the Atlantic.' Since 1995, the Working Group supported three kinds of activities, all of which focus one early career scientists: (1) Workshops on the use of molecular methods and genomics in environmental biotechnology; (2) Short courses with theoretical, laboratory and field elements; and (3) Short term exchange fellowships. The short term exchange fellowships were created to enable young scientists to develop collaborations with colleagues across the Atlantic and to learn a new skill or expertise in the area of environmental biotechnology.

PI: Lily Y. Young; Co-PI: Gerben J. Zylstra

2009-06-04

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Management of venous edema: insights from an international task force.  

PubMed

An International Task Force made up of a panel of 16 experts has reviewed and objectively evaluated all aspects of chronic venous disease of the leg (CVDL). All available publications on CVDL from 1983 to 1997 were identified through computerized search in Medline and by a manual search. Next, three different screenings were performed in order to select only relevant papers providing a level of scientific evidence that was considered moderate to strong. Final conclusions and further therapeutic recommendations were made based on these publications. Medication, compression, local therapy, sclerotherapy, and surgery are the accepted available therapeutic options for CVDL. For edema, the following recommendations can be made: edema is an early sign of CVDL, but before starting any treatment, nonvenous causes of edema should be excluded. Medication and compression are the therapeutic options for edema that are accepted by the Task Force. Evaluation of their efficacy is based on objective measures of edema. Several well-conducted, placebo-controlled trials have shown efficacy of drugs such as micronized purified flavonoid fraction, rutosides, calcium dobesilate, and coumarin rutin. Graduated compression stockings have been shown to be effective; compression needs to be exerted at least at 35 mm Hg. Bandages, if properly applied, both fixed and stretched, can produce favorable results. Sclerotherapy or surgery is not indicated unless there is saphenofemoral or saphenopopliteal reflux. In the absence of such reflux or following deep venous thrombosis, there is no evidence to support sclerotherapy or surgery. PMID:10667638

Clement, D L

2000-01-01

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28 CFR 16.135 - Exemptions of Executive Office for Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Systems.  

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78 FR 59918 - Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded...  

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Interlimb and within limb force coordination in static bimanual manipulation task  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the study was to compare the coordination of hand grip (G) and load force (a force that tends to cause slippage of a grasped object; L) in static bimanual manipulation tasks with the same data obtained from the similar dynamic tasks. Based on the previous\\u000a findings obtained from dynamic tasks, it was hypothesized that an increase in

Slobodan Jaric; Jeffrey J. Collins; Rahul Marwaha; Elizabeth Russell

2006-01-01

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The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Task Force Report on Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorders  

PubMed Central

Objective The risk-benefit profile of antidepressant medications in bipolar disorder is controversial. When conclusive evidence is lacking, expert consensus can guide treatment decisions. The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) convened a task force to seek consensus recommendations on the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorders. Method An expert task force iteratively developed consensus through serial consensus-based revisions using the Delphi method. Initial survey items were based on systematic review of the literature. Subsequent surveys included new or reworded items and items that needed to be rerated. This process resulted in the final ISBD Task Force clinical recommendations on antidepressant use in bipolar disorder. Results There is striking incongruity between the wide use of and the weak evidence base for the efficacy and safety of antidepressant drugs in bipolar disorder. Few well-designed, long-term trials of prophylactic benefits have been conducted, and there is insufficient evidence for treatment benefits with antidepressants combined with mood stabilizers. A major concern is the risk for mood switch to hypomania, mania, and mixed states. Integrating the evidence and the experience of the task force members, a consensus was reached on 12 statements on the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorder. Conclusions Because of limited data, the task force could not make broad statements endorsing antidepressant use but acknowledged that individual bipolar patients may benefit from antidepressants. Regarding safety, serotonin reuptake inhibitors and bupropion may have lower rates of manic switch than tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants and norepinephrine-serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The frequency and severity of antidepressant-associated mood elevations appear to be greater in bipolar I than bipolar II disorder. Hence, in bipolar I patients antidepressants should be prescribed only as an adjunct to mood-stabilizing medications. PMID:24030475

Pacchiarotti, Isabella; Bond, David J.; Baldessarini, Ross J.; Nolen, Willem A.; Grunze, Heinz; Licht, Rasmus W.; Post, Robert M.; Berk, Michael; Goodwin, Guy M.; Sachs, Gary S.; Tondo, Leonardo; Findling, Robert L.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Tohen, Mauricio; Undurraga, Juan; Gonzalez-Pinto, Ana; Goldberg, Joseph F.; Yildiz, Aysegul; Altshuler, Lori L.; Calabrese, Joseph R.; Mitchell, Philip B.; Thase, Michael E.; Koukopoulos, Athanasios; Colom, Francesc; Frye, Mark A.; Malhi, Gin S.; Fountoulakis, Konstantinos N.; Vazquez, Gustavo; Perlis, Roy H.; Ketter, Terence A.; Cassidy, Frederick; Akiskal, Hagop; Azorin, Jean-Michel; Valenti, Marc; Mazzei, Diego Hidalgo; Lafer, Beny; Kato, Tadafumi; Mazzarini, Lorenzo; Martinez-Aran, Anabel; Parker, Gordon; Souery, Daniel; Ozerdem, Aysegul; McElroy, Susan L.; Girardi, Paolo; Bauer, Michael; Yatham, Lakshmi N.; Zarate, Carlos A.; Nierenberg, Andrew A.; Birmaher, Boris; Kanba, Shigenobu; El-Mallakh, Rif S.; Serretti, Alessandro; Rihmer, Zoltan; Young, Allan H.; Kotzalidis, Georgios D.; MacQueen, Glenda M.; Bowden, Charles L.; Ghaemi, S. Nassir; Lopez-Jaramillo, Carlos; Rybakowski, Janusz; Ha, Kyooseob; Perugi, Giulio; Kasper, Siegfried; Amsterdam, Jay D.; Hirschfeld, Robert M.; Kapczinski, Flavio; Vieta, Eduard

2014-01-01

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Prepared by: The U.T. System Student Debt Reduction Task Force  

E-print Network

Prepared by: The U.T. System Student Debt Reduction Task Force December 2012 College "Credit": Reducing Unmanageable Student Debt and Maximizing Return on Education #12;Co l l e g e "Cr e d i t ": re d Force Members 50 The U.T. System Student Debt Reduction Task Force 50 Scott Kelley, Ed.D. (Austin, Texas

Johnston, Daniel

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Curriculum Development: A Task Analysis Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A task analysis approach to curriculum development provides a set of guidelines or educational requirements for recreation professionals based on student needs and specific work settings. A list of specific tasks that recreation personnel should be able to perform at six distinct educational levels is offered. (DF)

Cipriano, Robert E.

1984-01-01

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Collision avoidance and task planning using impedance force fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A recent progression of heavy lift assist device is to place the human operator closer to the end effector to provide close coupling of the operator input and the payload. This close coupling of the human for control and the power of a heavy lift assist device provides improved accuracy with ease of handling in the case of heavy and bulk objects. However, collisions with obstacles may still occur in a crowded manufacturing environment due to the large work piece inertia characteristics, inappropriate motion command from the operator and inattention or fatigue of the human operator. In this research, a fictitious force field is assigned to each obstacle in the workspace. As a work piece moves closer to an object, an impedance force is calculated and combined with the control forces, in order to prevent collisions. In addition, a set of impedance fields are developed and applied that associate desired trajectories with the layout of the workspace. Thus, the force fields guide the work piece to achieve advantageous orientations and positions during the material handling operation. This includes adjustment of the height of the work piece for placement on tables, orientation to preset positions, and optimizing the configuration of the lift assist robot during motion. Experimental results show that this approach to augmentation provides the operator with a natural and effective interface to the heavy lift assist device.

Luecke, Greg R.; Tan, Kok-Leong; Zafer, Naci

1999-11-01

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Group Task Force on Satellite Rescue and Repair  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Group Task Force was chartered by the Administrator of NASA to recommend 'a policy outlining the criteria, the design standards, and the pricing model to guide NASA in assessing the responsibilities for government and nongovernment Satellite Rescue and Repair Missions.' Criteria for accepting such missions, risks, and benefits to all sectors of our economy involved in satellite services, adequacy of planning and training, and the impact on NASA's primary mission were reviewed. The Group began by asking a more fundamental question; is satellite rescue and repair a logical element of NASA's mission? Factors considered were: (1) the probability of rescue or repair opportunities arising; (2) the economic justification for such attempts; (3) the benefits to NASA, both from such ad hoc learning experiences in space operations and the impact on the public perception of NASA; (4) the effect of such unanticipated missions on NASA's scheduled activities; (5) any potential effect on NASA's technical capability to work in space; and (6) any potential effect on U.S. economic competitiveness.

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77 FR 58421 - Model Safety Evaluation for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force...  

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Report by the International Space Station (ISS) Management and Cost Evaluation (IMCE) Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) Management and Cost Evaluation Task Force (IMCE) was chartered to conduct an independent external review and assessment of the ISS cost, budget, and management. In addition, the Task Force was asked to provide recommendations that could provide maximum benefit to the U.S. taxpayers and the International Partners within the President's budget request. The Task Force has made the following principal findings: (1) The ISS Program's technical achievements to date, as represented by on-orbit capability, are extraordinary; (2) The Existing ISS Program Plan for executing the FY 02-06 budget is not credible; (3) The existing deficiencies in management structure, institutional culture, cost estimating, and program control must be acknowledged and corrected for the Program to move forward in a credible fashion; (4) Additional budget flexibility, from within the Office of Space Flight (OSF) must be provided for a credible core complete program; (5) The research support program is proceeding assuming the budget that was in place before the FY02 budget runout reduction of $1B; (6) There are opportunities to maximize research on the core station program with modest cost impact; (7) The U.S. Core Complete configuration (three person crew) as an end-state will not achieve the unique research potential of the ISS; (8) The cost estimates for the U.S.-funded enhancement options (e.g., permanent seven person crew) are not sufficiently developed to assess credibility. After these findings, the Task Force has formulated several primary recommendations which are published here and include: (1) Major changes must be made in how the ISS program is managed; (2) Additional cost reductions are required within the baseline program; (3) Additional funds must be identified and applied from the Human Space Flight budget; (4) A clearly defined program with a credible end-state, agreed to by all stakeholders, must be developed and implemented.

Young, A. Thomas; Kellogg, Yvonne (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

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Task Force 1. Report of the Task Force on Patient Expectations, Core Values, Reintegration, and the New Model of Family Medicine  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND To lay the groundwork for the development of a comprehensive strategy to transform and renew the specialty of family medicine, this Future of Family Medicine task force was charged with identifying the core values of family medicine, developing proposals to reform family medicine to meet consumer expectations, and determining systems of care to be delivered by family medicine in the future. METHODS A diverse, multidisciplinary task force representing a broad spectrum of perspectives and expertise analyzed and discussed published literature; findings from surveys, interviews, and focus groups compiled by research firms contracted to the Future of Family Medicine project; and analyses from The Robert Graham Center, professional societies in the United States and abroad, and others. Through meetings, conference calls, and writing, and revision of a series of subcommittee reports, the entire task force reached consensus on its conclusions and recommendations. These were reviewed by an external panel of experts and revisions were made accordingly. MAJOR FINDINGS After delivering on its promise to reverse the decline of general practice in the United States, family medicine and the nation face additional challenges to assure all people receive care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Challenges the discipline needs to address to improve family physicians’ ability to make important further contributions include developing a broader, more accurate understanding of the specialty among the public and other health professionals, addressing the wide scope and variance in practice types within family medicine, winning respect for the specialty in academic circles, making family medicine a more attractive career option, and dealing with the perception that family medicine is not solidly grounded in science and technology. The task force set forth a proposed identity statement for family medicine, a basket of services that should be reliably provided in family medicine practices, and an itemization of key attributes and core values that define the specialty. It also proposed and described a New Model of family medicine for people of all ages and both genders that emphasizes patient-centered, evidence-based, whole-person care provided through a multidisciplinary team approach in settings that reduce barriers to access and use advanced information systems and other new technologies. The task force recommended a time of active experimentation to redesign the work and workplace of family physicians; the development of revised financial models for family medicine, and a national resource to provide assistance to individual practices moving to New Model practice; and cooperation with others pursuing the transformation of frontline medicine to better serve the public. CONCLUSIONS Unless there are changes in the broader health care system and within the specialty, the position of family medicine in the United States will be untenable in a 10- to 20-year time frame. Even within the constraints of today’s flawed health care system, there are major opportunities for family physicians to realize improved results for patients and economic success. A period of aggressive experimentation and redevelopment of family medicine is needed now. The future success of the discipline and its impact on public well-being depends in large measure on family medicine’s ability to rearticulate its vision and competencies in a fashion that has greater resonance with the public while substantially revising the organization and processes by which care is delivered. When accomplished, family physicians will achieve more fully the aspirations articulated by the specialty’s core values and contribute to the solution of the nation’s serious health care problems.

Green, Larry A.; Graham, Robert; Bagley, Bruce; Kilo, Charles M.; Spann, Stephen J.; Bogdewic, Stephen P.; Swanson, John

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Curriculum Recommendations of the AACP-PSSC Task Force on Caring for the Underserved  

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A task force was convened by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the Pharmaceutical Services Support Center (PSSC) and charged with the development of a curriculum framework to guide pharmacy programs in educating students on caring for the underserved. Utilizing a literature-based model, the task force constructed a framework that delineated evidence-based practice, clinical prevention and health promotion, health systems and policy, and community aspects of practice. Specific learning outcomes tailored to underserved populations were crafted and linked to resources readily available to the academy. The AACP-PSSC curriculum framework was shared with the academy in 2007. Schools and Colleges are urged to share experiences with implementation so that the impact of the tool can be evaluated. The task force recommends that the AACP Institutional Research Advisory Committee be involved in gathering assessment data. Implementation of the curriculum framework can help the academy fulfill the professional mandate to proactively provide the highest quality care to all, including underserved populations. PMID:18698398

Roche, Victoria F.; Assemi, Mitra; Conry, John M.; Shane-McWhorter, Laura; Sorensen, Todd D.

2008-01-01

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Idaho Rural Education Task Force. Public School Information. Legislative Report, 2008  

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The Idaho Rural Education Task Force was formed in July 2007 with the goal of proposing and examining solutions to challenges facing rural schools. The task force's work this year has focused on three areas: recruitment and retention of highly qualified teachers, funding shortages related to insurance costs and staff allowances, and the technology…

Idaho State Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

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77 FR 39724 - U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Public Meeting and Public Comment  

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Parent Education and Involvement. Report of Governor Ray Romer's Task Force.  

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This report contains the recommendations of Colorado Governor Romer's Task Force on Parent Education and Involvement, a task force comprised of parents, advocates, and professionals charged with discussing the importance of parenting, the state's role in supporting parents, and the best lessons about the outcomes of parent education, support, and…

Colorado Office of the Governor, Denver.

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78 FR 46671 - Membership on the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking  

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KU RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT TASK FORCE REPORT Submitted March 24, 2010 by  

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KU RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT TASK FORCE REPORT Submitted March 24, 2010 by Steve Warren, Chair, Kristin BowmanJames, CoChair, and the KU Research Engagement Task Force. Executive Summary Faculty members in all disciplines are expected to engage in research and creative activities. In fall 2009

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Report of the Student Affairs and Academic Services Task Force THE GUIDING VISION  

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and talented student body, a dynamic community of scholars, and an environment that makes these good social. What follows are our recommendations for making this undergraduate experience happen. We first list1 Report of the Student Affairs and Academic Services Task Force THE GUIDING VISION This Task Force

Olsen, Stephen L.

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Report of the MLA Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion  

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In 2004 the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) created a task force to examine current standards and emerging trends in publication requirements for tenure and promotion in English and foreign language departments in the United States. To fulfill its charge, the task force reviewed numerous studies, reports, and…

Modern Language Association, 2007

2007-01-01

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Task Force Two: Tribal Government. Final Report to the American Indian Policy Review Commission.  

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Research findings along with recommendations for change in Federal law and policy that would protect and strengthen the tribal right of self government constitute the final report of the Tribal Government Task Force. From the range of issues and problems identified in the task force effort emerged six basic subject areas around which this final…

Parker, Alan; And Others

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Convergence, Competition, Cooperation: The Report of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Telecommunications Infrastructure Task Force. Volume One.  

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This report by the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Wisconsin's Telecommunications Infrastructure considers infrastructure to be the common network that connects individual residences, businesses, and agencies, rather than the individual systems and equipment themselves. The task force recognizes that advances in telecommunications technologies and…

Wisconsin Governor's Office, Madison.

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Financial Literacy as a Means to an End Presentation to Financial Literacy Task Force  

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1 Financial Literacy as a Means to an End Presentation to Financial Literacy Task Force Winnipeg-you for the opportunity to share with you some of my thoughts on financial literacy, in relationship to the task force on Financial Literacy 2010) as the document in this presentation. - In my presentation, I would like to touch

Martin, Jeff

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American Indian Policy Review Commission Special Joint Task Force Report on Alaskan Native Issues.  

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Impact of the Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) on Alaskan Natives, particularly at village levels, is the focus of a joint task force report on Alaskan Native issues. Prepared for the American Indian Policy Review Commission, the report is the work of representatives from task forces on tribal government, federal, state, and tribal…

Congress of the U.S. Washington, DC. American Indian Policy Review Commission.

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Operational Factors in the 2015 Amphibious Task Force.  

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THERE EXISTS CURRENTLY A SERIOUS DEBATE RECORDING THE POTENTIALITIES OF NET- CENTRIC WARFARE FOR UNITED STATES NAVAL FORCES. ASSUMING THE INEVITABILITY 9F AN INFORMATION CAPABLE MILITARY FORCE, AND USING A POTENTIAL FUTURE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT AS A BACKDR...

W. J. Hartig

2000-01-01

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Development Tasks Supporting Scale for Fathers  

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In present study, "development tasks supporting scale" (DTSS) for fathers has been developed. Study group consists of 205 fathers with children between ages 3-6 attending pre-school education institutions. Validity and reliability tests have been conducted on the 36-item trial form of the scale. For the validity test, expert views, explanatory and…

Unuvar, Perihan; Sahin, Hulya

2011-01-01

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Bilateral ground reaction forces and joint moments for lateral sidestepping and crossover stepping tasks  

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Racquet sports have high levels of joint injuries suggesting the joint loads during play may be excessive. Sports such as badminton employ lateral sidestepping (SS) and crossover stepping (XS) movements which so far have not been described in terms of biomechanics. This study examined bilateral ground reaction forces and three dimensional joint kinetics for both these gaits in order to determine the demands of the movements on the leading and trailing limb and predict the contribution of these movements to the occurrence of overuse injury of the lower limbs. A force platform and motion-analysis system were used to record ground reaction forces and track marker trajectories of 9 experienced male badminton players performing lateral SS, XS and forward running tasks at a controlled speed of 3 m·s-1 using their normal technique. Ground reaction force and kinetic data for the hip, knee and ankle were analyzed, averaged across the group and the biomechanical variables compared. In all cases the ground reaction forces and joint moments were less than those experienced during moderate running suggesting that in normal play SS and XS gaits do not lead to high forces that could contribute to increased injury risk. Ground reaction forces during SS and XS do not appear to contribute to the development of overuse injury. The distinct roles of the leading and trailing limb, acting as a generator of vertical force and shock absorber respectively, during the SS and XS may however contribute to the development of muscular imbalances which may ultimately contribute to the development of overuse injury. However it is still possible that faulty use of these gaits might lead to high loads and this should be the subject of future work. Key pointsGround reaction forces and joint moments during lateral stepping are smaller in magnitude than those experienced during moderate running.Force exposure in SS and XS gaits in normal play does not appear to contribute to the development of overuse injuryThe leading and trailing limbs perform distinct roles, acting as a generator of vertical force and shock absorber respectively.This distinct contribution may contribute to the development of muscular imbalances which may ultimately contribute to the development of overuse injury. PMID:24150549

Kuntze, Gregor; Sellers, William I.; Mansfield, Neil

2009-01-01

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Guidelines for Cognitive Behavioral Training within Doctoral Psychology Programs in the United States: Report of the Inter-Organizational Task Force on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Doctoral Education  

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The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies initiated an interorganizational task force to develop guidelines for integrated education and training in cognitive and behavioral psychology at the doctoral level in the United States. Fifteen task force members representing 16 professional associations participated in a yearlong series of…

Klepac, Robert K.; Ronan, George F.; Andrasik, Frank; Arnold, Kevin D.; Belar, Cynthia D.; Berry, Sharon L.; Christofff, Karen A.; Craighead, Linda W.; Dougher, Michael J.; Dowd, E. Thomas; Herbert, James D.; McFarr, Lynn M.; Rizvi, Shireen L.; Sauer, Eric M.; Strauman, Timothy J.

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Cognitive Task Analysis and Intelligent Computer-Based Training Systems: Lessons Learned from Coached Practice Environments in Air Force Avionics.  

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This paper describes some results of a collaborative effort between the University of Pittsburgh and the Air Force to develop advanced troubleshooting training for F-15 maintenance technicians. The focus is on the cognitive task methodology used in the development of three intelligent tutoring systems to inform their instructional content and…

Katz, Sandra N.; Hall, Ellen; Lesgold, Alan

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The Effect of Occupational Growth on Labor Force Task Characteristics.  

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Examination of changes in 495 occupations from 1950-1990 shows an increased likelihood of tasks with high levels of complexity and social interaction, decreased likelihood of fine or gross motor skills or harsh climatic conditions. There is evidence that jobs have become polarized on the need for fine motor skills and level of social interaction.…

Szafran, Robert F.

1996-01-01

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BFA briefing of System Task Force on New Technology  

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practices · Help highlight difference across campuses #12;Initial Tasks Gather available information from Udacity Stanford MOOC on Artificial Intelligence enrolls 160,000 students 2008 Fall 2011 January 2012 A History of MOOCs Coursera launched by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, with $16M in funding #12;Udacity

Stowell, Michael

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75 FR 34438 - Defense Science Board Task Force on Trends and Implications of Climate Change for National and...  

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75 FR 43944 - Defense Science Board; Task Force on Trends and Implications of Climate Change for National and...  

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Sen. Doc. No. 03-011 REPORT OF THE CHANCELLOR'S TASK FORCE  

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OF THE TASK FORCE Norma Jean Anderson Carlin Barton Jo-Anne Vanin (Co-Chair) Robert Gage Gregory Hungerford Jennifer Lee Bernette Melby Martha Nelson Barbara O'Connor Jose Ornelas Robert Sinclair (Co-Chair) Jeannine

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Task Force Examining the Policy on Consensual Relationships Report and Recommendations  

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. They were: (1) Deborah Schipper and (2) Rebecca Gurney from the Rape Education & Prevention Program (3 the College of Education. Those persons who supplied information to the Task Force indicated that serious

Howat, Ian M.

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Academic Science Program Task Force Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:45 p.m.  

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Resources, the College of Textiles, and the College of Veterinary Medicine spoke individually with the Academic Science Program Task Force. 2:00 p.m. Bob Brown (CNR) 3:00 p.m. Blanton Godfrey (Textiles) 4

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Computer Engineering Review Task Force Special Session John Impagliazzo (Moderator) Susan Conry Eric Durant  

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Computer Engineering Review Task Force Special Session John Impagliazzo@lyle.smu.edu Timothy.Wilson@erau.edu Keywords: Computer engineering, curricular report, education, ACM for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering," also known as CE2004, so

Thornton, Mitchell

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Computer Engineering Review Task Force Report John Impagliazzo (Moderator) Susan Conry Eric Durant  

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Computer Engineering Review Task Force Report John Impagliazzo (Moderator) Susan Conry Eric Durant "Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering," produced 2004 December 12 topics that appeared to be waning from the curricular mainstream of computer engineering. Additionally

Thornton, Mitchell

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Preservation Planning for Digital Information: Final Report of the HVC2 Digital Preservation Task Force  

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Digital preservation is the ongoing process of managing data for continuing access and use. The University of Kansas Digital Preservation Task Force was charged in October 2003 to explore the implications of a University ...

Fyffe, Richard; Ludwig, Deborah; Roach, Mary; Schulte, Becky; Warner, Beth Forrest

2004-11-11

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Defense Science Board Task Force on Technology Investment for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  

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As requested by the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) and the Director DARPA, the Defense Science Board task force performed a one-time independent evaluation of the technology investment for the Defense Advanced Research...

2003-01-01

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Carbon Issues Task Force Report for the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance.  

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The Carbon Issues Task Force has the responsibility to evaluate emissions reduction and carbon offset credit options, geologic carbon sequestration and carbon capture, terrestrial carbon sequestration on forest lands, and terrestrial carbon sequestration ...

2010-01-01

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International confederation for cleft lip and palate and related craniofacial anomalies task force report: holistic outcomes.  

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Objective : This paper describes the process and outcomes of the 2013 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association task force on Holistic Outcomes. The goals and membership of the task force are presented. Methods : Using internet communication, the group introduced themselves, shared ideas and information related to holistic assessment and implementation of using a validated holistic measure, the Child Oral Health Impact Profile (COHIP) at participating international sites. Results : Data from the sites were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Administration of the COHIP was successful. It varied from self-completion as well as verbal presentation due to language differences and a function of the short time period to complete collection. Additionally qualitative comments were reported by the task force site directors. Conclusions : Future directions for holistic assessment and communication among task force members and sites were discussed at the Congress and are presented in this report. PMID:25105439

Broder, Hillary L

2014-11-01

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Zero side force volute development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Collector scrolls on high performance centrifugal pumps are currently designed with methods which are based on very approximate flowfield models. Such design practices result in some volute configurations causing excessive side loads even at design flowrates. The purpose of this study was to develop and verify computational design tools which may be used to optimize volute configurations with respect to avoiding excessive loads on the bearings. The new design methodology consisted of a volute grid generation module and a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) module to describe the volute geometry and predict the radial forces for a given flow condition, respectively. Initially, the CFD module was used to predict the impeller and the volute flowfields simultaneously; however, the required computation time was found to be excessive for parametric design studies. A second computational procedure was developed which utilized an analytical impeller flowfield model and an ordinary differential equation to describe the impeller/volute coupling obtained from the literature, Adkins & Brennen (1988). The second procedure resulted in 20 to 30 fold increase in computational speed for an analysis. The volute design analysis was validated by postulating a volute geometry, constructing a volute to this configuration, and measuring the steady radial forces over a range of flow coefficients. Excellent agreement between model predictions and observed pump operation prove the computational impeller/volute pump model to be a valuable design tool. Further applications are recommended to fully establish the benefits of this new methodology.

Anderson, P. G.; Franz, R. J.; Farmer, R. C.; Chen, Y. S.

1995-01-01

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Making the first fracture the last fracture: ASBMR task force report on secondary fracture prevention.  

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Fragility fractures are common, affecting almost one in two older women and one in three older men. Every fragility fracture signals increased risk of future fractures as well as risk of premature mortality. Despite the major health care impact worldwide, currently there are few systems in place to identify and "capture" individuals after a fragility fracture to ensure appropriate assessment and treatment (according to national guidelines) to reduce future fracture risk and adverse health outcomes. The Task Force reviewed the current evidence about different systematic interventional approaches, their logical background, as well as the medical and ethical rationale. This included reviewing the evidence supporting cost-effective interventions and developing a toolkit for reducing secondary fracture incidence. This report presents this evidence for cost-effective interventions versus the human and health care costs associated with the failure to address further fractures. In particular, it summarizes the evidence for various forms of Fracture Liaison Service as the most effective intervention for secondary fracture prevention. It also summarizes the evidence that certain interventions, particularly those based on patient and/or community-focused educational approaches, are consistently, if unexpectedly, ineffective. As an international group, representing 36 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, South America, Europe, and North America, the Task Force reviewed and summarized the international data on barriers encountered in implementing risk-reduction strategies. It presents the ethical imperatives for providing quality of care in osteoporosis management. As part of an implementation strategy, it describes both the quality improvement methods best suited to transforming care and the research questions that remain outstanding. The overarching outcome of the Task Force's work has been the provision of a rational background and the scientific evidence underpinning secondary fracture prevention and stresses the utility of one form or another of a Fracture Liaison Service in achieving those quality outcomes worldwide. © 2012 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. PMID:22836222

Eisman, John A; Bogoch, Earl R; Dell, Rick; Harrington, J Timothy; McKinney, Ross E; McLellan, Alastair; Mitchell, Paul J; Silverman, Stuart; Singleton, Rick; Siris, Ethel

2012-10-01

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Foot force direction control during a pedaling task in individuals post-stroke  

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Background Appropriate magnitude and directional control of foot-forces is required for successful execution of locomotor tasks. Earlier evidence suggested, following stroke, there is a potential impairment in foot-force control capabilities both during stationary force generation and locomotion. The purpose of this study was to investigate the foot-pedal surface interaction force components, in non-neurologically-impaired and stroke-impaired individuals, in order to determine how fore/aft shear-directed foot/pedal forces are controlled. Methods Sixteen individuals with chronic post-stroke hemiplegia and 10 age-similar non-neurologically-impaired controls performed a foot placement maintenance task under a stationary and a pedaling condition, achieving a target normal pedal force. Electromyography and force profiles were recorded. We expected generation of unduly large magnitude shear pedal forces and reduced participation of multiple muscles that can contribute forces in appropriate directions in individuals post-stroke. Results We found lower force output, inconsistent modulation of muscle activity and reduced ability to change foot force direction in the paretic limbs, but we did not observe unduly large magnitude shear pedal surface forces by the paretic limbs as we hypothesized. Conclusion These findings suggested the preservation of foot-force control capabilities post-stroke under minimal upright postural control requirements. Further research must be conducted to determine whether inappropriate shear force generation will be revealed under non-seated, postural demanding conditions, where subjects have to actively control for upright body suspension. PMID:24739234

2014-01-01

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Time for Results: The Governors' 1991 Report on Education. Supporting Works. Task Force on Leadership and Management.  

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The Task Force on School Leadership and Management was charged with examining incentives that states can develop to encourage effective management at the district and school leadership level. Four papers are presented in this report: (1) "School Leadership and Management" (Cindy K. Currence); (2) "A Policymaker's Guide to Improving Conditions for…

National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Responsible Decisions about Alcohol, Interim Report Number 1. Summary, Technical Document, and Reports on Working Conferences.  

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In 1974, the Education Commission of the States (ECS) began to develop an innovative program to involve the total education system in seeking solutions to one of society's oldest problems--alcoholism. This report reviews the first year's activities of the task force, presents preliminary findings and outlines goals for the coming year. To provide…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.

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Redesigning Residency Training in Internal Medicine: The Consensus Report of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Education Redesign Task Force  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because of numerous criticisms of the content and structure of residency training, redesigning graduate medical education (GME) has become a high priority for the internal medicine community. From 2005 to 2007, the leadership of the internal medicine community, working under the auspices of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Education Redesign Task Force, developed six recommendations it will pursue to

Frederick J. Meyers; Steven E. Weinberger; John P. Fitzgibbons; Jeffrey Glassroth; F. Daniel Duffy; Charles P. Clayton

2007-01-01

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Those Who Served: Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Policies Toward Veterans. Background Paper.  

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Veterans' policies and programs are examined by a task force of the Twentieth Century Fund. Part 1, the report of the task force, includes sections on the rationale for veterans benefits, recommendations for further benefits and programs, and a dissenting opinion by one task force member. Recommendations are summarized into five basic areas: (1)…

Taussig, Michael K.

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Research priorities and plans for the International Space Station-results of the 'REMAP' Task Force  

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Recent events in the International Space Station (ISS) Program have resulted in the necessity to re-examine the research priorities and research plans for future years. Due to both technical and fiscal resource constraints expected on the International Space Station, it is imperative that research priorities be carefully reviewed and clearly articulated. In consultation with OSTP and the Office of Management and budget (OMB), NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) assembled an ad-hoc external advisory committee, the Biological and Physical Research Maximization and Prioritization (REMAP) Task Force. This paper describes the outcome of the Task Force and how it is being used to define a roadmap for near and long-term Biological and Physical Research objectives that supports NASA's Vision and Mission. Additionally, the paper discusses further prioritizations that were necessitated by budget and ISS resource constraints in order to maximize utilization of the International Space Station. Finally, a process has been developed to integrate the requirements for this prioritized research with other agency requirements to develop an integrated ISS assembly and utilization plan that maximizes scientific output. c2003 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Kicza, M.; Erickson, K.; Trinh, E.

2003-01-01

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Research priorities and plans for the International Space Station—Results of the 'REMAP' task force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent events in the International Space Station (ISS) Program have resulted in the necessity to re-examine the research priorities and research plans for future years. Due to both technical and fiscal resource constraints expected on the International Space Station, it is imperative that research priorities be carefully reviewed and clearly articulated. In consultation with OSTP and the Office of Management and budget (OMB), NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) assembled an ad-hoc external advisory committee, the Biological and Physical Research Maximization and Prioritization (REMAP) Task Force. This paper describes the outcome of the Task Force and how it is being used to define a roadmap for near and long-term Biological and Physical Research objectives that supports NASA's Vision and Mission. Additionally, the paper discusses further prioritizations that were necessitated by budget and ISS resource constraints in order to maximize utilization of the International Space Station. Finally, a process has been developed to integrate the requirements for this prioritized research with other agency requirements to develop an integrated ISS assembly and utilization plan that maximizes scientific output.

Kicza, M.; Erickson, K.; Trinh, E.

2003-08-01

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Research priorities and plans for the International Space Station-results of the 'REMAP' Task Force.  

PubMed

Recent events in the International Space Station (ISS) Program have resulted in the necessity to re-examine the research priorities and research plans for future years. Due to both technical and fiscal resource constraints expected on the International Space Station, it is imperative that research priorities be carefully reviewed and clearly articulated. In consultation with OSTP and the Office of Management and budget (OMB), NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) assembled an ad-hoc external advisory committee, the Biological and Physical Research Maximization and Prioritization (REMAP) Task Force. This paper describes the outcome of the Task Force and how it is being used to define a roadmap for near and long-term Biological and Physical Research objectives that supports NASA's Vision and Mission. Additionally, the paper discusses further prioritizations that were necessitated by budget and ISS resource constraints in order to maximize utilization of the International Space Station. Finally, a process has been developed to integrate the requirements for this prioritized research with other agency requirements to develop an integrated ISS assembly and utilization plan that maximizes scientific output. PMID:14649263

Kicza, M; Erickson, K; Trinh, E

2003-01-01

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Development, social norms, and assignment to task  

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Economic development involves a structural transformation in the way people are allocated to tasks. There is a shift from self-provision to market exchange, facilitating specialization. There is also a shift from self-employment to wage employment in large firms and organizations, driven by innovation and increasing returns to scale. Changes in allocation mechanisms require changes in norms and attitudes. Because different labor assignment domains coexist, conflicts arise among norms that apply to different domains, possibly resulting in dysfunctional outcomes. I argue that religion, humanism, and schools have all played an important historical role in fostering the changes in social norms and attitudes that are needed to accompany structural changes in the way economies allocate workers to tasks. PMID:22198757

Fafchamps, Marcel

2011-01-01

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Development, social norms, and assignment to task.  

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Economic development involves a structural transformation in the way people are allocated to tasks. There is a shift from self-provision to market exchange, facilitating specialization. There is also a shift from self-employment to wage employment in large firms and organizations, driven by innovation and increasing returns to scale. Changes in allocation mechanisms require changes in norms and attitudes. Because different labor assignment domains coexist, conflicts arise among norms that apply to different domains, possibly resulting in dysfunctional outcomes. I argue that religion, humanism, and schools have all played an important historical role in fostering the changes in social norms and attitudes that are needed to accompany structural changes in the way economies allocate workers to tasks. PMID:22198757

Fafchamps, Marcel

2011-12-27

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Acquisition and retention performance of a rapid force production task  

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was designed to investigate (a) concurrent feedback and (b) terminal feedback under acquisition and retention conditions. It was the purpose of Experiment 2 to investigate the influences of (a) blocked presentation of practice trials and (b) random practice... performed five blocks. Subjects from both contexts were divided into concurrent, terminal, or no augmented feedback contexts. In Exper1ment 2, the subjects (N = 64) and the procedures were the same, except subjects were to learn 5 cr1terion forces (75...

Indermill, Catherine

2012-06-07

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TASK FORCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY TESTIMONY OF ROBERT A. ALTENKIRCH  

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TASK FORCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY TESTIMONY OF ROBERT A. ALTENKIRCH PRESIDENT, NJIT Force on Higher Education and the Economy. New Jersey is home to three accomplished public research higher education, we now sit on the cusp of an important decision about whether our State's public

Bieber, Michael

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Artificial Neural Network-based Hybrid Force\\/Position Control of an Assembly Task  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the case of complex robotics tasks, pure position control is ineffective since forces appearing during the contacts must also be controlled. However, simultaneous position and force control called hybrid control is then required. Moreover, the non-linear plant dynamics, the complexity of the dynamic parameters determination and computation constraints makes more difficult the synthesis of control laws. In order to

Y. Touati; Y. Amirat; N. Saadia

2006-01-01

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Trajectory Adjustments Underlying Task-Specific Intermittent Force Behaviors and Muscular Rhythms  

PubMed Central

Force intermittency is one of the major causes of motor variability. Focusing on the dynamics of force intermittency, this study was undertaken to investigate how force trajectory is fine-tuned for static and dynamic force-tracking of a comparable physical load. Twenty-two healthy adults performed two unilateral resistance protocols (static force-tracking at 75% maximal effort and dynamic force-tracking in the range of 50%–100% maximal effort) using the left hand. The electromyographic activity and force profile of the designated hand were monitored. Gripping force was off-line decomposed into a primary movement spectrally identical to the target motion and a force intermittency profile containing numerous force pulses. The results showed that dynamic force-tracking exhibited greater intermittency amplitude and force pulse but a smaller amplitude ratio of primary movement to force intermittency than static force-tracking. Multi-scale entropy analysis revealed that force intermittency during dynamic force-tracking was more complex on a low time scale but more regular on a high time scale than that of static force-tracking. Together with task-dependent force intermittency properties, dynamic force-tracking exhibited a smaller 8–12 Hz muscular oscillation but a more potentiated muscular oscillation at 35–50 Hz than static force-tracking. In conclusion, force intermittency reflects differing trajectory controls for static and dynamic force-tracking. The target goal of dynamic tracking is achieved through trajectory adjustments that are more intricate and more frequent than those of static tracking, pertaining to differing organizations and functioning of muscular oscillations in the alpha and gamma bands. PMID:24098640

Chen, Yi-Ching; Lin, Yen-Ting; Huang, Chien-Ting; Shih, Chia-Li; Yang, Zong-Ru; Hwang, Ing-Shiou

2013-01-01

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Study of modeling and evaluation of remote manipulation tasks with force feedback  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The use of time and motion study methods to evaluate force feedback in remote manipulation tasks are described. Several systems of time measurement derived for industrial workers were studied and adapted for manipulator use. A task board incorporating a set of basic motions was designed and built. Results obtained from two subjects in three manipulation situations for each are reported: a force-reflective manipulator, a unilateral manipulator, and the unaided human hand. The results indicate that: (1) a time-and-motion study techniques are applicable to manipulation; and that (2) force feedback facilitates some motions (notably fitting), but not others (such as positioning).

Hill, J. W.

1979-01-01

198

Report of the defense science board task force on defense nuclear agency. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Task Force recommends that: (1) DNA continue to be the DoD focal point for nuclear expertise; (2) The DNA charter be modified to provide focus for non-nuclear activities of critical importance to the DoD. It gives DNA authority to conduct technology base development for advanced conventional munitions, and become a focal point for technologies related to non- and counter-proliteration of weapon systems of mass destruction and their infrastructure (WMD); and (3) Anticipating cessation of UGETs, DNA should aggressively pursue technology development for AGT, AGT/UGT correlation and advanced computations, with emphasis on new theater scenarios, but with the ability to reconstitute for UGT resumption or AGT for large strategic threats within a year or two.

Not Available

1993-04-01

199

Carbon Issues Task Force Report for the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance  

SciTech Connect

The Carbon Issues Task Force has the responsibility to evaluate emissions reduction and carbon offset credit options, geologic carbon sequestration and carbon capture, terrestrial carbon sequestration on forest lands, and terrestrial carbon sequestration on agricultural lands. They have worked diligently to identify ways in which Idaho can position itself to benefit from potential carbon-related federal legislation, including identifying opportunities for Idaho to engage in carbon sequestration efforts, barriers to development of these options, and ways in which these barriers can be overcome. These are the experts to which we will turn when faced with federal greenhouse gas-related legislation and how we should best react to protect and provide for Idaho’s interests. Note that the conclusions and recommended options in this report are not intended to be exhaustive, but rather form a starting point for an informed dialogue regarding the way-forward in developing Idaho energy resources.

Travis L. Mcling

2010-10-01

200

Report of the Task Force on SSC Magnet System Test Site  

SciTech Connect

The Task Force on SSC Magnet Systems test Site was appointed by Maury Tigner, Director of the SSC, Phase 1 in August 1984. In brief, the charge asked the Task Force to make a critical evaluation of potential test sites for a major SSC magnet System Test Facility (STF) with regard to: (1) availability of the needed space, utilities, staff and other requirements on the desired time scale; and (2) the cost of preparing the sites for the tests and for operating the facilities during the test period. The charge further suggests that, by virtue of existing facilities and availability of experienced staff, BNL and FNAL are the two best candidate sites and that is therefore appears appropriate to restrict the considerations of the Task Force to these sites. During the subsequent deliberations of the Task Force, no new facts were revealed that altered the assumptions of the charge in this regard. The charge does not ask for a specific site recommendation for the STF. Indeed, an agreement on such a recommendation would be difficult to achieve considering the composition of the Task Force, wherein a large fraction of the membership is drawn from the two contending laboratories. Instead, we have attempted to describe the purpose of the facility, outline a productive test program, list the major facilities required, carefully review the laboratories` responses to the facility requirements, and make objective comparisons of the specific features and capabilities offered.

NONE

1984-10-01

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Task Force on Digital Directions in the Humanities  

E-print Network

infrastructure, including standardization and stabilization of the digital content and code as well as the development of plans for the long term stewardship of digital works. Otherwise, early and innovative projects may not endure for future scholars...

Hanson, F. Allan; Ludwig, Deborah

2010-03-02

202

T-PS-P Task Force Minutes April 25, 2012  

E-print Network

the peer review guidelines developed by Kirby Barrick and obtain feedback from the Faculty Assembly with an NSF grant proposal summary. · A summary would assist the T-PS-P Committee's and Dean's evaluations

Jawitz, James W.

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T-PS-P Task Force Minutes April 25, 2012  

E-print Network

guidelines developed by Kirby Barrick and obtain feedback from the Faculty Assembly and Unit Leaders (need of the teaching program in the packet based on a template. The summary could be analogous with an NSF grant

Watson, Craig A.

204

Educational R & D Information System Requirements: A Task Force Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The conference defined the parameters of an information system to satisfy the needs of local districts for access to and use of the results of R & D in education. Elements of the design are (1) output (needs of local personnel), (2) input (content, location, and organization of data), (3) process (existing developments and services), and (4) roles…

Coney, Robert; And Others

205

Compendium of Feasibility Team and Task Force Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization contains: (1) a summary report on the development of a regional center for tropical medicine; (2) a preliminary study relative to a proposed regional center for education in science and mathematics; (3) a preliminary study relative to a regional institute for English…

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).

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Controlling Energy Through Microprocessor Utilization. An Energy Task Force Publication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This seven-chapter publication was designed to assist administrators, architects, and engineers in understanding the functions of microprocessor-based energy management systems. The information provided can be used by these individuals to develop an energy management project, select the proper system, and accurately install the system to fit…

Fatkin, Barbara, Ed.

207

Workshop on establishing institutional credibility for SEAB Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board`s Task Force on Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, the National Research Council sponsored a workshop on Establishing Institutional Credibility. The purpose of the workshop was to (1) identify the range of available knowledge regarding the theoretical and conceptual issues of how institutions establish their credibility and legitimacy with key constituents, and (2) to help explore and clarify fundamental concepts in management theory related to these issues. The examination was to include what is known about how organizations establish, maintain, lose, and regain public trust and confidence. There was to be no attempt to develop consensus on these issues or to suggest particular courses of action. The workshop was held on October 24-25, 1991, in Denver, Colorado.

Not Available

1994-10-01

208

FDA/NCI Interagency Oncology Task Force (IOTF)  

Cancer.gov

Under this effort, the two agencies share knowledge and resources to facilitate the development of new cancer drugs and speed their delivery to patients. Theresa Mullin, Ph.D., Assistant Commissioner, Office of Planning, Office of Policy and Planning, FDA, and Anna Barker, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, Office of the Director, NCI, serve as the Co-Chairs for the IOTF.

209

Third Report of the Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In May 1994, the Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions was established by the NASA Advisory Council. Its purpose is to review Phase 1 (Shuttle-Mir) planning, training, operations, rendezvous and docking, and management and to provide interim reports containing specific recommendations to the Advisory Council. Phase 1 represents the building block to create the experience and technical expertise for an International Space Station. The Phase 1 program brings together the United States and Russia in a major cooperative and contractual program that takes advantage of both countries' capabilities. The content of the Phase 1 program consists of the following elements as defined by the Phase 1 Program Management Plan, dated October 6, 1994: Shuttle-Mir rendezvous and docking missions; astronaut long duration presence on Mir Requirements for Mir support of Phase 1 when astronauts are not on board; outfitting Spektr and Priroda modules with NASA science, research, and risk mitigation equipment Related ground support requirements of NASA and the Russian Space Agency (RSA) to support Phase 1 Integrated NASA and RSA launch schedules and manifests The first meeting of the Task Force was held at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) on May 24 and 25, 1994 with a preliminary report submitted to the NASA Advisory Council on June 6, 1994. The second meeting of the Task Force was held at JSC on July 12 and 13, 1994 and a detailed report containing a series of specific recommendations was submitted on July 29, 1994. This report reflects the results of the third Task Force meeting which was held at JSC on 11 and 12 October, 1994. The briefings presented at that meeting reviewed NASA's response to the Task Force recommendations made to date and provided background data and current status on several critical areas which the Task Force had not addressed in its previous reports.

1994-01-01

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Exercise Mountain Shield, Task Force 11, and visual readiness.  

PubMed

This report, in an effort to assist in the development of future operational and planning guidelines, presents data from a no-notice exercise involving an aviation brigade in Germany preparing for possible deployment to Bosnia. One hundred twenty-two soldiers (of 918) requested vision screening during predeployment processing. Twenty-four possessed 20/20 vision or better and simply required duplicate orders of needed eyewear. Ninety-eight required an updated refraction. The three battalion-level units provided equal numbers of soldiers requiring screening and examination. Although the lower enlisted grades presented in the greatest numbers, the distribution in terms of percentage was equivalent across all ranks. Myopes outnumbered hyperopes with a spherical distribution peak at -1.50 diopters, and a majority possessed 1.00 diopter of astigmatism or less. Assuming 40% of all soldiers are spectacle wearers (ametropic), this brigade of 518 soldiers had, then, roughly 210 ametropes, with 60% of them (122) requiring last-minute ordering of required eyewear, 98 of those after refractive examination. Possible solutions to this readiness issue have been developed but require sufficient command emphasis to be effective. PMID:9503900

Lattimore, M R

1998-02-01

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Hospitalist Handoffs: A Systematic Review and Task Force Recommendations  

PubMed Central

Background Handoffs are ubiquitous to Hospital Medicine and considered a vulnerable time for patient safety. Purpose To develop recommendations for hospitalist handoffs during shift change and service change. Data Sources PubMed (through January 2007), AHRQ Patient Safety Network, white papers, and hand search of article bibliographies. Study Selection Controlled studies evaluating interventions to improve in-hospital handoffs (n = 10). Data Extraction Studies were abstracted for design, setting, target, outcomes (including patient, staff, or system level outcomes), and relevance to hospitalists. Data Synthesis Although there were no studies of hospitalist handoffs, the existing literature from related disciplines and expert opinion support the use of a verbal handoff supplemented with written documentation in a structured format or technology solution. Technology solutions were associated with a reduction in preventable adverse events, improved satisfaction with handoff quality, and improved provider identification. Nursing studies demonstrate that supplementing verbal exchange with a written medium leads to improved retention of information. White papers characterized effective verbal exchange as focusing on ill patients and actions required, with time for questions and minimal interruptions. In addition, content should be updated daily to ensure communication of the latest clinical information. Using this literature, recommendations for hospitalist handoffs are presented with corresponding levels of evidence. Recommendations were reviewed by hospitalists at the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Annual Meeting and by an interdisciplinary team of expert consultants and were endorsed by the SHM governing Board. Conclusions The systematic review and resulting recommendations provide hospitalists a starting point from which to improve in-hospital handoffs. PMID:19753573

Arora, Vineet M.; Manjarrez, Efren; Dressler, Daniel D.; Basaviah, Preetha; Halasyamani, Lakshmi; Kripalani, Sunil

2013-01-01

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Analysis of object-stability and internal force in robotic contact tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The stability of an object manipulated by multiple robots (serial-link or wire-driven mechanisms) in contact tasks is investigated. We show that resultant force\\/moment applicable to the object through the contacts is represented as a polyhedral convex region in force\\/moment space. Then we propose a stability measure and a method of calculating it approximately by linear programming technique. We also present

Yusuke Maeda; Yasumichi Aiyama; Tamio Arai; Taiga Ozawa

1996-01-01

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Psychophysical testing of visual prosthetic devices: a call to establish a multi-national joint task force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent advances in the field of visual prostheses, as showcased in this special feature of Journal of Neural Engineering , have led to promising results from clinical trials of a number of devices. However, as noted by these groups there are many challenges involved in assessing vision of people with profound vision loss. As such, it is important that there is consistency in the methodology and reporting standards for clinical trials of visual prostheses and, indeed, the broader vision restoration research field. Two visual prosthesis research groups, the Boston Retinal Implant Project (BRIP) and Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), have agreed to work cooperatively to establish a multi-national Joint Task Force. The aim of this Task Force will be to develop a consensus statement to guide the methods used to conduct and report psychophysical and clinical results of humans who receive visual prosthetic devices. The overarching goal is to ensure maximum benefit to the implant recipients, not only in the outcomes of the visual prosthesis itself, but also in enabling them to obtain accurate information about this research with ease. The aspiration to develop a Joint Task Force was first promulgated at the inaugural 'The Eye and the Chip' meeting in September 2000. This meeting was established to promote the development of the visual prosthetic field by applying the principles of inclusiveness, openness, and collegiality among the growing body of researchers in this field. These same principles underlie the intent of this Joint Task Force to enhance the quality of psychophysical research within our community. Despite prior efforts, a critical mass of interested parties could not congeal. Renewed interest for developing joint guidelines has developed recently because of a growing awareness of the challenges of obtaining reliable measurements of visual function in patients who are severely visually impaired (in whom testing is inherently noisy), and of the importance of comparing outcomes amongst the many research teams that have entered this field, all of which are using different devices implanted at various locations within the visual system and different methods of assessing efficacy. Researchers at the BRIP and BVA believe that use of common methods for testing and for reporting results would benefit all scientists and clinicians in the field, the agencies that regulate human testing, corporations that are invested in the success of this field, and, most importantly, potential patients. The Task Force will be formed with the intent of developing substantive recommendations to provide a measure of consistency and quality control within the field. The guidelines will offer recommendations for the assessment of the: (1) baseline (pre-implant) visual status of potential patients (including specification of the disease diagnosis and impact on visual functioning) and (2) post-operative visual function. The guidelines will be available to the public, research groups and companies. Any groups that choose to adopt the recommendations would be encouraged to include a formal statement of compliance in their presentations and publications. The Task Force will develop these guidelines with the understanding that the ability to perform experiments in the suggested manner might be limited by the particular engineering design and functionality of different prosthesis devices. It is not the intent of the Task Force to write strict test protocols for all parties to follow, but instead to work cooperatively as a research field to develop guidelines about the types of tests that should be implemented, and how they could be reported in a similar format between groups. The opportunity to participate on the Task Force is open to all researchers, clinicians and other specialists who work in the fields of sensory prostheses (both visual and cochlear implants), molecular therapy, stem cells, optogenetics or other fields that share a similar goal of restoring vision to the blind. Decisions about the guidelines will be made democratically, with precautions

Rizzo, Joseph F., III; Ayton, Lauren N.

2014-04-01

214

Task Coordination in an Agile Distributed Software Development Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

As both distributed software development (DSD) and agile development practices become more popular, the problem of task coordination in an agile DSD environment becomes more pertinent. Even though task allocation has been a subject of study for many years, the team dynamics in an agile DSD environment makes the nature of task coordination distinctly different from that in other disciplines.

David K. M. Mak; Philippe B. Kruchten

2006-01-01

215

CONFERENCE REPORT: 13th EU-US Transport Task Force Workshop on transport in fusion plasmas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This report summarizes the contributions presented at the 13th EU-US Transport Task Force Workshop on transport in fusion plasmas, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1-4 September 2008. There were sessions on core heat and particle transport; core and edge momentum transport; edge and scrape-off-layer transport and MHD and fast particle interaction with transport.

Connor, J. W.; Fasoli, A.; Hidalgo, C.; Kirk, A.; Naulin, V.; Peeters, A. G.; Tala, T.

2009-04-01

216

A Task Force Approach to Serving Profoundly Retarded Children and Their Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A task force approach to care of profoundly retarded children includes parent counseling services. Counseling is usually limited to initial interviews in which the psychologists must explain the diagnosis, teach parents to accept the child's maturity age as the best gauge of his ability, and make parents aware that their child will require…

Graf, Mercedes; Robbins, Pearl

217

Governor McCrory Creates Task Force to Combat Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking  

E-print Network

Governor McCrory Creates Task Force to Combat Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Chancellor substance abuse and underage drinking. The Governor's Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and social costs of addiction can last a lifetime," Governor McCrory said. "Substance abuse often starts

218

How Safe Are Our Children? Senate Task Force on School Violence, Hearing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On June 29, 1993, a Senate Task Force on School Violence hearing was held at the California State capitol. The hearing examined the issues of violence on school campuses. Victims of campus crime, relatives of murdered students, administrators, law enforcers involved in campus safety, and students who themselves committed crimes in school spoke at…

California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.

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DEFINING INTELLIGENT CONTROL Report of the Task Force on Intelligent Control  

E-print Network

DEFINING INTELLIGENT CONTROL Report of the Task Force on Intelligent Control IEEE Control Systems at the invitation of the Technical Com- mittee on Intelligent Control of the IEEE Control Systems Society to look into the area of Intelligent Control and de ne what is meant by the term. Its ndings are aimed mainly towards

Antsaklis, Panos

220

Report of the Task Force on Advertising and Children Submitted by  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Task Force on Advertising and Children grew out of a general concern about the influence of commercialism in children's lives and about marketing and advertising to children and adolescents. For many years, young children were generally considered off limits to advertisers, with parents being the intended advertising audience for marketers who delivered products for this age group. More recently,

Brian Wilcox; Chair Joanne Cantor; Peter Dowrick; Dale Kunkel; Susan Linn; Edward Palmer

221

An Introduction to the Financial Action Task Force and its 2008 Lawyer Guidance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a thirty-six member intergovernmental organization whose mission is to fight money laundering and terrorism financing; the U.S. is a founding member of the FATF. The FATF is best known for its 40 plus 9 Recommendations, many of which are directed towards various kinds of “gatekeepers” who are in a position to facilitate or

Laurel S. Terry

2010-01-01

222

Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls was formed in response to expressions of public concern regarding the sexualization of girls and girlhood in U.S. culture. This report examines and summarizes psychological theory, research, and clinical experience addressing the sexualization of girls. The…

American Psychological Association (APA), 2007

2007-01-01

223

Effects of the Learning Opportunities Task Force (LOTF) Programs on Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of participation in the Learning Opportunities Task Force (LOTF) programs on postsecondary students with learning disabilities (LDs). Data regarding 969 students from 6 colleges and 4 universities in Ontario were evaluated to investigate rates of academic success and increased self-awareness. Participants had a…

Harrison, Allyson G.; Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Freeman, John

2012-01-01

224

In Search of the Freedom to Grow: Report of the Physical Education/Athletics Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many physical educators, administrators, and parents argue that it makes little sense to spend time and money building athletic programs for young women when they are not interested in pursuing sports activities. Such an attitude is explored in this Task Force report questioning what roles, if any, physical education teachers have predetermined…

Atkinson, Karla

225

Pittsburgh Board of Public Education Task Force on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting: Minority Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This minority report is a rebuttal to the recommendations made by the Task Force on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting of the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education. It takes issue with the way in which decisions were made and especially with the recommendation to establish school-based clinics (SBCs) in or near high risk schools. This minority…

Kaleida, Phillip; And Others

226

Breach of Sadam's Defensive Line: Recollections of a Desert Storm Armor Task Force Commander.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this paper is to record task force activities which preceded the attack and the specific combat actions that occurred during the breach of the Iraqi defenses. The unit's alert notification, pre-deployment and deployment activities are highl...

D. F. Gross

1993-01-01

227

76 FR 76189 - Notice of Public Hearing-Fiscal Oversight Task Force Report & Recommendations  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...comment period; and (3) reactions to those comments submitted...p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Location: The Legal Services...previously submitted, and reactions to those comments from several...summary of Task Force members' reactions may be viewed online at...

2011-12-06

228

MDS Task Force on Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease: Critical Review of PD-MCI  

E-print Network

MDS Task Force on Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease: Critical Review of PD-MCI Irene Hospital/University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway 3 Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 4 Section of Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders

229

The Unfinished Agenda: The Citizen's Policy Guide to Environmental Issues. A Task Force Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is the result of the Environmental Task Force, a group of 63 environmentalists who were asked to identify and describe the most critical environmental problems. It contains chapters on population, food and agriculture, the energy economy, natural resources, water and air pollution, hazards of toxic substances, land use and ecology,…

Barney, Gerald O., Ed.

230

Report of the Defense Science Board/Policy Board Task Force on Theater Missile Defense.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Attached is the final report of the DSB/DPB Task Force on Theater Missile Defense (TMD). Significant TMD policy, budget and program initiatives were undertaken during our deliberations, and thus we make no pretense at having kept up with these moving targ...

1996-01-01

231

Minutes of the Meeting of Task Force on Review of Academic Programs  

E-print Network

Moses, Margery Overton, Vicki Pennington, Gerald Ponder, Jon Rust, Carrie Zelna, David Zonderman ABSENT vote. Formation of Task Force Subcommittees: Duane charged the first subcommittee to come up consist of: Steven Allen Lewis Carson Steve Keto Barbara Moses Jon Rust #12; Margery Overton

232

The Final Report of the Maryland State Task Force on Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of 18 months of work of the Maryland State Task Force on Reading, which investigated cutting edge research, best practices, and assessment data in order to formulate recommendations to guide programs in reading across the state. The report's center piece is a set of Design Principles for Improving Reading in…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.

233

77 FR 27814 - Model Safety Evaluation for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of the model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-specific adoption of Technical Specifications (TSs) Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF- 432, Revision 1, ``Change in Technical Specifications End States (WCAP- 16294).'' The proposed change revises the Improved Standard Technical Specification (ISTS), NUREG-1431, ``Standard......

2012-05-11

234

Presentation, Force Estimation and Control of an Instrumented platform dedicated to Automated Micromanipulation Tasks  

E-print Network

two control levels. First, an internal loop with a PID controller is employed to improve to control the force. The automated system is finally used for the micromanipulation task on rigid and non / ENSMM / UTBM Automatic Control and Micro-Mechatronic Systems department (AS2M department) 25000 Besan

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

235

Chancellor's University-Wide Task Force on Campus Safety: Findings, Summary & Recommendations, 1996-1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents findings and recommendations of a State University of New York (SUNY) university-wide task force on campus safety. The group held meetings, surveyed SUNY campuses, and analyzed references and materials from national and state resources. An overall conclusion was that no single monolithic formula could be applied to all SUNY…

New York State Univ. System, Albany.

236

Administrative Task Force on the Four Day Work Week. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Administrative Task Force on a 4-day work week at California State University in Los Angeles was charged with the following responsibilities: (1) To make an indepth study of the "literature" of experience of other universities, a survey of staff, faculty, and students if required, and other activities that will result in setting up a list of…

California State Univ., Los Angeles.

237

Preserving the Illustrated Text. Report of the Joint Task Force on Text and Image.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission of the Joint Task Force on Text and Image was to inquire into the problems, needs, and methods for preserving images in text that are important for scholarship in a wide range of disciplines and to draw from that exploration a set of principles, guidelines, and recommendations for a comprehensive national strategy for image…

Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.

238

Effects of Age and Content of Augmented Feedback on Learning an Isometric Force-Production Task  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study addressed the interaction between age and the informational content of feedback on learning an isometric force-production task. Healthy men and women (30 young adults: 20 to 35 years; 30 older adults: 55 to 70 years) were randomly assigned to a certain type of feedback: knowledge of results or kinetic feedback. Results showed no differences between young and older

Henk van Dijk; Theo Mulder; Hermie J. Hermens

2007-01-01

239

Program Models. State Task Force on Educational Programs for Disruptive Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the five types of programs that the Task Force on Educational Programs for Disruptive Youth identified as needed to serve disruptive or potentially disruptive youth. The five are a continuum of alternatives and services for students with problems, human relations and interpersonal training for all segments of the school…

Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals.

240

The Status of Hunger in Cities, April 1985. Task Force on Joblessness and Hunger.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors of its 22 member Task Force on Joblessness on Hunger to determine the current status of hunger in cities revealed the following facts among others: (1) Despite 15 months of economic recovery, the problem of hunger has grown and is expected to increase over the next year; (2) Two-thirds of the cities…

United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.

241

Con-Cept IV: Task Force Report on Identifying the Talented in the Creative Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Connecticut task force report, half of which consists of appendixes, discusses the identification of children and youth who are gifted and talented in the creative arts. General identification criteria and strategies are outlined, along with specific criteria for each discrete art form, including music, theater, visual arts, dance, and…

Saunders, Robert J., Ed.; Schmidt, Lloyd, Ed.

242

President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Staff Paper Five. Part II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The second part of a staff paper to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy dealing with the domestic telecommunications carrier industry consists of the final two appendices. In the first, the history, structure, present services, and future plans of the Western Union Telegraph Company are discussed. Evidence is given that by allowing…

President's Task Force on Communications Policy, Washington, DC.

243

American Psychologist Task Force Report: Clarifying Mission, Coverage, Communication, and Review Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An American Psychological Association task force reviewed the role and function of "American Psychologist," (AP) focusing on its coverage domain and issues related to its editorial review process. This report examines AP editorial domain, AP editorial instructions, AP editorship, communications within the AP editorial process, use of ad hoc action…

Zimbardo, Philip G.

2002-01-01

244

Report of the Task Force to Study Strategies to Support Parents as Children's First Teachers. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The state of Maine has made a commitment to expand current programs for families with young children to ensure that the state is doing all that it can to help children reach their highest potential. This document is comprised of the June 1998 report of a Maine task force to study strategies to support parents as children's first teachers and the…

Maine State Dept. of Human Services, Augusta.

245

President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Domestic Applications of Communication Satellite Technology. Staff Paper Four.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A staff paper to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy examines the feasibility of a domestic communications satellite system. Although, with expected technological advancement, satellites may play a significant role in domestic transmission and are economically feasible right now, a number of remaining questions make the…

President's Task Force on Communications Policy, Washington, DC.

246

Alzheimer's Disease. Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report of the Health and Human Services Department Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease addresses nine main areas in a problem-oriented approach aimed at better defining research needs and options as well as training, service, and policy issues relevant to Alzheimer's disease. Individual chapters deal with research in the areas of epidemiology,…

National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.

247

Report of the Task Force on Resource Sharing. Collection Analysis Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This task force report analyzes current cooperative programs, emerging resource sharing programs, and emerging technology as they relate to the extension needs of off-campus students and faculty at the University of Wyoming Library, and presents recommendations where they are warranted. Current cooperative programs reviewed include interlibrary…

Van Arsdale, Bill; And Others

248

Graduate Education in Physics. Report of the Joint AAPT-APS Task Force. Revised  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Graduate Education in Physics (TFGE), an ad hoc committee convened jointly by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the American Physical Society (APS), has studied the current status of graduate education in physics Ph.D. programs, and has made recommendations based on what was found. The findings indicate that…

American Association of Physics Teachers (NJ1), 2006

2006-01-01

249

Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African-American Males  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On June 9, 2003, the Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African-American Males was convened by the Maryland K-16 Leadership Council (chaired by the University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan, former Maryland Acting Secretary of Higher Education John A. Sabatini, Jr., and Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S.…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

250

What Will The Neighbors Think? A Discussion with the Fermilab ILC Citizens' Task Force  

E-print Network

What Will The Neighbors Think? A Discussion with the Fermilab ILC Citizens' Task Force July 27, what would you say? What are the scientific and social benefits of building the ILC? 2. If the ILC were built under my home, what would that mean to me? What are the safety, environmental, health

Quigg, Chris

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January 24, 2012 Members of the Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities  

E-print Network

January 24, 2012 Members of the Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Senate's Executive Committee. As you pursue restructuring of the UW- System (UWS), we urge you to keep in the region and the state. Studies at the MIT Industrial Performance Center (MIT IPC Working Paper 05-010 http

Saldin, Dilano

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Motion Tasks and Force Control for Robot Manipulators on Embedded 2-D Manifolds  

E-print Network

a challenging problem of the robotics field with many appli- cations including robotic surface painting, surface of previous relevant research has focused on the problem of automotive painting of surfaces that are convexMotion Tasks and Force Control for Robot Manipulators on Embedded 2-D Manifolds Xanthi Papageorgiou

Loizou, Savvas G.

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Motion Tasks and Force Control for Robot Manipulators on Embedded 2-D Manifolds  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present a methodology to drive the end effector of a robotic manipulator across the surface of an object in the workspace, and at the same time the manipu- lator can apply a force to the object, through its end-effector. Three typical tasks are considered, namely stabilization of the end effector over the object's surface and applying

Xanthi Papageorgiou; Savvas G. Loizou; Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos

2007-01-01

254

Nevada's Fiscal Woes The Governor's Task Force on Tax Policy in Nevada recently filed their report,  

E-print Network

's population are tourists. While tourists do pay taxes, they also use services ­ transportation, police, parksNevada's Fiscal Woes The Governor's Task Force on Tax Policy in Nevada recently filed their report to consider broadening the tax base to reflect the diversity of the state's economy, reducing the long

Ahmad, Sajjad

255

The Tao of IETF A Guide for New Attendees of the Internet Engineering Task Force  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last two years, the attendance at Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Plenary meetings has grown phenomenally. Approximately 38% of the attendees are new to the IETF at each meeting. About 33% of those go on to become regular attendees. When the meetings were smaller, it wasn't very difficult for a newcomer to get to know people and get

G. Malkin

256

ACNP Task Force Report on SSRIs and Suicidal Behavior in Youth  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Task Force report by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology evaluates the safety and efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) antidepressants for depressed youth under 18 years. The report was undertaken after regulatory agencies in the United States and United Kingdom raised concerns in 2003 about the possibility that treatment of depression in children and adolescents with SSRIs may

J John Mann; Graham Emslie; Ross J Baldessarini; William Beardslee; Jan A Fawcett; Frederick K Goodwin; Andrew C Leon; Herbert Y Meltzer; Neal D Ryan; David Shaffer; Karen D Wagner

2006-01-01

257

Task Force Report. State of the Art of Adult Education: CONFINTEA Follow Up. [and] Workshop Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes task force recommendations on the role of the International Council for Adult Education in monitoring achievement of adult education objectives, qualitative and quantitative indicators, and diverse data collection methods. Eleven workshop reports discuss progress on adult education policy advocacy, documentation, health care reform,…

Convergence, 2001

2001-01-01

258

Assisting versus repelling force-feedback for learning of a line following task in a wheelchair.  

PubMed

Previous work has shown that training with the "assist-as-needed" method using a force-feedback joystick can improve the driving performance of children and adults. This paper is the first study to evaluate training with a repelling force versus an assisting force for learning of a line following task in a wheelchair through a force-feedback joystick. We designed a robotic training wheelchair, that can accurately localize itself in the training environment, and implemented assisting and repelling force fields on the force-feedback joystick. The training protocol included three groups. The control (CT) group received no force feedback. The assisting force (AF) group was trained using the "assist-as-needed" paradigm. The repelling force (RF) group was trained with the repelling force field. We observed that both the AF and RF groups improved their driving skills. The error reductions of both groups were not statistically different under the current setting. We believe that this pilot study could provide a promising foundation regarding the effects of a robotic wheelchair training algorithm on motor learning. PMID:23475377

Chen, Xi; Agrawal, Sunil K

2013-11-01

259

Defense Waste Processing Facility: Report of task force on options to mitigate the effect of nitrite on DWPF operations  

SciTech Connect

The possibility of accumulating ammonium nitrate (an explosive) as well as organic compounds in the DWPF Chemical Processing Cell Vent System was recently discovered. A task force was therefore organized to examine ways to avoid this potential hazard. Of thirty-two processing/engineering options screened, the task force recommended five options, deemed to have the highest technical certainty, for detailed development and evaluation: Radiolysis of nitrite in the tetraphenylborate precipitate slurry feed in a new corrosion-resistant facility. Construction of a Late Washing Facility for precipitate washing before transfer to the DWPF; Just-in-Time'' precipitation; Startup Workaround by radiolysis of nitrite in the existing corrosion-resistant Pump Pit tanks; Ammonia venting and organics separation in the DWPF; and, Estimated costs and schedules are included in this report.

Randall, D. (ed.); Marek, J.C.

1992-03-01

260

A report from the pediatric formulations task force: perspectives on the state of child-friendly oral dosage forms.  

PubMed

Despite the fact that a significant percentage of the population is unable to swallow tablets and capsules, these dosage forms continue to be the default standard. These oral formulations fail many patients, especially children, because of large tablet or capsule size, poor palatability, and lack of correct dosage strength. The clinical result is often lack of adherence and therapeutic failure. The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists formed a Pediatric Formulations Task Force, consisting of members with various areas of expertise including pediatrics, formulation development, clinical pharmacology, and regulatory science, in order to identify pediatric, manufacturing, and regulatory issues and areas of needed research and regulatory guidance. Dosage form and palatability standards for all pediatric ages, relative bioavailability requirements, and small batch manufacturing capabilities and creation of a viable economic model were identified as particular needs. This assessment is considered an important first step for a task force seeking creative approaches to providing more appropriate oral formulations for children. PMID:23907486

Zajicek, Anne; Fossler, Michael J; Barrett, Jeffrey S; Worthington, Jeffrey H; Ternik, Robert; Charkoftaki, Georgia; Lum, Susan; Breitkreutz, Jörg; Baltezor, Mike; Macheras, Panos; Khan, Mansoor; Agharkar, Shreeram; MacLaren, David Douglas

2013-10-01

261

Visuomotor processing and hand force coordination in dyslexic children during a visually guided manipulation task.  

PubMed

Developmental Dyslexia negatively affects children's reading and writing ability and, in most cases, performance in sensorimotor tasks. These deficits have been associated with structural and functional alterations in the cerebellum and the posterior parietal cortex (PPC). Both neural structures are active during visually guided force control and in the coordination of load force (LF) and grip force (GF) during manipulation tasks. Surprisingly, both phenomena have not been investigated in dyslexic children. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare dyslexic and non-dyslexic children regarding their visuomotor processing ability and GF-LF coordination during a static manipulation task. Thirteen dyslexic (8-14 YO) and 13 age- and sex-matched non-dyslexic (control) children participated in the study. They were asked to grasp a fixed instrumented handle using the tip of all digits and pull the handle upward exerting isometric force to match a ramp-and-hold force profile displayed in a computer monitor. Task performance (i.e., visuomotor coordination) was assessed by RMSE calculated in both ramp and hold phases. GF-LF coordination was assessed by the ratio between GF and LF (GF/LF) calculated at both phases and the maximum value of a cross-correlation function (rmax) and its respective time lag calculated at ramp phase. The results revealed that the RMSE at both phases was larger in dyslexic than in control children. However, we found that GF/LF, rmax, and time lags were similar between groups. Those findings indicate that dyslexic children have a mild deficit in visuomotor processing but preserved GF-LF coordination. Altogether, these findings suggested that dyslexic children could present mild structural and functional alterations in specific PPC or cerebellum areas that are directly related to visuomotor processing. PMID:24960554

de Freitas, Paulo B; Pedão, Sabrina T; Barela, Jose A

2014-10-01

262

The Educational, Fiscal, and Access Implications of the Fall Academic Calendar. The Report of the Academic Calendar Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1991, California's San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) formed a task force to investigate the effects of adopting academic calendars that end either before or after the winter holidays. To gather information, the task force performed a grade distribution analysis among district college students to determine the impact of fall semester…

Armstrong, William B.

263

Action Plan for Police and Community Relations After reviewing the Presidential Task Force on University Police and University Community  

E-print Network

Action Plan for Police and Community Relations After reviewing the Presidential Task Force on University Police and University Community Relation's report of July 11, 2011, as well as reviewing the Chief of Police Annex report dated July 25, 2011, and thereafter meeting with representatives from the task force

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Literacy Works: Moving from the Margins to the Mainstream. Report of the Task Force To Study Adult Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A task force studied adult education services in Maryland. The task force heard presentations from a wide range of stakeholders, including adult learners, professional associations, administrators, practitioners, and educational researchers. The presentations confirmed that the need for adult education services in Maryland is extensive and the…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.

265

Last Best Chance 2004: Educating Young Adolescents in the 21st Century. Middle Grades Task Force Report. Fall 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is a follow up to the Last Best Chance report published in 1989. A task force of 29 education leaders was challenged to help chart the course for middle level education in North Carolina. While examining middle level education (ages 11 through 14), task force members continuously asked, "What should it look like in order for all…

North Carolina State Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

266

NAC Ad-Hoc Task Force on Planetary Defense August 17 and 20, 2010 1 NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL (NAC)  

E-print Network

Reich, Reporter (Nature), Charles Miller, NASA HQ; and Dan McGarthy, Johnson Space Center Task ForceNAC Ad-Hoc Task Force on Planetary Defense August 17 and 20, 2010 1 NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL (NAC) Ad for consensus, accuracy, clarity and impact. During the discussion, the point was made that NASA Administrator

Waliser, Duane E.

267

SUNY 2000. College Expectations: The Report of the SUNY Task Force on College Entry-Level Knowledge and Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on the work of a task force charged with formulating recommendations on the kind of preparation an incoming student should have to assure successful entry to and completion of the freshman year of study at the State University of New York (SUNY). In addition, the task force was asked to specify what program of study and forms…

State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Chancellor.

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78 FR 74119 - Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces (subsequently referred to as the Task...

2013-12-10

269

First Impressions (Primeras Impresiones): Report of the Task Force on Early Childhood and Elementary Education [with] Executive Summary (Sintesis Ejecutiva).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Early Childhood and Elementary Education, created by the Texas State Board of Education in January 1993, found that the current system of early childhood and elementary education is struggling to meet the challenges of childhood in today's Texas. This report summarizes the task force's call for schools to reconfigure themselves…

Texas Education Agency, Austin.

270

Task Force on the Role of General Education in Associate Science Degree Programs. Final Report and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1989-90, the General Education Task Force of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) was convened to determine the role of the general education curriculum in the attainment of skills that enhance the likelihood of success among technical college graduates in their careers, homes and communities. The Task Force consisted of at least one…

Weyers, Lori; Langerman, Philip

271

AGU's new task force on scientific ethics and integrity begins work  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In support of the new strategic plan, AGU has established a new task force to review, evaluate, and update the Union's policies on scientific misconduct and the process for investigating and responding to allegations of possible misconduct by AGU members. As noted by AGU president Michael McPhaden, “AGU can only realize its vision of ‘collaboratively advancing and communicating science and its power to ensure a sustainable future’ if we have the trust of the public and policy makers. That trust is earned by maintaining the highest standards of scientific integrity in all that we do. The work of the Task Force on Scientific Ethics is essential for defining norms of professional conduct that all our members can aspire to and that demonstrate AGU's unwavering commitment to excellence in Earth and space science.”

Gleick, Peter; Townsend, Randy

2011-11-01

272

A task force model for statewide change in nursing education: building quality and safety.  

PubMed

The purpose of this article was to describe a statewide planning process to transform nursing education in Michigan to improve quality and safety of patient care. A task force model was used to engage diverse partners in issue identification, consensus building, and recommendations. An example of a statewide intervention in nursing education and practice that was executed was the Michigan Quality and Safety in Nursing Education Institute, which was held using an integrated approach to academic-practice partners from all state regions. This paper describes the unique advantage of leadership by the Michigan Chief Nurse Executive, the existence of a nursing strategic plan, and a funding model. An overview of the Task Force on Nursing Education is presented with a focus on the model's 10 process steps and resulting seven recommendations. The Michigan Nurse Education Council was established to implement the recommendations that included quality and safety. PMID:23566458

Mundt, Mary H; Clark, Margherita Procaccini; Klemczak, Jeanette Wrona

2013-01-01

273

U.S. Department of Justice: Task Force for Faith-based & Community Initiatives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On January 29, 2001, President George W. Bush issued two executive orders related to faith-based and community organizations. The first established a base of operations within the White House for such initiatives, and the second established centers within various cabinet- level departments, including the Department of Justice (DOJ). As the latter's website notes, "The Task Force's purpose is to promote good works by neighbors, particularly in the areas of juvenile delinquency, prisoners and their families, victims of crime, domestic violence, and drug addiction/treatment/prevention." Visitors to the site can learn about funding opportunities administered by the DOJ and also read some of its publications, such as "Moving Beyond the Walls: Faith and Justice Partnerships Working for High Risk Youth". Interested parties may also want to look at the Task Force's FAQ section and sign up to receive email updates.

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The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force: its mission, operations and future prospects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To outline the role of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), which has the remit to spearhead the implementation of internationally recognized anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML\\/CFT) benchmarks in the Caribbean Basin region. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The first part of the paper sets out the mandate and structure of the CFATF, and describes the

Calvin E. J. Wilson; Kurt B. Rattray

2007-01-01

275

JOINT ISPRS\\/CEOS-WGCV TASK FORCE ON RADIOMETRIC AND GEOMETRIC CALIBRATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT: Adraft Resolution passed,by the,Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS) Plenary in 2002 recommended,that a task force beestablished,with joint membership ,by the ,Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) and ,ISPRS. This resolution formed the basis for subsequent ISPRS Resolutions (I.1, I.2, and I.3) adopted by the General Assembly at the XIX, Congress in Amsterdam. The idea originated from the

S. A. Morain; V. M. Zanoni

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75 FR 59698 - Federal Advisory Committee; Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Under the provisions of section 724 of Public Law 111-84, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102- 3.50, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is establishing the charter for the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and......

2010-09-28

277

White paper from the ACR Task Force on Print Media in Radiology.  

PubMed

The rapidly changing technological and business environment in which scientific journals are published will necessitate ongoing reassessment of operations, goals, and priorities. In this white paper, the ACR Task Force on Print Media in Radiology reviews the history and role of print media in radiology; discusses current and anticipated societal, technological, and financial challenges; and explores a variety of strategies to help ensure the relevance of professional society publishing in the future. PMID:21962783

Duszak, Richard; Haines, G Rebecca; Van Duyn Wear, Vanessa; Lexa, Frank James; Bashir, Mustafa; D'Souza, Sharon; Carlos, Ruth; Chen, James Yen-Yu; King, Bernard F; Wald, Christoph

2011-10-01

278

Force control of heavy lift manipulators for high precision insertion tasks  

E-print Network

The inherent strength of robotic manipulators can be used to assist humans in performing heavy lifting tasks. These robots reduce manpower, reduce fatigue, and increase productivity. This thesis deals with the development ...

DiCicco, Matthew A. (Matthew Adam)

2005-01-01

279

Plasma wall interaction: Important ion induced surface processes and strategy of the EU Task Force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In future thermo-nuclear fusion devices, such as ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), the interaction of the plasma with surrounding materials in the vacuum vessel constitutes one of the main remaining engineering problems. The choice of materials is a crucial point, which will determine issues such as the plasma facing components lifetime before refurbishment or the tritium inventory build up in the vessel, which should be limited for safety reasons. In order to tackle these issues, the European Task Force on Plasma-Wall Interaction has been implemented in the frame of EFDA (European Fusion Agreement) in the fall 2002 with the aim "to provide ITER with information concerning lifetime-expectations of the divertor target plates and tritium inventory build-up rates in the foreseen starting configuration and to suggest improvements, including material changes, which could be implemented at an appropriate stage." The EU-PWI-TF brings together the efforts of 24 European associations in the following fields of investigation: Material erosion and transport in tokamaks. Tritium inventory and removal. Transient heat loads on plasma facing components. Dust production and removal. Associated modelling and diagnostic development. This paper will present the organisation of the EU-PWI-TF. It will provide examples for the multitude of surface processes in Plasma-Wall Interaction and present the status of knowledge concerning material erosion and hydrogen retention for the choice of ITER materials (Beryllium, Carbon and Tungsten).

Roth, Joachim; Tsitrone, Emmanuelle; Loarte, Alberto

2007-05-01

280

Efficient training protocol for rapid learning of the two-alternative forced-choice visual stimulus detection task.  

PubMed

The potential of genetically engineered rodent models has accelerated demand for training procedures of behavioral tasks. Such training is generally time consuming and often shows large variability in learning speed between animals. To overcome these problems, we developed an efficient and stable training system for the two-alternative forced-choice (2AFC) visual stimulus detection task for freely behaving rodents. To facilitate the task learning, we introduced a spout-lever as the operandum and a three-step training program with four ingenuities: (1) a salient stimulus to draw passive attention, (2) a reward-guaranteed trial to keep motivation, (3) a behavior-corrective trial, and (4) switching from a reward-guaranteed trial to a nonguaranteed one to correct behavioral patterns. Our new training system realizes 1-week completion of the whole learning process, during which all rats were able to learn effortlessly the association between (1) lever-manipulation and reward and (2) visual stimulus and reward in a step-by-step manner. Thus, our new system provides an effective and stable training method for the 2AFC visual stimulus detection task. This method should help accelerate the move toward research bridging the visual functions measured in behavioral tasks and the contributing specific neurons/networks that are genetically manipulated or optically controlled. PMID:24994895

Soma, Shogo; Suematsu, Naofumi; Shimegi, Satoshi

2014-07-01

281

Efficient training protocol for rapid learning of the two-alternative forced-choice visual stimulus detection task  

PubMed Central

Abstract The potential of genetically engineered rodent models has accelerated demand for training procedures of behavioral tasks. Such training is generally time consuming and often shows large variability in learning speed between animals. To overcome these problems, we developed an efficient and stable training system for the two?alternative forced?choice (2AFC) visual stimulus detection task for freely behaving rodents. To facilitate the task learning, we introduced a spout?lever as the operandum and a three?step training program with four ingenuities: (1) a salient stimulus to draw passive attention, (2) a reward?guaranteed trial to keep motivation, (3) a behavior?corrective trial, and (4) switching from a reward?guaranteed trial to a nonguaranteed one to correct behavioral patterns. Our new training system realizes 1?week completion of the whole learning process, during which all rats were able to learn effortlessly the association between (1) lever?manipulation and reward and (2) visual stimulus and reward in a step?by?step manner. Thus, our new system provides an effective and stable training method for the 2AFC visual stimulus detection task. This method should help accelerate the move toward research bridging the visual functions measured in behavioral tasks and the contributing specific neurons/networks that are genetically manipulated or optically controlled. PMID:24994895

Soma, Shogo; Suematsu, Naofumi; Shimegi, Satoshi

2014-01-01

282

Climate Change, Permafrost and Infrastructure: Task Force Report of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During 2002 the U.S. Arctic Research Commission chartered a task force on climate change, permafrost and infrastructure impacts. The task force was asked to identify key issues and research needs to foster a greater understanding of global change impacts on permafrost in the Arctic and their importance to natural and human systems. Permafrost was found to play three key roles in the context of climatic change: as a record keeper by functioning as a temperature archive; as a translator of climate change through subsidence and related impacts; and, as a facilitator of further change through its impacts on the global carbon cycle. Evidence of widespread warming of permafrost and observations of thawing have serious implications for Alaska's transportation network, for the trans-Alaska pipeline, and for nearly 100,000 Alaskans living in areas of permafrost. These impacts resulting from changing permafrost must be met by a timely, well-informed, and coordinated response by a host of federal and state organizations. Key task force findings include: requirements for a dedicated U.S. federal permafrost research program; data management needs; baseline permafrost mapping in Alaska; basic permafrost research focusing on process studies and modeling; and, applied permafrost research on design criteria and contaminants in permafrost environments. This report to the Commissioners makes specific recommendations to seven federal agencies, the State of Alaska, and the National Research Council. These recommendations will be incorporated in future Arctic research planning documents of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

Brigham, L. W.; Nelson, F. E.

2003-12-01

283

International confederation for cleft lip and palate and related craniofacial anomalies task force report: beyond eurocleft.  

PubMed

The assigned objective for the Task Force Beyond Eurocleft was "to make recommendations for initiations of local and/or participation in multi-national cleft outcome studies and consist of individuals from the European experience with cleft outcome studies (Scandcleft, Eurocleft) and those who have initiated, or intend to initiate, similar studies in other geographical areas." By May 2013 the Task Force (TF) consisted of 183 members from 59 countries. It was agreed that this initiative should be truly global and include all cleft specialties as well as representatives from cleft support groups in recognition of the huge commitment for improving cleft care worldwide. The vision for this group is to build a dynamic, well-functioning TF that will work globally and be multidisciplinary with inclusive and respectful behavior to improve care for all individuals born with cleft lip and/or palate. As there is a large diversity in needs and interest in the group a range of parallel approaches would be required depending on the experience, resources, and challenges of regions, teams, and individuals. Important ideas for future work were: (1) Work on a global survey of access, existing outcome studies, current collaborations, and lessons learned. (2) Work towards the creation of a lasting, living resource for newcomers to intercenter collaboration that is kept fresh with new reports, copies of relevant publications, model grant applications, and a list of volunteers with the right experience to provide support and guidance for new initiatives. (3) Develop simple online training modules to provide information about the benefits and principles of multidisciplinary care, collaborative data collection and auditing short and longer-term outcomes. (4) Establish subgroups that will work within all regions of the world with regional and national leaders identified. An evaluation of current standards of care should be undertaken and country/region specific remedies to optimize treatment outcome suggested. (5) Reach agreement on minimum standards of care, minimum record collection, and reach consensus on simple outcome measures in all disciplines. This should include all cleft types and all ages. These standards could be used to encourage governments to fund multidisciplinary care. (6) Teams will be encouraged to start and continue recordkeeping using simple and agreed protocols, according to agreed standards of minimum records and later share their data with other teams and then, embark on outcome studies. (7) Teams already active in research should: Create a register for cleft professionals and teams to reach agreement of contemporary and comprehensive multidisciplinary outcome measures, explore the possibilities using modern technology and plan large multi-national studies. A patient/parent centered data collection should always be included. These studies need funding. One task could also be exploring whether health care at a distance could be initiated using new technology. PMID:25244656

Semb, Gunvor

2014-11-01

284

Development of a Career Task Self-Efficacy Scale: The Kuder Task Self-Efficacy Scale  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study consisted of developing the Kuder Task Self-Efficacy Scale (KTSES). The KTSES is a 30-item scale measuring a person's self-efficacy for tasks corresponding to Kuder's 10 occupational interest areas (Kuder Zytowski, 1991). Responses from the KTSES were compared with responses to the Self-Esteem Inventory (SES; Rosenberg, 1965) and the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale (CDMSE; Taylor Betz, 1983) to

Jennifer L. Lucas; Connie R. Wanberg; Donald G. Zytowski

1997-01-01

285

Air Force cryocooler development for spacecraft  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An overview is given of Air Force sponsored cryocooler development for long duration spacecraft missions. Alternate approaches are being pursued to insure eventual success. The types of closed cycle cryocoolers that are now in advanced development include Vuilleumier, turbo-Brayton, and rotary-reciprocating refrigerators. Linear Stirling coolers with magnetic bearings have also been jointly sponsored by NASA and the Air Force. Technology is also being explored for future coolers using magnetic materials at low temperatures and for refrigerators with sorption compresssors. All of these cryocoolers are presently configured primarily for use with infrared sensor systems, but the designs could be adapted for use with cryogenic fluid storage systems or other applications.

Haskin, William L.

1987-09-01

286

Air Force cryocooler development for spacecraft  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview is given of Air Force sponsored cryocooler development for long duration spacecraft missions. Alternate approaches are being pursued to insure eventual success. The types of closed cycle cryocoolers that are now in advanced development include Vuilleumier, turbo-Brayton, and rotary-reciprocating refrigerators. Linear Stirling coolers with magnetic bearings have also been jointly sponsored by NASA and the Air Force. Technology is also being explored for future coolers using magnetic materials at low temperatures and for refrigerators with sorption compresssors. All of these cryocoolers are presently configured primarily for use with infrared sensor systems, but the designs could be adapted for use with cryogenic fluid storage systems or other applications.

Haskin, William L.

1987-01-01

287

Measuring and Monitoring Task Couplings of Developers and Development Sites in Global Software Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the development of a large software system, the dependencies between the tasks of developers beget the needs of communication\\u000a and coordination among developers. As an analytical instrument to manage and control the cost of communication and coordination\\u000a in software development, this paper introduces the concept of developer coupling to measure the task dependencies between developers. In particular, to deal

Yunwen Ye; Kumiyo Nakakoji; Yasuhiro Yamamoto

2008-01-01

288

Ethics in cardiovascular medicine. Task Force IV: Scientific responsibility and integrity in medical research.  

PubMed

Ethical standards are a set of affirmative responsibilities to which the investigator must subscribe; behavior that is incompatible with these responsibilities should be presumed unethical, whether or not it is explicitly proscribed. This Task Force sought to present these standards as principles or guidelines. In undertaking research an investigator must accept that publicly funded or supported research is intended to yield public benefit; personal gain should be only incidental to and not at the expense of the public benefit. The responsibilities of the investigator are summarized as follows: Design of Research To develop a research design that effectively and efficiently addresses the scientific question while minimizing the likelihood of incorrect or misleading results. To protect the rights and welfare of human subjects, assure the humane use of laboratory animals and protect the safety of laboratory workers and the environment. Conduct of Research To ensure that accepted laboratory and research practices are followed and that all data are accurately collected and properly recorded; the investigator must participate in the review of original data. To carry out research in accordance with that approved by the institutional review board and ensure that fully informed consent is obtained, that the welfare of human subjects is protected and that animal welfare and laboratory safety procedures are carried out. To provide effective ongoing supervision of research trainees and technicians. In multidisciplinary collaborative research, to have at least an overview familiarity with the work outside his or her areas of expertise. In fixed protocol, multicenter collaborative research the investigator must be satisfied with the adequacy of the collaborative activities.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2358596

Frommer, P L; Ross, J; Benson, J A; Friedman, W F; Friesinger, G C; Goldstein, S; Huth, E J; Levine, R J; Malone, T E; Quash, J A

1990-07-01

289

Driving forces for fuelwood choice of households in developing countries: environmental implications for Bangladesh  

Microsoft Academic Search

Energy planning is an important task for every nation. Understanding the energy preferences of households influences a major part of energy planning and policy. In the preference system, socio-economic driving forces act critically, dictating energy use. Thus, the present study was undertaken to understand the socio-economic driving forces for energy preferences in developing countries, considering the Energy Ladder and the

Shalina Akther; Masao Koike

2010-01-01

290

A revised nomenclature for allergy. An EAACI position statement from the EAACI nomenclature task force.  

PubMed

This report has been prepared by an EAACI task force representing the five EAACI Sections and the EAACI Executive Committee composed of specialists that reflect the broad opinion on allergy expressed by various clinical and basic specialties dealing with allergy. The aim of this report is to propose a revised nomenclature for allergic and related reactions that can be used independently of target organ or patient age group. The nomenclature is based on the present knowledge of the mechanisms which initiate and mediate allergic reactions. However, the intention has not been to revise the nomenclature of nonallergic hypersensitivity. PMID:11551246

Johansson, S G; Hourihane, J O; Bousquet, J; Bruijnzeel-Koomen, C; Dreborg, S; Haahtela, T; Kowalski, M L; Mygind, N; Ring, J; van Cauwenberge, P; van Hage-Hamsten, M; Wüthrich, B

2001-09-01

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Oil-Spill Risk-Assessment Task Force report. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Oil Spill Risk Assessment Task Force was asked to analyze all potential impacts of exploratory drilling operations on south Florida coastal and marine resources. The report deals with information on the likelihood of an oil spill occurring during exploration activities; existing and planned physical oceanographic information necessary to understand the major current regimes in the south Florida area; the Department of the Interior Oil Spill Risk Analysis Model and other oil-spill probability models; and measures available to mitigate oil-spill risks.

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1989-10-01

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Executive summary of European Task Force document on diagnostic tools in rhinology.  

PubMed

This Executive Summary of the EAACI Task Force document on Diagnostic Tools in Rhinology provides the readers with an over- view of the currently available tools for diagnosis of nasal and sino-nasal disease, published in full version in the first issue of Clini- cal and Translational Allergy. A panel of European experts in the field of Rhinology have contributed to this consensus document on Diagnostic Tools in Rhinology. Important issues related to history taking, clinical examination and additional investigative tools for evaluation of the severity of nasal and sinonasal disease are briefly highlighted in this executive summary. PMID:23181247

Hellings, P W; Scadding, G; Alobid, I; Bachert, C; Fokkens, W J; Gerth van Wijk, R; Gevaerts, P; Guilemany, J; Kalogjera, L; Lund, V J; Mullol, J; Passalacqua, G; Toskala, E; van Drunen, C M

2012-12-01

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Markle Foundation: The Task Force on National Security in the Information Age  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The main feature of this Web site is the report titled "Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age," released in October 2002. It examines how to effectively use information technology to collect and analyze information pertinent to national security. The report states that current government practices are insufficient in this area, and it is laden with recommendations for improving the situation. The task force's final findings and views are expressed in the first part of the report, some analyses of various working groups are given in the second part, and the final part is a collection of background research articles. Other sections of the site mainly constitute supporting documents for the report.

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77 FR 3373 - Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force On Travel and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...remains secure while increasing travel and tourism to the United States...statistics on visa processes in key travel and tourism markets, and entry times into the United States. Sec. 3. Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness. (a) A...

2012-01-24

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78 FR 10636 - Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women; Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women; Meeting AGENCY: Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice. ACTION...Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women(hereinafter ``the Task Force'')....

2013-02-14

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Decision Support Infrastructure at the University of Kansas: Report and Recommendations, Knowledge Management Infrastructure Definition Task Force  

E-print Network

for such a data management program, the Knowledge Management Infrastructure Definition Task Force was created in February 2000 and charged with defining the guiding principles of building and maintaining the University of Kansas KM infrastructure, outlining...

Pace, Cheryl; Cherland, Ryan; Spangler, Ron; Underwood, Bob; Warner, Beth Forrest

2000-10-01

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: An evidence-based prevention resource for nurse practitioners  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To describe the work of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and to encourage nurse practitioners (NPs) to use its evidence-based recommendations for clinical preventive services. Sources: Evidence reports, recommendation statements, and journal articles published under the auspices of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force since its establishment in 1984. Conclusions: A core competency for NPs working in primary

Tricia Trinite; Carol Loveland-Cherry; Lucy Marion

2009-01-01

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Young Children and the Arts: Making Creative Connections. A Report of the Task Force on Children's Learning and the Arts: Birth to Age Eight.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Children's Learning and the Arts: Birth to Age Eight guides the development of arts-based early childhood programs and resources, and links the arts to the literacy of young children. This document presents examples of activities, programs, research, and resources that exemplify each of three guiding principles related to: the…

Goldhawk, Sara

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Chicago, Illinois, October 29, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Meeting. Report of the Proceedings (Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 27, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Executive Session. Report of the Proceedings (Atlanta, Georgia, March 3, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 7, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 22, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Executive Session. Report of the Proceedings (Washington, D.C., May 24, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Kansas City, Missouri, December 1, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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EULAR recommendations for the management of knee osteoarthritis: report of a task force of the Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutic Trials (ESCISIT)  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUNDOsteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease encountered throughout Europe. A task force for the EULAR Standing Committee for Clinical Trials met in 1998 to determine the methodological and logistical approach required for the development of evidence based guidelines for treatment of knee OA. The guidelines were restricted to cover all currently available treatments for knee OA diagnosed either

A Pendleton; N Arden; M Dougados; M Doherty; B Bannwarth; J W J Bijlsma; F Cluzeau; C Cooper; P A Dieppe; K-P Günther; H J Hauselmann; G Herrero-Beaumont; P M Kaklamanis; B Leeb; M Lequesne; S Lohmander; B Mazieres; E-M Mola; K Pavelka; U Serni; B Swoboda; A A Verbruggen; G Weseloh; I Zimmermann-Gorska

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Baltimore, Maryland, May 4, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Is the Go/No-Go Lexical Decision Task Preferable to the Yes/No Task with Developing Readers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lexical decision task is probably the most common laboratory visual word identification task together with the naming task. In the usual setup, participants need to press the "yes" button when the stimulus is a word and the "no" button when the stimulus is not a word. A number of studies have employed this task with developing readers;…

Moret-Tatay, Carmen; Perea, Manuel

2011-01-01

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T.M. Biewer, April 4th, 2003 US/EU Transport Task Force Meeting, Madison, WI Edge Impurity Ion Velocity and  

E-print Network

, April 4th, 2003 US/EU Transport Task Force Meeting, Madison, WI Abstract A new spectroscopic diagnosticT.M. Biewer, April 4th, 2003 US/EU Transport Task Force Meeting, Madison, WI Edge Impurity Ion Plasma Physics Laboratory April 4th, 2003 Transport Task Force Meeting Madison, Wisconsin #12;T.M. Biewer

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310

Optimization of Muscle Activity for Task-Level Goals Predicts Complex Changes in Limb Forces across Biomechanical Contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Optimality principles have been proposed as a general framework for understanding motor control in animals and humans largely based on their ability to predict general features movement in idealized motor tasks. However, generalizing these concepts past proof-of-principle to understand the neuromechanical transformation from task-level control to detailed execution-level muscle activity and forces during behaviorally-relevant motor tasks has proved difficult. In

J. Lucas McKay; Lena H. Ting

2012-01-01

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Robot welding process control development task  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The completion of, and improvements made to, the software developed during 1990 for program maintenance on the PC and HEURIKON and transfer to the CYRO, and integration of the Rocketdyne vision software with the CYRO is documented. The new programs were used successfully by NASA, Rocketdyne, and UAH technicians and engineers to create, modify, upload, download, and control CYRO NC programs.

Romine, Peter L.

1992-12-01

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Research Priorities and Plans for the International Space Station - Results of the REMAP Task Force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent events in the International Space Station (ISS) Program have resulted in the necessity to re-examine the research priorities and research plans for future years. Due to both technical and fiscal resource constraints expected on the International Space Station, it is imperative that research priorities be carefully reviewed and clearly articulated. The U.S. President's Budget language for 2003 states that "...NASA will be working with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to engage the scientific community and establish clear high-priority, affordable science objectives with near-term focus on improving scientific productivity. The results of this review will help set the science agenda for Biological and Physical Research that will in turn define how the Space Station is used." In consultation with OSTP and the Office of Management and budget (OMB), NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) is assembling an ad-hoc external advisory committee, the Biological and Physical REsearch MAximization and Prioritization (REMAP) Task Force, which will be under the auspices of the NASA Advisory Council. This paper will describe the outcome of the Task Force and how it will be used to define a roadmap for near and long term Biological and Physical Research objectives. Additionally the paper will discuss the maximization of the International Space Station utilization.

Kicza, M.

2002-01-01

313

14th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies: task force report on antiphospholipid syndrome treatment trends.  

PubMed

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is characterized by vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity occurring in patients with persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). The primary objective of the APS Treatment Trends Task Force, created as part of the 14th International Congress on aPL, was to systematically review the potential future treatment strategies for aPL-positive patients. The task force chose as future clinical research directions: a) determining the necessity for controlled clinical trials in venous thromboembolism with the new oral direct thrombin or anti-factor Xa inhibitors pending the results of the ongoing rivaroxaban in APS (RAPS) trial, and designing controlled clinical trials in other forms of thrombotic APS; b) systematically analyzing the literature as well as aPL/APS registries, and creating specific registries for non-warfarin/heparin anticoagulants; c) increasing recruitment for an ongoing primary thrombosis prevention trial, and designing secondary thrombosis and pregnancy morbidity prevention trials with hydroxychloroquine; d) determining surrogate markers to select patients for statin trials; e) designing controlled studies with rituximab and other anti-B-cell agents; f) designing mechanistic and clinical studies with eculizumab and other complement inhibitors; and g) chemically modifying peptide therapy to improve the half-life and minimize immunogenicity. The report also includes recommendations for clinicians who consider using these agents in difficult-to-manage aPL-positive patients. PMID:24468415

Erkan, Doruk; Aguiar, Cassyanne L; Andrade, Danieli; Cohen, Hannah; Cuadrado, Maria J; Danowski, Adriana; Levy, Roger A; Ortel, Thomas L; Rahman, Anisur; Salmon, Jane E; Tektonidou, Maria G; Willis, Rohan; Lockshin, Michael D

2014-06-01

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Fourth Report of the Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On December 6, 1994, the NASA Administrator, Mr. Daniel Goldin, requested that Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, in his role as the Chairman of the NASA Advisory Council Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions, lead a team composed of several Task Force members and technical advisors' to Russia with the goal of reviewing preparations and readiness for the upcoming international Space Station Phase 1 missions. In his directions to Gen. Stafford, Mr. Goldin requested that the review team focus its initial efforts on safety of flight issues for the following Phase 1A missions: the Soyuz TM-21 mission which will carry U.S. astronaut Dr. Norman Thagard and cosmonauts Lt. Col. Vladimir Dezhurov and Mr. Gennady Strekalov aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the Mir Station; the Mir 18 Main Expedition during which Thagard and his fellow cosmonauts, Dezhurov and Strokalov, will spend approximately three months aboard the Mir Station; the STS-71 Space Shuttle mission which will perform the first Shuttle-Mir docking, carry cosmonauts Col. Anatoly SoloViev and Mr. Nikolai Budarin to the Mir Station, and return Thagard, Dezhurov, and Strekalov to Earth.

1995-01-01

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DOE Task Force meeting on Electrical Breakdown of Insulating Ceramics in a High Radiation Field  

SciTech Connect

This volume contains the abstracts and presentation material from the Research Assistance Task Force Meeting Electrical Breakdown of Insulating Ceramics in a High-Radiation Field.'' The meeting was jointly sponsored by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences and the Office of Fusion Energy of the US Department of Energy in Vail, Colorado, May 28--June 1, 1991. The 26 participants represented expertise in fusion, radiation damage, electrical breakdown, ceramics, and semiconductor and electronic structures. These participants came from universities, industries, national laboratories, and government. The attendees represented eight nations. The Task Force meeting was organized in response to the recent discovery that a combination of temperature, electric field, and radiation for an extended period of time has an unexplained adverse effect in ceramics, termed radiation-enhanced electrical degradation (REED). REED occurs after an incubation period and continues to accelerate with irradiation until the ceramics can no longer be regarded as insulators. It appears that REED is irreversible and the ceramic insulators cannot be readily annealed or otherwise repaired for future services. This effect poses a serious threat for fusion reactors, which require electrical insulators in diagnostic devices, in radio frequency and neutral beam systems, and in magnetic assemblies. The problem of selecting suitable electrical insulating materials in thus far more serious than previously anticipated.

Green, P.H. (comp.) [comp.

1991-08-01

316

Report of the Cost Assessment and Validation Task Force on the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cost Assessment and Validation (CAV) Task Force was established for independent review and assessment of cost, schedule and partnership performance on the International Space Station (ISS) Program. The CAV Task Force has made the following key findings: The International Space Station Program has made notable and reasonable progress over the past four years in defining and executing a very challenging and technically complex effort. The Program size, complexity, and ambitious schedule goals were beyond that which could be reasonably achieved within the $2.1 billion annual cap or $17.4 billion total cap. A number of critical risk elements are likely to have an adverse impact on the International Space Station cost and schedule. The schedule uncertainty associated with Russian implementation of joint Partnership agreements is the major threat to the ISS Program. The Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 budget submission to Congress is not adequate to execute the baseline ISS Program, cover normal program growth, and address the known critical risks. Additional annual funding of between $130 million and $250 million will be required. Completion of ISS assembly is likely to be delayed from one to three years beyond December 2003.

1998-01-01

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Cost Assessment and Validation Task Force on the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cost Assessment and Validation (CAV) Task Force was established for independent review and assessment of cost, schedule and partnership performance on the International Space Station (ISS) Program. The CAV Task Force has made the following key findings: The International Space Station Program has made notable and reasonable progress over the past four years in defining and executing a very challenging and technically complex effort; The Program, size, complexity, and ambitious schedule goals were beyond that which could be reasonably achieved within the $2.1 billion annual cap or $17.4 billion total cap; A number of critical risk elements are likely to have an adverse impact on the International Space Station cost and schedule; The schedule uncertainty associated with Russian implementation of joint Partnership agreements is the major threat to the ISS Program; The Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 budget submission to Congress is not adequate to execute the baseline ISS Program, cover normal program, growth, and address the known critical risks. Additional annual funding of between $130 million and $250 million will be required; and Completion of ISS assembly is likely to be delayed from, one to three years beyond December 2003.

1998-01-01

318

Campus Life and the Development of Postsecondary Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Principles and Practices. [A Report of the] National Task Force on Quality of Services in the Postsecondary Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the needs of postsecondary education students who are deaf or hard of hearing and presents strategies for ensuring educational accessibility to campus services and programs. Part 1 considers general issues which characterize the process of student development in postsecondary education. It closes with the a brief discussion…

Porter, Jeff; Camerlengo, Renee; DePuye, Maggie; Sommer, Mark

319

NCCN Task Force Report: Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapy Selection in the Management of Patients With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia  

PubMed Central

The advent of imatinib has dramatically improved outcomes in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It has become the standard of care for all patients with newly diagnosed chronic-phase CML based on its successful induction of durable responses in most patients. However, its use is complicated by the development of resistance in some patients. Dose escalation might overcome this resistance if detected early. The second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) dasatinib and nilotinib provide effective therapeutic options for managing patients resistant or intolerant to imatinib. Recent studies have shown that dasatinib and nilotinib provide quicker and potentially better responses than standard-dose imatinib when used as a first-line treatment. The goal of therapy for patients with CML is the achievement of a complete cytogenetic response, and eventually a major molecular response, to prevent disease progression to accelerated or blast phase. Selecting the appropriate TKI depends on many factors, including disease phase, primary or secondary resistance to TKI, the agent’s side effect profile and its relative effectiveness against BCR-ABL mutations, and the patient’s tolerance to therapy. In October 2010, NCCN organized a task force consisting of a panel of experts from NCCN Member Institutions with expertise in the management of patients with CML to discuss these issues. This report provides recommendations regarding the selection of TKI therapy for the management of patients with CML based on the evaluation of available published clinical data and expert opinion among the task force members. PMID:21335443

O'Brien, Susan; Berman, Ellin; Moore, Joseph O.; Pinilla-Ibarz, Javier; Radich, Jerald P.; Shami, Paul J.; Smith, B. Douglas; Snyder, David S.; Sundar, Hema M.; Talpaz, Moshe; Wetzler, Meir

2014-01-01

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First reports evaluating the effectiveness of strategies for preventing violence: early childhood home visitation. Findings from the Task Force on Community Preventive Services.  

PubMed

Early childhood home visitation programs are those in which parents and children are visited in their home during the child's first 2 years of life by trained personnel who provide some combination of the following: information, support, or training regarding child health, development, and care. Home visitation has been used for a wide range of objectives, including improvement of the home environment, family development, and prevention of child behavior problems. The Task Force on Community Preventive Services (the Task Force) conducted a systematic review of scientific evidence concerning the effectiveness of early childhood home visitation for preventing several forms of violence: violence by the visited child against self or others; violence against the child (i.e., maltreatment [abuse or neglect]); other violence by the visited parent; and intimate partner violence. On the basis of strong evidence of effectiveness, the Task Force recommends early childhood home visitation for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Task Force found insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of early childhood home visitation in preventing violence by visited children, violence by visited parents (other than child abuse and neglect), or intimate partner violence in visited families. (Note that insufficient evidence to determine effectiveness should not be interpreted as evidence of ineffectiveness.) No studies of home visitation evaluated suicide as an outcome. This report provides additional information regarding the findings, briefly describes how the reviews were conducted, and provides information that can help in applying the recommended intervention locally. PMID:14566220

Hahn, Robert A; Bilukha, Oleg O; Crosby, Alex; Fullilove, Mindy T; Liberman, Akiva; Moscicki, Eve K; Snyder, Susan; Tuma, Farris; Schofield, Amanda; Corso, Phaedra S; Briss, Peter

2003-10-01

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Mayor's Task Force on Improving Access to Primary Care in Boston  

E-print Network

This document is the embodiment of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s vision, leadership, and staunch commitment to improving primary care access in Boston. Paula Johnson, M.D., chair of the Boston Public Health Commission board, took the mayor’s charge and skillfully shepherded the process through its conclusion. BPHC Board members Hortensia Amaro, Ruth Ellen Fitch, and Celia Wcislo provided invaluable guidance. This report is the culmination of the efforts of many, including members of the Task Force and Working Groups, Commission board members, and BPHC staff. The working groups were co-chaired by Bruce Auerbach, MD, Larry Culpepper, MD, Thomas Lee, MD, Robert Mandel, MD, Bill Walczak, and Ellen Zane.

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Report of the Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In October 1992, Russia and the U.S. agreed to conduct a fundamentally new program of human cooperation in space. This original 'Shuttle-Mir' project encompassed combined astronaut-cosmonaut activities on the Shuttle, Soyuz, and Mir spacecraft. At that time, the project was limited to: the STS-60 Shuttle mission, which was completed in February 1994 and carried the first Russian cosmonaut; the planned March 1995 Soyuz 18 launch which will carry a U.S. astronaut to the Mir space station for a three month mission; and the STS-71 Shuttle mission which is scheduled to rendezvous and dock with the Mir space station in June 1995. The Task Force's specific recommendations are given.

1994-01-01

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ACR white paper on teleradiology practice: a report from the Task Force on Teleradiology Practice.  

PubMed

Teleradiology services are now embedded into the workflow of many radiology practices in the United States, driven largely by an expanding corporate model of services. This has brought opportunities and challenges to both providers and recipients of teleradiology services and has heightened the need to create best-practice guidelines for teleradiology to ensure patient primacy. To this end, the ACR Task Force on Teleradiology Practice has created this white paper to update the prior ACR communication on teleradiology and discuss the current and possible future state of teleradiology in the United States. This white paper proposes comprehensive best-practice guidelines for the practice of teleradiology, with recommendations offered regarding future actions. PMID:23684535

Silva, Ezequiel; Breslau, Jonathan; Barr, Robert M; Liebscher, Lawrence A; Bohl, Michael; Hoffman, Thomas; Boland, Giles W L; Sherry, Cynthia; Kim, Woojin; Shah, Samir S; Tilkin, Mike

2013-08-01

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Toward a New Definition of Employability. Report by the North Central Indiana Workforce Literacy Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Central Indiana Workplace Literacy Initiative seeks to develop a curriculum management system addressing work force literacy needs and a coordinated human resource investment system meeting individual economic self-sufficiency needs and labor market needs. The workplace of the future will contain six key changes: employers will require…

Center for Remediation Design, Washington, DC.

325

Robust versus optimal strategies for two-alternative forced choice tasks  

PubMed Central

It has been proposed that animals and humans might choose a speed-accuracy tradeoff that maximizes reward rate. For this utility function the simple drift-diffusion model of two-alternative forced-choice tasks predicts a parameter-free optimal performance curve that relates normalized decision times to error rates under varying task conditions. However, behavioral data indicate that only ? 30% of subjects achieve optimality, and here we investigate the possibility that, in allowing for uncertainties, subjects might exercise robust strategies instead of optimal ones. We consider two strategies in which robustness is achieved by relinquishing performance: maximin and robust-satisficing. The former supposes maximization of guaranteed performance under a presumed level of uncertainty; the latter assumes that subjects require a critical performance level and maximize the level of uncertainty under which it can be guaranteed. These strategies respectively yield performance curves parameterized by presumed uncertainty level and required performance. Maximin performance curves for uncertainties in response-to-stimulus interval match data for the lower-scoring 70% of subjects well, and are more likely to explain it than robust-satisficing or alternative optimal performance curves that emphasize accuracy. For uncertainties in signal-to-noise ratio, neither maximin nor robust-satisficing performance curves adequately describe the data. We discuss implications for decisions under uncertainties, and suggest further behavioral assays. PMID:23180885

Zacksenhouse, M.; Bogacz, R.; Holmes, P.

2012-01-01

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Presidential Task Force on Space Industry Workforce & Economic Development  

E-print Network

of the Office of Management and Budget, National Intelligence, the Office of Science and Technology Policy Charles F. Bolden Jr., Administrator of NASA Members Department of Defense Department of Labor Department Advisers Office of Management and Budget Small Business Administration Director of National Intelligence

Christian, Eric

327

Symptom and Toxicity Drug Development Task Force (DDTF)  

Cancer.gov

The DDTF was formed by the NCI Symptom Management and Quality of Life Steering Committee (SxQOL SC) in response to a lack of agents for amelioration of cancer treatment-related toxicity and cancer-related symptoms. Its purpose is to increase the availability of biologically plausible, pharmacologic interventions for clinical trial assessment that have the potential to reduce cancer treatment-related toxicity or cancer disease-related symptoms.

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Digital Collection Development Plan Task Force Final Report  

E-print Network

Harrison Dekker Gail Ford Bernie Hurley David de Lorenzo Barclay Ogden Margaret Phillips Teresa Stanton Guidelines for Selecting and Licensing Digital Materials 34 E. Criteria to Purchase Print Journals 35 F

California at Berkeley, University of

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Electromyogram and force fluctuation during different linearly varying isometric motor tasks.  

PubMed

The purpose of this work was to verify if deviation from the mirror-like behaviour of the motor units activation strategy (MUAS) and de-activation strategy (MUDS) and the degree of the error of the motor control system, during consecutive linearly increasing-decreasing isometric tension tasks, depend on the maximum reached tension and/or on the rate of tension changes. In 12 male subjects the surface EMG and force produced by the first dorsal interosseus activity were recorded during two (a and b) trapezoid isometric contractions with different plateau (a: 50% maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) and b: 100% MVC) and rate of tension changes (a: 6.7% MVC/s and b: 13.3% MVC/s) during up-going (UGR) and down-going (DGR) ramps. Ten steps (ST) 6s long at 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90% MVC were also recorded. The root mean square (RMS) and mean frequency (MF) from EMG and the relative error of actual force output with respect to the target (% ERR) were computed. The EMG-RMS/% MVC and EMG-MF/% MVC relationships were not overlapped when the ST and DGR as well as the UGR and DGR data were compared. The % ERR/% MVC relationships during a and b contractions differed from ST data only below 20% MVC. It can be concluded that MUAS and MUDS are not mirroring one each other because MU recruitment or de-recruitment threshold may be influenced by the maximum effort and by the % MVC/s of UGR and DGR. The role of MUs mechanical and/or central nervous system hysteresis on force decrement control is discussed. PMID:20395156

Orizio, C; Baruzzi, E; Gaffurini, P; Diemont, B; Gobbo, M

2010-08-01

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Toward a State of Esteem. The Final Report of the California Task Force to Promote Self-esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the final report of a California Task Force created to promote self-esteem and personal responsibility. It begins with an executive summary listing key principles of the task force and providing recommendations and discussions in each of six major areas upon which the report focuses. The next section presents the task

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

331

Pharmacy Faculty Workplace Issues: Findings From the 2009-2010 COD-COF Joint Task Force on Faculty Workforce  

PubMed Central

Many factors contribute to the vitality of an individual faculty member, a department, and an entire academic organization. Some of the relationships among these factors are well understood, but many questions remain unanswered. The Joint Task Force on Faculty Workforce examined the literature on faculty workforce issues, including the work of previous task forces charged by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). We identified and focused on 4 unique but interrelated concepts: organizational culture/climate, role of the department chair, faculty recruitment and retention, and mentoring. Among all 4 resides the need to consider issues of intergenerational, intercultural, and gender dynamics. This paper reports the findings of the task force and proffers specific recommendations to AACP and to colleges and schools of pharmacy. PMID:21769139

Peirce, Gretchen L.; Crabtree, Brian L.; Acosta, Daniel; Early, Johnnie L.; Kishi, Donald T.; Nobles-Knight, Dolores; Webster, Andrew A.

2011-01-01

332

Model transparency and validation: a report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force-7.  

PubMed

Trust and confidence are critical to the success of health care models. There are two main methods for achieving this: transparency (people can see how the model is built) and validation (how well it reproduces reality). This report describes recommendations for achieving transparency and validation, developed by a task force appointed by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM). Recommendations were developed iteratively by the authors. A nontechnical description should be made available to anyone-including model type and intended applications; funding sources; structure; inputs, outputs, other components that determine function, and their relationships; data sources; validation methods and results; and limitations. Technical documentation, written in sufficient detail to enable a reader with necessary expertise to evaluate the model and potentially reproduce it, should be made available openly or under agreements that protect intellectual property, at the discretion of the modelers. Validation involves face validity (wherein experts evaluate model structure, data sources, assumptions, and results), verification or internal validity (check accuracy of coding), cross validity (comparison of results with other models analyzing same problem), external validity (comparing model results to real-world results), and predictive validity (comparing model results with prospectively observed events). The last two are the strongest form of validation. Each section of this paper contains a number of recommendations that were iterated among the authors, as well as the wider modeling task force jointly set up by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and the Society for Medical Decision Making. PMID:22990088

Eddy, David M; Hollingworth, William; Caro, J Jaime; Tsevat, Joel; McDonald, Kathryn M; Wong, John B

2012-01-01

333

Spanning the Chasm: Corporate and Academic Cooperation To Improve Work-Force Preparation. Task Force on High-Performance Work and Workers: The Academic Connection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, conducted by a task force that interviewed corporate and campus officials at 10 corporations and 12 universities and colleges during 1994-96, examined how well undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the United States are being prepared to meet the demands of the modern high-performance workplace. The study found…

Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC.

334

A Report of the Task Force on Career Competencies in Oral Communication Skills for Community College Students Seeking Immediate Entry into the Work Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports the results of a Speech Communication Association Task Force investigating communication skills needed by community college graduates. Summarizes relevant literature and survey results from state instructional offices and community college committee members in various occupational areas. Findings indicate a strong need for group…

Muchmore, John; Galvin, Kathleen

1983-01-01

335

Explaining Purportedly Irrational Behavior by Modeling Skepticism in Task Parameters: An Example Examining Confidence in Forced-Choice Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many purported demonstrations of irrational behavior rely on the assumption that participants believe key task parameters that are merely asserted by experimenters. For example, previous researchers have found that participants who first reported confidence in items presented in a yes-no format did not change confidence to the degree prescribed by…

McKenzie, Craig R. M.; Wixted, John T.; Noelle, David C.

2004-01-01

336

Development of an exoskeleton haptic interface for virtual task training  

Microsoft Academic Search

An exoskeleton haptic interface is developed for functional training in virtual environments. A composite control scheme enables a variety of tasks to be implemented, and a ¿Qt¿ graphics library is used to generate the virtual environment for the haptic interface at the hand and graphical user interfaces for input and telemetry. Inter-process communications convert telemetry from the exoskeleton into motion

Craig R. Carignan; Jonathan Tang; Stephen N. Roderick

2009-01-01

337

[Environmental investigation of ground water contamination at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio]. Volume 4, Health and Safety Plan (HSP); Phase 1, Task 4 Field Investigation report: Draft  

SciTech Connect

This Health and Safety Plan (HSP) was developed for the Environmental Investigation of Ground-water Contamination Investigation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, based on the projected scope of work for the Phase 1, Task 4 Field Investigation. The HSP describes hazards that may be encountered during the investigation, assesses the hazards, and indicates what type of personal protective equipment is to be used for each task performed. The HSP also addresses the medical monitoring program, decontamination procedures, air monitoring, training, site control, accident prevention, and emergency response.

Not Available

1991-10-01

338

Development of additional tasks for the executive function performance test.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE. The Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT) is a reliable and valid performance-based assessment of executive function for people with stroke. The objective of this study was to enhance the clinical utility of the EFPT by developing and testing additional tasks for the EFPT in the Alternate EFPT (aEFPT). METHOD. We performed a cross-sectional study with poststroke participants (n = 25) and healthy control participants (n = 25). All participants completed a neuropsychological assessment battery and both the EFPT and the aEFPT. RESULTS. No statistically significant differences were found between the EFPT and the aEFPT when examining total scores, construct scores, and two overall task scores. Correlations between the aEFPT and the neuropsychological measures were adequate to strong (r2s = .59-.83). CONCLUSION. The aEFPT tasks are comparable to the original EFPT tasks, providing occupational therapy practitioners with additional tasks that can be used clinically to identify performance-based executive function deficits in people with stroke. PMID:25397771

Hahn, Bridget; Baum, Carolyn; Moore, Jennifer; Ehrlich-Jones, Linda; Spoeri, Susan; Doherty, Meghan; Wolf, Timothy J

2014-01-01

339

Modulation of motor unit firing rates during a complex sinusoidal force task in young and older adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knight CA, Kamen G. Modulation of motor unit firing rates during a complex sinusoidal force task in young and older adults. J Appl Physiol 102: 122-129, 2007. First published September 7, 2006; doi:10.1152\\/japplphysiol.00455.2006.—This study compared motor unit rate coding and muscular force control in the first dorsal interosseous muscle of older (n 11, mean 72.3 yr) and young (n 12,

Christopher A. Knight; Gary Kamen

2006-01-01

340

Development of a light force accelerometer  

E-print Network

In this work, the feasibility of a light force accelerometer was experimentally demonstrated. The light force accelerometer is an optical inertial sensor which uses focused laser light to levitate and trap glass microspheres ...

Butts, David LaGrange

2008-01-01

341

ESHRE task force on ethics and Law22: preimplantation genetic diagnosis.  

PubMed

This Task Force document discusses some relatively unexplored ethical issues involved in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). The document starts from the wide consensus that PGD is ethically acceptable if aimed at helping at-risk couples to avoid having a child with a serious disorder. However, if understood as a limit to acceptable indications for PGD, this 'medical model' may turn out too restrictive. The document discusses a range of possible requests for PGD that for different reasons fall outwith the accepted model and argues that instead of rejecting those requests out of hand, they need to be independently assessed in the light of ethical criteria. Whereas, for instance, there is no good reason for rejecting PGD in order to avoid health problems in a third generation (where the second generation would be healthy but faced with burdensome reproductive choices if wanting to have children), using PGD to make sure that one's child will have the same disorder or handicap as its parents, is ethically unacceptable. PMID:24927929

De Wert, G; Dondorp, W; Shenfield, F; Devroey, P; Tarlatzis, B; Barri, P; Diedrich, K; Provoost, V; Pennings, G

2014-08-01

342

January 2004 update on the SEMI standards task force on photomask qualification terminology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents the "2003" update of the SEMI Standards Task Force on Mask Qualification Terminology, covering of the progress made since the BACUS Photomask 2002 Symposium. The focus of the past 2 years has been on terminology for two-dimensional mask metrology. The main contents of the document is discussed, including the general approach for 2D qualification based on area assessment, together with its application to corner rounding, line-end shortening, contact hole measurement. The concept used is the same as used for the 1D terminology in the published proposed standard PR007-00-0302 [1]: together with a definition, mandatory and optional information are listed to minimize the ambiguity in a quality assessment result; distinction is made between true and measured value. The work also suggests how to take into account the actual 1D quality to deliver 2D assessment results that can be compared to those of other mask fabrication processes, for example in benchmarking exercises, and how overlay between nominal and actual features can be controlled. In Q2 of 2003 a survey has been issued, with the main intention to quantify the interest in the achieved result of this work and help to determine the further steps of the initiative. The feedback obtained through this survey is discussed. The first results of defining phase shift terminology are also presented.

Jonckheere, Rik M.

2004-06-01

343

Report of the Defense Science Board task force on military system applications of superconductors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Task Force found a number of superconductivity applications that could result in significant new military capabilities, including electronics and high power applications. In particular, superconducting materials could enable significant military improvements in: Magnetic Field Sensors with greatly increased sensitivity for improved detection and identification capability; Passive Microwave and Millimeter-wave Components enabling increased detection range and discrimination in clutter; Staring Infrared Focal Plane Array sensors incorporating superconducting electronics permitting significant range and sensitivity increases over current scanning IR sensors; Wideband Analog and Ultra-Fast Digital Signal Processing for radar and optical sensors; High Power Motors and Generators for ship and aircraft propulsion leading to: decreased displacement; drive system flexibility; increased range; or longer endurance on station; Magnets/Energy Storage for high power microwave, millimeter-wave or optical generators (e.g., free electron laser); capability for powering quiet propulsion systems; Electro-Magnetic Launchers capable of launching hypervelocity projectiles for antiarmor weapons and close-in ship defense weapons; and Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Propulsion enabling ultra quiet drives for submarines, torpedoes, and surface ships.

1988-10-01

344

Undergraduate Assessment Efforts in Arizona's Universities: A Status Report to the Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of visits by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems to Arizona's three public universities to observe the status of institutional effort to assess the quality of undergraduate education are presented as a working paper in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and…

Ewell, Peter T.

345

Report of Task Force II: Best Practices in the Use of Medical Imaging Techniques in Clinical Trials  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are few explicit guidelines governing how independent imaging core laboratories should operate or manage the procedures they use to support clinical trials of investigational new drugs. This task force was charged with harmonizing, and in some cases standardizing, the operating procedures that are used to analyze images by central laboratories. A group of about twenty-five imaging professionals worked to

Robert Ford; P. David Mozley

2008-01-01

346

Task Force Report to Provost Karen Hanson on the Proposed Creation of a New College Consisting of CBS and CFANS  

E-print Network

Knight Professor and Head, Cargill Chair in Systems Biology of Human Metabolism; Professor, Department Institute Scott Lanyon, Professor and Department Head, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; Task Force Co-Chair Gary Muehlbauer, Distinguished McKnight Professor and Head, Plant Biology

Weiblen, George D

347

Partners in Economic Growth: High Technology Industry and Postsecondary Education. The Report of the Task Force on High Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis is presented of the adequacy of Saskatchewan's technical institutes to satisfy the skilled labor needs of the emergent high technology industry. After section 1 summarizes the recommendations of the Task Force appointed to study the issue, section 2 offers a definition of "high technology" industries, looks at the effects of high…

Saskatchewan Dept. of Advanced Education and Manpower, Saskatoon.

348

77 FR 6822 - Second Hearing of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...members about the issue of children's exposure to violence...invited guests on the impact of children's exposure to violence...the Task Force on describing children's exposure to violence in...and a discussion on the structure of the final report....

2012-02-09

349

Compilation of reports prepared for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management  

SciTech Connect

This report contains reports prepared for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management, from experts in the United States. The contents of the report focus mainly on public opinion, and government policies as perceived by the public.

Not Available

1993-11-01

350

Our Families, Our Children: The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force Report on Quality Child Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force documented anecdotal evidence of homophobia in child care and school age communities, including: (1) refusal to accept children from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families into child care; (2) biased attitudes expressed to children when they speak about their families; and (3) demonstrated…

Dispenza, Mary

351

The Information Infrastructure: Reaching Society's Goals. A Report of the Information Infrastructure Task Force Committee on Applications and Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for public comment and discussion, this document is the second volume of papers in which the Information Infrastructure Task Force has attempted to articulate in clear terms, with sufficient detail, how improvements in the National Information Infrastructure (NII) can help meet other social goals. These are not plans to be enacted, but…

National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.

352

Engineering Analysis of Strong-motion Data Recorded During German Task Force Missions To Turkey (1998-2000)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Obviously, structural damage caused by strong earthquakes can not only be attributed to defects in design or construction, but rather the widely discussed phenomenon of local site effects has to be considered as well. In the last decade extensive strong-motion measurements were carried out by the reconnaissance team of the German TaskForce for Earthquakes. Missions to Turkey in 1998 (Adana,

J. Schwarz; C. Ende; J. Habenberger; D. H. Lang; M. Raschke

2002-01-01

353

Resource Sharing at the University Libraries, University of Colorado, Boulder. A Report of the Resource Sharing Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of five working groups established as part of a collection analysis project at the University of Colorado, Boulder (UCB), the Task Force on Resource Sharing was organized in order to determine the University Libraries' current purpose and practice in resource sharing and to recommend directions for the future. Their report is presented in…

Boucher, Virginia; And Others

354

78 FR 66902 - Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CST-- Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. CST. ADDRESSES: El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel...2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. CST before the Task Force. The number of...

2013-11-07

355

Sectoral Skills Needs: The Role of Universities. Task Force on Labour Market Issues: Office for Partnerships for Advanced Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report analyzes the role of the Task Force on Labour Market Issues of the Council of Ontario Universities in meeting industry skill needs, focusing particularly on three sectors: biotechnology, culture, and software/information technology. Also included are the findings of an earlier study on the skill needs and training requirements in the…

Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.

356

Task Force on Undergraduate Retention and Graduation In A Science and Technology Reseach University for the 21st  

E-print Network

Commission on Higher Education, retention and graduation issues play a significant role. The significance students in half by 2015. In New Jersey, The Report of the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education Education notes that "a surprising number of students entering New Jersey's institutions of higher education

Bieber, Michael

357

A Survey of Telecommunications Technology. Part I. President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Staff Paper One, Part I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A staff paper submitted to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy surveys the range of present and future innovations in communications techniques, assesses their feasibility and costs, and projects the rate and manner in which they will be deployed in the future. In general, the many technological possibilities--including…

Rostow, Eugene V.

358

The Challenge: Latinos in a Changing California. The Report of the University of California SCR 43 Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a report from a task force composed of scholars, professionals, and community leaders to the State of California and the University of California (UC) addressing issues affecting Latinos in California. The following major recommendations are discussed: (1) continuing research must be undertaken concerning dynamic changes and…

California Univ., Riverside. Consortium on Mexico and the United States.

359

Final Report of the National Black Health Providers Task Force on High Blood Pressure Education and Control.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the final report of National Black Health Providers Task Force (NBHPTF) on High Blood Pressure Education and Control. The first chapter of the report recounts the history of the NBHPTF and its objectives. In the second chapter epidemiological evidence is presented to demonstrate the need for a suggested 20 year plan aimed at controlling…

Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.

360

Interreliance: An Energy Awareness Project for the Community Colleges. A Report of the Task Force on Energy Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the activities and recommendations of the Chancellor's Energy Task Force, which was established to give emphasis and direction to systemwide energy education efforts within the Hawaii community colleges. Part I describes the activities of the Energy Conservation on Campus Committee, which resulted in campuswide plans to…

Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of the Chancellor for Community Colleges.

361

Research on Youth in an Age of Complexity: The Rockefeller Youth Task Force and Daniel Yankelovich, 1965-1975  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The period between 1965 and 1975 encompasses important events associated with the peak of the youth movement in the 1960s and its demise in the 1970s. The period was an "age of complexity" according to Daniel Yankelovich, a social scientist hired by John D. Rockefeller 3rd's Youth Task Force to study the wave of protests that Rockefeller felt…

Richardson, Theresa M.

2008-01-01

362

A Survey of Telecommunications Technology. Part II. President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Staff Paper One, Part II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document contains the final four appendices to a staff paper submitted to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy. "The Digital Loop" describes changes in urban telecommunications which are predicted for 1970-80, considering three possible systems: paired wires with single analog signals (present telephones), coaxial cables with…

Rostow, Eugene V.

363

Prepared Statement Before the Senate Democratic Task Force on Tobacco, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Chairman  

E-print Network

Prepared Statement Before the Senate Democratic Task Force on Tobacco, Sen. Kent Conrad (D of cigarettes as well as the profits of cigarette manufacturers during 1997­2006 under three different policy scenarios: (a) enactment during 1998 of the proposed National Tobacco Policy and Youth Smoking Reduction Act

Gabrieli, John

364

Engineering development of selective agglomeration: Task 6, Operation of the Component Development Test Facility  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this report is to summarize the component development and laboratory binder test work at Wilsonville during Task 6. This Task included the construction and startup of the Component Development Test Facility (CDTF), coal procurement, evaluation of unit operation and dewatering performance, laboratory binder tests for diesel and heptane, production characterization, and vendor tests. Data evaluation, interpretation, and analysis are not included in this report, but will be discussed in the Task 7 report.

Not Available

1991-09-01

365

Using Students' Design Tasks to Develop Scientific Abilities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To help students develop the scientific abilities desired in the 21st century workplace, four different types of student design tasksâobservation, verification, application, and investigation experimentsâhave been developed and implemented in our calculus-based introductory courses. Students working in small groups are engaged in designing and conducting their own experiments to observe some physical phenomena, test a physical principle, build a real-life device, solve a complex problem, or conduct an open-inquiry investigation. A preliminary study has shown that, probed by a performance-based task, the identified scientific abilities are more explicitly demonstrated by design-lab students than non-design lab students. In this paper, detailed examples of the design tasks and assessment results will be reported.

Zou, Xueli

2009-06-24

366

Defense Waste Processing Facility: Report of task force on options to mitigate the effect of nitrite on DWPF operations. Savannah River Site 200-S Area  

SciTech Connect

The possibility of accumulating ammonium nitrate (an explosive) as well as organic compounds in the DWPF Chemical Processing Cell Vent System was recently discovered. A task force was therefore organized to examine ways to avoid this potential hazard. Of thirty-two processing/engineering options screened, the task force recommended five options, deemed to have the highest technical certainty, for detailed development and evaluation: Radiolysis of nitrite in the tetraphenylborate precipitate slurry feed in a new corrosion-resistant facility. Construction of a Late Washing Facility for precipitate washing before transfer to the DWPF; ``Just-in-Time`` precipitation; Startup Workaround by radiolysis of nitrite in the existing corrosion-resistant Pump Pit tanks; Ammonia venting and organics separation in the DWPF; and, Estimated costs and schedules are included in this report.

Randall, D. [ed.; Marek, J.C.

1992-03-01

367

Current Status and Tasks in Development of Cable Recycling Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper shows current status and tasks in development of cable recycling technology and it’s items to be solved. Electric cable recycle system has been activated especially for copper conductor recycle in Japan. Previously removed cable coverings materials were mainly land filled. But landfill capacity is decreased and limited in recent years, at the same time, recycle technology was highly developed. A cable recycle technology has 4 tasks. (1) Applying new high efficiency separation system instead of electrostatic and gravity methods to classify mixed various kind of plastics materials including recently developed ecological material (ex PE, PVC, Rubber), (2) Removing heavy metal, especially lead from PVC material, (3) Treatment of optical glass fiber core, which has possibility going to be harmful micro particles, and (4) Establishment of social recycle system for electric wire and cable. Taking action for these tasks shall be proceeded under environmentally sensitive technology together with local government, user, manufacturer, and waste-disposal company on cost performance basis.

Ezure, Takashi; Goto, Kazuhiko

368

Beryllium Health and Safety Committee Data Reporting Task Force White Paper #2 -- Uses of Uncensored Data  

SciTech Connect

On December 8, 1999, the Department of Energy (DOE) published Title 10 CFR 850 (hereafter referred to as the Rule) to establish a chronic beryllium disease prevention program (CBDPP) to: (1) reduce the number of workers currently exposed to beryllium in the course of their work at DOE facilities managed by DOE or its contractors; (2) minimize the levels of, and potential for, exposure to beryllium; and (3) establish medical surveillance requirements to ensure early detection of the disease. On January 4, 2001, DOE issued DOE G 440.1-7A, Implementation Guide for use with 10 CFR 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program, to assist line managers in meeting their responsibilities for implementing the CBDPP. That guide describes methods and techniques that DOE considers acceptable in complying with the Rule. In 2005 a draft DOE Technical Standard ''Management of Items and Areas Containing Low Levels of Beryllium'' (SAFT 0103; hereafter referred to as the ''TS'') was circulated for comment (http://www.hss.energy.gov/NuclearSafety/techstds/tsdrafts/saft-0103.pdf). DOE technical standards are voluntary consensus standards developed when industry standards do not exist (see http://www.hss.energy.gov/NuclearSafety/techstds/index.html for more information). DOE does not require its field elements to implement DOE technical standards, but field elements may choose to adopt these standards to meet specific needs. This beryllium TS is intended to provide best practices and lessons learned for manageing items and areas that contain low levels of beryllium, which has been a costly and technically challenging component of CBDPPs. The TS is also intended to provide guidance for determining if the Rule's housekeeping and release criteria are met. On challenge the TS addressed was the statistical interpretation of data sets with non-detected results, a topic for which no strong consensus exists. Among the many comments on the draft TS was a suggestion that certain of the statistical comparisons described in the TS could be better implemented if analytical results, even when below a reporting limit, were to be reported by analytical laboratories. See Appendix 1 for a review of terminology related to reporting limits. The Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (BHSC) formed a Sampling and Analysis Subcommittee (SAS) in 2003. The SAS established a working group on accreditation and reporting limits. By 2006 it had become evident that the issues extended to data reporting as a whole. The SAS proposed to the BHSC the formation of a Data Reporting Task Force (DRTF) to consider issues related to data reporting. The BHSC Board agreed, and requested that the DRTF generate a white paper, to be offered by the BHSC to potential interested parties such as the DOE policy office that is responsible for beryllium health and safety policy. It was noted that additional products could include detailed guidance and potentially a journal article in the future. The SAS proposed that DRTF membership represent the affected disciplines (chemists, industrial hygiene professionals and statisticians, and the DOE office that is responsible for beryllium health and safety policy). The BHSC Board decided that DRTF membership should come from DOE sites, since the focus would be on reporting in the context of the TS and the Rule. The DRTF came into existence in late 2006. The DRTF membership includes industrial hygienists, analytical chemists and laboratory managers, members of the regulatory and oversight community, and environmental statisticians. A first White Paper, ''Summary of Issues and Path Forward'', was reviewed by the BHSC in March 2007 and issued by the DRTF in June 2007. It describes the charter of the DRTF, introduces some basic terminology (reproduced here in Appendix 1), lays out the issues the DRTF is expected to address, and describes a path forward for the DRTF's work. This first White Paper is available through the BHSC web site. This White Paper presents recommendations developed by the DRTF following the process laid out in that first White Pap

MacQueen, D H

2007-10-10

369

A questionnaire to assess the relevance and credibility of observational studies to inform health care decision making: an ISPOR-AMCP-NPC Good Practice Task Force report.  

PubMed

Evidence-based health care decisions are best informed by comparisons of all relevant interventions used to treat conditions in specific patient populations. Observational studies are being performed to help fill evidence gaps. Widespread adoption of evidence from observational studies, however, has been limited because of various factors, including the lack of consensus regarding accepted principles for their evaluation and interpretation. Two task forces were formed to develop questionnaires to assist decision makers in evaluating observational studies, with one Task Force addressing retrospective research and the other Task Force addressing prospective research. The intent was to promote a structured approach to reduce the potential for subjective interpretation of evidence and drive consistency in decision making. Separately developed questionnaires were combined into a single questionnaire consisting of 33 items. These were divided into two domains: relevance and credibility. Relevance addresses the extent to which findings, if accurate, apply to the setting of interest to the decision maker. Credibility addresses the extent to which the study findings accurately answer the study question. The questionnaire provides a guide for assessing the degree of confidence that should be placed from observational studies and promotes awareness of the subtleties involved in evaluating those. PMID:24636373

Berger, Marc L; Martin, Bradley C; Husereau, Don; Worley, Karen; Allen, J Daniel; Yang, Winnie; Quon, Nicole C; Mullins, C Daniel; Kahler, Kristijan H; Crown, William

2014-03-01

370

From task force to statute: establishing health sciences libraries in state law as a component of the health care system.  

PubMed Central

This paper describes how Montana librarians successfully incorporated health sciences libraries into the statewide health care resource management plan being developed under 1993 state law. First, a broad-based Montana Task Force for Biomedical Information was formed with funds from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region and the Montana Area Health Education Center. The resulting report reviewed findings from national studies and trends to current state developments and deficiencies. The report was presented to the governor and state legislators in the context of cost-containment measures being considered in the state's health care reform bill. Now Montana law provides that "it is further the policy of the state of Montana that the health care system should ... facilitate universal access to current health sciences information," and "The management plan must include ... identification of the current supply and distribution of ... health sciences library resources and services." This experience highlights the need for health sciences librarians to develop skills in advocacy, lobbying, and networking with other components of the health care industry. PMID:8547901

Holt, M C

1995-01-01

371

Learning Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Government budget constraints had forced the Emergency Dispatch Center (EDC) at a military installation to work with less than the normal number of staff. A Program Proposal was developed previously that had determined that a learning gap existed in the researcher's work environment at a military installation. To counter this gap, Learning Tasks

Baskas, Richard S.

2012-01-01

372

The differential effect of metabolic alkalosis on maximum force and rate of force development during repeated, high-intensity cycling.  

PubMed

The purpose of this investigation was to assess the influence of sodium bicarbonate supplementation on maximal force production, rate of force development (RFD), and muscle recruitment during repeated bouts of high-intensity cycling. Ten male and female (n = 10) subjects completed two fixed-cadence, high-intensity cycling trials. Each trial consisted of a series of 30-s efforts at 120% peak power output (maximum graded test) that were interspersed with 30-s recovery periods until task failure. Prior to each trial, subjects consumed 0.3 g/kg sodium bicarbonate (ALK) or placebo (PLA). Maximal voluntary contractions were performed immediately after each 30-s effort. Maximal force (F max) was calculated as the greatest force recorded over a 25-ms period throughout the entire contraction duration while maximal RFD (RFD max) was calculated as the greatest 10-ms average slope throughout that same contraction. F max declined similarly in both the ALK and PLA conditions, with baseline values (ALK: 1,226 ± 393 N; PLA: 1,222 ± 369 N) declining nearly 295 ± 54 N [95% confidence interval (CI) = 84-508 N; P < 0.006]. RFD max also declined in both trials; however, a differential effect persisted between the ALK and PLA conditions. A main effect of condition was observed across the performance time period, with RFD max on average higher during ALK (ALK: 8,729 ± 1,169 N/s; PLA: 7,691 ± 1,526 N/s; mean difference between conditions 1,038 ± 451 N/s, 95% CI = 17-2,059 N/s; P < 0.048). These results demonstrate a differential effect of alkalosis on maximum force vs. maximum rate of force development during a whole body fatiguing task. PMID:24092691

Siegler, Jason C; Marshall, Paul W M; Raftry, Sean; Brooks, Cristy; Dowswell, Ben; Romero, Rick; Green, Simon

2013-12-01

373

Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force  

PubMed Central

Background This systematic review is an update of evidence since the 2002 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on breast cancer screening. Purpose To determine the effectiveness of mammography screening in decreasing breast cancer mortality among average-risk women age 40 to 49 and 70 and older; the effectiveness of clinical breast examination (CBE) and breast self examination (BSE); and harms of screening. Data Sources Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry and Database of Systematic Reviews (4th Quarter 2008), MEDLINE® (January 2001 to December 2008), reference lists, and Web of Science® for published studies; Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium for screening mammography data. Study Selection Randomized controlled trials with breast cancer mortality outcomes for screening effectiveness; multiple study designs and data sources for harms. Data Extraction Investigators abstracted relevant data and rated study quality using established criteria. Data Synthesis Mammography screening reduces breast cancer mortality by 15% for women age 39 to 49 (relative risk 0.85; 95% CrI 0.75 to 0.96; 8 trials); data are lacking for age ?70. Radiation exposure from mammography is low. Patient adverse experiences are common, transient, and do not impact screening practices. Estimates of overdiagnosis vary from 1% to 10%. Younger women have more false positive mammograms and additional imaging, but fewer biopsies than older women. Trials of CBE are ongoing; for BSE, trials showed no reductions in mortality but increased benign biopsies. Limitations Studies of older women, digital mammography, and MRI are lacking. Conclusions Mammography screening reduces breast cancer mortality for women age 39 to 69; data are insufficient for older women. False positive mammograms and additional imaging are common. No benefit has been shown for CBE or BSE. PMID:19920273

Nelson, Heidi D.; Tyne, Kari; Naik, Arpana; Bougatsos, Christina; Chan, Benjamin K.; Humphrey, Linda

2010-01-01

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Preserving Digital Information: Report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

_Preserving Digital Information_, produced by a task force commissioned by The Commission on Preservation and Access (CPA) and The Research Libraries Group (RLG) is available on the Internet. The purpose of this 64-page study "was to investigate the means of ensuring 'continued access indefinitely into the future of records stored in digital electronic form.'" The authors consisted of individuals from industry, museums, archives and libraries, scholarly societies, and government, among others. Its major findings include: "1) The first line of defense against loss of valuable digital information rests with the creators, providers and owners of digital information; 2) Long-term preservation of digital information on a scale adequate for the demands of future research and scholarship will require a deep infrastructure capable of supporting a distributed system of digital archives; 3) A critical component of the digital archiving infrastructure is the existence of a sufficient number of trusted organizations capable of storing, migrating and providing access to digital collections; 4) A process of certification for digital archives is needed to create an overall climate of trust about the prospects of preserving digital information; and 5) Certified digital archives must have the right and duty to exercise an aggressive rescue function as a fail-safe mechanism for preserving valuable digital information that is in jeopardy of destruction, neglect or abandonment by its current custodian." The report is available at present in Adobe Acrobat .pdf, Microsoft Word 6.0, and ASCII rich text formats. An HTML version will be available shortly. http://www.rlg.org/ArchTF/ ftp://ftp.rlg.org/pub/archtf/ ftp to ftp.rlg.org change directory to pub/archtf

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Advanced atomic force microscopy: Development and application  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the decade since atomic force microscopy (AFM) was invented, development of new microscopes has been closely intertwined with application of AFM to problems of interest in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. New techniques such as tapping mode AFM move quickly in our lab from the designer's bench to the user's table-since this is often the same piece of furniture. In return, designers get ample feedback as to what problems are limiting current instruments, and thus need most urgent attention. Tip sharpness and characterization are such a problem. Chapter 1 describes an AFM designed to operate in a scanning electron microscope, whose electron beam is used to deposit sharp carbonaceous tips. These tips can be tested and used in situ. Another limitation is addressed in Chapter 2: the difficulty of extracting more than just topographic information from a sample. A combined AFM/confocal optical microscope was built to provide simultaneous, independent images of the topography and fluorescence of a sample. In combination with staining or antibody labelling, this could provide submicron information about the composition of a sample. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss two generations of small cantilevers developed for lower-noise, higher-speed AFM of biological samples. In Chapter 4, a 26 mum cantilever is used to image the process of calcite growth from solution at a rate of 1.6 sec/frame. Finally, Chapter 5 explores in detail a biophysics problem that motivates us to develop fast, quiet, and gentle microscopes; namely, the control of crystal growth in seashells by the action of soluble proteins on a growing calcite surface.

Walters, Deron A.

376

BWR refill-reflood program: model development task plan  

SciTech Connect

The development of a boiling water reactor (BWR) version of the TRAC computer code requires the development of models for phenomena of particular importance for the BWR and of models for the specific BWR components. Phenomena of particular importance for the BWR include void-fraction prediction governed by the wall friction, interface shear, the phase and velocity profiles, and the prediction of the wall and interface heat transfer. Specific BWR components include the jet pump, steam separator, and steam dryer. The development of a BWR version of TRAC, furthermore, includes improvements to the basic equations and the code efficiency, and the development of a single channel version. The tasks in this development are described, and schedules and milestones are given.

Andersen, J.G.M.; Shiralkar, B.S.

1981-12-01

377

Oak Ridge Reservation volume I. Y-12 mercury task force files: A guide to record series of the Department of Energy and its contractors  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this guide is to describe each of the series of records identified in the documents of the Y-12 Mercury Task Force Files that pertain to the use of mercury in the separation and enrichment of lithium isotopes at the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. History Associates Incorporated (HAI) prepared this guide as part of DOE`s Epidemiologic Records Inventory Project, which seeks to verify and conduct inventories of epidemiologic and health-related records at various DOE and DOE contractor sites. This introduction briefly describes the Epidemiologic Records Inventory Project and HAI`s role in the project. Specific attention will be given to the history of the DOE-Oak Ridge Reservation, the development of the Y-12 Plant, and the use of mercury in the production of nuclear weapons during the 1950s and early 1960s. This introduction provides background information on the Y-12 Mercury Task Force Files, an assembly of documents resulting from the 1983 investigation of the Mercury Task Force into the effects of mercury toxicity upon workplace hygiene and worker health, the unaccountable loss of mercury, and the impact of those losses upon the environment. This introduction also explains the methodology used in the selection and inventory of these record series. Other topics include the methodology used to produce this guide, the arrangement of the detailed record series descriptions, and information concerning access to the collection.

NONE

1995-02-17

378

Interim report of the interagency coal export task force: draft for public comment. [Trade by country 1960-1979; general forecasting to 1985, 1990 and 2000  

SciTech Connect

The Interagency Coal Export Task Force was formed in the Spring of 1980 at the direction of the President, in support of the international efforts of the United States, encouraging the use of coal. Its purpose was to report on possible courses of action to increase United States steam coal exports in a manner consistent with other national policies, including our commitment to environmental protection. The Task Force assembled existing data, developed significant new information regarding the international coal market and undertook analyses of apparent problems underlying coal exports. The Task Force contributed to a public awareness of the fact that increased coal exports will serve both the domestic and international interests of the United States. Based upon extensive, independent field studies in Europe and the Far East, the Task Force concludes that there will be significant growth in world demand for steam coal. Such growth has already begun, has contributed to the almost seven-fold increase in United States overseas steam coal exports for 1990 over 1979, and is expected to continue beyond the end of this century. The growth in world steam coal trade projected in the report does not guarantee United States coal exporters a large or expanding share of the market. The United States' role depends on the buying strategies of the consuming countries, the policies and prices of competing exporters, and the actions taken by the United States to maintain reasonable prices, prompt delivery and dependable quality. Projections of United States steam coal exports, therefore, rest upon a number of highly uncertain factors which are discussed in some detail.

None

1981-01-01

379

Executive Summary The Task Force takes pride in being part of a university that is committed to the well being of its  

E-print Network

as is possible. Provide a percentage match to dependent care spending accounts. Elder Care This is a rapidly with dependent care issues or not. The Dependent Care Task Force was formed to deliberate about the diverse dependent care needs of university employees. The Task Force was intentionally composed of a diverse group

Mather, Patrick T.

380

Staff Report on the Guaranteed Student Loan Program, Belmont Task Force Recommendations. Prepared for the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recommendations of the Belmont Task Force concerning the problem of student loan defaults are offered to the U.S. House of Representatives. The task force concludes that the purpose of the Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) program has changed significantly in the last decade. While originally established as a loan of convenience for middle-income…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

381

Bisphosphonate-Associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Report of a Task Force of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

ONJ has been increasingly suspected to be a potential complication of bisphosphonate therapy in recent years. Thus, the ASBMR leadership appointed a multidisciplinary task force to address key questions related to case definition, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnostic imaging, clinical management, and future areas for research related to the disorder. This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the task force.

Sundeep Khosla; David Burr; Jane Cauley; David W Dempster; Peter R Ebeling; Dieter Felsenberg; Robert F Gagel; Vincente Gilsanz; Theresa Guise; Sreenivas Koka; Laurie K McCauley; Joan McGowan; Marc D McKee; Suresh Mohla; David G Pendrys; Lawrence G Raisz; Salvatore L Ruggiero; David M Shafer; Lillian Shum; Stuart L Silverman; Catherine H Van Poznak; Nelson Watts; Sook-Bin Woo; Elizabeth Shane

2007-01-01

382

Building Bridges to the Information Superhighway: Annual Report of the Disabilities Issues Task Force, Federal Communications Commission (March 1995--April 1996).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes activities and accomplishments of the Federal Communications Commission's Disabilities Issues Task Force on disabilities issues from March 1995 through April 1996, its first year. Introductory material includes a message from the chairman of the Commission and a statement of the Task Force's purpose, which is to address…

Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.

383

Report and Recommendations of the British Columbia Teacher's Federation's (BCTF) Task Force on First Nations Education to the Annual General Meeting (January 1999). (Revised Annotated Version).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1998, the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) appointed an eight-member task force to investigate the effectiveness of the education system for First Nations students. The task force report and recommendations are intended to serve several groups of Aboriginal students: First Nations students, with or without status under Canada's…

British Columbia Teachers' Federation, Vancouver.

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NAC Ad-Hoc Task Force on Planetary Defense July 8-9, 2010 CORRECTED 9/15/10 1 NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL (NAC)  

E-print Network

AGENDA: · Ad-Hoc Task Force Timeline · Fact Finding Report · Next Generation Ground-Based Search · Space-Based Search Options · Proposed Space-Based Infrared Near Earth Object (NEO) Search System · Short Term Warning-finding at NASA HQ. DISCUSSION Timeline for Ad-Hoc Task Force on Planetary Defense A brief discussion reiterated

Waliser, Duane E.

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Developing a driving simulator based functional object detection task.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to validate a driving simulator-based tool for assessing functional visual scanning while driving (Goodenough, 2010) by replicating a previous study and assessing whether the results of the task are moderated by strategic decisions regarding task prioritization. Participants completed a functional object detection task that includes a peripheral target detection task and a central braking response task. Results indicated that the simulator task can identify differences in older and younger participants' abilities to functionally scan the driving environment and these differences appear unaffected by prioritizing either the scanning or braking task. Implications are discussed. PMID:23899199

Goodenough, Richard R; Brooks, Johnell O; Crisler, Matthew C; Rosopa, Patrick J

2012-10-01

386

First reports evaluating the effectiveness of strategies for preventing violence: firearms laws. Findings from the Task Force on Community Preventive Services.  

PubMed

During 2000-2002, the Task Force on Community Preventive Services (the Task Force), an independent nonfederal task force, conducted a systematic review of scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of firearms laws in preventing violence, including violent crimes, suicide, and unintentional injury. The following laws were evaluated: bans on specified firearms or ammunition, restrictions on firearm acquisition, waiting periods for firearm acquisition, firearm registration and licensing of firearm owners, "shall issue" concealed weapon carry laws, child access prevention laws, zero tolerance laws for firearms in schools, and combinations of firearms laws. The Task Force found insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of any of the firearms laws or combinations of laws reviewed on violent outcomes. (Note that insufficient evidence to determine effectiveness should not be interpreted as evidence of ineffectiveness.) This report briefly describes how the reviews were conducted, summarizes the Task Force findings, and provides information regarding needs for future research. PMID:14566221

Hahn, Robert A; Bilukha, Oleg O; Crosby, Alex; Fullilove, Mindy Thompson; Liberman, Akiva; Moscicki, Eve K; Snyder, Susan; Tuma, Farris; Briss, Peter

2003-10-01

387

Unilateral arm strength training improves contralateral peak force and rate of force development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Neural adaptation following maximal strength training improves the ability to rapidly develop force. Unilateral strength training\\u000a also leads to contralateral strength improvement, due to cross-over effects. However, adaptations in the rate of force development\\u000a and peak force in the contralateral untrained arm after one-arm training have not been determined. Therefore, we aimed to\\u000a detect contralateral effects of unilateral maximal strength

Michael Adamson; Niall MacQuaide; Jan Helgerud; Jan Hoff; Ole Johan Kemi

2008-01-01

388

R E P O R T T O T H E P R O V O S T E-Learning Task Force  

E-print Network

M AY 2013 R E P O R T T O T H E P R O V O S T E-Learning Task Force #12;Preamble ...............................................................................................1 Vision for E-Learning at Western.......................................................... 2 of Contents R E P O R T T O T H E P R O V O S T E-Learning Task Force Western University #12;1E-Learning Task

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

389

Optimal work–rest cycles for an isometric intermittent gripping task as a function of force, posture and grip span  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to investigate the maximum acceptable contraction frequencies (i.e. work–rest cycles) for an isometric-intermittent handgrip task as a function of grip span, applied force and shoulder posture using psychophysical and physiological approaches. Twelve healthy males served as subjects. The three grip spans investigated were the optimal, 2 cm narrower than the optimal, and 2 cm wider than

Mahmut Eksioglu

2006-01-01

390

Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: A Systematic Literature Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND.Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) represents a spectrum of anatomic abnormalities that can result in permanent disability. OBJECTIVE.We sought to gather and synthesize the published evidence regarding screening for DDH by primary care providers. METHODS.We performed a systematic review of the literature by using a best- evidence approach as used by the US Preventive Services Task Force. The review

Scott A. Shipman; Mark Helfand; Virginia A. Moyer; Barbara P. Yawn

2009-01-01

391

76 FR 38118 - Meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and......

2011-06-29

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78 FR 7415 - Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and......

2013-02-01

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Adapting to the Future-- Report of the BIO Task Force Looking to the 21st Century--Executive Summary  

NSF Publications Database

MARY E. CLUTTER Assistant Director Biological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences ADAPTING TO THE FUTURE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Preface As we approach the 21st century, no field of science has felt the accelerating pace of scientific advance more acutely than those presently encompassed by the Biological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences (BBS) Directorate of the National Science Foundation. Accordingly: The Task Force recommends that two distinct directorates be established to replace the present ...

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Abortion and public policy. A report of the work of the Abortion Task Force of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute.  

PubMed

In an effort to avoid continued clashes of ideologies the Abortion Task Force of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute decided to attempt to find what middle ground there is in the abortion debate. The Task Force communicated by computer. There were 7 ground rules for participants: seek mutual understanding of each other's views, agreement to seek understanding for each segment of the discussion before moving on to the next, agreement to explain, but not proselytize, agreement to announce and explain annoyance at each others' remarks instead of counter-attacking or building up tension, agreement to sign on at least twice a week, agreement to enter comments at least once a week, agreement to maintain complete confidentiality of the conversations. The statement issued by the task force attempts to concentrate public policy on reducing or eliminating those conditions that make abortion necessary or desirable. The statement has 7 policy recommendations: provide financial support for women and families whose income is inadequate to provide a decent quality of life for the woman, child and family; require parental leaves for employment, day care and other social measures to improve the usefulness of a parent; assure competent sexual education at an early enough time to be effective; provide free contraceptives and other family planning services to low income people; support reproductive research that effects the health of mothers and babies; make adoption more efficient including counseling; assure counseling at all levels of the issues from pre-teens through parents. PMID:12178919

1991-01-01

395

WWC Review of the Report "Meeting the Challenge of Combating Chronic Absenteeism: Impact of the NYC Mayor's Interagency Task Force on Chronic Absenteeism and School Attendance and Its Implications for Other Cities." What Works Clearinghouse Single Study Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2013 study, "Meeting the Challenge of Combating Chronic Absenteeism: Impact of the NYC Mayor's Interagency Task Force on Chronic Absenteeism and School Attendance and Its Implications for Other Cities", examined the impact of the strategies developed by an interagency task force in New York City to combat chronic absenteeism in…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

2014-01-01

396

Analysis of applied forces and electromyography of back and shoulders muscles when performing a simulated hand scaling task.  

PubMed

Hand scaling is a physically demanding task responsible for numerous overexertion injuries in underground mining. Scaling requires the miner to use a long pry bar to remove loose rock, reducing the likelihood of rock fall injuries. The experiments described in this article simulated "rib" scaling (scaling a mine wall) from an elevated bucket to examine force generation and electromyographic responses using two types of scaling bars (steel and fiberglass-reinforced aluminum) at five target heights ranging from floor level to 176 cm. Ten male and six female subjects were tested in separate experiments. Peak and average force applied at the scaling bar tip and normalized electromyography (EMG) of the left and right pairs of the deltoid and erectores spinae muscles were obtained. Work height significantly affected peak prying force during scaling activities with highest force capacity at the lower levels. Bar type did not affect force generation. However, use of the lighter fiberglass bar required significantly more muscle activity to achieve the same force. Results of these studies suggest that miners scale points on the rock face that are below their knees, and reposition the bucket as often as necessary to do so. PMID:19800050

Porter, William; Gallagher, Sean; Torma-Krajewski, Janet

2010-05-01

397

Effect of Potentiation and Stretching on Maximal Force, Rate of Force Development, and Range of Motion  

Microsoft Academic Search

PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to compare the effects of stretching versus performing three sets of maximal effort leg presses (potentiation) on subsequent maximal force and rate of force development capabilities in an isometric squat and joint range of motion. METHODS: Ten male collegiate track & field athletes participated as subjects in this study. Subjects were tested during

David M. Bazett-Jones; Jason B. Winchester; Jeffrey M. McBride

2005-01-01

398

Development of cylindrical-type finger force measuring system using force sensors and its characteristics evaluation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Some patients cannot use their hands because of the paralysis of their fingers. Their fingers can recover with rehabilitative training, and the extent of rehabilitation can be judged by grasping a cylindrical-object with their fingers. At present, the cylindrical-object used in hospitals is only a plastic cylinder, which cannot measure grasping force of the fingers. Therefore, doctors must judge the extent of rehabilitation by watching patients' fingers as they grasp the plastic cylinder. In this paper, the development of two cylindrical-type finger force measuring systems with four force sensors for left hand and right hand were developed. The developed finger force measuring system can measure the grasping force of patients' each finger (forefinger, middle finger, ring finger and little finger), and the measured results could be used to judge the rehabilitation extent of a finger patient. The grasping force tests of men and women were performed using the developed cylindrical-type finger force measuring systems. The tests confirm that the average finger forces of right hand and left hand for men were about 194 N and 179 N, and for women, 108 N and 95 N.

Kim, Hyeon-Min; Yoon, Joungwon; Shin, Hee-Suk; Kim, Gab-Soon

2012-02-01

399

In situ sampling cart development engineering task plan  

SciTech Connect

This Engineering Task Plan (ETP) supports the development for facility use of the next generation in situ sampling system for characterization of tank vapors. In situ sampling refers to placing sample collection devices (primarily sorbent tubes) directly into the tank headspace, then drawing tank gases through the collection devices to obtain samples. The current in situ sampling system is functional but was not designed to provide the accurate flow measurement required by today`s data quality objectives (DQOs) for vapor characterization. The new system will incorporate modern instrumentation to achieve much tighter control. The next generation system will be referred to in this ETP as the New In Situ System (NISS) or New System. The report describes the current sampling system and the modifications that are required for more accuracy.

DeFord, D.K.

1995-02-06

400

Enhanced motor unit rate coding with improvements in a force-matching task  

Microsoft Academic Search

These data describe improved modulation of discharge rates (rate coding) of first dorsal interosseous motor units throughout the acquisition of a complex force-matching skill involving isometric index finger abduction. In each of 15 consecutive trials, subjects attempted to match their force to a trajectory consisting of the sum of two sine waves (0.15 and 0.5 Hz) and random oscillations (overall

Christopher A. Knight; Gary Kamen

2004-01-01

401

Research and Development of Small Force Standards at NIM  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the development and industrialization of micro- and nano- technology, small force measurements are widely applied in many fields such as advanced materials, bio-technology, aerospace and so on. For realizing traceable small forces and founding small force metrology hierarchy in China, NIM has launched a research project on small force metrology in 2011. 2 methods for small force realization at the scale of nano-Newton to micro-Newton are applied: electrical force based method and mass based method. The initial prototype of small force standard, which is based on the electrostatic force realization and adopts a coaxial cylindrical capacitor, has been developed and experimented. 2 kinds of micro force transmission mechanism are applied to the prototype: a parallelogram mechanism with 4 flexure hinges, and a lever-type force measurement system based on an elastic torsion bar. The structure and key units of 2 schemes are described in detail, the experiment results are demonstrated. The system stiffness of torsion bar scheme is smaller than that of flexure hinges scheme. In addition, structure of the initial prototype will be improved, and the environment conditions will be controlled strictly in our further experiments to minimize the creep of our system.

Hu, Gang; Song, Le; Meng, Feng; Zhang, Wei; Zhang, Zhimin; Zhang, Yue; Zheng, Yelong

402

Epidemiology and symptom profile of gastroesophageal reflux in the Indian population: Report of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology Task Force  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and its complications are thought to be infrequent in India; there are no data from\\u000a India on the prevalence of and risk factors for GERD. The Indian Society of Gastroenterology formed a task force aiming to\\u000a study: (a) the frequency and profile of GERD in India, (b) factors including diet associated with GERD.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  In this prospective,

Shobna J. Bhatia; D. Nageshwar Reddy; Uday C. Ghoshal; V. Jayanthi; Philip Abraham; Gourdas Choudhuri; S. L. Broor; Vineet Ahuja; Philip Augustine; V. Balakrishnan; D. K. Bhasin; Naresh Bhat; Ashok Chacko; Sunil Dadhich; G. K. Dhali; Pankaj S. Dhawan; Manisha Dwivedi; Mahesh K. Goenka; Abraham Koshy; Ajay Kumar; Sri Prakash Misra; Shrikant Mukewar; E. PedaVeer Raju; K. T. Shenoy; S. P. Singh; Ajit Sood; R. Srinivasan

2011-01-01

403

Screening for Child and Adolescent Depression in Primary Care Settings: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis Number 69.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This systematic review to aid the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in updating its 2002 recommendation on screening for child and adolescent depression among average-risk, primary care populations. This report summarizes the evidence ...

E. O'Connor, E. Whitlock, M. Eder, S. B. Williams

2009-01-01

404

The Emergent Structure of Development Tasks Gail C. Murphy,1  

E-print Network

definition of task structure (Sect. 3) and describe what an IDE with task structure might provide to a de and arguing that the changes have structure that is crosscutting (Sect. 2). We then introduce a working- veloper (Sect. 4). We then elaborate on the possibilities, explaining some of our initial efforts

Murphy, Gail

405

Initial development of an automated task analysis profiling system  

SciTech Connect

A program for automated task analysis is described. Called TAPS (task analysis profiling system), the program accepts normal English prose and outputs skills, knowledges, attitudes, and abilities (SKAAs) along with specific guidance and recommended ability measurement tests for nuclear power plant operators. A new method for defining SKAAs is presented along with a sample program output.

Jorgensen, C.C.

1984-01-01

406

Multi-state Beef Reproduction Task Force provides science-based recommendations for the application of reproductive technologies.  

PubMed

Since its formation, the Beef Reproduction Task Force (BRTF) has worked to enhance productivity and profitability of US beef herds by integrating research and extension efforts with the intent of more effectively transferring the use of reproductive technologies to the field. A key early step was to coordinate efforts in identifying effective breeding management protocols for beef cattle and to clarify their associated acronyms. A short list of recommended protocols and their acronyms for synchronization of estrus and ovulation in beef cattle was developed based on results from peer-reviewed, published research and a comprehensive review of data collected from the field. The list of recommended protocols was developed by the BRTF in cooperation with veterinarians and cattle AI industries. These protocols and their acronyms are presented uniformly in all of the major AI sire directories and are available online at http://www.beefrepro.info. Protocol updates are made annually to incorporate the most recent research findings related to estrous cycle control in beef cattle. The Estrus Synchronization Planner, a software program developed in cooperation with the Iowa Beef Center, now reflects these same recommendations. Beginning in 2002, the BRTF hosted and presented 11 educational workshops to more than 1,900 attendees in key cow-calf states. These Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle workshops targeted beef producers, AI industry personnel, veterinarians, allied industry representatives, and academicians. A national media sponsor provided online coverage of the last 3 workshops at http://www.appliedreprostrategies.com. A postmeeting evaluation, developed to assess application of information from 2 recent workshops, was returned by 55% of those contacted (n = 150). Attendees averaged 16 (± 13.4 SD) yr of AI experience, and 80% of respondents represented more than 100 cows. Respondents were asked to estimate the value of AI-sired calves compared with natural-service-sired calves to their operation on a per-animal-marketed basis, and 17 and 31% responded $50 to $100 per animal and more than $100 per animal, respectively. As a result of what was learned at these conferences, 78% of respondents were better able to troubleshoot management-related issues, 60% made alterations to a protocol they had been using, and 35% of the respondents indicated they changed to a different estrus synchronization protocol. PMID:21571895

Johnson, S K; Funston, R N; Hall, J B; Kesler, D J; Lamb, G C; Lauderdale, J W; Patterson, D J; Perry, G A; Strohbehn, D R

2011-09-01

407

Preparing Michigan Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow: The Report of the Tech Prep Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Both secondary schools and community colleges are under pressure to increase the technical content of their curricula to produce graduates who can fill highly skilled technician jobs in a changing work force. Technical Preparation (Tech Prep) Programs are partnerships between these two institutional levels that incorporate career counseling and…

Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

408

Personality Correlates of Leadership Development in Canadian Forces Officer Candidates  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship between personality and leadership development in a sample of Canadian Forces officer candidates. At Time 1, personality assessments were obtained from candidates, interviewers, and references at various Canadian Forces Recruiting Centres. Six to nine months later at Time 2, 174 military officer candidates were evaluated by instructors and peers on various aspects of the Basic

J. Peter Bradley; Adelheid A. M. Nicol; Danielle Charbonneau; John P. Meyer

2002-01-01

409

Overview of Biotechnology Futures: Possible Applications to Land Force Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review of selected scientific and technological advances occurring in the field of biotechnology discusses their possible impact for Land Force capability development in the next decade or two. Some studies suggest that the socio-technical impact of biotechnology may surpass that of the Information Revolution, and it could become a major force in the 21st Century. Its synergy with nanotechnology,

Margaret Egudo

410

Public Hearing: Report of the Proceedings of a Public Hearing of the Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, March 2, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

411

Clinical practice guidelines for the maintenance of patient physical safety in the intensive care unit: Use of restraining therapies???American College of Critical Care Medicine Task Force 2001???2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To develop clinical practice guidelines for the use of restraining therapies to maintain physical and psychological safety of adult and pediatric patients in the intensive care unit. Participants: A multidisciplinary, multispecialty task force of experts in critical care practice was convened from the member- ship of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM), the Society of Critical Care

Gerald A. Maccioli; Todd Dorman; Brent R. Brown; John E. Mazuski; Barbara A. McLean; Joanne M. Kuszaj; Stanley H. Rosenbaum; Lorry R. Frankel; John W. Devlin; Joseph A. Govert; Brian Smith; William T. Peruzzi

2003-01-01

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A Comprehensive Study of the Programs, Governance and Administration of Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs). The Report of the RESA Task Force in Response to West Virginia Senate Bill 127  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In June 2006, the State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine, convened the Task Force comprised of county superintendents, RESA executive directors, county school boards, county and RESA specialists in staff development, finance, and technology, staff from West Virginia Senate and House Education Committees, the State Auditor's Office, and…

West Virginia Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

413

A QUESTIONNAIRE TO ASSESS THE RELEVANCE AND CREDIBILITY OF OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES TO INFORM HEALTH CARE DECISION MAKING: AN ISPOR-AMCP-NPC GOOD PRACTICE TASK FORCE REPORT  

PubMed Central

Evidence-based healthcare decisions are best informed by comparisons of all relevant interventions used to treat conditions in specific patient populations. Observational studies are being performed to help fill evidence gaps. However, widespread adoption of evidence from observational studies has been limited due to a variety of factors, including the lack of consensus regarding accepted principles for their evaluation and interpretation. Two Task Forces were formed to develop questionnaires to assist decision makers in evaluating observational studies, with one Task Force addressing retrospective research and the other prospective research. The intent was to promote a structured approach to reduce the potential for subjective interpretation of evidence and drive consistency in decision-making. Separately developed questionnaires were combined into a single questionnaire consisting of 33 items. These were divided into two domains: relevance and credibility. Relevance addresses the extent to which findings, if accurate, apply to the setting of interest to the decision maker. Credibility addresses the extent to which the study findings accurately answer the study question. The questionnaire provides a guide for assessing the degree of confidence that should be placed from observational studies and promotes awareness of the subtleties involved in evaluating those. PMID:24636373

Berger, Marc L; Martin, Bradley C; Husereau, Don; Worley, Karen; Allen, Dan; Yang, Winnie; Mullins, C. Daniel; Kahler, Kristijan; Quon, Nicole C.; Devine, Scott; Graham, John; Cannon, Eric; Crown, William

2014-01-01

414

The University System of Georgia's Task Force on Enhancing Access for African-American Males. Report of the Programs of Excellence Subcommittee.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Enhancing Access for African-American Males was charged with the task of finding programs that were successful in enhancing opportunities for African American men to enroll in higher education. Using data from a variety of sources, the subcommittee on Programs of Excellence identified seven programs in Georgia and eight national…

Georgia Univ. System, Atlanta. Board of Regents.

415

Atmospheric forces drive development of superrotation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Planetary scientists are still puzzling over how superrotation—when a planet's atmosphere rotates faster than its surface—develops on a small or slowly rotating planet like Venus or Titan. Researchers have previously suggested that a certain kind of atmospheric eddy activity is required to retain the momentum surplus over the equator of a planet, where superrotation develops, but have not yet identified this underlying mechanism.

Wendel, JoAnna

2014-09-01

416

Effect of Lateral Epicondylosis on Grip Force Development  

PubMed Central

Introduction While it is well known that grip strength is adversely affected by lateral epicondylosis (LE), the effect of LE on rapid grip force generation is unclear. Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of LE on the ability to rapidly generate grip force. Methods Twenty-eight participants with LE (13 unilateral and 15 bilateral LE) and 13 healthy controls participated in this study. A Multi-Axis Profile dynamometer was used to evaluate grip strength and rapid grip force generation. The ability to rapidly produce force is comprised of the electromechanical delay and rate of force development. Electromechanical delay is defined as the time between the onset of electrical activity and the onset of muscle force production. The Patient Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE) questionnaire was used to assess pain and functional disability. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to evaluate tendon degeneration. Results LE-injured upper extremities had lower rate of force development (?50 lbs/sec, CI [?17, ?84]) and less grip strength (?7.8 lbs, CI [?3.3, ?12.4]) than non-injured extremities. Participants in the LE group had a longer electromechanical delay (+59%, CI [29,97]) than controls. Peak rate of force development had a higher correlation (r=0.56)(p<0.05) with PRTEE function than grip strength (r=0.47) (p<0.05) and electromechanical delay (r=0.30)(p>0.05) for participants with LE. Conclusion In addition to a reduction in grip strength, those with LE had a reduction in rate of force development and an increase in electromechanical delay. Collectively, these changes may contribute to an increase in reaction time, which may affect risk for recurrent symptoms. These findings suggest that therapists may need to address both strength and rapid force development deficits in patients with LE. PMID:22137195

Chourasia, Amrish O.; Buhr, Kevin A.; Rabago, David P.; Kijowski, Richard; Irwin, Curtis B.; Sesto, Mary E.

2012-01-01

417

Time to Redefine PD? Introductory Statement of the MDS Task Force on the Definition of Parkinson's Disease  

PubMed Central

With advances in knowledge disease, boundaries may change. Occasionally, these changes are of such a magnitude that they require redefinition of the disease. In recognition of the profound changes in our understanding of Parkinson’s disease (PD), the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) commissioned a task force to consider a redefinition of PD. This review is a discussion article, intended as the introductory statement of the task force. Several critical issues were identified that challenge current PD definitions. First, new findings challenge the central role of the classical pathologic criteria as the arbiter of diagnosis, notably genetic cases without synuclein deposition, the high prevalence of incidental Lewy body (LB) deposition, and the nonmotor prodrome of PD. It remains unclear, however, whether these challenges merit a change in the pathologic gold standard, especially considering the limitations of alternate gold standards. Second, the increasing recognition of dementia in PD challenges the distinction between diffuse LB disease and PD. Consideration might be given to removing dementia as an exclusion criterion for PD diagnosis. Third, there is increasing recognition of disease heterogeneity, suggesting that PD subtypes should be formally identified; however, current subtype classifications may not be sufficiently robust to warrant formal delineation. Fourth, the recognition of a nonmotor prodrome of PD requires that new diagnostic criteria for early-stage and prodromal PD should be created; here, essential features of these criteria are proposed. Finally, there is a need to create new MDS diagnostic criteria that take these changes in disease definition into consideration. PMID:24619848

Bloem, Bastiaan; Chan, Piu; Dubois, Bruno; Gasser, Thomas; Goetz, Christopher G.; Halliday, Glenda M.; Hardy, John; Lang, Anthony E.; Litvan, Irene; Marek, Kenneth; Obeso, Jose; Oertel, Wolfgang; Olanow, C. Warren; Poewe, Werner; Stern, Matthew; Deuschl, Gunther

2014-01-01

418

Time to redefine PD? Introductory statement of the MDS Task Force on the definition of Parkinson's disease.  

PubMed

With advances in knowledge disease, boundaries may change. Occasionally, these changes are of such a magnitude that they require redefinition of the disease. In recognition of the profound changes in our understanding of Parkinson's disease (PD), the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) commissioned a task force to consider a redefinition of PD. This review is a discussion article, intended as the introductory statement of the task force. Several critical issues were identified that challenge current PD definitions. First, new findings challenge the central role of the classical pathologic criteria as the arbiter of diagnosis, notably genetic cases without synuclein deposition, the high prevalence of incidental Lewy body (LB) deposition, and the nonmotor prodrome of PD. It remains unclear, however, whether these challenges merit a change in the pathologic gold standard, especially considering the limitations of alternate gold standards. Second, the increasing recognition of dementia in PD challenges the distinction between diffuse LB disease and PD. Consideration might be given to removing dementia as an exclusion criterion for PD diagnosis. Third, there is increasing recognition of disease heterogeneity, suggesting that PD subtypes should be formally identified; however, current subtype classifications may not be sufficiently robust to warrant formal delineation. Fourth, the recognition of a nonmotor prodrome of PD requires that new diagnostic criteria for early-stage and prodromal PD should be created; here, essential features of these criteria are proposed. Finally, there is a need to create new MDS diagnostic criteria that take these changes in disease definition into consideration. PMID:24619848

Berg, Daniela; Postuma, Ronald B; Bloem, Bastiaan; Chan, Piu; Dubois, Bruno; Gasser, Thomas; Goetz, Christopher G; Halliday, Glenda M; Hardy, John; Lang, Anthony E; Litvan, Irene; Marek, Kenneth; Obeso, José; Oertel, Wolfgang; Olanow, C Warren; Poewe, Werner; Stern, Matthew; Deuschl, Günther

2014-04-01

419

Report of the Obstetric APS Task Force: 13th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies, 13th April 2010.  

PubMed

The Obstetric APS Task Force of the 13th International Congress identified and discussed five general topics within 'Obstetric' Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) that contained areas of controversy or uncertainty: recurrent early miscarriage (REM), fetal death, delivery <34 weeks for severe preeclampsia or placental insufficiency, postpartum care, and long-term implications and care. The Task Force concluded that the frequency with which women with REM have a high titer of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) or lupus anticoagulant (LA) is somewhat controversial, especially with regard to the diagnostic titers required by the current international criteria for APS. Also, treatment trials involving heparin differ from one another with regard to the patients included and the outcomes achieved. Similarly, the frequency with which women with fetal death or delivery <34 weeks for severe preeclampsia or placental insufficiency have a high titer of aPL or LA is poorly defined, and there is no level I evidence to guide treatment in either group. Suggestions for future studies with regard to both REM and fetal death or delivery <34 weeks for severe preeclampsia or placental insufficiency were discussed and are outlined below. Postpartum and long-term care in women with APS diagnosed solely for obstetric criteria has been largely guided by expert opinion, and systematic evaluations of these populations would be welcome. PMID:21303832

Branch, W

2011-02-01

420

Host nation security force development : a new roadmap  

E-print Network

A new model concerning the concepts of host nation security force development, or security sector reform (SSR), is proposed. This model is rooted in scholarly literature and seeks to fill current gaps in United States Army ...

Fitzgerald, Shawn (Shawn Michael)

2013-01-01

421

Analytical validation of protein-based multiplex assays: a workshop report by the NCI-FDA interagency oncology task force on molecular diagnostics.  

PubMed

Clinical proteomics has the potential to enable the early detection of cancer through the development of multiplex assays that can inform clinical decisions. However, there has been some uncertainty among translational researchers and developers as to the specific analytical measurement criteria needed to validate protein-based multiplex assays. To begin to address the causes of this uncertainty, a day-long workshop titled "Interagency Oncology Task Force Molecular Diagnostics Workshop" was held in which members of the proteomics and regulatory communities discussed many of the analytical evaluation issues that the field should address in development of protein-based multiplex assays for clinical use. This meeting report explores the issues raised at the workshop and details the recommendations that came out of the day's discussions, such as a workshop summary discussing the analytical evaluation issues that specific proteomic technologies should address when seeking US Food and Drug Administration approval. PMID:20007859

Rodriguez, Henry; Tezak, Zivana; Mesri, Mehdi; Carr, Steven A; Liebler, Daniel C; Fisher, Susan J; Tempst, Paul; Hiltke, Tara; Kessler, Larry G; Kinsinger, Christopher R; Philip, Reena; Ransohoff, David F; Skates, Steven J; Regnier, Fred E; Anderson, N Leigh; Mansfield, Elizabeth

2010-02-01

422

Implementation of a three degree of freedom, motor/brake hybrid force output device for virtual environment control tasks  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The advent of high resolution, physical model based computer graphics has left a gap in the design of input/output technology appropriate for interacting with such complex virtual world models. Since virtual worlds consist of physical models, it is appropriate to output the inherent force information necessary for the simulation to the user. The detailed design, construction, and control of a three degree freedom force output joystick will be presented. A novel kinematic design allows all three axes to be uncoupled, so that the system inertia matrix is diagonal. The two planar axes are actuated through an offset gimbal, and the third through a sleeved cable. To compensate for friction and inertia effects, this transmission is controlled by a force feedforward and a closed force feedback proportional loop. Workspace volume is a cone of 512 cubic inches, and the device bandwidth is maximized at 60 Hz for the two planar and 30 Hz for the third axis. Each axis is controlled by a motor/proportional magnetic particle brake combination fixed to the base. The innovative use of motors and brakes allows objects with high resistive torque requirements to be simulated without the stability and related safety issues involved with high torque, energy storing motors alone. Position, velocity, and applied endpoint force are sensed directly. Different control strategies are discussed and implemented, with an emphasis on how virtual environment force information, generated by the MIT Media Lab Computer Graphics and Animation Group BOLIO system, is transmitted to the device controller. The design constraints for a kinesthetic force feedback device can be summarized as: How can the symbiosis between the sense of presence in the virtual environment be maximized without compromising the interaction task under the constraints of the mechanical device limitations? Research in this field will yield insights to the optimal human sensory feedback mix for a wide spectrum of control and interaction problems. A flexible research tool that is designed as an easily reproducible product prototype has been constructed to explore the variety of possible force interaction.

Russo, Massimo; Tadros, Alfred; Flowers, Woodie; Zeltzer, David

1991-01-01

423

Revisiting the Development of Time Sharing Using a Dual Motor Task Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors discuss and examine how to develop time sharing using a dual motor task and its effects. They state that when one is required to perform two tasks at the same time (time sharing), an individual may experience difficulty in expressing one or both of the tasks. This phenomenon, known as interference, has been studied…

Getchell, Nancy; Pabreja, Priya

2006-01-01

424

Shifting Development in Mid-Childhood: The Influence of Between-Task Interference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Performance on the task-switching paradigm is greatly affected by the amount of conflict between tasks. Compared to adults, children appear to be particularly influenced by this conflict, and this suggests that the ability to resolve interference between tasks improves with age. The authors used the task-switching paradigm to investigate how this ability develops in mid-childhood. Experiment 1 compared the ability

Lucy Cragg; Kate Nation

2009-01-01

425

Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses pupil misconceptions concerning forces. Summarizes some of Assessment of Performance Unit's findings on meaning of (1) force, (2) force and motion in one dimension and two dimensions, and (3) Newton's second law. (YP)

Gamble, Reed

1989-01-01

426

Task Force on Enlightened and Shared Governance Drew Ambrose, Speaker Pro-Tem, Student Senate  

E-print Network

Instructional Professor of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development Staff Kathy Technology Evelyn Castiglioni, Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College Palmer, Dean, College of Education and Human Development Dave Parrott, Executive Associate Vice President

427

Development and Evaluation of Job Reading Task Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of readability formulae to estimate the difficulty levels of vocational reading materials, the determination of relationships of reading skills to job proficiency, and the relationship of general reading ability to performance on specially constructed job reading task tests (JRTT) are discussed to define the literacy skill demands (i.e.,…

Sticht, Thomas G.; Caylor, John S.

428

Task Level Job Performance Criteria Development. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated possibilities for improving identification of job performance requirements by examining job incumbent's performance on separate tasks. Three specialties were studied: 291X0, Telecommunications Operation Specialist; 304X4, Group Radio Communications Equipment Repairman; and 431X1C, Aircraft Maintenance Specialist.…

Wiley, Llewellyn N.; Hahn, Clifford P.

429

Secondary traumatic stress among internet crimes against children task force personnel: impact, risk factors, and coping strategies.  

PubMed

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force personnel face various forms of child exploitation on a daily basis; their jobs require them to view child pornography, participate in undercover chats, interact with offenders in person, and interview abuse survivors. Although exposure to child exploitation and sexual violence has been shown to cause secondary traumatic stress (STS) in certain professions, this is the first large-scale study to investigate risk for STS among ICAC personnel. We circulated an Internet-based survey to ICAC personnel throughout the country and more than 600 individuals responded. Results provide insight into how STS impacts personal and professional well-being. In addition, they highlight which coping mechanisms were inversely related to STS scores. Implications and limitations of the results are discussed. PMID:24259539

Bourke, Michael L; Craun, Sarah W

2014-12-01

430

Movement Disorders Society Scientific Issues Committee report: SIC Task Force appraisal of clinical diagnostic criteria for Parkinsonian disorders.  

PubMed

As there are no biological markers for the antemortem diagnosis of degenerative parkinsonian disorders, diagnosis currently relies upon the presence and progression of clinical features and confirmation depends on neuropathology. Clinicopathologic studies have shown significant false-positive and false-negative rates for diagnosing these disorders, and misdiagnosis is especially common during the early stages of these diseases. It is important to establish a set of widely accepted diagnostic criteria for these disorders that may be applied and reproduced in a blinded fashion. This review summarizes the findings of the SIC Task Force for the study of diagnostic criteria for parkinsonian disorders in the areas of Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, and corticobasal degeneration. In each of these areas, diagnosis continues to rest on clinical findings and the judicious use of ancillary studies. PMID:12722160

Litvan, Irene; Bhatia, Kailash P; Burn, David J; Goetz, Christopher G; Lang, Anthony E; McKeith, Ian; Quinn, Niall; Sethi, Kapil D; Shults, Cliff; Wenning, Gregor K

2003-05-01

431

A Call To Action for Physics Departments: Findings and Recommendations of the National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP) concluded its two-year investigation of the professional preparation of teachers of physics in the U.S. T-TEP, formed by APS, AAPT, and AIP, was charged with (a) identifying generalizable, yet flexible, strategies that institutions, and in particular physics departments and schools or colleges of education, can employ to increase the number of qualified physics teachers, (b) identifying effective strategies in recruitment, models of professional preparation, and higher education systems of support during the first three years of teaching, and (c) articulating research, policy, and funding implications. In this talk, the major findings and recommendations of the T-TEP report will be discussed and ways to leverage the report to transform the physics teacher education system will be outlined.

Vokos, Stamatis

2010-10-01

432

Strategic Plan 2010-2015 Strategy Task Force Objective(s) Tactics  

E-print Network

in instrumental music VP for Academic & Student Services Progress toward course development Directed effort/ Fund) and for instrumental music (spring 11) Identify and hire adjuncts Directed effort/ Fund allocation None Faculty in place Education Begin choral group fall 10 Progress toward developing group Directed effort/ Fund

Bieber, Michael

433

Development of a force sensor working with MR elastomers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the development of a new force sensor with MR elastomer as a sensing element. One key element in this study was to find a suitable material with high sensing capabilities which can be used for developing a sensor. Thus different MR elastomers, with ingredients of carbonyl iron particle, graphite, silicone oil and silicone rubber, were manufactured and

Weihua Li; Kosta Kostidis; Xianzhou Zhang; Yang Zhou

2009-01-01

434

Children's Spiritual Development in Forced Displacement: A Human Rights Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a synthesis of current research and theories of spiritual development in forced displacement from a human rights perspective. Spirituality, understood as a cognitive-cultural construct, has shown positive impact on children's development through both collective and individual processes and across ecological domains of the…

Ojalehto, Bethany; Wang, Qi

2008-01-01

435

Recommendations from the Clinical Trials Task Force as regards Phase II trials  

Cancer.gov

The CTD-TF has attempted to provide guidance by developing these general recommendations. These recommendations primarily focus on trial designs to demonstrate activity but may include secondary objectives exploring toxicity, scheduling or biomarkers.

436

Futuristics and Education: An ASCD Task Force Report. Professional Paper, 1979-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational needs for the future are discussed, particularly in light of how members of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) can help students prepare for the future. The document is presented in six chapters. Chapter I presents an overview of ASCD's long range school and educational plans. Chapter II defines key…

Van Avery, Dennis; And Others

437

Task Force on Academic Resources Kyriacos Athanasiou, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering  

E-print Network

-Ocampo, Unit Business Officer, Central Development Nicole Moore, GSA Representative to Graduate Council, Psychology/Center for Mind and Brain, Academic Senate Representative Neil Schore, Professor, Chemistry Eric Schroeder, Director of Summer Abroad and Education Abroad Diane Ullman, Associate Dean and Professor

California at Davis, University of

438

Standards for College and University Learning Resources Programs. AECT Task Force II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These standards describe the purposes and services, (including administrative, financial, and evaluative elements) of effective learning resources programs (LRPs), and outline the development of a single integrated service concerned with the improvement of instruction. An introductory section describes the roles, objectives, and purposes of LRPs…

Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.

439

Strategic Plan 2010-2015 Strategy Task Force Objective(s) Tactics Metrics  

E-print Network

/HR process; 6 student services process) Identify enduse satisfaction Satisfaction surveys Review of data, land lease and reporting to the Greek community Convene a Greek Village Housing Council Establish reviews developed and implemented #3: Norbert Elliot Refine outcomes assesment efforts in student

Bieber, Michael

440

Strategic Plan 2010-2015 Strategy Task Force Objective(s) Tactics Metrics  

E-print Network

/HR process; 6 student services process) Identify end-use satisfaction Satisfaction surveys Review of data Village governance, housing needs and design, costs, funding options, land lease and reporting reviews developed and implemented #3: Norbert Elliot Refine outcomes assessment efforts in student

Bieber, Michael

441

Guidelines on genetic evaluation and management of Lynch syndrome: a consensus statement by the US Multi-society Task Force on colorectal cancer.  

PubMed

The Multi-Society Task Force, in collaboration with invited experts, developed guidelines to assist health care providers with the appropriate provision of genetic testing and management of patients at risk for and affected with Lynch syndrome as follows: Figure 1 provides a colorectal cancer risk assessment tool to screen individuals in the office or endoscopy setting; Figure 2 illustrates a strategy for universal screening for Lynch syndrome by tumor testing of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer; Figures 3,4,5,6 provide algorithms for genetic evaluation of affected and at-risk family members of pedigrees with Lynch syndrome; Table 10 provides guidelines for screening at-risk and affected persons with Lynch syndrome; and Table 12 lists the guidelines for the management of patients with Lynch syndrome. A detailed explanation of Lynch syndrome and the methodology utilized to derive these guidelines, as well as an explanation of, and supporting literature for, these guidelines are provided. PMID:25070057

Giardiello, Francis M; Allen, John I; Axilbund, Jennifer E; Boland, C Richard; Burke, Carol A; Burt, Randall W; Church, James M; Dominitz, Jason A; Johnson, David A; Kaltenbach, Tonya; Levin, Theodore R; Lieberman, David A; Robertson, Douglas J; Syngal, Sapna; Rex, Douglas K

2014-08-01

442

The MRS (Monitored Retrievable Storage) task force: Economic and non-economic incentives for local public acceptance of a proposed nuclear waste packaging and storage facility  

SciTech Connect

A joint Oak Ridge - Roane County citizen task force (TF) evaluated the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal to site a Monitored Retrievable Storage facility in Tennessee in terms of environmental, transportation, and socioeconomic impacts. The case study examines how the TF used mitigation, compensation and incentives (economic and non-economic) to address the problem of distrust of DOE and to change the net local impact balance from negative to positive. Intensive group interaction during their investigations and development of trust within the TF led to consensus decisions on safety and conditional acceptance. DOE accepted most of the TF conditions after informal negotiations. The siting process was stopped by extensive state-wide opposition resulting in legal challenge by the state and vetoes by the governor and state legislature.

Peelle, E.

1987-03-01

443

Sustainable energy for all. Technical report of task force 1 in support of the objective to achieve universal access to modern energy services by 2030  

SciTech Connect

The UN Secretary General established the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in order to guide and support efforts to achieve universal access to modern energy, rapidly increase energy efficiency, and expand the use of renewable energies. Task forces were formed involving prominent energy leaders and experts from business, government, academia and civil society worldwide. The goal of the Task Forces is to inform the implementation of the initiative by identifying challenges and opportunities for achieving its objectives. This report contains the findings of Task Force One which is dedicated to the objective of achieving universal access to modern energy services by 2030. The report shows that universal energy access can be realized by 2030 with strong, focused actions set within a coordinated framework.

Birol, Fatih [International Energy Agency, Paris (France); Brew-Hammond, Abeeku (University of Science and Technology (Ghana

2012-04-15

444

Scrambled eggs: mechanical forces as ecological factors in early development.  

PubMed

Many ecological interactions involve, at some level, mechanical forces and the movements or structural deformations they produce. Although the most familiar examples involve the functional morphology of adult structures, all life history stages (not just the adults) are subject to the laws of physics. Moreover, the success of every lineage depends on the success of every life history stage (again, not just the adults). Therefore, insights gained by using mechanical engineering principles and techniques to study ecological interactions between gametes, embryos, larvae, and their environment are essential to a well-rounded understanding of development, ecology, and evolution. Here I draw on examples from the literature and my own research to illustrate ways in which mechanical forces in the environment shape development. These include mechanical forces acting as selective factors (e.g., when coral gamete size and shape interact with turbulent water flow to determine fertilization success) and as developmental cues (e.g., when plant growth responds to gravity or bone growth responds to mechanical loading). I also examine the opposite cause-and-effect relationship by considering examples in which the development of organisms impacts ecologically relevant mechanical forces. Finally, I discuss the potential for ecological pattern formation as a result of feedback loops created by such bidirectional interactions between developmental processes and mechanical forces in the environment. PMID:12492411

Moore, Steven W

2003-01-01

445

Student Perceptions of Social Task Development in Online Group Project Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores student perceptions of social task development in an online group project and poses recommendations for implementation of group projects. Qualitative methods were used to analyze student perceptions of social task development in online group project. Respect, "being nice," follow the rules/follow the leader, communication,…

Morgan, Kari; Cameron, Bruce A.; Williams, Karen C.

2009-01-01

446

Professional Identity Development: A Grounded Theory of Transformational Tasks of New Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional identity development is an important professional issue. Examining the lived experiences of counselors-in-training (CITs), the authors used grounded theory methodology to describe the transformational tasks that are required for professional identity development. Tasks include finding a personal definition of counseling, internalizing…

Gibson, Donna M.; Dollarhide, Colette T.; Moss, Julie M.

2010-01-01

447

HHS announces Text4Health task force recommendations and global partnership:  

Cancer.gov

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new recommendations to support health text messaging and mobile health (mHealth) programs. The department has been actively exploring means to capitalize on the rapid proliferation of mobile phone technology and platforms, such as text messaging, to develop programs and/or partnerships with the overall aim of improving public health outcomes.

448

Dutchess County Resource Recovery Task Force report: Dutchess County Pyrolysis Program  

SciTech Connect

Dutchess County initiated development of a long-range master plan for Solid Waste Management in 1971. The plan included development of a resource recovery facility to service the municipalities in the County population center. Based on early recommendations, a pyrolysis facility employing Purox technology was to be implemented. A feasibility study, paid for by County funds was completed in 1975. The study provided siting recommendations, estimation of available waste, and preliminary facility design. Because of various considerations, the project was not developed. Under the Department of Energy grant, the County reassessed the feasibility of a resource recovery facility, with emphasis on confirming previous conclusions supporting the Purox technology, waste availability, energy recovery and sale and siting of the plant. The conclusions reached in the new study were: a resource recovery facility is feasible for the County; sufficient waste for such a facility is available and subject to control; While Purox technology was feasible it is not the most appropriate available technoloy for the County; that mass burning with steam recovery is the most appropriate technology; and that resource recovery while presently more expensive than landfilling, represents the only cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally sound way to handle the solid waste problem in the County.

None

1980-07-01

449

Forces  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page provides the background for a basic laboratory exercise on force. Included is an explanation of force and vector components and an interactive java applet to demonstrate vectors and vector algebra.

Sorokin, Vladimir

2004-11-28

450

Nanotechnology applications to desalination : a report for the joint water reuse & desalination task force.  

SciTech Connect

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology methods have been an integral part of international research over the past decade. Because many traditional water treatment technologies (e.g. membrane filtration, biofouling, scale inhibition, etc.) depend on nanoscale processes, it is reasonable to expect one outcome of nanotechnology research to be better, nano-engineered water treatment approaches. The most immediate, and possibly greatest, impact of nanotechnology on desalination methods will likely be the development of membranes engineered at the near-molecular level. Aquaporin proteins that channel water across cell membranes with very low energy inputs point to the potential for dramatically improved performance. Aquaporin-laced polymer membranes and aquaporin-mimicking carbon nanotubes and metal oxide membranes developed in the lab support this. A critical limitation to widespread use of nanoengineered desalination membranes will be their scalability to industrial fabrication processes. Subsequent, long-term improvements in nanoengineered membranes may result in self-healing membranes that ideally are (1) more resistant to biofouling, (2) have biocidal properties, and/or (3) selectively target trace contaminants.

Brady, Patrick Vane; Mayer, Tom; Cygan, Randall Timothy

2011-01-01

451

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries' legislative activities and the Joint Medical Library Association/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Legislative Task Force  

PubMed Central

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries' (AAHSL's) involvement in national legislative activities and other advocacy initiatives has evolved and matured over the last twenty-five years. Some activities conducted by the Medical Library Association's (MLA's) Legislative Committee from 1976 to 1984 are highlighted to show the evolution of MLA's and AAHSL's interests in collaborating on national legislative issues, which resulted in an agreement to form a joint legislative task force. The history, work, challenges, and accomplishments of the Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force, formed in 1985, are discussed. PMID:12883581

Zenan, Joan S.

2003-01-01

452

Professional Practice Plans: Recommendations from the 2005 Council of Faculties-Council of Deans Task Force  

PubMed Central

Objectives Determine the degree to which AACP member schools have established professional practice plans, characterize the nature of existing practice plans, and provide recommendations on the implementation of practice plans at AACP member schools. Design Survey of CEO Deans of AACP member institutions administered via online survey instrument. Results Sixty-five schools responded, with 29 (45%) indicating that they had an active practice plan in place. Fifty-two percent of those who do no have practice plans in place anticipate having plans established within three years. A variety of revenue sources are addressed by existing practice plans including sponsored research, patient care, educational activities and consulting. Conclusions Academic pharmacy lacks sophistication in regards to developing comprehensive professional practice plans. Colleges of pharmacy should consider differentiating plans that address monies collected from sponsored research vs. professional services. AACP should continue to monitor this topic as increasing participation by member schools is expected. PMID:17136167

Sorensen, Todd D.; Anderson, Wayne; Delafuente, Jeffrey C.; Diamond, Louis; Nappi, Jean; Pieper, John

2006-01-01

453

Task-evoked pupillometry provides a window into the development of short-term memory capacity  

PubMed Central

The capacity to keep multiple items in short-term memory (STM) improves over childhood and provides the foundation for the development of multiple cognitive abilities. The goal of this study was to measure the extent to which age differences in STM capacity are related to differences in task engagement during encoding. Children (n = 69, mean age = 10.6 years) and adults (n = 54, mean age = 27.5 years) performed two STM tasks: the forward digit span test from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and a novel eyetracking digit span task designed to overload STM capacity. Building on prior research showing that task-evoked pupil dilation can be used as a real-time index of task engagement, we measured changes in pupil dilation while participants encoded long sequences of digits for subsequent recall. As expected, adults outperformed children on both STM tasks. We found similar patterns of pupil dilation while children and adults listened to the first six digits on our STM overload task, after which the adults' pupils continued to dilate and the children's began to constrict, suggesting that the children had reached their cognitive limits and that they had begun to disengage from the task. Indeed, the point at which pupil dilation peaked at encoding was a significant predictor of WISC forward span, and this relationship held even after partialing out recall performance on the STM overload task. These findings indicate that sustained task engagement at encoding is an important component of the development of STM. PMID:24659980

Johnson, Elizabeth L.; Miller Singley, Alison T.; Peckham, Andrew D.; Johnson, Sheri L.; Bunge, Silvia A.

2014-01-01

454

Development of Prospective Memory: Tasks Based on the Prefrontal-Lobe Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the development of prospective memory using tasks based on the prefrontal-lobe model. Three groups each of 30 children, adolescents, and young adults were compared on prospective-memory performance using ongoing tasks with two levels of cognitive demand (low and high), and two levels of importance (unstressed and stressed) of remembering prospective cues. The Self-Ordered Pointing Task (SOPT), Stroop

Heather Ward; David Shum; Lynne McKinlay; Simone Baker-Tweney; Geoff Wallace

2005-01-01

455

European MEDEA+ CRYSTAL project: DFM photomasks inputs for EDA workflow task force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The cost of production of a photomask set has been soaring over the last few years, and now reaches 1 million to 2 million, almost 10% of the overall cost of a new project development. And new projects have seen their profitability lifetime reduced over time to 3 to 6 months. Any uncontrolled increase in cost or delay can make the difference between a profitable or non profitable project, and can even lead to the cancellation of the entire project. For the last few years, silicon manufacturability issues have been taken into account in the design process through a widespread use of Design For Manufacturing tools, but so far the impact of design on mask manufacturability has not been thoroughly studied. This article presents a novel Design For Mask Manufacturing approach, which defines a robust process encompassing design rules and constraints, validation procedures, exchange mechanisms between all actors in the flow (designers, mask shops, and foundry) in order to minimize the number and impact of mask design issues, to trace their root causes and severity, and automation of the handoff of design and administrative data to the mask shop. A demonstrator for the DFMM flow is being shown.

Beisser, Eric; Tissier, Michel; Au, David; Bonniol, Stéphane; Garcia, Patrick; Morey-Chaisemartin, Philippe; Sadran, Dominique; Servin, Isabelle; Tabusse, Michel

2009-04-01

456

Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Form O: Development and Standardization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the rationale, development, and standardization of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) Form O. The test is used to select individuals for officer commissioning programs, and candidates for pilot and navigator training. Form O contains 380 items organized in 16 subtests. All items are administered in a single test…

Rogers, Deborah L.; And Others

457

Developing and Assessing a Force and Motion Learning Progression  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning progressions are ordered descriptions of students' understanding of a given concept. In this paper, we describe the iterative process of developing a force and motion learning progression and associated assessment items. We report on a pair of studies designed to explore the diagnosis of students' learning progression levels. First, we…

Alonzo, Alicia C.; Steedle, Jeffrey T.

2009-01-01

458

Development of magnetic force modeling equipment for magnetic levitation system  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose a modeling equipment that obtains every equilibrium point of a magnetic levitation system automatically. To obtain every equilibrium point, we develop an automatic modeling equipment that measures the magnetic force exerted on the levitation object, the coil current of electromagnet, and the distance between the levitation object and the electromagnet. The modeling equipment is composed

Ji-Hyuk Yang; Young-Sam Lee; Oh-Kyu Kwon

2010-01-01

459

Force  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Instructions: This is a webquest designed to help students understand force. It is specifically meant to teach the idea that the greater the force applied to an object the greater the change in speed or direction of the object depending on the mass. This is also known as Newton's Second Law of Motion. Lets Learn about Force! For this project your students will understand force. They will use Newton's second law to solve the problem presented. UT Core Curriculum: Science 3rd Grade. Standard 3- Students will understand the relationship between the force applied to an object and resulting motion of the ...

Brownie, Mrs.

2010-04-07

460

[Development of combat medical robots in the US Armed Forces].  

PubMed

The current article is dedicated to the problem of scientific research organization in the field of combat medical robots development in the US Armed Forces. The role of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center is singled out. The project A Robotic System for Wounded Patient Extraction and Evacuation from Hostile Environments is described in more detail. It is noted the high cost of such technical systems development and operation. PMID:25051791

Golota, A S; Ivchenko, E V; Krassi?, A B; Kuvakin, V I; Soldatov, E A

2014-04-01

461

Radial force development during root growth measured by photoelasticity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The mechanical and topological properties of a soil like the global porosity and the distribution of void sizes greatly affect the development of a plant root, which in turn affects the shoot development. In particular, plant roots growing in heterogeneous medium like sandy soils or cracked substrates have to adapt their morphology and exert radial forces depending on the pore size in which they penetrate. We propose a model experiment in which a pivot root (chick-pea seeds) of millimetric diameter has to grow in a size-controlled gap ? (? ranging 0.5-2.3 mm) between two photoelastic grains. By time-lapse imaging, we continuously monitored the root growth and the development of optical fringes in the photoelastic neighbouring grains when the root enters the gap. Thus we measured simultaneously and in situ the root morphological changes (length and diameter growth rates, circumnutation) as well as the radial forces the root exerts. Radial forces were increasing in relation with gap constriction and experiment duration but a levelling of the force was not observed, even after 5 days and for narrow gaps. The inferred mechanical stress was consistent with the turgor pressure of compressed cells. Therefore our set-up could be a basis for testing mechanical models of cellular growth.

Kolb, Evelyne; Hartmann, Christian; Genet, Patricia

2012-02-01

462

Adapting science performance tasks developed in different countries for use in Irish primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a four-year project undertaken to develop a set of performance tasks that could be used for assessing hands-on science in Irish primary schools. It begins by considering some of the literature on performance assessment and concludes with a discussion on the potential of the tasks to support teaching and learning in science. The main body of the

Paula Kilfeather; Michael OLeary; Janet Varley

2006-01-01

463

Extending the MVC Design Pattern towards a Task-Oriented Development Approach for  

E-print Network

Extending the MVC Design Pattern towards a Task-Oriented Development Approach for Pervasive on the Model-View- Controller (MVC) design pattern. We combine the MVC methodology with a hierarchical task. 1 Introduction The use of the Model-View-Controller design pattern (MVC, cf. [1]) is very common

Ulm, Universität

464

A didactic analysis of content development during the peer teaching tasks of a Sport Education season  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Research on Sport Education (SE) has shown the curriculum model to be effective in motivating students to undertake specific role responsibilities and engage in the student-led tasks of the curriculum. Despite this level of engagement, emerging evidence suggests that student leadership within the peer teaching tasks of the curriculum can be problematic for the development of student content learning.Purpose:

Tristan Wallhead; Mary Osullivan

2007-01-01

465

Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 testing in gastric cancer: Recommendations of an Asia-Pacific Task Force.  

PubMed

Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer is an evolving area in clinical practice that has particular relevance to Asia-Pacific countries, which face a high incidence of these diseases. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that HER2-targeted therapy improves survival for patients with HER2-positive advanced disease, and drives the need for high-quality testing procedures to identify patients who will respond to treatment. However, various factors challenge day-to-day testing of gastric specimens in these countries, to a degree greater than that observed for breast specimens. Recommendations for HER2 testing of gastric cancer specimens were published as a result of the Trastuzumab for Gastric Cancer (ToGA) trial. The guidelines proposed in this manuscript build on these recommendations and emphasize local testing environments, particularly in Asia-Pacific countries. A multidisciplinary task force comprising experts from Asia-Pacific who actively work and provide education in the area was convened to assess the applicability of existing recommendations in the Asia-Pacific region. The resulting recommendations reported here highlight and clarify aspects of testing that are of particular relevance to the region, and notably emphasize multidisciplinary collaborations to optimize HER2 testing quality. PMID:25227602

Kim, Kyoung-Mee; Bilous, Michael; Chu, Kent-Man; Kim, Beom-Su; Kim, Woo-Ho; Park, Young Soo; Ryu, Min-Hee; Sheng, Weiqi; Wang, John; Chao, Yee; Ying, Jianming; Zhang, Sheng

2014-12-01

466

Conceptualizing the Work of Leading Mathematical Tasks in Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Filling the knowledge gap in the limited research on professional development leaders is an urgent issue if teacher learning is to be improved. This research and development project is studying how leaders learn to cultivate mathematically rich professional development environments. The authors adapted two frameworks from classroom-based…

Elliott, Rebekah; Kazemi, Elham; Lesseig, Kristin; Mumme, Judith; Carroll, Cathy; Kelley-Petersen, Megan

2009-01-01

467

What "To-Do" with Physician Task Lists: Clinical Task Model Development and Electronic Health Record Design Implications  

PubMed Central

Clinical task, or “to-do” lists are a common element in the physician document known as signout. Such lists are used to capture and track patient care plan items, supporting daily workflow and collaborative patient management continuity across care transitions. While physician task lists have been shown to be important to patient safety, the tasks themselves have not been systematically examined for their subject matter, structure, or components. A manual sublanguage analysis of 500 signout tasks was conducted, and a hierarchical conceptual model for clinical tasks was inductively constructed. Tasks were classified by action type (Assess, Order, Communicate, Perform) and corresponding components. The most common task action types were Assess and Order. The most common task components were “What” type components such as Tests, including subtypes Laboratory and Imaging. This study yielded several important design considerations for future electronic health record systems that support collaborative clinical task management. PMID:20351930

Stein, Daniel M.; Wrenn, Jesse O.; Stetson, Peter D.; Bakken, Suzanne

2009-01-01

468

New York Airports Data Package Number 3, John F. Kennedy International Airport, La Guardia Airport. Airport Improvement Task Force Delay Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The New York Data Package No. 3 contains preliminary Data Package No. 3 for John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) Airports for use during the fourth New York Task Force Meeting on October 17, 1978. Attachment A contains the results of th...

1978-01-01

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REPORT ON ACTIVITY OF TASK FORCE 1 IN THE LIFE CYCLE INVENTORY PROGRAMME: DATA REGISTRY - GLOBAL LIFE CYCLE INVENTORY DATA RESOURCES  

EPA Science Inventory

This paper presents a summary of the findings of a report prepared by Task Force 1 of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative on the available Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) databases around the world. An update of a previous summary prepared in May 2002 by Norris and Notten, the repor...

470

Report of the Retention Issues Subcommittee. The University System of Georgia's Task Force on Enhancing Access for African-American Males.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Retention Issues Subcommittee of the Task Force on Enhancing Access for African American Males of the University System of Georgia (USG) was charged with the identification of barriers to the successful retention of African American males within the USG and finding successful programs aimed at addressing these problems. A number of barriers…

Georgia Univ. System, Atlanta. Board of Regents.

471

Role of Dynamical Research in the Detection and Characterization of Exoplanets A White Paper submitted to the ExoPlanets Task Force  

E-print Network

Role of Dynamical Research in the Detection and Characterization of Exoplanets A White Paper submitted to the ExoPlanets Task Force Eric B. Ford, Fred C. Adams, Phil Armitage, B. Scott Gaudi, Mathew J by comparing their predictions to the observed exoplanet population (§2.2). This approach benefits greatly from

Rasio, Frederic A.

472

Nursing Education in High Blood Pressure Control. Report of the Task Force on the Role of Nursing in High Blood Pressure Control.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide on high blood pressure (hypertension) for nursing educators has five sections: (1) Introduction and Objectives provides information regarding the establishment and objectives of the National Task Force on the Role of Nursing in High Blood Pressure Control and briefly discusses nursing's role in hypertension control; (2) Goals…

National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. High Blood Pressure Information Center.

473

Review and Response to the Final Report of the National Black Health Providers Task Force on High Blood Pressure Education and Control.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) review of and response to the final report of the National Black Health Providers Task Force on High Blood Pressure Education and Control. The response includes a statement of NHLBI's involvement in health research, and descriptions of what steps can be taken to solve the…

Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.

474

Abstract--Few robot tasks require as forceful an interaction with the world as excavation. In order to effectively plan its  

E-print Network

Abstract-- Few robot tasks require as forceful an interaction with the world as excavation. In order to effectively plan its actions, our robot excavator requires a method that allows it to predict to account for the phenomena specific to excavation. In addition, we examine how representation

Singh, Sanjiv

475

The Domestic Violence Component of the New York Task Force Report on Women in the Courts: An Evaluation and Assessment of New York City Courts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This piece contains the findings of a survey conducted to evaluate the impact of the New York Task Force On Women in the Court's Report in the area of domestic violence and of the progress that has taken place since the Report's publication. The authors hope to provide insight not only into the next steps that should be taken in

Sarah Eaton; Ariella Hyman

1992-01-01

476

Final Report of the Task Force To Review the Educational Program and the Governance System of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on a state (Maine) legislative task force evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the educational program and governance system of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in the context of the range of alternative educational models and placements available. Conclusions and recommendations are organized into the…

McCarthy, Phillip D.; Ames, Alison L.

477

Report of the Regents Task Force on Medical School Enrollment and Physician Manpower to the Regents of the University of the State of New York.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The task force was charged with defining medical manpower goals and suggesting programs that will assure an adequate supply of competently trained medical manpower distributed in such a way that health care is accessible to all residents of the state. Specific topics addressed in this report are: physician supply and distribution problems; foreign…

New York State Education Dept., Albany.

478

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: An Update of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease are leading causes of death in the United States. In 2002, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommended that clinicians discuss aspirin with adults who are at increase risk for co...

S. Ko T. Miller, T. Wolff

2009-01-01

479

Report of the Council for Exceptional Children's Task Force on Policy Issues Relating to the Management of Students with Communicable Diseases.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How schools can effectively work with exceptional students who have communicable diseases was the focus of an eight-member Task Force appointed by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Governmental Relations Committee. Its report begins with an overview of existing guidelines and defines specific communicable diseases (Hepatitis B,…

Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.

480

Business and International Education. A Report Submitted by the Task Force on Business and International Education to Government/Academic Interface Committee. Occasional Paper No.4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was undertaken of the educational needs of present and future managers of the large number of business firms in the United States that are or will be affected by economic and political environments abroad. The task force concluded that most firms, regardless of size and type of operation, will be affected by economic and political…

American Council on Education, Washington, DC. International Education Project.

481

State of the Art in Statistical Significance and Effect Size Reporting: A Review of the APA Task Force Report and Current Trends.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses the state of the art in use of statistical significance tests and effect size interpretation, explicating the current debate regarding hypothesis testing; reviewing the newly published American Psychological Association Task Force on Statistical Inference report on statistical inference; examining current trends in reporting practices in…

Henson, Robin K.; Smith, A. Delany

2000-01-01

482

The Physics of Optimal Decision Making: A Formal Analysis of Models of Performance in Two-Alternative Forced-Choice Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors consider optimal decision making in two-alternative forced-choice (TAFC) tasks. They begin by analyzing 6 models of TAFC decision making and show that all but one can be reduced to the drift diffusion model, implementing the statistically optimal algorithm (most accurate for a given speed or fastest for a given…

Bogacz, Rafal; Brown, Eric; Moehlis, Jeff; Holmes, Philip; Cohen, Jonathan D.

2006-01-01

483

Urban energy management today: Ten year compendium of UCETF programs. Products and expertise of the Urban Consortium Energy Task Force, 1979--1989  

SciTech Connect

The reports listed in this Overview summarize projects conducted through the Urban Consortium Energy Task Force by local government staff who have defined and implemented many of the energy strategies described above. Reports from their projects illustrate effective approaches to plan and implement these strategies, as well as software tools, surveys, and technical instruments valuable to other local government officials conducting similar projects.

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1990-01-01

484

Effects of the resting time associated with the number of trials on the total and individual finger forces in a maximum grasping task.  

PubMed

The repetitive and excessive workload accompanying grip strength- or hand-intensive tasks are often considered to be common causes of work-related upper limb musculoskeletal disorders. For this reason, numerous experimental studies have been performed on maximum grip strength. However, due to an absence of standard guidelines, researchers have adopted different resting times and number of trials suited for their particular research purposes. The effects of resting time and the number of trials on the maximum total grip strength and individual finger forces of 24 participants over 20 trials were investigated. Results showed that the total grip strength and individual finger strengths differed significantly according to the resting time and the number of trials (p<0.05). Overall, grip strength tended to increase with a reduction in resting time (% reduction: 7.8%, 9.1%, 11.1%, and 13.0% for 3 min, 2 min, 1 min, and 30s resting time, respectively) as well as with an increase in the number of trials (% reduction: 8%, 10%, 13%, and 16% for 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th trials). The effects of resting time and the number of trials also showed statistically significant effects on individual finger forces. Regression equations of total grip strength and finger forces with resting time and number of trials were established. These equations were then applied to formulate guidelines for appropriate resting times in experiments based on the number of trials and acceptable reductions in grip strength. Data from this and future studies regarding decreasing grip strength and the contribution of each finger are expected to form the groundwork for ergonomic hand tool design and development. PMID:23849899

Lim, Cheol-Min; Kong, Yong-Ku

2014-05-01

485

Development of a high pressure micromechanical force apparatus  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The formation of gas hydrates and subsequent plugging of pipelines are risks that need to be well understood during the production and transportation of oil and gas in subsea flowlines. These flowlines are typically operating at low temperature and high pressure conditions, which are well within the hydrate formation stability region. One of the key processes for hydrate plugs to develop is the agglomeration of hydrates. To obtain a more comprehensive understanding on this problem, we have developed a high-pressure micromechanical force (MMF) apparatus to directly measure cohesive forces between gas hydrate particles. The MMF system i