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*  "A Study of the Possible Implications of Current Institutional Practice" by Tamer Khadre
The hypothesis of a higher education bubble in the United States is one that has been discussed in literature for a number of years, with parallels being drawn to the inflation and deflation of prices of commodities in industries such as housing and the stock market. This study examines the applicability of such a hypothesis to the international education sector of the higher education industry in the United States. The focus of this study is (a) the perceived impact of current institutional practices in the field of international education on the long term viability of the field overall and (b) the opinions of practitioners in the field on current trends and practices. Complicating factors include both (a) U.S.-based influences such as policies and attitudes at individual institutions and (b) external influences such as international completion and U.S. foreign policy. The health and outlook of international education in the United States is gauged through ...
  http://digitalcollections.sit.edu/capstones/2716/
*  Full text of "History of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church from its organization on the fifth of August 1747 to its one hundred...
THE SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH. ERECTED 1870. HISTORY oTtfte Scotch Plains Baptist €burcl) from its Organization on tbe f Iftft of jF!ugu$t 1747 to its One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary on the Tiftb of jfiugwst i$97 Prepared by Rev. J. H. Parks, D. D, and Judge James D. Cleaver and published by the ei)urcl) Scotcl) Plains, Hew Jersey « I«97 • PRESS OF A. D. BKEKEN, i() WARREN ST., N. Y. Allen County Public Library 900 Wobstsr Street PC Bex 2270 Fort W£yii3, IN 46801-2270 The trustees of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church adopted the following Preamble and Resolutions, Feb. 12, 1896: "Whereas the One hundred and fiftieth Anni- versary of the organization of this Church will arrive in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, and will be a period in the history of the Old Church, which ought of right and of gratitude to God, to be marked with suitable and appropriate ceremonies of observance, congratulation and thankfulness; And, Whereas, in the opinion of this ...
  http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofscotchp00park/historyofscotchp00park_djvu.txt
*  Physicians with High-Minority Patient Panels Are More Likely to Be in Community or Public Clinics and Institutional Practices -...
The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. ...
  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives-and-data/chart-cart/in-the-literature/do-primary-care-physicians-treating-minority-patients-report-problems-delivering-high-quality-care/p/physicians-with-high-minority-patient-panels-are-more-likely-to-be-in-community-or-public-clinics-an
*  Promise Abandoned: How Policy Choices and Institutional Practices Restrict College Opportunities - The Education Trust
The results are devastating: this country' s four-year colleges, long the engine of social and economic mobility, look less and less like America. For example, high-achieving students from the lowest-income families are only attending college at the same rate as the lowest-achieving students from wealthy families.. "When our nation s four-year colleges look more like bastions of privilege than engines of opportunity, we pay a serious national price, " said Haycock. " Today, our country not only has less economic mobility than we did 20 years ago, but we have less than in most other developed countries. ". Instead of devoting money and support to make college a reality for students with the least resources, federal and state governments and institutions themselves are systematically denying these students the opportunities they deserve.. " These policies undermine the notion of the American dream no matter how hard these students work, and no matter how high they achieve in high school, they ...
  https://edtrust.org/press_release/promise-abandoned-how-policy-choices-and-institutional-practices-restrict-college-opportunities-2/
*  The Writing Program Administrator's Resource: A Guide To Reflective Institutional Practice (Paperback) - Routledge
The role of the writing program administrator is one of diverse activities and challenges, and preparation for the position has traditionally come through performing the job itself. As a result, uninitiated WPAs often find themselves struggling to manage…
  https://www.routledge.com/The-Writing-Program-Administrators-Resource-A-Guide-To-Reflective-Institutional/Brown-Enos-Assistant-Editor-Cha/p/book/9780805838275
*  Mobile technologies and the spatiotemporal configurations of institutional practice - IT-University of Copenhagen
One of the most significant contemporary technological trends is institutional adoption and use of mobile and location-based systems and services. We argue that the notion of "location" as it manifests itself in location-based systems is being produced as an object of exchange. Here we are specifically concerned with what happens to institutional roles, power relationships, and decision-making processes when a particular type of information-that of spatiotemporal location of people-is made into a technologically tradable object through the use of location-based systems. We examine the introduction of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies by the California criminal justice system and the institution of parole for monitoring the movements of parolees, with consequences both for the everyday lives of these parolees and the work practices of their parole officers. We document the ways in which broad adoption of location-based and mobile technologies has ...
  https://pure.itu.dk/portal/en/publications/mobile-technologies-and-the-spatiotemporal-configurations-of-institutional-practice
*  Accounting as social and institutional practice - LSE Research Online
This book provides a socio-historical analysis of accounting. It is the first major collection to address the multiple arenas in which accounting emerges and operates. As accounting continues to gain in importance in so many spheres of social life, an understanding of the conditions and consequences of such a calculative technology is vital. This book demonstrates the value of analyzing accounting work in relation to developments in accounting, organizational analysis, sociology and political science, and provides a critical perspective on the conditions and consequences of accounting practices.. ...
  http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/21098/
*  Philosophy as an Institutional Practice | Larval Subjects .
Carl, over at the marvelously named Dead Voles, has an interesting post up on the so-called 'new philosophy' and its relationship to the history of philosophy. As Carl writes: As I've remarked recently, finding repetition in history is subject to a variety of difficulties of fact and interpretation. Context matters, and we may also recall…
  https://larvalsubjects.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/philosophy-as-an-institutional-practice/
*  Marcus & Millichap beefs up institutional practice here | Crain's Cleveland Business
The brokerage team formed by Michael Barron, Daniel Burkons and Joshua Wintermute has been added to the Institutional Property Advisors unit of the Calabasas, Calif.-based, investment-focused real estate firm.
  http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170519/news/170519772/marcus-millichap-beefs-institutional-practice-here
*  NCOA, Bedlin Brief Leading Aging Organizations on Health Care Reform, Needed Long-Term Care ... ( WASHINGTON Nov. 30 -- At...
Health, ...WASHINGTON Nov. 30 -- At a briefing of the Le... Millions of seniors after working hard all their lives are being fo...Supporting provisions to address these challenges is not only needed ...At the briefing Bedlin noted that despite the strong preference to st...,NCOA,,Bedlin,Brief,Leading,Aging,Organizations,on,Health,Care,Reform,,Needed,Long-Term,Care,Provisions,medicine,medical news today,latest medical news,medical newsletters,current medical news,latest medicine news
  http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-1/NCOA--Bedlin-Brief-Leading-Aging-Organizations-on-Health-Care-Reform--Needed-Long-Term-Care-Provisions-62296-1/
*  Epigenetics and organisation - On Biology
Initial studies of chromatin looping conformation focused on single loci. These studies identified a pivotal role for the 11 zinc finger CCCTC- binding factor, CTCF, in shaping chromatin loops and demonstrated that cohesin co-localised with CTCF to stabilise loops 1-5. Cohesin was also shown to interact with large promoter-enhancer complexes such as Mediator 6. In the last two years our understanding of chromatin organisation has been further increased by studies that have taken a genome-wide approach. It has been noted that architectural proteins CTCF and/or cohesin binding sites are enriched at boundaries between TADS 7; 8. However, CTCF and cohesin sites are also present within TADS and may therefore not be the only determinants of TAD structure.. In the June issue of Cell this year, Phillips-Cremins et al. identified that distinct combinations of CTCF, CTCF, cohesin, and Mediator work in a combinatorial manner to functionally organize chromatin in a cell-type-specific manner at the ...
  http://0-blogs.biomedcentral.com.brum.beds.ac.uk/on-biology/2013/09/26/epigenetics-and-organisation/
*  Why medical centers must teach their physicians well | BrandeisNOW
As the national conversation about healthcare reform engages millions of Americans, a new Brandeis study sheds light on the values of medical faculty who train the nation's physicians and lead in health care and research in the U.S. The study, published this week in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, shows that faculty values regarding clinical care, education, community service and research correlate well with the stated missions of their institutions, but that in some instances, the institutions fall short of "practicing what they preach.". The first of its kind to assess the alignment between institutional practices and individual faculty values, the study involved conducting and evaluating in-depth interviews with 96 faculty members, mostly physicians, at five diverse U.S. academic medical centers. In the interviews, the researchers asked faculty about their professional experiences and aspirations. Faculty prioritized caring for the underserved, teaching, ...
  http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2009/october/poloivalues-release.html
*  Race, Drugs, and Law Enforcement in the United States | Human Rights Watch
1]. For succinct summaries of the opposing views, see Ethan Nadelmann, Op-Ed., Let's End Drug Prohibition, Wall St. J., December 5, 2008, and John P. Walters, Op-Ed., Our Drug Policy Is a Success, Wall St. J., December 5, 2008. [2] See infra Part II. [3] International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), G.A. Res. 20/2106 Annex, U.N. GAOR Supp. No. 14, at 47, U.N. Doc A/6014 (Dec. 21, 1965), 660 U.N.T.S. 195, ratified by the United States November 20, 1994 [hereinafter ICERD]. [4] Structural racism has been defined as "a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with 'whiteness' and disadvantages associated with 'color' to endure and adapt over time." Lawrence, et al., The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community ...
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2009/06/19/race-drugs-and-law-enforcement-united-states
*  Interchange: The Racialization of Justice
Breezy, who was battered by her former husband, will be sixty this summer and all she wants is to go home to be with her grandchildren. Professor Priscilla Ocen, JD, UCLA, writes in an article: "Punishing Pregnancy: Race, Incarceration and the Shacking of Pregnant Prisoners," "that the regulation and punishment of Black women within these oppressive systems reinforced and reproduced stereotypes of Black women as deviant and dangerous and that these images in turn animate harsh practices against all women prisoners. The Eighth Amendment, the primary constitutional vehicle for challenging conditions of confinement, however, is insufficient to combat this problem at the structural level. This is so because of its focus on the subjective intentions of prison officials at the individual level and through its omission of any consideration of how race underlies institutional practices. Instead, this article suggests an expanded reading of the Eighth Amendment and ...
  http://wandasabir.blogspot.com/2011/04/racialization-of-justice.html
*  Docetaxel Followed by CEF (Cyclophosphamide, Epirubicin and 5-Fluorouracil) Compared to Docetaxel and Capecitabine Followed by...
Locoregional radiotherapy is given according to the institutional practice after completing adjuvant chemotherapy (Tx3/CEFx3 or TXx3/CEXx3).. All patients with ER and/or PgR positive disease will receive adjuvant endocrine therapy. This will consist of 1 mg p.o. anastrozole (ArimidexR) given for 60 months in women who were post-menopausal prior to chemotherapy (no menstrual periods for , 6 months) or of tamoxifen 20 mg p.o. for 60 months in women who were pre-menopausal prior to chemotherapy.. Use of trastuzumab is allowed in HER-2 positive disease.. Patients will be followed up for 5 years post-randomization. ...
  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/record/NCT00114816?view=results
*  Docetaxel Followed by CEF (Cyclophosphamide, Epirubicin and 5-Fluorouracil) Compared to Docetaxel and Capecitabine Followed by...
Locoregional radiotherapy is given according to the institutional practice after completing adjuvant chemotherapy (Tx3/CEFx3 or TXx3/CEXx3).. All patients with ER and/or PgR positive disease will receive adjuvant endocrine therapy. This will consist of 1 mg p.o. anastrozole (ArimidexR) given for 60 months in women who were post-menopausal prior to chemotherapy (no menstrual periods for , 6 months) or of tamoxifen 20 mg p.o. for 60 months in women who were pre-menopausal prior to chemotherapy.. Use of trastuzumab is allowed in HER-2 positive disease.. Patients will be followed up for 5 years post-randomization. ...
  https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00114816
*  GGC Medicines
The Shared Care Protocol for melatonin for use in children with sleep disturbance has been reviewed, with new products added and a change to how it will be prescribed in the community. The products listed are Bio-melatonin 3mg tablets, Circadin 2mg SR tablets and melatonin 1mg/ml liquid (available as a 'special'). The solid dose formulations are the preferred option and are suitable for the majority of patients. More details of the licensing status of these medicines can be found in the shared care protocol.. These products allow a variety of doses to be prescribed and can be used in combination to achieve the total daily dose. It is not uncommon to find immediate and sustained release formulations co-prescribed as the combination addresses issues with sleep onset and sleep latency. The Bio-melatonin tablets can also be crushed and sprinkled on foodstuff where required.. Secondary care specialists, e.g. consultant psychiatrists and community paediatricians will initiate melatonin therapy using ...
  http://ggcprescribing.org.uk/blog/medicines-update-primary-care-september-2016/
*  Online Continuing Medical Education | Medical education
Primary Care Series The online continuing medical education (CME) series is designed for busy primary care physicians who care for children. The topics, selected by course director and community pediatrician...
  http://www.tadalafilearn.com/ContinuingMedicalEducation/online-continuing-medical-education
*  Hib campaign hailed a cautious success as infection rates fall | News Article | Pulse Today
The Government's controversial Haemophilus influenza type b booster campaign has been cautiously hailed a success with disease rates already in decline, despite complaints from GPs about its implementation and funding.. Government vaccine advisers are now 'looking seriously' at whether a fourth booster should be added to the childhood vaccination schedule.. As the campaign ended last week with some GPs still disputing how the £1 administration fee should be split, the Health Protection Agency reported that early indications showed levels of Hib in young children were falling.. Rates of infection in under-fives rose four-fold from 1998 to 2.81 per 100,000 in 2001, prompting the catch-up vaccination campaign.. GPC prescribing spokes-man Dr Peter Fellows, a GP in Lydney, Gloucestershire, said the campaign had been 'well worth doing' . He added GPs should carry on giving the booster and called on the Gov- ernment to continue funding.. Professor Brent Taylor, community paediatrician and Joint ...
  http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/hib-campaign-hailed-a-cautious-success-as-infection-rates-fall/10872869.article
*  Freya's Freedom - Tree of Hope
Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page...... On the 10th August 2010 I was blessed with a beautiful baby daughter....my little Freya! She was born by forceps delivery at 42 weeks and weighed a healthy 8lb 13oz. I fell head over heels in love with her immediately! As the weeks and months went by I fell more and more in love with her,but did become concerned that she was not reaching milestones that were expected. Not only that but when she was 10 months old I expressed my concerns about the positioning of her feet. I had picked up on the fact her feet would tilt inwards when she was weight bearing.She was referred to see a community pediatrician who told me not to be concerned and that she would grow out of it,"maybe we're just worrying about nothing" I thought. Months passed and this continued and only seemed to get worse,and there was still no sign of Freya learning to walk. Again,I was told not to be concerned and to leave it until she was 18 months old before looking into it ...
  http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/freyasfreedom/
*  Accountable Care Organizations Hold Promise, But Will They Achieve Cost and Quality Targets? | Managed Care magazine
The number of effective cost control and clinical redesign schemes available to ACOs is extensive. A practical strategy is to focus on the hospital side of the equation with hospitalists, discharge clinics, and complex case management. Creating patient-centered medical homes and utilizing quality outcomes as a basis for physician payment produce results. The challenge is how best to focus the organization on issues that matter most. Three issues are critical to success.. First is care management. Most organized health care entities know how to manage cases within their four walls. Few do a good job of managing care when the patient leaves the building. Yet tools are widely available to do both.. Upfront analytics identify at-risk, high-cost populations, create clinical groupings, assess financial opportunity, and point out potentially effective interventions.. Predictive modeling identifies individual patients that are at risk, outside of clinical indications, "frequent flyers," and not adhering ...
  http://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/2010/10/accountable-care-organizations-hold-promise-will-they-achieve-cost-and-quality?page=14
*  Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician
Background: More than 200,000 invasive breast cancer diagnoses are expected in 2007, and primary care physicians often encounter issues with screening for recurrence, familial risk, and complications of breast cancer or treatment. Hayes reviewed evidence-based guidelines from various organizations on the specific health needs in patients with early breast cancer and summarized major recommendations for follow-up in these patients.. Recommendations: In general, patients with breast cancer should be evaluated every four to six months during the year after diagnosis. After the first year, patients should receive annual evaluations if they are no longer receiving therapy, mammograms, and assessments for symptoms of recurrence.. In patients with a history of breast cancer, annual screening with mammography is the standard of care for detecting new primary breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging or high-resolution ultrasonography may be useful in high-risk patients, although the role of these tests ...
  http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1864a.html
*  The challenges holding back CX leaders and how to overcome them | Heidrick & Struggles
Today's organizations are prioritizing customer experience (CX). However, CX leaders still face challenges within their organizations. In 2015, Heidrick & Struggles partnered with Forrester to survey more than 250 chief marketing officers (CMOs) and CX professionals about the challenges they experience-and how to overcome those challenges.. The challenges Lack of customer-centric organizational culture: When the company culture isn't customer-centric, CX pros may have trouble getting others in the organization on board. Counterproductive organizational structure and processes: Organizational structure and processes can hurt more than they help if they are not developed with CX in mind. Lagging technology capabilities: As mobile use increases and digital touchpoints proliferate, lagging technology or technical problems can get in the way of meeting customer expectations. Organizations benefit when CX pros have more influence over digital transformation strategy.. Insufficient influence, support, ...
  http://www.heidrick.com/Knowledge-Center/Publication/The-challenges-holding-back-CX-leaders-and-how-to-overcome-them
*  Wofford College - Honorary Organizations
Wofford boasts a number of Honorary Academic and Service Organizations on campus. From a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society, to the Alpha chapter of the National German Honor Society, Wofford has many avenues to recognize its outstanding students and faculty in many disciplines ...
  http://www.wofford.edu/honoraryorganizations/
*  IAEA-EL - Interlaboratory Comparisons & Proficiency Test
The goal of interlaboratory studies is to demonstrate that participating to interlaboratory comparisons (ILCs) and proficiency tests (PTs) leads to improved quality of analytical results. The results from ILCs or PTs are of crucial interest for laboratories as these provide clear information of its measurement capabilities. It would be pointed out that the participation is either voluntary or forced by external requirements (e.g. legal, accreditation, control bodies). InterLaboratory Comparison (ILC) exercises and Proficiency Test (PT) schemes involve comparison of participant s results with an assigned value, which usually is delivered as a consensus value from the overall population of test results ...
  https://www.iaea.org/monaco/page.php?page=2110