Simmons College has been selected by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) as a demonstration site to pilot the use of competency-based learning and outcome assessments in the college's graduate health care management education program.
SPOKANE – A pharmacy professor at Washington State University plans to spend fall semester working with and studying a select group of Parkinson’s Disease patients, thanks to a national fellowship award.
A pilotless hurricane hunter is being flown by remote control into hurricane force winds for the first time to give researchers from NOAA and NASA a real time, low altitude look at a storm with hurricane category 1 winds hovering around 80 miles per hour.
NOAA has named Robert Maxson director of the Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, the nation’s primary source of weather information for domestic and international flights. Maxson will leave his post as a research pilot with the National Science Foundation in Boulder, Colo. and begin his new duties at NOAA on Feb. 4.
A Primary Care Intervention for Weight Loss: Results of a Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
1614 (August 2010). doi:10.1038/oby.2009.457
Authors: Adam G. Tsai, Thomas A. Wadden, Marisa A. Rogers, Susan C. Day, Renee H. Moore
& Buneka J. Islam
Food-Related Odor Probes of Brain Reward Circuits During Hunger: A Pilot fMRI Study
1566 (August 2010). doi:10.1038/oby.2010.57
Co-authored with Cyrus Frelinghuysen.
Background: Low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening can detect early stage lung cancer in high-risk populations. However, no data on repeated annual screening over more than 5 years are available, and the impact of screening on lung cancer mortality is controversial.
Seizing the chance to work with Pensacola's District Social Security office, in partnership with U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller's office, University of West Florida students from the Department of Communication Arts received the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real world situation.
Pilot skill in the Colombia plane crash is being pointed to as a key factor in saving the lives of 130 passengers. One passenger died.