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Anderson University is a selective private comprehensive university located in Anderson, in the U.S. state of South Carolina, offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in approximately 60 areas of study. Anderson is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is accredited as a Level V institution by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All of the University's professional degree programs eligible for additional specialized accreditation are so accredited at the national level: the College of Education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education ; music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music ; the College of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs ; and the art, graphic design, and interior design programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design . The School of Nursing programs are approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing and by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing .Anderson is also recognized as one of eleven South Carolina Teaching Fellows institutions sanctioned to educate the state's future public school teachers. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of Southern Comprehensive Universities by U.S. News and World Report. It is also recognized as one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc., one of America's Best Christian Colleges, and is consistently recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the top universities in the Southeast. Since 2009, Anderson has been recognized by U. S. News and World Report as one of a small number of "Up and Coming" institutions in the country for its recent advancements and innovation. In the 2010, 2011, and 2015 editions of America's Best Colleges, Anderson was named the top "Up and Coming" regional college in the South. In 2014, an analysis released by U. S. News & World Report indicated that Anderson University was the most financially efficient regional college in the South. In the 2015 edition, Anderson was named the top regional college with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. In August, 2014, the Chronicle of Higher Education indicated that Anderson is one of the fastest growing private universities in America with a ranking of 18th among private baccalaureate institutions.Over the last twelve years, Anderson's official fall enrollment has grown significantly , from approximately 1,608 students in 2002 to 3,249 students in the fall of 2014.Anderson University recently completed construction of five new residence halls with a capacity of 360, and re-purposed a historic campus building into a 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art nursing education center. It broke ground in August 2014 on three projects at its Athletic Campus - a 12-court tennis center, a softball stadium, and a swimming pool. Anderson is also raising resources to construct a new 80,000 square foot, $18 million student center in the heart of the campus.Anderson participates in the NCAA Division II and is a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Of note is the men's basketball team's participation in the Elite Eight regional playoffs in the spring of 2011 and the University's numerous conference championships in several other sports. The University's newly acquired 77-acre athletic campus stands adjacent to the academic campus and will be the site of significant growth in athletic facilities over the next decade. The site plan, which includes an existing soccer stadium, calls for a new softball stadium, tennis center, and swimming pool to be open in 2015, followed by a new baseball stadium, lacrosse field, practice fields, two intramural and practice gymnasiums, track and field facilities, and athletic administration offices in following years.Anderson has been named by Presidents Bush and Obama numerous times to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. In a typical year, Anderson students are required to contribute approximately 15,000 hours of service to numerous community human service organizations. Wikipedia.

Marine J.-C.,Vlaams Institute for Biotechnology | Lozano G.,Anderson University, South Carolina
Cell Death and Differentiation | Year: 2010

The really interesting genes (RING)-finger-containing oncoprotein, Mdm2, is a promising drug target for cancer therapy. A key Mdm2 function is to promote ubiquitylation and proteasomal-dependent degradation of the tumor suppressor protein p53. Recent reports provide novel important insights into Mdm2-mediated regulation of p53 and how the physical and functional interactions between these two proteins are regulated. Moreover, a p53-independent role of Mdm2 has recently been confirmed by genetic data. These advances and their potential implications for the development of new cancer therapeutic strategies form the focus of this review. © 2010 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved. Source

Butler J.S.,Anderson University, South Carolina
Blood | Year: 2013

Complex developmental processes such as hematopoiesis require a series of precise and coordinated changes in cellular identity to ensure blood homeostasis. Epigenetic mechanisms help drive changes in gene expression that accompany the transition from hematopoietic stem cells to terminally differentiated blood cells. Genome-wide profiling technologies now provide valuable glimpses of epigenetic changes that occur during normal hematopoiesis, and genetic mouse models developed to investigate the in vivo functions of chromatin-modifying enzymes clearly demonstrate significant roles for these enzymes during embryonic and adult hematopoiesis. Here, we will review the basic science aspects of chromatin modifications and the enzymes that add, remove, and interpret these epigenetic marks. This overview will provide a framework for understanding the roles that these molecules play during normal hematopoiesis. Moreover, many chromatin-modifying enzymes are involved in hematologic malignancies, underscoring the importance of establishing and maintaining appropriate chromatin modification patterns to normal hematology. Source

To ensure that National Institutes of Health-funded research is relevant to the population's needs, specific emphasis on proportional representation of minority/sex groups into National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer centers' clinical research programs is reported to the NCI. EMPaCT investigators at 5 regionally diverse comprehensive cancer centers compared data reported to the NCI for their most recent Cancer Center Support Grant competitive renewal to assess and compare the centers' catchment area designations, data definitions, data elements, collection processes, reporting, and performance regarding proportional representation of race/ethnicity and sex subsets. Cancer centers' catchment area definitions differed widely in terms of their cancer patient versus general population specificity, levels of specificity, and geographic coverage. Racial/ethnic categories were similar, yet were defined differently, across institutions. Patients' socioeconomic status and insurance status were inconsistently captured across the 5 centers. Catchment area definitions and the collection of patient-level demographic factors varied widely across the 5 comprehensive cancer centers. This challenged the assessment of success by cancer centers in accruing representative populations into the cancer research enterprise. Accrual of minorities was less than desired for at least 1 racial/ethnic subcategory at 4 of the 5 centers. Institutions should clearly and consistently declare their primary catchment area and the rationale and should report how race/ethnicity and sex are defined, determined, collected, and reported. More standardized, frequent, consistent collection, reporting, and review of these data are recommended, as is a commitment to collecting socioeconomic data, given that socioeconomic status is a primary driver of cancer disparities in the United States. © 2014 American Cancer Society. Source

Clinical trials are the final links in the chains of knowledge and for determining the roles of therapeutic advances. Unfortunately, in an important sense they are the weakest links. This article describes two designs that are being explored today: platform trials and basket trials. Both are attempting to merge clinical research and clinical practice. © 2015 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Source

Navin N.E.,Anderson University, South Carolina
Genome Biology | Year: 2014

The study of single cancer cells has transformed from qualitative microscopic images to quantitative genomic datasets. This paradigm shift has been fueled by the development of single-cell sequencing technologies, which provide a powerful new approach to study complex biological processes in human cancers. © 2014 Navin; licensee BioMed Central. Source

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