Sacramento, CA, United States
Sacramento, CA, United States

California State University, Sacramento , founded in 1947 as Sacramento State College, is a public comprehensive university in the city of Sacramento, the capital city of the U.S. state of California. It is the eleventh oldest school in the 23 campus California State University system. The university enrolls approximately 29,000 students annually, has an alumni base of 215,000 and awards 7,000 degrees annually. The university offers 151 different Bachelor's degrees, 69 Master's degrees, 28 types of teaching credentials, and 2 Doctoral degrees. The university also has extensions in Singapore, offering a unique IMBA .The campus is consistently one of the top three destinations among all universities in the state for California Community College students, welcoming over 4,000 new transfers each academic year.The campus sits on 300 acres, covered with over 3,500 trees and over 1,200 resting in the University Arboretum . The university is the site of two National Register of Historic Places, the Julia Morgan House and the Pony Express. The Arbor Day Foundation officially declared the university "Tree Campus USA" in 2012. The university has been distinguished as a U.S. President's National & Community Service Honor Roll member in 2013. Wikipedia.

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With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Ellen Chan, RN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Ellen is a Registered Nurse with 28 years of experience in her field and extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially medical/surgical nursing, orthopedics, education, nursing informatics, and high fidelity simulation. Ellen is currently serving patients as Staff Nurse IV at Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Adjunct Professor teaching Medical Surgical Nursing II at Yuba College in Marysville, California; and recently teaching Medical Surgical I, II, and III at Samuel Merritt University in Sacramento, California. Ellen completed the vocational nursing program in 1992 at Napa College, before receiving her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1999 from the College of San Mateo. An advocate for continuing education, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2009 from California State University, Sacramento, followed by her Master of Science Degree in Nursing in 2014 from Chamberlain College of Nursing. To stay current with the latest advances in nursing, Ellen maintains a professional membership with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the California Teachers Association. For her wealth of experience and knowledge, Ellen is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including inclusion in Montclair Who’s Who In Nursing. She is active in volunteer work, and attributes her success to her desire to save lives and continue her education, as well as her passion to serve others and contributes to the world in her own way. When she is not assisting her patients, Ellen enjoys baking, reading, dancing, singing, and traveling. Learn more about Ellen here: and be sure to  read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Reams A.B.,California State University, Sacramento | Roth J.R.,University of California at Davis
Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology | Year: 2015

Changes in gene copy number are among the most frequent mutational events in all genomes and were among the mutations for which a physical basis was first known. Yet mechanisms of gene duplication remain uncertain because formation rates are difficult to measure and mechanisms may vary with position in a genome. Duplications are compared here to deletions, which seem formally similar but can arise at very different rates by distinct mechanisms. Methods of assessing duplication rates and dependencies are described with several proposed formation mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on duplications formed in extensively studied experimental situations. Duplications studied in microbes are compared with those observed in metazoan cells, specifically those in genomes of cancer celIs. Duplications, and especially their derived amplifications, are suggested to form by multistep processes often under positive selection for increased copy number. © 2015 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; all rights reserved.

Partovi M.H.,California State University, Sacramento
Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics | Year: 2011

Heisenberg's uncertainty principle is formulated for a set of generalized measurements within the framework of majorization theory, resulting in a partial uncertainty order on probability vectors that is stronger than those based on quasientropic measures. The theorem that emerges from this formulation guarantees that the uncertainty of the results of a set of generalized measurements without a common eigenstate has an inviolable lower bound which depends on the measurement set but not the state. A corollary to this theorem yields a parallel formulation of the uncertainty principle for generalized measurements corresponding to the entire class of quasientropic measures. Optimal majorization bounds for two and three mutually unbiased bases in two dimensions are calculated. Similarly, the leading term of the majorization bound for position and momentum measurements is calculated which provides a strong statement of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle in direct operational terms. Another theorem provides a majorization condition for the least-uncertain generalized measurement of a given state with interesting physical implications. © 2011 American Physical Society.

Baker D.L.,California State University, Sacramento
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved | Year: 2013

This qualitative study explored the barriers and facilitators of cancer screening among women of Hmong origin. Using a community-based participatory research approach, we conducted focus groups (n=44) with Hmong women who represented four distinct demographic groups among the Hmong community. The participants described sociocultural barriers to screening, which included a lack of accurate knowledge about the causes of cervical cancer, language barriers, stigma, fear, lack of time, and embarrassment. Structural barriers included attitudes and practices of health care providers, lack of insurance, and negative perceptions of services at clinics for the uninsured. Health care providers may require additional training and increased time per visit to provide culturally sensitive care for refugee groups such as the Hmong. Health-related social marketing efforts aimed at improving health literacy may also help to reduce health inequities related to cancer screening among the Hmong. © Meharry Medical College.

Brown M.B.,California State University, Sacramento
Social Studies of Science | Year: 2015

This essay examines five ideal–typical conceptions of politics in science and technology studies. Rather than evaluating these conceptions with reference to a single standard, the essay shows how different conceptions of politics serve distinct purposes: normative critique, two approaches to empirical description, and two views of democracy. I discuss each conception of politics with respect to how well it fulfills its apparent primary purpose, as well as its implications for the purpose of studying a key issue in contemporary democratic societies: the politicization of science. In this respect, the essay goes beyond classifying different conceptions of politics and also recommends the fifth conception as especially conducive to understanding and shaping the processes whereby science becomes a site or object of political activity. The essay also employs several analytical distinctions to help clarify the differences among conceptions of politics: between science as ‘political’ (adjective) and science as a site of ‘politics’ (noun), between spatial-conceptions and activity-conceptions of politics, between latent conflicts and actual conflicts, and between politics and power. The essay also makes the methodological argument that the politics of science and technology is best studied with concepts and methods that facilitate dialogue between actors and analysts. The main goal, however, is not to defend a particular view of politics, but to promote conversation on the conceptions of politics that animate research in social studies of science and technology. © The Author(s) 2014.

Gallet C.A.,California State University, Sacramento
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | Year: 2010

The price elasticity of meat has been estimated in numerous studies that utilize a variety of disparate modeling procedures. In light of differences in the literature, a meta-analysis is performed to assess the sensitivity of the meat price elasticity to a number of characteristics, including the type of meat, specification of demand, nature of data, estimation method, characteristics of the publication outlet, and location of demand. The results from estimating linear and Box-Cox meta-regressions, coupled with different panel data treatments, reveal that these characteristics have differing influence on the reported price elasticity. © The Author (2010). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. All rights reserved.

Partovi M.H.,California State University, Sacramento
Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics | Year: 2012

Entanglement-detection criteria are developed within the framework of the majorization formulation of uncertainty. The primary results are two theorems asserting linear and nonlinear separability criteria based on majorization relations, the violation of which would imply entanglement. Corollaries to these theorems yield infinite sets of scalar entanglement-detection criteria based on quasientropic measures of disorder. Examples are analyzed to probe the efficacy of the derived criteria in detecting the entanglement of bipartite Werner states. Characteristics of the majorization relation as a comparator of disorder uniquely suited to information-theoretical applications are emphasized throughout. © 2012 American Physical Society.

Raskauskas J.,California State University, Sacramento
Journal of School Violence | Year: 2010

Bullying via mobile phone text messages (text-bullying) is a growing problem in New Zealand. Little research exists on this important issue. This study examined the nature and prevalence of text-bullying among adolescents. A total of 1,530 students ages 11-18 from three schools in New Zealand participated in this research. Students completed anonymous surveys regarding text-bullying, traditional bullying, and depressive symptoms. Results indicated that 43% of students had experienced at least one incident of text-bullying with 23% of the sample experiencing more frequent text-bullying. The majority of victims of text-bullying were also victims of traditional bullying. Students who were victims of both text message and traditional bullying reported more depressive symptoms than those who experienced traditional bullying only and those not involved in bullying. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Gallet C.A.,California State University, Sacramento
Health Economics (United Kingdom) | Year: 2014

Because of the increased availability of price data over the past 15 years, several studies have estimated the demand for illicit drugs, providing 462 estimates of the price elasticity. Results from estimating several meta-regressions reveal that these price elasticity estimates are influenced by a number of study characteristics. For instance, the price elasticity differs across drugs, with its absolute value being smallest for marijuana, compared with cocaine and heroin. Furthermore, price elasticity estimates are sensitive to whether demand is modeled in the short-run or the long-run, measures of quantity and price, whether or not alcohol and other illicit drugs are included in the specification of demand, and the location of demand. However, a number of other factors, including the functional form of demand, several specification issues, the type of data and method used to estimate demand, and the quality of the publication outlet, have less influence on the price elasticity. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Matzek V.,California State University, Sacramento
Biological Invasions | Year: 2011

Invasive plant species are often found to have advantages over native species in growth-related traits, such as photosynthetic rate, in disturbed or resource-rich environments. However, resource-use efficiency, rather than opportunistic resource capture, may confer more advantages when resources are scarce. In this study, performance and functional traits of invasive and non-invasive members of the genus Pinus were contrasted under the condition of nutrient limitations. Invasive species outperformed non-invasive congeners by growing 28% faster, on average. Invasives and non-invasives did not differ in biomass allocation traits (root-weight ratio, stem-weight ratio, leaf-weight ratio, leaf area ratio, root: shoot coefficient), but invaders had thinner and/or less dense leaves, as shown by a significantly lower leaf mass per area and leaf dry mass fraction. No differences between invasives and non-invasives were apparent in area-based leaf content of nitrogen, chlorophyll, or total protein, nor did the two groups differ in how efficiently they took up nutrients (specific absorption rate per unit root mass). The trait most strongly associated with invasives' superior performance was photosynthetic nitrogen-use efficiency. Non-invaders were more water-use efficient. The results suggests that the relative performance of invasive and non-invasive species is context-dependent. Invaders may allocate leaf nitrogen more efficiently to maximize photosynthesis and growth in nitrogen-poor soils, while non-invaders with more heavily defended leaves may have an advantage in drier areas. Rather than searching for a suite of traits that constitutes "invasiveness", it may be necessary to identify potential invaders by traits that are most adaptive to the local resource context. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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