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Cedarville University is a private, co-educational university located in Cedarville, Ohio, United States.At its founding, the school was affiliated with the conservative General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America. Today, Cedarville is an Independent Baptist school known for its adherence to the Christian tradition. Across all academic disciplines, student life is influenced by codes of personal conduct, community service, and theological study.Chartered by the state of Ohio and accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents, Cedarville University is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Wikipedia.

Parrill R.,Cedarville University
Journal of cultural diversity | Year: 2011

Health disparities related to ethnicity are attributed to the complex interaction of social and physical environments, which influence minority health. The prevalence of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, and maternal and child health outcomes exist among African Americans contributing to health disparities. Extensive support systems within the African American community, however, serve to resist disparities in healthcare and improve the health and well-being of community members. This article is an analytical review of current research addressing key factors of the home, the church, the community, and the healthcare system for creating partnerships to enhance community- based research in the African American community. The results of this literature review provide culturally appropriate approaches to eliminating health disparities by building upon the strengths and resources within the African American community. Best practices involve recognizing the pastor as the entry into the community, utilizing a Community-Based Participatory Research process, and establishing trust through open communication and relationship building.

Wright O.C.,Cedarville University
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena | Year: 2016

An effective integration method based on the classical solution of the Jacobi inversion problem, using Kleinian ultra-elliptic functions and Riemann theta functions, is presented for the quasi-periodic two-phase solutions of the focusing cubic nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Each two-phase solution with real quasi-periods forms a two-real-dimensional torus, modulo a circle of complex-phase factors, expressed as a ratio of theta functions associated with the Riemann surface of the invariant spectral curve. The initial conditions of the Dirichlet eigenvalues satisfy reality conditions which are explicitly parametrized by two physically-meaningful real variables: the squared modulus and a scalar multiple of the wavenumber. Simple new formulas for the maximum modulus and the minimum modulus are obtained in terms of the imaginary parts of the branch points of the Riemann surface. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Pauley K.M.,Cedarville University | Cha S.,Florida College
Pharmaceuticals | Year: 2013

Since the discovery of RNA interference (RNAi), excitement has grown over its potential therapeutic uses. Targeting RNAi pathways provides a powerful tool to change biological processes post-transcriptionally in various health conditions such as cancer or autoimmune diseases. Optimum design of shRNA, siRNA, and miRNA enhances stability and specificity of RNAi-based approaches whereas it has to reduce or prevent undesirable immune responses or off-target effects. Recent advances in understanding pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases have allowed application of these tools in vitro as well as in vivo with some degree of success. Further research on the design and delivery of effectors of RNAi pathway and underlying molecular basis of RNAi would warrant practical use of RNAi-based therapeutics in human applications. This review will focus on the approaches used for current therapeutics and their applications in autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome. © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Holland D.E.,Cedarville University | Epureanu B.I.,University of Michigan
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing | Year: 2013

Different components of a structure can have different damping characteristics, and that affects the dynamic response of the overall system. Herein, we assume that damping has a simple form only at a component level. That leads to a complex damping model at a system level. A new method is introduced which identifies the component damping of a structure. This method is applied to mistuned blisks in regions of low and high modal density. The method incorporates reduced-order models, and remains accurate in the presence of measurement noise. Results are shown for a mistuned blisk with varying levels of measurement noise. The accuracy of damping identification is observed through a forced response prediction and amplification factor study. Also, a discussion on the effects of damping and stiffness mistuning on the maximum response is presented. Some differences between component and modal damping are highlighted. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Wright III O.C.,Cedarville University
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena | Year: 2013

An explicit formula is obtained for single-phase bounded elliptic solutions of the Manakov system of integrable coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations in terms of the Weierstrass sigma function with a real quasiperiod. The parametrization is effective in the sense that the reality conditions are completely characterized for each of the three possible couplings: focusing-focusing, defocusing-defocusing and focusing-defocusing. The Manakov soliton is recovered in the soliton limit and the small-wave-modulation limit is shown to satisfy the linearized dispersion relation of planewave solutions. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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