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For other colleges with the same name, see Dominican CollegeDominican University of California is a 2,200-student institution in San Rafael, California.Founded in 1890 as Dominican College, Dominican is one of the oldest universities in California. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 2, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the best colleges and universities in California for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the list, Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley came in as the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools ranked, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pasadena City College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and Mission College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “California offers students some of the highest-quality academic opportunities in the country, and the schools on our list are the best of the best,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Not only do these colleges and universities offer outstanding degree programs, they also provide their students with career resources and counseling services that equip them for post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in California” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in California” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Art Center College of Design Azusa Pacific University California Baptist University California Institute of Technology California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California State University-Long Beach Chapman University Claremont McKenna College Concordia University-Irvine Dominican University of California Fresno Pacific University Harvey Mudd College Holy Names University Loma Linda University Loyola Marymount University Mills College Mount Saint Mary's University National University Notre Dame de Namur University Occidental College Pacific Union College Pepperdine University Pitzer College Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College Saint Mary's College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Scripps College Stanford University University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Irvine University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Riverside University of California-San Diego University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Cruz University of La Verne University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of the Pacific Westmont College Whittier College Woodbury University The Best Two-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Allan Hancock College American River College Bakersfield College Butte College Cabrillo College Canada College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Siskiyous Contra Costa College Copper Mountain College Crafton Hills College Cuesta College Cypress College De Anza College Diablo Valley College Feather River College Foothill College Fresno City College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Long Beach City College MiraCosta College Mission College Modesto Junior College Monterey Peninsula College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Palomar College Pasadena City College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego Mesa College Santa Ana College Santa Barbara City College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Skyline College Solano Community College Southwestern College West Valley College Yuba College ### About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

McAdam J.L.,Dominican University of California | Dracup K.A.,University of California at San Francisco | White D.B.,University of Pittsburgh | Fontaine D.K.,University of Virginia | Puntillo K.A.,University of California at San Francisco
Critical Care Medicine | Year: 2010

Objective: To describe the symptom experiences of family members of patients at high risk for dying in the intensive care unit and to assess risk factors associated with higher symptom burden. Design: Prospective, cross-sectional study. Setting: Three intensive care units at a large academic medical center. Participants: A sample of 74 family members of 74 intensive care unit patients who had a grave prognosis and were judged to be at high risk for dying. Patients at high risk for dying were identified as having Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II scores >20, an intensive care unit length of stay >72 hrs, and being mechanically ventilated. Interventions: None. Measurements and Results: We assessed the degree of symptom burden approximately 4 days after the patient's admission to the intensive care unit in the following domains: traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. Overall, the prevalence of symptoms was high, with more than half (57%) of family members having moderate to severe levels of traumatic stress, 80% having borderline symptoms of anxiety, and 70% having borderline symptoms of depression. More than 80% of family members had other physical and emotional symptoms, such as fatigue, sadness, and fear, and these were experienced at the moderate to severe levels of distress. Factors independently associated with greater severity of symptoms included younger age, female gender, and non-white race of the family member. The only patient factor significantly associated with symptom severity was younger age. Despite their symptom experience, the majority of the family members were coping at moderate to high levels and functioning at high levels during the intensive care unit experience. Conclusions: We document a high prevalence of psychological and physical symptoms among family members during an intensive care unit admission. These data complement existing data on long-term symptom burden and highlight the need to improve family centered care in intensive care units. © 2010 by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Siewit C.L.,Dominican University of California | Gengler B.,Dominican University of California | Vegas E.,Dominican University of California | Puckett R.,Dominican University of California | Louie M.C.,Dominican University of California
Molecular Endocrinology | Year: 2010

Cadmium is an environmental contaminant that enters the body through diet or cigarette smoke. It affects multiple cellular processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Recently, cadmium has been shown to function as an endocrine disruptor, to stimulate estrogen receptor α (ERα) activity and promote uterine and mammary gland growth in mice. Although cadmium exposure has been associated with the development of breast cancer, the mechanism of action of cadmium remains unclear. To address this deficit, we examined the effects of cadmium treatment on breast cancer cells. We found that ERα is required for both cadmium-induced cell growth and modulation of gene expression. We also determined that ERα translocates to the nucleus in response to cadmium exposure. Additionally, we provide evidence that cadmium potentiates the interaction between ERα and c-Jun and enhances recruitment of this transcription factor complex to the proximal promoters of cyclin D1 and c-myc, thus increasing their expression. This study provides a mechanistic link between cadmium exposure and ERα and demonstrates that cadmium plays an important role in the promotion of breast cancer. Copyright © 2010 by The Endocrine Society.

Wallace L.R.,Dominican University of California
International Nursing Review | Year: 2015

Purpose/Aim: To describe an intercollaborative outreach between the USA and a school of nursing in Uganda. Introduction: Ugandan nurses are essential providers of health care in remote regions. High vacancy rates in health centers impacts care in rural areas. Background: A 112-bed health center in southwest Uganda supports village health teams that visit remote villages and provides medical, surgical, and maternal-child services to a population of 250,000. A new Ugandan school of nursing has aligned with the hospital to prepare graduates to provide primary care in remote villages. A team from the USA visited the school and hospital to assess the curriculum and offer educational strategies and support to the school's leadership. Evidence: Provision of primary health care in the developing world is a longstanding global priority. Nurses are at the center of primary care in remote regions. Educational support for advanced nursing and strategic international relationships can positively impact nursing education in both high and low-income countries. Discussion: The USA team took part in assessments, teaching, simulation, and remote village outreach. Educational strategies and modalities were shared. Conclusions: The Ugandan nursing school is established and affiliated with another Ugandan university. Standardized curriculum is in place, however continued collaboration is needed for program adaptation to accommodate the unique border region environment. Implications for Health Policy and Nursing: Intercollaborative sharing of information and resources between schools of nursing can have a direct impact on global health initiatives in both high-income and low-income countries. International Nursing Review © 2015 International Council of Nurses.

Folse H.J.,Archimedes Inc. | Green L.E.,Dominican University of California | Kress A.,Archimedes Inc. | Allman R.,Genetic Technologies | Dinh T.A.,Archimedes Inc.
Cancer Prevention Research | Year: 2013

Genetic testing of seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (7SNP) can improve estimates of risk of breast cancer relative to the Gail risk test alone, for the purpose of recommending MRI screening for women at high risk. A simulation of breast cancer and health care processes was used to conduct a virtual trial comparing the use of the 7SNP test with the Gail risk test to categorize patients by risk. Average-risk patients received annual mammogram, whereas high-risk patients received annual MRI. Cancer incidence was based on Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data and validated to Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort data. Risk factor values were drawn from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-4) and Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial data. Mammogram characteristics were derived from Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium data. The test was most cost-effective when given to patients at an intermediate lifetime risk of breast cancer. For patients with a risk of 16% to 28%, it resulted in a 1.91% reduction in cancer deaths, saving 0.005 quality-adjusted life years per person at a cost of $163,264 per QALY. These results were sensitive to the age at which the test is given, the discount rate, and the costs of the genetic test and MRI. The cost effectiveness of using the 7SNP test for patients with intermediate Gail risk is similar to that of other recommended strategies, including annual MRI for patients with a lifetime risk greater than 20% or BRCA1/2 mutations. ©2013 AACR.

Louie M.C.,Dominican University of California | Louie M.C.,Touro College | McClellan A.,Dominican University of California | Siewit C.,Touro College | Kawabata L.,Dominican University of California
Molecular Cancer Research | Year: 2010

Antiestrogen resistance often develops with prolonged exposure to hormone therapies, including tamoxifen, and is a major problem in the treatment of breast cancer. Understanding the mechanisms involved in the development of antiestrogen resistance is an important step in the development of new targeted therapies. Two forms of antiestrogen resistance exist: de novo resistance and acquired resistance. To mimic acquired resistance, we have established a tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer cell line (MCF-7TamR) by treating parental MCF-7 cells with tamoxifen over a period of 6 months to select for cells with the resistant phenotype. Characterization of the MCF-7TamR cells under normal, hormone-deprived, and tamoxifen-treated conditions suggests that these cells continue to grow in the presence of tamoxifen. Additionally, a greater percentage of resistant cells enter the S phase under tamoxifen conditions, compared with parental MCF-7 cells. Consistent with these growth results, molecular analysis indicates that tamoxifen-resistant cells express higher levels of cyclin E1, cdk2, ACTR, and E2F1. Faslodex or ICI 182, 780 (ICI)-mediated degradation of estrogen receptor (ER) reduced the proliferation of these cells, as well as the level of E2F1 expression in tamoxifen-resistant cells, suggesting that tamoxifen resistance and E2F1 expression are in part dependent on ER. We further showed that tamoxifen enhances the ERα/Sp-1 interaction and promotes the recruitment of ERá and Sp-1 to the proximal promoter of E2F1 in resistant cells. Collectively, our findings suggest that tamoxifen resistance is a result of increased ERα/Sp-1 interaction, which enhances the expression of E2F1 to promote tamoxifen resistance. ©2010 AACR.

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