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Endicott College
Beverly Cove, MA, United States

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The First Prize winner – chosen by the law firm's selection committee on the basis of originality, creativity, strength of message and ability to inspire viewers – is Ohio high school senior, Cade Santha. Mr. Santha, who created an impactful video PSA on the subject of campus safety, was chosen from among the more than 50 entries submitted by students from 22 states. Mr. Santha, is a graduating senior at Boardman High School in Boardman, Ohio, and will be a freshman this fall at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. As the First Prize winner, Mr. Santha is the recipient of a $2,000 college scholarship. Additionally, twenty finalists' video PSAs were posted online for a public voting selection process to determine the Second and Third Prize winners, during which nearly 2,800 votes were cast. The Second Prize winner, chosen by the public, is Suzanna Thallman, a current student at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ms. Thallman's creative video PSA advocated for campus safety, offering a glimpse into the several ways BGSU promotes smart decision-making and safety on its campus. Ms. Thallman is the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship. The Third Prize winner is Max McIlquham, a graduating senior at Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, Massachusetts. Mr. Mcllquham used his personal experience with a concussion to explain what should be done after receiving a traumatic brain injury. This fall, Mr. Mcllquham will be attending Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and is the recipient of a $500 college scholarship. Spangenberg partner, Nicholas DiCello, praised the winners stating, "Congratulations to our many Spangenberg video scholarship entrants. This year's submissions were creative and raised awareness on important topics. And a special congratulations to our winners, including Cade Santha, whose first place video on campus safety was very well done and communicated a strong and direct message on ways college students can always stay safe on campus." All three winning entries from the 2017 Spangenberg Law Firm Video PSA College Scholarship Contest can be viewed by visiting Many of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP's cases come via word-of-mouth, either from satisfied former clients or from other attorneys who know the firm is skilled at handling complex litigation and trying the most difficult cases. The Cleveland attorneys of the Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber have devoted themselves to representing injured persons and aggrieved businesses for more than sixty-five years. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, founded in 1946, and has won more than one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients. The firm maintains a "Best Law Firms" rating by U.S. News for Tier 1 Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. For more information, you can contact the firm online or call 216-600-0114. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

In support of Endicott College's mission to prepare students for meaningful roles within their community, in 2016, Endicott College selected YuJa's video platform for managing, authoring and streaming digital media assets within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). "We partnered with Endicott College in 2016 and this expanded multi-year commitment is a recognition of the importance of video within teaching and learning, as well as the value that the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform offers institutions," said Dr. Ajit Singh, President of YuJa Corporation. About Endicott College Endicott College is a private coeducational college located in Beverly, Massachusetts founded to help educate women for greater independence and an enhanced position in the workplace. The Endicott campus is located on an oceanfront property on the North Shore of Massachusetts Bay and consists of 235 acres with 55 buildings and 30 residence halls. Endicott College was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans, as well as Best Colleges for Internships/Co-ops. About YuJa YuJa Corporation powers enterprise video everywhere. Our Enterprise Video Platform empowers education enterprises of all sizes to deliver media-centric learning experiences including lecture capture, live streaming, media management, video classrooms, and immersive social & mobile learning apps. We have U.S. offices in sunny Silicon Valley, California and Canadian offices in Waterloo and Toronto. We offer video solutions to higher-ed, K-12, corporate, and state and local government clients. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Sommers T.,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Corban C.,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Sengupta N.,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Jones M.,Macquarie University | And 5 more authors.
American Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2015

Objectives:Although constipation is typically managed in an outpatient setting, there is an increasing trend in the frequency of constipation-related hospital visits. The aim of this study was to analyze trends related to chronic constipation (CC) in the United States with respect to emergency department (ED) visits, patient and hospital characteristics, and associated costs.Methods:Data from 2006 to 2011, in which constipation (The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis codes 564.00-564.09) was the primary discharge diagnosis, were obtained from the National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS).Results:Between 2006 and 2011, the frequency of constipation-related ED visits increased by 41.5%, from 497,034 visits to 703,391 visits, whereas the mean cost per patient rose by 56.4%, from $1,474 in 2006 to $2,306 in 2011. The aggregate national cost of constipation-related ED visits increased by 121.4%, from $732,886,977 in 2006 to $1,622,624,341 in 2011. All cost data were adjusted for inflation and reported in 2014 dollars. Infants (<1 year old) had the highest rate of constipation-related ED visits in both 2006 and 2011. The late elders (85+ years) had the second highest constipation-related ED visit rate in 2006; however, the 1- to 17-year-old age group experienced a 50.7% increase in constipation-related ED visit rate from 2006 to 2011 and had the second highest constipation-related ED visit rate in 2011.Conclusions:The frequency of and the associated costs of ED visits for constipation are significant and have increased notably from 2006 to 2011. © 2015 by the American College of Gastroenterology.

Kelley J.M.,Endicott College | Kelley J.M.,Harvard University | Kaptchuk T.J.,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Contemporary Clinical Trials | Year: 2010

The randomized controlled trial (RCT) is the gold standard for assessing the efficacy of medical treatments. Over the past 50. years, RCT methodology has proven to be quite successful in identifying effective treatments and weeding out ineffective ones, thus transforming medicine from an intuitive art into an empirical science. However, the enormous success of the RCT has inadvertently contributed to a common inferential error that is insufficiently appreciated by some clinicians and researchers. Although RCTs can effectively distinguish between placebo and active treatment effects at the level of the group, contrary to intuition, this same disentanglement is much more difficult to achieve at the level of the individual. For individual patients it is surprisingly difficult to determine who is a treatment responder and who is not. Using data from a recent RCT, we illustrate the problem and detail its negative effects for research and clinical practice. Finally, we suggest strategies for minimizing these negative effects. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.

Wechsler M.E.,Harvard University | Kelley J.M.,Harvard University | Kelley J.M.,Endicott College | Boyd I.O.E.,Harvard University | And 6 more authors.
New England Journal of Medicine | Year: 2011

BACKGROUND: In prospective experimental studies in patients with asthma, it is difficult to determine whether responses to placebo differ from the natural course of physiological changes that occur without any intervention. We compared the effects of a bronchodilator, two placebo interventions, and no intervention on outcomes in patients with asthma. METHODS: In a double-blind, crossover pilot study, we randomly assigned 46 patients with asthma to active treatment with an albuterol inhaler, a placebo inhaler, sham acupuncture, or no intervention. Using a block design, we administered one each of these four interventions in random order during four sequential visits (3 to 7 days apart); this procedure was repeated in two more blocks of visits (for a total of 12 visits by each patient). At each visit, spirometry was performed repeatedly over a period of 2 hours. Maximum forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV 1) was measured, and patients' self-reported improvement ratings were recorded. RESULTS: Among the 39 patients who completed the study, albuterol resulted in a 20% increase in FEV1, as compared with approximately 7% with each of the other three interventions (P<0.001). However, patients' reports of improvement after the intervention did not differ significantly for the albuterol inhaler (50% improvement), placebo inhaler (45%), or sham acupuncture (46%), but the subjective improvement with all three of these interventions was significantly greater than that with the no-intervention control (21%) (P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Although albuterol, but not the two placebo interventions, improved FEV1 in these patients with asthma, albuterol provided no incremental benefit with respect to the self-reported outcomes. Placebo effects can be clinically meaningful and can rival the effects of active medication in patients with asthma. However, from a clinical-management and research-design perspective, patient self-reports can be unreliable. An assessment of untreated responses in asthma may be essential in evaluating patient-reported outcomes. (Funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.) Copyright © 2011 Massachusetts Medical Society.

Kam-Hansen S.,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Jakubowski M.,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Kelley J.M.,Endicott College | Kelley J.M.,Harvard University | And 5 more authors.
Science Translational Medicine | Year: 2014

Information provided to patients is thought to influence placebo and drug effects. In a prospective, withinsubjects, repeated-measures study of 66 subjects with episodic migraine, we investigated how variations in medication labeling modified placebo and drug effects. An initial attack with no treatment served as a control. In six subsequent migraine attacks, each participant received either placebo or Maxalt (10-mg rizatriptan) administered under three information conditions ranging from negative to neutral to positive (told placebo, told Maxalt or placebo, told Maxalt) (N = 459 documented attacks). Treatment order was randomized. Maxalt was superior to placebo for pain relief. When participants were given placebo labeled as (i) placebo, (ii) Maxalt or placebo, and (iii) Maxalt, the placebo effect increased progressively. Maxalt had a similar progressive boost when labeled with these three labels. The efficacies of Maxalt labeled as placebo and placebo labeled as Maxalt were similar. The efficacy of open-label placebo was superior to that of no treatment. Relative to no treatment, the placebo, under each information condition, accounted for more than 50% of the drug effect. Increasing "positive" information incrementally boosted the efficacy of both placebo and medication during migraine attacks. The benefits of placebo persisted even if placebo was honestly described. Whether treatment involves medication or placebo, the information provided to patients and the ritual of pill taking are important components of care.

Livingstone R.M.,Endicott College
First Monday | Year: 2016

Software robots ("bots") play a major role across the Internet today, including on Wikipedia, the world's largest online encyclopedia. Bots complete over 20 percent of all edits to the project, yet often their work goes unnoticed by other users. Their initial integration onto Wikipedia was not uncontested and highlighted the opposing philosophies of "inclusionists" and "deletionists" who influenced the early years of the project. This paper presents an in-depth interview with Wikipedia user Ram-Man, an early bot operator on the site and creator or the rambot, the first mass-editing bot. Topics discussed include the social and technical climate of early Wikipedia, the creation of bot policies and bureaucracy, and the legacy of rambot and Ram-Man's work. © First Monday, 1995-2016.

Livingstone R.M.,Endicott College
Social Science Computer Review | Year: 2016

Through examining established and evolving conceptions of intelligence across natural and social science and applying them to Wikipedia, this article argues that the world’s largest encyclopedia and broadest implementation of the wiki is an online instance of collective intelligence (CI), as it fits key models for this concept. Further, by relying on sociotechnical ensembles of human intelligence, programmed bots, social bureaucracy, and software protocols, a more humanistic CI, as proposed by Lévy, is realized in a virtual knowledge space that embodies information as both product and process while empowering its community to explore the cultural possibilities of its collectivism. © 2015, © The Author(s) 2015.

Sniezyk C.J.,Crossroads Center for Children | Zane T.L.,Endicott College
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities | Year: 2015

Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT) is a popular treatment for Pervasive Developmental Disorders that involves therapists using various strategies and manipulanda to provide sensory stimulation to improve behavioral dysfunctions. Although SIT is popular, the research literature demonstrates little experimental proof of effectiveness. Many published studies find little to no causal relationship between SIT and improvements in target behaviors. There are numerous internal and external validity threats that preclude confidence in a functional relationship for those studies that report positive changes. The current study attempted to evaluate the impact of different SIT techniques on the behavioral excesses of children diagnosed with autism, while using research designs that adhered to commonly accepted standards for internal and external validity controls. The results showed that there was no causal relationship between the sensory procedures and improvements in the targeted dependent variables. Thus, SIT remains an unproven treatment for autism. © Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2014.

McDaniel C.,Endicott College
Discrete and Computational Geometry | Year: 2013

Guillemin and Zara (Duke Math J 107(2):283-349, 2001) described an analogue of Morse theory on a certain class of 1-skeleta including all those coming from simple polytopes. In this paper we extend the methods of Guillemin and Zara to a larger class of 1-skeleta including all those coming from simple polytopes and their 1-skeleton projections. As an application of these methods we prove a lifting result which yields an intrinsic characterization of 1-skeleton projections of simple polytopes. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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