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Florida Memorial University is a private coeducational four-year university in Miami Gardens, Florida. One of the 39 member institutions of the United Negro College Fund, and a historically Black, Baptist-related institution which is ranked second in Florida and ninth in the United States for graduating African-American teachers. Wikipedia.

Landsberger S.,University of Texas at Austin | Tamalis D.,Florida Memorial University | Lara R.,University of Texas at Austin
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry | Year: 2016

The naturally occurring radionuclides of 238,235,234U,232Th and 40K and their daughter products are a potential source of radiation found in food. We have determined these five radiation sources in five popular consumed nuts. We used the following neutron activation analysis reactions of 238U(n,γ)239U, 232Th(n,γ)233Th and 41K(n,γ)42K to determine 238U and 232Th and 40K, respectively. Using known activity ratios of uranium stable isotopes we determined the activity of 234,235U, while 40K was found by the determined concentrations of 41K in the nuts. While the radiation doses are small we have established a reliable methodology to determine these radionuclides in typical edible nuts. © 2015, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary. Source

Koyame-Marsh R.O.,Florida Memorial University
Journal of Third World Studies | Year: 2012

Workers' remittances represent one of the most important sources of external flows of capital and foreign exchanges for many developing countries. They play an important role in the lives of their recipients. This is particularly the case in sub-Saharan African countries where resources are constrained and real output growth is often negligible. Since recipients of remittances often use remitted funds to further their standard of living by paying for consumption expenditures such as food, health care, education, and so forth, workers' remittances should not be expected to stimulate economic growth. Indeed, increase in consumption has a propensity of stimulating imports, especially in developing countries where the industrial sector is not well developed. When dealing with time series data, it is necessary to test whether the series is stationary or not. A series that is non-stationary often displays trends, cycles, random-walk and other undesirable behaviors. Source

Agarwal A.,Florida Memorial University | Ogwara F.,Maimonides Medical Center | Homel P.,Maimonides Medical Center | Filipov P.,Maimonides Medical Center
American Journal of Perinatology | Year: 2015

Objective The objective of this study was to investigate the association between contrast enema (CE) and clinical sepsis (CS) in premature babies (PB) and the role of antibiotics (ABs) in its prevention. Study Design A retrospective electronic chart review of preterm babies, who underwent CE during their stay in the neonatal intensive care unit. Group I includes CEs of babies exposed to AB during or within 48 hours of the procedure. Group II represents CEs of babies, not exposed to AB. Variables for both groups were collected and analyzed. Results There were 161 CEs performed in 133 babies. The overall incidence of CS after CE in preterm babies was 21/160 cases (13%). The incidence was significantly lower in Group I (1/79, 1.2%), compared with Group II (20/81, 24.7%) (p < 0.001). Six (30%) of the 20 babies from Group II had positive blood culture and all 20 required AB after the CE. There were no statistical differences in the variables between the two groups. Conclusion There is a possible association between CE and CS in preterm babies. ABs given during or before the procedure prevent this complication. Copyright © 2015, Thieme Medical Publishers. All rights reserved. Source

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 293.42K | Year: 2013

MaSTEC TF/MTF Capacity Building Project

Florida Memorial University is partnering with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) in a capacity building project to develop a full Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship and Master Teaching Fellowship (TF/MTF) project. The project is developing an innovative integrated science and mathematics masters degree program to prepare a cadre of highly qualified science and mathematics teacher leaders for urban, high-need school districts. The primary objectives for this capacity building project include 1) identifying sources and obtaining cost sharing commitments; 2) conducting a needs assessment to determine the interest level among STEM professionals in Miami Dade and Broward Counties; 3) developing an evidence-based and practical approach to curricular and laboratory activities to guide the professional and leadership development of Master Teachers in urban high-need schools; 4) designing a robust outreach plan for recruiting and retaining Teaching Fellows and Master Teaching Fellows; and 5) developing effective assessment strategies and other tools to be used in the TF/MTF full proposal.

This projects success contributes to increasing the number of highly qualified minority mathematics and science teachers equipped to work with students and their families from diverse backgrounds in urban schools. The goal is to prepare teachers who are knowledgeable in best practices for improving science and mathematics literacy and competent in conducting action research to determine which interventions are best suited for the students they will be teaching.

Florida Memorial University and University of Kansas | Date: 2012-11-13

A PEPCK inhibitor can include identifying a molecule that has a size capable of fitting into and interacting with the PEPCK binding site and at least one of the following: (a) a first terminal substituent having co-planar atoms acting as metal ligands to the active site metal ion PEPCK; (b) at least one of an atom or substituent at positions 2 or 3 from the first terminal substituent includes a neutral carbon center or include an oxygen, sulfur, selenium, or other atom with similar physiochemical properties; (c) at least one of an atom or substituent at positions 2 or 3 from the first terminal substituent is devoid of an electropositive atom or substituents; or (d) a second terminal substituent opposite of the first terminal substituent, said second terminal substituent having an atom that is a hydrogen boding acceptor and/or is negatively charged.

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