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Georgian Court University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Lakewood Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Operated by the Sisters of Mercy, the university has 1770 undergraduates. In 2004, the institution was recognized with university status by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Wikipedia.


Sciarra E.,Georgian Court University
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing | Year: 2011

Evidence-based practice has been demonstrated to positively impact patient outcomes, yet nurses are having difficulty incorporating it into their practice. The purpose of this study was to determine the educational needs of intensive care unit nurses regarding evidence-based practice and to implement a strategy to meet those needs. Evidence-based practice education in this pilot study was shown as an effective catalyst to nurses beginning and participating in evidence-based practice that could potentially improve patient outcomes. Copyright © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Sciarra E.,Georgian Court University
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing | Year: 2013

This brief article discusses the use of prayer in nursing and medicine. Although many believe prayer is a valuable tool, there is still much controversy. This author offers some insight into the value of prayer. Copyright © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Tabor-Morris A.E.,Georgian Court University
Physics Education | Year: 2015

How can physics teachers help students develop consistent problem solving techniques for both simple and complicated physics problems, such as those that encompass objects undergoing multiple forces (mechanical or electrical) as individually portrayed in free-body diagrams and/or phenomenon involving multiple objects, such as Doppler effect reflection applications in echoes and ultrasonic cardiac monitoring for sound, or police radar for light? These problems can confuse novice physics students, and to sort out problem parts, the suggestion is made here to guide the student to personify self as the object in question, that is, to imagine oneself as the object undergoing outside influences such as forces and then qualify and quantify those for the problem at hand. This personification does NOT, as according to the three traditional definitions of the term (animism, anthropomorphism and teleology), empower the object to act, but instead just to detect its environment. By having students use their imagination to put themselves in the place of the object, they can 'sense' the influences the object is experiencing to analyze these individually, hopefully reducing the student's feeling of being overwhelmed with information, and also imbuing the student with a sense of having experienced the situation. This can be especially useful in problems that involve both multiple forces AND multiple objects (for example, Atwood's machine), since objects acted upon need to be considered separately and consecutively, with the idea that one cannot be two objects at once. This personification technique, documented to have been used by both Einstein and Feynman, is recommended here for secondary-school teen and university-level adult learners with discussions on specific physics and astronomy classroom strategies. © 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd


Bianchetti C.M.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Blouin G.C.,University of Houston | Bitto E.,Georgian Court University | Olson J.S.,University of Houston | Phillips Jr. G.N.,University of Wisconsin - Madison
Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics | Year: 2010

The protein from Arabidopsis thaliana gene locus Atlg 79260.1 is comprised of 166-residues and is of previously unknown function. Initial structural studies by the Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics (CESG) suggested that this protein might bind heme, and consequently, the crystal structures of apo and heme-bound forms were solved to near atomic resolution of 1.32 Å and 1.36 Å, respectively. The rate of hemin loss from the protein was measured to be 3.6 x 10 -5 s -1, demonstrating that it binds heme specifically and with high affinity. The protein forms a compact 10-stranded β-barrel that is structurally similar to the lipocalins and fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs). One group of lipocalins, the nitrophorins (NP), are heme proteins involved in nitric oxide (NO) transport and show both sequence and structural similarity to the protein from Atlg 79260.1 and two human homologues, all of which contain a proximal histidine capable of coordinating a heme iron. Rapid-mixing and laser photolysis techniques were used to determine the rate constants for carbon monoxide (CO) binding to the ferrous form of the protein (k CO = 0.23 μM -1 s -1, k CO = 0.050 s -1) and NO binding to the ferric form (k No = 1.2 μM -1 s -1, k NO = 73 s -1). Based on both structural and functional similarity to the nitrophorins, we have named the protein nitrobindin and hypothesized that it plays a role in NO transport. However, one of the two human homologs of nitrobindin contains a THAP domain, implying a possible role in apoptosis. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.


Barton Cole E.,Princeton University | Lakkaraju P.S.,Princeton University | Lakkaraju P.S.,Georgian Court University | Rampulla D.M.,Princeton University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2010

Pyridinium and its substituted derivatives are effective and stable homogeneous electrocatalysts for the aqueous multiple-electron, multiple-proton reduction of carbon dioxide to products such as formic acid, formaldehyde, and methanol. Importantly, high faradaic yields for methanol have been observed in both electrochemical and photoelectrochemical systems at low reaction overpotentials. Herein, we report the detailed mechanism of pyridinium-catalyzed CO2 reduction to methanol. At metal electrodes, formic acid and formaldehyde were observed to be intermediate products along the pathway to the 6e--reduced product of methanol, with the pyridinium radical playing a role in the reduction of both intermediate products. It has previously been thought that metal-derived multielectron transfer was necessary to achieve highly reduced products such as methanol. Surprisingly, this simple organic molecule is found to be capable of reducing many different chemical species en route to methanol through six sequential electron transfers instead of metal-based multielectron transfer. We show evidence for the mechanism of the reduction proceeding through various coordinative interactions between the pyridinium radical and carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and related species. This suggests an inner-sphere-type electron transfer from the pyridinium radical to the substrate for various mechanistic steps where the pyridinium radical covalently binds to intermediates and radical species. These mechanistic insights should aid the development of more efficient and selective catalysts for the reduction of carbon dioxide to the desired products. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

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