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Langston University is a public university in Langston, Oklahoma, USA. It is the only historically black college in the state and the westernmost historically black college in the United States. Though located in a rural setting just 10 miles east of Guthrie, Langston also serves an urban mission with University Centers in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Wikipedia.

Tiako P.F.,Langston University | Tiako P.F.,Tiako University
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology | Year: 2011

Owing to globalisation, it became necessary for software companies to take advantage of computing skills distributed worldwide. One of the resulting problems is the difficulty to model tasks to be assigned remotely. We know how to explicitly define tasks and working methods using process technologies; thus, processes and their artefacts become important factors to be considered. This paper proposes a new approach of process modelling for its remote performance. The main advantage of this approach is to maintain collaboration among autonomous Process-centred Software Engineering Environments (PSEEs) during process performance. An implementation and discussion are proposed to validate the work. Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Childs J.D.,U.S. Army | Harman J.S.,University of Florida | Rodeghero J.R.,Osf Saint James John brecht Medical Center | Horn M.,Langston University | George S.Z.,University of Florida
Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy | Year: 2014

•STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of episodes of care. •OBJECTIVE: To assess the implications of practice setting (hospital outpatient settings versus private practice) on clinical outcomes and efficiency of care in the delivery of physical therapy services. •BACKGROUND: Many patients with musculoskeletal conditions benefit from care provided by physical therapists. The majority of physical therapists deliver services in either a private practice setting or in a hospital outpatient setting. There have not been any recent studies comparing whether clinical outcomes or efficiency of care differ based on practice setting. •METHODS: Practices that use the Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc system were surveyed to determine the specific type of setting in which outcomes were collected in patients with musculoskeletal impairments. Patient outcome data over 12 months (2011-2012) were extracted from the database and analyzed to identify differences in the functional status achieved and the efficiency of the care delivery process between private practices and hospital outpatient settings. •RESULTS: The data suggest that patients experience more efficient care when receiving physical therapy in hospital outpatient settings compared to private practice settings, as demonstrated by 3.1 points of greater improvement in functional status over 2.9 fewer physical therapy visits. However, the difference in improvement between settings is less than the minimum clinically important difference of 9 points in functional status outcome score. •CONCLUSION: In this cohort, our data suggest that more efficient care was delivered in the hospital outpatient setting compared to the private practice setting. However, we cannot conclude that care delivered in the hospital setting is more cost-effective, because it is possible that any difference in efficiency of care favoring the hospital outpatient setting is more than offset by higher costs of care. Copyright © 2014 Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy®. All rights reserved.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 1.45M | Year: 2014

Developing more, highly qualified science and mathematics teachers is a national priority. Through funding from the National Science Foundations Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, this Phase I Noyce Teacher Scholarship project will recruit, prepare, and support twenty-four students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in a STEM discipline to simultaneously complete requirements for teacher certification in Oklahoma over a five-year period. This project is responsive to both the national and local shortage of outstanding STEM secondary teachers and to the need to diversify the teaching workforce to take advantage of the richness that this country offers. This project is a collaboration among Langston University, the Oklahoma City Community College, and Oklahoma City and Guthrie School Districts.

LU Noyce Scholar pre-service teacher candidates will be recruited from four groups: community college STEM majors; existing Langston University (LU) STEM Scholars who indicate a preference for teaching or who are not committed to pursuing graduate school in their discipline immediately upon graduation; LU undeclared majors who indicate an interest in teaching and exhibit acumen in STEM subjects such that they would pursue a degree in a STEM discipline; and pre-college students in Oklahomas high schools. This project will also leverage LUs decades of long demonstrated capabilities as the primary training resource for Oklahomas African-American secondary teachers, and its track record to develop outstanding STEM majors who will bring their core content knowledge, passion for learning and commitment to social justice to the teaching and learning enterprise. In addition to strategic recruitment activities, components of the project will include: a Pre-scholarship Support Program; LU Noyce Teacher Preparation Program; LU Noyce Program Performance, Retention, and Enrichment Experiences Program; and the LU Noyce Post-Graduation Support/Retention Program. The project builds upon and integrates a number of research-based approaches and tools, including the Competency Performance Recordings for Learning (CPRL), a teaching and learning protocol demonstrated to support students problem solving skills, and the STEM Digital Village, an online STEM learning community that supports and recognizes the Scholars activities and performance, provides educational resources, and supports monitored, education-oriented discussion beyond LUs campus. The ultimate societal benefit of this LU Robert Noyce endeavor, both within Oklahoma and nationwide, will be the development and support of a diverse group of highly qualified STEM teachers, who have a love for their STEM discipline and who are well-grounded in teaching in high-needs school districts. An external evaluator will conduct a formative and summative assessment, which will examine the impact of the online aspects of the work, as well as the indicators of success associated with the recruitment, development, and retention of the twenty-four Langston Noyce Scholars.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION | Award Amount: 250.00K | Year: 2013

Today computational science, in addition to theory and experimentation, forms an essential component of scientific inquiry. High Performance Computing (HPC)enables scientific inquiry that was unthinkable just a few years ago.

Under this proposed Major Research Instrumentation Project, Langston University, HPC Center, will acquire, deploy and maintain an HPC cluster supercomputer that will support computing-intensive research and training across a broad variety of STEM disciplines. As a campus-wide shared resource, it will be available not only to all of the LU members but also to researchers across Oklahoma and will enable many areas of CDS&E research.

Kamsu-Foguem B.,Toulouse 1 University Capitole | Tiako P.F.,Langston University | Mutafungwa E.,Aalto University | Foguem C.,University of Burgundy
European Geriatric Medicine | Year: 2015

The adoption of telemedicine technologies has enabled collaborative programs involving a variety of links among distributed medical structures and health officials and professionals. The use for telemedicine for transmission of medical data and the possibility for several distant physicians to share their knowledge on given medical cases provides clear benefits, but also raises several unsolved conceptual and technical challenges. The seamless exchange and access of medical information between medical structures, health professionals, and patients is a prerequisite for the harmonious development of this new medical practice. This paper proposes a new approach of semantic interoperability for enabling mutual understanding of terminologies and concepts used. The proposed semantic interoperability approach is based on conceptual graph to support collaborative activities by describing how different health specialists can apply appropriate strategies to eliminate differential medical diagnosis. Intelligent analysis strategies are used to narrow down and pinpoint medical disorders. The model proposed is fully verified by a case study in the context of elderly patients and specifically dealing with synucleinopathies, a group of neurodegenerative diseases that include Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), pure autonomic failure (PAF) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS and European Union Geriatric Medicine Society.

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