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Tran P.,Internal Medicine Residency Program Mercy Medical Center | Shah S.R.,Munster High School | Latif F.,Oklahoma City University | Nguyen T.,St Mary Medical Center
Current Cardiology Reviews | Year: 2015

During percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO), prolonged procedures increase the risk of excessive radiation exposure. These situations harbor a major concern to protect patients and personnel in the cardiac interventional laboratory (CCL). Important questions regarding radiation safety for interventional cardiologists performing PCI for CTO lesions are discussed and concrete applications are suggested. © 2015 Bentham Science Publishers.


Tran P.,Internal Medicine Residency Program Mercy Medical Center | Phan H.,Louis A Weiss Hospital | Shah S.R.,Munster High School | Latif F.,Oklahoma City University | Nguyen T.,St Mary Medical Center
Current Cardiology Reviews | Year: 2015

Percutaneous coronary intervention of chronically occluded vessels can result in significant improvement in symptoms, relieve myocardial ischemia, and affect a reduction in major adverse cardiac events. Likelihood of achieving successful revascularization can be significantly enhanced with a thorough understanding of the pathology of these occluded coronary arteries. In this chapter, various steps and techniques to cross the CTO lesion and recanalize it are discussed in details. © 2015 Bentham Science Publishers.


Wilson J.A.,Michigan State University | Kraft P.E.,Munster High School | LaDuca R.L.,Michigan State University
Inorganica Chimica Acta | Year: 2013

Hydrothermal reaction of cadmium nitrate, potassium hydrogen phthalate (KHphth), and either 4-pyridylnicotinamide (4-pna) or 3-pyridylisonicotinamide (3-pina) afforded two new luminescent coordination polymers with similar structural components but different dimensionality. {[Cd2(phth) 2(4-pna)(H2O)]·0.25H2O}n (1, phth = phthalate) manifests [Cd4(phth)4(H 2O)2] ribbons based on tetranuclear clusters, connected to two others by pairs of tethering 4-pna ligands to afford 4-connected 2D (4,4) layers. [Cd2(phth)2(3-pina)(H2O)]n (2) has similar tetranuclear clusters and [Cd4(phth) 4(H2O)2] ribbons, which are linked to four others by 3-pina tethers to construct a 6-connected 3D 4126 3 pcu network. Subtle differences in phth binding and bridging mode, along with changes in coordination environment, serve to influence the dimensionality of the resulting coordination polymer. Thermal decomposition behavior is also discussed. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


O'Donovan M.E.,Michigan State University | Kraft P.E.,Munster High School | Mizzi J.E.,Michigan State University | Laduca R.L.,Michigan State University
Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie | Year: 2014

Hydrothermal reactions of cadmium nitrate and 4-pyridylnicotinamide (4-pna) with a 5-substituted isophthalic acid derivative afforded four coordination polymers, whose structural chemistry depends on the nature of the substituent. The crystalline phases produced using bromo and carboxylic acid substituents, [Cd(Brip)(4-pna)]n (1) (Brip = 5-bromoisophthalate) and [Cd(Hbtc)(4-pna)]n (2) (btc = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate), have similar structural chemistry. They both exhibit anti-syn {Cd2(OCO)2} dimeric units that serve as 6-connected nodes for 3D twofold interpenetrated 41263 pcu networks, which are constructed by the linkage of [Cd2(carboxylate)2]n ribbons by tethering 4-pna ligands. An in situ amide hydrolysis of the 4-pna precursor was observed when a bulkier substituent (tert-butyl or methoxy) was utilized. The resulting nicotinate (nic) anions were incorporated into {[Cd2(tbip)(nic)2(H2O)4]·H2O}n (3) (tbip = 5-tert-butylisophthalate) and [Cd2(meoip)(nic)2(H2O)2]n (4) (meoip = 5-methoxyisophthalate) which both display an overall (6,3) hexagonal grid layered topology. However, 3 shows isolated cadmium atoms while 4 manifests {Cd2(OCO)2} anti-syn bridged dimeric clusters. Luminescent and thermal properties of these materials are also reported. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Kraft P.E.,Munster High School | Mizzi J.E.,Michigan State University | Laduca R.L.,Michigan State University
Inorganica Chimica Acta | Year: 2014

Four new divalent metal 5-sulfoisophthalate (sip) coordination polymers with ancillary isomeric pyridylnicotinamide ligands have been prepared by hydrothermal methods and structurally characterized. [Cu(H4-pna)(sip)(H 2O)]n (1, 4-pna = 4-pyridylnicotinamide) has a simple 1D chain structure. In contrast its cadmium analog [Cd(H4-pna)(sip)]n (2) possesses a 3D sra 42638 topology, revealing a novel 5-connected 43668 self-penetrated network if hydrogen bonding mediated by the protonated H4-pna pyridyl rings is taken into account. {[Cd3(3-pna)2(sip)2(H2O) 6]·2H2O}n (3, 3-pna = 3-pyridylnicotinamide) manifests a previously unreported binodal 3,4-connected (6284)(628)4 layer topology. Its zinc analog {[Zn(H3-pna)(sip)]·1.5H2O}n (4) exhibits a 3-connected 1D ladder structure. Luminescent and thermal degradation properties of these materials are also reported. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Kraft P.E.,Munster High School | Weingartz L.E.,Michigan State University | LaDuca R.L.,Michigan State University
Inorganica Chimica Acta | Year: 2015

Abstract The dimensionality and structure of divalent zinc coordination polymers containing the dipyridylamide ligand 3-pyridylnicotinamide (3-pna) can be adjusted by varying the 5-position substituent on an isopthalate moiety. Two new coordination polymer solids were obtained by hydrothermal self-assembly and structurally characterized via single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Using the unsubstituted isophthalate (ip) ligand, [Zn(ip)(3-pna)]n (1) was obtained. This material exhibits {Zn2(OCO)2} dimer-based [Zn(ip)]n chains linked into (426)(42678) 3,5L2 topology layers by anti conformation 3-pna ligands. By employing 5-methylisophthalate (mip), the coordination polymer {[Zn(mip)(3-pna)]·2H2O}n (2) was obtained; these feature syn conformation 3-pna ligands. Compound 2 shows a rarely encountered 4-connected 1-D ribbon motif with 33425 topology, encapsulating infinite single-file water molecule chains within incipient tubular channels. Thermal and luminescent properties of these materials are also discussed. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.


Kraft P.E.,Munster High School | Uebler J.W.,Michigan State University | Laduca R.L.,Michigan State University
Journal of Molecular Structure | Year: 2013

Hydrothermal reaction of a d10-metal nitrate salt, a flexible-arm aromatic ortho-dicarboxylic acid, and 4-pyridylnicotinamide (4-pna) afforded four new crystalline coordination polymers, which were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. [Cd(Hhmph)(nic)(H2O) 2]n (1, hmph = homophthalate, nic = nicotinate) is a 1-D coordination polymer chain compound whose nic ligands were generated in situ via 4-pna hydrolysis. Addition of base and a shorter reaction duration afforded [Cd(hmph)(4-pna)]n (2), which has dinuclear [Cd2(hmph) 2] dimers linked into a 1-D ladder polymer via 4-pna ligands. A similar chain structure, albeit with a different hmph binding mode, is seen in [Zn(hmph)(4-pna)]n (3). {[Zn2(phda)2(4-pna) 2(H2O)]ṡH2O}n (4, phda = 1,2-phenylenediacetate) has both anti-syn bridged [Zn2(OCO) 2] ring dimers and [Zn2(OCO)4] paddlewheel dimers, linked into a layered coordination polymer by dipodal 4-pna ligands. Luminescent properties of these new materials are also presented. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Kraft P.E.,Munster High School | Laduca R.L.,Michigan State University
Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online | Year: 2012

In the polymeric title compound, [Cu3(C7H 5O2)6(C11H9N 3O)2] n , square-planar-coordinated CuII ions on crystallographic inversion centres are bound by two monodentate benzoate anions. The resulting [Cu(benzoate)]2 fragments are joined to centrosymmetic [Cu2(benzoate)4] paddlewheel clusters [Cu⋯Cu = 2.6331 (5) Å] by means of bridging N-(pyridin-4-yl)nicotinamide (4-pna) ligands [dihedral angle between the aromatic rings = 39.18 (12)°], thereby forming [Cu3(benzoate)6(4-pna)2] n coordination-polymer chains that are arranged parallel to the [30-1] crystal direction. These polymeric chains are anchored into supra-molecular layers by N-H⋯O hydrogen bonding between neighboring 4-pna ligands. These layers aggregate by crystal packing forces to afford the crystal structure of the title compound.


News Article | November 10, 2016
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Leading into the new school year 21st Century Fox and Give a Note Foundation came together once again to present a new grant opportunity for 20 schools. The “MusicEd Idol” competition was announced last July, and schools were invited to submit nominations for “Music Education Idols” who inspired them to dream big and follow their passion for music. Students, parents, and the general public nominated music educators by completing a short application and including a video testimonial describing how the music teacher inspired them to discover their creative potential. The stories were definitely inspiring. The influence of music educators around the nation made a positive impression on many students, and the bright light these teachers have been in their students’ lives was apparent. Following is the list of the 20 “MusicEd Idols” whose school music programs will receive $1,000 grants courtesy of 21st Century Fox and Give a Note Foundation: Rosa Rabinovich, N. S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida Lynette Carr-Hicks, Uniondale High School, Uniondale, New York Rich Guillen, Arlington High School, LaGrangeville    , New York Daryl Yasay, West Orange High School, Winter Garden, Florida Kendra Martin, Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, Boston, Massachusetts Brian Langdon, Boyertown High School , Boyertown, Pennsylvania Jennifer Jimenez, South Miami Senior High School, Miami    , Florida Deb Schaaf, Jane Addams Middle School, Seattle, Washington Lori Lovell, Maitland Middle School, Maitland, Florida Colin O'Dwyer, James Otis Elementary School, Boston, Massachusetts Mitzi Lundy, Elzie D. Patton Elementary School, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee Christopher Hanson, San Marcos High School, San Marcos, Texas Bridget P. Speranza, Munster High School, Munster, Indiana Daniel E. Graf, Eastport South Manor High School, Manorville, New York Emmanuel Toledo, Ninth Grade Academy, Lawrence HS, Lawrence, Massachusetts Benjamin Davis, East Aurora Middle School, East Aurora, New York Jesse Espinosa, Waltrip High School, Houston, Texas Ryan Solero, Tenth Grade Academy, Lawrence HS, Lawrence, Massachusetts Lorrie Turner, Irmo Middle School, Irmo, South Carolina Greg Monsma, Butler High School, Louisville, Kentucky This latest round of grants continues a five-year collaborative relationship supporting music education between Give a Note Foundation and 21st Century Fox. “Give a Note appreciates the continued support of 21st Century Fox to reach more students in more schools with the power of music,” said Jane Mell Balek, Give a Note Chief Executive Officer. “This is a wonderful opportunity to shine a spotlight on great music programs, which benefit students in all U.S. schools. These stories cannot be told enough, and the Foundation encourages communities to support their local school’s music programs and the teachers who make them possible.” Since 2011, 21st Century Fox businesses have donated more than $1 million to underfunded music programs in schools across the country, as part of the company’s commitment to support the next generation of artists and creators. “We were so inspired by the students who submitted nominations and the music educators who motivate them every day to work hard and achieve their dreams,” said Shira Oberlander, Executive Director of Social Impact for 21st Century Fox. “We are thrilled to support these teachers in their work to make a difference in students’ lives.” Of the 20 winning music educators, these five have been selected to attend the 2016 NAfME National In-Service Conference (November 10-13) in Grapevine, TX, as VIP guests and will take part in a panel discussion on how to help students reach their full potential: Individuals are encouraged to continue sharing their own stories on their personal social media channels such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, using the hashtag #MusicEdIdol. To learn more about Give a Note Foundation, visit http://www.giveanote.org. To learn more about 21st Century Fox Social Impact, visit impact.21CF.com. About Give a Note Foundation Since 2011, Give a Note Foundation has conducted national awareness campaigns and raised funds to support and strengthen music education programs across the U.S. The programs have reached millions of parents and students and provided more than $1.2 million in direct grants to schools. Learn more about Give a Note Foundation Help give the gift of music! Text “MusicEd GAN” to 20222 to donate $10! Message & Data Rates May Apply. Details: http://www.giveanote.org/donate About 21st Century Fox 21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Networks, National Geographic Partners, STAR India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 350 international channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and a 50% ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds a 39.1% ownership interest in Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves 21 million customers across five countries. For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit http://www.21CF.com.

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