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Notre Dame of Maryland University is an independent, Catholic-affiliated, liberal arts college located within the Archdiocese of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It contains a Women's College and part-time coeducational degree programs for women and men. Wikipedia.

Yoe C.,Notre Dame of Maryland University
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management | Year: 2014

Forum papers are thought-provoking opinion pieces or essays founded in fact, sometimes containing speculation, on a civil engineering topic of general interest and relevance to the readership of the journal. The views expressed in this Forum article do not necessarily reflect the views of ASCE or the Editorial Board of the journal. © ASCE.

Moran R.,Notre Dame of Maryland University
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development | Year: 2012

The authors examine the literature on resiliency and relate important concepts to the retention of new graduate nurses. Changes in the support of new graduates are proposed as a means to increase retention in the nursing profession. Developing resilient graduate nurses who can withstand the pressures of the workplace is at the center of retention efforts. ©2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Sherman A.R.,Notre Dame of Maryland University | Murugan R.,Vertellus Specialties Inc.
Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry | Year: 2015

This review covers the carbon-nitrogen (C-N) bond forming reactions of pyridines that include both electrophilic as well as nucleophilic substitution reactions. The electrophilic reactions, such as nitration and nitrosation, include both the classical methods and their recent modifications. Nucleophilic reactions include Chichibabin and related amination reactions, with hydrogen as the leaving group, as well as displacement reactions where the leaving group on the pyridine ring is halogen, such as the Buchwald-Hartwig amination reaction. C-N bond forming nucleophilic reactions with cyano and alkoxy leaving groups on the pyridine ring are also discussed. Reactions requiring metal catalysts and those that proceed in the absence of any catalyst are reviewed. Metallation reactions on halopyridines, often used to introduce functionality into the pyridine ring, are included. Functional group transformations including rearrangement reactions leading to C-N bond formation such as Hofmann and Curtius rearrangement on pyridine derivatives are also reviewed. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.

Faupel-Badger J.M.,U.S. National Cancer Institute | Arcaro K.F.,University of Massachusetts Amherst | Balkam J.J.,Notre Dame of Maryland University | Heather Eliassen A.,Brigham and Womens Hospital | And 8 more authors.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute | Year: 2013

The pregnancy-lactation cycle (PLC) is a period in which the breast is transformed from a less-developed, nonfunctional organ into a mature, milk-producing gland that has evolved to meet the nutritional, developmental, and immune protection needs of the newborn. Cessation of lactation initiates a process whereby the breast reverts to a resting state until the next pregnancy. Changes during this period permanently alter the morphology and molecular characteristics of the breast (molecular histology) and produce important, yet poorly understood, effects on breast cancer risk. To provide a state-of-the-science summary of this topic, the National Cancer Institute invited a multidisciplinary group of experts to participate in a workshop in Rockville, Maryland, on March 2, 2012. Topics discussed included: 1) the epidemiology of the PLC in relation to breast cancer risk, 2) breast milk as a biospecimen for molecular epidemiological and translational research, and 3) use of animal models to gain mechanistic insights into the effects of the PLC on breast carcinogenesis. This report summarizes conclusions of the workshop, proposes avenues for future research on the PLC and its relationship with breast cancer risk, and identifies opportunities to translate this knowledge to improve breast cancer outcomes. © 2012 The Author.

Thigpen J.L.,Notre Dame of Maryland University | Dillon C.,University of Alabama at Birmingham | Forster K.B.,Geisinger Health System | Henault L.,Boston University | And 5 more authors.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes | Year: 2015

Background: Because of its association with death and disability, stroke is a focus of outcomes in atrial fibrillation (AF) research. International Classification of Disease-Ninth Revision (ICD-9) edition codes are commonly used to identify stroke in research, particularly in large administrative data. We sought to assess the validity of ICD-9 codes in stroke case ascertainment and for AF across 3 institutions. Methods and Results: Participating centers included Boston Medical Center (safety net hospital), Geisinger Health System (rural Pennsylvania), and the University of Alabama (academic center in the southeastern stroke belt). ICD-9 codes for ischemic stroke (433-434, 436) and intracranial hemorrhage (430-432) identified 1812 stroke cases with an associated code for AF (427.31) from 2006 to 2010. Cases were vetted through chart review with final adjudication by a stroke neurologist. Review considered 94.2% of ICD-9 identified stroke cases valid with decreased accuracy for concurrent AF diagnosis (82.28%) and stroke attributable to AF (72.8%). Among events with "without infarction" modifiers, 7.2% were valid strokes. ICD-9 stroke code accuracy did not differ by stroke type or site. Stroke code 434 displayed higher accuracy than 433 (94.4% versus 85.2%; P<0.01), and primary stroke codes were more accurate than nonprimary codes (97.2% versus 83.7%; P<0.0001). Conclusions: Using ICD-9 stroke and AF codes to identify patients with stroke plus AF resulted in inaccuracies. Given the expanded financial and policy implications of patient-oriented research, conclusions derived solely from administrative data without validation of outcome events should be interpreted with caution. © 2015 American Heart Association, Inc.

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