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Regent University is a private coeducational interdenominational Christian university located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States. The university was founded by Pat Robertson in 1978 as Christian Broadcasting Network University, and changed its name to Regent University in 1989. A satellite campus located in Alexandria, Virginia, was sold in 2008. Regent offers an extensive distance education program in addition to its traditional on-campus programs. Through its eight academic schools, Regent offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 30 courses of study. Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and The Association of Theological Schools. Wikipedia.


Underwood L.A.,Regent University
Behavioral Sciences and the Law | Year: 2012

Varying risk factors for both incarceration and mental health diagnoses have been identified for female juveniles, highlighting the need for gender-specific assessments and treatment protocols. The purpose of this study is to determine how the prevalence rates of mental health symptoms differ in male and female juvenile offenders. It was hypothesized that the prevalence rates would be greater for females than males. This study found significant differences between males and females on several clinical scales. These findings are consistent with past studies that have identified differences in mental health symptoms between genders. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Source


Fields D.,Regent University | Roman P.M.,University of Georgia
Health Services Research | Year: 2010

Objective. To examine the relationship of organizational characteristics of substance abuse treatment centers with their use of quality management practices (total quality management [TQM]) and the contribution of TQM use to a center's provision of comprehensive care and to use of evidence-based treatment practices. Data Sources. Data were collected from a national sample of over 700 private and public substance abuse treatment centers in the National Treatment Center Study. Study Design. The design was a cross-sectional field study. The key variables were three TQM practices, the provision of comprehensive treatment services, and the implementation of evidence-based treatment practices. Numerous organizational characteristics were controlled. Data Collection. The data were obtained through interviews with administrative directors and clinical directors of the treatment centers in 2002-2004. Principal Findings. In multivariate models, TQM practices were positively related to provision of comprehensive care and use of evidence-based practices. A limited set of organizational characteristics predicted the use of TQM practices. Conclusions. Substance abuse treatment centers' implementation of TQM processes may be positively related to the quality and cost-effectiveness of care provided. © Health Research and Educational Trust. Source


Mostert M.P.,Regent University
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities | Year: 2014

Facilitated Communication (FC), a controversial educational intervention touted for persons with autism and other non-communicative conditions, has reemerged as a viable educational option despite a number of earlier empirical studies that unequivocally identified the facilitator as the author of any communication and not the client. Several intersecting vectors including a current dearth of new empirical studies debunking the practice, the proliferation of questionable research favorable to FC, and the increased acceptance by academic journals of the legitimacy of FC have fueled this resurgence. I suggest a series of activist approaches to counter the acceptance of FC as legitimate educational practice. © The Author(s) 2014. Source


Patent
Regent University and Wyeth | Date: 2012-02-02

The invention provides compositions containing hydroxyethyl starch and polypeptides, including therapeutic polypeptides such as interleukin-11, that provide for enhanced stability of the polypeptide following storage at room temperature or elevated temperatures.


Patent
Regent University | Date: 2012-07-18

Provided is a device comprising an upper chamber, a middle chamber and a lower chamber, wherein the upper chamber is in communication with the middle chamber through a first pore, and the middle chamber is in communication with the lower chamber through a second pore, wherein the first pore and second pore are about 1 nm to about 100 nm in diameter, and are about 10 nm to about 1000 nm apart from each other, and wherein each of the chambers comprises an electrode for connecting to a power supply. Methods of using the device are also provided, in particular for sequencing a polynucleotide.

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