Newport, RI, United States

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI, United States

Salve Regina University is a university in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the university is a Catholic, co-educational, private, non-profit institution chartered by the State of Rhode Island in 1934 located within the Diocese of Providence. In 1947 the university acquired Ochre Court and welcomed its first class of 58 students. By a 1991 amendment to the Charter, College was deleted as the institution officially became Salve Regina University. Wikipedia.

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An immunosensor is provided that includes polymer coated particles, wherein the polymer coated particles are labelled with an enzyme and used for at least one of protein biomarker detection and DNA biomarker detection.

Munge B.S.,Salve Regina University | Coffey A.L.,Salve Regina University | Doucette J.M.,Salve Regina University | Somba B.K.,Salve Regina University | And 6 more authors.
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition | Year: 2011

A sensitive issue: Superparamagnetic particle-antibody conjugates enable detection of interleukin-8 (IL-8) in serum at a level of 1 fgmL -1 (ca. 100 aM). Ultrahigh sensitivity is facilitated by a nanostructured sensor platform coupled with secondary antibody-magnetic bead-horseradish peroxidase conjugate (Ab 2-MB-HRP) with about 500000 HRP labels (see picture). © 2011 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Munge B.S.,Salve Regina University | Fisher J.,Salve Regina University | Millord L.N.,Salve Regina University | Krause C.E.,Salve Regina University | And 2 more authors.
Analyst | Year: 2010

A novel electrochemical immunosensor for the detection of matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3), a cancer biomarker protein, based on vertically aligned single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) arrays is presented. Detection was based on a sandwich immunoassay consisting of horseradish peroxidase (14-16 labels) conjugated to a secondary antibody and/or a polymer bead loaded with multi-enzyme labels. Performance was optimized by effective minimization of non-specific binding (NSB) events using Bovine serum albumin (BSA), Tween-20 and optimization of the primary antibody and secondary antibody concentrations. Results provided a detection limit of 0.4 ng mL-1 (7.7 pM) for the 14-16 label sensor protocol and 4 pg mL-1 (77 fM) using a multiply enzyme labeled polymeric bead amplification strategy in 10 L of calf serum. This immunosensor based on SWCNT arrays offers great promise for a rapid, simple, cost-effective method for clinical screening of cancer biomarkers for point-of-care diagnosis. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2010.

News Article | November 10, 2016

NEWPORT, RI, November 10, 2016-- Dr. Barbara Ann Kathe has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.University vice president, dean and literature educator, Dr. Kathe has enjoyed a fruitful career in education since her start in 1979. Now a poetry and literature consultant, she has met with success in all of her prior professional roles. Most notably, she was dean of faculty at Salve Regina University, academic dean and chair of the humanities division at the University of Saint Joseph. Dr. Kathe has been a visiting faculty fellow at Yale University, visiting scholar at Columbia University, adjunct associate professor at Assumption College, and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Iceland. Additionally, Dr. Kathe has drawn on her insight, expertise and experience to act as a consultant for an excess of 30 years.To prepare for her career, Dr. Kathe earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1964 and a Master of Arts in 1967 from the University of Saint Joseph. Later, she achieved a Master of Philosophy and a Ph.D. from Drew University. In recognition of professional excellence, she earned a National Endowment of the Humanities Grant on three occasions and was selected for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in the East. Today, Dr. Kathe remains at the top of her field through her affiliations with the American Association of University Women, the American Association of Higher Education and the Fulbright Iceland Association. As she looks to the future, Dr. Kathe intends to continue consulting and assuming new opportunities in the field of education.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at

Papa L.,Orlando Regional Medical Center | Ramia M.M.,Orlando Regional Medical Center | Kelly J.M.,Salve Regina University | Burks S.S.,University of Miami | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Neurotrauma | Year: 2013

The objective was to systematically review the medical literature and comprehensively summarize clinical research performed on biomarkers for pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to summarize the studies that have assessed serum biomarkers acutely in determining intracranial lesions on CT in children with TBI. The search strategy included a literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Database from 1966 to August 2011, as well as a review of reference lists of identified studies. Search terms used included pediatrics, children, traumatic brain injury, and biomarkers. Any article with biomarkers of traumatic brain injury as a primary focus and containing a pediatric population was included. The search initially identified 167 articles. Of these, 49 met inclusion and exclusion criteria and were critically reviewed. The median sample size was 58 (interquartile range 31-101). The majority of the articles exclusively studied children (36, 74%), and 13 (26%) were studies that included both children and adults in different proportions. There were 99 different biomarkers measured in these 49 studies, and the five most frequently examined biomarkers were S100B (27 studies), neuron-specific enolase (NSE) (15 studies), interleukin (IL)-6 (7 studies), myelin basic protein (MBP) (6 studies), and IL-8 (6 studies). There were six studies that assessed the relationship between serum markers and CT lesions. Two studies found that NSE levels ≥15 ng/mL within 24 h of TBI was associated with intracranial lesions. Four studies using serum S100B were conflicting: two studies found no association with intracranial lesions and two studies found a weak association. The flurry of research in the area over the last decade is encouraging but is limited by small sample sizes, variable practices in sample collection, inconsistent biomarker-related data elements, and disparate outcome measures. Future studies of biomarkers for pediatric TBI will require rigorous and more uniform research methodology, common data elements, and consistent performance measures. © 2013, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2013.

Ward J.A.,Cornell University | Bhangoo J.,Sector 18 | Fernandez-Fernandez F.,East Malling Research EMR | Moore P.,Washington State University | And 6 more authors.
BMC Genomics | Year: 2013

Background: Rapid development of highly saturated genetic maps aids molecular breeding, which can accelerate gain per breeding cycle in woody perennial plants such as Rubus idaeus (red raspberry). Recently, robust genotyping methods based on high-throughput sequencing were developed, which provide high marker density, but result in some genotype errors and a large number of missing genotype values. Imputation can reduce the number of missing values and can correct genotyping errors, but current methods of imputation require a reference genome and thus are not an option for most species.Results: Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS) was used to produce highly saturated maps for a R. idaeus pseudo-testcross progeny. While low coverage and high variance in sequencing resulted in a large number of missing values for some individuals, a novel method of imputation based on maximum likelihood marker ordering from initial marker segregation overcame the challenge of missing values, and made map construction computationally tractable. The two resulting parental maps contained 4521 and 2391 molecular markers spanning 462.7 and 376.6 cM respectively over seven linkage groups. Detection of precise genomic regions with segregation distortion was possible because of map saturation. Microsatellites (SSRs) linked these results to published maps for cross-validation and map comparison.Conclusions: GBS together with genome-independent imputation provides a rapid method for genetic map construction in any pseudo-testcross progeny. Our method of imputation estimates the correct genotype call of missing values and corrects genotyping errors that lead to inflated map size and reduced precision in marker placement. Comparison of SSRs to published R. idaeus maps showed that the linkage maps constructed with GBS and our method of imputation were robust, and marker positioning reliable. The high marker density allowed identification of genomic regions with segregation distortion in R. idaeus, which may help to identify deleterious alleles that are the basis of inbreeding depression in the species. © 2013 Ward et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Clark J.M.,University of Massachusetts Amherst | Symington S.B.,Salve Regina University
Topics in Current Chemistry | Year: 2012

The ability to clone, express, and electrophysiologically measure currents carried by voltage-gated ion channels has allowed a detailed assessment of the action of pyrethroids on various target proteins. Recently, the heterologous expression of various rat brain voltage-gated sodium channel isoforms in Xenopus laevis oocytes has determined a wide range of sensitivities to the pyrethroids, with some channels virtually insensitive and others highly sensitive. Furthermore, some isoforms show selective sensitivity to certain pyrethroids and this selectivity can be altered in a state-dependent manner. Additionally, some rat brain isoforms are apparently more sensitive to pyrethroids than the corresponding human isoform. These finding may have significant relevance in judging the merit and value of assessing the risk of pyrethroid exposures to humans using toxicological studies done in rat. Other target sites for certain pyrethroids include the voltage-gated calcium and chloride channels. Of particular interest is the increased effect of Type II pyrethroids on certain phosphoforms of the N-type Ca v2.2 calcium channel following post-translational modification and its relationship to enhanced neurotransmitter release seen in vivo. Lastly, parallel neurobehavioral and mechanistic studies on three target sites suggest that a fundamental difference exists between the action of Types I and II pyrethroids, both on a functional and molecular level. These differences should be considered in any future risk evaluation of the pyrethroids. © 2011 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Verinis J.P.,Salve Regina University
Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Sociologia | Year: 2014

A vast array of processes we might identify with the terms reand de-peasantization are occurring in Greece, in conjunction with the emerging post-productivist moralities and aesthetics of European countrysides and along with the absolute lack of consensus as to what neo-rural means or how it should be managed by local, national, and EU institutions, especially in the European periphery. Rural sociologists, social geographers, anthropologists and other scholars concerned with rural Greece have long confirmed the ‘backwardness’ that has supposedly plagued it since the state's inception. More recent work has focused on how new global migrants suffer from xenophobia and exploitation in rural Greek areas. Yet my fieldwork has gradually revealed significant Greek/ non-Greek co-ethnic endeavours in ‘traditional’ small-scale agriculture that have the potential to contribute different information to a post-colonial rural Greek history. Small-scale olive farmers in semi-mountainous areas who have found themselves economically uncompetitive for example, especially in light of the current European financial crisis, have developed a variety of unprecedented relationships with many immigrants they now work with, from Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine most notably. In reclaiming abandoned fields and centuries-old farm enterprises as well as collecting traditional foodstuffs that few ‘modern’ Greeks collected until recently, immigrant farmers link rural Greeks back to their agrarian lives and traditional Greek agricultural practices to new international value-added food markets for boutique or heritage products. These developments, outside the historical confines of the binary relationship between Greece and northern Europe or the United States, as alternative readings of global Greek countrysides, embody significant solutions to the most prescient problems in contemporary rural Greek communities. © 2014, Babes-Bolyai University. All rights reserved.

VanDerwarker A.M.,University of California at Santa Barbara | Marcoux J.B.,Salve Regina University | Hollcnbach K.D.,University of Tennessee
American Antiquity | Year: 2013

The material remains of daily subsistence within Cherokee communities reflect strategies that households enacted while adapting to disruptions associated with European colonialism. Plant subsistence remains dating from the late Pre-Contact period through the end of the Revolutionary War (A.D. 1300-1783) reveal how Cherokee food producers/collectors fed their families as they navigated an increasingly uncertain landscape. Framing our analysis in terms of risk mitigation and future- discounting concepts from human behavioral ecology, we argue that Cherokee households responded to increasing risk and uncertainty by shifting towards subsistence strategies that had more immediate rewards. Although Cherokee plant subsistence remains exhibit continuity in how people farmed and foraged, our study shows that households made strategic decisions to alter their food production and collection with respect to looming uncertainty. Archaeobotanical analysis from multiple sites spanning the Colonial period (ca.A.D. 1670-1783) reveal a stepwise process of declining maize production, increasedforaging, and overall diversification of the plant diet. This case underscores the relevance of concepts from human behavioral ecology to complex colonial situations by demonstrating that strategies of risk prevention and mitigation have applicability beyond ecological factors. Copyright © 2013 by the Society for American Archaeology.

News Article | December 8, 2016

Portfolium, a cloud-based platform empowering students with lifelong opportunities to capture, curate, and convert skills into job offers, announced today that Salve Regina University, a liberal arts foundation of over 2,700 students located in Newport, Rhode Island, has selected Portfolium to power ePortfolios for students campus-wide. Understanding that professional skills are acquired not just in the classroom but also through co-curricular activities, Salve Regina University encourages students to develop a variety of skill sets that may not be tapped into in the traditional classroom setting. The partnership with Portfolium aims to provide digital evidence of skills demonstrated on Co-Curricular Transcripts (CCTs), with the ultimate goal of maximizing students’ potential in the job market. “As a university dedicated to connecting passion with profession, it was good time to consider co-curricular portfolios,” said Dr. Barbara LoMonaco, Vice President for Student Affairs at Salve Regina University. “Portfolium is the ePortfolio platform that resonates with the needs of higher education in a post-2008 world.” “Portfolium is driven by a mission to connect learning with opportunity,” said Troy Markowitz, VP University Partnerships. “Salve Regina University brings together a remarkable academic experience, co-curricular skills, and a focus on career preparedness with CCTs. We are thrilled to advance the way Salve Regina students market themselves to employers, reflect on their skills, and connect with alumni.” Salve Regina University boasts a Portfolium adoption rate of 85% for all first-year students with a broader objective to arm every undergraduate student at Salve Regina with a Portfolium. The university also seeks to leverage Portfolium in attaching competencies for their Navigator Leadership Program to the particular programs required for completion certificates. ABOUT SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY: Through teaching and research, Salve Regina University prepares men and women for responsible lives by imparting and expanding knowledge, developing skills and cultivating enduring values. Students develop their abilities for thinking clearly and creatively, enhance their capacity for sound judgment and prepare for the challenge of learning throughout their lives. Salve Regina University is located in Rhode Island. ABOUT PORTFOLIUM: Portfolium partners with colleges & universities to help students transform learning into opportunity. Our ePortfolio network helps millions of students and alumni from over 150 partner institutions manage their skills and launch their careers. Portfolium’s cloud-based platform empowers students with lifelong opportunities to capture, curate, and convert skills into job offers, while giving learning institutions and employers the tools they need to assess competencies and recruit talent.

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