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The College of Saint Scholastica is a private college with its main campus located in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Today St. Scholastica educates more than 4,000 students annually and has graduated more than 13,000 alumni.U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Scholastica in the Top Tier of regional universities in the Midwest. Wikipedia.

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Comstock K.M.,The College of St. Scholastica | Kundert J.A.,Montana State University | Schmidt E.E.,Washington State University
Hepatology | Year: 2011

The contributions that de novo differentiation of new hepatocyte lineages makes to normal liver physiology are unknown. In this study, a system that uniquely marks cells during a finite period following primary activation of a serum albumin gene promoter/enhancer-driven Cre recombinase (albCre) transgene was used to investigate birthrates of new hepatocyte lineages from albumin (Alb)-naive precursors in mice. Elapsed time was measured with a two-color fluorescent marker gene that converts from expressing tandem dimer Tomato (tdT; a red fluorescent protein) to expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) following primary exposure to Cre. The accumulation of GFP and the decay of tdT each contributed to a regular fluorescence transition, which was calibrated in vivo. In normal adults, this system revealed that a steady-state level of 0.076% of all hepatocytes had differentiated within the previous 4 days from albCre-naive cell lineages. In comparison with resting adult livers, the relative abundance of these newborn hepatocytes was elevated 3.7-fold in the growing livers of juveniles and 8.6-fold during liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy in adults. Conclusion: Newborn hepatocyte lineages arising from Alb-naive cells contribute to liver maintenance under normal conditions. Hepatocyte lineage birthrates can vary in response to the liver's physiological status. © 2011 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.


News Article | November 8, 2016
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BACKUS, MN, November 08, 2016-- Karen Marie Eveland, Retired Family Nurse Practitioner of The College of St. Scholastica, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in nursing.Worldwide Branding, the world's leading international personal branding organization, is proud to endorse the notable professional efforts and accomplishments of Karen Marie Eveland. A member in good standing, Ms. Eveland parlays 54 years' experience into her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership abilities, and the credentials she has provided in association with her Worldwide Branding membership.Prior to her retirement as a nurse practitioner, Ms. Eveland was responsible for handling obstetrics, gynecology, clinical work and ambulatory care. She presently teaches public health at The College of St. Scholastica, and she also conducts workshops for sixth-graders with sexuality issues, adults with depression and reproduction issues, and seniors with health care issues. She also teaches babysitting for the county.To prepare for her career, Ms. Eveland earned a master's degree in family practice from The College of St. Scholastica in 2000, and she has completed coursework in nursing from the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in 1962. To remain connected with other industry professionals, she became a member of the Minnesota Nurses Association.Worldwide Branding has added Ms. Eveland to their distinguished Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. While inclusion in Worldwide Branding is an honor, only small selections of members in each discipline are endorsed and promoted as leaders in their professional fields.About Worldwide BrandingFor more than 15 years, Worldwide Branding has been the leading, one-stop-shop, personal branding company, in the United States and abroad. From writing professional biographies and press releases, to creating and driving Internet traffic to personal websites, our team of branding experts tailor each product specifically for our clients' needs. From health care to finance to education and law, our constituents represent every major industry and occupation, at all career levels.For more information, please visit http://www.worldwidebranding.com


Korthauer L.E.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | Nowak N.T.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | Nowak N.T.,The College of St. Scholastica | Frahmand M.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | Driscoll I.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Behavioural Brain Research | Year: 2017

Although effective spatial navigation requires memory for objects and locations, navigating a novel environment may also require considerable executive resources. The present study investigated associations between performance on the virtual Morris Water Task (vMWT), an analog version of a nonhuman spatial navigation task, and neuropsychological tests of executive functioning and spatial performance in 75 healthy young adults. More effective vMWT performance (e.g., lower latency and distance to reach hidden platform, greater distance in goal quadrant on a probe trial, fewer path intersections) was associated with better verbal fluency, set switching, response inhibition, and ability to mentally rotate objects. Findings also support a male advantage in spatial navigation, with sex moderating several associations between vMWT performance and executive abilities. Overall, we report a robust relationship between executive functioning and navigational skill, with some evidence that men and women may differentially recruit cognitive abilities when navigating a novel environment. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.


Cope S.,The College of St. Scholastica | Mohn-Johnsen S.,The College of St. Scholastica
Developmental Neurorehabilitation | Year: 2017

Purpose: Provide an updated review regarding treatment dosage for children with cerebral palsy (CP) by examining the variables of type, time, frequency, and intensity. Methods: A systematic review was performed with 30 articles meeting the inclusion criteria. Two authors independently extracted data including information about risk of bias. Ten articles were included in the review. Results: Eight studies manipulated time, two studies manipulated frequency, and three studies manipulated both variables. No studies investigated intensity. Findings suggest that manipulating time and/or frequency may result in better motor function for higher total dosing; however, benefits were not consistent across studies and few showed clinically significant improvements. Conclusion: This most current evidence regarding the effect of dosage on motor function for children with CP suggests that there is insufficient evidence to support implementing high-dosage therapy. Further research is needed to clarify the relationship between dosage variables on motor function for children with CP. © 2017 Taylor & Francis


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Annette Ouellette, CNS to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Annette is an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with 36 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing. She is currently serving patients as the Director of Nursing Informatics within Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota. Annette’s career in nursing began in 1981, when she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts Degree from The College of St. Scholastica, becoming a Registered Nurse. An advocate for continuing education, Annette remained at The College of St. Scholastica, graduating with her Master of Arts Degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2001. Furthermore, she is an Informatics Nurse Specialist, Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in nursing, Annette maintains a professional membership with the American Nurses Association, the American Nursing Informatics Association, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing. Learn more about Annette Ouellette here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4134533/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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The Wilshire Group, a leading healthcare consulting firm, has added April Vogel, RHIA, CHC to its team as a Senior Consultant. In this role, April will focus on engagements dealing with Revenue Cycle, Health Information Service optimization and Healthcare Compliance. “We are proud to have April join the Wilshire team, with her proven success implementing and monitoring compliant organizational change,” said Hank Smither, Managing Partner of The Wilshire Group. “April’s combined professional experience and personal attributes will be ideal for helping our clients provide high quality care and streamline revenue cycle opportunities.” April has over 10 years of diverse healthcare experience working with multi-facility health centers, academic medical centers, physician-owned practices, rural health clinics, critical access hospitals and community hospitals. She has implemented and monitored compliant organizational change as it relates to coding and billing practices, clinical documentation improvement, reimbursement and regulatory principles, revenue integrity, charge capture, and clinical practice initiatives. April has been involved with several Epic Systems installations focusing on clinical documentation and revenue cycle applications and workflow. Previously, April was a Senior Regional Compliance Specialist for Essentia Health, where she assisted the Chief Compliance Officer and management team in developing critical aspects of program strategy and system-wide policies, procedures, plans and processes. April received her BA in Health Information Services at The College of St. Scholastica. She participates in HCCA and the local chapter of AHIMA. April resides in Duluth, Minnesota. ABOUT THE WILSHIRE GROUP The Wilshire Group is a healthcare consulting company that helps hospitals and health systems transform their health information and financial operations, with a focus on Revenue Cycle Management. Wilshire’s consulting services and operational solutions cover the full spectrum of the revenue cycle from patient access to claim denials, as well as all aspects of health information management and clinical documentation integrity. Wilshire’s team members average over 18 years of healthcare experience and over 9 years with Epic build and re-design. The company also provides best practice strategic design, project management, training, mentoring, application and workflow optimization, claim audits and net reimbursement improvements.


Miller B.P.,University of Michigan | Miller B.P.,Macalester College | Miller B.P.,The College of St. Scholastica | Gallo E.,University of Michigan | And 2 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2015

We investigate whether magnetic interaction between close-in giant planets and their host stars produce observable statistical enhancements in stellar coronal or chromospheric activity. New Chandra observations of 12 nearby (d < 60 pc) planet-hosting solar analogs are combined with archival Chandra, XMM-Newton, and ROSAT coverage of 11 similar stars to construct a sample inoculated against inherent stellar class and planet-detection biases. Survival analysis and Bayesian regression methods (incorporating both measurements errors and X-ray upper limits; 13/23 stars have secure detections) are used to test whether "hot Jupiter" hosts are systematically more X-ray luminous than comparable stars with more distant or smaller planets. No significant correlations are present between common proxies for interaction strength (M P/a 2 or 1/a) versus coronal activity (L X or L X/L bol). In contrast, a sample of 198 FGK main-sequence stars does show a significant (99% confidence) increase in X-ray luminosity with M P/a 2. While selection biases are incontrovertibly present within the main-sequence sample, we demonstrate that the effect is primarily driven by a handful of extreme hot-Jupiter systems with M P/a 2 > 450 M Jup AU-2, which here are all X-ray luminous but to a degree commensurate with their Ca II H and K activity, in contrast to presented magnetic star-planet interaction scenarios that predict enhancements relatively larger in L X. We discuss these results in the context of cumulative tidal spin-up of stars hosting close-in gas giants (potentially followed by planetary infall and destruction). We also test our main-sequence sample for correlations between planetary properties and UV luminosity or Ca II H and K emission, and find no significant dependence. © 2015. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.


Su Y.,Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics | Su Y.,The College of St. Scholastica | Surges V.,Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics | Surges V.,The College of St. Scholastica | And 3 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2011

We present a study of the flare/coronal mass ejection event that occurred in Active Region 11060 on 2010April8. This event also involves a filament eruption, EIT wave, and coronal dimming. Prior to the flare onset and filament eruption, both SDO/AIA and STEREO/EUVI observe a nearly horizontal filament ejection along the internal polarity inversion line, where flux cancellations frequently occur as observed by SDO/HMI. Using the flux-rope insertion method developed by van Ballegooijen, we construct a grid of magnetic field models using two magneto-frictional relaxation methods. We find that the poloidal flux is significantly reduced during the relaxation process, though one relaxation method preserves the poloidal flux better than the other. The best-fit pre-flare NLFFF model is constrained by matching the coronal loops observed by SDO/AIA and Hinode/XRT. We find that the axial flux in this model is very close to the threshold of instability. For the model that becomes unstable due to an increase of the axial flux, the reconnected field lines below the X-point closely match the observed highly sheared flare loops at the event onset. The footpoints of the erupting flux rope are located around the coronal dimming regions. Both observational and modeling results support the premise that this event may be initiated by catastrophic loss of equilibrium caused by an increase of the axial flux in the flux rope, which is driven by flux cancellations. © 2011. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.


Gibbons T.E.,The College of St. Scholastica
SIGITE 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGITE Annual Conference on Information Technology Education | Year: 2013

Taking cues from the root causes of anxiety and poor student performance, a new course framework is developed using three key elements of game play. These game play elements are abstracted into an integrated teaching framework that gives students a choice in actions, options for cooperation and competition, and allows for revisions of work. Two case studies are examined that demonstrate how this framework can be implemented. One shows how this framework can be incorporated in the final project of a systems analysis and design course. The other shows how the framework can be used in a game design course to prepare students for different career paths. © 2013 ACM.


Khan A.,The College of St. Scholastica
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014, ML 2014 | Year: 2014

Integrated curricula and experiential learning are the main ingredients to the recipe to improve student learning in higher education. In the academic computer science world it is mostly assumed that this experiential learning takes place at a business as an internship experience [3]. The intent of this paper is to schism the traditional understanding of equating experiential learning with internships. A model was created and tested in three consecutive years of software engineering classes. This model is based on the integrated curricula concept. A survey was conducted to measure the usability of this model. The results indicated that the students' hard/technical and soft professional skills improved. The paper will first describe the model and then discuss the results of the survey. According to [1] most of the models in this are created for the freshmen where as this model has been created for juniors and seniors who are at a level of extensive independent learning. © 2014 IADIS.

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