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Established in 1956, the University of Dallas is a private, independent Catholic regional university located in Irving, Texas that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of 2010 graduates participated in international programs, which is the sixth highest percentage of students from any higher education institution in the US to study abroad.The university comprises four academic units: the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business ],) which includes the Graduate School of Management, and the School of Ministry.Dallas offers several master's degree programs and a doctoral degree program with three concentrations. There are 136 full-time faculty and 102 part-time faculty, and the school has an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Wikipedia.

Leonard T.,University of Dallas
Housing Policy Debate | Year: 2016

Neighborhood condition is a public good in part provided by neighborhood residents’ private property maintenance. Considering neighborhood condition as an impure public good provides a theoretical basis for understanding how the level of neighborhood quality may affect residents’ home maintenance decisions. Empirical results in a low-income neighborhood, where formulating public policy to improve neighborhoods is of significant concern, indicate a positive substitution effect. When neighborhoods improve, residents respond by increasing exterior home upkeep. This result is robust to both changes in the neighborhood condition generated by other neighbors’ increase in maintenance and exogenous public investment in the neighborhood. © 2016 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Source

Tratter A.M.D.,University of Dallas | Tratter A.M.D.,University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology | Year: 2015

Heidegger’s existential ontology has greatly influenced existential psychiatry and psychotherapy, yet opinions about the psychotherapeutic utility of an ontological perspective remain divided, especially in light of Heidegger’s negative reactions to misappropriation of his ontological analysis. The present discussion questions the universality of existential ontology, not to do away with it, but, rather, to ‘rehabilitate’ Binswanger’s purported ‘mistaken’ take on ontology and his much critiqued notion of “world-design” with Merleau- Ponty’s ideas of the ontological relevance of “emblems of Being.” The concept of world-design is considered here as a clinically illuminating notion that warrants revision and expansion, which I attempt with the concept of implicit world-projection and its relation to emblems of Being. This reformulation is intended to capture the ontologically world-defining meaning horizon and its relationship to the varying degrees of ontological security and insecurity, ontological robustness, sensitivity, and oversensitivity. This revised notion of emblematic implicit world-projection reaches beyond the confines of the pathological and can be situated within the larger context of relational theorizing. It can also serve as a bridging concept to contemporary reformulations of the unconscious as the “implicit”. © 2016 by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Source

Palmer B.F.,University of Dallas
Postgraduate Medicine | Year: 2011

The global course of obesity and diabetes presents an alarming forecast for the near future. As the prevalence rates continue to increase and the afflicted population grows younger in age, the associated complications of diabetes will come to pose a greater strain on patients, society, and national health care systems. In recent years, a number of studies have demonstrated the clinical benefits of strict diabetes control in the prevention of debilitating complications, including retinal, renal, and cardiovascular disease. These data highlight the need to maximize our efforts in diabetes prevention and early disease management. Renal dysfunction is a surrogate marker of diabetic microvascular disease, and thus early recognition of renal impairment in patients with diabetes provides an opportunity to modify treatment strategy and improve longterm disease outcomes. This review will summarize methods of assessing renal function and the most recent guidelines for the early screening and diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease. © Postgraduate Medicine. Source

Vigen R.,University of Dallas | Ayers C.,University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | Willis B.,University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | DeFina L.,University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | Berry J.D.,University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes | Year: 2012

Background-The inverse, dose-dependent association between cardiorespiratory fitness and mortality is well-established; however, the pattern of the association between low fitness and mortality across short-(0 to 10 years), intermediate-(10 to 20 years), and long-term (>20 years) follow-up has not been studied. Methods and Results-We included 46 575 men and 16 151 women (mean age 44 years) from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study. Participants were categorized as either "low fit" or "not low fit," based on age-and sex-adjusted treadmill times, and were followed for mortality, determined from the National Death Index. Multivariable-adjusted Cox proportional hazards models were constructed to compare the association between fitness and traditional risk factors, with mortality outcomes across short-, intermediate-, and long-term follow-up. After a median follow-up of 16 years, there were 1295 cardiovascular disease and 2840 noncardiovascular disease deaths. Low fitness was associated with all-cause mortality across all periods in men [0 to 10 years: hazard ratios (HR), 1.99 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.66 to 2.40); 10 to 20 years: HR, 1.61 (95% CI, 1.41 to 1.84); and >20 years: HR, 1.42 (95% CI, 1.27 to 1.60)] and in women [0 to 10 years: HR, 1.98 (95% CI, 1.27 to 3.10); 10 to 20 years: HR, 1.90 (95% CI, 1.40 to 2.56); and >20 years: HR, 1.54 (95% CI, 1.15 to 2.07)]. Similar results were seen for both cardiovascular disease and noncardiovascular disease mortality. Although these associations were also consistent across most subgroups, low fitness appeared to be most strongly associated with mortality in the short term among individuals at highest short-term risk (ie, older age, abnormal exercise test). Conclusions-Similar to traditional risk factors, fitness is associated with mortality across short-, intermediate-, and long-term follow-up. © 2012 American Heart Association, Inc. Source

Illum H.,University of Dallas
Anti-Cancer Drugs | Year: 2011

Neoadjuvant radiation therapy with concurrent 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy is currently considered the standard of care for locally advanced rectal cancer. Pathologically complete response is a desirable outcome and has been associated with increased disease-free survival. There is a need to improve on this approach given that only approximately 10% achieve a pathologically complete response. Irinotecan has an established role in the treatment of metastatic rectal cancer. Both in-vitro and in-vivo data have shown promising radiosensitization properties. This study provides an overview of the published clinical trials evaluating the role of irinotecan as a radiosensitizer in the management of locally advanced rectal cancer. Although early-phase clinical trials initially showed promising results, this did not translate into improved outcome in a larger randomized phase II trial. Increased topoisomerase I expression has recently been identified as a possible predictive marker for improved response to irinotecan-based radiosensitization. This finding could help identify a subset of patients more likely to benefit from the addition of irinotecan in future trials. © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Source

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