William Carey University is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the United States, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Mississippi Baptist Convention. The main campus is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with a second campus located in the Tradition community near Gulfport, Mississippi and Biloxi, Mississippi. William Carey University was founded by W. I. Thames in 1892 as Pearl River Boarding School in Poplarville, Mississippi. A disastrous fire destroyed the school in 1905, and in 1906, with the backing of a group of New Orleans businessmen, Thames re-opened the school in Hattiesburg as South Mississippi College. Another fire destroyed the young institution, forcing it to close. In 1911, W. S. F. Tatum acquired the property and offered it as a gift to the Baptists, and the school re-opened as Mississippi Woman's College. In 1953, the Mississippi Baptist Convention voted to move the college into coeducational status, which necessitated a new name for the institution. In 1954, the board of trustees selected the name of William Carey College in honor of William Carey, the eighteenth century English cobbler-linguist whose decades of missionary activity in India earned him international recognition as the “Father of Modern Missions.” The school changed to university status in 2006.The college offers baccalaureate degrees in the areas of arts and letters, education, natural and behavioral science, business, religion, music, and nursing. The university also offers M.B.A, M.Ed., M.S. in psychology, M.S. in Health Information Systems, and an M.S.N. degree, as well as a specialist degree in elementary education and a Ph.D. in education administration. In 2009, William Carey opened the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and 2010, welcomed its first class of 110 students. In 2012, Carey added a Ph.D. program in nursing. Three trimesters of eleven weeks each comprise the academic year. Two summer sessions, a J-term, and a May Term session are also offered. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best online colleges and universities in Mississippi for 2017. 11 four-year schools made the list, with University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Jackson State University and Mississippi College taking the top five spots. Of the 11 two-year colleges who also made the list, Hinds Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, Holmes Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College were the top five. “For students who need flexible scheduling, online certificates and degrees are a useful alternative to traditional, on-campus learning options,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These are the schools in Mississippi that are catering to students with geographical or schedule limitations by offering their high-quality degree programs online.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Mississippi” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional data points such as the number of academic services that are available by school, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Mississippi for 2017 include the following: Alcorn State University Belhaven University Blue Mountain College Delta State University Jackson State University Mississippi College Mississippi State University Mississippi University for Women University of Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi William Carey University The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Mississippi for 2017 include the following: East Mississippi Community College Hinds Community College Holmes Community College Itawamba Community College Jones County Junior College Meridian Community College Mississippi Delta Community College Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Pearl River Community College Southwest Mississippi Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its ranking of the best colleges and universities in Mississippi for 2017. Of the 15 four-year schools that qualified for the list, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, University of Mississippi, Belhaven University and Mississippi State University scored as the top five schools. Of the 15 two-year schools included in the ranking, East Mississippi Community College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, East Central Community College, Itawamba Community College and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “These Mississippi schools have a proven track record of setting up their students for post-college career success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Our analysis shows the value of the education each of these schools provides, with academic and employment resources for students translating to strong post-college earnings.” To be included on Mississippi’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on more than a dozen additional data points including diversity of program offerings, career services, educational counseling, financial aid availability, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Mississippi” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Mississippi for 2017 include: Alcorn State University Belhaven University Blue Mountain College Delta State University Jackson State University Millsaps College Mississippi College Mississippi State University Mississippi University for Women Mississippi Valley State University Rust College Tougaloo College University of Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi William Carey University The Best Two-Year Colleges in Mississippi for 2017 include: Coahoma Community College Copiah-Lincoln Community College East Central Community College East Mississippi Community College Hinds Community College Holmes Community College Itawamba Community College Jones County Junior College Meridian Community College Mississippi Delta Community College Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Northeast Mississippi Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Pearl River Community College Southwest Mississippi Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | August 4, 2016
TRADITION, Miss., Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute (NDORI) today announced an affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute designed to enhance diabetes- and obesity-related research, discover better treatment protocols, and, ultimately, cultivate a healthier Mississippi and nation. The affiliation combines the academic, clinical and research components of the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute with the newly formed diabetes and research institute. The Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute is ranked No. 3 in the nation for diabetes care by U.S. News & World Report. “I am delighted to announce this groundbreaking affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute. Their extensive expertise in diabetes, obesity, and endocrinology research is an essential element in establishing NDORI as the preeminent diabetes and obesity research center in the United States,” said Phil Bryant, Governor of the State of Mississippi. “Diabetes and prediabetes affects over one million people in the state of Mississippi, almost a third of our population, so there is no greater place to conduct this groundbreaking research.” “The hope is that the National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute will help find a cure and enhance healthcare, not only in Mississippi but across the United States,” said Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. “Improving the health and well-being of our citizens afflicted by diabetes also makes good fiscal policy for the state as healthcare programs are hit by related costs. With this new research, better protocols and treatments, we can reduce this number and improve our overall healthcare system.” The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute (NDORI) is the vision of Joseph C. Canizaro, real estate developer and philanthropist. Mr. Canizaro’s passion for diabetes research and drive to find a cure comes from his personal experience with type 2 diabetes. NDORI will be part of a 150-acre learning medical city located in the Tradition community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and will be modeled after successful research centers at the heart of communities that are anchored by healthcare and educational organizations. NDORI will work closely with a core team of Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute experts, led by Richard Shewbridge, M.D., an endocrinologist and the executive medical director for this affiliation. “Thanks to this affiliation, NDORI and the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute will join forces to advance diabetes research and fight diabetes,” said Dr. Shewbridge. “We will focus on four strategic areas: diabetes and obesity research, diabetes and obesity clinical care, patient and provider education, and an outcomes and research database.” James Young, M.D., a cardiologist and chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute said, “With this affiliation, NDORI and the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute will compare different approaches in various locations, including Mississippi, the Gulf Coast, and Ohio. This is an exciting opportunity to further our mission of finding better approaches to managing the scourge of diabetes and obesity in America.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes – that’s about 1 out of every 11 people nationwide. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that 15.4 percent of the population in Mississippi has diabetes. And, about 13.5 percent of the population in Ohio has diabetes. Once the affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute is fully implemented, the patients of NDORI will enjoy greater access to best practices related to diabetes and obesity treatment. Leading Mississippi healthcare systems, such as Memorial Hospital and Coastal Family Health Centers, William Carey University’s nursing and medical related programs, as well as the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will have an opportunity to access NDORI’s resources via an affiliate program. In the future, NDORI would like to expand its scope of work beyond the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the rest of the state and the nation, including rural areas where multiple underserved or uninsured individuals are affected by diabetes. About NDORI The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute was founded in 2015 by a group of key healthcare, education and business leaders in Mississippi, along with state and local government officials. This research facility is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute, and is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes, conducting and sharing ground-breaking clinical trials and research, reducing diabetes instances nationally, and using technology and other healthcare channels to address the disparities in underserved and at risk populations. The Institute will be located in Mississippi, center of the diabetes epidemic in the United States, and is a central element of the 150-acre Learning Medical City located in the Tradition community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Nationally renowned experts in the fields of diabetes and obesity from the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute will work side by side with other renowned researchers to develop treatment protocols that will be implemented nationally. To learn more, visit www.diabetescure.me. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nationaldiabetesobesityresearchinstitute. About Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 49,000 employees are more than 3,400 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, nine community hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2015, there were 6.6 million outpatient visits, 164,700 hospital admissions and 208,807 surgical cases throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 180 countries. Visit us at www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. Editor’s Note: Cleveland Clinic News Service is available to provide broadcast-quality interviews and B-roll upon request.
McNamara J.,William Carey University |
Ann Murray T.,Louisiana Tech University
Current Alzheimer Research | Year: 2016
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is currently one of the most studied neurodegenerative disorders in humans. First reported in 1907, the disease has a familial form which represents approximately 5% of cases, while the remaining, sporadic cases are of multifactorial etiology. The disease progression of the latter form has specific pathological and functional characteristics, which have unknown etiology. Several authors have proposed a viral etiology for AD, while others implicate many neurotropic infectious agents. This review compares research findings regarding pathways and effects of neuropathological viruses with the pathways and effects involved in the progression of AD. The similarities are striking and provide a compelling argument for a pathogen-based etiology of AD. © 2016 Bentham Science Publishers.
Jarvis J.L.,Texas A&M University |
McClure S.F.,Williamson County EMS |
McClure S.F.,William Carey University |
Johns D.,Williamson County EMS
Prehospital Emergency Care | Year: 2015
Introduction. Intubation success by paramedics has historically been variable. The lack of first-pass success (FPS) has been associated with increased adverse events. Various video laryngoscope (VL) devices have been investigated to improve success among paramedics. Conflicting research exists on VL vs. direct laryngoscopy (DL) by paramedics and on the effects of the specific King Vision device on FPS and overall success (OS) in an emergency medical services (EMS) system with low intubation frequency and historically low success rates. Objectives. To evaluate the effect of an ongoing training program using the King Vision VL on FPS, OS, and success per attempt when compared with DL in one suburban EMS system with low historical intubation success rates. Methods. We performed a retrospective analysis of electronic patient care reports in a suburban EMS system. We analyzed three metrics of intubation success before DL and after implementation of ongoing training with VL in both cardiac arrest and in all other indications: success per attempt, overall success, and first-pass success. We also performed an intention to treat analysis of these rates to account for protocol violations. Results. During the study period, intubation was attempted on 514 patients. There was no difference between the DL and VL groups in age, weight, gender, or percentage receiving paralytic medications. There was improvement over DL with VL in each of the outcome measures: overall success (64.9 vs. 91.5%, p < 0.01), first-pass success (43.8% vs. 74.2%, p < 0.01), and success per attempt (44.4 vs. 71.2%, p < 0.01). A subgroup analysis by indication for intubation also showed improvement in all metrics for all indications. There were several protocol violations: 11 of 376 attempts that should have used VL (2.9%) but were done with DL. An intention to treat analysis was therefore done. Again, we saw an improvement in all metrics for all indications.Conclusion. In this suburban EMS system with historically low intubation success rates and low frequency of intubation, paramedics were able to improve all measures of intubation success using the King Vision video laryngoscope and an ongoing training program when compared with direct laryngoscopy. © 2015 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Lau Y.S.,University of Malaya |
Tian X.Y.,Chinese University of Hong Kong |
Huang Y.,Chinese University of Hong Kong |
Murugan D.,University of Malaya |
And 2 more authors.
Biochemical Pharmacology | Year: 2013
Increased oxidative stress is involved in the pathogenesis and progression of diabetes. Antioxidants are therapeutically beneficial for oxidative stress-associated diseases. Boldine ([s]-2,9-dihydroxy-1,10-dimethoxyaporphine) is a major alkaloid present in the leaves and bark of the boldo tree (Peumus boldus Molina), with known an antioxidant activity. This study examined the protective effects of boldine against high glucose-induced oxidative stress in rat aortic endothelial cells (RAEC) and its mechanisms of vasoprotection related to diabetic endothelial dysfunction. In RAEC exposed to high glucose (30 mM) for 48 h, pre-treatment with boldine reduced the elevated ROS and nitrotyrosine formation, and preserved nitric oxide (NO) production. Pre-incubation with β-NAPDH reduced the acetylcholine-induced endothelium-dependent relaxation; this attenuation was reversed by boldine. Compared with control, endothelium-dependent relaxation in the aortas of streptozotocin (STZ)-treated diabetic rats was significantly improved by both acute (1 μM, 30 min) and chronic (20 mg/kg/daily, i.p., 7 days) treatment with boldine. Intracellular superoxide and peroxynitrite formation measured by DHE fluorescence or chemiluminescence assay were higher in sections of aortic rings from diabetic rats compared with control. Chronic boldine treatment normalized ROS over-production in the diabetic group and this correlated with reduction of NAD(P)H oxidase subunits, NOX2 and p47phox. The present study shows that boldine reversed the increased ROS formation in high glucose-treated endothelial cells and restored endothelial function in STZ-induced diabetes by inhibiting oxidative stress and thus increasing NO bioavailability. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Prasad R.,U.S. National Institutes of Health |
Horton J.K.,U.S. National Institutes of Health |
Chastain II P.D.,William Carey University |
Gassman N.R.,U.S. National Institutes of Health |
And 3 more authors.
Nucleic Acids Research | Year: 2014
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) is an abundant nuclear enzyme in mammalian cells. The enzyme synthesizes polymers of ADP-ribose from the coenzyme NAD+ and plays multifaceted roles in cellular responses to genotoxic stress, including DNA repair. It had been shown that mouse fibroblasts treated with a DNA methylating agent in combination with a PARP inhibitor exhibit higher cytotoxicity than cells treated with methylating agent alone. This lethality of the PARP inhibitor is dependent on apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) sites in the DNA and the presence of PARP-1. Here, we show that purified PARP-1 is capable of forming a DNA-protein cross-link (DPC) by covalently attaching to the AP site. This DPC formation is specific to the presence of the natural AP site in DNA and is accompanied by a single-strand DNA incision. Cellular studies confirm the formation of PARP-1 DPCs during alkylating agent-induced base excision repair (BER) and formation of DPCs is enhanced by a PARP inhibitor. Using an N-terminal and C-terminal truncated PARP-1 we show that a polypeptide fragment comprising the zinc 3 and BRCT sub-domains is sufficient for DPC formation. The covalent attachment of PARP-1 to AP site-containing DNA appears to be a suicidal event when BER is overwhelmed or disrupted. © 2014 The Author(s) 2014.
Hodges T.W.,University of Alabama |
Hodges T.W.,William Carey University |
Slattery M.,University of Mississippi |
Olson J.B.,University of Alabama
Marine Biotechnology | Year: 2012
In the ever-expanding search for novel bioactive molecules and enzymes, marine actinomycetes have proven to be a productive source. While open reef sediment and sponge-associated actinomycetes have been extensively examined, their marine cave counterparts remain unevaluated. Anchialine cave systems in the Bahamas offered an ideal setting to evaluate the occurrence and variation within sediment-associated actinomycete communities. While in close geographical proximity to open reef environments, these systems provide a specialized environmental niche devoid of light and direct exposure to nutrient input. In the present study, selective isolation techniques and molecular methods were used to test the hypothesis that variable distribution of actinomycetes and secondary metabolite gene clusters occur between open reef and marine cave systems. The results indicated that differences exist within the culturable sediment-associated actinomycete communities between marine caves and open reef systems, with members of the genus Streptomyces dominating cultures from open reef sediments and a more diverse suite of actinomycetes isolated from marine cave sediment samples. Within the cave isolates, members of the proposed genus Solwaraspora were the most represented. Based on PKS- and NRPS-gene-targeted PCR amplification and sequencing, geographic variation in the occurrence of these biosynthetic pathways was also observed. These findings indicate that marine cave systems are a lucrative source in the search for novel secondary metabolite producers with biotechnological applications and that environmental and geographic factors likely affect the occurrence of these biosynthetic pathways. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Craig P.A.,Rochester Institute of Technology |
Michel L.V.,Rochester Institute of Technology |
Bateman R.C.,William Carey University
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education | Year: 2013
As biochemists, one of our most captivating teaching tools is the use of molecular visualization. It is a compelling medium that can be used to communicate structural information much more effectively with interactive animations than with static figures. We have conducted a survey to begin a systematic evaluation of the current classroom usage of molecular visualization. Participants (n = 116) were asked to complete 11 multiple choice and 3 open ended questions. To provide more depth to these results, interviews were conducted with 12 of the participants. Many common themes arose in the survey and the interviews: a shared passion for the use of molecular visualization in teaching, broad diversity in software preference, the lack of uniform standards for assessment, a desire for more quality resources, and the challenge of enabling students to incorporate visualization in their learning. The majority of respondents had used molecular visualization for more than 5 years and mentioned 32 different visualization tools used, with Jmol and PyMOL clearly standing out as the most frequently used programs at the present time. The most common uses of molecular visualization in teaching were lecture and lab illustrations, followed by exam questions, in-class or in-laboratory exercises, and student projects, which frequently included presentations. While a minority of instructors used a grading rubric/scoring matrix for assessment of student learning with molecular visualization, many expressed a desire for common use assessment tools. © 2013 by The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Cates A.L.,William Carey University
Pediatric Emergency Care | Year: 2016
ABSTRACT: A 22-month-old girl without any significant medical history accidentally consumed a small amount of a therapeutic compounding cream that contained camphor, gabapentin, clonidine, ketoprofen, and lidocaine. Upon presentation to the emergency department, the child exhibited immediate onset of altered mental status with wide fluctuation in her vital signs, which included intermittent apnea requiring bag-valve mask assistance and endotracheal intubation. Serum laboratory analysis measured a clonidine level of 2.6 ng/mL and undetectable camphor, gabapentin, and ketoprofen levels. While on mechanical ventilation, the patient exhibited hypothermia, bradycardia, and hypotension; all of which responded to supportive care. After approximately 12 hours in the intensive care unit, the patient was successfully extubated and remained asymptomatic. This unique case of a patient with brief, unintentional oral exposure to a compounding cream, who demonstrated severe toxicity despite only a measured, supratherapeutic clonidine concentration, is discussed. Emergency physicians and pediatricians should be alert to the potential for exposure of pediatric patients to these medicinal compounds. Furthermore, parents must be made aware of the potential dangers of compounded medications and ensure their proper usage and storage. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.