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    • Gonadotrophin secretion by the isolated pituitary

      Greeley, George Horace; Department of Endocrinology (1974-09)
    • Mechanism of Action of Ristocetin

      Grastie, Miriam Kay; Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (1970-06)
    • Teaching Matters November 2019

      Kelehear, Zach; Office of the Vice Provost for Instruction (Augusta University, 2019-11-01)
      Table of Contents: Updates from Student Success; Innovation Updates (Honor Students to Represent AU at National Honors Conference, University Libraries Hosts Its 6th Annual Faculty Author Reception, Center for Instructional Innovation to Provide Travel Support for Faculty Presenting at USG Teaching and Learning Conference, CURS Awards Grants for Undergraduate Research, Interdisciplinary Simulation Center Hosts Dental IV Sedation course, Leadership Students Host Event on Human Trafficking); Faculty/Student Highlights (Sandra Bandy Receives Medical Library Association Award, Dr. Tom Colbert wins award for his commitment to physics education, Dr. Quentin Davis to Direct the Quality Enhancement Plan: "Learning By Doing", IPSO International Student Highlight); Mark Your Calendar (CURS to Host Undergraduate Research Fair, Study Abroad Kicks Off International Education Week)
    • Teaching Matters October 2019

      Kelehear, Zach; Office of the Vice Provost for Instruction (Augusta University, 2019-10-01)
      Table of Contents: Enhanced Distance Simulation Capabilities Coming to the Interdisciplinary Simulation Center for Spring 2020; Innovation Updates (Center for Instructional Innovation Open House, What's New in Student Success, Honor's program welcomes largest class, Constitutional Day: Celebrating the 19th Amendment); Faculty/Student Highlights (IPSO Features Dr. Sukumari Ramesh, AU Alumni and CURS Summer Scholar published); Mark Your Calendar (Career Services Upcoming Events, Study Abroad 2020 Recruiting)
    • Teaching Matters September 2019

      Kelehear, Zach; Office of the Vice Provost for Instruction (Augusta University, 2019-09-01)
      Table of Contents: Innovation Updates (Center for Instructional Innovation Open House, SIM Center host's AUMC 2019 Nursing Skills Fair, Librarian participates in LALI at Dartmouth, AHEC Creates Unique Experience for AR Johnson students); Faculty Highlights (IPSO Features Dr. Babak Baban, Gail Kouame Selected for Association of American Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program); Mark Your Calendar (Career Services Upcoming Events, Fulbright Program Open, CURS and Research Office Ice Cream Social)
    • Teaching Matters August 2019

      Kelehear, Zach; Office of the Vice Provost for Instruction (Augusta University, 2019-08-01)
      Table of Contents: Innovation Updates (Pediatric Simulation Offerings, Why work with the Center for Instructional Innovation?, AHEC in Action, Pathway to Med School program finds its way to MCG, Reducing Health Disparities In A Vulnerable Population), Student News (Students Research at SRS, Whats Happening in Student Sucess?, Connecting with New Students, CURS student visits Princeton University, Honors Program welcomes largest class); Mark Your Calendar (International Education Week, Dream Jobs Redefined, Want to work at Augusta National for Masters Week 2020, Professional Community Education Upcoming Events)
    • Teaching Matters July 2019

      Kelehear, Zach; Office of the Vice Provost for Instruction (Augusta University, 2019-07-01)
      Table of Contents: Recent Activities in the Center for Instructional Innovation; Welcome new Administrators to the Division (Dr. Ray Whiting and Dr. Jessica Reichmuth); Welcome Student Success (Academic Advisement, Study Away, Academic Success); Innovation Updates (Sponsor an event for International Education Week, Simulation Center, Mental Health First Aid Training Available, New International Students/Visitors, Honor's largest graduating class); Save the Date (Hiring Student Employees, 2019 CURS Summer Scholars Program, Up-coming exhibit honors Dr. Ellison); PaCE Upcoming Programs
    • Bridging the silos: Connecting University data management services through a Data Management Symposium

      Davies, Kathy; Hendren, Steph; Davis, Jennifer Putnam; Augusta University (Augusta University, 2019-10-11)
      Objective: Greenblatt Library at Augusta University determined that library facutly needed expanded knowledge of research data management to establish a training program and develop a data services model. These goals aligned the library with an existing priority to become a research university and address gaps in existing data services offered to the research community. The library decided that hosting a one-day research data management symposium would promote the library as a data management resource, engage with existing research data services on campus, and discuss important aspects of data management. Methods: Greenblatt Library received funding to host a campus-wide research data management symposium. The symposium connected researchers and resources across all disciplines and provided professional development credits for researchers and librarians. Results: The one-day symposium was held in March 2019 and featured national and local speakers, a panel discussion, and data resources exhibits. The conducted post survey provided valuable information that will be used to establish future training and library services. Library faculty taught one of the sessions and the Libraries staffed an exhibit table to highlight data management tools. Conclusions: Librarians have existing skills such as teaching, organizing, analyzing and providing access to information sources that transfer readily to the research data management life cycle. The training symposium increased campus awareness of library services for data management and facilitated new research collaborations. Moving forward, a multifaceted approach to training will increase library faculty capabilities to engage in the critical processes necessary for data sharing, scholarship, and research reproducibility.
    • Shaping the Future of Education for the Medical Library Association

      Kouame, Gail; Holmes, Heather; Laera, Elizabeth; Augusta University; Medical University of South Carolina; Brookwood Baptist Health (Augusta University, 2019-10-11)
      Objective: Inform health sciences information professionals about the newly developed structure for educational programming for the Medical Library Association (MLA) based on MLA’s Professional Competencies. Methods: MLA appointed the Education Steering Committee and six Education Curriculum Committees to develop education content based on the Association’s revised Professional Competencies. The Competencies provide the framework that define the skills to be gained as a result of educational offerings. The Education Curriculum Committees are charged with: 1. Designing and planning curriculum and educational offerings and resources; 2. Providing direction, expertise, and knowledge to creators and instructors of educational offerings with respect to content and instructional design; 3. Reviewing and assessing offerings to ensure they are high quality and current, meet learning outcomes, and have a succession plan. The work of the Curriculum Committees is shaped by the curriculum priorities document set forth by the Education Steering Committee, beginning with a “Bootcamp” that incorporates foundational offerings across the Competencies. Results: The Education Curriculum Committees suggest topics and speakers for MLA’s monthly webinars and for Continuing Education courses offered at the Association’s Annual Meetings. In the past year, Education Curriculum Committees have engaged with subject matter experts and with professional instructional designers to create online self-paced courses. A middle management symposium, sponsored by the Leadership & Management Education Curriculum Committee, was offered at the MLA 2019 Annual Meeting. Curriculum Committees are exploring other modes for providing educational content, such as podcasts, journal clubs or discussion groups. Existing courses and webinars are tagged with Professional Competencies in MEDLIB-ED, MLA’s continuing education portal. Conclusions: MLA’s Professional Competencies provide a meaningful framework for planning and organizing educational offerings. Education Curriculum Committees follow the curriculum priorities to plan their work, but also have flexibility to be innovative in suggesting other possible content and methods to support professional development and education for information professionals.
    • Renal tubular transport of lactate in the dog

      George, Don; Department of Physiology (1975-06)
    • Physiological and biochemical changes from traumatic shock

      Galvin, Michael John; Department of Physiology (1975-06)
    • Influence of methopyrapone (metapirone) on the excretion of urinary steroids

      Freedman, Murray Allen; Department of Endocrinology (1964-06)
    • Effects of hypothermia on adrenergic receptor and functional parameters of the mammalian kidney

      Fonteles, Manassess Claudino; Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology (1974-06)

      Atawia, Reem T.; Biomedical Sciences (Augusta University, 2019-11-05)
      An obesity epidemic continues to rise worldwide. Visceral (central) obesity is an important concern as it correlates with metabolic and cardiovascular pathologies. Arginase is a ureahydrolase enzyme with two isoforms (A1-cytosolic and A2-mitochondrial). We found that visceral adipose tissue (VAT) from obese WT mice fed a high fat/high sucrose diet (HFHS) showed a significantly higher expression of A2 compared to mice fed normal chow diet (ND). We also observed that A2 expression is upregulated 3-fold in differentiated 3T3- L1 adipocytes exposed to high levels of palmitate and glucose, a mimic of the obese state, compared to control media. Our study focused on the involvement of A2 in obesity associated metabolic and vascular disorders. WT mice and those globally lacking A2 (A2-/-) were fed HFHS or ND for 16 weeks. The HFHS diet-induced increases in body and VAT weights and total adiposity were prevented or reduced in A2-/- mice. In concert, metabolic chamber studies revealed that energy expenditure and fatty acid oxidation rates were significantly higher in A2-/- compared to WT HFHS mice. VAT from A2-/- mice fed HFHS had higher levels of active AMPK-α, the master regulator of fatty acid metabolism, as well as higher adipocyte expression of genes involved in fatty acid β-oxidation and oxidative phosphorylation, along with preserved mitochondrial density compared to WT HFHS. A2 deletion also prevented HFHS-induced fibrous tissue deposition and inflammation in VAT, which contributed to adipocyte metabolic dysfunction. These results indicate that A2 is involved in metabolic dysfunctions. To gain insights into the role of A2 in adipocytes, primary preadipocytes isolated from VAT of A2-/- mice and differentiated in vitro showed increased expression of adiponectin and better mitochondrial function. Adenoviral overexpression of A2 in differentiated 3T3-L1 cells showed impaired mitochondrial function and increased mitochondrial ROS. Obesity-related metabolic disorders increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, the leading global cause of death. Endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, impaired by HFHS diet, was significantly preserved in A2-/- mice, but more prominently prevented in A1+/- mice. In conclusion, A2 is critically involved in HFHS-induced obesity, VAT inflammation and metabolic dysregulation. Both A1 and A2 are involved in HFHS-induced vascular endothelial dysfunction.
    • Pancreatic cancer survival trends in the United States: 2001 - 2015 SEER 18 data

      Ansa, Benjamin; Institute of Public and Preventive Health (Augusta University, 2019-11-06)
    • Aspirin Use among Adults with Cardiovascular Disease in the United States: Implications for an Intervention Approach

      Ansa, Benjamin E.; Hoffman, Zachary; Lewis, Nicollette; Savoy, Cassandra; Hickson, Angela; Stone, Rebecca; Johnson, Tara; Institute of Public and Preventive Health (Augusta University, 2019-11-11)
      Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major underlying cause of death, with high economic burden in most countries, including the United States. Lifestyle modifications and the use of antiplatelet therapy, such as aspirin, can contribute significantly to secondary prevention of CVD in adults. This study examined the prevalence and associated factors of aspirin use for the secondary prevention of angina pectoris, myocardial infarction (MI), and cerebrovascular disease (stroke) in a sample of American adults. The 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) dataset was analyzed for this cross-sectional study. Almost 16% of the study population (N = 441,456) had angina, MI, or stroke. Weighted percentages of respondents with angina, MI, and stroke were 4%, 4.3%, and 3%, respectively. Overall, weighted prevalence of daily (or every other day) aspirin use was about 65%, 71%, and 57% among respondents with angina, MI, and stroke, respectively. Factors that were significantly associated with aspirin use included male sex, more than high school education, high blood pressure, diabetes, and less than excellent general health. There were existing differences among individuals with CVD based on diagnosis, demographic and socioeconomic status in the use of aspirin for secondary prevention. Resources for promoting aspirin use should be directed toward groups with lower utilization.
    • A study of the aminopeptidases of neisseria catarrhalis

      Folds, James Donald; Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (1967-05)