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Recent Submissions

  • Using a culinary health curriculum to teach teamwork skills: A new interprofessional education experience for medical, nursing and physician assistant students 

    Musick, D. W.; Trinkle, D. B.; Tabor, J. (Elsevier BV, 2020-12-01)
    © 2020 Elsevier Inc. As health professions education increasingly focuses on community engagement, population health and prevention of health disparities, there has been a corresponding expansion of teaching on culinary ...
  • A Cloud-based Serverless Microservices Application for Digital Preservation 

    Chen, Yinlin; Kinnaman, Alex; Tuttle, James (2020-11-12)
    Virginia Tech University Libraries is developing a cloud-based, serverless, microservice application to support digital asset management, preservation, and access. This presentation will outline the balance of cost-effectiveness ...
  • Preserving DH Projects: Creating an Environment for Emulation 

    Kinnaman, Alex; Guimont, Corinne (2020-11-10)
    Digital Humanities (DH) projects are complex with multiple moving components in need of preservation. Early preservation planning for each component is a strategy for long-term access. This presentation will break down ...
  • A 3D Data Preservation Model in Cross-Disciplinary Use 

    Kinnaman, Alex (2020-11-12)
    This poster presents the results of a multi-case study on 3D datasets at Virginia Tech University Libraries and an invitation to participate in a survey on 3D and virtual reality preservation methods. These results will ...
  • Improving special education teacher quality and effectiveness 

    Billingsley, Bonnie S.; Bettini, Elizabeth (Routledge, 2017-05-25)
    The purpose of the Handbook of Special Education is to help profile and bring greater clarity to the already sprawling and continuously expanding field of special education.
  • Analysis of environmental and economic impacts of hydropower imports for New York City through 2050 

    Calder, Ryan; Borsuk, Mark; Robinson, Celine (Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, 2020-10-13)
  • Risk tradeoffs associated with traditional food advisories for Labrador Inuit 

    Calder, Ryan; Bromage, Sabri; Sunderland, Elsie M. (Elsevier, 2019-01-01)
    The traditional Inuit diet includes wild birds, fish and marine mammals, which can contain high concentrations of the neurotoxicant methylmercury (MeHg). Hydroelectric development may increase MeHg concentrations in ...
  • Aligning evidence generation and use across health, development, and environment 

    Tallis, Heather; Kreis, Katharine; Olander, Lydia; Ringler, Claudia; Ameyaw, David; Borsuk, Mark E.; Fletschner, Diana; Game, Edward; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Jeuland, Marc; Kennedy, Gina; Masuda, Yuta J.; Mehta, Sumi; Miller, Nicholas; Parker, Megan; Pollino, Carmel; Rajaratnam, Julie; Wilkie, David; Zhang, Wei; Ahmed, Selena; Ajayi, Oluyede C.; Alderman, Harold; Arhonditsis, George; Azevedo, Ines; Badola, Ruchi; Bailis, Rob; Balvanera, Patricia; Barbour, Emily; Bardini, Mark; Barton, David N.; Baumgartner, Jill; Benton, Tim G.; Bobrow, Emily; Bossio, Deborah; Bostrom, Ann; Braimoh, Ademola; Brondizio, Eduardo; Brown, Joe; Bryant, Benjamin P.; Calder, Ryan; Chaplin-Kramer, Becky; Cullen, Alison; DeMello, Nicole; Dickinson, Katherine L.; Ebi, Kristie L.; Eves, Heather E.; Fanzo, Jessica; Ferraro, Paul J.; Fisher, Brendan; Frongillo, Edward A.; Galford, Gillian; Garrity, Dennis; Gatere, Lydiah; Grieshop, Andrew P.; Grigg, Nicola J.; Groves, Craig; Gugerty, Mary Kay; Hamm, Michael; Hou, Xiaoyue; Huang, Cindy; Imhoff, Marc; Jack, Darby; Jones, Andrew D.; Kelsey, Rodd; Kothari, Monica; Kumar, Ritesh; Lachat, Carl; Larsen, Ashley; Lawrence, Mark; DeClerck, Fabrice; Levin, Phillip S.; Mabaya, Edward; Gibson, Jacqueline MacDonald; McDonald, Robert; Mace, Georgina; Maertens, Ricardo; Mangale, Dorothy; Martino, Robin; Mason, Sara; Mehta, Lyla; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth; Merz, Barbara; Msangi, Siwa; Murray, Grant; Murray, Kris A.; Naude, Celeste E.; Newlands, Nathaniel K.; Nkonya, Ephraim; Peterman, Amber; Petruney, Tricia; Possingham, Hugh; Puri, Jyotsna; Remans, Roseline; Remlinger, Lisa; Ricketts, Taylor H.; Reta, Bedilu; Robinson, Brian E.; Roe, Dilys; Rosenthal, Joshua; Shen, Guofeng; Shindell, Drew; Stewart-Koster, Ben; Sunderland, Terry; Sutherland, William J.; Tewksbury, Josh; Wasser, Heather; Wear, Stephanie; Webb, Chris; Whittington, Dale; Wilkerson, Marit; Wittmer, Heidi; Wood, Benjamin DK K.; Wood, Stephen; Wu, Joyce; Yadama, Gautam; Zobrist, Stephanie (Elsevier, 2019-08-01)
    Although health, development, and environment challenges are interconnected, evidence remains fractured across sectors due to methodological and conceptual differences in research and practice. Aligned methods are needed ...
  • Forecasting ecosystem services to guide coastal wetland rehabilitation decisions 

    Calder, Ryan; Shi, Congjie; Mason, Sara A.; Olander, Lydia P.; Borsuk, Mark E. (Elsevier, 2019-10-01)
    Coastal wetlands provide diverse ecosystem services such as flood protection and recreational value. However, predicting changes in ecosystem service value fr0k from restoration or management is challenging because ...
  • Graphical models and the challenge of evidence-based practice in development and sustainability 

    Calder, Ryan; Alatorre, Andrea; Marx, Rebecca S.; Mallampalli, Varun; Mason, Sara A.; Olander, Lydia P.; Jeuland, Marc; Borsuk, Mark E. (Elsevier, 2020-08-01)
    Governments and social benefit organizations are expected to consider evidence in decision-making. In development and sustainability, evidence spans disciplines and methodological traditions and is often inconclusive. ...
  • Eco-Leadership Among County 4-H Organizations: Relationship to Programmatic Success and Best Practices for Eco-Leaders 

    Kaufman, Eric; Cletzer, D. Adam (Journal of Leadership Education, 2020-10-01)
    Our understanding of leaders and the role they play in organizations and society is changing, which has important implications for leadership education. At the turn of the century, society began to move from a mechanistic ...
  • Mainstreaming environmental education for architects: the need for basic literacies 

    Grant, Elizabeth J. (Ubiquity Press, 2020)
    What are recent architectural graduates perceptions about the level of knowledge required of interns entering architectural practice and suitability of architectural education? Research is presented that examines recent ...
  • Leading Collaborative Change in an Educational Organization 

    Kaufman, Eric; Mitra, Shreya; Anderson, James; Coartney, Jama; Cash, Carol (Association of Leadership Educators, 2020-10-01)
    Organizations can effectively apply a variety of strategies for leading and accelerating desired change. As a practical illustration, this article evaluates an organizational change effort within the United States’ Department ...
  • Sun, VA: Conceptual Redevelopment Plan for the Former Sun Motors Property 

    Proctor, Nicholaus; Gilboy, Elizabeth (2020-09-22)
    The Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) of Virginia Tech received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment grant to assess and help communities develop conceptual redevelopment plans for ...
  • The Elnady Technique: An innovative, new method for tissue preservation 

    Elnady, Fawzy (2016-01-29)
    At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, there is an increasing number of students but a limited availability of animal cadavers for dissection, and student exposure to formalin is a known hazard. In order ...
  • Effects of Chronic Social Stress and Maternal Intranasal Oxytocin and Vasopressin on Offspring Interferon-gamma and Behavior 

    Murgatroyd, Christopher A.; Hicks-Nelson, Alexandria; Fink, Alexandria; Beamer, Gillian; Gurel, Kursat; Elnady, Fawzy; Pittet, Florent; Nephew, Benjamin C. (Frontiers, 2016-12-14)
    Recent studies support the hypothesis that the adverse effects of early-life adversity and transgenerational stress on neural plasticity and behavior are mediated by inflammation. The objective of the present study was to ...
  • Antibacterial efficacy of core-shell nanostructures encapsulating gentamicin against an in vivo intracellular Salmonella model 

    Ranjan, Ashish; Pothayee, Nikorn; Seleem, Mohammed N.; Tyler, Ronald D.; Brenseke, Bonnie; Sriranganathan, Nammalwar; Riffle, Judy S.; Kasimanickam, Ramanathan (Dove Medical Press, 2009-01-01)
    Pluronic based core-shell nanostructures encapsulating gentamicin were designed in this study. Block copolymers of (PAA(+/-)Na-b-(PEO-b-PPO-b-PEO)-b-PAA(+/-)Na) were blended with PAA(-) Na(+) and complexed with the ...
  • Antibacterial Characterization of Novel Synthetic Thiazole Compounds against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius 

    Mohammad, Haroon; Reddy, PV Narasimha V. N.; Monteleone, Dennis; Mayhoub, Abdelrahman S.; Cushman, Mark; Hammac, G. Kenitra; Seleem, Mohamed N. (PLoS, 2015-06-18)
    Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is a commensal organism of companion animals that is a significant source of opportunistic infections in dogs. With the emergence of clinical isolates of S. pseudintermedius (chiefly ...
  • Antibacterial Evaluation of Synthetic Thiazole Compounds In Vitro and In Vivo in a Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Skin Infection Mouse Model 

    Mohammad, Haroon; Cushman, Mark; Seleem, Mohamed N. (PLoS, 2015-11-04)
    The emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), including strains resistant to current antibiotics, has contributed to an increase in the number of skin infections reported in ...

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