Recent Submissions

  • Sleep and ADHD: Incorporating Research into Clinical Practice (A Rapid Systematic Review of the Literature)

    Saviet, Micah (2019)
    Sleep is a critically important topic for individuals with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as their therapists, coaches, and healthcare providers. A clear understanding of the interconnectedness between ADHD and sleep is critical as part of comprehensive services provided by practitioners in any setting. This rapid systematic literature review identified 13 studies (published in 2016) that examine the relationship between ADHD and sleep in young adults and adults.
  • Graduate Research Conference 1996

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. University of Maryland Baltimore County Graduate Student Association (1996-05-01)
    The Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD) is a one-day conference that provides graduate students from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and the University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB) the opportunity to present results of their ongoing research to peers, faculty members, the University of Maryland community at large, and other interested parties. Co-sponsored by theUMBC and UMAB Graduate Student Associations (GSA), the GSRD event provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas. With 130 scheduled presentations, GSRD 96 has the highest level of participation in the history of this event.
  • Graduate Research Conference 1993

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. Graduate Student Association (1993-05-05)
    This is the program and collection of abstracts for poster and oral presentations for the 15th Annual GRC. This conference offers researchers, be they graduate students, professional students, or postdoctoral fellows, the opportunity to present their discoveries to a diverse audience. Our unique combination of research across various professional schools and disciplines allows basic scientists, informaticists, social scientists, nurses, and policy researchers to intermingle and discuss their research in an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Graduate Research Conference 1991

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. Graduate Student Association (1991-05-01)
    This is the program and collection of abstracts for poster and oral presentations for the 13th Annual GRC. This conference offers researchers, be they graduate students, professional students, or postdoctoral fellows, the opportunity to present their discoveries to a diverse audience. Our unique combination of research across various professional schools and disciplines allows basic scientists, informaticists, social scientists, nurses, and policy researchers to intermingle and discuss their research in an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Graduate Research Conference 1988

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. Univesity of Maryland Baltimore County. Graduate Student Association (1988-04-20)
    This is the program and collection of abstracts for poster and oral presentations for the 10th Annual GRC. This conference offers researchers, be they graduate students, professional students, or postdoctoral fellows, the opportunity to present their discoveries to a diverse audience. Our unique combination of research across various professional schools and disciplines allows basic scientists, informaticists, social scientists, nurses, and policy researchers to intermingle and discuss their research in an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Cannabis and Dentistry

    Sheehan, Tara (2019)
  • Call to Action for Continuum of Care in Foreign-Born Populations

    Ekwunife, Odera (2018-02)
    BACKGROUND: Continuity of care post-discharge allows for a seamless transition between the inpatient care that was received and any post-discharge care such as filling prescriptions and visiting a primary care physician. The literature to date on continuity of care has not focused on foreign-born populations who can be at risk of poor transitions following an inpatient stay. There is limited information regarding the factors that represent barriers to a successful transition from hospital to home. The objective of this pilot project is to explore perspectives on the barriers to adequate post-discharge transitional care among foreign-born patients and identify ways to improve the quality of the transition from hospital to home.
  • Graduate Research Conference 2018

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. Graduate Student Association (2018-03-15)
  • Graduate Research Conference 2017

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. Graduate Student Association (2017-04-03)
  • Determinants of College Students' Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants and Recommendations for Campus Education

    Ross, Melissa Mary; Arria, Amelia; Brown, Jessica P.; Schiffman, Jason; Simoni-Wastila, Linda; dosReis, Susan (2016)
  • Developing a 3D-Printed Peri-Implantium Based Plaque Assay (2016)

    Feldman, Steven G.; Kim, Jeffrey J. (2016-03-23)
    Objectives: Currently, there is no consensus of how to best maintain dental implants. With over 2 million dental implants placed annually, there is an urgent need for objective ways to measure plaque removal from peri-implant surfaces. Here, we developed a cost effective, fast and accurate way to measure the effectiveness of various oral hygiene products to maintain health of the implant and surrounding oral tissues using a 3D printer. Methods: Digitizations of dentoform teeth and jaws provided the basis for 3D-printed custom models. Simulated gingiva and genuine dental implants were incorporated to maximize clinical relevance. Fabricated model teeth were analyzed for consistency of cusp heights, inter-cusp distance and mass. Mass was remeasured following water immersion. An artificial plaque substrate (APS) was applied to 3D-printed and porcelain surfaces to ensure consistent performance. A standard by which toothbrush mediated APS removal from the interproximal and subgingival areas was developed, with varying brushing angle, force and toothbrush design. Results: The 3D-printed models had higher dimensional accuracy than the resolution of the 3D printer (X/Y<400μm, Z<100μm). Immersion in water yielded an increase in mass that was correlated linearly with time (r2 = .9365) and could be reversed upon desiccation. APS behaved similarly on the 3D-printed surface as porcelain. Conclusions: Lack of commercially available dentoforms with accurate dental implant anatomy limited the ability to simulate implant systems in vitro. However, the advent of low-priced commercial grade 3D printers enables individuals to create such models rapidly and at low cost. We developed highly accurate, anatomically correct, 3D-printed dental implant model systems, which mitigated flaws in extant designs and devised a high-throughput method for assessing in vitro plaque removal that is superior to existing methods. In the future, digital model files can be included in an electronic library for rapid manufacturing of identical models anywhere in the world.
  • Tissue Lipid Analysis via MALDI Imaging (MALDI-IMS)

    Feldman, Steven G.; Scott, Alison June; Ernst, Robert K. (2013-04-11)
    Mammalian tissue contains a complex array of lipids and membrane components. Analysis is typically accomplished by one of many histological methods, such as Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) stain, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH). However, a limitation of most techniques is a requirement for prior knowledge of the targets of interest. Mass spectrometry (MS) coupled assays are useful for their inherent speed and accuracy. Hyphenated MS techniques, such as MALDI-TOF MS (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight) have been developed for rapid analysis of complex biological samples. MALDI-TOF MS lends itself to tissue slices because it does not require pure samples and can offer de novo discovery of sample components. Here we show the coupling of this technique with histological staining for the investigation of lipids and their localization within mouse kidney tissue slices. This method is shown to be extensible through the incorporation of LIFT (MS/MS) wherein a specific peak of known molecular weight is exposed to a high energy laser which causes reliable and reproducible fragmentation based on bond energies within the molecule. As such, aspects of the target molecule from a class (eg phospholipids) down to side chains can be identified allowing the fullscale investigation of major tissue components. In a proof of concept study, pure standards of the major phospholipids phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphatidylglycerol (PG) were subjected to LIFT, to confirm structures. Subsequently, MALDI-IMS applied to tissue slices reveals abundant peaks in the range of predicted phospholipids. These results will be analyzed to confirm these tissue phospholipids. MALDI-TOF MS coupled with LIFT presents a novel way of looking at tissue without prior knowledge of its constituents as it allows for analysis in the absence of traditional reagents such as antibodies or nucleic acid probes.
  • Graduate Research Conference 2016

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. Graduate Student Association (2016-03-23)
  • The Role of Residential Segregation in Disparity Research: A Case Example of ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

    Pennap, Dinci; Burcu, Mehmet; Safer, Daniel J.; Zito, Julie Magno (2015-08-24)

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