Presentations


The ñLived Experiencesî of a chronically homeless, urban population: Systemic challenges to achieving their vocational and rehabilitation dreams

The population of people who are chronically homeless is a vulnerable one that requires societal contributions that treat the personal, social, political, and economic dimensions of homelessness. æHow can productive change occur? The answer may lie in learning how it is that the chronically homeless are reacting to and interacting with public funded programs such … See More



Effectiveness of a comprehensive workplace wellness and exercise program on self-reported quality of life measures and health indicators

Objective: To examine the effectiveness of a comprehensive workplace wellness and exercise program on self-reported quality of life measures and health indicators. æMethods: A sample of 62 employees of a small business participated in a 10-week fitness program followed by a 10-week wellness program. Data were collected at baseline, after each intervention, and at 1 … See More


Discovery of Xenobiotics Associated with Preterm Birth

This poster presents on-going work in the project, ñDiscovery of Xenobiotics Associated with Preterm Birthî. The technique for discovery is mass spectrometry, and both biological and environmental samples are being tested. æNew analytical methodology is being developed and applied, especially in collaboration with the four other RO1 Projects in the P42 project, ñPuerto Rico Test … See More


Dual Targeted Paclitaxel-loaded Multifunctional Nano-carriers Enhance Anticancer Activity

Objective In our previous studies we demonstrated efficient mitochondrial targeting of nanocarriers by surface modification with triphenylphosphonium (TPP). Our current objective was to develop a dual functionality nanocarrier with transferrin (Tf) for tumor targeting and TPP for mitochondrial targeting. æMethods: Liposomes were prepared by a lipid film hydration technique using different combinations of egg phosphatidylcholine … See More


The Impact of Exposure On Mental Health Sigma

This is a cross-sectional analytical study using a survey administered to Northeastern University Physical Therapy students. This survey seeks to gauge PT studentsÍ perceptions about individuals with mental health illnesses and understand how much exposure these students have to mental illnesses through family, friends or clients who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The … See More


The Effect of an 8 week Injury Prevention Program on Decreasing Risk Factors Associated with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in High School Female Basketball Players

Objective: Non-contact Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are highly prevalent in young female athletes. The purpose of this study is to employ an effective strength and conditioning program to decrease identified risk factors and reduce the risk of ACL injury. æMethods: Female varsity basketball players (n=19) from a single county public high school district were … See More


CD-44 Targeting Hyaluronic Acid Based Customizable ñMix & Matchî Library of Self-Assembling Nanosystems for Tumor Selective Drug and Gene Delivery

Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring mucopolysaccharide, has the ability to target CD44 _ a specific receptor frequently overexpressed on several tumor-cell surfaces, including tumor-initiating stem cells. We have synthesized a series of CD44 targeting lipid and polyamine functionalized HA derivatives that can be mixed and matched, forming self-assembled nanosystems for efficient encapsulation of small molecule … See More


The Osteosole

The purpose of this innovation is to benefit the senior community, or anyone else suffering from diseases like osteoporosis and arthritis. The ñOsteosole,î a combination insole and patch that can measure and replenish bone density. QUS, or qualitative ultra sound waves measure bone density at the heel, shinbone and kneecap via a sensor in the … See More


Can the Mega-Code Kelly High Fidelity simulator be used by Physical Therapy students to accurately and reliably assess heart rate and blood pressure.

Background:High fidelity simulation(HFS) is an educational tool that allows educators to simulate patient cases and provides opportunity to perform assessments with decreased patient risk. To utilize HFS for student assessment validity and reliability need to be determined. Purpose:To investigate HFS for validity and reliability for students to assess heart rate(HR) and systolic (SBP)and diastolic blood … See More