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

Ubiquitous Soy

Soy is ubiquitous. Its cultivation is expedited by modern agriculture practices and generic engineering. It is extensively processed to fulfill the nutritional and material demands of our global economy. The industries of soy production and processing are substantial components of the United States economy and support volatile growth in developing economies. Benefits aside, we must … See More

Normal Motor Development: An Essential Component of Interprofessional Education In Early Intervention

BACKGROUND: In 1986, Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) established the Early Intervention (EI) program. æThis multidisciplinary program serves infants and toddlers who are at risk for developmental delay or who have known disabilities and their families. Services are designed to support development in various domains including motor development. ææPURPOSE: This … 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