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Submissions from 2014

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Want to Add Some Pizazz to Your Weight Training Program? Try Sport Education!, Tony A. Pritchard, Andrew R. Hansen, and Starla McCollum

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The Effect of the Sport Education Tactical Model on Coeducational and Single Gender Game Performance, Tony A. Pritchard, Starla McCollum, Jackie Sundal, and Gavin T. Colquitt

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Sylvatic Typhus Associated with Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys Volans), Melissa A. Prunsinski, Jennifer L. White, Susan J. Wong, Maureen A. Conlon, Christina Egan, Cassandra D. Kelly-Cirino, Brian R. Laniewicz, P. Bryon Backenson, William L. Nicholson, Marina Eremeeva, Sandor E. Karpathy, Gregory A. Dasch, and Dennis J. White

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Role of Capsaicin-Sensitive Peripheral Sensory Neurons in Anorexic Responses to Intravenous Infusions of Cholecystokinin, Peptide YY-(3–36), and Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 in Rats, Roger Reidelberger, Alvin Haver, Krista Anders, and Bettye A. Apenteng

Lessons for US Public Health from China’s SARS Response, Rachel D. Schwartz and Jonathan Schwartz

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Editorial Comment: Temporal Trends in Preparedness Capacity, Gulzar H. Shah

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Profile-IQ: Web-Based Data Query System for Local Health Department Infrastructure and Activities, Gulzar H. Shah, Carolyn J. Leep, and Dayna Alexander

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Public Health Agencies' Level of Engagement in and Perceived Barriers to PHAB National Voluntary Accreditation, Gulzar H. Shah, Carolyn J. Leep, Jiali Ye, Katie Sellers, Rivka Liss-Levinson, and Karmen S. Williams

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Public Health Services Most Commonly Provided by Local Health Departments in the United States, Gulzar H. Shah, Huabin Luo, and Sergey Sotnikov

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Public Health Services Most Commonly Provided by Local Health Departments in the United States, Gulzar H. Shah, Huabin Luo, and Sergey Sotnikov

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Leadership in Practices, James H. Stephens

Real Healthcare Reform: Focus on Primary Care Access, James H. Stephens and Gerald R. Ledlow

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Strategic Planning in Public Health, James H. Stephens and Gerald R. Ledlow

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A Twist on Oliver: Ten Lessons to Transform Healthcare Performance, James H. Stephens, Karl B. Manrodt, Gerald R. Ledlow, Richard Wilding, and Christopher A. Boone

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Children’s, Their Guardians’, and Health Care Professionals’ Perceptions of Child Overweight in Relation to Children’s Weight Loss Attempts, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Lauren M. Rossen, and Kenneth C. Schoendorf

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Do You See What I See? Using Photovoice to Teach Health Education Students the Value of Using Community-Based Participatory Methods, Ashley D. Walker and Jody Oomen-Early

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Development and Validation of the Biobanking Attitudes and Knowledge Survey (BANKS), Kristen J. Wells, Mariana Arevalo, Cathy D. Meade, Clement K. Gwede, Gwendolyn P. Quinn, John S. Luque, Gloria San Miguel, Dale Watson, Rebecca Phillips, Carmen Reyes, Margarita Romo, Jim West, and Paul B. Jacobsen

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Development and Validation of the Biobanking Attitudes and Knowledge Survey (BANKS), Kristen J. Wells, Mariana Arevalo, Cathy D. Meade, Clement K. Gwede, Gwen P. Quinn, John S. Luque, Gloria San Miguel, Dale Watson, Rebecca Phillips, Margarita Romo, Jim West, and Paul B. Jacobsen

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The Association of State Legal Mandates for Data Submission of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection in Neonatal Intensive Care Units with Process and Outcome Measures, Philip Zachariah, Julie Reagan, E. Yoko Furuya, Andrew Dick, Hangsheng Liu, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Patricia W. Stone, and Lisa Saiman

Submissions from 2013

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Assessing a Quality Improvement Project in a Georgia County Health Department, Dayna S. Alexander, William C. Livingood, Nandi A. Marshall, Angela Peden, Russell B. Toal, Gulzar H. Shah, Alesha Wright, Purity Cummings, Ketty Gonzalez, and Lynn D. Woodhouse

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Self-Injury Among Early Adolescents: Identifying Segments Protected and at Risk, Moya L. Alfonso and Rayneet Kuar

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Consumer-Based Approaches to Creating Social Change, Moya L. Alfonso and Mary Martinasek

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VERB™ Summer Scorecard: Increasing Tween Girls’ Vigorous Physical Activity, Moya L. Alfonso, Zachary Thompson, Gavin T. Colquitt, Robert J. McDermott, Jeffery A. Jones, Carol A. Bryant, Courtney H. Anita, Jenna L. Davis, and Yiliang Zhu

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An Ecological Examination of Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes by the Presence of Community Health Centers in Local Health Department Jurisdictions, Priscilla A. Barnes, Melody Goodman, Arlesia Mathis, Gulzar H. Shah Dr., and Xuemei Si

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The Feasibility of Using Video Journaling to Collect Ecological Momentary Assessment Data: Application to Health Behavior Change Interventions, Lauren Bigham, Helen W. Bland, and Bridget F. Melton

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Measuring Exercise Self-Efficacy in Pregnant Women: Psychometric Properties of the Pregnancy-Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (P-ESES), Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, Elaine S. Marshall, and Jacquelyn Nagle

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Race-Related Disparities in Infant Mortality in the United States, Shannon M. Cearley, Gulzar H. Shah, Padmini Shankar, and Bushra G. Shah

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Tailoring a Physical Activity Promotion Program for a Rural Area, Gavin T. Colquitt, Moya L. Alfonso, Ashley D. Walker, and Vanessa Dunmore

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The Impact of the PEP Grant on Elementary School Physical Education, Steven Elliott, Starla McCollum, Gavin T. Colquitt, and Tony A. Pritchard

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The Resilient Local Health Department: Surviving the 2008 Economic Crisis, Paul C. Erwin, Gulzar H. Shah, and Glen P. Mays

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Chapter 5: Choosing the Appropriate Electronic Medical Records System: A Clinic’s Journey to Innovation, Renee B. Hotchkiss and J. Cantiello

Utilizing Active Learning Techniques to Prepare Future Leaders for Policy Reform, Renee B. Hotchkiss and J. Cantiello

Adults’ Attitudes Toward Teen Pregnancy and Sexuality Education in Georgia High Schools, K. Johnson, Helen W. Bland, and Bridget F. Melton

Enterprise Systems and Information Systems, M. Kennedy, K. Wood, and Gerald R. Ledlow

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Assessment and Trend Analyses of the State of Georgia 2012: Eighteen Public Health Districts, Gerald R. Ledlow

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia: Comparison against the Nation, Gerald R. Ledlow, Hani M. Samawi, and James H. Stephens

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Extremes of Lineage Plasticity in the Drosophila Brain, Suewei Lin, Elizabeth C. Marin, Ching-Po Yang, Bettye A. Apenteng, Michael B. O'Connor, James W. Truman, and Tzumin Lee

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Factors Associated with Local Health Departments’ Activities to Assure Access to Health Care Services, Huabin Luo, Sergey Sotnikov, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Variation in Delivery of the Ten Essential Public Health Services by Local Health Departments for Obesity Control in 2005 and 2008, Huabin Luo, Sergey Sotnikov, Gulzar H. Shah, Deborah Galuska, and Xinzhi Zhang

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Who Will Pick Georgia’s Vidalia Onions? A Text-Driven Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage on Georgia’s 2011 Immigration Law, John S. Luque, Angel Bowers, Ahmed Kabore, and Ric Stewart

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Delivery of Mobile Farm Clinic Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: A Review of Practice Models for Community-Academic Partnerships, John S. Luque and Heide Castaneda

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Physical Activity and Muscular Strengthening in Pregnancy: A Comparison Between Rural and Urban Women, Elizabeth S. Marshall, Bridget Melton, Helen W. Bland, and Jacquelyn Nagle

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Evaluating Quality Improvement to Improve HIV Reporting, Nandi A. Marshall, William C. Livingood, Angela Peden, Gulzar H. Shah, Russell B. Toal, Dayna S. Alexander, Alesha Wright, Sandra Jump, Shelby Freeman, Kay Davis, Lynn D. Woodhouse, and Kellie O. Penix

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Assessing Gaps in Maternal and Child Health Safety Net, Alastair Matheson, Priscilla A. Barnes, and Gulzar H. Shah Dr.

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American Rural Women’s Exercise Self-Efficacy and Their Perceived Benefits and Risks of Exercise, Bridget F. Melton, Elaine S. Marshall, Helen W. Bland, and Michael Schmidt

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Self-reported Tooth Loss and Cognitive Function: Data from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE), Carlos Reyes-Ortiz, John S. Luque, Charlotta K. Eriksson, and Libia Soto

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Abdominal Adiposity and Caregiver Recall of Healthcare Provider Identification of Child Overweight in the United States, 2001-2010, Lauren M. Rossen, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Amy M. Branum, and Kenneth C. Schoendorf

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Do PHAB Accreditation Prerequisites Predict Local Health Departments’ Intentions to Seek Voluntary National Accreditation?, Gulzar H. Shah, Kate Beatty, and Carolyn Leep

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Community Health Assessment by Local Health Departments Presence of Epidemiologist, Governance, and Federal and State Funds are Critical, Gulzar H. Shah, Barbara Laymon, Julia Elligers, Carolyn J. Leep, and Christine B. Bhutta

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Risk Factors for Childhood Blindness in Punjab, Pakistan, Gulzar H. Shah Dr., Faryal Shabbir, Nadia Seed, and Shahid Kamal

College Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Regarding Low-Carbohydrate Diets, Padmini Shankar, Macaulay Okwuokenye, Gulzar H. Shah Dr., Sara Kitchen, Laura Gunn, Suman Ahuja, and Diana Sturges

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Increasing College Student Obtainment of Influenza Vaccine via Mass Media, Ali Shropshire, Renee B. Hotchkiss, and Urkovia Andrews

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Mass Media Campaign Impacts Influenza Vaccine Obtainment of University Students, Ali M. Shropshire, Renee Hotchkiss, and Urkovia K. Andrews

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Strategic Planning and Leadership, James H. Stephens and Gerald R. Ledlow

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Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening among Middle-Aged and Older Rural Appalachian Women, Christina R. Studts, Yelena N. Tarasenko, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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Precocious Puberty: Pathology, Related Risks, and Support Strategies, Linda B. Synovitz and Joanne Chopak-Foss

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The Feasibility of Using Social Networks to Understand the Causal Pathways of Cancer Disparities, Essie Torres, Levi Ross, and Jarrett Johnson

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The Use and Role of Open Source Software Applications in Public and Not-for-Profit Hospitals in the United States, Joshua R. Vest and James H. Stephens

Submissions from 2012

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Farmers Markets in Rural Communities: A Case Study, Moya L. Alfonso, Jen Nickelson, and Danielle Cohen

Strategic Prevention Framework: State Incentive Grant Evaluation Report, One Bulloch, Moya L. Alfonso and J. Spencer

Community Partnerships: Initial Steps for Rehabilitation Counseling Professionals, Jill Bezyak, Ashley D. Walker, Elizabeth Gilbert, and April Trice

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Stress Tolerance: New Challenges for the Millennial College Students, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, Paul D. Welle, and Lauren E. Bigham

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Comparing Body Image Dissatisfaction Among Middle-Aged Women: A Life-Long Experience, Helen W. Bland, Amy Jo Riggs, and Bridget F. Melton

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Evaluation and Refinement of a Prostate Cancer Treatment Seminar, Kathleen Field, Glenn Frost, Jarrett Johnson, Levi Ross, Megan Pailler, Marcia Gruber, and Michael Zevon

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Provider Perceptions of EMR and E-Prescribing in Safety Net Clinics, Renee B. Hotchkiss, Mondi A. Mason, and John R. Albright

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Ethics of Clear Health Communication: Applying the CLEAN Look Approach to Communicate Biobanking Information for Cancer Research, Alexis Koskan, Mariana Arevalo, Gwen Quinn, Shalwea Noel-Thomas, John S. Luque, Kristen Wells, Cathy Meade, and Clement K. Gwede

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Dynamic Culture Leadership, Gerald R. Ledlow and James A. Johnson

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Measuring Compatibility Gaps in Strategic Relationships, Gerald R. Ledlow, Karl B. Manrodt, and James H. Stephens

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Public Health Spending in 2008: On the Challenge of Integrating PHSSR Datasets and the Need for Harmonization, Jonathon Leider, Katie Sellers, Gulzar H. Shah, Jim Pearsol, and Paul E. Jarris

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Health Districts as Quality Improvement Collaboratives and Multi-Jurisdictional Entities, William C. Livingood, Nandi A. Marshall, Angela Peden, Ketty Gonzales, Gulzar H. Shah, Dayna Alexander, Kellie Penix, Raymona H. Lawrence, Russell B. Toal, and Lynn Woodhouse

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Building Capacity to Support and Study QI in Local Georgia Public Health Systems, William C. Livingood, Nandi A. Marshall, Angela Peden, Ketty Gonzalez, Gulzar H. Shah, Russell B. Toal, Kellie O. Penix, Dayna S. Alexander, Kay Davis, Sylvester Nixon, Purity Cummings, William Riley, and Lynn D. Woodhouse

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Formative Research on HPV Vaccine Acceptability with Latina Farmworkers, John S. Luque, Heide Castañeda, Dinorah Martinez Tyson, Natalia Vargas, and Meade

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Formative Research on Perceptions of Biobanking: What Community Members Think, John S. Luque, Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Francisco A. Montel-Ishino, Mariana Arevalo, Shalanda A. Bynum, Shalewa Noel-Thomas, Kristen J. Wells, Clement K. Gwede, Cathy D. Meade, and Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network Partners

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Healthcare Provider Challenges for Reaching Hispanic Immigrants with HPV Vaccination in Rural Georgia, John S. Luque, Swati Raychowdhury, and Mary Weaver

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Mobile Farm Clinic Outreach to Address Health Conditions among Latino Migrant Farmworkers in Georgia, John S. Luque, Calos Reyes-Ortiz, Prasen Marella, Angel Bowers, Viral Panchal, and Simone Charles

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Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women Living in a Rural Community: A Preliminary Case, Elizabeth S. Marshall, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, and Jacquelyn Nagle

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Practice Based Research in Public Health, Glen P. Mays, Gulzar H. Shah, and Kay Lovelace

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Adoption of Safety Eyewear among Citrus Harvesters in Rural Florida, Paul Monaghan, Carol A. Bryant, Robert J. McDermott, Linda S. Frost, John S. Luque, and Ricardo B. Contreras

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Volleyball, Tony A. Pritchard and Gavin T. Colquitt

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Effects of a Weight Training Personalized System of Instruction Course on Fitness Levels and Knowledge, Tony A. Pritchard, Kellie O. Penix, Gavin T. Colquitt, and Starla McCollum

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Diffusion of Practice-Based Research in Local Public Health: What Differentiates Adopters from Non-Adopters?, Gulzar H. Shah, Kay Lovelace, and Glen P. Mays

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Survival Analysis of Dialysis Patients Under Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches, Maryam Siddiqa, Mueen -ud -Din Azad, Muhammad K. Pervaiz, Muhammad Ghias, Gulzar H. Shah, and Uzma Hafeez

Disparities of Childhood Limited Abilities and Special Health Care Needs in Georgia Compared with Other States, James H. Stephens, Hani M. Samawi, and Gerald R. Ledlow

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Social Determinants of Health and Black Men: The Culture of Empowerment and the Policy Process, Adewale Troutman and Nandi A. Marshall

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Refinement of an Educational Toolkit to Promote Cervical Cancer Screening among Hispanic Farmworker Women in Southeast Georgia, Lisa C. Watson-Johnson, Jigar Bhagatwala, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, Andrea Hinojosa, Mondi Mason, Cathy Meade, and John S. Luque

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Creating a Patient Navigation Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in a Rural Hispanic Farmworker Community, Kristen Wells, Maria Rivera, Sara Proctor, Gloria Arroyo, Shalanda A. Bynum, Gwendolyn Quinn, John S. Luque, Marlene Rivera, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, and Cathy Meade

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Impact of the 2008–2010 Economic Recession on Local Health Departments, Rachel Willard, Gulzar H. Shah, Carolyn J. Leep, and Leighton Ku

Submissions from 2011

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Vigorous Physical Activity Among Tweens, VERB Summer Scorecard Program, Lexington, Kentucky, 2004-2007, Moya L. Alfonso, Robert J. McDermott, Zachary Thompson, Carol A. Bryant, Anita H. Courtney, Jeffery A. Jones, Jenna L. Davis, and Yiliang Zhu

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Use of Outsourced Nurses in Long Term Acute Care Hospitals: Outcomes and Leadership Preferences, Raymona M. Alvarez, Bernard J. Kerr, Joan Burtner, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Larry V. Fulton

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Effects of Outsourced Nursing on Quality Outcomes in Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Raymond Alvarez, Bernard J. Kerr, J. Burtner, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Larry V. Fulton

Comparing Obesity in Southeastern College Students to National Rates., Lauren E. Bigham, Bridget F. Melton, and Jody L. Langdon

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Effects of Sex, Race, and Age on College Students’ Exercise Motivation of Physical Activity, Trevor J. Egli, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, and Daniel R. Czech

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Multidisciplinary POGIL: A faculty learning community, Laura Frost, Abbie Parham, Trent W. Maurer, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Rose M. Gee, Alison Rushing, Dena Hale, Linda Mullen, Cathie Johnson, and Donald Slater

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Sticker Shock: An Exploration of Supply Charge Capture Outcomes, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, and Heidi Hulsey Fowler

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A Social Network Analysis Approach to Understand Changes in a Cancer Disparities Community Partnership Network, John S. Luque, Dinorah Martinez Tyson, Shalanda A. Bynum, Shalewa A. Noel-Thomas, Kristen J. Wells, Susan T. Vadaparampil, Clement K. Gwede, and Cathy D. Meade

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Increasing Cervical Cancer Screening in a Hispanic Migrant Farmworker Community through Faith-Based Clinical Outreach, John S. Luque, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, Talar Markossian, Ji-Hyun Lee, Rachel Turner, Sara Proctor, Janelle Menard, and Cathy D. Meade

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Salud es Vida: Development of a Cervical Cancer Education Curriculum for Promotora Outreach with Latina Farmworkers, John S. Luque, Mondi Mason, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, Andrea Hinojosa, and Cathy D. Meade

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Barbershop Communications on Prostate Cancer Screening Using Barber Health Advisers, John S. Luque, Brian M. Rivers, Clement K. Gwede, Maisha Kambon, B. Lee Green, and Cathy D. Meade

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Utilizing Technology to Improve the Administration of Instructional Physical Activity Programs in Higher Education., Bridget F. Melton

Graduate teaching assistant perceptions of changes development, Bridget F. Melton and Yasar Bodur