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    Biomechanics In Action

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    Understanding the connection between structure and function is fundamental in biology. In plant biology, structural biomechanics influences the fluid dynamics of a plant growing in moving water. Together, structure and function determine how different plant structures either grow or perish in different ecosystems. The project we are working on aims to enable students to investigate the fluid dynamics of plants. We have designed a device that can measure drag on a plant without a bulky and expensive flow tank. By creating an Arduino based mini-computer attached to two force sensors, we are able to measure drag and water velocity as we pull a plant through the water. The addition of a GoPro camera, allows students to measure the size of the plant as it bends from water flow as well as visualizing the process. This information is applied to the drag equation to quantify the performance of the plant in moving water. When combined with a materials analysis, students will be able to examine the structure and function together. This project will demonstrate the reliability of the new method

    Professional Communication and Patient Safety

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    Making Inclusive Schooling Part of Our Daily Journey

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    Introduction by: Jackie Czamanske, Regional Field Facilitator, NYSED S3TAIR Project As a School Improvement Specialist, I’ve facilitated numerous discussions over the years on how a school district may address the various challenges it faces. During these conversations, teams often voice their fears on how including students with disabilities may negatively affect a school\u27s overall performance. The Rochester City School District’s World of Inquiry School provides a solid illustration on how high expectations and inclusion can lock arms in a large urban environment to achieve a performance-enhanced setting for all students. “Are We There Yet?” gives building administrators and leaders an intimate illustration of one school\u27s journey to create an inclusive environment. Concrete guidance on structures, culture, collaboration and a developmental implementation model provide navigational tools on how to “Get the world for EVERY student!

    Administration of Long-Acting Injections

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    Expanding the scope of pharmacy practice demonstrates that the profession has been successful at improving public health. Despite being a late adopter, New York\u27s limited experience with vaccines has improved immunization rates and lowered rates of disease. During emergencies, the 2017-2018 flu season for example, the state has turned to pharmacists to go beyond what the pharmacy practice law permits, in this case enabling immunizations in pediatric patients.1 This illustrates recognition of untapped potential within the profession to contribute to the public health. Another opportunity for pharmacists to enhance the public health is embodied in a Bill introduced in the New York State Legislature that would amend the pharmacy practice law to enable administration of long-acting injectables designed to treat mental health disorders including schizophrenia and substance use disorder ( SUD ). The goal of this paper is to review the proposed amendment, the relevant background, and to discuss the implications for patients and the pharmacy profession

    Improving Safe Opiate Prescribing: Integrating a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor into a Family Medicine Training Practice

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    At our Family Medicine Center, a training site for Family Medicine residents, family nurse practitioner residents, post-doctoral psychology fellows, pharmacy interns, and marriage and family therapy interns, we have developed policies and procedures to improve patient safety among those patients who are prescribed opioid medications for chronic pain. This includes initiating naloxone training for patients at risk, integrating a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) into a Family Medicine Training Practice, and working with patients to decrease their opiate prescriptions as appropriate to the clinical situation

    Evaluation of Low Dose Valganciclovir for the Prevention of Cytomegalovirus in Liver Transplant Recipients

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    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes significant morbidity and mortality following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Valganciclovir (VGCV) is used to prevent CMV, but at labeled doses can cause hematologic toxicities. Prior studies in OLT have demonstrated comparable efficacy of low dose (LD)-VGCV to oral ganciclovir, but the efficacy of LD-VGCV compared to standard dose (SD) VGCV has not been established. Herein we describe the first report comparing LD-VGCV to SD-VGCV for the prevention of CMV in OLT
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