Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants

Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants $1,000 to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs. Deadline: April 1, 2015 Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation The APF Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being. Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony. Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world. Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Eligibility Affiliation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, but excluding: - Any group regarded by the IRS as non-conforming to 501(c)(3). - Any activity involving political, lobbying, fund-raising or entertainment expenditures. - Conference/workshop expenses. - Localized direct service. - Demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work. IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
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Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. Compare a novel two-step algorithm for indicating a computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the setting of a cervical spine fracture with established gold standard criteria. Summary of Background Data. As CTA permits the rapid detection of blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI), screening criteria for its use have broadened. However, more recent work warns of the potential for the overdiagnosis of BCVI, which must be considered with the adoption of broad criteria. Methods. A novel two-step metric for indicating CTA screening was compared with the American Coll...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DIAGNOSTICS Source Type: research
Conclusions: The novel CI magnet is safe to use for MRI investigations of CI users in 3T MRI without a need for bandaging and has acceptable level of image artefacts.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research
Conclusion: Prominent anterior canal bulges are formed by posterior temporomandibular joints, not thicker bone. The scutum has asymmetric distances to various portions of the ossicles with the incus short process sometimes as close as 0.2 mm, placing it at risk of injury.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research
Conclusions: Homeless persons in high-income countries face multiple challenges to engaging in meaningful activity, which we argue is a disabling experience. Simultaneously, homeless persons demonstrate resilience by finding ways to engage in activities of meaning, and opportunities to connect with others in the face of multiple barriers.Significance: Implications for research and practice are discussed. PMID: 31718356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): Venkata Naga Baji Tokala, Sarat Babu MulpurAbstractComposite materials are the tailor- made multifunctional materials consisting of suitable physical and mechanical properties for the applications in various fields such as aerospace, sensitive electronic equipment, marine, civil construction, etc. In this work, a bio-waste derived composite material was synthesized using compression molding of cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) (bio-waste resin) along with 3% paraformaldehyde, coconut coir, and sugarcane bagasse. Fibers separated ...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): Jaladi Nitchal Kiran, Modem Sreenivasulu, Konapala Sambasiva Rao, Kurapati Srinivasa Rao, Sangula Nagamani, Tummapudi NagamalleswariAbstractBismuth Layer Structured Ferroelectrics (BLSFs) have prominent technological applications as electronic materials. Strontium Bismuth Niobate (SBN) ceramics doped of rare earth elements SrBi2−xRxNb2O9 (R = Pr, Eu and x = 0.0, 0.2) have been synthesized by solid state reaction method between corresponding oxides and carbonate. The prepared ceramic samples are analysed by X-Ray ...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): P. Mayilsamy, S.P. Kumareshbabu, Kamal Nayan, S.A. SrinivasanAbstractThe copper alloys with conventional grain structure and size are soft materials with relatively low yield strength. The strength of copper based CMCs increases with the reinforcement addition. In the present experiment we have gone with Tin bronze as the matrix, an alloy of copper since it has got superior properties compared to copper due to the incorporation of Tin. The experiment revolves around the development of composite of Tin bronze with Rare Earth Ox...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): D. Prabhakaran, N. Jegadeeswaran, B. Somasundaram, B.S. RajuAbstractIn the parts of gas turbines, external degradations such as corrosion occur at places like turbine blades, when the temperature is high. The turbines become less operative and flare with sound because of the degradation due to corrosion. The thermocyclic hot corrosion performance of the 25%(Cr3C2-NiCr) + 75%NiCrAlY coatings as well as the cobalt based super alloy (Superco-605) substrate alloy was studied in a molten salt environment of Na2SO4 −50%V2O...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): R. Manikandan, S.P. Kumaresh Babu, M. Murali, A. VallimanalanAbstractAn investigation was carried in Nickel Aluminium Bronze (NAB) alloyed with Niobium (Nb) and Yttrium (Y) to study the effect of the microstructure for onshore applications. Nickel Aluminium Bronze is broadly used in aqueous atmospheres due to their good mechanical and corrosion resistance properties. The presence of destructive species in aqueous water initiates the corrosion of the engineering modules is inevitable. In-order to optimize the corrosion resistan...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): G. Wisz, P. Sawicka-Chudy, R. Yavorskyi, P. Potera, M. Bester, Ł. GłowaAbstractIn this work, TiO2/Cu2O heterostructures were obtained in a two-step process with a direct current magnetron sputtering method. We studied the morphological properties and composition of the thin films by scanning electron microscopy. Optical properties and energy bands at the heterojunction were recorded using a spectrophotometer. Additionally, the current–voltage characteristics examined in both total darkness and with illumination were es...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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