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Linda Travis Macomber's HIMSS12 Talk, "Did You Know There's An App For That" in Review

Linda Travis Macomber, Lead Faculty for the Master in Health Informatics program presented at the HIMSS12 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please read the review about her presentation in Eric Wicklund's article, Sometimes useful, sometimes not, apps are part of the mobile health landscape.

Dr. Tyler Smith's Publication: A comparison of mental health outcomes in persons entering U.S. Military Service before and after September 11, 2011.

Wells TS, Ryan MAK, Jones KA, Hooper TI, Boyko EJ, Jacobson IG, Smith TC, Gackstetter GD. A comparison of mental health outcomes in persons entering U.S. Military Service before and after September 11, 2001. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 2012 Feb (25):17-24.It is hypothesized that those who entered military service prior to September 11, 2001 might have had expectations of experiencing a regular operational tempo and less combat compared with those entering service after this date, therefore an increased risk for mental disorders. Although measuring the direct reason for entering the military was not possible for this study, the findings showed that those entering pre-September 11 did not have a higher odds of mental disorders, suggesting that mental disorders resulting from the experience of war are common across the pre- and post-September 11 accession eras.

Dr. Smith's Publication: Examination of post-service health-related quality of life among rural and urban military members of the Millennium Cohort

Proctor SP, Wells TS, Jones KA, Boyko EJ, Smith TC. Examination of post-service health-related quality of life among rural and urban military members of the Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Rural Social Sciences. Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 26(3), Jan 2012, pp. 32–56.

In this large population-based sample of young US veterans recently separated from military service, health-related quality of life (HRQL) was not significantly different among rural and urban residents in the adjusted analyses and deployment experience did not alter the association between the outcome and rural or urban residence. These results suggest that rural status is not independently associated with HRQL among recent U.S. veterans.

Dr. Patric Schiltz, Dr. Stephanie Eatmon, and Mellonie Brown Present at The Southern California Society of Radiation Therapists Meeting

On Ferbruary 4, 2012, Dr. Patric Schiltz, Chair of the Health Science Deparment, Dr. Stephanie Eatmon, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Mellonie Brown, Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Sicence in Radiation Therapy, presented at the Southern Calofornia Society of Radiation Therapists in Orange, California. Dr. Schiltz presented on Allogenic Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes as Immunotherapeutic Treatment of GBM while Dr. Eatmon presented on Radiation Therapy and a Culture of Safety and Mellonie Brown presented on A Continuing Competency Program for Treatment Error Reduction. For more information regarding these presentations, please visit: The Southern California Society of Radiation Therapists.