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SoutteReview, Issue 16

13 hours 19 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 15

13 hours 19 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 14

13 hours 19 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 13

13 hours 19 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 12

13 hours 19 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 11

13 hours 19 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 10

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 9

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 8

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 7

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 6

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 5

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 4

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 3

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 2

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

SoutteReview, Issue 1

13 hours 20 min ago

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.

Lamar Soutter Library Annual Report FY2012

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:30pm

Annual report of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, covering July 2011-June 2012.

Effect of Legislation on Indoor Tanning Prevalence in Alabama

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:06am

OBJECTIVES: To examine changes in indoor tanning prevalence among Alabama high school students the year before and after its 2014 legal restrictions compared with Florida, which had more lenient legislation.

METHODS: We analyzed the Alabama and Florida 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (n = 14 389; population = 1 864 241) by gender, age, year (2013, 2015), state (Alabama, Florida), and year-by-state interactions.

RESULTS: Prevalence of indoor tanning was higher among Alabama youths, but the difference did not significantly change after the law was passed in Alabama (between-state change differences ranged from a 3.3% increase among 14-year-old Alabama girls to a 9.7% decrease among 14-year-old Alabama boys).

CONCLUSIONS: We found no significant changes in indoor tanning among adolescents since the enactment of Alabama's tanning restrictions in 2014. More oversight and monitoring are needed to ensure that indoor tanning facilities are compliant with emerging laws.

A 6-year update of the health policy and advocacy priorities of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:06am

Government policy affects virtually every topic of interest to health behavior researchers, from research funding to reimbursement for clinical services to application of evidence to impact health outcomes. This paper provides a 6-year update on the expansion of Society of Behavioral Medicine's (SBM) public policy and advocacy agenda and proposed future directions. SBM's Health Policy Council is responsible for ensuring coordination of the policy-related activities of the Health Policy Committee (HPC), the Civic and Public Engagement Committee (CPEC), and the Scientific and Professional Liaison Council (SPLC). These committees and councils have written letters to Congress, signed onto advocacy letters with hundreds of organizations, and developed and disseminated 15 health policy briefs, the majority of which have been presented to legislative staffers on Capitol Hill. With the assistance of the SPLC, SBM has collaborated on policy efforts with like-minded organizations to increase the impact of the Society's policy work. Moving forward, SBM plans to continue to increase efforts to disseminate policy work more broadly and develop long-term relationships with Congressional staffers. SBM leadership realizes that to remain relevant, demonstrate impact, and advance the role of behavioral medicine, we must advance a policy agenda that reflects our mission of better health through behavior change.

Adenovirus prime, Env protein boost vaccine protects against neutralization-resistant SIVsmE660 variants in rhesus monkeys

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:06am

Previous studies have shown that DNA prime, Ad5 boost vaccines protect against neutralization-sensitive but not neutralization-resistant virus variants within the SIVsmE660 swarm. Here we show that Ad prime, Env protein boost vaccines protect against neutralization-resistant SIVsmE660 variants. We perform two studies in rhesus monkeys with Ad35/Ad26 vectors expressing SIVmac239 Gag/Pol/Env with or without an AS01B-adjuvanted SIVmac32H gp140 protein boost. In a repetitive, low-dose challenge study, we observe robust protection against acquisition of infection by both Ad Alone and Ad/Env vaccines. In a single, high-dose challenge study, only the Ad/Env vaccine affords significant protection against acquisition of infection. Analysis of transmitted/founder (T/F) viruses from this study demonstrates that the Ad/Env vaccine blocks both neutralization-sensitive and neutralization-resistant SIVsmE660 variants in rhesus monkeys with restrictive TRIM5alpha alleles. These data demonstrate that the adjuvanted Env protein boost is critical for protecting against high-dose SIVsmE660 challenge and for blocking neutralization-resistant viruses within the SIVsmE660 swarm.