• Alzheimer’s Disease: A Summary of Economic Outcomes

      Lovett, Anneha; Nobles, Brittney (2013-04-23)
      Purpose: To provide a comprehensive source document on previously published cost-saving data on the FDA approved Alzheimer’s medications in the United States. This study reviews published pharmacoeconomic analyses of FDA approved drugs classes for Alzheimer’s disease management.
    • Assessment of Intercultural Development of College Students in Study Abroad

      Dauer, Jeanette V. (2013-04-23)
      According to Patterson (2006), the “development of intercultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence is important for a person to compete in today’s workplace”. It falls on higher education to sharpen intercultural skills in college students entering the workforce. Institutions may seek to impart these skills through study abroad programs. A majority of the literature observed intercultural development through implementing quantitative surveys; selected studies compared change over time through pre-test and post-test while some compared perceived intercultural development of study abroad participants to a control group. In an effort to provide a comprehensive inclusion of students in different college campuses, the scope of this literature review looks at traditional, non-traditional, public and private institutions, and community college students. However, the resulting selection of articles primarily surveyed study abroad programs that occurred in Western Europe and Latin America, with the exception of the Dwyer’s retrospective longitudinal study (2004) of the alumni of the Institute for the International Education of Students. In examining literature published within the past ten years, different testing instruments emerged to measure specific values on personal development of study abroad students. This literature review is principally directed to provide insight on methods used to measure intercultural skills that are enhanced while students partake in a study abroad program; such insight may be useful to institution leaders looking to include study abroad programs in course requirements. Additionally, study abroad coordinators seeking to evaluate student development of their participants, may use this literature review to identify instruments available and select one suited for their respective program.
    • Drug Disposal: Addressing Current Drug Disposal Practices and Pharmacovigilance

      Lovett, Annesha; Jin, Stacy; Kim, Hye Jin (2013-04-23)
      Objective: The purpose of the study is 1) to review current drug disposal best practices in the United States, 2) to assess effects of drug disposal on human health, and 3) to discuss how pharmacists may implement proper drug disposal techniques to promote pharmacovigilance.
    • Reflection Statement

      Jin, Stacy; Kim, Hye Jin (2013-04-23)
    • Reflection Statement

      Nobles, Brittney (2013-04-23)
    • Reflection Statement

      Wirtz, Mark A. (2013-04-23)
    • Reflection Statement

      Dauer, Jeannette (2013-04-23)
    • Wrestling with Leviticus 18.22 and 20.13

      Wirtz, Mark A (2013-04-23)
      Many have used Lev 18.22 and 20.13 violently against homosexual people. Examples abound, but one illustrates this point all too well. Andy Gibson, a Southern Baptist minister and Mississippi Republican State Representative, commented on his Facebook page regarding President Barak Obama’s affirmative opinion on gay marriage. Gibson says, “The only opinion that counts is God’s: see Romans 1:26-28 and Leviticus 20:13. Anyway [SIC] you slice it, it is sin. Not to mention horrific social policy.” In a follow-up post he calls same-gender relationships “unnatural” and blames them for developing and spreading HIV/AIDS. Gibson goes on to say that such relationships are “harmful to children” and confuse the “important differences between men and women.” In response to public concerns about his citation of Lev 20.13, which calls for the death penalty, Gibson refused to apologize. “To be clear, I want the world to know that I do not, cannot, and will not apologize for the inspired truth of God’s Word. It is one thing that will never ‘change’,” wrote Gibson.