Once Upon a Lyme... the Epidemiology of Borrelia Burgdorferi in Oregon -

A graduate level poster presentation providing a comprehensive look at the epidemiology of Lyme Disease in Oregon.

Gluten and Casein's Role in Autism -

A graduate level PPT presentation providing a detailed overview of contemporary medical perspectives on the pathophysiology of Autism.

Eco-Therapy Poster Presentation -

A graduate level poster presentation tracing the origins of eco-therapy from the environmental psychology movement of the 1960s to the rising popularity of the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing).  

Bones of Contention -

A paper tracing the historical development of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

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Improving Advance Care Planning -

A poster presentation focused on changing cultural attitudes towards death and dying to improve the quality of end-of-life care provided to the population of Jackson and Josephine counties in southern Oregon. 

School-Based Mindfulness - An Upstream Intervention -

In 2010, the state of Oregon spent over $602 million dollars on mental health services.  Strategies and Tools to Embrace Prevention with Upstream Programs (STEP UP) is a prevention science based social and emotional school-based learning curriculum created for adolescents.  The program utilizes evidence-based strategies to reinforce protective factors and develop emotional regulation skills.  This paper outlines a plan to implement the STEP UP program initially through one ‘flag-ship’ school-based clinic in Jackson county, with a goal of demonstrating STEP UP’s efficacy and ultimately rolling out the program to all school districts within the county.

The Invisible Chidren -

A PPT presentation about homeless youth in Jackson county, Oregon.

Patriotism vs. Propaganda -

An essay exploring the use of rhetoric through the lens of free-will versus determinism.

Implementing a Motivational Interviewing Program -

MI techniques employed early with patient goal-setting and reinforced throughout care lead to clearer boundaries and expectations.

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“Civilized life, you know, is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.” 

                                                                 ~ J.G. Ballard

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