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2021 South Central American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting

Dear Conference Attendees,

We look forward to hosting the South Central American Society of Biomechanics (SCASB) Conference on Friday, May 7, 2021.

In monitoring the concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, travel policy restrictions at many universities, and our responsibility to adhere to social distancing, the 2021 SCASB Conference will be hosted virtually. More information on the schedule, abstraction submissions, and conference registration will be posted on the SCASB website.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding,

Rita M. Patterson, Ph.D. and Sarah Moudy, Ph.D.
SCASB Co-Chairs

2020 SCASB Annual Meeting Abstracts

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Wu, R. R., Myers, R. A., Buchanan, A. H., Dimmock, D., Fulda, K. G., Haller, I. V., Haga, S. B., Harry, M. L., McCarty, C., Neuner, J., Rakhra-Burris, T., Sperber, N., Voils, C. I., Ginsburg, G. S. & Orlando, L. A. Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on Uptake of a Patient-Facing Information Technology Family Health History Risk Assessment Platform. 1 Jan 2019, Applied Clinical Informatics. 10, 2, p. 180-188 9 p.


Simecka, J. W., Fulda, K. G., Pulse, M., Lee, J. H., Vitucci, J., Nguyen, P., Taylor, P., Filipetto, F., Espinoza, A. M. & Sharma, S. Primary care clinics can be a source of exposure to virulent Clostridium (now Clostridioides) difficile: An environmental screening study of hospitals and clinics in Dallas-Fort Worth region. PLoS ONE.1 Jan 2019; 14, 8, e0220646.


Wu, R. R., Myers, R. A., Sperber, N., Voils, C. I., Neuner, J., McCarty, C. A., Haller, I. V., Harry, M., Fulda, K. G.Cross, D. S., Dimmock, D., Rakhra-Burris, T., Buchanan, A. H., Ginsburg, G. S. & Orlando, L. A. Implementation, adoption, and utility of family health history risk assessment in diverse care settings: evaluating implementation processes and impact with an implementation framework. Genetics in Medicine. 1 Feb 2019,  21, 2, p. 331-338.


Liu J, Zhu X, Fulda KG, Chen S, Tao MH. Comparison of Dietary Micronutrient Intakes by Body Weight Status among Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic Black Women Aged 19-39 Years: An Analysis of NHANES 2003-2014. Nutrients. 2019 Nov 20;11(12). pii: E2846. doi: 10.3390/nu11122846.


Liu J, Huang Y, Dai Q, Fulda KG, Chen S, Tao MH. Trends in Magnesium Intake among Hispanic Adults, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2014. Nutrients. 2019 Nov 22;11(12). pii: E2867. doi: 10.3390/nu11122867.




Rahman, A., Fulda, K. G., Franks, S. F., Fernando, S. I., Habiba, N. & Muzaffar, O. How often parents make decisions with their children is associated with obesity.  BMC Pediatrics. 25 Sep 2018, 18, 1, p. 311.




Fernández-Gaxiola, A. C., Valdés-Ramos, R., Fulda, K. G., López, A. L. G., Martínez-Carrillo, B. E., Franks, S. F. & Fernando, S. Liver Biomarkers and Lipid Profiles in Mexican and Mexican-American 10- to 14-Year-Old Adolescents at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Research. 1 Jan 2017.


Cardarelli R, Hall A, Rankin W. Coronary Artery Calcium Progression Is Associated with Cardiovascular Events Among Asymptomatic Individuals: From the North Texas Primary Care Practice-based Research Network (NorTex-PBRN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Sep-Oct;30(5):592-600. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.05.170032.




Balyakina, E., Fulda, K. G., Franks, S. F., Cardarelli, K. M. & Hinkle, K. Association Between Healthcare Provider Type and Intent to Breastfeed Among Expectant Mothers. 1 May 2016, Maternal and Child Health Journal. 20, 5, p. 993-1000 8 p.


Habiba, N. M., Fulda, K. G., Basha, R., Shah, D., Fernando, S., Nguyen, B., Xiong, Y., Franks, S. F., Matches, S. J., Magie, R. D. & Bowman, W. P. Correlation of Lipid Profile and Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in 10-14 Year Old Children. 1 Nov 2016. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 39, 5, p. 1695-1704 10 p.




Cardarelli, R., Balyakina, E., Malone, K., Fulda, K. G., Ellison, M., Sivernell, R. & Shabu, T. Suicide Risk and Mental Health Co-morbidities in a Probationer Population. 1 Jan 2014. Community Mental Health Journal. 51, 2, p. 145-152.




Cardarelli R, Fulda KG, Balyakina E, Bowling J, Argenbright K, Hustedde C, Asher L. The Impact of a Continuing Education DVD on Rural Physician Cancer Screening Behaviors. Public Health Frontier. 2014. 3(4); 75-81


Espinoza, A., Malone, K., Balyakina, E., Fulda, K. G. & Cardarelli, R. Incidental computer tomography radiologic findings through research participation in the North Texas Healthy Heart Study. 1 Jan 2014. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 27, 3, p. 314-320.


Balyakina, E., Mann, C., Ellison, M., Sivernell, R., Fulda, K. G., Sarai, S. K. & Cardarelli, R. Risk of future offense among probationers with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Apr 2014. Community Mental Health Journal. 50, 3, p. 288-295.


Fulda KG, Kurian AK, Balyakina E, Moerbe MM. Paternal race/ethnicity and very low birth weight. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Nov 19;14:385. doi: 10.1186/s12884-014-0385-z.




Fulda KG, Johnson KL, Hahn K, Lykens K. Do unmet needs differ geographically for children with special health care needs? Matern Child Health J. 2013 Apr;17(3):505-11. doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1029-4.




Zhang, F.F., Morabia, A., Santella, R.M., Fulda, K.G., Kaur, M., Gonzalez, K., Vishwanatha, J.K., Carroll, J., Cardarelli, R. “Global DNA methylation and metabolic syndrome: the North Texas Healthy Heart Study.” PLoS ONE. Submitted March 2012.




Zhang, F. F., Cardarelli, R., Carroll, J., Zhang, S., Fulda, K. G., Gonzalez, K., Vishwanatha, J. K., Morabia, A. & Santella, R. M. Physical activity and global genomic DNA methylation in a cancer-free population. Mar 2011. Epigenetics. 6, 3, p. 293-299.


Zhang, F. F., Cardarelli, R., Carroll, J., Fulda, K. G., Kaur, M., Gonzalez, K., Vishwanatha, J. K., Santella, R. M. & Morabia, A. Significant differences in global genomic DNA methylation by gender and race/ethnicity in peripheral blood. May 2011. Epigenetics. 6, 5, p. 623-629.


Zhang, F. F., Morabia, A., Carroll, J., Gonzalez, K., Fulda, K., Kaur, M., Vishwanatha, J. K., Santella, R. M. & Cardarelli, R. Dietary patterns are associated with levels of global genomic DNA methylation in a cancer-free population. 1 Jun 2011. Journal of Nutrition. 141, 6, p. 1165-1171.


Fulda, K. G., Hahn, K. A., Young, R. A., Marshall, J. D., Moore, B. J., Espinoza, A. M., Beltran, N. M., McFadden, P., Crim, A. D. & Cardarelli, R. Recruiting Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) physicians to be research participants: Lessons learned from the North Texas (NorTex) needs assessment study.1 Sep 2011. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 24, 5, p. 610-615.


Young, R. A., Fulda, K. G., Suzuki, S., Hahn, K. A., Espinoza, A. M., Marshall, J. D., Moore, B. J. & Cardarelli, R. The influence of research compensation options on Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) physician participation: A North Texas (NorTex) PBRN study. 1 Sep 2011.  Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 24, 5, p. 562-568.


Cardarelli, R., Hogan, S. A., Fulda, K. G. & Carroll, J. The relationship between perceived sense of control and visceral adipose tissue – the North Texas Healthy Heart Study. 13 Sep 2011. BioPsychoSocial Medicine. 5, 12.



Cardarelli, R., Mann, C., Fulda, K. G., Balyakina, E., Espinoza, A. & Lurie, S. Improving accuracy of medication identification in an older population using a medication bottle color symbol label system. 1 Dec 2011. BMC Family Practice. 12, 142.




Johnson, K. L., Carroll, J. F., Fulda, K. G., Cardarelli, K. & Cardarelli, R. Acculturation and self-reported health among Hispanics using a socio-behavioral model: The North Texas Healthy Heart Study. 30 Mar 2010. BMC Public Health. 10, 53.


Cardarelli, R., Cardarelli, K. M., Fulda, K. G., Espinoza, A., Cage, C., Vishwanatha, J., Young, R., Steele, D. N. & Carroll, J. Self-reported racial discrimination, response to unfair treatment, and coronary calcification in asymptomatic adults – The North Texas Healthy Heart study. 31 May 2010. BMC Public Health. 10, 285.




Carroll, J. F., Fulda, K. G., Chiapa, A. L., Rodriquez, M., Phelps, D. R., Cardarelli, K. M., Vishwanatha, J. K. & Cardarelli, R. Impact of race/ethnicity on the relationship between visceral fat and inflammatory biomarkers. 1 Jul 2009. Obesity. 17, 7, p. 1420-1427.


Shie, P., Cardarelli, R., Sprawls, K., Fulda, K. G. & Taur, A., Systematic review: Prevalence of malignant incidental thyroid nodules identified on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. 1 Sep 2009. Nuclear Medicine Communications. 30, 9, p. 742-748.




Cardarelli, R., Weis, S., Adams, E., Radaford, D., Vecino, I., Munguia, G., Johnson, K. L. & Fulda, K. G. General health status and adherence to antiretroviral therapy. 1 May 2008. Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. 7, 3, p. 123-129.


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Open Mike Newsletter July 2019

Breaches of Peer Review Integrity

by Mike Lauer and Sally Amero

It is a priority to us to continue to engage with the community about what constitutes a breach of NIH peer review integrity – including, but not limited to:

  • A reviewer sending grant applications to their postdocs to write their critiques
  • Someone revealing that they reviewed a particular application
  • A reviewer disclosing how another reviewer scored an application
  • A principal investigator (PI) approaching a reviewer at a scientific conference to discuss her/his institution’s application in which s/he is designated as PI

Yes, each of these constitutes a breach of NIH peer review integrity. Our attention to peer review integrity has been heightened with our growing awareness of the scope and impact of breaches…Continue reading → Continue reading