The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research aims to identify critical gaps within community and healthcare services, with an explicit goal to improve health outcomes (and a focus on vulnerable groups) via innovative individual, community and health service-focused programs.

The Nursing Research Institute undertakes multidisciplinary clinical and health services research that is focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems with a particular emphasis on implementation science research, that is the study of how to implement evidence based care. This research spans systematic reviews, trials, surveys, mixed-methods and qualitative research which a focus on:

  • Acute & Chronic Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • Models of care

The Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA) is a multidisciplinary, Melbourne-based research institute focussing on both the positive and problematic aspects of ageing.

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Submissions from 2008

Fingertip force control during bimanual object lifting in hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Bert Steenbergen, Jeanne Charles, and Andrew M. Gordon

Attentional processes of high-skilled soccer players with congenital hemiparesis: Differences related to the side of the hemispheric lesion, Bert Steenbergen and John van der Kamp

Optimising outcome assessment of voice interventions, ii: Sensitivity to change of self-reported and observer-rated measures, I. N. Steen, K. MacKenzie, Paul Nicholas Carding, A. Webb, Ian J. Deary, and Janet A. Wilson

Epidemiology of coronary artery disease, Simon Stewart

Predominance of heart failure in the heart of Soweto study cohort: Emerging challenges for urban African communities, Simon Stewart, David Wilkinson, Craig Hansen, Vinesh Vaghela, Robert Mvungi, John J. McMurray, and Karen Sliwa

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Virtual community consultation? Using the literature and weblogs to link community perspectives and health technology assessment, Jackie M. Street, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Karen Facey, and Janet E. Hiller

System reform and development for chronic disease management, Hal Swerissen and Michael Taylor

Reforming funding for chronic illness: Medicare - CDM, Hal Swerissen and Michael John Taylor

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Early intervention in chronic disease in community health services initiative :Statewide Evaluation Technical and Data Report, Michael Taylor, Dell Horey, and Hal Swerissen

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Early intervention in chronic disease in community health services initiative :Statewide Evaluation Technical and Data Report, Michael Taylor, Dell Horey, and Hal Swerissen

The initial effects of a Mulligan's mobilization with movement technique on range of movement and pressure pain threshold in pain-limited shoulders, Pamela Teys, Leanne Bisset, and Bill Vicenzino

The relationship between grandparent satisfaction, meaning, and generativity, Diane M. Thiele and Thomas Anthony Whelan

Treatment of urinary incontinence after stroke in adults (review), Lois H. Thomas, S. Cross, B. French, M. J. Leathley, C. J. Sutton, and Caroline Leigh Watkins

Chronic cardiovascular disease management: How can it be improved, David Robert Thompson and Simon Stewart

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The maritime surveillance problem, Patrick Christopher Tobin, Steven Barry, Roslyn Hickson, Philip Kilby, and Ruth Luscombe

What makes lessons interesting? The role of situational and individual factors in three school subjects, Yi-Miau Tsai, Mareike Kunter, Oliver Ludtke, Ulrich Trautwein, and Richard Michael Ryan

On the psychology of passion: In search of what makes people's lives most worth living, Robert J. Vallerand

Passion and performance attainment in sport, Robert J. Vallerand, Genevieve A. Mageau, Andrew J. Elliot, Alexandre Dumais, Marc-Andre Demers, and Francois L. Rousseau

Le modele hierarchique: Une analyse integrative des determinants et consequences de la motivation intrinseque et extrinseque, Robert J. Vallerand and Paule Miquelon

On passion and sports fans: A look at football, Robert J. Vallerand, Nikolaos Ntoumanis, Frederick L. Philippe, Genevieve L. Lavigne, Noemie Carbonneau, Arielle Bonneville-Roussy, Camille Lagace-Labonte, and Gabrielle Maliha

Reflections on self-determination theory, Robert J. Vallerand, Luc G. Pelletier, and Richard Koestner

Special issue on self-determination theory: A Canadian contribution, Robert J. Vallerand, Luc G. Pelletier, and Richard Koestner

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Aggression and non-aggression amongst six types of drivers, Evelyne Vallieres, Pierre McDuff, Robert J. Vallerand, and Jacques Bergeron

Hearing a voice in the noise: Auditory hallucinations and speech perception, Ans Vercammen, Edward H.F. de Haan, and Andre Aleman

Eye-hand coordination during manual object transport with the affected and less affected hand in adolescents with hemiparetic cerebral palsy, Julius Verrel, Harold Bekkering, and Bert Steenbergen

Prospective memory performance in preschoolers: Inhibitory control matters, Lijuan Wang, Matthias Kliegel, Wei Liu, and Zhiliang Yang

Bacterial targeted tumour therapy-dawn of a new era, Ming W. Wei, Asferd Mengesha, David Andrew Good, and Jozef Anne

I come because I am called: Recruitment and participation in mammography screening in Uppsala, Sweden, Karen Frances Willis

Binge drinking in young Australians :The underlying beliefs, predictions of and cluster anaysis, Rivka Witenberg and Tanya Gilmartin

Treatment decision making among chinese women with DCiS, Sabrina T. Wong, Wei-Ying Chen, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, and T. Gregory Hislop

Health-related quality of life of children with epilepsy in Hong Kong: How does it compare with that of youth with epilepsy in Canada?, Winnie K. L. Yam, Gabriel M. Ronen, Sharon W.W. Cherk, Peter Rosenbaum, K. Y. Chan, David L. Streiner, Sally W.W. Cheng, C. W. Fung, Jackson C.S. Ho, Karen L. Kwong, Louis C. K. Ma, David K. H. Ma, K. W. Tsui, Virginia Wong, and Theresa Y. L. Wong

Fat adaptation followed by carbohydrate restoration increases AMPK activity in skeletal muscle from trained humans, Wee Kian Yeo, Sarah J. Lessard, Zhi-Ping Chen, Andrew P. Garnham, Louise Burke, Donato A. Rivas, Bruce Ernest Kemp, and John Alan Hawley

Skeletal muscle adaptation and performance responses to once a day versus twice every second day endurance training regimens, Wee Kian Yeo, Carl D. Paton, Andrew P. Garnham, Louise M. Burke, Andrew L. Carey, and John Alan Hawley

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Motivation of high and low achievers in China over time, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Winnie Puiling Liu, Frances Lai-Mui-Lee, Jun Wu, Jing Dai, and Huixian Wu

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Ability vs. effort: Perceptions of students from the east and from the west, Alexander Seeshing Yeung and Anton Yeung

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Creative organizational climate of schools, general self-efficacy, creativity self-efficacy, and cultural efficacy of teachers, Xinfa Yi, Shushan Cai, Herbert Scheithauer, Karl Ralf Schwarzer, Liang Luo, Silin Huang, and Guang Chen

Cognitive abilities in old age: Results from the Zurich longitudinal study on cognitive aging, Daniel Zimprich, Mike Martin, Matthias Kliegel, Myriam Dellenbach, Philippe Rast, and Melanie Zeintl

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A cluster randomised controlled trial of nurse and GP partnership for care of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Nicholas Zwar, Oshana Hermiz, Iqbal Hasan, Elizabeth Comino, Sandy Middleton, Sanjyot Vagholkar, and Guy Marks

Submissions from 2007

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School-based physical activity does not compromise children's academic performance, Yasmin Ahamed, Heather MacDonald, Katherine Reed, Patti-Jean Naylor, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, and Heather McKay

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School-based physical activity does not compromise children's academic performance, Yasmin Ahamed, Heather MacDonald, Katherine Reed, Patti-Jean Naylor, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, and Heather McKay

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Multi-modal exercise programs for older adults, Michael Baker, Evan Atlantis, and Maria Fiatarone Singh

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Efficacy and feasibility of a novel tri-modal robust exercise prescription in a retirement community : A randomized, controlled trial, Michael Baker, David Kennedy, Philip Bohle, Deena Campbell, Leona Knapman, Jodie Grady, James Wiltshire, Maria McNamara, William Evans, and Maria Fiatarone Singh

Conductive education: A functional skills program for children with cerebral palsy, Helen Maree Bourke-Taylor, Roberta O'Shea, and Deborah Gaebler-Spira

How to videotape and analyse sport performance, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw and Wayne Edward Maschette

Quantifying impacts during beam and floor training in pre-adolescent girls from two different streams of artistic gymnastics, Lauren Burt, Geraldine Ann Naughton, and Raul Landeo

The Heart of the Matter :The effects of a 40 week exercise intervention on psychometric parameters of Vietnam, Michael Climstein, Brianna Harvey, Geraldine Ann Naughton, and Nathan Buhagiar

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Intravascular catheter bloodstream infections: An effective and sustained hospital-wide prevention program over 8 years, Peter J. Collignon, Dianne E. eimanis, Wendy D. Beckingham, Jan L. Roberts, and Anne Gardner

Exercise interventions to improve cardiovascular risk factors and fitness in Australian Vietnam Veterans :HeardMoves versus HeartHealth, M De Beliso, Kent Adams, Brianna Harvey, Nathan Buhagiar, Michael Climstein, and Geraldine Ann Naughton

Association of television viewing with fasting and 2-h postchallenge plasma glucose levels in adults without diagnosed diabetes, David Wayne Dunstan, Jo Salmon, Genevieve N. Healy, Jonathan E. Shaw, Damien Jolley, Paul Z. Zimmet, and Neville Owen

Motion Analyses of adolescent rugby union players :linking training and game demands among under 16 players /Mr Timothy Bryan Hartwig, Professor Geraldine Ann Naughton., Timothy Brian Hartwig and Geraldine Ann Naughton

Lay conceptions of mental disorder: The folk psychiatry model, Nick Haslam, Lauren Ban, and Leah Mary Kaufmann

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Evaluation framework: Australian Government Disaster Assistance Package, Institute of Child Protection Studies

Kinanthropometric variables can distinguish skilled from unskilled golfers, Justin Keogh, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, Michel Marnewick, Jacques Nortje, Peter Maulder, and Patricia Hume

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Abdominal obesity, TV-viewing time and prospective declines in physical activity, David Lakerveld, Jo Salmon, Genevieve Healy, Jonathan Shaw, Damien Jolley, Paul Zimmet, and Neville Owen

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Fast Front Kick :Gaining Insights Beyond the Data, Raul Landeo

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Degenerative meniscus tears and mobility impairment in women with knee osteoarthritis, Angela Lange, Maria Fiatarone Singh, Richard Smith, Nasim Foroughi, Michael Baker, Ron Shnier, and Benedicte Vanwanseele

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Effects of preoperative therapeutic play on outcomes of school-age children undergoing day surgery, Ho Cheung William Li, Violeta Lopez, and T. L. I. Lee

Getting along with teachers and parents: The yields of good relationships for students' achievement motivation and self-esteem, Andrew J. Martin, Herbert Warren Marsh, Dennis M. McInerney, Jasmine Green, and Martin Dowson

Good vibrations; bad vibrations :The facts and myths uncovered, Wayne Edward Maschette and Hans Christian Lorenzen

Differences in vertical jump performance for typically developing compared to those identified with DC, Wayne Edward Maschette and Morgan David Williams

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Informed choice in mammography screening : A randomized trial of a decision aid for 70-year-old women, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Heather Davey, Kevin McGeechan, Kirsten Howard, and Nehmat Houssami

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Informed choice in mammography screening: A randomized trial of a decision aid for 70-year-old women, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Heather Davey, Kevin McGeechan, Kirsten Howard, and Nehmat Houssami

Kinematic predictors of 10m spring performance, Peter Maulder, Justin Keogh, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

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Biological movement variability during the golf swing, Peter Maulder, Michel Marnewick, Jacques Nortje, Patricia Hume, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Justin Keogh

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Outcome data from the LEAP (Live, Eat and Play) trial: a randomized controlled trial of a primary care intervention for childhood overweight/mild obesity, Zoe McCallum, Melissa Wake, Bibi Gerner, Louise Baur, Kay Gibbons, Lisa Gold, Jane Gunn, Claire Harris, Geraldine Naughton, Colin Riess, Lena Sanci, Jane Sheehan, Obiha C. Ukoumunne, and Elizabeth Waters

Intrapsychic factors contributing to adolescent depression, Lisa Clare Milne and Phillip Greenway

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They've gotta listen: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in out of home care, Tim Moore, Bindi Bennett, and Morag McArthur

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Finding their way home :children's experience of homelessness, Tim Moore, Debbie Noble-Carr, and Morag McArthur

Effectiveness of a prescribed; un-supervised Community Diabetes Rehabilitation Program on Glycaemic control in Mature Age Type 2 Diabetics Climstein, M. De Beliso, Kent Adams., Geraldine Ann Naughton, Michael Climstein, M de Beliso, and Kent Adams

Childhood overweight and obesity is a key issue in community sport, Geraldine Ann Naughton, John Searl, and Kay Gibbons

Hydration knowledge and practices in elite female cricket players, Geraldine Ann Naughton and Karen Soo

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The experiences and effects of family homelessness for children: A literature review, Debbie Noble-Carr and Institute of Child Protection Studies

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Prospective memory impairment in "ecstasy" (MDMA) users, Peter G. Rendell, Timothy J. Gray, Julie D. Henry, and Georgina Anne Tolan

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Is jumping and landing technique symmetrical in female gymnasts?, Vanessa Jean Rice, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Elisha Lilley

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Neighborhood walkability and TV viewing time among Australian adults, Takemi Sugiyama, Jo Salmon, David Dunstan, Adrian Bauman, and Neville Owen

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Experiences of former foster carers, Lorraine Thomson, Morag McArthur, Megan Layton-Thompson, and Lyndall Evans

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Quality assurance for long-term care: The experiences of England, Australia, Germany and Japan, Joshua M. Wiener, Jane Tilly, Anne Howe, Colleen Joy Doyle, Alison Evans Cuellar, John Campbell, and Naoki Ikegami

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Laterality and its effect on lower extremity musculoskeletal stiffness in male soccer players and track runners, Morgan David Williams, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Corey Joseph

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Evaluating strength qualities of athletes using relationships between jump protocols, Morgan David Williams, Corey Joseph, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

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Disaster recovery: a review of the literature, Gail Winkworth

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Cognitive decline following psychosis onset: Data from the PACE clinic, Stephen J. Wood, Warrick J. Brewer, Penny Koutsouradis, Lisa J. Phillips, Shona M. Francey, Tina Marie Proffitt, Alison R. Yung, Henry J. Jackson, Patrick D. McGorry, and Christos Pantelis

Submissions from 2006

Strengthening interventions increase strength and improve activity after stroke: a systematic review, Louise Ada, Simone Lise Dorsch, and Colleen G. Canning

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Five tumultuous years in Australian child protection: Little progress, Frank Ainsworth and Patricia Hansen

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ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation - executive summary: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Aassociation task force on practice guidelines and the European society of cardiology committee for practice guidelines (writing committee to revise the 2001 guidelines for the management of patients With atrial fibrillation) Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation), Jeffrey L. Anderson, Cynthia D. Adams, Elliott M. Antman, Charles R. Bridges, Robert M. Califf, Donald E. Casey, William E. Chavey, Francis M. Fesmire, Judith S. Hochman, Thomas N. Levin, A. M. Lincoff, Eric D. Peterson, Pierre Theroux, Nanette K. Wenger, R. S. Wright, Sidney C. Smith, Alice K. Jacobs, Cynthia D. Adams, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Elliott M. Antman, Jonathan L. Halperin, Sharon A. Hunt, Harlan M. Krumholz, Frederick G. Kushner, Bruce W. Lytle, Rick Nishimura, Joseph P. Ornato, Richard L. Page, and Barbara Riegel

P25a Immunoreactive but a-synuclein immunonegative neuronal inclusions in multiple system atrophy, Kerry Graeme Baker, Yue Huang, Heather McCann, Wei-Ping Gai, Paul Henry Jensen, and Glenda Mary Halliday

Taking the lead: Opportunities await nurses, Sally Ann Borbasi and Wendy Chaboyer

Communication style and therapy :A preliminary investigation of clinical status and occupation, Terence Bowles

Are conflict resolution styles related to conflict dimensions and conflict outcome satisfaction, Terence Bowles and Barry John Fallon

The Relationship Between Personality :Anger; and Communication Style, Terence Bowles and Danielle Newton

Innovative Analyses of Artistic Gymnastics :Past; Present; and Future, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

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Novel insights on lower limb musculoskeletal health and performance in pre-adolescent and adolescent gymnasts, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, Hans Christian Lorenzen, Morgan David Williams, and Peter Freeman Le Rossignol

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Physical self-concepts and gender differences in children, adolescents and young adults, Nicola Allison Brake

Thinking, feeling and knowing the body :The role of experience in adolescent physical self-concepts, Nicola Allison Brake

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A processual analysis of basic emotions and sources of concerns as they are lived before and after a competition, Ester Cerin and Anthony Barnett

A survey study in Hong Kong nursing students' perception of the clinical learning environment, Dominic Shung Kit Chan

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Community center-based resistance training for the maintenance of glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, David Dunstan, Elena Vulikh, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Jonathan Shaw, and Paul Zimmet

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ACC/AHA 2006 guideline update on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery: Focused update on perioperative beta-blocker therapy. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task force on practice guidelines, Lee A. Fleisher, Joshua A. Beckman, Kenneth A. Brown, Hugh Calkins, Elliot L. Chaikof, Kirsten E. Fleischmann, William K. Freeman, James B. Froehlich, Edward K. Kasper, Judy R. Kersten, Barbara Riegel, John F. Robb, Sidney C. Smith, Alice K. Jacobs, Cynthia D. Adams, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Elliott M. Antman, David P. Faxon, Valentin Fuster, Jonathan L. Halperin, Loren F. Hiratzka, Sharon A. Hunt, Bruce W. Lytle, Rick Nishimura, Richard L. Page, and Barbara Riegel

Community care: National comprehensive assessment approach - Options paper (revised), Peter Foreman, Colleen Joy Doyle, and Ian Gardner

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ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task force on practice guidelines and the European society of cardiology committee for PRAC, Valentin Fuster, Lars E. Rydén, David S. Cannom, Harry J. Crijns, Anne B. Curtis, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Jonathan L. Halperin, Jean Y. Le Heuzey, G. N. Kay, James E. Lowe, S. B. Olsson, Eric N. Prystowsky, Juan L. Tamargo, Samuel Wann, Sidney C. Smith, Alice K. Jacobs, Cynthia D. Adams, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Elliott M. Antman, Sharon A. Hunt, Rick Nishimura, Joseph P. Ornato, Richard L. Page, Barbara Riegel, Silvia G. Priori, Jean J. Blanc, Andrzej Budaj, A. J. Camm, Veronica Dean, Jaap W. Deckers, Catherine Despres, Kenneth Dickstein, John Lekakis, Keith McGregor, Marco Metra, Joao Morais, Ady Osterspey, and José L. Zamorano

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ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation-Executive Summary. A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology, Valentin Fuster, Lars E. Rydén, David S. Cannom, Harry J. Crijns, Anne B. Curtis, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Jonathan L. Halperin, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, G. Neal Kay, James E. Lowe, S. Bertil Olsson, Eric N. Prystowsky, Juan L. Tamargo, Samuel Wann, Sidney C. Smith, Alice K. Jacobs, Cynthia D. Adams, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Elliott M. Antman, Sharon Ann Hunt, Rick Nishimura, Joseph P. Ornato, Richard L. Page, Barbara Riegel, Silvia G. Priori, Jean Jacques Blanc, Andrzej Budaj, A. John Camm, Veronica Dean, Jaap W. Deckers, Catherine Despres, Kenneth Dickstein, John Lekakis, Keith McGregor, Marco Metra, Joao Morais, and José L. Zamorano