Table of Contents: September 2005


Ginger with Child.

Image Credit: Vivien Ressler (
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Vivien Ressler was born in Havana, Cuba, and, in 1961, moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where she was raised along with a brother and two sisters. In 1978, she moved to New York city, and in 1989, she moved, with her husband and family, to San Diego, California, where she established an independent studio. She works with mixed media, watercolor, and acrylics. Her work has always been influenced by the strong colors of the Caribbean, where she grew up. Vivien holds an Associate Degree in Interior Design from the Escuela Villasmil de Leon, in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College in New York, where she completed a dual major in Education and Fine Arts. She has studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York, as well as numerous workshops with artists throughout the United States. Her work can be found in collections both in the United States and abroad.



Health in Action

The European Rare Diseases Therapeutic Initiative

Alain Fischer, Pascale Borensztein, Claire Roussel

Policy Forums

Deception in Research on the Placebo Effect

Franklin G Miller, David Wendler, Leora C Swartzman

Research in Translation

Research Articles

The Effect of Automated Alerts on Provider Ordering Behavior in an Outpatient Setting

Andrew W Steele, Sheri Eisert, Joel Witter, Pat Lyons, Michael A Jones, Patricia Gabow, Eduardo Ortiz

Inhibition of Endothelial Activation: A New Way to Treat Cerebral Malaria?

Samuel C Wassmer, George J Cianciolo, Valéry Combes, Georges E Grau

Up-Regulation and Profibrotic Role of Osteopontin in Human Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Annie Pardo, Kevin Gibson, José Cisneros, Thomas J Richards, Yinke Yang, Carina Becerril, Samueal Yousem, Iliana Herrera, Victor Ruiz, Moisés Selman, Naftali Kaminski

Profile of Immune Cells in Axillary Lymph Nodes Predicts Disease-Free Survival in Breast Cancer

Holbrook E Kohrt, Navid Nouri, Kent Nowels, Denise Johnson, Susan Holmes, Peter P Lee


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