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Concept: Satellite campus


This interactive feature presents the case of an 18-year-old woman with a history of anorexia and depression who was found near her college campus in an unresponsive state. Test your diagnostic and therapeutic skills at

Concepts: Hospital, University, Campus, Universities and colleges, Satellite campus


College campus tobacco-free policies are an emerging trend. Between September 2013 and May 2014, we surveyed 1309 college students at 8 public 4-year institutions across California with a range of policies (smoke-free indoors only, designated outdoor smoking areas, smoke-free, and tobacco-free). Stronger policies were associated with fewer students reporting exposure to secondhand smoke or seeing someone smoke on campus. On tobacco-free college campuses, fewer students smoked and reported intention to smoke on campus. Strong majorities of students supported outdoor smoking restrictions across all policy types. Comprehensive tobacco-free policies are effective in reducing exposure to smoking and intention to smoke on campus. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print December 18, 2014: e1-e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302251).

Concepts: Smoking, Tobacco smoking, University, Campus, Universities and colleges, Satellite campus, Campuses


Innovatively apply Geographic Information System (GIS) software and spatial video cameras to examine hotspots of smoking and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure on a college campus.

Concepts: Geography, Geographic information system, University, Information, Information system, Information systems discipline, Cartography, Satellite campus


Sexual violence (SV) perpetration on college campuses is a serious and prevalent public health issue in the U.S. In response, incoming male freshmen are mandated to receive SV prevention programming. To provide a more effective response, however, we need to understand the SV behaviors of male freshmen before they arrive on campus and the associated factors that contribute to risk and that afford protection, areas that have received limited attention.

Concepts: Psychology, Public health, Health, Epidemiology, University, Protection, Campus, Satellite campus


Abstract Objective: To assess the perceptions and practices of a national sample of college and university presidents regarding their support for concealed carry on college campuses. Participants: The sample for this study consisted of a national random sample of 900 college or university presidents. Methods: In the Spring of 2013, a 3-wave mailing procedure was used to ensure an adequate response rate to a valid and reliable questionnaire. Results: The response rate was 46%, more than what was needed based on the power analysis. The vast majority (95%) of respondents were not supportive of carrying concealed handguns on campuses. They perceived there to be more disadvantages than advantages to handguns on campus. However, college administrators were not focused enough on the primary prevention of campus firearm trauma. Conclusions: The findings of this study suggest a number of activities that could be implemented to enhance safety on college and university campuses.

Concepts: Sampling, University, Campus, Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States, Universities and colleges, Satellite campus, Chancellor


Evidence suggests that interventions to engage bystanders in violence prevention increase bystander intentions and efficacy to intervene, yet the impact of such programs on violence remains unknown. This study compared rates of violence by type among undergraduate students attending a college campus with the Green Dot bystander intervention (n = 2,768) with students at two colleges without bystander programs (n = 4,258). Violent victimization rates were significantly (p < .01) lower among students attending the campus with Green Dot relative to the two comparison campuses. Violence perpetration rates were lower among males attending the intervention campus. Implications of these results for research and practice are discussed.

Concepts: University, Violence, Intervention, Higher education, Campus, Universities and colleges, Satellite campus, Bystander effect


We examined the efficacy of different methods (ie, in-class policy reading; in-class policy reading and discussion; no reading or discussion) to deliver campus sexual misconduct policy information to students on seven campuses.

Concepts: University, Student, Campus, Universities and colleges, Satellite campus, Misconduct, Sexual misconduct


The prevalence, symptom course, and shedding in persons infected with the four most common human coronaviruses (HCoV) -229E, HKU1, NL63 and OC43 are poorly described OBJECTIVES: We estimate their prevalence and associated symptoms among college students identified via a social network study design.

Concepts: Disease, Infection, Symptom, University, Fatigue, Campus, Universities and colleges, Satellite campus


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.” The opening line of Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities could easily be the dramatic opening line of a summary of the establishment of a satellite medical school campus in Manitoba. Reflection on my last four years as associate dean reveals that most of the descriptors in that famous sentence at one time or another were apropos. This brief essay will relate the experiences of the last four years and some of the lessons learned along the way.

Concepts: University, Knowledge, College, Campus, Broadsheet, Satellite campus, Campuses, A Tale of Two Cities


To assess the impact of a campus community health worker program (HealthPALs) on student influenza vaccination.

Concepts: Health care, Health care provider, Healthcare, Vaccine, University, Influenza vaccine, Laborer, Satellite campus