Research to identify ARDS Outcome Phenotypes now funded

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health has funded our work to employ big data statistical analysis techniques to identify and predict meaningful outcome phenotypes among survivors of the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. This work is part of a collaboration with investigators at Johns Hopkins University and other sites.
This research should help us personalize treatments for people attempting to recover from a life-threatening illness.

JWHA Best Book Award

We are pleased to announce that In Heaven won the Best Book Award for 2013 from the John Whitmer Historical Association (JWHA). JWHA is a well-respected, independent historical society devoted to the history of the Community of Christ and the Restoration Movement. The book award is a great honor from this esteemed group.

MHA Best First Book 2012

We are pleased to announce that In Heaven received the Best First Book Award from the Mormon History Association at the meeting in Calgary, AB this past weekend.

Research on cardiovascular variability in sepsis funded

I am delighted to report that our grant application to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences has been funded. This research studies hidden rhythms in heart rate and blood pressure among patients with severe infection. We are hoping to identify rhythms that give us information about prognosis and possible therapies for this life-threatening syndrome.

MHA 2009 T. Edgar Lyon Award

for “Joseph (Smith) in Egypt: Babel, Hieroglyphs, and the Pure Language of Eden.”
(History publications page)

MHA 2008 J. Talmage Jones Award of Excellence

for “The Translator and the Ghostwriter: Joseph Smith and W.W. Phelps.”
(History publications page)

Banner image is of Mount Mkinwartsveri (Kazbek), with the Church of St. Mary foreground left, image © Samuel Brown 2000