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«INFLAMMATORY PROTEINS, GENETIC VARIATION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATED INFECTION DEVELOPMENT IN SEPSIS A Dissertation ...»

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APPENDIX A. VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD INITIAL APPROVAL

APPENDIX B. VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH AND

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REVIEW

APPENDIX C. THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE

CENTER INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD INITIAL APPROVAL

APPENDIX D. VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH CONSENT FORM

APPENDIX E. DATA COLLECTION FORMS

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Reba Antionette Umberger was born in Memphis, TN in 1966. After graduating from Olive Branch High School, she attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College and received the degree of Associate of Science in Nursing in 1987. Subsequently she entered the University of Memphis and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology (microbiology) in

1994. She later pursued graduate education at the University of Tennessee Health Science in 2001 and enrolled in the Master of Science program in epidemiology, earning the M.S.

degree in 2004. Reba began doctoral studies in 2006 and will graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in May

2011. She completed a fellowship in genetics at the National Institutes of Health (2008).

She has worked in critical care for more than 20 years, at the bedside and in research, and

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