X Train Information Project

Welcome to X-TRAIN the eXtension-TRAINer

The following training is available to women that participate in our USDA-funded study:

  • Helping Childbearing-Aged Women Make Informed Decisions Regarding their Seafood Consumption - This activity will help women make choices that will protect the health of their babies. Author – Dr. Charles Santerre, Purdue University; Copyright 2014.
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Credits

Sponsors

    The development of X-Train was supported by grants from USDA-CSREES, IFAFS "Component Interactions for Efficacy of Functional Foods" Grant No. 00-AG-J-1118. PI E. Jeffery; the NIH-NCCAM, "Botanicals for Age Related Diseases" Grant No. P50 AT-00477. PI C. Weaver; Purdue University; State of Indiana, 21st Century Fund; and private industry.

Designers

    Charlie Santerre, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He served as an Operations Manager of Chemistry at Silliker Laboratories and as an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Health Science Program, the Toxicology Program, and the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia. His research and outreach efforts relate to food safety involving chemical contaminants, dietary supplements and bioengineered crops. He was the National Spokesperson for the Institute of Food Technologists and has served as Chairperson for the Toxicology and Safety Evaluation Division. He is a Scientific Advisor for the American Council on Science and Health, has served as the Director of the Food Toxicology Center of the National Alliance for Food Safety and is a Rapid Response Communicator for the Agricultural Biotechnology Council. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology, International Association of Food Protection, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta and Phi Tau Sigma. He received a B.S. degree in Human Nutrition and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Toxicology and Food Science from Michigan State University.

    Adam Reger moved to South Bend, Indiana in 1990. He completed a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University in 2001. His future goal is to manage project teams. For the X-Train Project, he worked closely with Dr. Santerre during the initial design of the interface. He then produced all of the code for the Oracle database and interfaced it to the web using Visual Basic. Adam finished the first official release of the X-Train software and has taken a position with Valassis of Livonia, MI, where he will develop web applications (not unlike X-Train). Dr. Santerre describes him as a very talented individual that works well in a development team.

    Greg Moore started as an undergraduate student at Purdue University and has had many opportunities to let his talent shine. Working on multiple grant projects in addition to the original X-Train design, he built a foundation on which to grow. Upon graduation with a B.S. degree in computer graphics technology, he joined an educational publishing company and had overall responsibility for budget, development, customer and trade show presentation. Attending trade shows, such as the NECC (National Education Computing Conference), has allowed him to gain insight into the educational marketplace. He managed the production of multiple websites, creative innovations for on-line learning delivery, and educational CD-ROMs. As Senior Graphic Designer for Multimedia Knowledge, Inc., he had extensive and invaluable interaction with educators and teachers to help create the educational materials used in X-Train. He has personally managed the completion of 10 CD-ROMs including the award winning Gestational Age and Assessment for Nursing.

Software

There are some hardware and software requirements that you must meet in order to participate. You will need to have a computer (PC or Mac) with a sound card, speakers or headphones and access to the Internet through a web browser (Netscape 6.0+ or Internet Explorer 4.0+). Your computer must have at least have Adobe Acrobat™ Reader software installed. These are stable, free and very popular software packages that can be added to your computer if they are not already installed. If you perform a normal installation for a browser version listed above, the Flash plug-in will be automatically placed onto your computer. If you are not sure whether you have the Flash plug-in installed on your computer, go to the following link and see if the file will play on your system.

Flash Example

Copies of the slides are provided for you to take notes while watching the presentations. These can be printed if you have Adobe Acrobat™ installed on your computer. In addition, you will need this software to view and print a copy of your certificate of completion. The Adobe Acrobat™ Reader is free software that can be obtained from the following link.

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html

If you are not sure whether you have this software installed on your computer, go to the following link and see if the file will play on your system.

PDF Example
Project Director: Dr. Charles R. Santerre
Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University