This is a retrospective collection of 179 electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) from the VCU Libraries pilot ETD system that were designated as available only to VCU users. Please contact us at libcompass@vcu.edu if you have questions or if you are the author of one of these and would like to release it for online public access.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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THE EFFECT OF NON-SURGICAL PERIODONTAL THERAPY ON SERUM LEVELS OF C-REACTIVE PROTEIN AND HUMAN SOLUBLE CD40 LIGAND, Matthew D. Ficca

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Characterization of the Retinoic Acid Induced 1 Gene in Humans and Mice, Santhosh Girirajan

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Perspectives of Parents from India on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neeraja Ravindran

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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SYNTHESIS AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF CCR5 ANTAGONISTS AS NOVEL ANTI-PROSTATE CANCER AGENTS, Joanna Lee Adams

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FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN H-RAS AND K-RAS IN TRANSGENIC MOUSE TUMORS, Amit Balkrishna Agarwal

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Replication of Akers' SSSL Model on Turkish Male Narcotics Arrestees, Ilkay Akyay

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Microporous Membrane-based Co-culture of Human Embryonic Stem Cells, Kelsey Morgan Albert

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Investigation of the Association between Bulimia Nervosa and Drug Use Disorders: Common Influences and Characteristics, Jessica H. Baker

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You Have To Spray To Grow, Nathan Carder

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Determinants of HIV Screening among Adult Women in the United States, Zena R. Carter

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DEFECTS IN GaN: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY, Serguei Aleksandrovich Chevtchenko

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Thalamic Afferents to Reorganized Auditory Cortices in Postnatally Deafened Cats, Sarah Beth Corley

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Direct Address, Daniel W. Currier

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Evaluating Bilateral Phenomena: The Case of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease, Bassam Dahman

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Systemic and Microcirulatory Responses to Hemorrhage and Resuscitation with Fluids Containing Drag Reducing Polymers, Dian La Toya Dayalsingh

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Molecular Analysis of Transferrin Binding Protein B in Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, Amanda Jean DeRocco

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CHANGES IN SERUM ICAM-1, SERUM VCAM-1, AND SERUM E-SELECTIN CONCENTRATION FOLLOWING PERIODONTAL SCALING AND ROOT PLANING, Jeremy Howard Diehl

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Holy Union?, Erica Gayle Dyen

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Electrospun Blends of Polydioxanone and Poly(lactic Acid): Mechanical, Morphological, and Permeability Studies, Pelagie Marlene Favi

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Phragmites Australis Patch Characteristics in Relation to Watershed Landcover Patterns on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Jeremy Daniel Fennell

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Desire, Obsession and the Body, Christina Angela Fisher

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Growth of Gallium Nitride on Porous Templates by Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition, Yi Fu

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[ethno]graphic design, Benjamin Gaydos

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Five Urban Row Houses, Laura E. Harris

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Neocortical Interneuron Subtypes Show an Altered Distribution in a Rat Model of Maldevelopment Associated With Epileptiform Activity, Kimberly Lynne Hays

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Identification and Characterization of Metal Uptake Loci in Porphyromonas gingivalis, Jia He

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Neighborhood Ritual Integrity: Addressing the Positive and Cultural Aspects of Neighborhoods, Kristina Beatrice Hood

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An Exploration of Process: Directing All My Sons, Boone J. Hopkins

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ANTI-BELLUM: A RECLAMATION OF THE SOUTHERN BELLE, Chandra Owenby Hopkins

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Diet and Growth of Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus Dolomieu) Following Reintroduction of American Shad (Alosa Sapidissima) in the James River, Virginia, David A. Hopler

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Fibroblast Migration Mediated by the Composition of Tissue Engineered Scaffolds, Laurie Christine Hoyt

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Analysis of a p53 Gain-of-function Mutation in Transgenic Mouse Salivary Tumors, Dadi Jiang

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Disposable Generation, James Robert Kearns

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Listen: Stories of Adopted Koreans, Jinny Hyun-Jin Kim

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A Message Oriented Middleware Library, Christopher James Kuhlman

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Biotesting and Surface Science of Polyurethanes with Novel Soft Blocks, Pinar Kurt

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The Social Economy of the Illicit Arts and Antiquities, David C. Lane Jr.

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Word Salad, Anthony Liberto

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Precursor Supply and Polyketide Antibiotic Biosynthesis in Oil-based Industrial Fermentations of Streptomyces Cinnamonensis, Chaoxuan Li

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Inhibitory Effects of Growth Factors on Proliferation of Porcine Smooth Muscle Cells in the Direct Co-culture System, Supriya Mocherla

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Urban Farm, Anisa A. Mohammed

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A Description of Cases of Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea Cases within the University Healthsystem Consortium, Melissa Kay Moore

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Symbiotic Catastrophes: An Urge To Make a Recording, Denise Nicole Naïm

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The Effects of Scaling and Root Planing on the Systemic Levels of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), Khanh Vu Thuy Nguyen

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A Study of the Relationships among Characteristics of Experiences Medical Students Encounter of Patients Diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus and the Objective Standardized Clinical Exam Scores during the Family Medicine Clerkship, Gaynel S. Olsen

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Mechanisms of EPS8-mediated oncogenesis, Anisha Anilkumar Patel

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Antibiotic Diversity and Bacterial Resistance, James Patrick Powell

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Addressing Issues in the Detection of Gene-Environment Interaction Through the Study of Conduct Disorder, Elizabeth Chin Prom

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Associations Between Attachment Styles, Relational Aggression and Victimization, and Sexual Behavior among Emerging Adults, Jennifer Janette Guyre Reid

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Expression, Purification and Characterization of a Soluble and Active RNAse H from the Hepatitis B Virus, Mario Alejandro Saavedra

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Organic Nanostructures and Devices using Electrostatic Processing, Soumayajit Sarkar

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Calcium Mediated Regulation of Ceramide Kinase, Kyle Elizabeth Seedlock

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SRC INHIBITORS POTENTIATE UCN-01-INDUCED APOPTOSIS IN HUMAN MULTIPLE MYELOMA CELLS THROUGH A RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK-DEPENDENT MECHANISM, Rena Ashwin Shah

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Knowledge of Hiv/Aids and Women's Status in Decision-Making in India for Women Ages 15-49, Shivani Shodhan

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The Development of a Linux and FPGA Based Autopilot System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, William Clifford Sleeman IV

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Effects of Isovolemic Hemodilution on Tissue Oxygen Consumption Using a Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier and Human Serum Albumin, Bjorn Kyungsuck Song

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Mechanism of Iron Transport Employed by Neisseria Gonorrhoeae: Contribution of Ferric Binding Protein A, Heather Ruth Strange

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IS256 mediated alteration of femAB expression in Staphylococcus epidermidis and its effect on lysostaphin resistance, Katrina S. Stumpf

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The Patriot, the Other & the Hall of Mirrors"A Foucauldian Archaeology of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001., Rupa G. Thadhani

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Social Capital and Welfare Reform: The Single Mother Quagmire, Perry A. Threlfall

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Design History Matters: Visualizing Graphic Design History Through New Media, Todd F. Timney

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Delineated Space, Amy Lillian Vaughters

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Training the Theatre Artist, Sullivan Canaday White

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A History Revealed: The Inventions of Minnie Eureka Young, Erin Colleen Williams

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The Other Side of Care: An Adaptive Reuse of Cloverleaf Mall as a Pediatric Palliative Care Site, Julie Anne Wolfe

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Efficiency Evaluation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device, Alissa Kei Wong

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The Discriminative Stimulus Properties of the Atypical Antipsychotic Ziprasidone in Rats, Erin Wood

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Supportive Campus Environment: an Analysis of Virginia Commonwealth University's National Survey of Student Engagement Supportive Campus Environment Benchmark Data, Patrece Siobhan Yancey

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Obesity and Arthritis among U.S. Adults, Jamie M. Zakkak

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Estrogenic Compounds Protect Rat Cardiac Myoblasts (H9c2 Cells) Against Doxorubicin-Induced Cell Death, Hesham Magdi Abbas

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A Perspective Into Healthcare Disparities: Access to Medical Care Among Minority Populations in Virginia, Ayesha M. Allen

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Familial Influences on Adolescents' Health Behaviors, Renee Antoinette Alleyne

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Perceptions of the Saudi Students attending American Universities towards the new Saudi Mandatory Cooperative Health Insurance Program (MCHIP), Abdulkariem Suliman Al-Shawairkh

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Steriods Protect Against Doxorubicin-Induced Cytotoxicity in Rat Cardiac Myoblastic H9C2 Cells, Hanaa A. AL-Thabhani

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The Effect of Sodium Hypochlorite on Nickel Titanium Rotary Instruments and its Effect on Resistance to Fracture, Katrina H. Bang-Schaefer

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The 'Consul Smith Palladio' at Virginia Commonwealth University and the American Renaissance, Anne Rachelle Barrett

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Examination of an Ecological Model of Adjustment for Adolescent Siblings of Youth with Spina Bifida, Melissa Hayden Bellin

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Bacterial expression, purification and characterization of human alpha 2 antiplasmin, Harminder Singh Bhatia

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Evaluation of an Elliptical Trainer with Distal Control Modifications, Jessica Cortney Bradford

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Painting as Becoming: Reflections Between Content and Form, Calvin Burton

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The Development of an FPGA-based Autopilot for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Quan Cheng

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The Impact of Acculturation on Distress Disclosure, Emotional Disclosure, and Relational Health toward Mentoring and Peer Relationships within Asian Populations, Joseph Chien-Te Chen

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Adapting and Directing a Princess' Drum: A Directorial Journey Toward Shamanistic Ritual in Non-Verbal Physical Theatre, Joon Hui Cho

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His Mother's Decisions: A Novel, Steven Timothy Collis

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Electrical Light and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Emily Virginia Davis

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Damn Near Perfect, Michaux Dempster

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Art Service-Learning Projects for the Academically Gifted Middle School Student, Carmen Fambrough Futrell

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heliopolis, Phillip Matthew Gardner

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Low Frequency Energy Harvesting Using Clamped Pre-Stressed Unimorph Diaphragms, Christopher W. Green

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Oral Health Knowledge of Caregivers in a Primary Care Setting, Annelise Cecile Hardin

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Revel and Revamp, Rachel Brooke Hayes

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The Use of Osteoporotic Medications Following a Fracture, Elizabeth O'Brien Herman

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James River Anthology at Seven Hills School, Heather Simpson Hogg

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Cigarette smoking as a risk factor for asthma: NHANES 1999-2002, Stuart Rodes Hutter

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COMPARISON OF LONGITUDINAL AND CONVENTIONAL DATA ANALYSIS METHODS FOR ASSESSING EFFECTIVENESS, Pravin R. Jadhav

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The Effect of Operational Speed on the Fracture of Nickel Titanium Rotary Instruments, George Gray Kitchens Jr.

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Empirical Characterization of Variability Among Affymetrix Probe Set Expression Summaries by Sequence Fidelity, Shelbie B. Kliner

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Comparing Institutions: The Institution of Critique and the Post-Museum, Jenna K. Kowalke

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The Antimicrobial Effect of MTAD, Sodium Hypochlorite, Doxycycline, and Citric Acid on E. faecalis, Trisha Ann Krause

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A Multicenter assessment of the on-label and off-label usage of erythropoietic agents( epoetin alfa and darbepoetin alfa) in critically ill ICU patients : A retrospective study, Seina Park Lee