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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Empowerment in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis, Rachel Holder

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Outcome of Vital Pulp Therapy on Immature Permanent Teeth with Calcium Silicate-Based Materials: Retrospective Cohort Study, Brian I. Hone

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Child Anxiety Symptoms: The Influence of the Caregiver-Child Relationship, Rebecca Hoppe

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Modulation of inflammation during tumor progression and inhibition, Madison Grace Isbell

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The Lived Experiences of Higher Education Academic Advisors with Counseling Degrees in Addressing Their Role in Student Success, Shajuana Isom-Payne

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Madeleine Béjart: La Femme Galante, Katherine E. Jackson

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Harnessing the power of process intensification principles in a robust synthesis of the anti-retroviral drug lamivudine (3TC), Sudhair Anton Kepler James Dr

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The Economic Value of Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative Care Models in Hypertension Management, Jessica S. Jay

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Understanding Chinese International Students' Engagement and Belongingness in U.S. Universities, Yingying Jiang

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Race, Weight, Gender And The Embodied (Odied, Odied) Consciousness Of Big-Bodied Black Women Educators: A Phenomenological Study, Kendra D. Johnson

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Snapshots of a Fictional Past: Photographic Nostalgia in the Early 20th century Art Novel., Harry A. Jones IV

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Threshold Levels of Patient and Parent Esthetic Concern in the Mixed Dentition, Justin Josell

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Flourish: Exploring Healing Environments in a Residential Treatment Setting, Emily D. Kalafian

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Therapeutic Approaches for Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Franck J. Kamga Gninzeko

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Characterization of Sodium Ion Flux in Cultured Rat Proximal Tubule NRK-52E Cells and Cannabinoid Receptor Type 1 Signaling, Bridget Kastelberg

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HOW IS BIOPHILIC URBANISM BEING USED IN PLANNING TO REJUVENATE POST-INDUSTRIAL CITIES?, Andrea A. Kerley

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Less Water, More Holy: Tools for Sustainable Ablution, Faheem Khan

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Molten Salt Technologies for Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Molten Salt Reactors, Dimitris Killinger

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Angiotensin II promotes Type 1 T Helper lymphocyte-mediated diastolic dysfunction in a mouse model of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, Michelle M. Kim

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Continual learning from stationary and non-stationary data, Lukasz Korycki

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Cyanometer, Danielle R. Kotrla

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cadent diffusion: permeating the membrane, Isabella M. Kubo

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SHP2 inhibition-based combination targeted therapies for molecularly defined subgroups of HNSCC patients, RICHARD KURUPI

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Institutional Investor Distraction and Stock Market Reaction to Earnings Announcements, Kyungeun Kwon

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Adaptations in orthodontics for current and future COVID-19 best practices, Jordan Lamb

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City Revitalization Through Adaptive Reuse and the Arts, Patricia D. Lamb

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Detection and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect: A Survey amongst Pediatric Dental Care Providers in the United States, Daniel J. Lander

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Estimating Weighted Panel Sizes for Primary Care Providers: An assessment of clustering and novel methods of panel size estimation on electronic medical records, Martin A. Lavallee

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Considering Queerness - Actor Training's Issues and Alternatives, Jacob LeBlanc

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Improving the Measurement of Community-Level Determinants of Population Health across Spatial Contexts, Jong Hyung Lee

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Secondary English Teachers’ Experiences of Agency: Connections to Shifting Educational Contexts During COVID-19, Kristina Lee

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Taking Flight: An Independent Living Facility for Emancipated Foster Youth, Kristy McDaniel Leitzel

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Use of Passive Immobilization During Oral Conscious Sedation: Parental Perceptions and Utilization by Pediatric Dentists in The United States, Jennifer N. Levine

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The l1-norm regularized l1-norm best-fit line problem and applications, Xiao Ling

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SHE: PERFORMING BIOGRAPHY AS A DRAMATIC NARRATIVE, Ashley J. Love

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Contact-Free Sensing and Mass Transport Analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Single Entity Electrochemistry, John Lutkenhaus

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Clear Aligner Therapy in the Mixed Dentition: Indications and Practitioner Perspectives, Nicholas M. Lynch

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EXAMINING THE BEHAVIORAL AND PHYISIOLGICAL EFFECTS OF D-METHAMPHETAMINE ADMINISTERED VIA E-CIGARETTE AEROSOLIZATION, Srikethan Mahavadi

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A study on developing novel methods for relation extraction, DARSHINI MAHENDRAN

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THE ABUSE LIABILITY PROFILE OF AN UNFLAVORED, SUCRALOSE-SWEETENED, ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE IN COMBUSTIBLE CIGARETTE SMOKERS, Sarah F. Maloney

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Role of S1PR1 in Astrocyte Development and Function, Paul D. Marcelli

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Building a School Culture of Success for Multilingual Learners: A Multiple Case Study of Perspectives from Secondary School Leaders, John P. Marshall

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Characteristics of Posterior Permanent Teeth with a Periradicular Diagnosis of Symptomatic Apical Periodontitis: A Retrospective Study, Christina A. Martin

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Exosomal MiRNAs as Biomarkers for Radiation Toxicity in Breast Cancer Patients, Mina V. McGinn

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Until Its Calmness Can Claim You, Gabrielle McHugh

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Identification of Functional and Genetic Interactors of mTOR in Yeast, Samantha M. McLean

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Development of Novel Intracavitary Intensity Modulated Brachytherapy Applicators for Optimizing the Target Coverage in Gynecologic Malignancies, Monte Carlo Simulation Dosimetry, Moeen Meftahi

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NEW BIODEGRADABLE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR TREATING EYE DISEASES, tuo meng

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Wet, flowering, dry, Caroline A. Minchew

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Shackled: To A Front-Row Seat of My Own Horror Film, Dellil L. Mohammed

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relief revival reincarnation, lisa moon

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Analyses of Internal CRISPR Screen and RNA-Seq data, and Publicly Available Genomic Datasets to Study the Roles of Epigenetics in Cancer Biology., Christiane M. Morecock

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THE INFLUENCE OF SALINITY ON THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF SOIL PROKARYOTIC COMMUNITIES IN COASTAL FRESHWATER WETLANDS, Joseph C. Morina II

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Continuous Crystallization Platform Design for Pharmaceuticals and Battery Cathode Materials, Mingyao Mou

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USING MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED POLYMERS FOR THE SELECTIVE EXTRACTION OF ANALYTES, Haley A. Mulder

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Until One Resembles the Other, Chad E. Mundie Jr.

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Breaking history, Ekaterina Muromtseva

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One-Step Synthesis of Carbon-Supported Metal Nanoparticles via Laser Reduction in Liquid, Ashish B. Nag

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Novel Microfabricated Systems to Elucidate the Role of Anisotropic Stiffness in the Tumor Microenvironment, Jiten Narang

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TARGETING CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED SENESCENT HNSCC WITH SENOLYTICS, Khanh T. Nguyen

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Coupled structure-function responses to disturbance: High structural complexity resistance supports primary production resistance, Kerstin M. Niedermaier

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Machine Learning (ML) - assisted tools for enhancing security and privacy of edge devices, Santosh Kumar Nukavarapu

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Localization of the binding region within Sneathia vaginalis Cytopathogenic Toxin A and identification of host factors to which it binds, Cathyrn O'Brien

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Temporal disambiguation of relative temporal expressions in clinical texts using temporally fine-tuned contextual word embeddings., Amy L. Olex

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Improving the Early Detection of Cardiovascular Toxicity Secondary to Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer via Patient-specific Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Alireza Omidi

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New strategies for spontaneous peptide macrocyclization and the use of peptide libraries to correlate rigidity and affinity, Harlinson E. Osorio Franco

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Analysis Of Non-Conventional Radiological Terrorism, James N. Padgett

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Traumatic brain injury-induced changes of immune/inflammatory response in the context of predisposition of Alzheimer’s Disease, Alexandra Pedin

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, RESPONSIVENSS, AND ACCEPTABILITY TO A COACHING INTERVENTION, Nicole M. Peterson

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EFFECT OF VISCOELASTICITY ON CELLULAR MORPHOLOGY AND ACTIVITY, Thomas J. Petet Jr

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The Mask, On Drumming in Bands, and Other Stories and Essays, Ty E. Phelps

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dregs / Lessons From the Things Around Us, Juan-Manuel Pinzon

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TRAJECTORIES OF MEDICATION NON-ADHERENCE WITH TIME-VARYING PREDICTORS AND ASSOCIATION WITH HEALTH OUTCOMES: A COMPARISON OF CLASSICAL STATISTICAL METHODS WITH MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS, Vasco Pontinha

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Holler: An Exploration of Appalachian Performativity, David Powell

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Cognitive Impairment, Physical Impairment, and Psychological Symptoms in Intensive Care Unit Survivors: A Pilot Study, Tracye Proffitt

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SHARED DECISION MAKING IN ADOLESCENCE: THE ROLE OF RACE AND HEALTH STATUS, Mona L. Quarless

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Combating Misinformation in a Virtual Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Content is Considered Acceptable, Alexandra R. Quezada

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Academic Health Science Centers and Health Disparities: A Qualitative Review of the Intervening Role of the Electronic Health Record and Social Determinants of Health, Wies Rafi

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Mindfulness Training to Enhance Emotion Regulation in a Polarizing Political Context: A Multimethod Investigation, Hadley Rahrig

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A Novel Approach to Reducing Adiposity Among Young Men, Jean M. Reading

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Mathematical Models of Infection Prevention Programs in Hospital Settings, Kelly A. Reagan

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DEFIANTLY CHILDLIKE: USING AESTHETIC RESISTANCE TO HEAL, Sarah K. Reagan

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The effect of Er:YAG, Nd:YAG and CO2 laser combined with hydrogen peroxide, sodium hypochlorite, chlorohexidine or fluoride on reducing oral bacterial count implicated in root caries, nitya reddy

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Again Black Again, muthi reed

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A gun for every woman, Gentë Retkoceri

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Accelerated Alternating Expectation-Conditional-Maximization Algorithms for fitting Non-Gaussian Observational Longitudinal Data, with Applications to Periodontal Disease, Reuben P. Retnam

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Direction Modulated Brachytherapy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer, Dylan Richeson

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EXAMINING AYAHUASCA CONSTITUENTS AT 5-HT2A RECEPTORS IN SEARCH OF ANTIDEPRESSANT ACTION, Jeremy D. Rolquin

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Jamestown's "English Judas": The Adventurous Life and Mysterious Death of Francis Lymbry, Rebecca Rose

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Prediction-Based Replacement Algorithms for Response-Adaptive Randomization of Distal Outcomes, Salem Rustom

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Do coverage expansion and patient-centeredness care delivery improve patient health outcomes and care quality?, Shiva Salehian

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Labor Union Affiliation and its Influence on Psychological Well-Being and Depression, Waleed Y. Sami

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DESIGN AND EXPLORATION OF NEW MODELS FOR SECURITY AND PRIVACY-SENSITIVE COLLABORATION SYSTEMS, Ramandeep Kaur Sandhu

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RELATIVE PERFORMANCE INFORMATION IN TOURNAMENTS WITH DIFFERENT TASK TYPES, Joseph M. Sarji

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Artificial Intelligence-Powered Chronic Wound Management System: Towards Human Digital Twins, salih sarp

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The value of educating teachers, coaches, and athletic trainers on the management of dental trauma., Laura Satoski

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Towards the Systematic Evaluation of Variable Modes of Mechanical Conditioning on the Compositional, Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Engineered Tissue Vascular Grafts., Sarah Saunders

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Improving College Students’ Views and Beliefs Relative to Mathematics: A Systematic Literature Review followed by A Multiple Case Mixed Methods Exploration of the Experiences That Underpin Community College Students’ Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, and Values in Mathematics, Marquita H. Sea

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CROSSTALK BETWEEN HIPPO AND RB TUMOUR SUPPRESSOR PATHWAYS IN OVARIAN CANCER, Fatmata Sesay

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Supported Employment Services and Employment Outcomes for Low-Income Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Case Control Study, Hannah Seward PhD