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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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THE INTERACTION OF MORAL IDENTITY AND RECOGNITION ON FUNDRAISING BEHAVIOR, Craig O. Fulton

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Challenges among Latine DACA Recipients and Anxiety: A Systematic Meta-Analytic Review, Isis A. Garcia-Rodriguez

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Asymmetric CuH-catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Alleneamides with Carbonyl Electrophiles and the Mechanistic Investigation into the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-couplings of Electron-Deficient Systems, Samantha L. Gargaro

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Comparison of Peak Skin Dose Calculated by Patient Radiation Dose Monitoring and Tracking Systems versus Solid-State Detector Measurements, Vincent D. Gargaro

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Computational Analysis of Drug Targets and Prediction of Protein-Compound Interactions, Sina Ghadermarzi

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DEVELOPMENT OF METALLIC CLUSTERS AND HOLLIDAY JUNCTIONS FOR NANOPORE SENSING, Madhav Ghimire

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Once Upon a Time/There was a Story that Began: Novelty, Endings, and Chronotope in John Barth’s The Tidewater Tales, Zachary K. Gibson

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Connected: Exploring Automation to Activate Aging in Place Success, Hallie W. Gillespie

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Reclaiming the Appropriated Space Through Care, William P. Glaser

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Something Like Empathy, Hayley J. Graffunder

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The Role of Life Course Adversity on Mental Health Services Utilization Among Women, Whitney C. Graves

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Effect of Clear Aligner Attachment Design on Extrusion of Maxillary Lateral Incisors: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Justin Groody

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Exploring Dynamic Navigation For Palatally Impacted Canine Uncovery Surgery., Daniel Joseph Hall

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Peri-implantitis Incidence and Effect of Supportive Periodontal Therapy on Outcomes: Retrospective Cohort Study, Michael Ha

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Training Needs and Challenges in Supporting Young Adults with Autism to Access Integrated Employment, Whitney A. Ham

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KEVIN, AND OTHER STORIES, NETA M. HARRIS

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Plan Quality and Isotoxic Dose Escalation Investigation Using a 0.35T MR-Linac System in Ablative 5-Fraction Stereotactic Magnetic Resonance-Guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT) for Primary Pancreatic Cancer, Robert Eric Hawranko

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CAREGIVER'S NICU EXPERIENCES AND ITS IMPACT ON SERVICES, Crystal L. Hence

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Culturally Relevant Coping Strategies Within Bicultural Latine College Students in the Face of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and Policy, Cindy M. Hernandez

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Structure-Based Drug Discovery and Development of Protein Structure Prediction Tools Using an Empirical Force Field, Noah B. Herrington

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Spectrum of Shit, Hannah Hiaasen

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Advancing forest structure-function relationships: linking above- and belowground structure to soil respiration, Laura J. Hickey

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Evaluating Population Genetic Structure and Potential Genomic Signals of Natural Selection in a Migratory Songbird (Protonotaria citrea), Tyler A. Hohenstein

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

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A Method for Predicting Dose Changes for HN Treatment Using Surface Imaging, Sarah E. Holler

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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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DRUG DISCOVERY AND ASSAY DEVELOPMENT FOR SELECTIVE ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPEUTICS: MODULATION OF THE BACTERIAL TYPE III SECRETION SYSTEM IN CITROBACTER RODENTIUM AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ANTIBIOTIC TARGET PHAGE-RELATED RIBOSOMAL PROTEASE, Julia A. Hotinger

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DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF A LOW VOLUME AIR-JET DRY POWDER INHALER (DPI) PLATFORM FOR THE DELIVERY OF HIGH DOSE AEROSOLIZED POWDER TO INFANTS, Connor Howe

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Development of Novel, Miniaturized Sperm Cell Isolation Techniques for Sexual Assault Samples, Brittany Celeste Hudson

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Black Hearts Matter: A Comparative Study of Sociodemographic, Clinical, and Psychosocial Characteristics in Black and White Persons With Heart Failure, Hannah M Anderson Hughes

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TUMMY TIME IN INFANCY: REAL-WORLD ASSESSMENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD, Ketaki Inamdar

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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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Arts Integration Experiences of Elementary Educators, Amy E. Jefferson

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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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Characteristics of Culturally Inclusive Art Education Pedagogy: A Historical Document Analysis Study, Fatemah A. Khawaji

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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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A Phenomenological Exploration of Facebook Groups as Social Support in Pregnant Women of Low Socioeconomic Status, Kathryn M. L. Konrad

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Reds for Ed: Class Struggle in the Classroom, Patrick E. Korte

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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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“There was some sort of missing middle”: Lived Experiences of Jewish Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Aliza Lambert

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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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Authenticity, Care, and Relationships: Ethical Decision-Making in Criminal Justice Education, Robert B. Lehmann

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

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Universal Design in BCI: Deep Learning Approaches for Adaptive Speech Brain-Computer Interfaces, Srdjan Lesaja

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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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Putting the "Video" Back in Video Games: Opportunities and Challenges for Visual Studies Approaches to Video Game Analysis, Francis A. Longaker

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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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Family History of Substance Problems among African Americans: Associations with Drug Use, Drug Use Disorder, and Prescription Drug Misuse, Rebecca Mahrs-Gould

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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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Using Transfer RNA to Break the Redundancy of the Genetic Code for the Translation of Peptides with Non-Canonical Amino Acids, Clinton A.L. McFeely

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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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A Technology-Based, Mixed Methods Approach to Examining the Psychosocial Determinants of Maternal Health Disparities, Hannah M. Ming

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Real-Time Monitoring and Control of Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Yuma Miyai

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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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Perceived discrimination and mental health outcomes in college students: the mediating role of preventive health behaviors and social support, Sarah C M Morton

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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