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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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EXAMINING THE CONFIRMATORY TETRAD ANALYSIS (CTA) AS A SOLUTION OF THE INADEQUACY OF TRADITIONAL STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING (SEM) FIT INDICES, Hangcheng Liu

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The Pond, Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik

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ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC IDENTITY, MOTIVATION AND SUCCESS: AN EXAMINATION OF DIII STUDENT-ATHLETES, Savanna M. Love

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The Role of ADAM10 and ADAM17 in Humoral and Type 2 Immunity, Joseph C. Lownik

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A comparison of the antimicrobial efficacy of silver diamine fluoride and silver nitrate: an in vitro study, Nicholas L. Luke

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She inches glass to break: conversations between friends, Liang Xia Luscombe

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The interaction between ceramide-1-phosphate and Group IVA cytosolic phospholipase A2 and its role in wound healing, Patrick MacKnight

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Advanced Imaging Analysis for Predicting Tumor Response and Improving Contour Delineation Uncertainty, Rebecca N. Mahon

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ABUSE LIABILITY OF AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE IN TRADITIONAL CIGARETTE SMOKERS, Sarah F. Maloney

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KINETIC MONTE CARLO SIMULATION OF BINARY ALLOYS, Timothy Craig Marshall

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Understanding The Role Of Sport For Development In Addressing Health Disparities In Low-SES Communities, Tiesha R. Martin

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Family Planning and HIV Interventions among Women in Low-income Settings, Steven P. Masiano

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Periodontal therapy Improves Oral and Gut Microbiota and Reduces Systemic Inflammation and Endotoxemia in Patients with Cirrhosis, Payam Matin

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Capturing the Ephemeral, Caroline L. J. Matteson

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The Trumpery: Another Play About Whatever America is Right Now, Jane Mattingly

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3-Maps And Their Generalizations, Kevin J. McCall

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Isolation, Hollis B. McCracken

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Predictors of Resilient Outcomes among Juvenile Offenders, Kristina A. McGuire

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Evaluating the Effects of a Flipped Classroom Compared to a Traditional Classroom on Retention of Information and Course Engagement in a Radiation Safety Course, Stephanie A. McHugh

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A Public Reckoning: Interior Design, Comedy, & the Common Good, Caroline McIlraith

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SND1-Targeted Gene Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Bryan D. Mckiver

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Novel Support Vector Machines for Diverse Learning Paradigms, Gabriella A. Melki

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MECHANISTIC STUDIES OF PROTON-COUPLED ELECTRON TRANSFER REACTIONS INVOLVING ANTIOXIDANTS, Kejie Meng

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PATTERNS OF MOLECULAR POPULATION GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC VARIATION ASSOCIATED WITH URBANIZATION IN THE WESTERN BLACK WIDOW SPIDER, Lindsay Miles

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The Feldenkrais Method in the Voice and Speech Classroom: Intertwining Linklater Voice and the Feldenkrais Method, Janel Miley Knipple

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Communicating Colorectal Cancer Risk to Average Risk Adults: Examining the Impact on Risk Perceptions and Health Behavior Intentions, Carrie A. Miller

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Biochemical Analysis of Putative RNA-Binding Proteins in Porphyromonas gingivalis, Jacob Mirpanah

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Gastrointestinal Microbiota Modulate Antinociceptive Tolerance Development in Mice with Chronic Morphine Exposure, Ryan A. Mischel

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Modulation of electron transport by Metformin in cardiac protection: role of complex I, Ahmed Abdul Hussein Mohsin

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Comparing Online English Language Learning and Face-to-Face English Language Learning at El Bosque University in Colombia, Marta L. Montiel

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Role of Sphingosine-1-phosphate Receptors in Cytokine and Chemokine Production by Glia, Jean Moon

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NORMATIVE DATA FOR FOUR NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS IN A SAMPLE OF ADULTS WHO ARE ILLITERATE AND FROM LATIN AMERICA, Alejandra Morlett Paredes

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Accuracy of a smartphone-based orthodontic treatment monitoring application, Heather Moylan

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A Collection of Stories, Siddiqah Mujahid

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LESSONS, Kathryn K. Murphy

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Relationship Between Patient-Health Coach Interactions and Changes in Markers of Glucose Homeostasis, Jason P. Nagy

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POLICE OFFICER PERCEPTIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE AND BODY-WORN CAMERAS: A CIVILIZING EFFECT?, Carolyn Naoroz Ph.D.

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The role of vegetation-topographic interactions in a barrier island system: island migration in a changing climate, Benjamin Nettleton

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GEODESIC STRUCTURE IN SCHWARZSCHILD GEOMETRY WITH EXTENSIONS IN HIGHER DIMENSIONAL SPACETIMES, Ian M. Newsome

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Mother Knows Better: The Donna Reed Show, The Feminine Mystique and the Rise of the Modern Maternal Feminist Movement, Anne M. Newton

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Big Networks: Analysis and Optimal Control, Hung The Nguyen

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Red-headed Woodpecker Full Annual Cycle Ecology at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, Benjamin Nickley

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5-HT2B Receptor-mediated Cardiac Valvulopathy, Pallavi Nistala

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The Contribution of SARM1 to axonal degeneration in CNS inflammatory disorders, Daniel C. Njoku

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Identification of taxonomic and functional ichthyofaunal zones within the James River Basin, Virginia, Joseph L. Noel

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The Relationship Between Central Venous Catheter and Post-Operative Complications in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection, David C. O'Connor

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Social and emotional adjustment across aggressor/victim subgroups: Do aggressive-victims possess unique risk?, Kelly E. OConnor

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Use of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for the Detection of Bioactive Lipids, Christopher M. Ohlhaver

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Detection of Genetic Abnormalities Using High Speed Atomic Force Microscopy, Anita J. Olsen

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Assessment of Pediatric-Focused Brief Motivational Interviewing Training of Dental Students and Pediatric Dental Residents, Victoria M. Onesty

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DELAY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO MICRO ELECTRO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS, Asset Ospanov

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Reducing Uncertainty in Head and Neck Radiotherapy with Plastic Robotics, Mark R. Ostyn

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Scan & Scansion: An Urban Residency for Poets & Artists Working in Collaboration, Heather A. Overby

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RATIONAL DESIGN OF ALLOSTERIC MODULATORS OF HEMOGLOBIN AS DUAL ACTING ANTISICKLING AGENTS, Piyusha P. Pagare

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Escapism: Indulging in Daydreams, Tanruk Pairoj-Boriboon

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Outcomes Associated with the Utilization of Antidepressants and Psychotherapy Amongst Cancer Patients with Depression, Purva N. Parab

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The Investigation of Oxidative Addition Reactions of Metal Complexes in Cross-Coupling Catalytic Cycles Based on a Unique Methodology of Coupled Ion/Ion-Ion/Molecule Reactions, Mariah L. Parker

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Relationships among parenting stress, parenting practices, and conduct problems in African American mothers of children with and without ADHD, Amanda Parks

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Consuming Digital Debris in the Plasticene, Stephen R. Parks

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ASSESSMENT OF A PREDICTED DIGUANYLATE CYCLASE IN TREPONEMA DENTICOLA, Dhara T. Patel

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Effects of HIV-1 Tat and drugs of abuse on antiretroviral penetration inside different CNS cell types, Sulay H. Patel

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A World Without You, Brian C. Patterson

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Redox Reactions at Oil-Water Interface by Particle Collision Electroanalysis, Dilip K. Paul

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Perceived Financial Burden, Self-Management Behaviors, and Glycemic Control in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes, Megan Peter

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Comparison of Hiring Strategies of Orthodontic Private Practitioners, Steven C. Petritz

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Drawings with River, Greg Piwonka

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Developing a Cyberterrorism Policy: Incorporating Individual Values, Osama Bassam J. Rabie

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Designing School Community: Changing Inner-City Middle School Culture Through Interiors, Rachel A. Ramey

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Smartphone User Privacy Preserving through Crowdsourcing, Bahman Rashidi

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INVESTIGATING SMOKE EXPOSURE AND CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) WITH A CALIBRATED AGENT BASED MODEL (ABM) OF IN VITRO FIBROBLAST WOUND HEALING., James A. Ratti

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Assessing Research Productivity from an Institutional Effectiveness Perspective: How Universities Influence Faculty Research Productivity, Michael M. Rawls

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Placental Eicosanoids and Sphingolipids in Preeclampsia, Daniel T. Reep

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Motion-Induced Artifact Mitigation and Image Enhancement Strategies for Four-Dimensional Fan-Beam and Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, Matthew J. Riblett

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Paradox of Identity: The Role of National Language and Literature in the Philippines, Rebekah Rifareal

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Adolescent Emotion Expression, Emotion Regulation, and Decision-Making in Social Context, Tennisha N. Riley

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Influence of Muscle Strength on Mobility in Critically Ill Adult Patients on Mechanical Ventilation, Audrey R. Roberson

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QUOTATIONS LIKE THE SHARPEST CLAWS, Johanna Robinson

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IMPROVING THE CONSERVATION OF A CRYPTIC ENDANGERED FRESHWATER MUSSEL (PARVASPINA COLLINA) THROUGH THE USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DNA AND SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELING, Bonnie A. Roderique

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Orientia tsutsugamushi Modulates Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress to Benefit its Intracellular Growth and Targets NLRC5 to Inhibit Major Histocompatibility Complex I Expression, Kyle G. Rodino

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An Exploration of Identity Negotiation in Adult English Learners’ Communities of Practice, Kathleen D. Rolander

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Strengthening Social Networks of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: Promoting Positive Adult Outcomes, Rachel D. Rosenberg

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There is Someone in This Dress, George, Michael S. Royce

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A SURVEY OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION AND IMPLICATIONS OF AN EXPERIMENTAL POLICY MANIPULATION AMONG YOUNG ADULTS, Alyssa K. Rudy

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Loyalty Program Effectiveness: An Examination of Mainstream and Niche Sport Fan-Team Relationships, Lisa S. Rufer

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Utilizing Voltage-gated Calcium Channels to Assess the Activity of Cathinone Derivatives at Human Monoamine Transporters, Brian A. Ruiz

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Assessing Feasibility and Effectiveness of Pediatric Dental Provider’s Role in Oral Health and Prevention Education in the Care of Children with Leukemia, Hannah Rustin

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Activation of TRPV1 by Capsaicin Regulates ENaC, Alexander Saffran

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Women in Music: Letting a Long Story Be Long Contemplating Women’s Sonic, Musical, and Spiritual Experiences in Prehistory, Deborah J. Saidel

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Novel Insights Into The Contribution Of Cellular Senescence To Cancer Therapy: Reversibility, Dormancy And Senolysis., Tareq Saleh

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Rotating Supporting Hyperplanes and Snug Circumscribing Simplexes, Ghasemali Salmani Jajaei

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The Influence of Clinically Meaningful Factors on the Performance of the Recommended Annual Diabetic Foot Screening, Trisha A. Sando

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tRNA Profiling of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosome, Khin MiMi San

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Rep-DNA complexes and their role in AAV DNA transactions, Vishaka Santosh

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Genomic Instability in Severe Congenital Neutropenia, a Leukemia Predisposition Syndrome, ADYA SAPRA

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Shared Genetic and Environmental Influences on Fear, Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress, and Brain Morphometry, Chelsea Sawyers

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Validation of Virginia's Juvenile Risk Assessment Instrument, Jessica P. Schneider

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Using a custom landscape classification to understand the factors driving site occupancy by a rapidly declining migratory songbird, Elizabeth K. Schold

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Spatial learning and memory in brain-injured and non-injured mice: investigating the roles of diacylglycerol lipase-α and -β., Lesley D. Schurman

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Partition Pause, Michael Scribner

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Collaborating Outside the Lines: Creating a Movement Vocabulary for the Stage, Wesley S. Seals