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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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FinPathlight: Framework for an Ontology-Based, Multiagent, Hybrid Recommender System Designed to Increase Consumer Financial Capability, Lawrence Bunnell

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Exploring the impact of diversity training on the development and application of cultural competence skills in higher education professionals, Kendra Cabler

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Bayesian nonparametric analysis of longitudinal data with non-ignorable non-monotone missingness, Yu Cao

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EFFECTS OF PRACTICE-BASED COACHING INTERVENTION ON PRESCHOOL TEACHERS’ RESPONSES TO BLACK BOYS’ NEGATIVE EMOTION EXPRESSION, Evandra Catherine

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Discriminating between Technical and Global Competence in CBT Programs for Youth Anxiety, Jennifer Cecilione

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In a Building, a Stairwell, a Room speaks, Tsz Wai Wallis Cheung

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Spag17 Deficiency Impairs Neuronal Cell Differentiation in Developing Brain, Olivia J. Choi

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Regulatory T Cells Promote Breast Cancer Progression Through Inhibiting Classical Activation of Macrophages, Nicholas M. Clark

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LONGITUDINAL PATTERNS OF DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS AMONG EMERGING ADULTS, Sarah W. Clark

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Mother/Artist/Teacher: The Labor of Becoming, Miranda L. Clayton

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Hospital Characteristics Associated with Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program Payment Penalties across Program Years, Emily D. Cochran

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The Wild Beasts, Peter Cochrane

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Revolutionary Destruction in Charlotte Dacre’s Oeuvre Women Finding Power through Fragmentation, Performance, and Orgasm, Kayleigh Conner

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Effects of reference image selection on the alignment of free-breathing lung cancer patients during setup imaging: average intensity projection versus mid-ventilation, Samantha Conrad

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Applying Hierarchical Tag-Topic Models to Stack Overflow, John J. Coogle

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Group Decision-Making, Edward Cook

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Evaluation of Private Landowner Intention to Create Early Successional Habitat in Virginia's Appalachian Region, Hannah M. Coovert

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Pharmacological assessment of adjuncts to enhance mu-opioid receptor agonist antinociception in male rhesus monkeys: Does one + one = three?, Jeremy Cornelissen

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PERCEIVED IMPACT OF AMBIENT OPERATING ROOM NOISE BY CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS, Marianne S. Cosgrove

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Behavioral and Immune Implications of Chronic Predator Exposure in Adolescent Mice, Kimaya R. Council

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Training Future Mental Health Professionals in an Evidence-Informed System of Care, Julia R. Cox

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An Evaluation of Induced Shear Stress on Endothelial Cellular Adhesion Molecules, Edward B. Crabb

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Spectral methods for the detection and characterization of Topologically Associated Domains, Kellen Garrison Cresswell

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UPPER THERMAL LIMITS VARY AMONG AND WITHIN NATIVE BEE SPECIES IN RELATION TO SEASON, VOLTINISM, AND NEST TYPE, Kálmán K. Csigi XIV

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YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES FINANCIAL SKILLS AND GOALS: A MIXED METHODS STRENGTHS AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT, Allison D'Aguilar

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Diuretic, natriuretic, and vasodepressor activity of a lipid fraction enhanced in medium of cultured mouse medullary interstitial cells by a selective FAAH inhibitor, Zdravka P. Daneva

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The What If Collection, Aisha J. Daniels

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The Necessity of Presence and Play, Jeff Darland II

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Erasure: An Additive and Subtractive Act, Margaret Davids

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Structure-Activity Relationship Studies of Synthetic Cathinones and Related Agents, Rachel A. Davies

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The Prodigal Daughter: An Edition of an Anonymous Text, Paige Deans

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Variable- and Person-Centered Approaches to Examining Construct-Relevant Multidimensionality in Writing Self-Efficacy, Morgan DeBusk-Lane

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Testing for Cryptic Diversity and Inference of Population Structure in the Cosmopolitan Hoplonemertean Emplectonema gracile (Nemertea), Paul L. Delaney IV

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Lotion in your lungs, Raul H. De Lara

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Diuretic and natriuretic activity of FAAH inhibition in the renal medulla: a proposed role of palmitoylethanolamide and its regulation by renal medullary interstitial cells, Sara Dempsey

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Associations Between Expressed Emotion, Mental Health, and Functioning in Families: Child Asthma Status as a Moderator, Katherine W. Dempster

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Examining How Primary Care Team Structures are Used and Their Effect on Cross-Disciplinary Relationships: A Qualitative Study, Matthew J. DePuccio

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Therapeutic Targeting of Relaxin Signaling in Ischemic Heart Disease, Siva Teja VK Devarakonda

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Use of Emoji in Pain Level Assessment in Pediatric Dental Patients, Manpreet K. Dhillon

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Site- and Location-Adjusted Approaches to Adaptive Allocation Clinical Trial Designs, Brian S. Di Pace

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Adaptation and Validation of the Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Deniz Dishman

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THE INCREASED FREQUENCY OF MICRONUCLEI SEEN IN WOMEN WITH A HISTORY OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE REFLECTS MORE NUMERICAL THAN STRUCTURAL ACQUIRED CHROMOSOMAL EVENTS: A DISCORDANT IDENTICAL CO-TWIN STUDY, Kaitlyn M. Dochelli

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Let’s Face It: The effect of orthognathic surgery on facial recognition algorithm analysis, Carolyn Bradford Dragon

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Evaluating PrediXcan’s Ability to Predict Differential Expression Between Alcoholics and Non-Alcoholics, John E. Drake Jr

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Fabrication and Simulation of Nanomagnetic Devices for Information Processing, Justine L. Drobitch

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Understanding Effectiveness of a Diverse Board in the Nonprofit Sector: The Role of Board Inclusion & Critical Mass of the Diverse Board Members, Suparna Dutta

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Investigating Daily Writing Emotions, Attention Regulation, and Productivity: An Intensive Longitudinal Study, Eric Ekholm

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OPTIMIZING NASAL CANNULAS FOR INFANTS USING COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, Ahmad El-Achwah Mr.

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The DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, guadecitabine, targets tumor-induced myelopoiesis and recovers T cell activity to slow tumor growth, Andrea J. Elkovich

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EXAMINING BIOBEHAVIORAL VARIABLES AND PREDICTORS ASSOCIATED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES SELF- MANAGEMENT, Karin A. Emery

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On Earth | Onionlight, Caitlin Etherton

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The Infectivity of Naegleria fowleri Cysts in vivo and in vitro, and Mediation of Encystment by cAMP, Anna L. Evdokiou

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Nutrient Uptake Among Urban and Non-Urban Streams Within the Piedmont Physiographic Province of Virginia, Joseph T. Famularo

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Multiphase Droplet Interactions with a Single Fiber, Noor M. Farhan

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Cultivating a Democratic community in the Elementary Art Classroom, Kelly Fergus

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REHABILITATION COUNSELOR CLINICAL JUDGMENT MODEL APPLICATION WITH DATA FROM AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLACEMENT AND SUPPORT TRIAL FOR VETERANS LIVING WITH SPINAL CORD INJURIES, Kevin Fields

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Identifying Targets for Quality Improvement in a Community Child Mental Health Agency, Natalie K. Finn

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Sensor Placement for Damage Localization in Sensor Networks, Fereshteh Firouzi

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Perceived Stress, Salivary Cortisol, and Depression in Adults Diagnosed with Postconcussion Syndrome; A Pilot Study, Christine Fish-Huson

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Cold X-ray Effects on Satellite Solar Panels in Orbit, Myles Fogleman

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Touched with All the Radiance that a Sudden Sun Discloses, Marie Fornaro

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Development and Characterization of Stationary Phase Gradients for High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Anna Forzano

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Undergraduate Students' Attitudes About the Collection, Use, and Privacy of Search Data in Academic Libraries, Laura W. Gariepy

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Work-Life Factors that Impact Job Burnout and Turnover Intention among Athletic Academic Support Professionals, Jennifer Gellock

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CONCEPTUALIZATION OF BODY IMAGE AND EATING DISORDERS AMONG SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN: A QUALITATIVE INVESTIGATION, Neha J. Goel

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Burying Empty, AMANDA S. GOEMMER

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Distributed multi-label learning on Apache Spark, Jorge Gonzalez Lopez

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The Racialization of Space: How Housing Segregation Caused the Racial Wealth Gap in the United States, Tia Goode

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Axon Initial Segment Integrity in Aging and Traumatic Brain Injury, Mazen M. Gouda

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“The Ground On Which I Stand” Healing Queer Trauma through Performance: Crafting a Solo Performance through the investigation of Ritual Poetic Drama within the African Continuum, Ashley W. Grantham

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Milled, Brandie Gray

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The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on the Efficacy of School-Based Interventions for Adolescents with ADHD, Cathrin D. Green

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A VIEW INTO RECIPROCITY: LITERATURE REVIEW, MEASUREMENT DESIGN, AND EXPERIMENT, Kelly B. Green

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A CONTEXTUAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITIES IN ADOLESCENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: INDIVIDUAL, PEER, AND FAMILY FACTORS, Jessica L. Greenlee

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Optically Transparent Antennas and Filters for Smart City Communication, Ryan B. Green

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The Anaplasma phagocytophilum adhesin Asp14 directs PDI-mediated disulfide reduction to promote infection, Ryan S. Green

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LONELINESS AND SLEEP DISTURBANCE IN OLDER AMERICANS, Sarah C. Griffin

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Cyclophilin A as a molecular switch regulating prolactin receptor mediated signaling, mammary tumorigenesis and metastasis, Shawn Hakim

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FLUOXETINE ATTENUATES MAST CELL FUNCTION BY TARGETING PURINERGIC SIGNALING, Tamara T. Haque

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THE INFLUENCE OF TRAINING ON KINEMATICS RELATED TO KNEE INJURY IN NOVICE RUNNERS, Kathryn Harrison

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Changing Her Habit: Women Writers and Needlework in Early Eighteenth-Century England, Jane B. Harwell

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Modeling Electrospun Fibrous Materials, Sina Hassanpouryousefi

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Metaproteomic Investigation of the Vaginal Microbiome in Pregnancy, Zaneera Hassan

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FRICTIONAL PROPERTIES OF NOVEL BRACKET SYSTEMS: AN IN-VITRO STUDY, Stephen M. Haverkos

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Trauma related drinking to cope: A phenotypic and molecular genetic investigation of the self-medication model, Sage E. Hawn

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The Day is Just Another Surface, Brooks M. Heintzelman

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TARGETED THERAPIES FOR EWSR1-FLI1 TRANSLOCATED EWING FAMILY OF TUMORS, Daniel A.R. Heisey

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What's in a Message? The Impact of Patient-Clinician Email Message Content on Patient Health Outcomes and Healthcare Utilization, Dawn M. Heisey-Grove

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Comparison of Triple Combination Oral Sedation Regimens for Pediatric Dental Treatment, Brett H. Henderson

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Indirect Relatedness, Evaluation, and Visualization for Literature Based Discovery, Sam Henry

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How To Write A Musical: Concerning The Creation Of A Musical From Start To End Of First Draft, Lisa K. Hermanson

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Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)-Based Materials: Aerosol Synthesis and Photocatalytic Applications, Xiang He

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A Longitudinal Investigation of Interpersonal Trauma Exposure, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Cannabis Use Phenotypes among College Students, Terrell A. Hicks

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THE INFLUENCE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HEATING COIL RESISTANCE ON NICOTINE DELIVERY, HEART RATE, SUBJECTIVE EFFECTS, AND PUFF TOPOGRAPHY, Marzena M. Hiler

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The Role of Strength: Navigating Perinatal Loss Among Black Women, Ashley N. Hill

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Cellular Mechanisms by which Alcohol Promotes HIV Protease Inhibitor-induced Hepatotoxicity, Michael Hinton

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Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes Increase the Antiproliferative Activity of Doxorubicin in Breast Cancer, Alexander M. Hirsch

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Methods for evaluating dropout attrition in survey data, Camille J. Hochheimer

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Pharmacologic profiling of novel compounds via fluorometric analyses of monoamine transporter responses, Ashkhan Hojati

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The Effect of Quercetin in Periodontal Inflammation, Sara Holden