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Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The Use of Computerized Dynamic Posturography to Assess the Balance in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease, Theresa Erin McGuirk

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Interobserver Reliability in the Diagnosis of Pulpal and Periradicular Disease, Todd Peter Mellin

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Design and Analysis of a Compact, Economical, Multi-axis, Multi-tasking, Small Part Machine Tool, Lee Norris Miller

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Predictors of Sun Protection Practices Among Adult Women in the United States, Anne Ridgely Minter

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Innovative Interventions for Disordered Eating: A Pilot Comparison Between Dissonance-Based and Yoga Interventions, Karen S. Mitchell

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Influences On Career Self-Efficacy: Examining Attachment, Anya Elizabeth Moon

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Acute and Chronic Effects of Artificial Rearing on Rat Genioglossus Muscle, Wayne Allen Moore Jr.

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Reentrainment of Submicron Solid Particles, Ramin Mortazavi

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ANALYSIS AND SHAPE MODELING OF THIN PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATORS, Makram Mouhli

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Identification of the RNA Cis-Elements that Interact with SRp30a to Regulate the Alternative Splicing of Caspase 9 Pre-mRNA, Prabhat Mukerjee

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Iterative Methods for the Reconstruction of Tomographic Images with Unconventional Source-detector Configurations, Abey Mukkananchery

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Defending Defense: Circular Arguments About Artmaking, Ryan Mulligan

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Effect of Medicaid/SCHIP and WIC on Oral Health of Low-Income Children, Dahlia Naqib

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Material and Acoustic Properties of Swimbladders of Tilapia and Channel Catfish, Mohammed Ali Nawaz

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A Method to Use Vibro-Acoustic Waves to Diagnose Pneumothorax and Hemothorax, Allen B. Nichols

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Long-term Consequences of West Nile Virus in Virginia., Diana Cruz Ocampo

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Prevalence of Pulpal and/or Periradicular Disease in the VCU School of Dentistry Screening Patient Population, Ellen Rives Oertel

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Cytokine and Chemokine Profiles in a Rat Model of Hemorrhagic Shock after Immuno-Modulation by Androstenetriol, Kristin E. Paccione

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Vimentin Overexpression Contributes To the Biological Properties of Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer Cells, Rachel J. Paccione

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Lack of Routine Preventive Care as a Determinant for Pediatric Asthma ER Visits, Cristin M. Palumbo

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Electromechanical Characterization of Poly(Dimethyl Siloxane) Based Electroactive Polymers, Wrutu Deepak Parulkar

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Intracellular pH, the Proximate Signal for Cell Volume Changes that are Mediated by the Actin Cytoskeleton, William Pasley

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Educational Survey on Eating Disorders in Post-Graduate Pediatric Curriculum, Priya Jitendraprasad Patel

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Understanding Off-Label Utilization Patterns of Two Biotechnology Drugs, Recombinant Erythropoietin Alfa and Darbepoetin Alfa: A Multi-Hospital Study, Anuprita D. Patkar

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The Harmonization of Chinese Accounting Standards with International Accounting Standards: An Empirical Evaluation, Songlan Peng

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The Transformations of the Saints, Joseph D. Poccia

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Forgotten Memories, Benjamin Premeaux

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Immunogenicity of the Gonococcal Transferrin Binding Proteins, Gregory A. Price

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The Relationship Between Breastfeeding and the Development of Asthma in Early Childhood, River Anne Pugsley

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The Civil War: A Collaboration in Direction and Choreography, Cara E. Rawlings

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Transcription Factor Decoy Oligonucleotides That Mimic Functional Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPS) for the Treatment of Glioblastomas, Jessicca I Martin Rege

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Paint Chip Dreams, Danielle Felice Riede

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Aesthetic Representations of Violence: Visualizing the Art of War, Rachele Cyr Riley

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Investigation of Surface States and Device Surface Charging in Nitride Materials Using Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy, Mohammed Shahriar Sabuktagin

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Robotic Evaluation Of Rigidity In Parkinson's As A Function Of Speed-Comparison To Clinical Scales, Azadeh Saidi

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Novel Strategies in Cardioprotection against Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury, Fadi N. Salloum

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Carbon Monoxide Oxidation on Nanoparticle Catalysts and Gas Phase Reactions of Small Molecules and Volatile Organics with Metal Cations, Khaled Mohammad Eqab Saoud

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Effect of Storage Temperatures of Panavia F on the Retention of Prefabricated Dowels, David Mark Schleider

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Assessing the Effects of Momentary Priming On Memory Retention During An Interference Task, Paul Cameron Schutte

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The Prevalence of Comorbid Chronic Disease in Virginia's Adult Patient Population during the Years 2001 and 2004, Joseph D. Schwartz

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MODULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION BY TUMOR-DERIVED MUTANT p53. ROLE OF TRANSACTIVATION IN GAIN-OF-FUNCTION., Mariano J. Scian

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Oral Health in a Medical Setting, Arshia Ahmadi Shingler

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Body Mass Index and Dietary Intake as Predictors of Early Menarche, Richard Lee Siemens

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Thalhimers Department Store: Story, History, and Theory, Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt

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Correlation Between Bioassessments of Macroinvertebrates and Fishes and Natural Land Cover in Virginia Coastal Plain Watersheds, Warren Hunter Smigo

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Paragon/Paragone: Raphael's Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (1514-16) in the Context of Il Cortegiano, Margaret Ann Southwick

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Genetic Variability, Pathogen Susceptibility, Subspecies Identity and Conservation of the Endangered Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) in Virginia, James Lincoln Sparks Jr.

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A Study on the Nature of Anomalous Current Conduction in Gallium Nitride, Joshua K. Spradlin

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Playing to Learn, John Stanko

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Effects of Unilateral Extraction Treatment on Arch Symmetry and Occlusion, Theodore William Struhs

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Analysis of Perturbation-based Testing Methodology as applied to a Real-Time Control System Problem, Richard A. Stutler

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Characterization of Paralogous Gene Family 163 Of the Lyme Disease Spirochete, Borrelia Burgdorferi, Christina Marie Sundy

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One Is Concerned Because One Is A Human Being, Sayaka Suzuki

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An Asian Stable Man and Royal Duke Revel with the Fury of an Afro-Asian God!, Jerry Lee Tan

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Effects of Rho Kinase Inhibition on Cardioprotection, Christopher Scott Thomas

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Flight Signs, Flight Symbols, Margaret Mary Urban

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The Unwantables: An Exploration of Visual Narrative, Marius I. Valdes

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The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury on Expression Levels of Ankyrin-G in the Corpus Callosum and Cerebral Cortex, Andrew S. Vanderveer

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The Predictive Ability of Specific Questions Related to Symptoms in the Diagnosis of Endodontic Disease, Boyd Aaron Vaughn

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The Relationship Between Preschool Children's School Readiness, Social-Emotional Competence and Student-Teacher Relationships, Badiyyah I. Waajid

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Art From Nature, Linda Jean Huffman Walker

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Analysis of the Impact of a Social Norms Campaign on the Alcohol Use of Undergraduate Students at a Public, Urban University, Amanda B. Wattenmaker

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The Effect of Red Blood Cell Velocity on Oxygenation Measurements using Resonance Raman Spectroscopy, Derrick Williams

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STM Studies of Oxygen Etching of Silicon Surfaces, Mary L. Willis

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Real Time Frequency Analysis of Signals From Lasso Catheter For Radiofrequency Ablation During Atrial Fibrillation, Prashant Yadav

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An Application of Combinatorial Methods, Yingying Yang

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A quantitative comparison of the fill density of MTA produced by two different placement techniques., Priscilla Yeung

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Dual Mechanism Analgesia-Enhancing Agents, Shawquia Elithia Young

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Demographic Variables Affecting Patient Referrals from General Practice Dentists to Periodontists, Mark Roy Zemanovich

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Experimental Studies on Nucleation, Nanoparticle's Formation and Polymerization from the Vapor Phase, Victor Maher Abdelsayed

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Bonding Properties of Newly Erupted and Mature Human Premolars, Diana Marie-Skinner Almy

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Gas Phase Studies of Molecular Clusters Containing Metal Cations, and the Ion Mobility of Styrene Oligomers, Edreese Housni Alsharaeh

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Soul Hunting, Guido Esteban Alvarez

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Incorporation of Tetracycline Hydrochloride into Electrospun Fibrinogen: a study of mechanical properties and time release, Charles Dudley Anderson Jr.

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Antioxidants as Risk Factors for Gingival Bleeding, Hee-Jeong Bahng

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Characterization of Aligned Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composites, Sumanth Banda

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The Effects of Aniracetam Treatment on Cognitive Performance and AMPA Receptor GluR2 Subunit Expression After Moderate Fluid Percussion Injury in Rats, Anna Igorevna Baranova

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Novel Apparatus to Control Electrospinning Fiber Orientation for the Production of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Eugene David Boland

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An In Vitro Evaluation of the Elements Apex Locator Using the Endo Q System, Steven Andrew Brofsky

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An American Actor's Dialect, Michael J. Bruckmueller

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Targeting the Male in Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Terri Burgan

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PERPETUAL NOVELTY, Brian Caverly

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Regulation of Fc Receptor Expression and Signaling on Murine Mast Cells, Hey Jin Chong

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LandEscape, Dragana Crnjak

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Explaining Retention in Community-Based Movement Organizations, Sarah Kathryn Diehl

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Color (Sub)Conscious: African American Women, Authors, and the Color Line in Their Literature, Dikeita N. Eley

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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Investigative Analysis of their Access to Dental Care, Chad Wallace Ellsworth

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Narrating Friendship: The reciprocal relationship between J.B. Childers and myself, James Thomas Engelmann

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The Doubtful Hero: An Artist's Journey, Heather N. Falks

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Torsional Testing of Race, K3 and Profile Nickel Titanium Endodontic Files, Sean D. Fessenden

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Sheep Hill Community Tree, Kimberly Ann Fleischman

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The Association Between Periodontal Disease and C-Reactive Protein In Patients With a History Of Heart Attack, Robert Lee Fletcher III

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BIOINFORMATIC ANALYSIS OF A MAMMALIAN BIP GENE FOR INSERTION INTO GREEN ALGAE AND COMPARISON OF ITS POSSIBLE EFFECTS ON THE SYNTHESIS OF A MAMMALIAN ANTIBODY, Katrina Ghazanfar

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Body Image and Attitudes Toward Obesity in College Students, Sarah Rebecca Goodwin

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GaN Epitaxy on Melt Grown Thermally Prepared Bulk ZnO Substrates, Xing Gu

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Obesity and Health Status among Urban vs. Suburban Elderly in Philadelphia and Surrounding Counties, Ockidde Dufayne Harris

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III-nitride Semiconductors Grown By Plasma Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Lei He

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Determinants of Prenatal Care and Supplement Use: The Case of Honduras, Catherine E. Henze

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Reflections, Laura Love Higbee

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Growth and Deterioration, Brooke A. Hine