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Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Frame of Mind, Jeffrey Brooks Warden

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Lack of Knowledge of Mother-to-Child Transmission in Kenya Among Women Ages 15-49, Nisha Warrier

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How Promotions Effect Consumer Purchases, Justin D. White

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Career Path Influences and Identification of College and University Presidents: A Study of the Presidents of the Member Institutions of the Virginia Foundations for Independent Colleges, Carolyn Elizabeth Whittier

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The Carnal Slip, Christopher William Wiedeman

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Dirty Laundry, Mona Mullins Williams

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Sinking Poor Decision-Making with Best Practices: A Case Study of Artificial Reef Decision-Making in the Florida Keys, Thomas Wayne Williams

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Inspirational Journey: People and Places, Leigh Ann Withrow

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Photochemical Applications to the Study of Complexity Phospholipid Bilayer Environments, Christopher John Wohl Jr.

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The Influence of Sustained CB1 Blockade During Adolescence on Breakpoints in a Progressive-ratio Paradigm, Mayo Jerry Wright Jr.

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Social Change, Gender and Education: Exceptional Swedish Immigrant Women at North Park College, 1900-1920, Sofia A.T. Hiort Wright

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Human/Nature, Shuangshuang Wu

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Influence of Anti-CD44 on Murine B Cell Activation, Tiana L. Wyant

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Statistical Methods and Experimental Design for Inference Regarding Dose and/or Interaction Thresholds Along a Fixed-Ratio Ray, Sharon Dziuba Yeatts

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Travel Log, Pamela L. Young

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Optimal Clustering: Genetic Constrained K-Means and Linear Programming Algorithms, Jianmin Zhao

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Predicting NFL Games Using a Seasonal Dynamic Logistic Regression Model, Zachary Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROSPRAYED POLY(VINYLIDENE FLUORIDE)/CNT NANOCOMPOSITE, Ihab Maher Abdelsayed

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Clinical Pharmacology of MS-275, A Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor, Milin R. Acharya

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A Nomogram for Valproic Acid and the Effect of Missed Doses, Alaa M. Ahmad

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Magic Mountain, Diana Al-Hadid

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The Experience of Decision Making In Adolescent Females and Young Women With Mobility Limiting Disorders, Bernice Balzer Allen

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Delivery of Smoke Toxicants from Cigarettes Made in Developed and Developing Countries: a comparison of U.S. full flavor and ultra light brands with Syrian cigarettes, Lynn M. Anderson

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Exploring Classical and Contemporary Conception of Ethos Applied Case-The Rhetorical Ethos of President George W. Bush, Bobby J. Antrobus

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Characterization of Fluoropolymer Powders Made By Supercritical Assisted Mixing With Crystalline Additives, Ntoh Atem-Tambe

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Age at Sexual Assault and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Females Residents of Virginia, Ahmed Gasmelseed Babiker

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Interleukin-10 Induces Apoptosis in Developing Mast Cells via a Mitochondrial, STAT3-dependent Pathway, Daniel Paul Bailey

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Erythrocyte-Associated Transients in Capillary PO2 in the Rat Spinotrapezius Muscle During Hemodilution with Hespan and a Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier, Matthew Barker

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Predictors of Induced Abortion Among Female Youth Center Users in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Rachel Barker

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Do You Read Me? Objects of Language and the Language of Objects, Jamie Marie Barnett

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Assessing the Relationship between Socioeconomic Variables and Risk of Overweight among Children 6 Years of Age, Marilyn Cochon Batan

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Fabricated Histories (or My American Daydreams), Judith Marie Baumann

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We Believe in Nothing, Sarah Bednarek

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Attribute-Level Versioning: A Relational Mechanism for Version Storage and Retrieval, Charles Andrew Bell

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Hermeneutics of Limbo, Gabriel Bennett

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Depth Perception, Megan Biddle

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Psychosocial Adjustment of Adolescent Cancer Survivors: Time Perspective and Positive Emotions as Mediators to Quality of Life and Benefit Finding, Matthew John Bitsko

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An Undergraduate Theatre History Course Design Utilizing Problem-Based Learning, Mary Alice Blackwell

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Status Epilepticus Results in a Duration-Dependent Increased Protein Kinase A Activity in the Rat Pilocarpine Model, James M. Bracey

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Seasonal and Spatial Variation in Leaf Area Index, Litter Production, and Light Levels in Myrica Cerifera,Shrub Thickets Across a Barrier Island Chronsequence, Steven T. Brantley

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Prediction of K-5 Student Achievement Using Teaching Candidate Performance on the Teacher Work Sample: A Predictive Validity Study, Gretchen Louise Braun

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From Typologies to Portraits: Catherine Opie's Photographic Manipulations of Physiognomic Imagery, Jennifer T. Bridges

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The financial feasibility of marriage for women receiving TANF: An analysis of six states, Sally Margaret Brocksen

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The Photographer's Wife: Emmet Gowin's Photographs of Edith, Mikell Waters Brown

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The mechanism of T cell dysfunction induced by Diethylstilbestrol, Nicole Chantae Brown

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Fire and Cloud: An Adaptation of Richard Wright's Short Story to the Stage, Reginald C. Brown

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Synthesis and Characterization of methylene bis (p-cyclohexyl isocyanate)-poly (tetramethyl oxide) based Polyurethane Elastomers, Kennard Marcellus Brunson

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Ischemic Preconditioning Protects Adult Rat Cardiomyocytes Against Necrosis but not Apoptosis, via Activation of PKG, Marc J. Caligtan

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Relation of Healthcare Provider-Patient Interpersonal Impacts and Health Related Control Appraisals to Patients' Satisfaction and Compliance With Treatment, Thomas A. Campbell

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Gustav Stickley's Hapke-Geiger House and Noland and Baskervill's Hunton House: Richmond Architecture ca. 1915, Victoria Katsuko Carter

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Numerical Modeling of Synthetic Jets in Quiescent Air with Moving Boundary Conditions, Nicholas D. Castro

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The Influence of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Who Will Talk to Their Doctor as A Result of Prescription Drug Advertisement?, Hai Dubo Chen

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Variations in Quality Outcomes Among Hospitals in Different Types of Health Systems, Askar S. Chukmaitov

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Habitat Selection in Four Sympatric Small Mammal Species and the Effects of Potential Predators on Peromyscus Leucopus, Adam Daniel Chupp

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Building Hypertext in the Elementary School Art Classroom: An Integrated Approach to Learning and Curriculum, Talitha Church

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Substance Abuse and Psychosocial Factors in the Hepatitis C Population: Identifying Risk Factors in Disease Severity and Quality of Life, Jill Courtney Clarida

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The Association Between Eating Habits and Hypertension Among African American Women Compared to Other Women, Anike N. Clark

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AFM and C-AFM Studies of GaN Films, Katherine Cooper

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Performance and Perceptions: Use of a Handheld, Computerized, Decision Making Aid During Critical Events in a High-fidelity Human Simulation Environment, Vicki C. Coopmans

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Feedback Stabilization of Inverted Pendulum Models, Bruce Cox

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The Marinhieros Project: Roseneath Rd & Patterson Ave, Jacqueline H. Crowley

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The Study of the Effect of Drugs of Abuse on Protein Kinase A Activity in Mouse Brain and Spinal Cord, George D. Dalton

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Long-term cardioprotection with phosphodiesterase-5 inhibition against ischemia-reperfusion injury: Role of nitric oxide., Vladimir Paul Daoud

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Stability Study of Phoslactomycin B and Analysis of Degradation Products, Choudhuri Suparna Das

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Infant Oral Health: A Survey of General Dentists, Pediatric Dentists, and Pediatricians in Virginia, Rhea DelCastillo Davis

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Quality Laboratory Services – Is it Related to Personal Credentials?, Maria Dannessa Delost

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Working Space, Timothy D. DeVoe

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Child's Temperament and Conscious Sedation Outcomes, Jennifer Mark Dixon

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The Incidence and Prevalance of Cervical Cancer in Vietnamese Women (1993-1995): A Analysis of SEER Reported Cases, Thuy Do

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Method of Infant Feeding as a Predictor of Maternal Responsiveness, Emily Eiwen Drake

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Interleukin-1 Beta Mediated Regulation of Hyaluronan and Hyaluronan Synthase 2, Ashley Elizabeth Ducale

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An Archival Expedition: My Journey to Organize and Further Document the History of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Amanda Durst

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Overbite Correction and Smile Esthetics, Sherif Nabil Elhady

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Experimental Navigation and the Creative Process, Teresa A. Engle

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The Influence of Lipid Composition on the Binding of LDL to Chondroitin 6-Sulphate, Wilma Espiritu

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Does Transdermal Nicotine-Induced Withdrawal Suppression Depend on Smokers' Gender?, Sarah Ellen Evans

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Wake Forest University Art Collection: Current State and Recommendations for Future Use, Brooke Michael Farmer

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Identification of the Pla2 Responsible For Prostanoid Synthesis in Response to Inflammatory Cytokines, Chaminda Fernando

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Co-parenting in Intact and Divorced Families: Its Impact on Young Adult Adjustment, Jill A. Ferrante

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Intelligent Autonomous Data Categorization, Edward Graham Finegan

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Type-5 Phosphodiesterase Inhibition in the Prevention of Doxorubicin Cardiomyopathy, Patrick William Fisher

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Help-Seeking for Depression in Rural Women: A Community Portrait, Vicky Mitchell Fisher

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Teacher Supervision Methods in Virginia, Gregory Wayne Florence

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The Explosive Cleric: Morgan Godwyn, Slavery, and Colonial Elites in Virginia and Barbados, 1665-1685, John Fout

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Myocardial Perfusion Imaging With Rb-82 PET, George Nittil Francis

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Combined Alterations, Travis James Fullerton

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An Exploration of Impediments to Attachment in a Juvenile Offender Population: Comparisons between Juvenile Sex Offenders, Juvenile Violent Offenders And Juvenile Non-Sex, Non-Violent Offenders, Sharon Kay Funari

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Emerging Spirits, Ruth Furpahs

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Analyzing the Impact of Financial Deregulation on the Risk of Mortgage Delinquency: A Case Study of the Kenyan Mortgage Market, Margaret Wambui Gachuru

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An Investigation Into The Artist, Matthew Dale Gamble

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Integration of VMC++ into a Commercial Treatment Planning System, Joseph Kingsley Gardner

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Asperger's Syndrome and Non-verbal Learning Disabilities: A study of differential diagnosis agreement across disciplines, Norman J. Geller

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Searching for the Transatlantic Freedom: The Art of Valerie Maynard, Karen Berisford Getty

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FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM AT A METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY: A CASE STUDY, Zachary Grant Goodell

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Experiencing Music, Michael Alan Gray

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Identification and Characterization of the Expression Profile of Oligodendrocyte-Derived and Associated Proteins via Unilateral X-Irradation of the Rat Optic Nerve, Nicholas Greco

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Characterization of the Zona Incerta, Heather Joyce Green

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Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of an Impedimetric Urea Biosensor System, Vandana Gupta

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Escape Artist, Charles F. Gustina

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The Refrigerator Door, Emily Hall