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Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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IS256 mediated alteration of femAB expression in Staphylococcus epidermidis and its effect on lysostaphin resistance, Katrina S. Stumpf

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Role of Ceramide-1-Phosphate as a Specific and Potent Activator of Group IVA Cytosolic Phospholipase A2 Alpha, Preeti Subramanian

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Religiosity, Parental Support and Adult Support Coping as Protective Factors for Drug Refusal Efficacy and Use Among African American Adolescents, Raymond H. Tademy

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LLUM: Light and Reflection, Kazue Taguchi

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Identification and Characterization of Helper Phage Gene Products Involved in Mobilization of Staphylococcal Pathogenicity Island SaPI1, Sandra McKenzie Tallent

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The Patriot, the Other & the Hall of Mirrors"A Foucauldian Archaeology of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001., Rupa G. Thadhani

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WS 1207 Community Workshops, Katherine M. Thomas

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Social Capital and Welfare Reform: The Single Mother Quagmire, Perry A. Threlfall

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Design History Matters: Visualizing Graphic Design History Through New Media, Todd F. Timney

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Outcomes of Status Epilepticus in the Elderly, Alan R. Towne

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Public Policy Preferences and Political Attitudes: Exploring the Generational Divide among African Americans, Dietra Y. Trent

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An Exploration of the Influence of Race and Gender on Sexual Beliefs and Attitudes of Adolescents, Kristine Marie Vandenberg

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Delineated Space, Amy Lillian Vaughters

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Corticular Photosynthetic Dynamics for a Coastal Evergreen Shrub: Myrica Cerifera, Jaclyn K. Vick

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Transitions: Starting the Second, Full Circle, Mary Colleen Vreeland

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Gentleman Johnny Plays War: John Burgoyne and The Blockade of Boston, Catherine Ann Peckinpaugh Vrtis

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Changes in BMI Among First Semester College Students, Rachel L. Walker

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The Effect of Scholarship Support, Gender, and Sport Type on Retention of Collegiate Student-Athletes, Carrie Lennon Webster

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Social Support during the Academic Transition of International Students in Ph.D. Programs, Deborah A. Westin

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Pedagogical Fusion, David Maurice White

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Genetic Variations in Interferon-Induced Genes and HCV Recurrence after Liver Transplantation, Benjamin Cameron Whitehill

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Training the Theatre Artist, Sullivan Canaday White

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Cognitive Mechanisms of Memory Impairment Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Mark D. Whiting

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The Influence of Adenoviral Infection and the Group VIA Calcium-Independent Phospholipase A2 on Hepatic Lipid Metabolism, William Palmer Wilkins III

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A History Revealed: The Inventions of Minnie Eureka Young, Erin Colleen Williams

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Study Abroad and Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive Universities: Preparing Students from Underrepresented Racial Groups to Live in a Global Environment, Felecia D. Williams

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The Other Side of Care: An Adaptive Reuse of Cloverleaf Mall as a Pediatric Palliative Care Site, Julie Anne Wolfe

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The Role of Inhibitory Interneurons in a Model od Developmental Epilepsy, Patrick James Wolfgang

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Efficiency Evaluation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device, Alissa Kei Wong

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The Discriminative Stimulus Properties of the Atypical Antipsychotic Ziprasidone in Rats, Erin Wood

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Work Hope as a Mediator Between Proactive Coping and Career Planfulness in Domestic and International University Students, Juan Juana Wu

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Low Dislocation Density Gallium Nitride Templates and Their Device Applications, Jinqiao Xie

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Initial Studies on a Novel Target-Promoted DNA Alkylation System, Ting Xu

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Supportive Campus Environment: an Analysis of Virginia Commonwealth University's National Survey of Student Engagement Supportive Campus Environment Benchmark Data, Patrece Siobhan Yancey

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Indeterminate Lines, Hyun Kyung Yoon

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Determination of Size Fractions and Concentrations of Airborne Particulate Matter Generated From Construction and Demolition Waste Processing Facilities, Jason M. Young

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Analgesic Use in U.S. Emergency Departments for Patients Reporting Moderate to Severe Pain: Diagnosis and Select Patient Characteristics Influencing Narcotic Analgesic Prescribing Practices, Hassan Zakaria

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Obesity and Arthritis among U.S. Adults, Jamie M. Zakkak

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Design Synthesis and Evaluation Of Diterpenones As Potent Chemopreventive Agents For Aflatoxin B1 Induced Carcinogenesis In Human Liver Cells, Miguel Angel Zuniga

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Estrogenic Compounds Protect Rat Cardiac Myoblasts (H9c2 Cells) Against Doxorubicin-Induced Cell Death, Hesham Magdi Abbas

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An Experimental Analysis of the Impact of Goal Orientation, Ethical Orientation, and Personality Traits on Managers' And Accountants' Abilities to Recognize Misappropriation of Assets, Wendy Walston Achilles

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Inhibition of Margination and Diapedesis of Neutrophils by Protein Synthesis Blockade, Phyllis V. Acquah

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Detection, Identification and Classification of Suck, Swallow and Breathing Activity In Premature Infants During Bottle-Feeding, Fedra Adnani

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Small Molecules Binding to Serpins, Junaid Afridi

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A Critical Review of Telomerase Biology and Model Systems for the Study of Telomerase, Jeremy Charles Aisenberg

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The Effect of Adding Drag-Reducing Polymers to Resuscitation Fluid During Hemorrhagic Shock on Skeletal Muscle Microcirculation, Geoffrey C. Alexander

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A Perspective Into Healthcare Disparities: Access to Medical Care Among Minority Populations in Virginia, Ayesha M. Allen

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Familial Influences on Adolescents' Health Behaviors, Renee Antoinette Alleyne

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The Life Pattern of People with Spinal Cord Injury, Ronald R. Alligood II

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Perceptions of the Saudi Students attending American Universities towards the new Saudi Mandatory Cooperative Health Insurance Program (MCHIP), Abdulkariem Suliman Al-Shawairkh

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Steriods Protect Against Doxorubicin-Induced Cytotoxicity in Rat Cardiac Myoblastic H9C2 Cells, Hanaa A. AL-Thabhani

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Do Investors Over-react to Patterns of Past Financial Performance Measures?, Abdulaziz Alwathainani

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An Integrative Approach for Examining the Determinants of Abnormal Returns: The Cases of Internet Security Breach and Ecommerce Initiative, Francis Kofi Andoh-Baidoo

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21st Century Zen Garden, Allison Parker Andrews

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Natural Flow, Holly Armstrong

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Assessment of Section 404 Wetland Mitigation Compliance and No-Net-Loss in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Kimberley Anne Baggett

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The Impact of Relational Model Bases on Organizational Decision Making: Cases in E-Commerce and Ecological Economics, Elizabeth White Baker

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DEN OF THIEVES: APPROPRIATING AND APPLYING THE COLLABORATIVE IDEALS OF THE LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY, Timothy Michael Bambara

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The Evolution of Urban Community Development Corporations in Response to Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities, Sharon L. Bancroft

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The Effect of Sodium Hypochlorite on Nickel Titanium Rotary Instruments and its Effect on Resistance to Fracture, Katrina H. Bang-Schaefer

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FOSTERING IMAGINATIVE EXPRESSION IN ELEMENTARY ART STUDENTS: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF TEACHER STRATEGIES, Julia Robinson Bargo

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The 'Consul Smith Palladio' at Virginia Commonwealth University and the American Renaissance, Anne Rachelle Barrett

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Physical Activity in Elementary School Girls: Implementation and Theory-Based Evaluation of Girls on the Run, Melanie Kerr van Ogtrop Bean

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The Role of Sulfatide in Alzheimer's Disease, Charles Britton Beasley Jr.

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Traits of Writing, Traits of Art, Michelle Ciancarelli Becker

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The Oldest Well, Saul Benjamin Becker

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THE UN-STILL LIFE, Joyce A. Beiermann

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A Wireless Surface Electromyography (WSEMG) System, Aleeta E. Bell

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Examination of an Ecological Model of Adjustment for Adolescent Siblings of Youth with Spina Bifida, Melissa Hayden Bellin

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Drawing Through A Linear Temperament, Jorge Miguel Benitez

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Social Capital, Health and Mental Health in African American Women, Cheryl Lynn Bennett

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Stretch-Dependant Tonic Force Maintenance in Rabbit Epigastric Artery, Krystina Michelle Berg

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The Long-Term Effects of Direct Verbal Victimization and Family Support on Anxious and Aggressive Behaviors in Urban Adolescents: Do Mean Words Have a Lasting Impact?, Amie Bettencourt

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Bacterial expression, purification and characterization of human alpha 2 antiplasmin, Harminder Singh Bhatia

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Light and Life, Christine Elizabeth Bishop

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Rebuilding Theories of Technology Acceptance: A Qualitative Case Study of Physicians' Acceptance of Technology, Jon T. Blue

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A Slice of Life's Passage, Cheryl T. Bosch

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Teacher Empathy and Its Relationship to the Standardized Test Scores of Diverse Secondary Students, Timothy Bruce Bostic

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Evaluation of an Elliptical Trainer with Distal Control Modifications, Jessica Cortney Bradford

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State of Being, Anne Bradshaw

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Psychology and the Theatre: A Qualitative Experiment in Actor Training, Megan Rebecca Brown

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Implicit Theories of Weight Management: A Social Cognitive Approach to Motivation, Jeni L. Burnette

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Painting as Becoming: Reflections Between Content and Form, Calvin Burton

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Factors Influencing Health Status in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Janet Jestina Byam-Williams

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Comparison of Leukocyte Classes Most Likely to Cause Vascular Dysfunction in Preeclampsia, Kristen Anne Cadden

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Intimate Encounters; Staging Intimacy and Sensuality, Tonia Sina Campanella

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Factors Associated With the Provision of Coronary Heart Disease Preventive CareServices, Patricia Carcaise-Edinboro

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Opening the Heart, Gail Z. Carlin

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The Virtue Screen: An 18th Century Biombo at Virginia House, Jacqueline Carrera

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Contrast: Unifying the Nuts and Bolts, Frank C. Carr

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The Anti-Plaque Efficacy of Listerine® Used in Combination with Toothbrushing in Orthodontic Patients, Zachary A. Casagrande

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A Computational Study of Axial Compressor Rotor Casing Treatments and Stator Land Seals, Charles C. Cates

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Ross Caudill MFA Sculpture 2006, Ross Steven Caudill

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IGE PRODUCTION REGULATION VIA CD23 STALK ENGAGEMENT AND CELL CYCLE STIMULATION, Timothy Hays Caven

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THE EFFECT OF SILENCING THE WILMS' TUMOR 1 GENE ON THE RADIATION SENSITIVITY OF GLIOBLASTOMA CELLS, Dana C. Chan

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Grobner Bases and Ideals of Points, Eun R. Chang

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Preliminary Research on Taiwanese Art Curriculum Design Based On Visual Culture, Jui-Jung Chang

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SERUM ANTI-PHOSPHORYLCHOLINE AND ANTI-CARDIOLIPIN CONCENTRATIONS FOLLOWING PERIODONTAL SCALING AND ROOT PLANING, Reve W. Chaston

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The Development of an FPGA-based Autopilot for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Quan Cheng

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The Impact of Acculturation on Distress Disclosure, Emotional Disclosure, and Relational Health toward Mentoring and Peer Relationships within Asian Populations, Joseph Chien-Te Chen