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Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Measuring Hispanic/Latino Satisfaction with Health Services in Chesterfield County, Virginia, Lynell H. McClinton

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Creative Matrix, Bonnie Gay McGinn

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Tobacco Culture and Environmental Consciousness: Ecological Change, Race, and Gender, Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1850--1870, Mary R. McGuire

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Anesthesia Clinical Performance Outcomes: Does Teaching Methodology Make A Difference?, Nina E. McLain

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Motivators of Job Satisfaction for Elementary School Principals in Central Virginia, Michelle K. McQueen

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A Life In Words, Thoughts, Ideas, Images and Movement, Randy Houston Mercer

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Lucidity, Sarah Rebekah Byrd Mizer

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Inhibitory Effects of Growth Factors on Proliferation of Porcine Smooth Muscle Cells in the Direct Co-culture System, Supriya Mocherla

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Urban Farm, Anisa A. Mohammed

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Comparison of Event History Analysis and Latent Growth Modeling for College Student Perseverance, Richard Samuel Mohn Jr.

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Structures and Reactivities of Ionized and Metal Cation-Containing Acetylene Clusters, Paul O. Momoh

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Maternal Caregivers' Organization of and Reasoning Behind Coping Suggestions to Deal with Community Violence Exposure, Melinda B. Moore

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A Description of Cases of Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea Cases within the University Healthsystem Consortium, Melissa Kay Moore

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Raman Scattering in GaN and ZnO, Shinobu Nagata

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Symbiotic Catastrophes: An Urge To Make a Recording, Denise Nicole Naïm

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Trend Analysis of Automobile Collision Amongst 15-19 year olds in Virginia, 2000-2004, Imo F. Ndem

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The Art of Collaboration in the Classroom: Team Teaching Performance, Jenna M. Neilsen

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Children With Special Needs Oral Health Quality of Life Survey, Kristin Elizabeth Nelson

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Hydration Studies of Electrospray Ions from Amino Acids and Small Peptides, Chuong Quoc Nguyen

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The Effects of Scaling and Root Planing on the Systemic Levels of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), Khanh Vu Thuy Nguyen

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Body and Soul, Lise Nielsen

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Resilience and Risk-Taking Behavior Among Thai Adolescents Living in Bangkok, Thailand, Patcharin Nintachan

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Characterization of the Factors Associated with SCCmec Mobility in Staphylococcus Aureus, Michael James Noto

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On the Binding of N1-substituted Tryptamines at h5-HT6 Receptors, Abner Nyamwaro Nyandege

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Prediction of In-Vivo Antimuscarinic Activity (AMA) by In-Vitro Receptor Binding Assessment and PK/PD Modeling For Prototypical Drugs, Taghrid Y. Obied

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The KsgA methyltransferase: Characterization of a universally conserved protein involved in robosome biogenesis, Heather Colleen O'Farrell

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A Study of the Relationships among Characteristics of Experiences Medical Students Encounter of Patients Diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus and the Objective Standardized Clinical Exam Scores during the Family Medicine Clerkship, Gaynel S. Olsen

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Impact of EU's Decisions on Euro-Skepticism of Two Turkish Nationalist and Religious Peripheral Parties, Imdat Ozen

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The Constant Wife Revisited: The Progression of a Play from Conception to the Final Stage Production, Kimberly H. Parkin

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The Encyclopedic Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rudolfine Kunstkammer as Expressions of Power, Jennifer Ashley Pate

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Mechanisms of EPS8-mediated oncogenesis, Anisha Anilkumar Patel

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THE PEDAGOGY AND ETHICS OF IMPROVISATION USING THE HAROLD, David Dellus Patton

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Impact of Combat Stress on Mental Health Outcomes: BRFSS Survey Data 2006, Emily Pedneau

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The Effects of Early Postnatal PCP Administration on Performance in Locomotor Activity, Reference Memory, and Working Memory Tasks in C57BL/6 Mice, Alan L. Pehrson

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The Art of Collaboration in the Classroom: Team Teaching Performance, Julie K. Phillips

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Life in an Occupied City: Women in Winchester, Virginia During the Civil War, Laura Jane Ping

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Victims' Perspectives on the Process of Seeking a Protective Order: Predictors of Perceived Empowerment, Sara-Beth Plummer

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Antibiotic Diversity and Bacterial Resistance, James Patrick Powell

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Telomerase Inhibition and Sensitization of Breast Tumor Cells, Kennon R. Poynter

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Addressing Issues in the Detection of Gene-Environment Interaction Through the Study of Conduct Disorder, Elizabeth Chin Prom

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Supporting Personhood in Dementia: Examining the Impact of Volition on Function in Everyday Occupations, Christine L. Raber

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Cannabinoid Modulation of Chemotaxis of Macrophages and Macrophage-like Cells, Erinn Shenee Raborn

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The Role of Secreted Phosphoprotein-24 in Osteoblast Differentiation and Matrix Mineralization, Samuel Ramage

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Evaluating the Psychosocial Effects of Two Interventions, Tai Chi and Spiritual Growth Groups, in Women with Breast Cancer, Sarah M. Rausch

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The Lynks Reader, Anne Marie Reamey

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The Effects of Concerted Cultivation on Academic Achievement, Jeremy Brandon Redford

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Associations Between Attachment Styles, Relational Aggression and Victimization, and Sexual Behavior among Emerging Adults, Jennifer Janette Guyre Reid

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The Role of a Family History of Alcohol or Drug Abuse on PTSD Outcomes Following Community Violence Exposure, Kathryn Reid-Quinones

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Stress and Anxiety in ADHD: Links to sensory over-responsivity, Stacey E. Reynolds

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The Utility of Depression Screening Measures After Traumatic Brain Injury, Amy H. Riddick

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The Effect of Pre-Cure Bracket Movement on the Shear Bond Strength of Metal Brackets, Thomas Luther Roberts IV

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Within and Without, Shane Robert Rocheleau

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I Built This City, Joshua Isaiah Rodenberg

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Exploring the Cardiovascular Response to Anger Imagery and Speech in Vietnam Veterans With and Without Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Jennifer Jane Runnals

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Expression, Purification and Characterization of a Soluble and Active RNAse H from the Hepatitis B Virus, Mario Alejandro Saavedra

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Interactions of mtFabH with its Substrates and Inhibitors Reveal Novel Mechanistic Insights, Sarbjot Singh Sachdeva

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The Role of Sphingosine Kinase 2 in Cell Growth and Apoptosis, Heidi M. Sankala

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Organic Nanostructures and Devices using Electrostatic Processing, Soumayajit Sarkar

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Invisible Green, Amanda Sauer

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Observational Intelligence: An Overview of Computational Actual Entities and their Use as Agents of Artificial Intelligence, Brandon Scot Saunders

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Residual Symptoms after Treatment of Chronic Depression: A Comparison across Treatment Modalities, Katherine L. Schaefer

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The Quantitative Genetics of Neurodevelopment: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Childhood and Adolescence, James Eric Schmitt

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Calcium Mediated Regulation of Ceramide Kinase, Kyle Elizabeth Seedlock

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SRC INHIBITORS POTENTIATE UCN-01-INDUCED APOPTOSIS IN HUMAN MULTIPLE MYELOMA CELLS THROUGH A RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK-DEPENDENT MECHANISM, Rena Ashwin Shah

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Obesity as a Risk Factor for Preeclampsia: Role of Inflammation and the Innate Immune System, Tanvi Jayendra Shah

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Phase II Trials Powered to Detect Activity in Tumor Subsets with Retrospective (or Prospective) Use of Predictive Markers, Grishma S. Sheth

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The Development of a Multi-Directional Wear Apparatus and the Characterization and Correlation of Biomechanical and Biotribological Properties of Bovine Articular Cartilage, Kelly J. Shields

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Knowledge of Hiv/Aids and Women's Status in Decision-Making in India for Women Ages 15-49, Shivani Shodhan

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The Expression of Neutrophil Products, Myeloperoxidase and Matrix Metalloproteinase 8, in Systemic Vasculature of Obese and Preeclamptic Women, Juhi Shukla

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The Development of a Linux and FPGA Based Autopilot System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, William Clifford Sleeman IV

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A Fugitive Sea, Marian Brunn Smith

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SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE'S EFFECT ON NICKEL-TITANIUM ROTARY INSTRUMENTS AND ITS EFFECT ON RESISTANCE TO FRACTURE, Michael Shane Smith

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The Alchemy of the Everyday, Nanda Soderberg

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Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Virginia: The Impact of Insurance Coverage and the Every Woman's Life Screening Program, Kamila Somayaji

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Effects of Isovolemic Hemodilution on Tissue Oxygen Consumption Using a Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier and Human Serum Albumin, Bjorn Kyungsuck Song

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Breadfruit Fantasies, Matthew Steven Spahr

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Signaling By Protease-Activated Receptors in Gastrointestinal Smooth Muscle, Wimolpak Sriwai

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The Effect of Child Characteristics and Environmental Demands on Parenting Across Intact and Divorced Families: An Exploratory View, Jennifer L. Stevenson

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Mechanism of Iron Transport Employed by Neisseria Gonorrhoeae: Contribution of Ferric Binding Protein A, Heather Ruth Strange

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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