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Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

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Humanizing Architecture: A Polymorphic Space, Nada Abbara

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Structural Reorganization of the Cisternal Organelle in Neuroinflammatory Disease, Myshak S. Abdi

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Influence of metal sleeves in the accuracy of dental implant placement using guided implant surgery, Coleman Adams

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Straight through my heart, Raul A. Aguilar Canela

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CONTINUAL LEARNING FOR MULTI-LABEL DRIFTING DATA STREAMS USING HOMOGENEOUS ENSEMBLE OF SELF-ADJUSTING NEAREST NEIGHBORS, Gavin Alberghini

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Math Leaders’ Perceptions of Social Justice Pedagogy: Implications for Professional Development on Teaching Mathematics for Climate and Environmental Justice, Angela M. Allen

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Treatment outcome of perforation repair with bio-ceramic based materials: A retrospective study, Lolwa alyahya

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Socio-ecological Predictors of Social Connection Among Older Adults, Georganna Amateau

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Evaluation of DNA Extraction Efficiencies of Promega’s DNA IQ™ Methods and Casework Extraction Kit for Low Template Samples, Emily M. Anderson

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Perovskite Thin Films Annealed in Supercritical fluids for Efficient Solar Cells, Gilbert Annohene

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COGNITIVE DEBIASING INTERVENTION FOR ASSESSMENT OF PROLONGED GRIEF DISORDER, Farah Aslanzadeh, M.S.

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Bayesian Experimental Design For Bayesian Hierarchical Models With Differential Equations For Ecological Applications, Rebecca Atanga

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Quantitative PCR and Sanger Sequencing of Mitochondrial DNA Recovered from Waterlogged Bone, Kailey Babcock

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Wintering Ground, Colin Bailes

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Qualitative and Quantitative Characterization of Epithelial Cell Mixtures Using Hormone Antibody Probes and Flow Cytometry, Luke Baldridge

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Perceived efficacy of extrusion of maxillary lateral incisors with aligners, Mason T. Bates, Bhavna Shroff, Caroline Carrico, Nakysa Kheirandish, and Steven J. Lindauer

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Detrimental role of IRF1 in myeloid cells during Influenza infection, Bianca L. Baum

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BEYOND BLACK OR WHITE: AN EXAMINATION OF INTERSECTIONAL IDENTITIES, BLAME ATTRIBUTION, AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE, Ashlynn D. Bell

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Tender Perception: The Ethics of Existence and Nonliving Objects’ Movement in Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons, Timothy Berge

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Role of P53 Deficient Clonogenic Endothelial Cells in the Pathogenesis Of Pulmonary Hypertension, Aneel Roy Bhagwani

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IL-36g Cytokine Induction in Oral Epithelial Cells Triggered By Treponema denticola and Their Role In Chronic Periodontitis, Christopher Blake

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Amixicile, a novel antimicrobial agent, and its effect on the salivary and subgingival microbiome in rhesus macaque monkeys, Erin E. Block

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Modeling Substance Use and Mental Disorder Comorbidity Using Latent Variable and Network Approaches, Courtney T. Blondino

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Cardiac Arrest and Global Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Role of mitochondria and Cannabinoid Receptor 2 signaling., Jennifer L. Bradley

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Knowledge, Perception, and Clinical Management Strategies of US Pediatric Dentists on Molar Incisor Hypomineralization, Courtney T. Brashier

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Strengthening Mental Health Diagnostic Detection in Integrated Primary Care, Julia Brechbiel

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Fabrication of Metal-Silicon Nanostructures by Reactive Laser Ablation in Liquid, Eric J. Broadhead

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Phenotypic characterization of Table Mountain (Pinus pungens) and pitch pine (Pinus rigida) hybrids along an elevational gradient in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, Alexander L. Brown

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CanalPro EAL Accuracy compared to the Root ZX EAL, Benjamin T. Brown

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Development of an Analytical Method and Sample Preparation Technique for the Analysis of Sulfur-Containing Fentanyl Analogs by UPLCMSMS, and the Application to Forensic Science, Amber D. Budmark

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Owning Our Story: an interior exploration to foster self-reflection, Hannah Bulow

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Survival, Growth, and Characterization of Microbes in E-liquids, Jessica Bunn

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Reclamancipation: A Story of Brilliance, Resilience, and Transilience, Nia A. Campbell

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Pro-Environmental Behaviors Among Black Environmentalists: A Critical Race Perspective, Kimberly S. Compton

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NANOPORE DETECTION of LONG TIME-SCALE SINGLE METALLIC CLUSTER CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES and SURFACE LIGAND EXCHANGE, Bobby D. Cox

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Prolactin Drives a Dynamic STAT5A/HDAC6/HMGN2 Cis-Regulatory Landscape Exploitable in ER+ Breast Cancer, Justin M. Craig

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Difficult Paintings, Hao (Damien) Ding

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Using the Memorial Sloan Kettering Frailty Index to Identify Patients at High Risk for Postoperative Intensive Care Unit Admission, Specialized Advanced Care Unit Admission, and 30-day Readmission, Timothy J. Donoghue

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Navigating Success: First-Generation Pathways to Institutional Integration, Katherine B. Drumm

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Examine Racial Disparities in Adherence to Surveillance Mammography Among Breast Cancer Survivors, Megan C. Edmonds

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The Just Host: Addressing the wage structure problem in the tourism industry, Bill Farley

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Development of Analytical Methods for Analysis of Glycosaminoglycans and Their Mimetics in Human Plasma, Rawan M. Fayyad

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Method Validation of Headspace Gas Chromatography with Dual Flame Ionization Detection for Analysis of Blood Alcohol Concentration and Other Volatile Organic Compounds, Caroline A. Fudala

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STANDARDIZATION OF E-CIGARETTE RESEARCH: ADDRESSING THE ANALYSIS OF TOTAL NICOTINE AND FREE BASE NICOTINE IN E-CIGARETTES, Vinit Gholap

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Validation of a Screening Tool for Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Pilot Study, Julia A. Giardina

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Single Molecule Investigations of Holliday Junction Binding Protein RuvA, Dalton Reed Gibbs

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Augmented Reality in Sport Broadcasting, Chad Goebert

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Hamburger Helper Recipes, John Alex Goss

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Targeting Transferrin Binding Protein A for Vaccine Development in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Ashley Greenawalt

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Patient perspectives on teledentistry and face-to-face doctor interaction during orthodontic treatment, Jackson K. Griffeth D.M.D.; Bhavna Shroff D.D.S., M.Dent.Sc., M.P.A.; Caroline Carrico Ph.D.; and Payton Cook

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The Therapeutic Potential of Glycosaminoglycan Directed Metalloglycomics: Elucidating New Targets and Mechanisms for Polynuclear Platinum Complexes, James D. Hampton

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Radiographic Comparison Using CBCT-PAI and Volumetric Analysis of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Jeremy Hargrove

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Reproducibility and accuracy of the virtual occlusal record, Anne M. Harper

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Virtual Reality Tool for Visualizing the Oral Microbiome, Alexus M. Harris

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"Unite the Left": Contextualizing Bukharin's ABC of Communism and Berkman's ABC of Anarchism, David Hayter

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What Sound Reveals To Our Eyes: The Intersection Between Subconscious Thought and Real Imagery in Experimental Film and Sound Design, Mireille G. Heidbreder

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Water Clarity at the River-Estuary Transition Zone: A Comparative Study of the James, Mattaponi, and Pamunkey Sub-estuaries, Rachel Henderson

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Value of Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire in Referrals for Obstructive Sleep Apnea at VCU Pediatric Dental Clinic, Elizabeth H. Hering

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Symptom Self-Management in Adolescents Following a Concussion, Amanda Hodges

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EVALUATION OF REGIONAL EXTRATHORACIC DEPOSITION OF LOW- AND HIGH-MOMENTUM AEROSOL USING ANATOMICALLY-CORRECT IN VITRO AIRWAY MODELS, Sana Hosseini

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The Rational Synthesis of Lanthanum Manganite Nanomaterials for Magnetic Refrigeration Applications, Caitlin Hunt

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Black Feminist Thought, Interrupted: Dissecting the Voice of Black Feminists in the Blogosphere and their Engagement with Platform Affordances, Dawn G. Johnson

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Fool for Laban: An Adaptive Temporality and Stylized Movement Shepard Piece, Rebecca Johnson

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Charles and the Nature of Intellectually Disabled Characters in Performance, Scott Jones

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Preventing Obesity: A Social Ecological Exploration of Centers for Disease Control Prevention Strategies and Guidance toward Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Communities, Ryan Kelly

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AN EXPLORATION OF TEACHER RESIDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF CULTURE AND THEIR USE OF CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGY, Jodi Larson

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“Insurance Doesn’t Care About the Patient”: An Institutional Ethnography of the Influence of Professional Autonomy on the Provision Care for Medicaid Dental Patients with Disabilities, Stephanie Lau

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SYSTEMATIC STRUCTURE-ACTIVITY RELATIONSHIP STUDIES OF NALFURAFINE, Mengchu Li

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Searching for gold: Using a novel land cover classification to identify multiscale drivers of site occupancy by a flagship species for early-successional habitat conservation, Baron Lin

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The Relationships Between Adolescents’ Future Aspirations and Postsecondary Enrollment: Finite Mixture Models, Chu Yi Lu Qiu

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Information Architecture for a Chemical Modeling Knowledge Graph, Adam R. Luxon

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The Harm in Seeking Care: Assessing the Relationship Between Healthcare Discrimination and Healthcare Avoidance Behaviors in the Past Year and Since the Start of the Coronavirus Pandemic in a Transgender and Gender Independent Sample, Kyle L. Mason

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PowerPlex® Fusion 6C System versus PowerPlex® Fusion 5C: A Comparison of Performance Metrics, Caitlin M. McCaughan

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Creature | Take Me to the World: A Dual-Genre Thesis of Fiction and Nonfiction, Anna-Claire McGrath

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Single-molecule investigation of i-motif folding and dynamics in bioinspired DNA platforms, Anoja Megalathan

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Molecular Basis of Cross-Sensitization in Colonic Inflammation-Induced Somatic Hypersensitivity, Parshva K. Mehta

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Mathematical Modeling of Lung Inflammation: Macrophage Polarization and Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury with Methods for Predicting Outcome, Sarah B. Minucci

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NOVEL ROLES OF YY1 IN ASTROCYTES, Karli A. Mockenhaupt

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Genetics and Alcohol Interventions in Youth, Zoe E. Neale

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Leading in Crooked Rooms: Race, Gender, Culture and Black Women's Leadership Skills and Practices, Portia Newman

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Modulation in NMDA receptor function alleviates safety learning deficit in females who experienced chronic stress during adolescence, Zuby C. Okafor

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The Role of Autophagy and Senescence in the Responses of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy and Radiation, Nipa H. Patel

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The Value of Postoperative Appointments following Full Mouth Dental Rehabilitation under General Anesthesia, Priyanka Patel

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Feeling the Squeeze: The Association between Multigeneration Caregiving and Informal Caregivers’ Health, Christine L. Patterson

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Preclinical Pharmacokinetic Studies of Pterostilbene, and its Human Pharmacokinetic Prediction Using Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling, Palak S. Phansalkar

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UNDERSTANDING PREDICTORS OF TELEMEDICINE ADOPTION BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, Bradford S. Pierce

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First-Year Retention at Virginia Commonwealth University: Understanding Student Departure and the Potential Impact of Academic Advising, Ben Plache

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Effect of Task-Irrelevant Emotional Faces on Attention to a Letter Search Task at High and Low Perceptual Loads, Nina Plotnikov

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Communication at The Center: A Modest Proposal for an Oral Communications Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, BRYANT E. PUGH

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A non-inferiority randomized controlled trial comparing behavioral sleep interventions in women veterans: A secondary analysis of pain outcomes, Scott Ravyts

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Evolving Perspectives: How Research, Age, and a Global Pandemic Alters the Mind's Eye in Costume Design, Audrey Reed

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A Determination of the Aerosolization Efficiency of Drugs of Abuse in a Eutectic Mixture with Nicotine in Electronic Cigarettes, Laerissa Reveil

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Analysis of Ethanol Aerosolized in an Electronic Cigarette by Headspace Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detector (GC-FID) and Particle Size Separation, Erica R. Sales

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In Vitro Evaluation of the Solubility of EndoSequence BC Sealer in Acidic Solutions, Inderpal S. Sappal

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Evaluation of Cell Lysis Techniques for Direct Amplification of Sexual Assault Samples, Sarah Schellhammer

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A Man at Point Zero, Abed Elmajid Shalabi

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Identification and Optimization of miRNA Biomarkers for Body Mass Index (BMI) Estimation in Forensic Samples, Jennifer J. Shealy

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EXAMINING THE EFFECT OF ITEM-WRITING FLAWS ON THE PSYCHOMETRIC PARAMETERS OF PHARMACY THERAPEUTICS EXAMINATIONS, Veronica P. Shuford

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The Effect of Local Anesthesia When Used in Dental Restorative Cases Under General Anesthesia on Control of Intraoperative Physiologic Parameters and Post-Operative Comfort, Kathryn S. Skarda

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Nurse Cognition in Response to Alert Generation During Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA): An Examination of Human Factors, Elizabeth A. Sloss

 
 
 
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