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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dosage, Mode, and Timing of Acute Care Physical Therapy: A Scoping Review, Brendan Acosta and Bradley Goins

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Patient and Faculty Perceptions on the Feasibilty of a Student-Run Pro-Bono Back School for Uninsured Nevadans with Low Back Pain, Javier Ascanio-Pellon, Sofia Cruz, Lauren Liebert, and Trevor Pacuk

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Brain Volumes and Dual-Task Performance Correlates Among Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis, Jon Basterrechea, Daniel Krist, Caitlin Moreland, and Morgan Wise

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Partnering with the Nevada Physical Therapy Association to Improve PT/PTA Engagement, Rachel Cooklin, Joshua Cooper, and Madison Luna

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Physical Therapy after Amputation in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Quantitative and Qualitative Interview Study, Amanda Ferraro, Jennifer Gorton, Lindsey Horn, and Michaela Kubo

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Reliability of the Lateral Reach Test in People with Unilateral Transfemoral Amputations, Stephen Hill, Samantha Leonard, and Elizabeth Vianey Trujillo

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The Effects of Somatosensory Input on Gait in Individuals Post-Stroke, Victor Hung, Amanda Reilly, Rachel Wood, and Nikita Yuskov

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Comparisons of Patellar Bone Mineral Density Between Individuals with and without Patellofemoral Pain, Chris Khuu, Allina Cummins, and Steven Shepherd

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Fall Prevention Service-Learning Project, Alexis Mansoor, Kendra Morrison, Jeremy Nordfelt, and Cheng Yang Tu

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Association Between Patient Ability in Activities of Daily Living at Hospital Admission and Key Indicators, Stephanie Rosen and Amber Steele

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Patient, Student, and Faculty Perceptions of a Student Led Pro-Bono Education and Treatment Based Back School for Uninsured Nevadans, James Tingey, Daniel Tiano, Rebecca Templeton, and Meagan Duncan

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Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Gait and Balance Post-Stroke, Leonard Ubalde, Jordon Jacklin, Peyton Hobson, and Sara Wright-Avila

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The Effectiveness of Implementing a Collegiate Dance Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Quinn Williams, Kristin Allman, Matthew McArthur, and Ryan Yim

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Neurodynamics under Different Walking Speeds in Individuals with Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, Corey Ackley, Kiley Aki, Joshua Arias, and Jassie Trinh

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Disordered Eating and Body Dysmorphic Concerns in Asian American Women: Sociocultural and Culture-Specific Predictors, Liya Akoury

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Restructuring of the Axon Initial Segment in Mouse Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Rachel Ali Rodriguez

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The Effect of Physical Therapy on Patient Self-Reported Outcomes and Perceptions of Mobility After Lower Extremity Amputations, Gregory Amaya, Rosman Gante, Zachary Meinzer, and Abbas Sadrossadat

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Factors Associated with Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Nevada, Julia Lorraine Anderson

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The Symbolism of Play Behavior in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Kaitlin Andrewjeski

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Does It Mean? Gene Wolfe: Perverse Puzzle Maker, Marc Anthony Aramini

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Virtually Healthy: Using Virtual Ethnography to Survey Healthcare Seeking Practices of Transgender Individuals Online, Rogelio Arenas

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One-Handed Works: Historical Background, Injury Awareness and a Study of Selected Works, Zheni Georgieva Atanasova

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Petrogenesis of Unusual Occurrence of Amphibole Asbestos in Mohave County, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada, Tomoyo Austin

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Microstructural Effects on Photocatalytic Performance in Ag3PO4/Bi2MoO6 Z-Scheme Photocatalyst Systems, Kaleab Mengesha Ayalew

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Analysis of Spheno-Occipital Synchondrosis (SOS) Fusion in a Contemporary Southern Nevada Subadult Hispanic Population Using Archival Cone-Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) Images, Megan Baker

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Classification of Vegetation in Aerial Imagery via Neural Network, Gevand Balayan

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Mojave Desert Ecosystem Recovery: Potency of Biotic and Abiotic Restoration Methods in Low Elevation Plant Communities, Mary Amanda Balogh

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Application of Semi-Hydrophobic Layers to Decrease Bare Soil Evaporation, Jesse Lee Barnes

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A Novel Feature Maps Covariance Minimization Approach for Advancing Convolutional Neural Network Performance, Bikram Basnet

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On Muddy Banks: An Ecoethnography of a River Island Community, Nicholas Baxter

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Trauma and Its Shadow: The History of Flashbacks, David Becker

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Face Affect Perception in Schizophrenia and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Lisa Beckman

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Trade-Offs Between Survival and Reproduction in Starvation-Selected Drosophila Melanogaster, Tammara Beeghly

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Performance Modeling of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Zigzag-Channel Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers, Katrine Birgitte Bennett

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Exploring Transitions Back and into College: Stories of Adult Women, Laura Bennett

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The Experience of Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder During the Transition to Middle School, Hannah M. Berry

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Machine Learning Approach for Prediction of Bone Mineral Density and Fragility Fracture in Osteoporosis, Bibek Bhattarai

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Permutation Flow Shop via Simulated Annealing and NEH, Pooja Bhatt

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Meal Duration: Implications for Restaurant Revenue Management, Dale F. Billings

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Triglyceride Metabolism Following Oral Fat Tolerance Tests of Varying Fat Content in Adults, Nathaniel Glen Bodell

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Eyes on the Street: Los Angeles Police Department Surveillance, Policing, and Crime in Black South Central from William Parker to Rodney King, Stephen Bohigian

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Reconciling Incongruencies: Examining the Meaning and Influencing Factors of Oncology Nurses' Professional Quality of Life, Rebecca Lynne Boni

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Reduced GABAergic Signaling at the Axon Initial Segment Decreases Vigilance State Transitioning, Austin John Boren

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Zirconium Tetrachloride, Fundamental Chemistry and Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Rosendo Borjas Nevarez

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Factors that Influence Nontraditional Adult Learners' Online Course Persistence: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study, Millicent D. Braxton

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Dental Age Estimation of a Southern Nevada Hispanic Non-Adult Population Employing the London Atlas to Evaluate Archival Orthodontic Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Images, Haley Buchanan

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Large Group Video Modeling: Increasing Social Interactions in an Inclusive Head Start Classroom, Jennifer Margaret Buchter

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A Retrospective Survey of Exercise Habits in Low-Income Female Senior Citizens, Kelly L. Bumgarner

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Email is Alive: How to Communicate with Graduate College Students, Valarie C. Burke

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Floating Head Touching Earth, Carrieann Cahall

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Storing IOT Data Securely in a Private Ethereum Blockchain, Vinay Kumar Calastry Ramesh

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State Law and Child Welfare Policy Role in Nonparental Family Composition, Laura Alison Caliendo

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Determinants of Disparities in the Colorectal Cancer Burden, Karen Elizabeth Callahan

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My Voice Matters: A Telling Case Study of Student Voice in Institutional Governance, Eboni Monique Caridine

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Pentecostal Churches: A Multiple Case Study of Education and Youth Women and Leadership, Derric A. Carter

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Implementation of an Asthma Action Plan in a Pediatric Outpatient Clinic, Noelle Cerdan

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On Improving Performance of the Binary Logistic Regression Classifier, Michael Chang

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Contributions to MCMC Methods in Constrained Domains with Applications to Neuroimaging, Sharang Chaudhry

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Arbitrary High Order Finite Difference Methods with Applications to Wave Propagation Modeled by Maxwell's Equations, Min Chen

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Identifying Risk Factors for Youth Hospitalization in Crisis Settings: A Classification and Regression Tree Analysis, Yen-Ling Chen

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Sit Crooked and Talk Straight(ish): Exploring Dialectical Tensions in the My Favorite Murder Fandom, Claudia Gricel Chiang-Lopez

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Machine Learning Prediction of Primary Tissue Origin of Cancer from Gene Expression Read Counts, Lohitha Chintham Reddy

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Optimization of Motor Performance, Lee-Kuen Chua

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The Effects of Bone Morphogenic Protein 2 on the Viability and Proliferation of Dental Pulp Stem Cell Isolates, Joseph Cinelli

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ProcessJ: The JVMCSP Code Generator, Oswaldo Benjamin Cisneros Merino

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Blanche DuBois: A Woman's Journey from Belle Reve through Tarantula Arms to The Elysian Fields, Raluca Daniela Comanelea

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Early Contractional History of the Funeral Mountains and its Influence on the Formation of the Funeral Mountains Metamorphic Core Complex, Death Valley, CA, Taylor Douglas Craig

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The Search For Home: An Analysis of American-Socialized Filipino American Identity in Literature, Julianna Marie Crame

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Lumbopelvic Muscle Performance and Morphology Differences: Implications for Low Back Pain in Individuals with Unilateral Above-The-Knee Amputation, Melissa Damele, Rachel Gross, and Ronauldo Robina

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Managing IOT Data on Hyperledger Blockchain, Akhil David

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Uncovering the Women in Ocean’s Eight: Understanding the Trends of the Women’s Movement with the Portrayals of Women in Film, Elyssa Michelle Day

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The Development of a Viscoelastic Ellipsoidal Model for use in Measuring Plantar Tissue Material Properties during Walking, Jessica Lee DeBerardinis

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Assessing the Long-Term Effects of a Cultural Immersion Experience on Nursing Practice, Karen H. de la Cruz

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Effects Associated with the Deployment of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: Insights from Las Vegas, NV, Sarah Dennis

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An Analysis of Teacher Training Concerning the Identification of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brittany Jo Desnoyer

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Landscape Scale: Inter- and Intraspecific Variation in Plant Interactions along a Stress Gradient in the Sheep Range of Nevada, Jordan Dowell

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Modulation of Corticospinal Excitability Using Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Improve Walking in Individuals with Chronic Post Stroke Hemiparesis, Neil Drobitch, Kylie Henry, Sage Lyons, and James Schomig

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Characterizing Compact Game Trees, Andrew Dubose

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Building a Music Festival: Understanding Media Industry Lore, Madeline Edgmon

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Investigating Sources of Selenium in Shallow Groundwater in the Las Vegas Valley, Sahar Ehsani

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Treatment of Perchlorate and Multiple Oxyanions: Chemical and Biological Investigations, Mark Elkouz

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External Voting in Developing Countries: Strategic Bargaining and the Role of Remittances, Hafthor Erlingsson

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Ethnic Power Dominance in a Resource-Rich Sub Saharan African State: An Analysis of Violent Conflict Accelerators and the Mitigating Influence of Civil Society in Nigeria, Victor O. Fakoya

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Galena Creek Bridge Structural Health Monitoring Instrumentation and Modeling, Leopold Falkensammer

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Numerical Study of Spacer Grid Geometry in a 5 X 5 Nuclear Fuel Rod Bundle, Wan Chuan Fan

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Using Positive Self-Talk and Goal-Oriented Thinking to Improve Behavioral Outcomes for Students with Learning Disabilities, Danielle M. Feeney

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The Effects of Sex Role Stereotype Endorsement and Work-Family Conflict on Emerging Adult Aspirations, Andrea Fink-Armold

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Improving OCR Post Processing with Machine Learning Tools, Jorge Ramon Fonseca Cacho

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The Effects of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor on the Characteristics of Pluripotent Dental Pulp Stem Cells, Cale Forgues

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Public Exposure to Outdoor Bioaerosols in Particulate Matter in Las Vegas: Daily and Seasonal Variations, Karey Renee Fortier

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Infection Control: The Nurse's Responsibility, Marisa Francis

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Applied Symmetry for Crystal Structure Prediction, Scott William Fredericks

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Super Rapid Crystal Growth and Quench of Monoclinic Bi-II* During Dynamic Compression, Zachary Allen Fussell

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The Retrospective Analysis of Radionuclides in Banded Coral from the Bikini Atoll, Athena Marie Gallardo

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Machine Learning Classification of Primary Tissue Origin of Cancer from DNA Methylation Markers, Sravani Gannavarapu Surya Naga

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Empirical Justification for Supportive Other Involvement in Collegiate Athletes’ Mental Health Intervention, Elena Gavrilova

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A Controlled Examination of Motivational Strategies: Reviewing Positive Consequences for Goal Achievement, Negative Consequences for Undesired Behavior, and a Relaxation Exercise, Yulia Gavrilova

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Community Exposure to Particulate Matter and Its Impact for Students and Residents Near a Construction Asphalt Plant: A Case Study, Aman Gebremariam Gebreselassie

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Mojave Desert Plant Community Long-Term Response to Disturbance, Dominic M. Gentilcore

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Examining the Effectiveness of a 4D Schedule and a Virtual Reality Model on a Modular Project: UNLV Solar Decathlon Case, Rajarshi Ghimire