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

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

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

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

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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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Telomeres, Nutrition and Mortality: Risk Factors for the Rate of Telomere Length Decline and the Associations Between Telomere Length, Nutrition and Mortality, Saruna Ghimire

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Analysis of Bitcoin Cryptocurrency and Its Mining Techniques, Suman Ghimire

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Schools and Crime: An Empirical Analysis of School Safety Measures, Heather Gilmore

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Rural Or Underserved Practice Interest Among Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students. Do Clinical Education Experiences Change Opinions?, Brandon Godin, Trenton Poulson, Mac Neil Moresca, and Tyler Satoshige

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Mozart's "Mezzos": A Comparative Study Between Castrato and Female Roles in Mozart's Operas, Erin Gonzalez

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Equation of State of H2O Ice Using Melt-Recrystallization, Zachary Michael Grande

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Comparison of Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) and ZVI+Sludge for the Removal of High Levels of Hexavalent Chromium and Chlorate from Waters, Kenneth R. Greenhalgh

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Evidence-Based Practice Guide and Workflows: Improving Hospital Throughput and Reducing Emergency Department Overcrowding, Maulah Halley

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Implications of an Iterative Design Experiment in Transcendental and Polynomial Functions Within a Flipped Classroom, Aaron Boyd Harris

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Encyclopedia of My Body, Alice Hastings

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Exploring Preservice Teacher Agency Influencing Power Relationships with Teacher Educators: A Multiple Case Study, Steve Hayden

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Torrente and Manjón: The Visionary-Producers of the Latin Fire Follies, Olivia Hernando

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Numerical Analysis and Fluid Flow Modeling of Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations, Tahj Hill

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Riding My Bike in Paradise with Margaret Fuller: A Phenomenological Study, Nanette Rasband Hilton

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High-Pressure High-Temperature Exploration of Phase Boundaries Using Raman Spectroscopy, Jasmine Kashmir Hinton

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Optimizing Back Squat Performance, Arthur Hockwald

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Illuminating Unsung Americans Sung as a Musical Staple within American Culture, Richard Leon Hodges

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Governance Practices of a Private Non-Profit System of Higher Education, Taylor Hough

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“On the Altar of Sectarianism”: Orson Murray’s Anti-Biblical Thought and the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1833-1863, James Carson Howard

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Florence B. Price's Compositional Style to Song Settings of Paul Laurence Dunbar's Dialect Poetry: A Performance Guide, Daniel Joseph Hunter Jr

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Weighted Composition Operators on a Bergman-type Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space, Ming Huo

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Factors Influencing Community College Students' Persistence in Completing an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Amy Hutchinson

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An Alternative Reading of Feminist Criticism on S. Weir Mitchell, Erika Hylton

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Effects of Ecological Restoration Techniques in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Simone Ka-Voka Jackson

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Physiotherapy is Associated with Improvements in Gait and Balance in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis, Steven Jackson, Elbert Chen, and Jason Phan

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College Student Depression: An Examination of Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity, and Help-Seeking Willingness, Sharon Jalene

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K-Tuple Sampling From Partially Rank-Ordered Sets, Marvin Javier