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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Synthesis and Characterization of Redox Non-Innocent Ligand Supported Transition Metal Complexes, Adriana Marie Lugosan

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Patient Compliance With Weight Bearing Precautions: A Prospective Observational Study, Dimitri Mabarak B.S., Michael Murphy M.D., Mckinzie Arnold, and Hobie Summers M.D

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Oral Immunotherapy in Children with Peanut Allergy and Asthma in Clinical Practice, Adam Z. Magier MS; Sandra Andorf PhD; Crista H. Mills RN; Sandy R. Durrani MD; and Justin T. Schwartz MD, PhD

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Use of Propofol and Dexmedetomidine in Neuro Critical Care: Impact on delirium rate and length of intubation, Anton Makhiboroda; Brenda Swartz, Psy.D.; Rachel Churchill; Murali Rao, MD, DFAPA, FAPM; and Edwin Meresh, MD, MPH, APA

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What Microeconomic Fundamentals Drove Global Oil Prices during 1986–2020?, A. G. Malliaris and Mary Malliaris

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Potential Spread of Great Lakes Invasive Species Under Climate Change, Jack Marte, Victoria Prescott, and Reuben Keller

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The Role of the Co-Chaperone Protein Bcl-2-Associated Athanogene 3 (BAG3) at the Cardiomyocyte Sarcomere, Thomas Gwynn Martin

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Responses to Environmental Change, Lisa Reyes Mason, Susan P. Kemp, Lawrence A. Palinkas, and Amy Krings

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Shape-Based Classification of Partially Observed Curves, With Applications to Anthropology, Gregory J. Matthews, Karthik Bharath, Sebastian Kurtek, Juliet K. Brophy, George K. Thiruvathukal, and Ofer Harel

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Implementation of a Small-Scale Anaerobic Digester, Brooke McDonald, Anna Zachary, and Valentine Geze

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Chicago Alliance For Equity in Computer Science, Steven McGee, Lucia Dettori, Ronald I. Greenberg, Andrew M. Rasmussen, Dale F. Reed, and Don Yanek

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Investigating Which Elements of ECS Teaching Motivate Subsequent Computer Science Course Taking, Steven McGee, Randi McGee-Tekula, Lucia Dettori, Ronald I. Greenberg, John Wachen, and Mark Johnson

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Rethinking Intimacy: Liberation Through Decolonial & Queer World-Making, Michelle Mae Mcguire

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Tweets R Us: Predicting Personality from Language and Emoji Use on Twitter, Maxwell Meckling, Sarah Shoup, D. E. Chan-Tin, and Shelia Kennison

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Who Benefits from Brownfield Cleanup and Gentrification? Evidence from Chicago, Richard Melstrom, Rose Mohammadi, Tania Schusler, and Amy Krings

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Call for an Integrated, Longitudinal Preclinical Electronic Health Record Curriculum, Orr A. Meltzer BS, Teresa Cheng MPH, Erin Rodriguez BA, Claudia R. Keating BS, Ellen G. Kuo BS, Matthew Baker BS, Andrea Maric BS, Laelle Peterson BA, and Adam Z. Magier MS

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Lactobacillus Metabolite-Mediated Induction of Bacteriophage, Taylor Miller-Ensminger

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Book review -The struggles of identity, education, and agency in the lives of undocumented students: The burden of hyperdocumentation, Arli Mohamed

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F Plasmids in Escherichia coli Decrease Permissivity to Coliphage, Cesar Eber Montelongo Hernandez

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A Quantitative Evaluation of the Benefits of Writing Tutoring in First-Year Writing Seminars, Allison Monterastelli

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Investigation of Plasmids Among Clinical Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus haemolyticus Isolates From Egypt, Carine R. Mores, Cesar Montelongo, Catherine Putonti, Alan J. Wolfe, and Alaa Abouelfetouh

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Genomic relatedness and clinical significance of Streptococcus mitis strains isolated from the urogenital tract of sexual partners, Carine R. Mores, Travis K. Price, Birte Wolff, Thomas Halverson, Roberto Limeira, Linda Brubaker, Elizabeth R. Mueller, Catherine Putonti, and Alan J. Wolfe

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Discriminating between jcpyv and bkpyv in urinary virome data sets, Rita Mormando, Alan J. Wolfe, and Catherine Putonti

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Elucidating the Function of an Evolutionarily Conserved Embryonic Splice Variant of Type II Collagen During Vertebrate Development, Hind Mothana and Mayar Azar

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Interspecies variation in hominid gut microbiota controls host gene regulation, Amanda L. Muehlbauer, Allison L. Richards, Adnan Alazizi, Michael B. Burns, Andres Gomez, Jonathan B. Clayton, Klara Petrzelkova, Camilla Cascardo, Justyna Resztak, Xiaoquan Wen, Roger Pique-Regi, Francesca Luca, and Ran Blekhman

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The Utilization and Optimization of Omics Trait Prediction Models Within and Across Diverse Populations, Ashley Mulford

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Simulation of Aquatic Electric Barrier in Chicago Area Waterway System, Turner Mullarkey and Tommy Sisk

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Incision Decisions: Repairing Tegmen Defects Via The Middle Cranial Fossa Approach, James Myall, Miri Kim, Rachyl Shanker, Joseph Frazzetta, Isaac Lee, Matthew L. Kircher, and Anand V. Germanwala

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Approaching Clarity and Reproducibility in Coding and Data Sharing, Aaron Myrold and Yoel E. Stuart

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The Risk of Thromboembolic Events in COVID-19 Patients During the Height of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, Janice Nam BA, Melissa D'Andrea BA, Alexander O'Hara BS, Lindsey Staszewski BS, Jacob Pozin BA, Amy Wozniak MS, Lindsey Korepta MD, and Bernadette Aulivola MD

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Cook County Community Survey, Keyla Navarrete and Juanita Vivas Bastidas

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A Single Center Review of Hypoxemia in Patients Admitted with COVID-19, Jaimie Navid, Annandita Kumar MD, Jayanta Mukherji MD, and Elio Beta MD

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God and Rescuer, Clinton Neptune

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Machine Learning Classifier using Pretreatment Factors to Predict Radiation Pneumonitis following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer, Emily J. Ness BA, Peter Wagstaff BS, Mandeep Kaur PhD, Alexander A. Harris MD, Matthew M. Harkenrider MD, and John C. Roeske PhD

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Neutrino Oscillation, Kiet Anh Nguyen and Zachary T. Long

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Survival of the Fittest in the Long-Term Evolutionary Experiment, Alexa M. Nicholson

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Introducing Antimicrobial Stewardship to the Outpatient Setting, Travis Nielsen, Maressa Santarossa, Beatrice Probst, Laurie L. Labuszewski, Jenna Lopez, Mary C. Barsanti-Sekhar, and Fritzie Albarillo

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Do Guest Worker Programs Give Firms too Much Power?, Peter Norlander

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The Effects of Technological Supervision on Gig Workers: Organizational Control and Motivation of Uber, Taxi, and Limousine Drivers, Peter Norlander, Nenad Jukic, Arup Varma, and Svetlozar Nestorov

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Hemingway, Sartre, and Secularization: Finding Religion Without God, Marcos Antonio Norris

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A Biological and Ethical Comparison of Birth Plans: Literature Review, Lauren Nowakowski, Karolina Magnuszewski, Adriana Mercado, Rocelle Sanguenza, and Taylor Smith

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Stigma and Cervical Cancer Prevention: A Scoping Review, Elizabeth R. Nussbaum MS; Caryn E. Peterson PhD, MS; and Abigail Silva PhD, MPH

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The Effect of Gonadal Steroids Following Repeat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Anxiety-Like Behaviors in Rats, Trevor Nykamp

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Detecting SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro Expression and Activity Using a Polyclonal Antiserum and a Luciferase-Based Biosensor, Amornrat O’Brien, Da-Yuan Chen, Matthew Hackbart, Brianna J. Close, Timothy O'Brien, Mohsan Saeed, and Susan C. Baker

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Stress and Coping in Youth With Spina Bifida: A Brief Longitudinal Study in a Summer Camp Setting, Diana Margaret Ohanian, Tessa Kritikos, Olivia Clark, Kezia C. Shirkey, Meridith Starnes., and Grayson Holmbeck

Emergency Department Nursing Competency for Pediatric Patients with mTBI, Madeline Ohlms and Lindsey Garfield Dr.

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Ethical Health Care in an African Context: Linking Conventional Medicine and Traditional Healing Practices in Igboland, Nigeria., Michael Osondu Okoro

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Transcriptome Prediction Performance Across Machine Learning Models and Diverse Ancestries, Paul Chukwuebuka Okoro, Ryan Schubert, Xiuqing Guo, W. Craig Johnson, Jerome I. Rotter, Ina Hoeschele, Yongmei Liu, Hae Kyung Im, Amy Luke, Lara R. Dugas, and Heather Wheeler

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Private Military and Security Corporations in Civil Conflicts, Paul Robert Olander

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Assessing the Role of the Interaction between Polyamines and Heparan Sulfate in Coxsackievirus B3 Viral Infection, Oreoluwa Omoba

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Foxp3+ Tregs in Peripheral Blood of Healthy Term and Sick Preterm Newborns, Michaela O'Neill MS3, Aleksandra Vuchkovska, Yi Wei Lim, Makio Iwashima, Phillip De Christopher MD/PhD, and Jonathan Muraskas

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Spring Blossoms, Alexandra Elizabeth Ortega

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Diving into the Reality of the Illinois Exodus: What are the Migration Trends in Major United States Cities in 2020 and How Do They Compare to One Another?, Colleen Ann Palmer, Mackenzie Cronin, Johnny Hugdahl, and Grant Bardelli

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Pain, Somatosensory Amplification and Illness Behavior in Fibromyalgia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Prospective Survey, Angelina Palomino, Edwin Meresh, Hewa Artin, Julia Padiyara, Michael Wesolowski, Abid Khurshid, and Murali Rao

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Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Primary Care Physicians Compared with Gastroenterologists, Genevieve Parecki, Ayokunle Abegunde MD, and Amy Wozniak MS

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Social Determinants of Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS) in Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG): Focusing on the Process of Health Care Career Pathways, Jang Ho Park

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An Eco-Theology for Korean American Presbyterian Churches, Yale Park

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Investigation of Gödel-Type Coding of Protein Primary Structures, Ashvi Patel and Daniel J. Graham

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A Meta-Analysis of Variability in Conjunctival Microvascular Hemorheology Metrics, Nisha R. Patel; Stella Duong; and Bruce Gaynes PharmD, OD

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The Ethical Implications of Intersex Surgery, Riddhi Patel, Meghana Mohan, Rohini Maddigunta, Riya Trivedi, and Lauren O'Neil

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Affiliative motivation and trust mitigate negative emotions targeting confronters of racism, Jamie Patrianakos

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The Impact of Affiliative Motivation and Trust on Confrontations of Racism, Jamie Patrianakos

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Atypical Presentation of Transverse Myelitis in the Emergency Department: A Case Report, Clara Pavesi-Krieger; Megan A. Rech PharmD, MS; and Shannon Lovett MD

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Identity Selection and the Social Construction of Birthdays, Brett Pelham, Tracy DeHart, Mitsuru Shimizu, Curtis D. Hardin, H. Anna Han, and William von Hippel

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Stigmatization of in Transit Migration and the Devaluation of Humanitarian Aid Resource Labor, Gabriela Perez Laurent

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Utilization of standardized mannequins to enhance verbalization of clinical exam skills taught via video conferencing, Laelle Peterson; Adam Magier MS; Kavita Krishnan; Puja Brahmbhatt; Gabrielle Schweitzer; Nicolette Codispoti MS, MPH; Nathan Derhammer MD; and Mary Boyle MD

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Cardioprotective Extracellular Vesicles Derived-Micrornas: Sorting Mechanisms and Functions, Anh P. Phan

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Shared Stem Cells in the Zebrafish Caudal Body and Fin, Fred Pickett, Thomas Scott, Maya Roytman, Grace Manske, Joelle Robinson, Shepherd Yancey, Sydni Hall, Adian Keserovic, Emma Loftesnes, Shireen Baig, Max McDonnell, Mirza Baig, and Paula Martin

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Quality of Research Evidence in Education: How Do We Know?, Terri D. Pigott, Charles Tocci, Ann Marie Ryan, and Aaron Galliher

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Identifying a UVB-Induced Death Pathway in Epidermal Keratinocytes and its Role in Inflammation, Hannah Catherine Plunkett

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Novel Off-Label Use of Teprotumumab for the Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Diseases, Yuliya Pomeranets and Bruce Gaynes MD

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Legume and Sesame Oral Food Challenge Outcomes, Jacob J. Pozin, Ashley L. Devonshire MD, Kevin Tom, Melanie Makhija MD, and Anne Marie Singh MD

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Outcomes in Octogenarians Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy at Loyola University Medical Center, Jacob J. Pozin; Alexander S. O'Hara; Sean E. Kisch; M. Alyssa Varsanik; Elizabeth R. Nussbaum; Michael J. Littau; Xuanji Wang MD; L. Mark Knab MD; and Gerard Abood MD, FAC

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Relationships Among Nursing Presence, Openness, and Fatigue in Acute Care Nurses, Barbara Therese Pudelek

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Genome Investigation of Urinary Gardnerella Strains and Their Relationship to Isolates of the Vaginal Microbiota, Catherine Putonti, Krystal Thomas-White, Elias Crum, Evann E. Hilt, Travis K. Price, and Alan J. Wolfe

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A SERENDIPITOUS CASE OF CLASSIC ATTR CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS (OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND), James Qiao and Menhel Kinno

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Savoring: A Significant Mediator Associated with the Efficacy of Mindfulness Based Interventions on Depressive Symptomatology, Asnia Rafiq, Hassan Khan, Ian J. Kahrilas, Andrew Rauch, and Rebecca Silton

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Palliative Care is Underutilized in Malignant Ureteral Obstruction, Farah Rahman, Michael D. Felice, Elizabeth L. Koehne, Nicholas A. Eliott, Hiten D. Patel, and Grace Delos Santos

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Between a stone and a hard place: symptom management prescribing trends in patients undergoing ureteroscopic lithotripsy and stenting, Farah Rahman, Alexander M. Kandabarow, Parth M. Patel, Spencer T. Hart, Eric Chuang, Alek Druck, David Perlman, Jazzmyne Montgomery, Gracelene Wegrzyn, Ahmer V. Farooq, Thomas M. T. Turk, and Kristin G. Baldea

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Increasing Civic Engagement and Health Equity through Voter Registration in Family Medicine Clinics—The ACTION Project, Farah Rahman and Aaron Michelfelder

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Elucidating Regulatory Connections between the Second Messenger Cyclic-Di-GMP with Biofilm and Motility Phenotypes of Vibrio fischeri, Ali Razvi

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Effect of invasive Typha on sediment nutrient composition of Great Lakes coastal wetlands across a water depth gradient, Cassidy Redding

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Cyclobutanone Inhibitor of Cobalt-Functionalized Metallo-γ-Lactonase AiiA with Cyclobutanone Ring Opening in the Active Site, Cory T. Reidl, Romila Mascarenhas, Thahani S. Habeeb Mohammad, Marlon R. Lutz Jr, Pei W. Thomas, Walter Fast, Dali Liu, and Daniel P. Becker Ph.D.

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A Time and Place: Structures of Knowledge at an Archeological Field-Site, Joseph Renow

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Construction and Development of an Autonomous Vehicle for Data Collection Using LIDAR, Daisy Reyes and Spencer Johnston

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Umbilical pilonidal cyst: A rare diagnosis and unique presentation in pediatric patient, Elhaum Rezaii and Nadia K. Qureshi

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Does Impactful Research Tend Towards Disruption or Development? A Quantitative Analysis of the Top Glioblastoma Publications from 1980 to 2014, Elhaum Rezaii, Rachyl M. Shanker, Miri Kim, Douglas E. Anderson, and Vikram C. Prabhu

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Adaptive and Intrinsic Responses of Human Keratinocytes to Ultraviolet Radiation, Casey Richenberger

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Magnetic Induction Wand Design for Novel Penile Prosthesis​, Shannon Roney, Michael Mendoza, and Maya McKenzie

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Moving Beyond Recruitment and Hiring: Including and Actualizing the Voices of Teachers of Color in a Suburban School District, Jennifer Ann Rowe

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Finding the Child: Exploration into Pedagogical Foundations in the Roman Catholic Church, Erica L. Saccucci

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Open-mindedness, Belief Bias and Political Cognition, Samuel Salmeron

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Why Depression is on the Rise Amongst Millennials and Gen Z, Katherine Santucci

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Reevaluating the Substantive Representation of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Americans: A Multiverse Analysis, Joseph Saraceno, Eric Hansen, and Sarah Treul

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Backlash following a confrontation: The impact of relationship, essentialism, and trust, Efrata Sasahulih, Jamie Patrianakos, and Robyn Mallett

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Creating Something Out of Nothing: Enacting Critical Civic Engagement in Urban Classrooms, Jon Schmidt

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We Heard Sometimes Their Earnest Desire to be Free in a Free Country: Enslaved People, Jesuit Masters, and Negotiations for Freedom on American Borderlands, 1823-1930, Kelly Lynn Schmidt

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Dying to Fight: The Individual and Social Processes of the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon, Michael James Schumacher

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Standardized Patients as Teachers: Challenges of Mannequin Use for Clinical Skills in the Remote Environment, Gabrielle Schweitzer; Nicolette Codispoti MS, MPH; Puja Brahmbhatt; Kavita Krishnan; Laelle Peterson; Adam Magier MS; Nathan Derhammer MD; and Mary Boyle MD

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AMMPed Up for Academic Medicine: a structured mentorship program, Gabrielle Schweitzer; Dylan Ross; Nicolette Codispoti MS, MPH; and Trent Reed DO