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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Monstrous Feelings: Bisexuals, Vampires, & Ghosts, Oh My!, Jordan Lolmaugh

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Preface, Cristina Lombardi-Diop

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IL-27 Signaling in the Maintenance of Intestinal Barrier Following Ethanol Intoxication and Burn Injury, Marisa Luck

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Predicting Decision-Making in Relation to Health-Risk Behavior in College Freshmen, Anne B. Luckose PhD, Barbara Velsor-Friedrich PhD, James Garbarino PhD, and Sue Penckofer PhD

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

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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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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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Ocean of Suffering, Ocean of Compassion: Person, Environment, Self, and World in Social Work and Zen Buddhism, Siddhesh Mukerji

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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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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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How the Past of Outsourcing and Offshoring is the Future of Post-Pandemic Remote Work: A Typology, a Model, and a Review*, Peter Norlander and Chris Erickson

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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Enhancing the Effectiveness of a Nurse-Driven Indwelling Urinary Catheter Removal Protocol through the Implementation of a Decision Support Initiative, Lisa Reif and Lisa Ann Reif

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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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Early Life Adversity is Associated with Differential MiRNA Expression in Older African American Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Karen Saban, Michael Zilliox, Dina Tell, Herbert Mathews, and Linda W. Janusek

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

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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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Nurses' Perceived Causes of Medication Administration Errors, Ginger Schroers, Jennifer Gunberg Ross, and Helene Moriarty

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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

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The Umbrella Sensor Package, Jack Segal, Hannah White, and Franklin Jakubow

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A Comparison of HIV-Related Experienced Stigma by Racial and Ethnic Identity, Matthew Semler; Laura Pax; Jessica Shore PhD, RN; Craig Morey BSN, RN; Elizabeth Gawne NP, MS, BSN, RN; and Nina Clark MD

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Peripheral Artery Disease Outcomes in Renal Transplant Patients, Avital Simone and Michael Soult

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Cardiac Rehabilitation: Impact on Psycho-behavioral Symptoms, Inflammation, Cardiac Health, and Quality of Life, Deborah Sindewald, Dina Tell, Herbert Mathews, Karen Saban, and Linda W. Janusek

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Stress Reduction Interventions for Families with Preterm Infants Post NICU Discharge, Anamika Singh and Thao Griffith

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Leadership in Early Childhood Education: How Head-Start Directors Influence Quality, Joanna Skourletos and Luz Torres

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The use of levetiracetam for seizure prophylaxis in the ICU: Impact on length of intubation, ICU stays, and neurocognitive outcomes during acute Traumatic Brain Injury, Caitlin Nicole Smith, Edwin Meresh MD, Brenda Swartz PhD, and Murali Rao MD

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Treatment Resistant Depression Revisited: A Glimmer of Hope?, Emilie Sohl, Angelos Halaris MD PhD, and Elizabeth Whitham MD

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Clarifying Coaching: A Mixed Methods Analysis of a Math Content-Focused Model and Its Impact on Teachers' Practice, Content Knowledge, and Dispositions, Lauren A. Solarski

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Impact of Virtual Suture Workshop for High School Students, Mark Solinski, Amanda Bjornstad, Kylie Carlson, and Liana Gefter

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Impact of COVID-19 Vaccine Curriculum on High School Students, Mark Solinski, Kylie Carlson, Amanda Bjornstad, and Liana Gefter

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Effect of Peer Mentoring on Undergraduate Pre-Medical Students, Mark Solinski; Yuliya Pomeranets; Megan High; Lindsey Staszewski; Payton Whiston; Geoffrey Chen; and Gregory Gruener MD, MBA, MHPE

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Bridge to M4: development of an innovative residency application preparation curriculum, Elizabeth Southworth MD; Nicolette Codispoti MS, MPH; Scott Graziano MD, MS; and Gregory Gruener MD, MBA, MHPE