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UTILIZING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MOUSE MODELS OF PANCREATIC CANCER: EVALUATING THE ROLE OF CATHEPSIN B AND THE EFFICACY OF FARNESYL THIOSALICYLIC ACID, Aarthi Gopinathan

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On Educational Outcomes in an Urban School District, Michael A. Gottfried

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Opacity and Transparency in Phonological Change, Jonathan Gress-Wright

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Language, Education, and Empowerment: Voices of Kumauni Young Women in Multilingual India, Cynthia Groff

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VITAMIN A METABOLISM AND COMMENSAL STIMULATION IN THE PROMOTION OF MUCOSAL IMMUNITY, Jason A. Hall

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THE EFFECT OF ETFS ON STOCK LIQUIDITY, Sophia J. W. Hamm

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FAN-SHAPED BRACKET SETS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN RELIGIOUS TIMBER ARCHITECTURE OF SHANXI PROVINCE, Alexandra Harrer

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BEYOND PARENT MANAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS IN PHILADELPHIA'S HIGH SCHOOL "CHOICE" PROCESS, Clarisse Haxton

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Jamming Phase Diagram, Effective Temperature, and Heterogeneous Dynamics of Model Glass-Forming Liquids, Thomas K. Haxton

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INSIGHTS INTO THE CYTOTOXIC POTENTIAL OF HUMAN CD8+ T CELLS: IMPLICATIONS FOR VIROLOGIC CONTROL OF HIV, Adam R. Hersperger

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Energy Efficient Load Latency Tolerance: Single-Thread Performance For The Multi-Core Era, Andrew D. Hilton

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HYDROGEN RELEASE FROM AMMONIA BORANE, Daniel W. Himmelberger

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Bankruptcy and Transaction Costs in General Financial Models, Matthew Hoelle

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DECONVOLUTING THE ENGINEERING AND ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLEX III ACTIVITY, Sarah C. Hokanson

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Exploring the Relationship between Middle School Children’s Body Mass Index and the Home Food Environment within the Contextual Process of Food Choice, Joanna E. Holsten

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Towards a Socio-Cultural Model of Food Cravings: Evidence from the Case of Perimenstrual Chocolate Craving, Julia M. Hormes

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Essays in Financial Econometrics, Jian Hua

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ENHANCING MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL CHONDROGENESIS FOR CARTILAGE TISSUE ENGINEERING, Alice H. Huang

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HIV IMMUNOPATHOGENESIS: INHIBITION OF CD4+ T CELL ACTIVATION, Haitao Hu

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TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN: INCIDENT PATTERNS, TERRORISTS’ CHARACTERISTICS, AND THE IMPACT OF TERRORIST ARRESTS ON TERRORISM, Syed Ejaz Hussain

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ADENOVIRUS SPECIFIC T-CELL RESPONSES IN HUMANS FOLLOWING NATURAL INFECTION AND VACCINATION, Natalie A. Hutnick

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Acellular and Radically Polymerized Biodegradable Materials to Control Tissue Interactions After Myocardial Infarction, Jamie l. Ifkovits

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Hysterographies: Writings on Women's Reproductive Body Image in Contemporary French Fiction, Jessica R. Jensen

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HIGH-THROUGHPUT ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS OF CLASS II MHC/PEPTIDE BINDING BY YEAST CO-DISPLAY, Wei Jiang

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Landscapes of Achaemenid Paphlagonia, Peri Johnson

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Regulation of CD8+ T cell responses to Toxoplasma gondii, Kimberly A. Jordan

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DYNAMIC LABOR SUPPLY AND SAVING INCENTIVES UNDER A PRIVATIZED PENSION SYSTEM: EVIDENCE FROM CHILE, Clement Joubert

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INVESTOR OVERLAP AND DIFFUSION OF DISCLOSURE PRACTICES, Michael J. Jung

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ESSAYS IN FAVOR-TRADING, Simo J. Kalla

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Evaluating the Use of Engineered Nervous Tissue Constructs in the Repair of Peripheral Nerve Lesions and Amputations, Niranjan Kameswaran

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The Influence of CEO Decision-making and Corporate Strategy on Corporate Social Performance, Jingoo Kang

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MULTISCALE MODELING AND SIMULATIONS OF DEFECT CLUSTERS IN CRYSTALLINE SILICON, Sumeet S. Kapur

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Speaking for Americans: Modernist Voices and Political Representation, 1910-1940, Sarah Kerman

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Search for the Production of the Standard Model Z Boson in Association with W Boson In Proton Anti-Proton Collisions at 1.96 TeV Center of Mass Energy, Justin Keung

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UNDERSTANDING ANTICIPATORY TIME PERCEPTION IN CONSUMERS’ TIME-RELATED DECISIONS, B. Kyu Kim

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Medicaid Crowd-Out of Long-Term Care Insurance with Endogenous Medicaid Enrollment, Geena Kim

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Fatty Acid Metabolism Mediated by 12/15-Lipoxygenase is a Novel Regulator of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function and Myelopoiesis, Michelle Kinder

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Tribochemical Studies of Hard Carbon Films as a Function of Load and Environment, Andrew R. Konicek

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ESSAYS IN ESTIMATION OF DYNAMIC STOCHASTIC GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM MODELS, Maxym Kryshko

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Using Structural Bioinformatics to Model and Design Membrane Proteins, Dan Kulp

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Till Death Do Us Part or the Lease Runs Out: A Reassessment of Cohabitation and Marriage in the United States, Arielle T. Kuperberg

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The Role of Akt2 in Hepatic Lipid Metabolism, Karla F. Leavens

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POLYMERSOMES: MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TOOLS FOR IN VIVO CANCER THERANOSTIC APPLICATIONS, Dalia H. Levine

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The Community Context of Animal and Human Maltreatment: Is there a Relationship between Animal Maltreatment and Human Maltreatment: Does Neighborhood Context Matter?, Jodi Levinthal

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Keeping Children Healthy - How the Effects of Normative Messages on Parent Intentions vary with Social Normative Beliefs and Personality, Nehama Lewis-Persky

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An Overview of the Geometry and Combinatorics of the Macdonald Polynomial and q-t Catalan Number, Tian Liang

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A NEW APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF QUINONE ELECTROCHEMISTRY, Bruce R. Lichtenstein

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Attention in the brain under conditions of sub-optimal alertness: neurobiological effects and individual differences, Julian Lim

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Activation of the Integrated Stress Response in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder, Kathryn A. Lindl

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Essays on International Finance and Risk Sharing, Edith X. Liu

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The role of the exocyst in exocytosis and cell migration, Jianglan Liu

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A MICROFABRICATION APPROACH TO MULTICELLULAR MECHANICS, Zhijun Liu

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STATISTICAL MODELING OF DATA FROM SMOKING CESSATION CLINICAL TRIALS, Yimei Li

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REGULATION OF CCR5 USE ON PRIMARY CD4+ LYMPHOCYTES BY R5X4 HIV-1, Lamorris M. Loftin

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Profiles of Large Combinatorial Structures, Michael T. Lugo

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The Significance of Interactions: Understanding Gender, Ethnicity/race, and Socioeconomic Status as Related to the Likelihood of Bachelor’s Degree Completion, Valerie Cyrina Lundy

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Cash-Flow Risks, Financial Leverage and the Cross Section of Equity Returns, Marcelo V. Maia

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The tumor suppressor protein p53 and the antagonizing oncoprotein E6 from human papillomavirus type 16, Kimberly A. Malecka

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Microfluidic Focal Injury Models of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Sean F. Maloney

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Field Effect and Magnetically Induced Capacitive Tuning in Hole Doped La1-xSrxMnO3, Zsolt Marton

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STRUCTURAL, BIOCHEMICAL, AND CELL BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF RAB7 MUTANTS THAT CAUSE PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, Brett A. McCray

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Machine Learning Methods with Time Series Dependence, Blakeley B. McShane

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Essays on the Macroeconomics of Incomplete Information, Leonardo Melosi

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EVALUATING RISKS FROM ANTIBACTERIAL MEDICATION THERAPY, Sharon B. Meropol

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THE PHYSICS OF MEMBRANE EMULSIFICATION AND APPLICATIONS FOR CONTROLLED DRUG DELIVERY, Robert F. Meyer

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ESSAYS IN DYNAMIC CORPORATE FINANCE, Michael Michaux

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Mechanisms of Astrocytic Calcium Wave Propagation and In Vitro Hippocampal Cell Death Are Determined By The Magnitude Of Mechanical Injury, William Miller

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Affective Consequences of Sleep Deprivation, Jared D. Minkel

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Dark Matter Halo Mergers and Quasars, Jorge Moreno

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Enhanced High-Resolution Imaging through Multiple-Frequency Coarray Augmentation, Jeannie L. Moulton

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MOLECULAR AND STRUCTURAL INSIGHTS INTO NUCLEAR HORMONE RECEPTOR REPRESSION MEDIATED BY THE COREPRESSOR NCOR, Caroline A. Murphy

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Shape Representation in Primate Visual Area 4 and Inferotemporal Cortex, Thomas M. Murphy

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Youth and Status in Tamil Nadu, India, Constantine V. Nakassis

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Native Functions of the Androgen Receptor are Essential to Pathogenesis in a Drosophila Model of Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy, Natalia B. Nedelsky

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INTEGRATING THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR MULTI-SCALE TISSUE ENGINEERING OF THE ANNULUS FIBROSUS OF THE INTERVERTEBRAL DISC, Nandan L. Nerurkar

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The Science of Error: Mesmerism and American Fiction, 1784-1890, Emily Ogden

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THE EFFECT OF T CELL RECEPTOR SPECIFICITY ON CD4+CD25+ REGULATORY T CELL FUNCTION IN AN AUTOIMMUNE SETTING, Soyoung Oh

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MANAGING CATASTROPHIC RISK BY ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER INSTRUMENTS, Chieh Ou Yang

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INTERPLAY OF EXTRINSIC AND INTRINSIC CUES IN CELL-FATE DECISIONS, Santhosh Palani

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THAP10 AND THAP11 AS TRANSCRIPTIONAL REPRESSORS IN DNA DAMAGE AND COLON CANCER PROGRESSION, James B. Parker

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"We're in Charge of What We're Saying, What We Discuss, What We Want to Read": A Qualitative Inquiry into Adolescent Girls' After-School Book Clubs, Jie Y. Park

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FISCAL POLICY, DEFAULT AND EMERGING MARKET BUSINESS CYCLES, Omer K. Parmaksiz

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THE ROLE OF ALTERED LOADING IN PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN THE LONG HEAD OF THE BICEPS TENDON FOLLOWING ROTATOR CUFF TEARS IN A RAT MODEL, Cathryn D. Peltz

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INCOMPLETE INFORMATION AND ROBUSTNESS IN STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTS, Antonio Penta

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BUILDING BRIDGES TO PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL WELL-BEING: A POPULATION-BASED STUDY OF THE IMPACT AND TIMING OF OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT, CHILD MALTREATMENT & HOMELESSNESS, Staci M. Perlman

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On the Random Cluster Model, Neil Peterman

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PROBABILISTIC PROTEIN DESIGN, COMPARATIVE MODELING, AND THE STRUCTURE OF A MULTIDOMAIN P53 OLIGOMER BOUND TO DNA, Thomas John Petty II

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Naturbeziehung und Ökologie im Werk von Ernst Kreuder, Alexander E. Pichugin

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Evaluating Preschoolers’ Comprehension of Educational Television: The Role of Viewer Characteristics, Stimuli Features, and Contextual Expectations, Jessica T. Piotrowski

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Essays in Sovereign Credit Risk, Thomas J. Plank

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Essays in Information Economics, Jonathan T. Pogach

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The Content of Instruction under Standards-Based Reform, Morgan S. Polikoff

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UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVING PLATELET-DELIVERED FACTOR (F) VIII HEMOSTATIC EFFICACY IN HEMOPHILIA A MICE, Teshell Kimoy Ponteen Greene

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Looking Through the Lens of Individual Differences: Relationships Between Personality, Cognitive Control, Language Processing, and Genes, Ranjani Prabhakaran

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THE DEMAND FOR PREVENTIVE ACTIVITIES AMONG OLDER ADULTS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH MEDICARE EXPENDITURES, Andrea Puig de la Parra

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MEASURES OF THE DYNAMICS OF G PROTEIN INTERACTION WITH THE RIBOSOME WITH APPLICATIONS TO ANTIBIOTIC SCREENING, Haiou Qin

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Children's Sensitivity to Pitch Variation in Language, Carolyn Quam

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Linear and Nonlinear Auditory Response Properties Of Interneurons In A High Order Avian Vocal Motor Nucleus During Wakefulness, Jonathan N. Raksin

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COMMUNICATING CANCER PREVENTION INFORMATION TO U.S. LATINOS: THE MODERATING ROLE OF ACCULTURATION, A Susana Ramirez

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Studies of DJ-1, parkin and alpha-synuclein give insights into plausible mechanisms for Parkinson's disease pathogenesis., Chenere P. Ramsey