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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Health-Related Perception and Responsibility Behavior Among Individuals With and Without Chronic Illness, Danielle Dohrmann

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Effects of Class II Correctors and Functional Appliances on the Periodontal Health of the Mandibular Incisors – a Prospective Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Study, David C. Duevel

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Hearing Loss and Hearing Protection Use Among Midwestern Farmers, Josie J. Ehlers

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Determinants of multi-scale patterning in growth plate cartilage, Alek Erickson

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An Evaluation of the Use of a Clinical Research Data Warehouse and I2b2 Infrastructure to Facilitate Replication of Research, Bret Gardner

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Essays on the Patient-Centered Medical Home in the United States Military Health System, Glen N. Gilson

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Validation of a Revised Food Frequency Questionnaire in a Population of Elderly Men and Women With Fragility Fractures and Correlation With Bone Mineral Density and Biochemical Markers, Laura Graeff-Armas

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Attitudes of Sinjari Yezidis in Iraq Regarding the Rape of Yezidi Women and the Babies Born from Rape During the ISIS Genocide, Jordan Greaser

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Overcoming TCF4-Driven BCR Signaling in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Keenan Hartert

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Molecular Mechanism of Early Amyloid Self-Assembly Revealed by Computational Modeling, Mohtadin Hashemi

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Determining the Adoption and Implementation of Nutrition Policies at Food Pantries Across the United States, Meagan Helmick

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Selective Generation of Dopaminergic Precursors From Human Fibroblasts by Direct Lineage Conversion, Miao He

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An Assessment of Preparations Made in the United States for Highly Hazardous Communicable Diseases Following the 2014-2016 Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic, Jocelyn J. Herstein

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The Effect of Dust Mite extract on Esophageal Tight Junctions in Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Kyle Hinz

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Transcriptional regulation of icaADBC by IcaR and TcaR in Staphylococcus epidermidis, Tramy Hoang

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Functional Role of Protein Kinase C Alpha in Endometrial Carcinogenesis, Alice Hsu

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Functional and Mechanical Role of Splice Variant of Mucin4 (MUC4/X) and Trefoil Factors in Pancreatic Cancer Pathogenesis, Rahat Jahan

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MicroRNA expression and disease correlation in a Hispanic Lupus cohort, Thandiwe Jere

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Development of Novel Therapies for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Shrey Kanvinde

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An Evaluation of Deferred Time-Out, Abigail Kennedy

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Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Regulate Mammary Tumor Growth and Metastasis by Modulating Tissue Microenvironments, Saraswoti Khadge

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A Comparison of Function- and Nonfunction-Based Extinction for Inappropriate Mealtime Behavior, Caitlin Kirkwood

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A Multi-Level Assessment of Healthcare Facilities Readiness, Willingness, and Ability to Adopt and Sustain Telehealth Services, Jamie Larson

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The Impact of Physical Activity on Attention Allocation in Normal and Narrow-Based Treadmill Walking, Meng Liu

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Effects of Two High-Frequency Physical Therapy Programs on Balance, Gait, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in People with Multiple Sclerosis, Min Liu

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Developing of Micellar Drug Carriers for the Treatment of Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis, Tong Liu

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The Opposing Roles of GluN2C and GluN2D NMDA Receptor Subunits in Modulating Neuronal Oscillations, Zhihao Mao

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TOWARDS AN IN VITRO MODEL OF TESTING OSTEOBLAST CELLULAR Towards An In Vitro Model of Testing Osteoblast Cellular Function In Contact With Various Surfaces, Raheleh Miralami

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Evaluating and Mitigating the Relapse of Undesirable Caregiver Behavior, Daniel R. Mitteer

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Arid1b and Macf1 in Murine Brain Development and Behavior, Jeffrey Jay Moffat

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Functional Signature Ontology-Based Identification and Validation of Novel Therapeutic Targets and Natural Products for the Treatment of Cancer, Beth Neilsen

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Examining the relationships between school engagement, physical activity, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children using the ecological model, Minh Nguyen

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Elucidating the Roles of Lunatic Fringe in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, Prathamesh Patil

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Teaching Caregivers to Integrate Four Play-Based Instructional Strategies Without Decrements in Child Play and Preference, Maegan Pisman

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Elucidation of the functions of Neuropilin 2 in osteoclasts in promoting prostate cancer bone metastasis., Navatha S. Polavaram

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Alcohol Drives Oxidation-Dependent Desensitization of Airway Cilia Motility Responsiveness, Michael Price

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Role of EPS15 Homology Domain-Containing Protein 4 (EHD4) in the Kidney, Shamma Rahman

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Connexin32: Sorting, Endocytosis and Assembly, Anuttoma Ray

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Increasing Physical Activity to Improve Health Through Primary Care Clinics in Rural Nebraska, Jill Reed

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A Translational Evaluation of Potential Iatrogenic Effects of Single and Combined Contingencies during Functional Analyses of Target Responses, Billie Retzlaff

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Examining Barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents and Young Adults in Nebraska, Marisa Rosen

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Changes in the Transverse Dimension of the Nasomaxillary Complex Following Rapid Palatal Expansion – a Post-Retention, CBCT Evaluation, Allison Schubert

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Use of the Simplified Diet Method to Improve Metabolic Control Among Teens and Adults with Phenylketonuria: a Mixed Methods Approach, Jill Skrabal

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Association Between Systemic Inflammation and Nutritional Compounds in Maternal-Infant Dyads, Jessica N. Snowden

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Regulation of Canonical and Non-Canonical Hippo Pathway Components in Mitosis and Cancer, Seth Stauffer

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Towards the Identification of the Molecular Mechanism Responsible for RPA:RAD52 Complex Formation, Lucas Struble

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Development of Preclinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Relational Database and Interactive Analytical Tool for Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Ahmad Tanwir

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QUANTIFICATION OF LUTEIN + ZEAXANTHIN PRESENCE IN HUMAN PLACENTA AND CORRELATIONS WITH BLOOD LEVELS AND MATERNAL DIETARY INTAKE, Melissa Thoene

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Intra- and Inter-Molecular Signaling in a Cardiac Connexin: Role of Cytoplasmic Domain Dimerization and Phosphorylation, Andrew J. Trease

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Emergent Completion of Multistep Instructions via Joint Control, Megan Vosters

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Mechanisms for the Potassium Sparing Effects of Furosemide in Mice on High Potassium Diets, Bangchen Wang

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Development of Glucocorticoid Prodrug for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis, Xiaobei Wang

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Healthcare Utilization for Behavioral Health Disorders: Policy Implications on Nationwide Readmissions, and Outcomes in the States of Nebraska and New York, Rajvi J. Wani

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Development of Macromolecular Prodrugs for the Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Pain, Laura Weber

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Examining the Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention Aimed at Teaching Critical Thinking to Radiography Students: a Mixed Methods Approach, Tammy Webster

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Modulating Hallmarks of Cholangiocarcinoma, Cody Wehrkamp

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Development of Macromolecular Prodrug Conjugates for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Diseases, Xin Wei

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Properties of Synaptic Transmission from Rods and Cones in The Outer Plexiform Layer of The Vertebrate Retina, Xiangyi Wen

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The Beta-Catenin/MUC1.CT Interaction in Pancreatic Cancer, Edwin Wiest

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T Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity in the MPTP Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease, Rebecca A. Wilshusen

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Pandemic Planning: Estimating Disease Burden of Pandemic Influenza to Guide Preparedness Planning Decisions for Nebraska Medicine, Angelia Wimberly

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Sequence-Specific Extracellular MicroRNAs Activate TLR7, Niming Wu

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Delivery of MicroRNA with CXCR4-Targeted Nanoparticles in Metastatic Cancer Treatment, Ying Xie

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Surveillance, Prevention and Surgical Treatments for Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Kerui Xu

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Polymeric Nanocarriers Delivering Anticancer Agents for the Treatment of Chemoresistant Prostate Cancer and Lung Metastatic Melanoma, Ruinan Yang

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Development of Chloroquine-containing HPMA Copolymers for Drug Delivery, Fei Yu

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Next Generation of Translational Long-Acting Cabotegravir, Tian Zhou

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Delineation of New Mechanisms Of DNA Double Strand Break Repair, Songli Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Metabolic Reprogramming of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Cells in Response to Chronic Low pH Stress, Jaime Abrego

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Organizational Effects of Defeminizing Toxicants: Lessons Learned From an Environmental Sentinel Organism, The Fathead Minnow., Jonathan Ali

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Epidemiologic and Clinical Profiles of Uterine Cancer in the Gharbiah Province of Egypt, Saad Alshahrani

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Molecular mechanisms of C-terminal Eps15 Homology Domain containing (EHD) protein function, Kriti Bahl

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Understanding the Relationship between TGF-Beta and IGF-1R Signaling in Colorectal Cancer, Katie L. Bailey

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Structural violence and gender-based violence in the United States, Sarbinaz Z. Bekmuratova

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The Role of EHD2 in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Tumorigenesis and Progression, Timothy A. Bielecki

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Development of CXCR4 Inhibitors for Topical Treatment of Psoriasis, Suthida Boonsith

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Novel therapeutic approaches for Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN3), Megan Elizabeth Bosch

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Aberrant Glycosylation In Pancreatic Cancer Progression, Seema Chugh

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Perturbing anti-apoptotic proteins to develop novel cancer therapies, Jacob Contreras

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Relationships between Complex Pediatric Health Conditions and the Built, Physical and Social Environments, Brittany Corley

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Tuberculosis Contact Investigation in an Urban Omaha High School, Kyra L. Crepin

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Analysis of Graded Gross Anatomy Dissections and Demonstrations as a Supplemental Educational Tool, Stephanie Leanne Cummings

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Pattern Recognition Receptors, Immune Proteins, and NF-κB Signaling Regulate Behaviors Associated With Aging Phenotypes, Nicholas W. DeKorver

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The effect of mechanical vibration on pain and rate of tooth movement during initial orthodontic alignment, Leslie Ellingson

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Community Benefits Spending by Private Tax-Exempt Hospitals in the U.S., Wael ElRayes

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Evaluation of Real-time Feedback to Train Caregivers to Conduct Early Intensive Behavioral Interventions, Amanda L. Gibson

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Adoption in School-Based Health Centers, Abbey Gregg

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Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records for Population Health Management in U.S. Acute Care Hospitals, Niodita Gupta

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Role of Endothelin Axis in Pancreatic Tumor Microenvironment, Suprit Gupta

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A Translational Evaluation of Renewal of Inappropriate Mealtime Behavior, Vivian Ibañez, Cathleen C. Piazza, and Kathryn M. Peterson

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Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Treatment of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, Matthew A. Ingersoll

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Requirement of EHD Family of Endocytic Recycling Regulators for T-Cell Functions, Fany M. Iseka

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Development of Neurotensin-Based Radiopharmaceuticals For Neurotensin-Receptor-1-Positive Tumors Targeting, Yinnong Jia

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Sex and Sexuality of Breast Cancer Survivors, Aja D. Kneip Pelster

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Nutrition status in hospitalized patients with COPD on non-invasive ventilation, Sara M. Kvien Jensen

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Role of Ezrin in Colorectal Cancer Cell Survival Regulation, Premila Leiphrakpam

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Role of Transforming Growth Factor (TGF) – β Signaling in Craniofacial Development, Malignancies and Regeneration, Jingpeng Liu

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Development of Dual Reconstituted Humanized Mice for Studies of HIV-1 Neuropathogenesis, Weizhe Li

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The Role of YES-Associated Protein 1 in Ovarian Physiology and Pathology, Xiangmin Lv

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Public Health Perspectives on Sexual Health and Family Planning, Molly McCarthy