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2017

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Introduction

Welcome to the 2017 URJ
 
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College of Architecture + Planning

UNDERSTANDING BEGINNING DESIGN EDUCATION: A SURVEY OF CURRENT PRACTICE
Michael Frazier
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School of Business

Jay T Anderson, Elizabeth Tashjian
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Conor Lyne
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Technology Adoption as a Predictive Measure of Financial Performance
Curtis A. Pierce, Robert Dubil
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USING TERM SPREADS TO PREDICT RECESSIONS: A COMPARISON
Travis John Warner, Scott Schaefer
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The Belief That Optimism Improves Performance (China)
Stephanie Lai Ming Yu, Elizabeth R. Tenney
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School for Cultural and Social Transformation

Queer and Trans Students of Color: Survival and Resistance in Predominately White Institutions
Heidi Qin, Dolores Delgado Bernal
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College of Engineering

Sama Alkilani
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Material Property Testing of Carboxymethylated Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Polymer
McKenna Drysdale, Brittany Coats
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The Effect of Immobilized Heparin in Reducing Upstream Platelet-Agonist Interactions
Christopher Thomas Eixenberger, Vladimir Hlady
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RESIDENTIAL PHOTOVOLTAIC AND STORAGE IN UTAH: AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS INTO POLICY AND INFRASTRACTURE
Anthony Fratto-Oyler, Swomitra Mohanty, Christopher Simon
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Dietrich Geisler
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EMPIRICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GROUND EFFECTS FOR QUADCOPTER DRONES
Matthew Givens, Kam Leang
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Christina Cottrell Hyer
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Development of Large Scale Educational Atomic Force Microscopy
Nicholas J. Iacopino
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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF NEAR-FIELD RADIATIVE HEAT TRANSFER
Tae Hoon Kim, Keunhan Park
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Caleb John Parry
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Saleha Rajabali, Adam Ansari
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Naveen Rathi, Bruce Gale
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Development of Antigen Specific ELISPOT Assays for Single Cell Determination of Antibodies Elicited by Different Influenza Vaccines
Estefania Sablan, Susan C Bock
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HIGH TEMPERATURE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE FOR INCREASED DISPATCHABILITY OF SOLAR ENERGY
Jacob Fred Tuttle, Kody Powell
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College of Fine Arts

Darlene Castro
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Christina Jones, Lela Graybill
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College of Health

CORONARY VASCULAR FUNCTION IS IMPROVED IN ISCHEMIC PATIENTS AFTER CONTINIOUS-FLOW LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE (LVAD) IMPLANTATION
Trevor Bonn, John David Symons
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CAN PILATES IMPROVE SELF-EFFICACY IN PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?
Natasha Fett, Andrea White
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Austin Sidwell Gamblin, Hina Garg, Lee Dibble, Eduard Gappmaier
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The Influence of Cognition in Implicit Motor Sequence Performance in Persons with Stroke
Shantae George, Heather A. Hayes
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NASAL ADMINISTRATION OF DIESEL EXHAUST PARTICLES DOES NOT EVOKE DYSFUNCTION OR INITIATE AUTOPHAGY IN MURINE FEMORAL ARTERIES
Matthew Harmon, Jaemin Cho, Joshua B Lewis, Paul R Reynolds, Benjamin Bikman, J. David Symons, Ji-Seok Kim
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Jennifer Ellen Mueller
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EXAMINING MICROAGGRESSIONS TOWARDS ASIAN AMERICAN PHYSICIANS THROUGH QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS
Karl Paulo Garcia Ramirez, Candace Chow
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Quantification of Movement Analysis and Functional Testing in Dancers
Whitney Lee Russell
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ENDOTHELIAL CELL SPECIFIC DELETION OF AUTOPHAGYRELATED GENE 3 DOES NOT DISRUPT ARTERIAL STRUCTURE
Tyler James Bean, Matthew Harmon, Jose Brambila, J David Symons
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SEX AS A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF BIAS IN ADULT JUDGMENTS OF CHILDREN WITH NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER
Alison Shimko, Sean Redmond
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College of Humanties

Modeling and Spatial Analysis of the Grand View Garden from Dream of the Red Chamber
Jonah Benjamin Katz, Margaret Wan
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Fiction Seeps into Reality: Traumatic Media Texts in The Babadook and The Ring
Rachel Maria Davis, Angela Smith
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The Holocaust and Identity in Young Adult Fantasy: Jane Yolen's Briar Rose and Ryan Graudin's Wolf by Wolf
Sally Goodger, Maeera Shreiber
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Christine Elisabeth Kannapel, Katharine Coles
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Medieval Apparitions in Religious and Secular Contexts: the Legend of Theophilus and the Romance of the Rose
Emma Martin, Jerry Root
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Eve Olson
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Joselyn Rodriguez, Jenica Jessen, Sara Ng, Abby Kaplan
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VIEWING PEOPLE AS PROPERTY: SLAVE LIFE INSURANCE AND INDUSTRIALIZATION 1830-1861
Stephanie Shelton, Michelle Wolfe, Noel Voltz
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Adam Whalen
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Weston Grayson Wolff Wood, Leonard Hawes
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School of Medicine

Efficacy of Rapid Diagnostic Tests For Malaria in Children of Rural Ghana
Jonathon Reynolds, Natalie Griswold, Ty Dickerson
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Taylor T Webster, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett
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Harmonization of Sensor Measurement to Support Health Research
Nicole Burnett
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Discovering the Functions of the Human Microbiome
Annwin Chen, Amy M. Barrios
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STUDYING THE ROLE OF RETINOL TRANSPORTER STRA6L IN REGULATION OF IMMUNE GENE EXPRESSION: RELEVANCE IN DEVELOPMENT OF METABOLIC DISEASE
Karlee Sage Chipman, Sihem Boudina
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Henry Doan
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STUDY OF BACTERIOPHAGE EXCLUSION PROTEIN SieA
Alexandra Heitkamp, Sherwood Casjens
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Hearing Loss Induction in Nrf2 Knockout Mice Via Murine Cytomegalovirus Infection
Taelor Scarlet Johnson, Albert H. Park
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IMPACT OF OBESITY AND LEFT ATRIAL FIBROSIS ON ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIAGNOSIS
Brenda Espitia, Gagandeep Kaur, Nassir F. Marrouch
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Platelet-activating factor fails to induce oxidized low-density lipoprotein 1 expression in PMNs isolated from newborn infants.
Sheridan Marie Joseph, Christian Con Yost, Mark Cody
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REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF NEURAL DAMAGE SUSTAINED AFTER A SEVERE HYPOGLYCEMIC INSULT
Trevin Michael, Simon Fisher
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THE ROLE OF MITOFUSIN 2 IN MEGAKARYOCYTES AND PLATELETS
Alexandra Moody, Jesse Rowley
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PROJECTION OF INFORMATION IN VISUAL CORTEX OF MACAQUE MONKEY: BUILDING CIRCUIT DIAGRAMS OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
Anny Pham, Jeffrey Thomas Yarch, Frederick Federer, Alessandra Angelucci
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The Role of Bcl2 Family Members in Synovial Sarcomagensis
Asia Susko, Jared Barrott, Kevin Jones
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DEGREE OF DEGRADED COLLAGEN IN ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA VESSELS IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE RAT MODEL
Jason Chieh Sheng Tey, Yan-Ting Shiu
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The Role of Drp1 Protein on Platelet Half-Life Span and Platelet's Count
Emilia Tugolukova, Jesse Rowley
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ADP Dose Response in Mouse Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurons
Kevin Voll, Alan Light
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College of Mines & Earth Sciences

LOW-FREQUENCY VARIATIONS OF EXTREME STRATOSPHERIC CIRCULATION EVENTS
Sean Heslin
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RECONSTRUCTING THE DEVILS CASTLE ROCK AVALANCHE, ALBION BASIN, UTAH
Patricia Pedersen, Jeffrey Moore
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EVALUATION OF A SIMPLE THEORETICAL EXPRESSION FOR HADLEY CELL WIDTH
Karlie N Rees, Timothy J Garrett
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College of Nursing

The Cost of Responding to Clinical Alarms in the Hospital Environment
Astin Sharee Goff, Alexa Doig
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Disclosing a Down Syndrome Diagnosis: The Who, When, and How of It
Kyle McDougle, Lauren Clark
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College of Pharmacy

Caleb Ham, David Moody
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INVESTIGATION OF CASPASE 1 INHIBITION VIA AU(I) PHOSPHINES
Amelia St Clair, Amy Barrios
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College of Science

Extracting Wavelength Data from a Modified Point Spread Function: A Collection of Monte Carlo Simulations
Timothy Jameson Allen, Jordon Gerton
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Variations in Chemical Abundance Between Planet Hosting and Non-Planet Hosting Stars.
Devan Peter Anderson, Inese Ivans
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Employing the S-Step Conjugate Gradient Method to Solve Sparse Linear Systems in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics
Sabastian Atwood, Carleton DeTar
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Biophysical Characterization of DNA Interactions by the Methyl-CpG Binding Protein ZBTB33 (Kaiso)
Ben Berger, Bethany A. Buck-Koehntop
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BIODIVERSITY ALONG THE WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE OF RED BUTTE CREEK
Hailey Blair, Cagan Sekercioglu
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FARADAY AT HOME: CONTINUING FARADAY FROM THE “U†TO THE YOUTH
Anastasia Borodai
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INTEGRATING SOIL ECOLOGY AND MICROBIAL GENOMICS: DECOMPOSITION OF CANOPY AND FOREST FLOOR SOILS IN A TEMPERATE RAINFOREST
Cody Dangerfield, Nalini Nadkarni, William Brazelton
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The nitrogen content and isotopic composition of urban and riparian soils
Grant Doxey, Diane Pataki
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Colter Watson Dye, Amy Sibul
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Studies on the Spectral Variation of Quasars with Multi-Epoch Analyses
Jamie Christine Dyer
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LAMININS AS A POTENTIAL ENHANCER OF BETA CELLS: PROLIFERATION AND SUBSEQUENT GENE EXPRESSION FOR THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS
Vincent Fu, Anna Gooch
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USING A MOUSE MODEL TO STUDY THE ROLE OF IMMUNE SYSTEM IN TYPE II DIABETES: DELETION OF RETINOL TRANSPORTER IN DENDRITIC CELLS PROTECTS MICE FROM OBESITY INDUCED GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE AND INSULIN RESISTANCE
Lilly Kanishka, Tetyana Forostyan, Sihem Boudina
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SDHB DEFICIENCY IN NEUROBLASTOMA
Scott Khuu, Monique Morrison, Rodney Stewart
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Dpp Signal Regulation Through O-linked Glycosylation
Alexander Kim
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Emily Kirkeby
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Benjamin F. Knowlton
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INSIGNTS INTO MAJOR BASIC PROTEIN FUNCTION FROM EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSIS
Elliot Michael Lee, Matthew Barber, Nels Elde
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Sheng Lin, Jon Rainier
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THE GENETIC BASIS OF SPECIATION IN DROSOPHILA PSEUDOOBSCURA
Lane Mulvey, Nitin Phadnis
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COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION OF QUANTUM MOTION IN SIMPLE AND COMPLEX HYDROGEN CONTAINING COMPLEXES
Jessica Anne Schulze, Ryan Steele
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Mercede P Shaw
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Alexis Lea Wilson
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College of Social & Behavioral Science

Parent Perceptions of Cytomegalovirus
Elizabeth Aviles, Marissa Diener
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Anna Melis Albertsen, Jennifer Follstad Shah, Jennifer H. Watt
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Undocumented Undergraduates in the Utah System of Higher Education
Ciriac Alvarez Valle, Theresa Martinez
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GENDER MINORITIES AND HEALTH CARE INEQUALITY: CONCERNS AT THE PROVIDER-LEVEL
Calli Bennett
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Aaron Cardenas-Paredes, Theresa Martinez
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The effect of physician altruism on patient health outcomes in a signaling game
Maria David, Eric Sjoberg
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Tyson J. Florence, Kelly Funkhouser, Jeanine K. Stefanucci
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Christopher Haisley, Ashley Parker, Christopher Parker, Brian Codding
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Improving Health Outcomes for People Facing Homelessness
Hannah Hendrickson
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EXAMINING DISPROPORTIONATE PROXIMAL IMPACTS OF URANIUM MINING RELATING TO SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS ON THE NAVAJO NATION
Austin Holmes, Brian Codding
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LGBT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN FEDERAL HEALTH POLICY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Catherine Marie Houser
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Audience Tailoring: Implications for Narrative Identity Formation
William Thomas Hynes, Monisha Pasupathi
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EEG Time-Frequency Dynamics Associated with Eye
Mark Lavelle, Matthew Euler
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EL NINO INFLUENCES ON HOLOCENE WOODRAT (NEOTOMA ) ABUNDANCE IN COASTAL BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Roxanne Lebenzon, Jack Broughton
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Michael Edward Navidomskis, Jennifer Follstad Shah
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Jennifer N Nielsen
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ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, LONELINESS AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG ADULTS WITH ASD
Aashild Renee Nilssen, Laura G Holmes, Michael Himle
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Kira Lorraine Norcross, Melissa Schaefer
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VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Cassandra Oliveira
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Preventing Crisis: Identifying and Understanding Causes of Genocide in Unstable States
Arcadia Louise Payne, Marjorie Castle
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AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ETHNO-LINGUISTICS
Dori Peers, Brian Codding
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HEALTH, HEALTH LITERACY AND HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION AMONG MUSLIM WOMEN IN UTAH
Mu Pye, Kai Sin, Akiko Kamimura
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Je uk Ryu, Ansuk Jeong
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Relationship Between College Majors and Self-Esteem in Women
Ashma Shrestha
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Lifestyle issues related to cardiovascular disease among refugees in Utah 
Kai Sin, Akiko Kamimura, Mu Lah Pye
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Mary Elizabeth Stoddard, Akiko Kamimura, Tammy Garfield, Jennifer Tabler, Maziar Nourian, Alla Chernenko, Jeanie Ashby
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WHY MILLENNIALS DON'T VOTE, CONSEQUENCES, AND A COLLEGE CAMPUS SOLUTION
Satin Tashnizi, Tim Chambless
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DEPLOYMENT, RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS AND COMBAT EXPERIENCE AND HOW IT RELATES TO DEPRESSION AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS SYMPTOMS
A Gry Wheaton, Craig J Bryan
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VALIDATING VISUAL-MANUAL DETECTION RESPONSE TASK MEASUREMENTS IN SIMULATED DISTRACTED DRIVING
Mitch David Whitfield, David Strayer
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Savanna Agardy
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College of Social Work

CLINICAL TRIAL OF MINDFULNESS-ORIENTED RECOVERY ENHANCEMENT INTERVENTION FOR PRESCRIPTION OPIOID MIUSE
Martha Mendes, Eric L Garland
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SEX TRAFFICKING IN UTAH: PERCEPTIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS
Christie Morgan, Lindsay Gezinski
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