URCAF Abstracts 2015
2015 URCAF Organizing Committee
Co-Chair: Trisha Self, Health Professions
Co-Chair: Douglas Parham, Health Professions
Ramazan Asmatulu, Engineering
Anthony May , Business
Dharam Chopra, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Kimberly Engber, Honors College
Kay Gibson, Education
Kyoung Lee, Liberal Arts & Sciences
William Flynn, Fine Arts
Manon Marcotte, Student Member
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(Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)When the Great Recession hit Wichita, KS it hit hard. Jobs disappeared overnight, unemployment rates rose, and things changed in a bad way for the average Wichita citizen. Since then, however, the city has seen a resurgence ...
(Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)The dangers of texting and driving have become the focal point of driving research in recent years. Most of this research has been directed at examining the dangers distracted drivers present to other motorists. However, ...
Reducing medication administration errors in emergency medical services through the implementation of a verbal verification method (Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)Healthcare reform is a reoccurring issue that is common to legislatures across the country. Policy changes to healthcare affect everyone and in order to better provide for the citizens of the State agreements must be made ...
(Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)An ammonium picket porphyrin that targets bacterial membranes has been prepared and shown to bind to phosphatidylglycerol (PG), a bacterial lipid, when the lipid was in solution, contained within synthetic membrane vesicles, ...
(Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)Prescribed burning is an important tool for the conservation, restoration, and management of prairies, but, how fire impacts seeds in the year of the fire is poorly understood. For example, prairie burns can result in ...
(Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)This research explored sense of place and generational values of an African American cohort from Wichita, Kansas, that experienced the Historic Dunbar Theatre during the 22-years following its opening in 1941. Utilizing ...
(Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)Peripheral artery disease (PAD), characterized by blockages of the arteries to the legs, affects approximately 8 million lives in the United States. This injury includes altered metabolic processes, damaged organelles, and ...
(Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), defined as atherosclerotic blockages of the arteries supplying blood to the lower extremities, becomes more common with age and produces a considerable public health burden. PAD produces a ...
(Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)Visual and motor skills are essential for our daily tasks, including driving and playing sports. Previous research (e.g. Paul et al., 2011) has mainly focused on the relationship between visual functions and performance ...