URCAF Abstracts 2013
2013 URCAF Organizing Committee
Chair: Douglas Parham, Health Professions
Steven Oare, Fine Arts
Masud Chand , Business
Animesh Chakravarthyi , Engineering
Kimberly Engber , Liberal Arts and Sciences
Kyoung Lee, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Kim McDowell, Education
Nicholas Wyant, Libraries
Office of Research Administration, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Health Professions, University Libraries, Emory Lindquist Honors Program
(Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)
(Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)One of the most critical questions for Puerto Ricans today is whether or not to become the 51st state of the United States of America. In a recent interview with Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rican commissioner to the U.S. ...
(Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)Many high schools today employ a conventional model of schooling for students in grades 9-12. This model includes traditional, lecture-style classes that follow a typical schedule of two semesters (four, nine-week terms), ...
(Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) functions to stimulate ovarian follicle development in the ovaries in females, which is essential for oocyte maturation. In males, FSH regulates Sertoli cell function in the testis. Human ...
Maternal perceptions of skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding practices before and after healthcare provider education and implementation initiative (Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)Background Skin-to-skin care (SSC) starting immediately after birth is a new practice being implemented to improve mother-newborn care. SSC correlates with greater initiation, exclusivity, and duration of breastfeeding. ...
(Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)Native grasslands in the Great Plains are threatened by the spread of Sericea (Lespedeza cuneata). Sericea is a non-native legume originating from Asia. Sericea infestations negatively impact the forage value and hay ...
(Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)This performance will feature three movements of J.S. Bach's Violin Partita No 1 in B minor, that the performer has adapted for marimba, an instrument, which has its origins in traditional African and Latin American music. ...
Bio corrsion evalution of organic coatings on magnesium alloys for cardiovascular and orthopedic applications (Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)Biodegradable metals are a novel class of biomaterials which have promising interventions in the current biomedical world. Medical implants such as stents, bone screws and bone plates could be made by biodegradable metals. ...
(Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)Using data on exchange rates, imports and exports, income, and relative price between the US and its major trade partners, I applied regression analysis to determine whether there is a connection between a weakening of the ...
(Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)Interprofessional Education (IPE) occurs when students from two or more professions work together to learn with, from, and about each other’s work. The World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine and academic ...
Growth and differentiation of neuronal cells in injectable collagen hydrogel for neural regeneration (Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)Injury to the central nervous system including brain and spinal cord causes neuron death and demyelination and these tissues have limited intrinsic regenerative capacity. Transplantation of neuronal cells to the lesion of ...