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This thesis has been read by each member of the following graduate committee and by majority vote has been found satisfactory. As chair of the candidate's graduate committee, I have read the thesis of Kathryn D. Bradley in its final form and have found that (1) its format, citations, and bibliographical style are consistent and acceptable and fulfill… (More)
The present study examines the role of positive and negative consequences and peer influence as proximal and contextual variables that influence drinking in college students. Data from a sample of 1482 students who completed the CORE survey in 2006 and 2007 were utilized to test three models predicting the likelihood of alcohol use in the 30 days prior to… (More)
This paper contributes to a growing body of literature on women with endometriosis, a gynecological condition in which tissue similar to the endometrium, or lining of the uterus which is shed during menses, grows elsewhere in the body. Despite a growing understanding of the disease in medical literature, it is still not well known by the general population… (More)
1 ABSTRACT In cultured cells, the adaptor protein SH3PXD2B is capable of recruiting a variety of proteins involved in invadosome assembly and function. It is therefore considered as an essential organizer of invadosomes active in cellular responses that require extracellular matrix degradation. Despite increasing knowledge about its properties and functions… (More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author wishes to express her gratitude to Dr. Frank J. Kobler who was her advisor and for his permission to use the data he had collected.