Category Archives: 2013

February 18, 2015

Rachel Rosales

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Major and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Faculty Mentor

Freddi Segal-Gidan, Ph.D.

Department

Keck: Neurology

McNair Project
The Perceptions of Dementia among Latinos
Abstract
Symptoms of dementia include an inability to perform activities of daily living, and neuropsychiatric features (Overshott & Burns, 2008). Dementia affects 800,000 people in the UK and 4 million people in America, and thus research in this realm is critical in order to forestall the onset of

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February 18, 2015

Samantha Fousse

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Major and Classification
Biology
Faculty Mentor

Louise A. Rohrbach, Ph.D.

Department

Keck: Institute For Prevention Research

McNair Project
Veterinarian Characteristics Associated with Physician Communication
Abstract
Human and animal health are intricately related through common ailments and zoonotic diseases. However, studies across the United States have identified low communication rates between veterinarians and physicians. The purpose of this study was to examine the character istics that distinguish veterinarians who

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February 18, 2015

Winona Leon

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Major and Classification
English (Creative Writing)
Faculty Mentor

Gale Sinatra, Ph.D.

Department

Rossier: Education

McNair Project
The Stories We Tell:Representation of Identity in Children’s Literature and Curriculum
Abstract
Children’s stories offer multiple perspectives, which can inform students about alternative lifestyles. My study investigates the following question: are minority students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, in under-resourced schools, given the same opportunities to forge connections between themselves and the stories they read? I examine

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February 18, 2015

Bashir Wyatt

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Major and Classification
Health and Humanity
Faculty Mentor

Justin Ichida, Ph.D.

Department

Keck: Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

McNair Project
Using Patient Specific Disease Models to Investigate the Pathological Mechanisms of ALS
Abstract
Since its initial diagnosis, many have brought forth ideas and treatments to combat the symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a condition in which the motor neurons that control movement and muscle

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February 18, 2015

Delphine Sims

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Major and Classification
African American Studies
Faculty Mentor

William Deverell, Ph.D.

Department

History

McNair Project
Structure, Space, and Blackness on Central Ave: 1935-1955
Abstract
The complex identities of Los Angeles African Americans of the WWII era will be explored through the unique structures and spaces on or near Central Ave. The always-evolving Central Ave became a place of social upheaval, uplift, and interaction for Blacks of all classes. Black populations have been

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February 18, 2015

Marco Lopez

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Major and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Faculty Mentor
Alberto Vallejo, Ph.D.
Department
Dornsife: Human Evolution and Biology
McNair Project
Caloric Expenditure Differences between Two Acute Modality Bouts of Resistance Training: Endurance and Hypertrophy
Abstract
Resistance training has yet to be acknowledged in the health and fitness field. This is due in part to the fact that very little research has been done to estimate caloric expenditure during resistance training. Purpose:

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