To asses where each student stands in beginning to meet their General Education Requirementsplacement tests provide academic advisors with the tools to help determine in which courses students should enroll.
Steve Epstein, Sociology Abstract: Since the beginning of the observed AIDS epidemic in the early s, practically every community with a stake in understanding the disease has engaged in speculation, storytelling, rigorous investigation, and controversy about its origins.
In this work, I investigate the history of scientific theorizing about the genesis of HIV, from the time of the discovery of the virus in the mids to the twenty-first-century emergence of an articulated consensus about how it arrived in human beings.
I argue that the central event driving the emergence of a consensus was the publication of a book called The River by British journalist Edward Hooper, which argued that HIV was initially introduced to humans through oral polio vaccination campaigns in the Belgian Congo in the late s.
The topic of concussions has captured the attention of the American public.
Indeed, countless female soccer players have suffered concussions, and growing number of women have had to leave the sport due to these injuries.
Although concussions have become an increasingly common injury, there remains a great deal of uncertainty with regard to their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Mariana Craciun, Sociology Abstract: Following a revision of the FDA broadcast advertising regulations inthe pharmaceutical industry turned its focus to advertising efforts that directly communicated with the patient.
I content analyzed congressional hearings from the s to the late s on the topic of direct-to-consumer advertising DTCAto examine how each of these parties exerted their credibility in the political arena.
One of the most significant shifts in the debate was the decline in concern for the physician as the consumer and a rise in concern for the patient as the consumer. Along with this shift, there was a consistent discussion of what was in the best interest of the patient.
Their engagements in the DTCA debate revealed an enduring connection between public health, science, and regulation. Mark Sheldon, Philosophy; Medical humanities and bioethics Abstract: The purpose of this study is to understand the views of scientists as they relate to the ethics of using animals in research.
To gather the perspectives of scientists on this topic, interviews were conducted with sixteen Northwestern University scientists who have used animals in their research. After presenting various moral frameworks within which one can reason about animal ethics, comments from the interviews were then compared with philosophical arguments made by certain ethicists.
This thesis shows that, not only do different scientists think about animal ethics within different moral frameworks, but scientists also have drastically different ideas pertaining to the nature of morality itself.
In addition, scientists ascribe moral relevance to a vast range of characteristics, and they also self-report many different sources of beliefs when it comes to animal ethics. All in all, this thesis demonstrates the wide array of views held by scientists on the ethics of using animals in research.
While a great deal of literature has examined the impact of electronic medical records EMR on patient-doctor communication, little has discussed the impact on doctor-doctor communication. However, doctors often consult one another on cases and those patients who are under the care of a team of doctors either from the same or different fields are typically those who are the most ill and would benefit from effective communication between their doctors.
This paper explores how EMR shapes physician-surgeon communication about and collaboration on patient care.
Seven surgeons and eleven physicians participated in minute semi-structured interviews concerning if and how they use EMR to refer a patient for surgery and communicate patient information to other healthcare providers pre-operation and postoperation.
This study is not intended to measure the qualitative outcomes of patients, but rather outline the communication of patient information inside and outside the EMR.
Based on the interviews conducted, doctors were found to rely more heavily on communication of patient information outside the EMR due to the widespread perception that EMR is intended to streamline billing rather than document diagnostic impressions or coordinate care.
In response to this, I propose the addition of an annotation mechanism in the EMR to encourage doctors to communicate their thought processes and recommendations for future steps.
Kearsley Stewart Anthropology Abstract: Although Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States, this population has been one of the most poorly understood minorities in terms of qualitative health research—this is in part due to the influence of the 'model minority myth,' which suggests that Asian Americans' health does not need additional attention Kwan and Au, This article describes a research project that implemented the Photovoice method to examine the lives of four Asian American adults living with visually identifiable disabilities.
Specifically, this project aimed to examine the influences on each individual's understanding of disability as well as how these understandings of disability shaped each individual's health perceptions.
The participants, all first generation immigrants from China or Taiwan, each expressed a hybrid model of understanding disability, building upon East Asian conceptions of disability with their cultural and social experiences in America. The results of this project illustrate the importance of personal understandings of disability—as shaped by cultural, religious, and social roots as well as immigration status—as a framework for personal health beliefs.
For participants, the social consequence of functional conditions served to determine personal perceptions of health. Furthermore, the results emphasize the importance of engaging with the disability experiences of minorities with disabilities, especially within the context of the ongoing American Disability Rights Movement.
This article will also comment on the strengths and limitations of Photovoice as an interview method among this research population of Asian American adults with disabilities. Steven Epstein Sociology Abstract: This thesis examines the ways in which women use storytelling to shape their experiences with abortion and address the associated stigma.
The Internet is rife with digital story banks containing user-submitted narratives of abortion.Writers Workshop: Writer Resources. Writing Tips; Grammar Handbook; Citation Styles; ESL Resources; Writing Tips: Thesis Statements.
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All Schreyer Scholars are required to complete an undergraduate honors thesis. This work represents the culmination of a student's honors experience.
Through the thesis, the student demonstrates a command of relevant scholastic work and a personal contribution to that scholarship. The Archive. Academic activities including term projects, undergraduate thesis and research publications of the students of Department of EEE, BUET are archived in this platform, with a vision that sharing of knowledge and experience will help the department grow in excellence.
Santiago Calatrava Valls (born 28 July ) is a Spanish architect, structural design and analyst engineer, sculptor and painter, particularly known for his bridges supported by single leaning pylons, and his railway stations, stadiums, and museums, whose sculptural forms often resemble living organisms.
His best-known works include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Turning Torso tower in Malmö. How to Write a Thesis Statement What is a Thesis Statement? Almost all of us—even if we don’t do it consciously—look early in an essay for a one- or two-sentence condensation of .
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Please contact the department of your major for specific information regarding writing your honors thesis. Digital Collections and Archives maintains a copy of all honors theses that are submitted to the archives.