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Friday, March 27
 

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[VIRTUAL] "Jim Carolina": North Carolina's Civil Rights Movement
Jim Carolina reviews the struggles of racial political parties, racial violence, and segregated institutions that created oppression towards black North Carolinians. This paper is divided into two parts. The first part focused on mid-nineteenth century North Carolina that included documents that were related to the Constitutional Convention of 1868 and the Wilmington Race Riot. The second part focused on the mid-twentieth century of North Carolina with events such as the Greensboro Sit-ins and SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). This paper concludes how North Carolina's Jim Crow laws impacted black North Carolinians to fight for their liberties and universal suffrage through protesting towards the state's government.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] A Community-Based Investigation of Vaccine Perceptions and Hesitancy Within a Rural Community in North Carolina
Immunizations are one of the most effective methods in reducing morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs associated with infectious diseases. Despite these benefits, recent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases have been associated with an increase in vaccine hesitancy—one of the top ten threats to global health (WHO). In this study, we identified factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy among a rural population. Our results indicate that the highest levels of vaccine hesitancy center around the issue of confidence—a lack of trust in the safety and efficacy of vaccines, the health system that administers vaccines, and the motivations behind immunization policies.

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avatar for Meghan Nunnally

Meghan Nunnally

Class of 2024 Student, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] A Physical Model Overlay of Wild Type Influenza Virus A Neuraminidase and the His274Tyr Mutant Reveals the Basis of Drug Resistance and Catalysis
Virulent forms of flu have previously caused high levels of mortality globally. To prevent future pandemics, an arsenal of drugs has been stockpiled, but drug-resistance threatens our preparedness. Neuraminidase is a key drug target because it enables influenza virus’ infection. We designed physical models based on overlaid crystal structures of the wild type and His274Tyr neuraminidase mutant to visualize the shift in Glu276 (that inhibits binding to the drug, Tamiflu, but not Relenza) and displayed catalytic residues to demonstrate continued inhibition by Relenza. To best design drugs that are impervious to resistance, innovative approaches based on structural analyses are promising.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] A Solution for the Stranger: Xenophobia and Nationalism in Shakespeare's Venetian Plays
“How should the country handle immigrants?” proves a question not constricted to today or the United States but one with which sixteenth century England and Shakespeare wrestled. Through two of his Venetian plays, Shakespeare transports his audience to a cosmopolitan world of mythical diversity and seeks to advise England on its growing immigrant population. This paper argues that Shakespeare's Venetian Plays, Othello and The Merchant of Venice, work to combat xenophobia by offering a sympathetic portrayal of a multicultural Venice while maintaining support of English nationalism.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Acute Liver Failure Due to Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2
A 65 year old male presented to the hospital with hypoglycemia and acute encephalopathy. He was found to have acute liver failure. His work-up revealed infection with both herpes simplex type 1 and 2 virus. What makes this case especially interesting is he also testes positive for influenza A. These are both uncommon causes of acute liver failure.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] An Analysis of the Impact of Environment on Customer Service Interactions: The Role of Altruism
In this article, I introduce and test a hypothesis about altruism and prosocial behaviors in the customer service environment. I performed this study in order to examine whether or not specific types of business establishments foster significantly greater altruistic behaviors towards customers than others. In this observational study, I recorded information from 30 individuals at each of two locations: a Starbucks coffee shop and a Harris Teeter grocery store. This yielded a total of 60 participants. These participants didn't have to actively perform any tasks for this study; rather, I noted their public behaviors and interactions. For this study, I recorded helping behaviors shown towards customers by employees at each location, including greetings and kind gestures. The results indicate that a significant difference emerged between the two locations, specifically that employees exhibited more altruistic behaviors towards customers at a Harris Teeter than at a Starbucks, thus suggesting that altruism may be influenced by the environmental setting.

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Alexandria Durr

Campbell Online

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avatar for Dr. Katherine Van Allen

Dr. Katherine Van Allen

Associate Professor, Psychology, Campbell University



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] An Integrative Community: The Tree Bench Project
When challenged to solve a problem on Campbell University’s main campus with regards to seating, our team decided to address the issue of the lack of outdoor seating. After reaching out to students via Google Forms and conducting research, the group decided that a circular bench wrapped around the large tree in academic circle would provide comfortable and practical seating for everyone. Solar-powered outlets and pull-out tables would provide the resources needed to study, do homework, or share meals with friends. Our team hopes that this new outdoor seating space will create a stronger sense of community here at Campbell.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] An Investigation of the Association Between Risky Behaviors and Alcohol Consumption in Pregnant Females
Alcohol is the leading cause of preventable birth defects. This study was designed to determine the association between risky behaviors and alcohol consumption in pregnancy. Utilizing a retrospective, cross-sectional, observational design; data regarding the use of alcohol, seatbelts, and tobacco amongst 15,767 pregnant women was studied. Approximately 10% reported alcohol consumption while pregnant and 12.6% of these reported ≥4 drinks/episode. Tobacco use and lack of seatbelt use demonstrated positive associations with frequency of alcohol consumption controlling for sociodemographic factors. These results demonstrate tobacco use and lack of seatbelt are predictive behaviors of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Analysis of Effects of Increased Governmental Spending on Population Health in Costa Rica
Costa Rica disbanded its military and reallocated this money primarily to education and universal healthcare. This research analyzes the effects of increased spending on population health. Data on government health expenditures is compared to three benchmarks: life expectancy, infant mortality rates, and number of physicians per 1,000 people.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Applying Healthcare Improvement Methodologies to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates at a Federal Qualified Health Center
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting people today.  For those persons over sixty-five, the risk of colorectal cancer is even higher. Colorectal cancer can be easily detected with regular screenings.  If patient care providers, could assist patients in understanding the importance of colorectal cancer screenings and ensure that they get the right testing, colorectal cancer deaths would be minimized. Patient care providers can also help by ensuring patients are knowledgeable about the screening and the testing process.  Patient care providers only need to take a few steps to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Are Corpora Amylacea Protective Against Dementia in the Aging Brain?
Corpora amylacea (CA), beta amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are brain lesions commonly associated with dementia and aging. An uncertainty of the effects and causes of clinical presentations from these lesions still exists. In this study, we examine brains from cadavers with and without neurocognitive disease (ND) to investigate any existing associations between lesions found and the diagnosed cause of death. More specifically, we identify the location and number of corpora amylacea within the posterior temporal lobe and cerebellum at the level of the fourth ventricle. Brains with a cause of death due to ND were found to have less CA in the perivasculature and submeningeal areas when compared to brains that did not have neurocognitive disease. This study provides new insights on CA in the role of aging and ND. Due to the small sample size of this study more research would be needed to reinforce these findings.

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avatar for Dr. Bonnie Brenseke, Chair of Biomedical Pathology

Dr. Bonnie Brenseke, Chair of Biomedical Pathology

Associate Professor of Pathology, Campbell University



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Avoiding Urban Flight: Positive Deviants Who Stay Home in a Rural Coastal County and Thrive
This research paper explores the importance of sustainable behaviors in social change efforts through the lens of a rural, coastal North Carolina community: Brunswick County. Drawing on ethnographic methodology, this project examines the behaviors, generally communicative in nature, which may lead to sustainability as a member of this rural, coastal community. Further, the paper concentrates on uncovering the behaviors that influence positive deviance strategies (Singhal, 2015) used by members of the community who are not expected to thrive in a changing economic landscape.

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avatar for Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Chair and Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Campbell University



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Bertie County Learning Lab
This action research project emerged from a special topics course on Community Psychology. Students studied and then visited Bertie Co. as part of a learning lab. The learning lab presented an opportunity to learn with and from one another and from the people and places they visited. Their outcome was to put together infographics on four topics of relevance in rural NC - as they pertained to Bertie Co. The infographics will be shared as part of a poster session.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Birth Beginnings Doula Volunteer Services
Imagine this scenario: You are two months pregnant and overcome with joy. However, since your family lives miles away, your joy turns into anxiety as you come to terms with having no support during your pregnancy. Birth Beginnings Doula Volunteer Services (BBDVS) is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of BBDVS is to provide high-quality and accessible doula care to the Triangle Region and to the surrounding underserved communities. BBDVS believes that no woman should be denied the right to supportive care. We pledge to support mothers through all aspects of their pregnancy.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Cadaveric Case Study of Subdural Hematoma
A subdural hematoma (SDH) is defined as a collection of blood between the dura and arachnoid mater and is typically associated with brain injury. The resulting brain swelling and subdural hematoma both contribute to increased intracranial pressure. Hence, the cause of death in subdural hematoma is often brain herniation. The cause of death in this case was listed as subdural hematoma.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Cadaveric Case Study: Atheroma with Granulation Tissue
Here we examine a 19mm arterial lesion of the left popliteal artery for atherosclerosis, which is defined as lipid accumulation in vessel walls. Plaques were graded for calcium deposition and granulation tissue. Granulation tissue in the arterial wall, and a thrombus in the popliteal artery lumen were discovered. We conclude that the cadaver likely suffered from advanced-stage atherosclerosis.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Cadaveric Case Study: Risk Factors and Sites of Metastasis of Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is among the most common and the sixth leading cause of cancer related death. During cadaveric dissection of a 77-year-old white male whose cause of death was listed as esophageal cancer, masses were found in the brain and adrenal gland. Histopathologic examination confirmed the masses to be EAC. Here we present a case of metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma and discuss potential risk factors for tumor development.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Cadaveric Study of Lipomatous Meningioma
A lipomatous meningioma is a rare variant of intracranial tumor that features adipose tissue deposition inside meningothelial cells. The pathway of meningeal cell metaplasia into adipose tissue has evaded researchers to this date. In this case study, a sample of this lipomatous meningioma was taken from a female human cadaver and visualized grossly as well as histologically with Hematoxylin & Eosin (H&E) stain. The comorbidities from this cadaver identified post-mortem were also reported. This case study contributes to the modest quantity of literature encompassing lipomatous meningiomas.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Case Study of an Anomalous Accessory Muscle of the Posterior Forearm
We identified a supernumerary muscle of the extensor forearm compartment while dissecting a 90-year-old male cadaver. This muscle originated from a common origin site on the lower arm and inserted onto the thumb, just next to abductor pollicis longus. Previous reports noted similar supernumerary muscles, but none with this particular origin, insertion, or pathway. This muscle likely assisted with wrist and thumb abduction, but in being so superficial, may have posed an increased risk of developing pathological conditions. Alternatively, this muscle could be harvestable for reconstructive surgery, given its redundant function and possibility of being discovered during ultrasound.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Case Study of Uncommon Cystic Form of Nasal Polyp
A polypoid mass filled the nasal cavity of a 94-year-old man whose death was attributed to anorexia and failure to thrive. The purpose this study is to determine a diagnosis for the mass, and research causes and clinical implications. Microscopically, the mass was composed of numerous mucus-filled cysts lined by ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium. Histopathology is consistent with a chronic inflammatory type polyp; however, differences include a paucity of lymphocytes, a large cystic component, and loss of nasal bone. This uncommon form of nasal polyp may serve as a novel model of nasal polyp progression.

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avatar for Dr. Bonnie Brenseke, Chair of Biomedical Pathology

Dr. Bonnie Brenseke, Chair of Biomedical Pathology

Associate Professor of Pathology, Campbell University



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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08:00 EDT

[VIRTUAL] Characterization and Optimization of Biosurfactant Production by Marine Bacterial Isolates
Biosurfactants, green alternatives to potentially harmful synthetic surfactants, are structurally diverse molecules with polar and nonpolar regions. These natural molecules can reduce surface tension as a result of their amphipathic structures, allowing the measurement of surface tension to indicate changes in biosurfactant production. There is evidence that the presence of immiscible hydrocarbon results in increased biosurfactant production. This project aims to optimize biosurfactant production by marine bacterial isolates through alteration of culture conditions. Following the optimization of production, the biosurfactants will be extracted, purified, and structurally analyzed through thin-layer chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Characterization of Novel Promoter Sequences for Use in Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius
This project’s purpose is to characterize novel promoters for expression in Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius with GBK1 and GBK2 bacteriophages in order to expand the uses of G. thermoglucosidasius in biological research. Determining new sequences for transformation expands the possible proteins, enzymes, and characterization which can be expressed. Once promoters were identified, primers were designed for use with pG1AKmob vector. After successful ligation, products were transformed by conjugation and the GFP expression was measured. The final conjugated Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius cells grew on Ampicillin and Kanamycin plates, with minor expression of sfGFP when visualized under UV light.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Comparing Therapy and Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are some of the most prevalent benign tumors in reproductive aged women. These tumors can cause unpleasant side effects including pelvic pain, bladder dysfunction, and even infertility. In previous decades hysterectomy was a typical treatment. Although still used today, less invasive treatments are also employed. Deciding on a treatment depends on several factors, such as cost effectiveness, age of patient, and recovery time. In this project we explore these influences within the scope of treatments available today.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Comparison of Cognitive Ability between Undergraduate Musicians and Non-Musicians
The ability to play an instrument has been linked to a subsequent heightened ability to process language, higher brain plasticity, and general cognitive ability. This study focused on a sample of undergraduate students and investigated a possible association between musical expertise and increased cognitive ability. A sample of 10 musicians and 10 non-musicians that consented to participation were asked to complete the Mental Rotations Task (MRT). Once all twenty were completed, the data were compiled and evaluated. Results found that musicians significantly outperformed non-musicians on the MRT, thus supporting our hypothesis that musicians outperform non-musicians on cognitive tasks.

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Halie Liles

Undergraduate, Campbell University

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Cost Analysis of Direct Oral Anticoagulants versus Enoxaparin for the Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism in Acute Medically Ill Patients
Medically ill patients present a high risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Three medications (betrixaban, rivaroxaban, enoxaparin) are currently approved as prophylactic treatments against VTE. This study examined total care costs associated with each treatment. Analyses was performed by constructing decision-tree models incorporating clinical outcome probabilities and costs of healthcare resource consumption. Monte Carlo analyses using 10,000 subject simulations with sensitivity analyses was performed. The expected value (EV), or lowest cost strategy, per subject favored enoxaparin over betrixaban ($1,046 versus $1,209; 13.4% difference); and enoxaparin over rivaroxaban ($1,271 versus $1,650; 22.3% difference). These results are important in clinical and formulary decisions.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] CU Soup: Engaging Underserved Communities
CU SOUP is a community microgrant based on the Detroit Soup model. We took that base model and tweaked it to make it fit with Campbell and our mission along with the social climate in Harnett County and the communities surrounding us as part of Project Management: MBA 751. Our goal is to bring local nonprofits and charities to Campbell and connect them with our students. We hope not only to aid these groups financially and by connecting them with student volunteers but also to get our students to unpack their bags while they are here and give back to the communities that support Campbell.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] CUFS Geocaching
We propose this as a activity to be completed by students in the Campbell University Freshman Seminar. This activity will allow students the opportunity to become familiar with resources available on campus as well as learn important techniques related to psychology that will be helpful to them.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Design and Optimization of PCR-Based Assays to Test for Mitochondrial Transformation
Our group has developed a novel technique to modify the mitochondrial genome. Past work on this project has included synthesizing the vectors and developing transformation procedures. In this study, we continued to develop the transformation procedures, and designed and tested a PCR-based technique to assay for transformation. If successful, this could provide a tool to study many major diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes as well as provide a possible mechanism for mitochondrial gene therapy.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Determination of the Mechanism of Action of Synthetic Cannabinoids (sCB) in Human Platelets
Synthetic cannabinoids (sCB) originated from the scientific community, but are now manufactured by unauthorized people to achieve similar psychoactive effects as natural cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Since sCB show worse adverse effects than THC and result in higher emergency medical treatments, it is crucial to understand their mechanism of action. Historical data show that sCB inhibit platelet aggregation and secretion. More recent data with pertussis toxin-treated platelets suggest that sCB do not act through cannabinoid-binding G protein-coupled receptors CB1 or CB2. Therefore, our hypothesis is that sCB act as platelet inhibitors through an unknown mechanism independent of these receptors.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Differences in Sprint Speed Dynamics Among Position in Women's Collegiate Lacrosse
This study aimed to evaluate differences in sprinting demands by position in women’s collegiate lacrosse. Attackers (n = 9), defenders (n = 9), and midfielders (n = 7) were evaluated during the preparation phase of training for percent max speed, number of high intensity sprints, sprints in speed zones 4 and 5, and their daily athlete load. Analyses revealed a difference among positions for high-intensity sprints only (p = .008), with midfielders registering a greater number of high-intensity sprints (5.1 ± 1.5) than attackers (3.2 ± 0.6, p = .010) and defenders (3.3 ± 1.3, p = .020).

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Digitizing the Raven Rock State Park Herbarium (RARO) in Central North Carolina
Raven Rock State Park in Harnett County is home to a small herbarium containing 305 specimens from within the park. During the summer of 2019, the herbarium was registered in Index Herbariorum with the code RARO. In the fall, the specimens were digitized and the specimen images were uploaded to the Southeast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC) portal. Specimen label data were captured throughout fall 2019. The herbarium was found to represent over 30 percent of the species previously documented within the park and is therefore of relative importance in documenting the flora of North Carolina.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Effects of Anthropometrics on Vertical Ground Reaction Force in Division 1 Athletes
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between an athlete’s anthropometrics (e.g., trunk length, tibial length, femur length) and peak vertical ground reaction force (vGRF). Participants (n=49 Division I athletes) stood on a 30 cm box and stepped onto the force plates followed by a maximum jump effort, landing back on the force plates. vGRF was moderately correlated with lean mass (r=.489), torso length (r=.398), and average tibial length (r=.289). Secondary analyses of jumpers vs non-jumpers showed that jumpers tended to jump higher, have lower percent body fat, and longer tibial length than non-jumpers.

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Austin T. Vegas

Medical Student

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Efficacy and Implications of Ovarian Cystadenoma Diagnosis via Ultrasonography
This case study involves the investigation of an ovarian cystadenoma in a 79 year-old female cadaver. Histologic examination revealed classic features of a serous cystadenoma. It is of critical importance clinically to correctly differentiate between various benign masses. Classically, definitive diagnosis relies on histopathology, an invasive procedure. Alternatively, ultrasonography is less invasive and can be utilized to diagnose and monitor cysts, which can be distinguished from malignant ovarian neoplasms due to the lack of nodules. Conservative management of a benign cystadenoma is commonly recommended due to the high likelihood that it will resolve within two years or remain unchanged.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] English as the Only Language: Identity Conflict among Latinx ESL Students
Presentation withdrawn

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avatar for Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Chair and Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Campbell University


Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Epidemic! A Response Plan to a Hypothetical H7N9 Outbreak
This H7N9 Influenza case study creates a scenario and provides resources on how the city of Raleigh, N.C. would respond to such a crisis. This particular strain of influenza is an Asian Lineage Avian A Influenza Virus. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human infection was first reported in 2013 in China. The World Health Organization classifies it a “an unusually dangerous virus for people,” with a 30% mortality rate. Presented is a detailed multi-agency strategy to combat a hypothetical high-mortality H7N9 influenza epidemic in Raleigh.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Evaluating the Use of Mixed Reality to Teach Respiratory Anatomy
PURPOSE
To determine the feasibility and applicability of using mixed reality (MR) in medical anatomy instruction.
METHODS
First-year medical students were randomized into two groups: experimental group (learning activity with Microsoft HoloLens) and control group (learning activity with human cadavers and microscopes).
RESULTS
Both groups scored higher on post-activity assessment; there was no significant difference between groups. Compared to control group, experimental group had higher post-activity perceived histology understanding and rated the teaching method higher.
CONCLUSION
This study suggests teaching anatomy with MR is comparable to traditional methods of instruction and has potential to promote engagement and perceived understanding.

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avatar for Dr. Bonnie Brenseke, Chair of Biomedical Pathology

Dr. Bonnie Brenseke, Chair of Biomedical Pathology

Associate Professor of Pathology, Campbell University



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Evaluating the Utilization of Antiepileptic Medications in Pediatric Patients on the Ketogenic Diet for Seizure Control
Introduction: The ketogenic diet (KD) has been indicated to manage chronic seizures. With the development of newer anti-epileptic drugs (AED), little research has assessed AED carbohydrate composition impact on the KD.

Purpose: To evaluate the carbohydrate composition in common AEDs and their impact on pediatric KD adherence

Methods: Data were retrospectively collected and analyzed for drug carbohydrate content and effect on daily carbohydrate limits.

Results: Of 59 included patients, Topamax® had the greatest impact on drug carbohydrate limits whereas Keppra® had the smallest impact.

Conclusions: Medication carbohydrates should be considered when developing an AED regimen for patients on the KD.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Evaluation and Comparison of 5S (Lean) and Six Sigma Methodologies
Industry is constantly attempting to improve procedures which control processing and production efficiency and profit. Lean manufacturing, which materialized out of Japanese industrial manufacturing settings, revolutionized minimizing waste from production lines. As the impact of lean manufacturing became clear, several methods to achieve leaner operations developed, including 5S. Quality management is another popular way to increase efficiency and profit; a prominent technique which falls into this category is called Six Sigma. This research explores the origins, applications, and viability of attempting to incorporate the best practices within each system on a manufacturing level.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Expectations vs. Reality: Biracial Representation in Media and its Effect on Biracial Identity Development
This paper analyzes various biracial character portrayals in films from 2014 to the present and compares these portrayals to those from previous decades. The paper details each film’s biracial characters and how their race impacts the plot. Further discussion looks at similarities and differences with biracial characters from other movies created in the previous decades. From these portrayals, this paper concludes that biracial representation has improved over the years. In addition, it discusses ways to improve representation and promote healthy identity development for young biracial individuals. This research paper was accepted for presentation this year at the Southern States Communication Association 2020 annual convention.

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avatar for Brian Bowman

Brian Bowman

Instructor, Campbell University



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Far Reaching Effects of Language Diversity
This presentation will analyze the professional, personal, and academic benefits of learning new languages. Studies suggest that language study has positive academic effects on students and is considered beneficial in their contribution toward a successful work environment. We will consider the benefits of language learning through the eyes of Avin Sumesar, a Dutch commercial airline pilot who elaborates upon how languages play an important role in his professional and personal life.

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Avin Sumesar

Campbell Online

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Food Disparities in Harnett County - What is Being Done and What Needs to Be Done?
Food insecurity is a major issue for many populations within the United States. Rural areas, including Harnett county, tend to have the worst levels of food insecurity due to lack of resources and access. The first portion of this study defines what food insecurity is, and identifies where food insecurity exists within Harnett county. The second part studies the cause of food insecurity and how it effects the population at these locations. The third part determines what resources are currently available and suggests possible new approaches that could be implemented.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] From Stonewall to Mayor Pete: How Generations Have Been Fighting For Equal Protection for the LGBTQ Community
From the beginning of the movement at Stonewall Inn to the Supreme Court cases that have helped shape the common phrase “equal protection under the law”, this presentation examines the history of the LGBTQ movement, the current issues the community is facing, and what the future looks like for LGBTQ rights under the 14th Amendment.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Gender, Speech, and Silence: A Case Study in Pat Barker's "Regeneration"
This project focuses on the relationship between disordered speech, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and World War I masculinity in Pat Barker's 1991 novel Regeneration. By identifying and breaking down several speech-related issues--including normative male alexithymia and restrictive emotionality--suffered by three characters, this research outlines the connection between gender conflict, language obstacles, and the social pressures of the Great War as seen throughout Barker's narrative.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Health Communication and Public Health: Speaking Life with Positive Deviance
Presentation withdrawn.

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avatar for Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Chair and Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Campbell University


Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Henry VIII and His Six Wives: How the Marriages and Divorces of Henry VIII Impact their Lives
Whatever the reasons were for Henry's marital behavior, it can be better understood in his various marriages, as few others were as close to Henry as his wives. This paper will go through the various marriages and examine their on goings to them and why they ended, and what the ramifications were in the marriages. Henry VIII is an infamous and somewhat villainous figure in history, and his wives give a window into his more disturbing behavior.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Histopathology of Type I Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
The most common form of renal cancer is renal cell carcinoma (RCC), constituting 80-85% of renal cancer diagnoses. Renal cell carcinoma is delineated into various types, with the two most common being clear cell (87.7%) and papillary Type I and II (9.7%) . Type I and Type II papillary renal cell cancer differ slightly both histologically and clinically, and also have different prognostic implications for patients. The goal of this poster is to demonstrate our ability to classify RCC using histopathologic analysis, ultimately to afford better prognostic information and therapeutic choices for the patient and clinician.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Horrors Behind a White Picket Fence
A child’s spirit is poisoned as they watch their parents drink as if the answer to their problems is at the bottom of the glass. The destructive nature of parental alcoholism affects the children within the household. Looking into the horrors behind a white picket fence, the life of a child with alcoholic parents is different than we realize, which the research displays. The invisible wounds of alcoholism are psychological issues, interpersonal problems, and trauma which are hidden by the appearance of a warm loving home. This thorough research includes an original video documenting the suffering brought on by alcoholism in the home.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Identification and Characterization of Oil Degrading Bacteria
Identifying microorganisms that naturally metabolize and break-down hydrocarbons, can reduce pollution created from the use of crude oil through bioremediation. For our work, bacteria were collected from soil/oil and oil drip pan deposits from an automobile oil. The bacteria were isolated and its morphology and Gram reaction were determined. Then, colony PCR was performed using 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) to identify its genus and species. To confirm the bacteria’s ability to metabolize hydrocarbons, the bacteria's growth was quantified on different growth media/environments.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Identifying Positive Deviance in Nursing Practices
Presentation withdrawn.

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avatar for Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Chair and Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Campbell University


Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Impact of High-Intensity Strength Training in Chronic TBI
High-intensity strength training is a concept that is typically associated with high-level sports performance, not physical therapy interventions for a patient with a chronic traumatic brain injury. This is unfortunate, as current studies on neuroplasticity support high-intensity training to drive new neural connections for continued functional improvement. Though supported as a safe and viable intervention, this specific approach is limitedly applied by neuro rehab clinicians. This project shows that functional changes can be reignited when high-intensity strength training and agility skills are applied during physical therapy even in a patient who is over a decade past the onset of injury.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in North Carolina and the Association with Neonatal Factors in 2016
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a serious, complex disorder characterized by withdrawal symptoms and long term developmental effects. Incidence rates for NAS nationwide have increased since 2000. Understanding predictors of NAS may assist in targeting public health programs to address the issue. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and sociodemographic predictors of NAS in North Carolina. Our results demonstrate the NAS incidence rate for North Carolina was 9.7 per 1,000 live births in 2016, indicating a 51.6% increase since 2000. Significant associations between NAS and race, ethnicity, payer-type, income, birth weight, and hospital length of stay.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Increased Intraocular Pressure in a Division 1 Football Player
Background: A 21-year-old male football player reports to the athletic training room complaining of “cloudiness” in his left eye, sensation of increased pressure around the left temporal region of his head, and sensitivity to light.  He denied any potential mechanism of injury to the eye or head.  Evaluation by the Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) revealed increased pupil dilation and a negative fluorescein dye test, therefore ruling out a corneal abrasion. The ATC consulted with the team's sports medicine physician who referred the athlete to consult with an ophthalmologist.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Investigation of the Activity of Novel Compounds at the GPR6 Receptor
Parkinson’s disease affects millions of people and has become the top 14th cause of death in the United States. Parkinson’s mainly affects dopamine-producing neurons that are involved with motor, visual, and various cognitive functions. In animal models, drugs for the orphan receptor GPR6 have been observed to help with managing symptoms brought on by Parkinson’s disease. For this study, novel ISR1 compounds purported to act at GPR6 were tested on cells to observe their effects on cell signaling molecules, beta-arrestin and cyclic AMP. These experiments will demonstrate whether these compounds act at GPR6, and might lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s Disease.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Is There a Correlation between Visual Arts Self-Care Implementation and College Students’ Mental Well-Being?
The use of visual arts self-care implementation has been rationalized by prior research for more than ten years. Assessing college students’ mental well-being through an instrument that is known as the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale survey and implementing visual arts self-care provided a look into the positive influence that the technique can produce. Pre- and post-tests were given, resulting in the scores to be significantly different. Paired t-test results showed post-test scores to be significantly higher, with (Mpre-test= 44.9, Mpost-test= 54.1) t(9)=-3.512, p= .007, leading for further research to be conducted pertaining to this relationship.

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Kaylee Toms

Undergraduate, Campbell University
Mentor: Dr. Jutta StreetIs there a Correlation between Visual Arts Self-Care Implementation and College Students' Mental Well-Being?The use of visual arts self-care implementation has been rationalized by prior research for more than ten years. Assessing college students’ mental... Read More →

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Jasmine
This is an acrylic painting of the Disney character, Jasmine from the movie, “Aladdin.” The painting is approximately 12” x 10” not including mat. The mat should add about 6” to each dimension.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Lignin Degradation by Bacteria Isolated from Wastewater
Aromatic compounds found in wastewater are often identified as potential contaminants. Bacteria used in the treatment process break down these compounds, but the metabolic process is unclear. The goal of this project is to determine if bacteria from Harnett County Wastewater Treatment Facility are capable of degrading the aromatic compound lignin. Wastewater samples were plated on media containing lignin. The bacteria were identified using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify the 16S rDNA gene. Sequencing was used to determine the identity of the bacteria capable of lignin degradation. Future testing will focus on enzymatic characterization of bacterial lignin degradation.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Managing Caregiver Stress and Caregiver Perception of Student Behavior
This study aims to examine the relationship between self-care and caregiver stress and the corresponding relationship between caregiver stress and caregiver perceptions of student behavior within a group foster home environment. Using a pre/post test of the Perceived Stress Scale and the Caregiver Cognition Scale with the implementation of consistent or inconsistent practice of self-care we will examine if there is a significant correlation. Will self-care reduce stress and will reduced stress be accompanied by a change in perception of student behavior? Test*PrePost*Consistency was not significant at p = .440 demonstrating that there is not effect.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Mariah
This is a pencil drawing of the head of a female student modeling for the class. The student modeling has her head resting on her hand. The drawing is approximately 16" x 14" not including mat. The mat should add about 6" to each dimension.




Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Marketing for Harnett County/Campbell University American Lung Association Better Breathers Club (BBC)
This group of current PT students accepted the challenge to improve marketing of the BBC chapter initiated by Campbell University PT students 2 years ago. The Harnett County/Campbell University Club is one of 13 across the state of NC. The purpose of the Club is to connect individuals, and their families, living locally with lung disease, to free education and support opportunities. The Club meets once/month and is facilitated by Campbell PT Faculty and Student volunteers, who are trained facilitators, through the American Lung Association.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Microbial Diversity of Campbell University Ants
Ants are social insects that live in symbiosis with their environment. Dense ant colonies means higher risk of infection, therefore, ants have adapted a defense system against parasites and pathogens through the production of antimicrobial secretions from their metapleural gland. This study aims to evaluate the microbial diversity of worker ants in the built environment of Campbell University. Bacteria will be isolated using culture-based methods, identified using 16S rRNA sequencing, and assessed for antibiotic production. A comparative study to outside environments will determine if the bacteria Campbell ant species are carrying are unique to ants in other environments.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] My Critical Thinking Journey to the Bob Villa Show
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I had the opportunity to appear on the television show, "Bob Vila's Home Again," on behalf of the company I worked for, New England Classic.  I had designed a project for the show and my appearance was expected to raise awareness of the company and it's products.  This project will show what happened.

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Jason Hill

Campbell Online

Mentors

Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] My Darling Jim
My Darling Jim, from Glory Denied, by Tom Cipullo
Allie Miller, Soprano and Susan Lohr, Piano

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Necrotizing Enterocolitis in a Full-term Infant: A Case Report and Review of Literature
This case demonstrates an uncommon presentation of necrotizing enterocolitis, a gastrointestinal emergency. Characterized by bacterial invasion, inflammation, and destruction of the bowel, necrotizing enterocolitis typically occurs in extremely preterm infants born at a gestational age less than 28 weeks. While less than fifteen percent of necrotizing enterocolitis cases occur in term infants, these cases are generally associated with other conditions such as congenital heart disease. This uncommon case of an otherwise healthy full-term infant presenting with bloody stools and diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis represents the importance of maintaining a broad differential diagnosis when evaluating neonates.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Non-inflammatory Gout in Interphalangeal Joints- A Case Study of a Cadaveric Specimen
Gout is an inflammatory condition due to the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints or soft tissues characterized by asymptomatic periods followed by brief painful, inflammatory flare-ups. This poster presents histologic findings from an 81 year old female cadaver with markedly enlarged joints of the hands that are suggestive of chronic tophaceous gout. Once a patient has reached this chronic stage, the disease is no longer painful due to the encapsulated tophi, supported by the lack of inflammation on the histological slides. However, the tophi also suggest that the individual experienced limited range of motion in the affected joints.

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avatar for Abby Daniels

Abby Daniels

Class of 2024 Student, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
avatar for Molly Kearney

Molly Kearney

OMS-I, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Mentors


Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Nothing, from A Chorus Line
Nothing, from A Chorus Line, by Marvin Hamlisch
Marianna d'Andrea, Mezzo-Soprano and Susan Lohr, Piano

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Nuclear Autoantigenic Sperm Protein (NASP): A Possible Diagnostic Marker for Prostate Cancer
This project offers an exploration of a new line of diagnostic for prostate cancer. It is based on the aberrant expression of tNASP protein in prostate cancer cells. We examined the level of anti-tNASP antibodies in the sera of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. Combined analysis of anti-tNASP and PSA tests demonstrated that 18.18% of PC patients with PSA higher than 4 ng/mL had a low level of anti tNASP antibody (false positive PSA, supported by negative biopsy); 9.1% of PC patients with PSA lower than 4 ng/mL had high levels of anti-tNASP antibodies (false negative PSA, proved histologically).



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Optimization of Dunaliella salina Growth Using Commercial Fertilizers and Salts
The halotolerant algae Dunaliella salina produces high levels of carotenoids, antioxidants, and fatty acids, which are required for aquaculture feed. Growth media composed of commercial fertilizers and salts is an inexpensive, accessible alternative to current culturing methods. D. salina growth was quantified using cell counting and UV-vis spectrophotometry following growth over a range of salinities in commercial fertilizer. D. salina exhibited an optimum growth rate in 0.5M NaCl media with Miracle-gro, representing the valuable alternative of commercialized products for algal cultivation in aquaculture. Future work will analyze lipid content of D. salina grown in this condition.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Overreporting Yields Imitation
In the United States, there were more mass shootings in 2019 than there were days. In the days following a shooting, the media reveals who the shooter was, what their motives were, and how they carried out their attack.  The shooters have become a spectacle, harboring an appeal similar to pop-culture’s fascination with serial killers, which poses the argument that coverage goes too in-depth. The amount of information can prompt generalized imitation, when similar behaviors are repeated. Sensationalizing the act is affecting the number of shootings; only details that include basic facts and those who were harmed should be reported.

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Rachel Ponti

Campbell Online

Mentors
avatar for Dr. Katherine Van Allen

Dr. Katherine Van Allen

Associate Professor, Psychology, Campbell University



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Owl’s Good!
Owls are graceful, quiet, and wise creatures. I am none of these things, but I am also not a teapot—unlike this owl! How cool is that?

This owl was made with a mixture of pinched and coil building techniques. It was then fired and glazed with inspiration from Picasso’s blue period.




Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Parental Involvement and Students Grades
Parents play an important role in how students view success and it would seem that parental involvement equals a positive effect.  However, many high school students experience extreme stress brought on by my parents about excelling academically.  Some parents have unrealistic goals and expectations for their students when actuality the student does not have the capacity to reach their parents' expectations or do not have the desire.  These pressures can sometimes cause students to focus on trying to reach academic perfection or in some cases give up. This is how parental involvement can prove to have a negative effect on student success.

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Hannah Lassiter

Campbell Online

Mentors
avatar for Dr. Terrie Hampton-Jones

Dr. Terrie Hampton-Jones

Technology Coordinator, Campbell University
Dr. Terrie Bethea-Hampton is an Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Technology at Campbell University.


Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Patient Awareness of Chronic Management of Hypertension in the Armenian Population
Understanding factors that influence effective treatment is essential toward tackling hypertension in Armenia and beyond. This study retrospectively reviewed 144 patients ≥ 18 years old with blood pressure (BP) readings ≥ 130/80 who participated in the CUSOM/CPHS mobile clinics in Armenia. The primary objective was to assess patient awareness regarding hypertension diagnosis and current use of antihypertensive medications. Although 84.7% acknowledged they had high BP, only 73.6% reported taking an anti-hypertensive medication. The subset of Armenian patients studied were aware of their high BP. However, these findings identify the need for comprehensive education regarding the importance of medication adherence.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Permeability and Uptake Study of Efavirenz Formulations in Caco-2 and Hep G2 Cells
Efavirenz (EFV) is an antiretroviral drug classified as non-nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). To achieve therapeutic plasma concentrations, patients need high doses of EFV (600 mg daily for adult) when administrated orally. This is mainly due to its low solubility which leads to dissolution-limiting poor transport in gut. This project is to test whether an albumin bound formulation will enhance cell transport and uptake of EFV by cells. Standard Caco-2 permeability assay and drug uptake assay by Hep G2 cells are ongoing. EFV oral suspension in commercial vehicle ORA-Plus® is used as the control.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Premiere Rhapsody
Premiere Rhapsody, by Claude Debussy
Molli Palombo, Clarinet and Amanda Schaefer, Piano

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Redesigning College Common Spaces to Maximize Usage & Feelings of Community
The purpose of this project was to design a space that “felt” more like a community-oriented place for the new generations of students on Campbell’s campus. We sought to answer questions about how to redesign the social spaces in Lubywood, based on human centered design to create something specifically catered to the students, but also to what makes a space conducive to community. We’ve tried to promote meaningful human interaction through the redesigning of the space, as well as strived to create a sense of home, a safe space, and to incorporate things that would draw people into underused spaces.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Relationship Between Wellness Scores and Internal and External Training Loads in a Division I Women’s Lacrosse Team
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between pre-training wellness scores and internal and external training load outputs in a training session during the preparation phase of a Division I women’s collegiate lacrosse team. Athletes (n = 27) logged their daily wellness, ratings of perceived exertion, and training metrics. Training metrics were collected on the field with GPS units and heart rate monitors. The wellness questionnaire asked athletes to provide ratings related to their sleep, energy, stress, and how their muscles felt. Correlation analyses were used to evaluate the relationships between wellness and training load.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Science and Religion: Albert Einstein's Perspective
Over the past few hundred years, the relationship between science and religion has developed and changed in various complex ways. While this relationship is often portrayed as utter warfare with no room for dialogue or synthesis, there are many examples of intersection between the two, including the beliefs of the great Albert Einstein. To Einstein, these disciplines did not oppose each other but mutually influenced his understanding of each. Though his thoughts on the matter are complex and vary throughout his life, the many insights he shared provide a wonderful glimpse into his grand philosophical understanding of the world.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Study of Dunaliella salina Growth in Chicken Waste Media Under Specific Light Intensities
Dunaliella salina is a saltwater micro-algae capable of producing high levels of lipids. These lipids are used as a food source for the sustainable aquaculture market. The purpose of this research is to determine how to optimize the growth of D. salina using chicken waste as a cost-effective means of providing nutrients for lipid production. Lumens ratings of 450-5000 were used to grow D. salina. Algal growth and chlorophyll content were measured under these conditions. Once a suitable light intensity for growth has been determined, future work will focus on measuring lipid production as chicken waste levels are changed.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Synthesis of a Novel Molecule for Supramolecular Polymerization
A fundamental goal of supramolecular chemistry is the control of forces between groups of molecules in the formation of nanostructures. These structures often are not strong enough to resist changes in environmental factors and chemical attack. In this research, a cyanine dye monomer known for its ability to form metastable nanotubes will be modified to create a monomer capable of creating a polymerized diacetylene backbone to form a stronger nanostructure. The synthetic procedure has been planned in such a manner as to prioritize safety and to minimize cost. Progress has been achieved in conducting this synthesis and will be presented.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] System Suitability of Albendazole Assay in Collaboration with the Distributed Pharmaceutical Analysis Lab
Countries within the developing world have limited capabilities to regulate the quality of medications sold there. At the University of Notre Dame, the Distributed Pharmaceutical Analysis Lab was formed to test these medications in collaboration with other US undergraduate institutions. Through this partnership, a liquid chromatography assay was designed through a comparative implementation of the United States Pharmacopeia methodology for albendazole, an anthelmintic medication. To support this assay, multiple system suitability tests are being performed to ensure the validity of the process. This poster will outline this project’s obstacles and, ultimately, how they are currently being resolved.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] The Effects of Heart Rate on Marksmanship in Tactical Personnel: A Systematic Review
Many law enforcement and military vocations require very specific skills, including marksmanship. Judicious marksmanship can be the difference between life and death for tactical personnel. Research has identified a multitude of factors, both physiologic and psychosocial, that can affect marksmanship. However, research about these factors is highly variable. This project attempts to systematically review the current literature for the effect of heart rate on marksmanship in tactical personnel. Strict inclusion and exclusion criteria provide the means to appraise the highest quality and most relevant studies to better guide assessment and training for tactical personnel.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] The Effects Of Lower Extremity Blood Flow Restriction Training On Power And Muscle Size
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects four weeks of low-intensity blood flow restriction (BFR) training and high-intensity traditional resistance training on strength, power, and muscle size. Participants (n = 13) completed eight training sessions of exercising with a rowing ergometer and deadlifts with either BFR (30% 1-rep max and 40% power) or with the control group (60% 1-rep max and 80% power). Both groups showed improvements power (p = .001), strength, (p = .001), and muscle size (p = .007). The BFR group had greater improvement in power than the control group (p = .035).



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] The Golden Legend of Mary Magdalene
In the late medieval period, Jacobus de Voragine’s The Golden Legend became the primary source on the Catholic saints for laity in Europe. Because of this book, many myths became popularized, such as the legend that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute and the incorrect identification of Magdala with other figures, such as Mary of Bethany and the adulterous woman of John 8. In this essay, I will trace the influence of The Golden Legend on three major medieval works about Mary Magdalene: Donatello’s “Penitent Mary,” Chaucer’s “Orygenes upon the Maudeleyne,” and the Digby play, Mary Magdalene.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] The Impact of Therapeutic Hand Drumming on College Students Perceived Stress Levels and a Selected Immune Marker
This study was a part of the 2019 Summer Student Research Fellows Program, which has the requirement of presentation at the Symposium. The purpose of this study was to discover the impact of six-week therapeutic hand drumming protocol on the perceived stress levels and an immune system marker of college students during summer session classes. Subjects included college students who volunteered to participate. In the first session, participants were administered the PSS (Perceived Stress Scale) participants’ saliva samples were taken to measure cortisol levels pre and post therapeutic intervention.. After six weeks of drumming sessions, the saliva samples were collected and the PSS administered. Substantial reduction of perceived stress levels were noted as well as a reduction in cortisol level in samples that were usable.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] The Long-Term Effect of Hot Spot Policing on Property Crime Rates
This presentation is an examination of the lasting effects of hot spot policing on reducing property crimes. Since property crimes are committed most frequently, it seemed imperative to decipher which policing initiatives were most effective in combating this problem. Six studies were evaluated and the property crime rates were examined for the five years following each initiative’s implementation. These rates were compared to the state and national averages and ultimately compared to the data of the other interventions. It was concluded that the most effective programs were those that involved comprehensive policy initiatives and increased community interaction.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] The Story of Tadeusz Pankiewics, WW II Kracow Ghetto Pharmacist
Tadeusz Pankiewics was a Catholic pharmacist in Kracow, Poland. In 1941 he convinced the Nazis to allow him to continue to operate his pharmacy ("Under the Eagle Pharmacy") in the newly created Jewish ghetto. He and his three female pharmacy assistants, at great risk to themselves, helped save the lives of many Jewish Poles. This project focused on gathering information and telling his story.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] This is Us: Red Springs, NC
Rural America is thought to be diminishing. This would place Red Springs, NC in the discard pile—a place where it does not belong. Using an asset-based community capitals approach, I sought to explore and better understand my hometown of Red Springs. Through interviews with community leaders and by analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau, I present nuanced findings about the town. Namely, while the poverty rate of Red Springs is far greater than the national average, there remains a deep-rooted community spirit. This case study demonstrates the uniqueness of Red Springs and showcases its ability to withstand obstacles.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Time of Day Influencing Altruism
This research focuses on the question whether acts of altruism is more prevalent in the mornings or in the evenings. A naturalistic observational method was used throughout the process of this study by observing individuals at a local grocery store between 7am to 10am and then between 6pm to 9pm. Thirty people in the morning and thirty people in the evening were observed with a total of sixty participants with zero communication between the participants and the observer. This research concluded that shoppers in the morning tend to show more altruistic behavior than shoppers in the evening.

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Maxine Hodges

Campbell Online

Mentors
avatar for Dr. Katherine Van Allen

Dr. Katherine Van Allen

Associate Professor, Psychology, Campbell University


Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Time-Related Differences in Driving Aggression: Do Daily Stressors Increase Parking Lot Aggression Behaviors?
Presentation withdrawn.​​​​

Many studies have shown that both work-related stress and driving aggression are on the rise. This study aimed to observe the effects of daily life and work-related stressors on driving aggression in a sample of 60 drivers in a busy parking lot.  Using naturalistic observation paired with time sampling, 30 drivers were observed at Cary Towne Center Mall on a Wednesday morning between the hours of 8 AM and 9 AM and then 30 drivers were observed at the same place on the same day between the hours of 5 PM and 6 PM. Data was then analyzed using a 2x2 Chi-Square (x2) test. The chi-square analysis revealed that the data collected was not significant enough to disprove the null hypothesis. Since the test is not statistically significant, I failed to reject the null hypothesis that there is no difference in the frequency of aggressive driving behavior across morning and evening drivers searching for parking. These findings indicate that the observational data did not identify a definite consequential relationship between time of day and aggressive driving behavior. More research is needed to identify whether or not work and daily stressors are mediating variables to the increase of aggressive driving behaviors and accidents seen during end-of-day travel times.

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avatar for Dr. Katherine Van Allen

Dr. Katherine Van Allen

Associate Professor, Psychology, Campbell University


Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Toccata in E Major
Toccata in E, BWV 566, J. S. Bach
Noah McCreary, Organ

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Under the Tea
This art piece, titled "Under the Tea" , is inspired by the work of renowned artist, Lindsay Rapp. Rapp's paintings focus on ocean imagery to bring awareness to the conservation of coral reefs and other marine life. Being passionate about the conservation of natural habitats I wanted to use similar methods to relay a message. The piece portrays the concept of mother nature claiming back what is hers and spilling forth from her point of containment. The piece is made solely from clay and high-fire glazes were used to obtain the various shades of color and glossiness associated with ocean life. The pot acts as both a functional teapot as well as a decorative piece,




Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Utilizing Project Management Tools and Techniques
Bark for Life is an American Cancer Society event that honors the lives of canine caregivers and raises money for cancer research. After seeing a trend in student favorability towards non-profit events on campus, the goal of this project was to provide Campbell University students with an opportunity to give back on campus and to raise money for cancer research as a campus that is affiliated with the American Cancer Society. The utilization of project management tools and techniques proved beneficial in the planning of a project of this scope, under the instruction of Dr. Katherine Spradley and the sponsorship of the Office of Student Activities.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Vaccine Hesitancy: Parents Who Perceive Their Child as Vulnerable, Less Likely to Vaccinate Their Child
The world health organization calls vaccine hesitancy a top 10 threat to global health. Changing parents beliefs about vaccines is difficult. This novel study examined parental cognitions driving vaccine beliefs. A large national sample of almost 2000 US parents of 3-35 month old children completed an online survey. Parents who perceived their child as highly vulnerable to disease were more likely to be vaccine hesitant. This opens avenues for novel interventions to improve vaccination rate among young children.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream, by Sheldom Harnick and Jerry Bock
Cassidy McCardle, Soprano and Susan Lohr, Piano

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Wade in the Water
Wade in the Water, Arranged by Harry T. Burleigh
Austin Medlin, Bass-Baritone and Susan Lohr, Piano

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] What I Did for Love
What I Did for Love, A Chorus Line
Abby Kolb, Mezzo-Soprano and Susan Lohr, Piano

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Women On-Air Within the Last Decade: A Comparative Study of Percentages from 2009-2019
This study compares the percentages of women on air now versus ten years ago. The broadcasts used in the sample come from CBS Evening News from 2009 and 2019. There are six categories in which this is broken down; women alone on-air, women on-air with a male counterpart, women on-air with another woman, men alone on-air, and finally, men on-air with another man. The percentage of women has increased within the last decade, while the percentage of men on-air has decreased. This research paper was accepted for presentation this year at the Southern States Communication Association 2020 annual convention.

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Brian Bowman

Instructor, Campbell University



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Written Purity in Practice: An Exploration into the Purity Practices of the Yaḥad (יחד) at Khirbet Qumran Through Literary and Archaeological Evidence
Taking the position of the Qumran-Essene Hypothesis, this paper explores conclusions which can be drawn regarding the austere purity practices of the community (יחד) who inhabited Khirbet Qumran–a community that purely, faithfully, and meticulously–away from ‘other’–awaited the end of time. These conclusions are based upon literary sources, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls (e.g., 1QS, 4QMMT) as well as other historical texts (e.g., Bellum Judaicum). Primary conclusions drawn from literary evidence are further substantiated through archaeological evidence. The archaeological evidence undergirds the textual evidence, allowing one to see textual claims of purity through practice within Khirbet Qumran.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] Zebra Finch Spirit Animal
In Native American culture, the Zebra Finch is a symbol of joy, high energy, optimism, and happiness. If we live our lives embracing the vivid coloring, various patterns, and heartfelt tune of this bird, everyday can be a good day. Just let the Zebra Finch guide your way.




Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] “Beauty in Ordinary Things”: The Effect of the Real and Unreal Characteristics of The Office (U.S.)
The Office, a mockumentary sitcom based on a British television show by the same name, is easily one of the most popular shows of the 2000s. The show has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 89% and has been reported to be the most frequently streamed show on Netflix in 2019 in a Chicago Tribune article (Metz). So, what is the reason for the success of a TV show with such a bland-sounding premise? While some people would say they love the show for its humor and quotability, I believe that The Office is so popular among audiences because of its familiar depiction of real life that is often made to seem fantastical through the use of real and unreal elements.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] “I Wish I was Lovely": Body Dysmorphia in Shirley Jackson's "Haunting of Hill House"
This paper discusses symptoms and behaviors associated with Body Dysmorphia, using characters from Shirley Jackson's Haunting of Hill House as examples. By combining psychological and literary research with textual evidence, I argue that protagonist, Eleanor Vance, may suffer from body dysmorphia. Further, I discuss the physical body's crucial and under-examined role in psychological literary criticism.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] “One Song, America, Before I Go.” The Dissipation of the Loco-Foco Movement
The Loco-Foco Movement was a political coalition of rogues and rag-tags as well as writers and intellectuals, who were cobbled together by variations of the core beliefs of classical liberalism, individualism, and laissez-faire economics. While never truly reaching the highest stage as a political party, their beliefs permeated the national discussion; opposition to the national bank, internal improvements, tariffs, monopolies, and eventually slavery were topics that the movement harnessed through their influential editorials, such as William Leggett’s New York Evening Post -among others- and politicians who shared a portion of their views, such as Martin Van Buren and Samuel Tilden. It is the objective of this study to follow the paths of two of its most prominent thinkers and determine the political entities into which they dissipated.

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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[VIRTUAL] “The Case for Satire in Daniel Defoe's 'An Essay upon Projects'"
This project reexamines a major canonical work from prolific author, Daniel Defoe, entitled "An Essay Upon Projects." By exploring the work's cultural and biographical context, I argue that this ostensibly serious collection of proposal essays additionally contains satirical elements. This possible misinterpretation implies larger critical misunderstanding of Defoe's canon. Furthermore, this argument highlights the need for critically examining the information we consume.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Agar Art: Using bacterial growth for artistic displays
Bacterial produce a variety of different colors upon growth. The ability to produce color is determined by metabolic properties, in either pigment production or in use of differential media. Microbiology students created the art displayed here based on bacterial metabolic characteristics. Bacterial pigment production results in a colored colony on non-colored media. Other plates displayed here use differential media; this media contains dyes that product a distinct color after bacterial growth due to the presence of metabolites.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Alien Invasion Box
This is my alien dream box,.I recently had a dream about an alien invasion. In this box you will find everything that was incorporated from my dream. Aliens arrive in the night leaving a path of destruction and taking one unlucky human as a sort of trophy for their actions. It was me; I was the human. I was their trophy!


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Audi Totem
In this Audi themed sculpture, I used sentimental pieces from my personal vehicle that have been decommissioned. Thousands of hours and dollars went into maintaining my car so I felt as though making a sculpture from its left-over parts would be a way to express the hardships of owning it. I used the original front bumper which had been in an accident, to make the base of the sculpture, I then used the suspension that came off the car to link the top to the base. And lastly, I used leftover Audi badges for the top portion.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Blue (Live Study)
This is an acrylic painting on paper of a still life captured using shades and tints of blue. The painting is 21.5” x 14.5” including the mat. It was created in 2017.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Dark Crystal Totem
The totem sculpture was inspired by Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal.” This story is from a movie that I grew up watching with my family and has always created a source of visual inspiration. Each totem represents a different layer of the story and is full of symbols to portray the elements of good and evil coexisting. Using a variety of mediums, I was challenged to push this project as far as I could take it. During the course, I remembered what it was like to create things for my own enjoyment and discovered a newfound confidence for unrelated artistic expression.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Grasping Giza
Grasping Giza (title) – pastel (medium) - 2019
This piece of artwork is a study of a masculine hand sculpture grasping a pyramid shape. I used a 2b pencil to lightly sketch out my drawing then used a gray-scale of assorted pastels to complete it. I chose this subject because of the complexity of the hand and thought it would be a great challenge. I enjoyed painting this piece because of the lighting. I thought the contrast of the drastic light on the knuckles and deep shadows between the fingers made the piece very interesting.

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Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Lee
Using white and black charcoal, I created this portrait of my friend Lee as he posed for our class. Starting with a medium gray, I first used an eraser and white charcoal to block in the areas on his face touched by light. Then, I used black vine charcoal to create shadows that would complement the highlights and create depth. This method, when done right, can create a wide range of values which adds to the depth of the composition.

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Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Table Cat
This is an oil painting of a cat peering over the edge of a table with a plate of food on it. It is a recreation of a popular photo that has been shared all over the internet.

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Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Virtual Reality for Persistent Pain in Physical Therapy Practice
Persistent or chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and around the world. The individual and societal effects include higher rates of disability, mortality, and numerous adverse health conditions. The management of persistent pain via opioid based pharmacologic interventions has correlated with addiction and premature death. Health care professionals are seeking alternatives to pharmacologic management to meet the needs of their patients without the adverse effects. This project combines artistic animation and video with current evidence to educate health care providers and patients about the viability of virtual reality in the management of persistent pain.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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O Rest in the Lord, from Elijah
O Rest in the Lord, from Elijah, Felix Mendelssohn
Lauren Sandlin, Mezzo-Soprano and Rebecca Morgan, Piano


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?
Houston Griffith, Tenor and Dr. Sally Thomas, Piano

Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Suite for Two
Suite for Two, by John Stevens
Prelude, Scherzo, Song, Coda

Aislinn Ramos and Dillon Johnson, Tuba


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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"For King, Country and Progress": How the Pals Battalions Contributed to Social, Political, and Economic Changes in Interwar Britain
The substantial loss of British life in World War One caused immense economic, social, and political change in the homeland and across the empire. Specifically, its unique use of "pals battalions" led to entire towns and streets being depleted of men, labor, and national pride. This essay will examine these causes and how they lead to many significant upheavals in British society.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Exegesis of Genesis 3
Much has been written about Genesis 3, largely due to the many conversations about the historicity of the creation narratives. Drawing on that research, this paper attempts to track with the narrative of Genesis 3 and discuss the themes of unity and disunity. It pays close

attention to how these themes fit with the narrative of the passage, while also pursuing a helpful interpretive framework for modern Christians who are trying to see why this story matters outside of the conversations about historicity.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Exploring the Modern Diversity Project Database
One of the newer avenues in classical music has been to the inclusion of compositions of people from diverse backgrounds. A new tool to help musicians find music is the Composer Diversity Project, which is a database of composers and their music. We have been doing research into the Composer Diversity Project Database and works including Low Brass. This lecture would include ease of use of the database, works discovered, works missed, and areas of strength/needing improvement. This lecture would benefit all of us in the community in utilizing a great new resource for music.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Impact of Household Income on SAT Scores
A statistical analysis of the correlation between economic factors, primarily household income, and performance on the SAT across various states.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Is Home Field Advantange a Myth?
Is home field advantage a myth or does it really exist? This has always been a big part of sports, but is it just a giant coincidence? Many say it's true but there is evidence that we all may have been deceived.

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Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Mr. CC's Symphony
During the 2019 Fall semester, I was tasked with constructing this gerontological report to encase my entire clinical experience with an assigned patient over several weeks. This unique opportunity allowed me to connect with a patient through real human interaction and mutual trust. After establishing a wonderful relationship and bond with Mr. CC, he passed away during the clinical period. He was one of the most intelligent individuals I have ever met and his kind heart made those in his vicinity feel like they were priceless. Caring for him taught me about the fragility and value of all human beings. It was an honor to be a part of his care. I am forever grateful for my time with him.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Neo-Nazism, White Supremacy, and the Hidden Apocalypticism Beneath It All
In this paper I will explore the link between the controversial modern white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups and apocalypticist ideology.  While both of these groups have been around for a while, their recent rise has shown a clear connection to this school of thought.  Throughout this essay I will bring to light various attributes that contribute to this profile and expose the dangers that go beyond terrorist attacks and hate speech.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Pediatric Imaging Utilization in Blunt Abdominal Trauma: A North Carolina Trauma Registry Study
Computerized tomography (CT) scans and ultrasound imaging are used to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment decisions of trauma patients, including pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to assess the utilization rates of these technologies and their associated clinical outcomes in pediatric patients (

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Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Positive Deviance and Trust in Community Engagement
A group of students focusing on service learning as part of a course-based consulting project collaborated with a start-up organization at small Liberal Arts University in the southeastern United States.As past relationships with outside change groups and the county were destructive and counter-productive, the University is in a unique position to create long lasting and mutually beneficial partnership through understanding of positive deviance and service-learning to help improve the area while incorporating the University to become a member of this community.

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Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Chair and Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Campbell University


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Stereoselective Synthesis of Non-Natural Products by Thiamine Diphosphate-Dependent Enzymes
Enzymes are attractive catalysts for organic synthesis because they function under mild conditions and can provide high stereoselectivity. Unfortunately, the use of enzymes for synthesis is limited by the number of reactions that have no enzymatic counterpart. This can be remedied by taking advantage of promiscuous activity of enzymes in synthetic reactions. For example, thiamine-dependent enzymes have been used to produce non-natural α-hydroxyketones. Our goal is to perform an enzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution to produce these valuable products with high yield and stereoselectivity. We have synthesized substrates and cloned the enzyme, with characterization of the enzyme in the reactions forthcoming.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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The Armenian Genocide
The Ottoman Empire conducted organized deportations and executions of Armenian
citizens within their territories from 1915-1917, but the atrocities committed are still hotly contested by the Turkish government over a century later. This paper analyzes the social, economic, and political elements that led to the perpetration of the Armenian Genocide, the systematic nature of the deportations and executions, and the aftermath of the massacres as the Armenian people fight for recognition and reconciliation. The Armenian Genocide remains a relevant topic as governments are beginning to grant recognition the victims and survivors, and similar injustices are committed across the globe.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Addressing the Stigma of Anxiety and Depression in Collegiate Athletes
I am studying anxiety and depression in collegiate athletes, to find a way to break the stigma behind anxiety and depression issues in student athletes. Student athletes are a group that are overlooked when discussing mental health in college-aged people. This presentation will begin discussing what Sport Psychologists do to address the stigma and what a liberal arts university is doing within their athletic programs to destigmatize anxiety and depression in student athletes.

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Dr. J. Dean Farmer

Chair and Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Campbell University


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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African Elephant Deterrent System
This project aids in providing African wildlife with adequate fresh water supply. Through monitoring the population of elephants in a friendly and non-violent manner, this project is improving the development and supply of clean water in southern Africa.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Amantadine Induced Tremors and Hallucinations: A Pediatric Case Report
Amantadine is being used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to treat symptoms of hyperactivity and irritability in children who do not respond to initial medication management. Amantadine is thought to work by preventing glutamate excitation and increasing dopamine. A 12-year-old male (36.2kg) with ADHD and ASD presented to Duke Children’s Hospital with tremulousness, altered mental status, hallucinations, increased seizure frequency and an elevated serum creatinine. This was his second admission for similar symptoms in a period of two weeks. Upon tapering off amantadine therapy, tremors and hallucinations resolved.

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Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Enzymatic Dynamic Kinetic Resolution for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Alpha-Hydroxy Ketones
Thiamine diphosphate-dependent enzymes have been explored for their ability to produce alpha-hydroxy ketones with high levels of enantioselectivity. Less explored, however, is the ability of these enzymes to control the configuration about multiple chiral centers. This project focuses on developing an enzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution of racemic substrates to produce alpha-hydroxy ketones with high enantio- and diastereoselectivity and high yield. We have successfully synthesized the substrates, with characterization of the enzymes in these reactions forthcoming. This work will provide an efficient and green approach to synthesize valuable alpha-hydroxy ketone products as precursors to pharmaceuticals and other important molecules.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Evaluation of DEHP Leachable in a Heparin IV Product
A pre-filled heparin sodium intravenous (IV) product is packed in disposable plastic bags made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) using up to 30-35% Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) as plasticizer. An HPLC-MS method and LLE extraction method have been developed for determination of trace amounts of DEHP in IV solutions. Evaluation of DEHP leachable in the heparin IV product at normal storage conditions and at elevated temperature for different periods of time is ongoing to confirm that DEHP release in the heparin product does not exceed the stated 5 ppm limit, as DEHP is a chemical with severe adverse health effects.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Formulation and Evaluation of Nanoparticles Using Xyloglucan
Nanotechnology is novel drug delivery systems used for efficient and targeted delivery of drugs. Nanoparticles are colloidal in nature and in fall in the size range of 10-1000nm.Natural polymers like xyloglucan can be used for formulation of nanoparticles using ionic gelation technique. The hydrophilicity of xyloglucan decreases the opsonization of nanoparticles in systemic circulation. This technique can be used to formulate nanoparticles of BCS class III and class IV drugs and help improve their permeability and solubility. The formulated nanoparticles will be characterized by Zetasizer, X-Ray diffraction, Scanning electron microscopy.
Key words- Nanoparticles, Xyloglucan.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Keen on Hygiene
Keen on Hygiene is a project that was started by group of Campbell students in 2018 and taken over by Makayla Brewington in 2019. The program's focus was empowering the youth with oral hygiene. The program is now collecting and distributing all types of hygiene products to impoverished schools, in order to help create the best learning environment for students. KOH has served over 50 students at Dunn Middle School by providing deodorant, soap, feminine and oral hygiene products. Keen on Hygiene's mission is to help students stay focused on learning and avoid unnecessary stress surrounding cleanliness.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Study Apoptosis and PKC Signaling in CMK11-5 Cells
In the body, cells that are not required are destroyed by a highly regulated cell suicide mechanism known as apoptosis. Apoptosis is regulated via many protein kinases, including protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms. We, therefore, hypothesize that activation of a novel (δ, ε, µ, θ, and ɳ) PKC family members causes apoptosis in megakaryocytic CMK11-5 cells. We will study apoptosis in CMK11-5 cells by Western blotting, flow cytometry, and the DNA ladder method. Preliminary results show there is no change in apoptosis when cells are treated with Gӧ6976 (a PKCα/PKCβ inhibitor) and suggest that PKC isoforms other than PKCα and PKCβ are responsible for apoptosis.


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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Unwinding Metal Yo-yo Composition
Though Yo-yos are believed to have been invented around 500 B.C, their manufacturing in the United States began in the 1920s. Yo-yos can be manufactured from many different materials, including woods, plastics, and metal alloys. Precision in size and weight of the parts are crucial to maintain balance and increased sleeping time. We analyzed the T5 Overlord Yo-yo manufactured by MagicYoYo


Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT
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