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2018
Wednesday, April 4th
9:00 AM

C-reactive protein, antibiotics, and treatment of pneumococcal infection in mice

Donald Neba Ngwa
Sanjay K. Singh, East Tennessee State University
Toh B. Gang, East Tennessee State University
Alok Agrawal, East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

FREQUENCY AND INTENSITY OF HEAT WAVES IN EAST TENNESSEE: MEASUREMENTS USING VARIOUS HEAT WAVE DEFINITIONS

Taiwo Peter Adesoba, East Tennessee State University
Ying Li, East Tennessee State University
Kenneth Silver, East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Jane Dulaney Hilbert: Appalachian Aviator

Jessica Newell

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

SELF-COMPASSION AND SUICIDE RISK IN VETERANS: SERIAL EFFECTS OF SHAME, GUILT, AND PTSD

Jessica McKinney, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:20 AM

Adolescents in Residential Care With Major Mental Illness

Lydia Eisenbrandt
Jill D. Stinson, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

C-reactive protein is an atheroprotective molecule

Asmita Pathak, East Tennessee State University
sanjay K. singh, East Tennessee State University
alok agrawal, East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

Resident stakeholder perceptions of lava flow hazard diversion strategies and protective measures for infrastructure and commercial and private property on Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, Hawai‘i

Ashleigh Reeves, East Tennessee State University
Christopher Gregg, East Tennessee State University
Michael K. Lindell, University of Washington - Seattle Campus
Timothy A. Joyner, East Tennessee State University
Bruce Houghton, University of Hawaii at Manoa

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

The Talk: How the Christian Right and the Liberal Left are Talking about more than Sex

true Neal

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

9:40 AM

Behavioral Correlates for Quitting Opioids among Opioid-Dependent Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women of Childbearing Age in Rural Appalachia

Sindura Kompella, East Tennessee State University
Sylvester Olubolu Orimaye, East Tennessee State University
Nigel Dsouza, East Tennessee State University
Karl Goodkin, East Tennessee State University
Steven Kendell, East Tennessee State University
Susan Wallace, East Tennessee State University
Tracy Willson, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

9:40 AM - 9:55 AM

Presentation Materials Available

IS WATER QUALITY IN BOONE LAKE A DAM PROBLEM? AN ASSESSMENT OF WATER QUALITY PRE- AND POST- DRAWDOWN

Annie Grant, East Tennessee State University
Ingrid Luffman, East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

9:40 AM - 9:55 AM

Straight from Clinicians' Mouths: A Qualitative Exploration of Barriers to Rural Reentry

Alyssa P. Gretak, East Tennessee State University
Jill D. Stinson, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

9:40 AM - 9:55 AM

Striking differences in uromodulin excretion and expression, salt-sensitive hypertension, and renal injury in Dahl SS vs. BN and SS.BN1 consomic rats

Rowdy Jones
Jacqueline C. Potter, East Tennessee State University
Shannon C. Allenn, East Tennessee State University
Conor B. Miles, East Tennessee State University
Rhesa Dykes, East Tennessee State University
Michelle M. Duffourc, East Tennessee State University
Aaron J. Polichnowski, East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

9:40 AM - 9:55 AM

10:00 AM

A Path Analysis Approach to Proximal Minority Stress and Problematic Drinking

Sarah A. Job, East Tennessee State University
Stacey L. Williams, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

SELF-ORGANIZED STRUCTURES: MODELING POLISTES DOMINULA NEST CONSTRUCTION WITH SIMPLE RULES

Matthew Harrison, East Tennessee State University
Istvan Karsai, East Tennessee State University
Christopher Wallace, East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

THE EFFECTS OF ESTROGEN-INDUCED STROMAL CELL EFFECTORS, OSTEOPONTIN AND VIMENTIN, ON CHLAMYDIA INFECTIONS IN A NON-POLARIZED CELL CULTURE MODEL

Hannah Elizabeth Bowers, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine
Jennifer Hall, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Thinking into the Future: Motivational Consequences of Time Perspective

Parker A. Dreves, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:20 AM

Factors that affect Early Sexual Initiation in a Sample of College Students in North-East Tennessee: The Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Economic Hardship, Family Structure and Religiosity.

Oluyemi R. ROTIMI, East Tennessee State University
Hima Bindu Dubasi, East Tennessee State Universtiy
Ruby Yadav, East Tennessee State University
Mildred Maisonet, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Investigations of Pre and Post treatment protocols in the fabrication of carbon fiber ultramicro- and nanoelectrodes

Theophilus Neequaye
George Paa Kwesi Affadu-Danful, East Tennessee State University
Gregory W. Bishop, East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir induced nephrotic syndrome: A challenging case of Hepatitis C management

Himesh Zaver
Laith Al Momani, East Tennessee State University
Kalpit Devani, East Tennessee State University
Chakradhar M. Reddy, East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Improving End-of-Life Healthcare in Tennessee

Erin E. Mauck

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

10:40 AM

Immobilization of Gold Nanoparticles on Nitrided Carbon Fiber Ultramicroelectrodes by Direct Reduction as a Platform for Measuring Electrocatalytic Properties.

George Affadu-Danful
Theophilus Neequaye, East Tennessee State University
Gregory W. Bishop, East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

Injurious Suicide Attempts Among Middle and High Schhol Students

Christian Nwabueze
Hilary Elom, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of East Tennessee Medical Providers towards Transgender Patients

Abby Schultz
Morgan Buda, East Tennessee State University
Anahita Rahimi-Saber, East Tennessee State University
Rebecca Lee, East Tennessee State University
Abbey Mann, East Tennessee State University
Leigh Johnson, East Tennessee State University
Ivy Click, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

Virulent Bacteria in Appalachian Tennessee Waters

Rachel Miller MD
Alex Yu
Demetrio Rebano Macariola MD

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

11:00 AM

Identification of AlgZ Regulator, PA2771, and Effects on Motility and Virulence in P. aeruginosa

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Chris Pritchett Dr., East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Increasing Fruits and vegetable consumption among SNAP recipients through an innovative prescription program: Appalachian Farmacy

Kiriinya Mwirigi
Beenish Kamran, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

11:20 AM

A C. albicans two component pathway regulates the CDR4 and SSU1 transport genes involved in quorum sensing and response to bacterial signaling molecules.

Derek A. Stuffle, East Tennessee State University
Michael D. Kruppa Dr., East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM

11:40 AM

A Stem-Loop Secondary Structure Influencing Expression Of The Post-Transcriptional Regulator, RsmA, In Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Ian Miller
Christopher Pritchett, East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

11:40 AM - 11:55 AM

12:00 PM

Association between Smoking and Functional Outcome in Acute Ischemic Stroke Population Treated with Tissue Plasminogen Activator

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Oluyemi R. Rotimi, East Tennessee State University
Olubunmi Kuku, East Tennessee State University
Ndukwe Kalu, East Tennessee State University
Olakunle Oni, East Tennessee State University
Christian Nwabueze, East Tennessee State University
Thomas Nathaniel, University of South Carolina
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

1:00 PM

Association between Alzheimer's disease and Rural Northeast Tennessee Region between 2013 and 2015

Sylvester Olubolu Orimaye, East Tennessee State University
Jodi Southerland, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Biochemical Characterization of Tomato Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase

Sujan Shrestha
Aruna Kilaru, East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

SIR2 DEACETYLASE ENZYME AND ITS POSSIBLE ROLE IN PATHOGEN INFECTION

Bal Krishna Chand Thakuri
Dhirendra Kumar, East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

1:20 PM

Characterization of SIP470, A Plant Lipid Transfer Protein, and its Role in Plant Defense Signaling

Shantaya Biunca Andrews, East Tennessee State University
Timothy Audam, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Louisville
Dhirendra Kumar Dr., East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

FATTY ACID AMIDE HYDROLASE IN NAE METABOLIC PATHWAY IN PHYSCOMITRELLA PATENS

Md I. Haq, East Tennessee State University
Aruna Kilaru, East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

Identifying Motivators and Barriers for Wellness Programs to Inform Recruitment and Retention of Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs)

Beenish Kamran, East Tennessee State University
Kate Beatty, East Tennessee State University
LeighAnne Hurst, East Tennessee State University
Deborah L. Slawson, Department of Community Health, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Link Between Parenting Style and Offspring Empathy as Mediated by a Relationship of Familial Emotional Climate and Emotional Regulation

Rachel M. Clingensmith, East Tennessee State University
Diana Morelen, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

1:40 PM

Dietary fatty acids and temperature effects on the reproduction of Daphnia magna

Mark Albright, East Tennessee State University
Lev Yampolsky, East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

1:40 PM - 1:55 PM

Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on HIV Risk Behaviors using a Nationally Representative Sample from 2011 and 2012

Elaine Loudermilk
Megan Quinn, East Tennessee State University
Liang Wang, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

1:40 PM - 1:55 PM

Presentation Materials Available

National Burden of Childhood Asthma Hospitalizations in the United States: Analysis of the 2012 Kids’ Inpatient Database

Titilayo James, East Tennessee State University
Youssoufou Ouedraogo, East Tennessee State University
Kiana R. Johnson, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

1:40 PM - 1:55 PM

NOVEL POLYUNSATURATED N-ACYLETHANOLAMINES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS IN PHYSCOMITRELLA PATENS

Suhas Shinde
Ruth Welti
Aruna Kilaru

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

1:40 PM - 1:55 PM

2:00 PM

ASSESSING AND IMPROVING MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH BEHAVIORS WITH READNPLAY FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE

Olushola Fapo
GAYATRI JAISHANKAR
Debra Mills
Karen Schetzina

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Mom Power: Replanting the seed

Rebecca Otwell
Diana Morelen, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

SIP68, A GLUCOSYLTRANSFERASE PROTEIN AND ITS ROLE IN PLANT DEFENSE MECHANISM

Saroj Chandra Lohani
Abdulkareem O. Odesina, East Tennessee State University
Dhirendra Kumar, East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Transient expression of avocado DGAT1 and PDAT1 in N. benthamiana leaves

Md Mahbubur Rahman
Jay Shockey, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Aruna Kilaru

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:20 PM

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SCREEN TIME AND HIGH-RISK SEXUAL BEHAVIORS AMONG U.S HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Ayotola Falodun

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM

Direct and indirect effects of invasive Cirsium arvense on pollination in Southern Appalachian floral communities.

Jesse Daniels

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM

Preferences in Timing of Sex Education Instruction among Tennessee Sex Education Providers and ETSU College Students

Ruby Yadav, East Tennessee State University
Oluyemi Rotimi, East Tennessee State University
Hima Bindu Dubasi, East Tennessee State Universtiy
Mildred Maisonet, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM

The Impact of Subsidence on Industrial Complexes in the Lower Mississippi River Industrial Corridor

Joseph B. Harris, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
T. Andrew Joyner, East Tennessee State University
Robert V. Rohli, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM

2:40 PM

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN FAMILY AND PARENTAL FACTORS AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Kido Uyamasi
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Sheryl M. Strasser, Georgia State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137A

2:40 PM - 2:55 PM

DUAL METHOD USE IN A SAMPLE OF COLLEGE-AGED WOMEN

Anthony Peluso, East Tennessee State University
Katie Baker, East Tennessee State University
Joel Hillhouse, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

2:40 PM - 2:55 PM

Escaping the Arrhenius Tyranny: Metabolic Compensation during exposure to high temperature in Daphnia

Bret L. Coggins, East Tennessee State University
Lev Y. Yampolsky, East Tennessee State University

BAYS MTN. ROOM 125

2:40 PM - 2:55 PM

Silver Nanoparticles: Emerging Environmental Contaminants in the Aquatic System

Joseph Kusi
Phillip Robert Scheuerman, East Tennessee State University
Kurt J. Maier, East Tennessee State University

RIPSHIN MTN. ROOM 130

2:40 PM - 2:55 PM

3:00 PM

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake, Knowledge, and Acceptance for Youth: A Systematic Review of Appalachia

Chelsea N. Ryan, East Tennessee State University
Kathryn L. Duvall, East Tennessee State University
Emily C. Weyant, East Tennessee State University
Kiana R. Johnson, East Tennessee State University
David L. Wood, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

3:20 PM

Prevalence of metabolic conditions by BMI category and undiagnosed status in the U.S Adults

Ifeoma Ozodiegwu
Yongke Lu, East Tennessee State University
Kesheng Wang, East Tennessee State University
Ying Liu, East Tennessee State University

AUDITORIUM ROOM 137B

3:20 PM - 3:35 PM