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    • Adderall and Academia: How Amphetamine binds in the Human Norepinephrine Transporter Protein 

      Bell, Ian; Jachimowski, Lindsey; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2019-05-07)
      Recently, there has been a drastic increase in the use of prescription stimulants by healthy individuals in academia – specifically with undergraduate college students. We wanted to answer why this was phenomenon was ...
    • Analyzing the Presence of Unmet Need and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults 

      Butynes, Amanda; Tarr, Nina; Thompson, Caleb; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2019-12-11)
      This paper works to examine and determine a relationship or association between unmet need from disability and depressive symptoms in older adults. The older adult population is extremely vulnerable to deteriorating quality ...
    • Examining Health Conditions as Predictors of Unmet Need in Older Adults 

      Broshkevitch, Anna; Cáceres, Madeleine; Foley, Carolyn; Vipperman, Drew (2018-12)
      According to current research, unmet need for activities of daily living (ADLs) are associated with greater negative health outcomes in older adults. ADLs include eating, bathing, dressing, transferring from a bed or a ...
    • Increasing Equity and Decreasing Costs for Medicare Access and Treatment 

      Bourret, Kira; Cironi, Kate; Guzinski, Max; Huaman, Jonathan; Jones, P'trice; Mitchell, Shannon; Scott, Reilly; Slinde, Neil; Smith, Brett; Wear, Robert; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2018-05)
      In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a bill that established Medicare. Since then, the medical needs and structure of our society have changed in many ways. But does our current medical care and payment ...
    • Potential Influential Factors of Cognitive Decline and Engagement in Participants of Adult Day Services 

      Elms, Lauren; Hayes, Catherine; Shelburne, William (2018-12)
      As the global population of older adults increases, so does the need for more affordable care taking services such as Adult Day Services (ADS) at Virginia Tech. Data collected over a 10-year period was assessed to understand ...
    • Potential Opioid Addiction Therapeutics 

      Parras, Isabel; Kidd, Rachel; Merten, Eric; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2019-05-07)
      Throughout the last thirty years, a severe opioid epidemic has arisen due to the excessive consumption and abuse of these addictive narcotics. Opioids are currently the best analgesic known to man, however the effects of ...