• Stained with Blood: Idealism and Reality in Whitman’s Drum Taps

      Oyer, Julie M.; The College at Brockport (2015-02-01)
    • Destined to Die Prematurely: An Examination of African American Life Expectancy

      Howard, Jianna; Howard, Jianna; The College at Brockport (2017-04-01)
      In recent decades, scholars have noted the connections of health, socioeconomic status, and the role that individual, systemic, and institutional racism, legal and de-facto segregation, and criminalization (Wacquant, 2009) have had in producing health disparities, including unequal life expectancy rates between black Americans and other racial groups in the country. Over the past century, African American males and females have experienced shorter life expectancies than the national averages. Many rationalize this troubling disparity by citing individual “lifestyle factors” as a primary cause, thereby suggesting that health outcomes are a simple matter of individual choice. Otherwise known as healthism (Cheek, 2008), this ideology fails to acknowledge how social determinants such as where one lives, household income, and education can impact one’s ability to directly control their own health within constrained conditions. This study seeks to examine the historical underpinnings of racial disparities in health and how they ultimately impact life expectancy in addition to displaying that the healthism ideology is not basis for biological explanation.
    • Reverend Thomas James and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

      Sampson, Cheryl; The College at Brockport (2017-04-01)
      Rochester’s African Methodist Episcopal Church Zion An empty church building stands on Favor Street in Rochester, New York. A for-sale sign stands in the yard. The grass is overgrown. A tall fence surrounds the property to fend off any would-be trespassers. This building was the third edifice of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church, originally built on this same location in 1830. The city wanted to build an expressway in the 1970s so the church membership moved to a different location less than a mile away. There is nothing spectacular about the building’s architecture. Its significance lies in the people who spoke there. Rev. Thomas James, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and Hester Jeffrey all spoke in its pulpit for abolition or women’s suffrage in the nineteenth century. Its significance also lies in the activities that occurred within its walls. Douglass published the first few issues of The North Star in its basement. James published The Rights of Man there. African American men, women, and children learned to read and survive as free people in its hallowed walls. The noteworthy people turn an ordinary building into one of great import in the City of Rochester.
    • Trans and Non-binary students navigating relationships

      Light, Lucky Summer; The College at Brockport (2017-07-24)
      This research involves understanding the complex ways Trans and Non-binary students navigate interpersonal relationships. Much research has been done on the positive impacts of enrolling students with diverse cultural and social identities. However, there is a lack of research that seeks to understand if Trans and Non-binary students are thriving on campus so that we can be certain how Trans and Non-binary students are doing. This project is conducted by a literature review to better understand the contribution of gender diversity to university campuses alongside understanding the complex and diverse experiences of Trans and Non-binary students.
    • Minority Caregivers of Dementia Patients: Quality of Life and Implications for Quality of Care Provided.

      Odam, Rachael; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      This literature review examines minority caregivers of patients living with dementia, issues affecting their quality of life, as well as implications for the quality of care provided to their loved ones living with dementia. There is evidence that minority caregivers face significant barriers, which may impact the quality of care provided to their loved ones. Some common characteristics observed among minority caregivers of people with dementia include a lower level of education, language barriers, and inadequate social supports. We hypothesized that caregiver quality of life affects the quality of care provided to persons living with dementia.
    • Reducing Adverse Drug Events through Leadership

      Harrigan, Sheniqua; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      This research involves finding ways through communication and collaboration to reduce adverse drug events/medication errors in healthcare. Through implementing leadership amongst healthcare professionals, medication safety would increase. This is a literature review of various articles and books about leadership, communication in healthcare, and adverse drug events. Adverse drug events can be reduced if health professionals in various healthcare facilities are routinely allowed to attend training workshops focused on communication, collaboration, and leadership development.
    • Mind and Body Medicine: Is Prayer an Alternative Treatment?

      Ralph, Betty; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      My research involves exploring Mind and Body alternative medicine. Through a literature analysis, I will examine the relationship between prayer and healing. Research shows that most individuals who have been hospitalized either believe or have prayed for improved health. If there is a significant relationship between prayer and healing, it is necessary to ask the following questions: When should prayer be offered? Should it be planned? Should prayer be a choice? These are questions that would need to be taken into consideration if this treatment is to be implemented.
    • Summer Program at the United Nations: Why Should You Care?

      Olagunju, Deborah; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      The Summer Program at the United Nations was an enticing and inspirational experience. We met daily with Directors of different sectors in the United Nations. They taught us about their area of specialty and the importance of their role. We sat in on multiple Security Council sessions where we observed how all the countries who were present interacted with one another and voted on global issues that would better the lives and overall status of the member countries. Through firsthand experience, we analyzed the function of the United Nations versus the failed League of Nations.
    • Should Nursing Education Programs Be Stressful?

      Belnavis, Chantell; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      Our research involves identifying the main causes of stress in Nursing Students from Traditional Programs and developing interventions to limit the effect these stressors have on the educational experience of becoming a Registered Nurse. We are conducting this research through a narrative literature review, where articles are used as references in order to draw to a conclusion on how the “stress environment” within nursing curriculum could be decreased and ultimately better utilize the Nursing Care Model. The nursing core model treats the whole person to better promote well-being.
    • Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Parents and Special Education

      Blair, Abigail; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      My research involves parental involvement with special education programming and how it relates to their children’s behavior. To conduct this research, literature will be reviewed and interviews will be done with teachers and parents of children enrolled in special education programs. We will look into the amount of involvement suggested to parents, as well as how much they are allowed to participate through the review of programs, meetings, and other related policies. It is anticipated that we will find a correlation between children’s behavior, academic progress, and parental involvement in their respective programs.
    • Exploring the Issues Students with Learning Disabilities Encounter as they Transition into College

      Turner, Donald; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      The transition from the secondary learning institution to the collegiate setting is already a challenging task to navigate. It becomes a much more daunting task for a student who has a learning disability. The primary focus of this research is to gain insight into the various obstacles and issues related to improving the transitioning of incoming freshmen with learning disabilities into the collegiate setting. With knowledge gained from this research, we hope to design a step by step plan to ensure a smooth transition from the secondary learning institution to the collegiate setting.
    • Seeing Math Education through the Lens of Different Cultures

      Manning, Anthony; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      Understanding math can be a challenge for some and a thrill to others. Math is a subject were the answers are always the same no matter where you are in the world. But what is different is how math is taught and embraced in various regions of the world. To understand how this impacts one’s relationship with math will be the focus of this research. Our primary comparisons will be between the United States and South East Asian countries. We will also discuss some best practices used by both countries and how they can possibly be incorporated into our classrooms.
    • Mutagenesis at Amino Acid Phosphorylation sites of the Human ERH protein

      Grant, Markaylia; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      The goal of this project is to successfully create plasmids containing mutant human enhancer rudimentary, e(r) genes. The e(r) gene encodes for the protein, enhancer rudimentary homolog (ERH), which has been shown to promote the progression and survival of certain human cancers. These plasmids containing the mutant human genes will be inserted into the genome of Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, to study the effects of the mutations on the activity of the protein.
    • Traumatic Events Impact on Colleges Enrollment of Students with Learning Disabilities

      Blair, Shaniece; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      Numerous traumatic events have occurred in recent years and have greatly impacted people of all ages, including college-aged students. One of the causes of learning disabilities may be the increasing number of traumatic events. It is hypothesized that there has been an increased enrollment of students with learning disabilities in areas where traumatic events have occurred. Using data acquired from public and private colleges or universities in New York, we will determine if the number of students with learning disabilities is increasing on New York college campuses post-traumatic events and what services are being most frequently utilized.
    • Chronic Low Back Pain

      Williams, Lascelles; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      Chronic low back pain is a typical musculoskeletal disease that affects males and females of all age groups. The problem is becoming more prominent both due to aging and the increase in population size. This presentation will discuss the anatomy of the lumbar spinal region (lower back), the possible causes of the illness, and non-invasive ways to treat this condition. Information will be drawn from many different scholastic and peer-reviewed research articles about the prevalence of this disease, current treatments, and future advancement in the subject area.
    • Academic Advisement: Age, Transfer Status & Ethnicity

      Horton-Williams, La Vonia; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      This study explored the academic satisfaction of students at SUNY Brockport in regards to age, transfer status, and ethnicity. The 2017 NSSE was administered on-line to all the registered freshmen and seniors in Spring 2017. The mean advisement scores were obtained for these students and their counterparts and recorded. Independent t-tests revealed no significant difference of academic advisement satisfaction among students, regardless of age group or minority status; however, transfer students were shown by an independent t-test to have slightly lower satisfaction compared to non-transfer students. A more detailed analysis of the survey findings will be presented and discussed.
    • Sociocultural and Socioeconomic Determinants of Organ Donation

      Gagliano, Amy; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      Recent research has indicated that community-level characteristics are predictive of donor designation in a given region. This current study extends the body of this work to consider the potential impact of regional level sociocultural and socioeconomic determinants of health on measures of Organ Procurement Organizations’ (OPOs) success at facilitating organ transplants. Using select indicators from The National County Health Rankings dataset, county-level indicators were aggregated to provide estimates of health within each of the 57 national OPOs donation areas. Significant associations were documented.
    • Tax Incentives for Entrepreneurship

      Brown, Mikal; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      The need for funds is a crucial aspect of entrepreneurial work, and one that the United State government has decided to provide aid to entrepreneurs. This aid has resulted in subsidies, tax breaks, and tax reductions. This study will involve quantitative as well as qualitative research looking at Census Reports, Literary Works, as well as, the overall economic changes that have occurred since these credits have been introduced to try and deduce if any correlation between the two. This will allow for an in-depth understanding of the impact of tax credits on entrepreneurs and the surrounding community.
    • Interventions for Informal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: Implications for Quality of Care

      Debrah, Emmanuella; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      This research examines interventions for informal caregivers of people living with dementia, as well as the implications of such interventions for the quality of care provided. Family caregivers of people with dementia face numerous challenges in the course of caring for their loved ones. Several interventions currently in use to help caregivers cope includes: educational support, cognitive stimulation therapy, meetings, and telephone support. Studies used in this literature review utilized a randomized control trial (RCT) and systematic review methodology, with some evidence supporting improvement in family caregiver quality of life, which leads to better care for loved ones with dementia.
    • The Barriers African Americans Face in Becoming Registered Nurses

      Wall, Aishia; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      This project discusses the shortage of African American registered nurses in the United States. The US has a population of over 300 million Americans. There are about two million registered nurses, of which only 9.9 percent are African American. Our research will review the barriers Blacks/African Americans experience on their paths to becoming registered nurses. We will also be looking into why there are disparities within the nursing population compared to other ethnicities. The information presented on the topic will cover current materials from literature review and census data.