Upcoming Doctoral Dissertation Defense Announcements

The Graduate College Announces the Final Examination For the Defense of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree

 

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Chelsea L. Smith | Department of Allied Health Sciences |  Sibling’s Influence on Subsiding Behaviors Related to Obesity (SIS-BRO) 
 

Defense Date:  Wednesday, June 27 , 2018 | 10:00 am | College of Allied Health Building, Room 1117

Committee in Charge:   

Susan B. Sisson, PhD; Sandra H. Arnold, PhD; Jennifer L. Graef PhD; Laura Hubbs-Tait, PhD; Allen W. Knehans PhD

 


 

 Jordan Hearod | Department of Health Promotion Sciences |  Lessons Learned from Three Qualitative Inquiries 

 

Defense Date:  Monday, June 4 , 2018 | 1:30 pm | Tulsa Schusterman Center, Room 1G12

Committee in Charge:   

Thomas Teasdale, DrPH, Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, DrPH, MPH, Alicia L. Salvatore, DrPH, MPH, Marianna S. Wetherill, PhD, MPH, RDN-AP/LD, Lisa Byers, MSW, PhD

 

 


 

 

 

Elizabeth Koldoff | Graduate Nursing |  Transition to Early Intervention for Infants with Very Low Birth Weight 
 

Defense Date:  Monday, May 7, 2018 | 10 am | Fran and Earl Zeigler College of Nursing Building,  Room 222

Committee in Charge:   Barbara Holtzclaw, PhD, RN, FAAN;  Thubi Kolobe, PhD, FAPTA;    Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN;  Mark Fisher, PhD, RN;  Janet Sullivan-Wilson, PhD, APRN

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Defense Date:  Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 1:00 pm | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge:  Mark Coggeshall, PhD; Jimmy D. Ballard, PhD; Madeleine Cunningham, PhD, Eric Howard, PhD; Mark Lang, PhD  

 


 

  JADITH ZIEGLER | Pathology | Novel Therapies Against Gliomas    

 Defense Date:  Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 2:30 pm | Hensley Library, Biomedical Science Bldg, Room 433  

Committee in Charge:  Rheal Towner, PhD, Courtney Griffin, PhD, Wei-Qun Ding, PhD, Priyabrata, Mukherjee, PhD, James Battiste, MD, PhD

 


 

Michael T. Prusator | Radiological Sciences | Monte Carlo Simulation for the Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System: A TOPAS Study  

 

Defense Date:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 2:00 pm | Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center, Room 6039 

Committee in Charge:   Yong Chen, PhD; Salahuddin Ahmad, PhD; Hosang Jin, PhD;  Daniel Johnson, PhD; Hong Liu, PhD; Jagadeesh Sonnad, PhD

 

 


 

 Alaina Reagan | Neuroscience | CAVEOLIN-1 REGULATES SMOOTH MUSCLE CONTRACTILITY IN AGING AND RETINAL INJURY

Defense Date:  Monday, March 5, 2018 | 1pm | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge:   Michael H. Elliott, PhD; Michelle Callegan, PhD; David Sherry, PhD; Scott Plafker, PhD; Ferenc Deak, PhD; Mark Lang, PhD

   

 

 

 Committee in Charge:   Lucila Garcia-Contreras, PhD, Chair; Doris M. Benbrook, PhD; Nathan Shankar, PhD; Michael Ihnat, PhD; Stanley D. Kosanke, PhD

 

 

 
 

 Megan L. Brophy | Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Myeloid-specific deletion of epsins 1 and 2 ameliorates atherosclerosis by preventing LRP-1 downregulation and inflammatory macrophage phenotype 

 Defense Date:  Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 11 am  | Basic Sciences Education Building ,  Room 276 

 Committee in Charge:  Hong Chen, PhD, Co-Chair, Ann Louise Olson, PhD, Co-Chair, Guangpu Li, PhD, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, PhD, Karla Rodgers, PhD, Xin Zhang, PhD

 

 


 

Defense Date:  Monday, January 29, 2018 | 2 pm  | Biomedical Research Center,  Room 109

Committee in Charge:   Ferenc Deak, MD, PhD; Beverley Greenwood - Van Meerveld, PhD; Jose Rizo-Rey, PhD; Robert E Anderson, MD, PhD; Rheal Towner, PhD; William E Sonntag, PhD 

 


  
 

Defense Date:  Monday, January 8, 2018 | 1 pm  | Biomedical Research Center,  Room 109

Committee in Charge:   Robert E. Anderson, MD, PhD, Nawajes A. Mandal, PhD, Eric W. Howard, PhD, Linda F. Thompson, PhD, James J. Tomasek, PhD, Dimitris Karamichos, PhD

 

 


 

 

Defense Date:  Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 10 am  | College of Public Health Building,  Room 144

Committee in Charge:   Thomas A. Teasdale, DrPH, Chair; Lori L. Jervis, Ph.D., Kerstin M. Reinschmidt, Ph.D.; Lancer Stephens, Ph.D.; Ying Zhang, Ph.D.

   

 


 

 

Susan Woods | Department of Allied Health Sciences | THE IMPACT OF DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON BODY COMPOSITION AND ABILITY TO WALK FOR A TIME IN ADULTS WITH PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME

Defense Date:  Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 1 pm  | College of Allied Health Building,  Room 3025 

Committee in Charge:   Allen W. Knehans, PhD, Sandra Arnold, PhD, Carol Dionne, PhD, Leah Hoffman, PhD, Peggy Turner, MS

 


 

  

Pharavee Jaiprasart | Department of Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences | Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Approach for a Rational Development of Gene-Targeting Combination Cancer Therapy

Defense Date:  Friday, December 8, 2017 | 12 Noon  | College of Pharmacy Building,  Room 101 OUHSC

Committee in Charge:   Sukyung Woo, PhD, Chair; Jessie L.-S. Au, PharmD, PhD; Kelly Standifer, PhD; Youngjae You, PhD; Takemi Tanaka, PhD

 

 

 

 

Kaitlin Calhoun | Department of Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences | Phenotypic and Genetic Influences Upon the Cutaneous Inflammatory Response

Defense Date:  Monday, December 4, 2017 | 9:30 am  | College of Pharmacy Building,  Room 339 OUHSC

Committee in Charge:   Randle M. Gallucci, PhD, Robert Dale Foreman, PhD, Michael  A. Ihnat, PhD, William Michael McShan, PhD, Kent Teague, PhD

 

 


 

Nyssa C. Cullin | Department of Microbiology and Immunology | CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MUREIN HYDROLASE LYTF OF STREPTOCOCCUS SANGUINIS

Defense Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 1:30 pm  | Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library Building,   Auditorium Room 299

Committee in Charge:   Jens Kreth, PhD, Co-Chair; David Dyer, PhD, Co-Chair; Darrin Akins, PhD; Eric Howard, PhD; Rodney Tweten, PhD; Lauren Zenewicz, PhD

 

 


 

Regina Greuel Cook | Department of Health Promotion Sciences | OBESITY CONCEPTUALIZATIONS IN THE MOST AND LEAST OBESE STATES: A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF STATE OBESITY LEGISLATION RELATED TO THE FOOD ENVIRONMENT

Defense Date:  Monday, October 30, 2017 | 1:00 pm  | College of Public Health Building,   Room 144

Committee in Charge:   Thomas A. Teasdale, DrPH, Chair; Janis Campbell, PhD;  Marshall Cheney, PhD; Karla Finnell, PhD, JD; Amir Khaliq, PhD; Diane Warren, PhD

 


Doctoral Defense Announcements (2017 - 2018)

Click the sections below to view list of student's.  Then click the hyperlinks to view the  dissertation abstract , mentor's research  interest and  to learn more information on  the graduate programs in which these students are seeking  doctoral degrees.

Summer 2017 Defense Announcements

Spring 2017 Defense Announcements

Previous Years Doctoral Defense Announcements

Fall 2016 Defense Announcements

Summer 2016 Defense Announcements