Honors Theses

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Successful completion of the CV Honors Program is noted on the graduate’s diploma and transcript. To earn CV Honors, students are required to graduate with a 3.5 GPA and earn 24 credit hours in honors related work by graduation. A minimum of 12 hours of Collegium V credit must be earned from Collegium V classes. Up to 12 hours may be earned through approved honors level work, including undergraduate honors classes, graduate classes, research or internship projects taken as independent studies, university accredited travel abroad class work, and "contract" courses. Students must successfully complete and present an approved honors thesis.


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    Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Rehabilitation Improves Recovery of a Motor Task after Neurological Injury
    (2015-06-25) Choi, Rachel; Meyers, Eric; Ganzer, Patrick; Hays, Seth; Kilgard, Michael P.; Rennaker, Robert L.; 0000 0001 3852 473X (Kilgard, MP); 0000 0001 2879 2132 (Rennaker, RL)
    Ischemic stroke and spinal cord injury are neurological injuries that produce persisting motor deficits. Additionally, the majority of those suffering from impairments due to ischemic stroke or spinal cord injury rarely fully recover complete function with current treatment options. Here, we investigate the use of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), which facilitates specific and long-lasting plasticity after injury. Sprague-Dawley rats affected by a spinal cord contusion at C5 and administered VNS paired with rehabilitation exhibited significant recovery of forelimb strength on an isometric pull task. We also propose similar recovery of supination function in Sprague-Dawley rats affected by endothelin-1‐induced focal motor cortex ischemic stroke. Thus, VNS paired with rehabilitation may be an effective therapeutic tool in the event of neurological injury such as ischemic stroke or spinal cord injury.