This collection includes Senior Individualized Projects (SIPs) that deal with issues of health. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.



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Recent Submissions

  • Expansion of DNA Databases in the United States: An Analysis 

    Yourchock, Kimberly (2005-01-28)
    The powerful technology of the CODIS system is a potentially invaluable crime-fighting tool but at the same time a potentially devastating encroachment on the very freedoms we seek to protect through law enforcement. To ...
  • Spirituality in Medicine: A Study on Writing the Autobiography to Promote Emotional Healing for Cancer Patients 

    Fowler, Kelsey (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2007)
    Modern day methods of medical practice and patient care show an incredible advance in technology and success since even one hundred years ago. With the coming of the Age of Enlightenment and an increasing amount of followers ...
  • Social Support Among Homeless Adults 

    Dallas, Amey (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2001)
    This paper provides reviews of the research conducted on both social support and homelessness, indicating areas of possible future study; especially important are longitudinal and experimental designs. The current study ...
  • Predictors of Income among Youth Aged Out of Foster Care 

    Thomson, Rebecca N. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Foster care youth face considerable difficulties as a result of their birth family histories, their experiences within the foster care system, as well as the unstable environments into which they exit care. With all of the ...
  • Elementary HIV Prevention in a Community Based Setting 

    Urbiel, Claire E. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2005)
    The proposed study is a modified replication of the 1995 study conducted by Schonfeld et al. and aims to determine whether an elementary AIDS education prevention program in a community setting can advance young children's ...
  • The Effect of Community Distress on Quality of Childcare in Low-Income Populations 

    Weatherhead, Garrett (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2002)
    This study examined quality of childcare and the effects of ecological factors on the quality of childcare in low-income populations. Quality of care was measured using child observation in the caregiver setting, a global ...
  • Stress, Grief, and Resolution: A Group Intervention for Parents Raising a Disabled Child 

    Bogart, Lauren (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2002)
    The birth of a disabled child brings with it many additional stressors for parents, as well as the potential decrease in the quality of their mental health and infant caregiver relationships. Depression and the inability ...
  • Michigan Childcare Policy Research Partnership Project 

    Emami, Lisa (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2001)
    Michigan State University is conducting a research study to answer policy-related questions about childcare, particularly for limited income and high-risk children. Data are currently being collected from several samples ...