Arcadia University News


February 26, 2013

Cooper Publishes in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Sarah Cooper , Instructor of Biology, published “The Role of Endoscopic Cholangiopancreatography in Pancreaticobiliary Disease” in the Winter Edition of the HAPS EDucator , the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Scott Rawlins , Professor of Scientific Illustration, illustrated the...

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January 30, 2013

Paddock Publishes Paper in ‘Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease’

Dr. Brie Paddock , Assistant Professor of Biology, published “Invertebrate Models of Alzheimer’s Disease” in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease . A majority of the genes linked to human disease belong to evolutionarily conserved pathways found in simpler organisms, such as Caenorhabditis elegans...

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December 3, 2012

MarineLink.com: Gulkus ’10 Appointed Senior Admin for Jensen Maritime

MarineLink.com reported on Nov. 29 that Lauren Gulkus ’10 , who graduated from Arcadia with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, is the new senior administrator for Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corporation subsidiary firm. Reporting to General Manager Sergio Fifi, [Gulkus] is the...

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September 24, 2012

Cooper, Volk ’12 Publish Article on Myosatellite Cells

Instructor of Biology Sarah Cooper and Melissa Volk , who graduated from Arcadia with a B.A. in Biology in 2012, had their paper "Muscle Injury and The Role of Myosatellite Cells in Muscle Healing and Regeneration" published in the summer 2012 edition of the Journal of the Human Anatomy and...

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September 11, 2012

Biology Major Wins Award, Meets Nobel Laureate at Sigma Xi Conference

Sneha Thomas ’13 , a Biology major with a Pre-Med concentration, won second place and received a Certificate of Award for the Excellence at the Northeastern Sigma Xi Research Symposium in April for her ongoing research examining oviposition preferences in the Asian tiger mosquito with Associate...

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August 2, 2012

Smith and Student Researchers Test Effects of Toxins Commonly Found in Household Items

By Chris Macchi ’12 Dr. Sheryl Smith , Assistant Professor of Biology, is researching the effects of four synthetic toxins on fruit flies. The chemicals—Bisphenol A (BPA), Parabens, Phthalates, and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)—are found commonly in American households. Of these toxins, BPA may be...

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July 24, 2012

Poughkeepsie Journal: Belinsky Appreciates the 'Busy Chorus of Birds'

Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) featured Dr. Kara Belinsky , Assistant Professor of Biology, in "Soundscape tells animals what to avoid: Research show predators' noices affect birds' nesting choices," July 22. The article follows the ongoing research and findings at the Cary Institute of...

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July 8, 2012

Wright Receives Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry

Dr. Megan Wright , Assistant Professor of Biology, was awarded the Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony in May. The award honors the legacy of Dr. Ellington Beavers, former Chair of the Board of Trustees, and is designed to encourage and...

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June 22, 2012

Wright Co-Authors Paper on Respiratory Dysfunction and Spinal Cord Injuries

Dr. Megan Wright , Assistant Professor of Biology, co-authored "Phrenic motor neuron degeneration compromises phrenic axonal circuitry and diaphragm activity in a unilateral cervical contusion model of spinal cord injury," published in Experimental Neurology (2012 Jun;235(2):539-52. Epub 2012 Mar...

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June 8, 2012

Hoffman’s 'Scientific Ethics' Benefits From Global Perspective, Leadership

Each semester Arcadia University offers numerous online courses in a variety of different subject areas, giving students added flexibility in their scheduling. This past spring, Dr. John R. Hoffman led an online course in Scientific Ethics that received rave reviews from students. The course,...

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June 8, 2012

Cooper, McDonald Published in 'Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society'

Sarah Cooper , Instructor of Biology, co-authored "Opioid Analgesics and Pain Management" with Jeffery McDonald ’10 . The paper appeared in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society in spring 2012. One of the highest priorities of modern medicine is the control of pain and opioid...

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May 25, 2012

Alum Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars List

Burns White member attorney Valerie H. Lieberman in the firm's Philadelphia office was named to the 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, a distinction received by no more than 5 percent of attorneys practicing in the state, according to a Burns White news release. Ms. Lieberman, a first year Super...

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May 4, 2012

WFMZ-TV: Professor Rose Thanks Montgomery Commissioners for ALS Awareness Month

WFMZ-TV News reported May 3 that the Montgomery County Commissioners established May as ALS Awareness Month. Dr. Wesley Rose , who was diagnosed with ALS seven years ago and is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Arcadia University, was on hand to support the commissioners' effort, as reported by...

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April 24, 2012

Tucker ’12 Analyzes DNA for Rattlesnake Population Research

By Chris Macchi ’12 Last summer Biology major Sharese Tucker ’12 tested the DNA of timber rattlesnake populations ( Crotalus horridus ) found in Westmoreland County, Pa., with the hopes of making conclusions about the factors causing their genetic variation. Mentored by Dr. Lauretta Bushar , Tucker...

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April 4, 2012

PCToday: Buckman ’77M Participates in Education Panel Discussion

PCToday recently reported that Debra A. Buckman ’77M , Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science at Pennsylvania College of Technology, spoke about the role of educators in teaching about Marcellus Shale during a panel discussion. The discussion was part of the annual conference of...

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April 3, 2012

Cooper Named Editor of 'Journal of Human Anatomy and Physiology Society'

Sarah W. Cooper , Instructor of Biology, is the new editor of the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society , effective July 1 .

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March 6, 2012

Cooper Publishes 'Medical Advances That Have Come About as a Result of War'

Sarah W. Cooper , Instructor of Biology, published an article titled "Medical Advances That Have Come About as a Result of War" in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society . Vol 16 (2) Winter 2012. p. 5-9. Abstract: Damage Control Resuscitation (DCR) and Damage Control Surgery (DCS)...

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March 2, 2012

KTVZ.com: Phillips' Bioko Research Provides Look into Climatic Future

KTVZ.com reported on a study co-authored by Dr. Naomi Phillips , Assistant Professor of Biology, on a rare and endangered monkey in an African equatorial rainforest, Feb. 29. "Our Arcadia undergraduates were instrumental in this work," says Phillips of the article. "This was very exciting and great...

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March 2, 2012

Buttillo ’11 and Cooper Publish Article on Brown Adipose Tissue and Burning Calories

Sarah W. Cooper , Instructor of Biology, with Andrew Buttillo ’11 , published an article titled “Brown Adipose Tissue and Its Role in Adaptive Thermogenesis” in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS Educator) 2011. 16(1): p. 15-17. Abstract: Currently, obesity research...

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March 1, 2012

The Herald News: Cote ’14 Reflects on 'Life Changing' Service Trip

The Herald News (Fall River, Mass.) reported on Erin Cote ’14 , who spent winter break in Guatemala bringing health care to people in makeshift clinics, churches and nutrition centers. The service trip was organized through Arcadia University and the organization Hearts in Motion. Cote is a Biology...

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February 28, 2012

Faculty and Students Put Research Front and Center

The third annual Faculty and Student Research Expo is Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Boyer Hall and the Health Sciences Building. Meet faculty researchers and their student collaborators and see firsthand the scientific research that takes place on Arcadia’s campus. Attendees are invited...

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