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June 30, 2020

Dr. Pedersen ’20DPT Finds Passion in Pelvic Floor Health

To find her calling, Dr. Aase Pedersen ’20DPT knew she had to change the trajectory of her career path as a case manager and supervisor with the Department of Welfare. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University, she knew she wanted to work in a medical profession and began...

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June 12, 2020

Arcadia Announces the Kathleen Demery Valverde Endowed Award for Excellence in Research

Arcadia University is pleased to establish the Kathleen Demery Valverde Endowed Award for Excellence in Research. The award will recognize undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Psychology,...

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June 11, 2020

Dr. Tomlinson Re-Elected to APTA Nominating Committee

Dr. Susan Tomlinson , associate professor and director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy, was re-elected to a two-year term on the Academy of Physical Therapy Education’s Nominating Committee of the Clinical Education Special Interest Group. The group, which is a part of...

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June 9, 2020

Dr. Longacre Appointed Chair of Public Health, Assistant Dean of Research

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, has been appointed chair of the Department of Public Health and assistant dean of research in the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University. Dr. Longare will succeed current Chair of the Department of Public Health Dr. Katie...

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June 2, 2020

Dycus ’16M, MPH Investigates Coronavirus Cases in Bucks County

By Caitlin Joyce '20 “We get reports of different diseases which are of interest around the world, and this was flagged as something interesting going on in China in January,” said Drew Dycus ’16M, MPH , recalling how the Bucks County Department of Health became attuned to the beginnings of the...

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June 1, 2020

Arcadia University’s Nationally Ranked DPT Program Now Offering Hybrid Learning

Arcadia University’s nationally ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has expanded to offer a hybrid learning model for healthcare and medical professionals, Arcadia DPT Online. Beginning in fall 2020, the hybrid expansion will include both online (distance) learning and periodic on-...

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May 28, 2020

Genetic Counseling Graduates Final Class

During the Grad-AWAY-tion ceremony on May 15, Arcadia University graduated its final Master of Science in Genetic Counseling class, the 24th graduating class in program history. This follows the July 2019 transfer of sponsorship, accreditation, curriculum, and faculty of Arcadia’s Genetic...

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May 27, 2020

Dr. Mangione Nominated for Inspiring Clinic Researcher

Dr. Kathleen Kline Mangione , professor of Physical Therapy, has been nominated for an inspiring clinical research professional with The Florence Effect, a global initiative celebrating and bringing together those who are practicing extraordinary clinical research. This initiative is run through...

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March 31, 2020

Will ’06M, MPH Fights Coronavirus Stateside, Treats Epidemics Around the World

“As a physician assistant, I treat each patient by looking at the whole person in front of me,” explains Scott Will ’06M, MPH about the global perspective and public health training he gained at Arcadia. Will’s health care journey began more than 15 years ago in Dayton, Ohio. After he...

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March 17, 2020

DPT Ranks Among Top 10 Percent Nationally by U.S. News and World Report

Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program remained in the top 10 percent of nationally ranked programs, according to U.S. News and World Report , ranking at 24th in the country and receiving top placement among Philadelphia area programs. The rankings are based on peer...

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February 13, 2020

GradReports Ranks Arcadia's Master of Public Health Program Fourth In Nation

The Master of Public Health program at Arcadia has been recognized as a top program in the nation by GradReports, placing fourth in the list of the “25 Best Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs 2020.” The rankings are based on the median salary of graduates for specific degree programs as...

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January 16, 2020

Arcadia and APTA Host Panel on State of Physical Therapy Care

On Jan. 9, Arcadia University Department of Physical Therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) hosted a collaborative discussion about the practice models for physical therapists, “Practice Revolution: Physician Owned, Corporate, Health Care Systems, Independent, and More.” The...

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December 19, 2019

Dr. Tevald Receives Grant for Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies

Dr. Michael Tevald , associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional Programs, received the first-ever Acute Care Research Grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The $40,000 grant will enable the development of evidence-based rehabilitation strategies for acute...

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December 12, 2019

Longacre Advises on “Sandwich” Generation Caregiving

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, was one of three academic advisers for the National Alliance for Caregiving's report on Sandwich Generation Caregiving. This report, announced in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 26, studied the demographics of caregivers (the Sandwich...

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December 12, 2019

Dr. Malloy Publishes on Hip Pain in Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy

Dr. Philip Malloy , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published “Hip Biomechanics During a Single-Leg Squat: 5 Key Differences Between People with Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome and Those Without Hip Pain” in the December edition of the Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical...

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December 11, 2019

Dr. Eckenrode Publishes on Pain Sensitivity in Sports Physical Therapy Journal

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of Physical Therapy and coordinator for Orthopedic Clinical Residency, published “Pain Sensitivity in Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy” in the December edition of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Eckenrode’s research investigated...

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December 3, 2019

PT Hosts Symposium on Neurophysiology and Rehabilitation

Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department hosted the fourth annual Fall Faculty Symposium, titled “Body Meets Brain: Applying Neurophysiology to Orthopaedic Rehabilitation,” on Nov. 2. The event welcomed more than 130 practicing clinicians, including several alumni, and was organized by Dr. Ryan...

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December 2, 2019

Dr. Longacre presents at APA’s Work, Stress, and Health Conference

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, presented on “Financial and Employment Policy Preferences among Employed Cancer and Non-Cancer Caregivers” at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) “Work, Stress, and Health” conference in Philadelphia from Nov. 7 to 9, as part...

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November 25, 2019

Prewitt ’21M, MPH and Franey ’21M, MPH Present at APHA Annual Meeting

Dual degree Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science students Cassidy Prewitt ’21M, MPH and Maura Franey ’21M, MPH were selected through a peer-reviewed process for oral presentations to share their capstone research at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and...

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November 19, 2019

Clinical Service in Guatemala Impacts Future Health Professionals

In summer 2019, Kirby Edsill ’20M, PA and Daniel McCole ’20DPT helped provide medical services to underserved communities in Guatemala as part of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs. Edsill’s and McCole’s international journeys not only led to professional growth...

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November 14, 2019

McManus ’20M Receives National Genetic Grant for Thesis on Cystic Fibrosis

Morgan McManus ’20M received a grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Special Interest Group of the National Society of Genetic Counselors to help fund her thesis, “Pregnancy, Genetic Counseling, and Cystic Fibrosis: Exploring the experiences and discussions between females with cystic fibrosis and their...

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