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September 15, 2020

Arcadia Again Ranked Best in Region By U.S. News and World Report

Arcadia University was once again ranked among the region's top performing schools by U.S. News and World Report for its 2021 “Regional Universities—North” list, as released yesterday. The University ranked 45th of 176 schools this year, remaining in the top 25 percent of regional universities...

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September 11, 2020

Dr. Malloy Featured by Journal of Orthopaedic Research

By Josephine Mueller '21 Dr. Philip Malloy , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published the article “1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging generates accurate 3D proximal femoral models: Surgical planning implications for femoroacetabular impingement” in the September edition of the Journal of...

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August 27, 2020

Dr. Eckenrode Receives APTA Traveling Fellowship Award

Dr. Brian Eckenrode ’97 ’99M , associate professor of Physical Therapy, was awarded the 2020 Traveling Fellowship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)’s Academy of Physical Therapy Research. The award, which grants $3,500 per fellow, aims to bring together fellows of...

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August 20, 2020

For Sixth Straight Year, Arcadia Ranks Best Regionally with Princeton Review

Arcadia University was ranked among the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern” in its “ 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region ” for the sixth consecutive year. This prestigious list ranks Arcadia among nine schools in the greater Philadelphia area—and 50 in Pennsylvania—that are “academically...

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August 18, 2020

Physician Assistant Students Raise Funds at PA Olympics

Students from the Physician Assistant program participated in the Physician Assistant (PA) Olympics to raise money to support individuals suffering from cancer, and partook in a presentation ceremony on June 20. Due to the necessity of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Olympic’...

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August 13, 2020

Dr. Olorunsaiye Publishes on Newborn Healthcare in Senegal

Dr. Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye , assistant professor of Public Health, published an article in the November 2020 issue of Midwifery journal titled, “Association between birth attendant and early newborn care in Senegal.” The article was co-authored with A-Mac Harris ’20MPH , as well as Dr. Korede Yusuf...

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August 5, 2020

Eccleston ’20M Interns with Chester County COVID Testing Sites

Arcadia University Public Health major Allie Eccleston ’20M is ensuring COVID-19 tests are handled with the utmost care at testing sites with the Chester County Health Department. Since May, Eccleston has been working at mobile testing sites across the county for her final program internship. She...

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August 3, 2020

Dr. Tevald Featured by Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

Dr. Michael Tevald , associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional programs, was featured in the article “FPTR Researcher Sees Potential and Growth for the Physical Therapy Profession Amid COVID-19” by the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. In the article, Dr...

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July 29, 2020

Dr. Longacre Sees Pandemic Intensifying Caregiving Challenges

“Considering family caregivers and those they care for during this time of COVID-19 is vital,” said Dr. Margaret Longacre , chair of Public Health. “One decision somewhere can have varied impacts on others somewhere else because we are so interdependent.” In the U.S., 11 million people , or...

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July 23, 2020

Physical Therapy Returns to Campus Using All-Modes Ready Approach

On Monday, July 13, students in the Physical Therapy program returned to the classroom for the first time since March. However, the classroom experience was much different from prior to COVID-19. While 60 students were participating in the lessons that ran Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, they were all...

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July 21, 2020

Dr. Kantak Publishes Research in Online Medical Database

Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published his study “Differential effects of internal versus external focus of instruction on action planning and performance in patients with right and left hemispheric stroke” in August 2020 edition of Human Movement Science . The...

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July 9, 2020

Dr. McClure Receives Excellence in Biomechanics Research Award

Dr. Phil McClure , professor and chair of Physical Therapy, received the Biomechanics Special Interest Group of the Academy of Physical Therapy (APTA) Research’s Career Excellence in Biomechanics Research Award. Dr. McClure received the award for his expertise in shoulder biomechanics and...

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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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