Arcadia University News


September 23, 2022

Dr. Cohen Presents at Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Blood Flow Restriction

By Danita Mapes ’23 Dr. Evan Cohen, associate professor of Physical Therapy, presented at the 22nd Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Sept. 22 on the use of blood flow restriction (BFR) training to improve muscle strength and functional mobility in those with multiple sclerosis (MS). The...

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September 14, 2022

CHS Announces Updates in Public Health

The College of Health Sciences and the Department of Public Health are thrilled to announce three new appointments: Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye, Ph.D., MPH has been named Undergraduate Program Director of the Department of Public Health; Suzanne (Suzy) Redington, DrPH, MPH, has been named Master of...

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July 13, 2022

Arcadia University Dedicates Dan Aaron Stay Fit Clinic

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Arcadia University re-dedicated the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Clinic and celebrated the unveiling of the new custom-made sign. Joined by members of the Madsen and Aaron families, University leaders, trustees, Physical Therapy faculty and staff, students, patients, and caregivers...

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June 14, 2022

Arcadia University and MCCC Announce New Public Health Program Agreement

Arcadia University and Montgomery County Community College are launching a new program-to-program agreement that provides a seamless, affordable pathway for students to earn their associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in the high-demand field of public health. Under the agreement, students who...

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June 13, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: John Deep

John Deep Dual degrees : Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Public Health. Undergraduate : John earned a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. At Arcadia : John served as Outcomes Coordinator at Arcadia’s Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic and...

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June 7, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Emily Franzone

Emily Franzone Degree : Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant program Undergraduate : Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland, where she worked as a research assistant for the Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and the Department...

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June 6, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Mia Logsdon

Mia Logsdon Degree : Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant program Bachelor's Degree : Mia earned a bachelor's degree in rehabilitation science from the University of Pittsburgh. On Campus : Mia was a recipient of a Global Studies Scholarship, earned Graduate Dean's Distinguished Honors,...

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June 2, 2022

2022 PA Olympics Raise More Than $24K for METAvivor Charity, Steuart and Nguyen Receive Leadership Awards

Students in Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program helped the 2022 PA (Physician Assistant) program raise $24,179 for the charity METAvivor, a nonprofit organization that supports women and men with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) by providing support, raising awareness, and funding...

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March 28, 2022

U.S. News & World Report: Arcadia Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

In its 2023 rankings, released on March 29, U.S. News & World Report once again ranks two of Arcadia University’s graduate programs, Public Health and Education, among the best in the nation. Arcadia’s Public Health graduate program ranked among the top such programs nationally and sixth in the...

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February 23, 2022

Arcadia Partners with Montgomery County to Enhance Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

In February, Arcadia University entered into a partnership with Montgomery County to enhance the Physical Therapy department’s pro bono physical therapy clinic . Recognizing the need for decreasing barriers to access health related services, the Arcadia University Pro Bono Clinic was designed to...

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January 17, 2022

Dr. Longacre, Odelberg ’20MPH Co-author Oncology Article in Cancer Care Research

Arcadia University’s Associate Professor of Public Health Margaret Longacre, Ph.D. , and graduate student Michelle Odelberg ’20MPH recently co-authored with researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center an article on integrating family caregivers into health care systems that was published in Cancer...

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November 11, 2021

Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science Degree Program Ranked 11th in U.S.

Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science program has been ranked 11th in the nation in Intellegent.com’s latest rankings of the top 30 programs . Arcadia also was awarded Best Toxicology Focus by the website, which considered 171 universities and colleges for its rankings. Arcadia’s Master...

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November 1, 2021

Public Health Faculty, Students Present at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo on Oct. 22-27

Faculty and students from the College of Health Sciences gave roundtable, oral, and poster presentations at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo on Oct. 22-27. Other faculty and students contributed to presentations as authors. Presenters : Dr. Suzanne Redington, MPH,...

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November 1, 2021

MPH / MMS Students Publish on Pediatric Rheumatology, Receive National Scholarships

Three students in the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University's Master of Public Health / Master of Medical Science dual degree program recently published and earned national scholarships, respectively. Lauren Pianucci published as the first and corresponding author in Pediatric...

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July 22, 2021

Dr. Zarzycki Explores New Treatment for ACL Recovery Through National Grant

After Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, athletes may struggle to return to their previous optimal level of performance, even after physical therapy. Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Ryan Zarzycki believes the key to unlocking ACL recovery could be in the nervous...

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July 16, 2021

Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

“Our resident assistant (RA) told us that we needed to meet in the chat—now room 107 in the Dining Hall—at midnight,” Assistant Dean of Student Success Bre Donnelly ’04 recalls about the night of Nov. 20, 2000. “It had long been rumored that there was going to be a name change. It was a very unique...

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June 29, 2021

Physician Assistant Class Graduates with Skills Needed in Today’s World

The Department of Medical Science faculty cheered on the Class of 2021 during an extraordinary celebration at the White Coat and Commencement ceremonies on May 20. In total, 99 students graduated from the program in 2021 during a year of postponed clinical rotations and online learning...

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June 21, 2021

Dr. Riley ’04DPT Receives CHS Alumni Achievement Award

By Rikki Rosenthal '21 Dr. Brooke Riley ’04DPT has used her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree to advance the healthcare options available to the Jamaican people. Her exemplary international work is what earned her the College of Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award this spring. Dr...

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May 24, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Class of 2021 Following Hybrid Academic Year

After more than a year of mainly virtual learning and events, the Arcadia University Class of 2021 celebrated on campus together in socially distanced, in-person Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21. Over six ceremonies, Arcadia University awarded more than 900...

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April 30, 2021

Physician Assistant Students, Faculty Participate in 2021 PA Olympics

Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty from both the Christiana, Del. and Glenside, Pa. campuses competed in the 19th annual PA Olympics on April 10. Hannah Middlestadt ’22 , of the Christiana campus, and Sally Anderson ’22 , of the Glenside campus, served as student representatives for the...

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April 20, 2021

Physician Assistant Ranked Nationally by Intelligent.com

Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program in the Department of Master of Medical Science was ranked #4 nationally by Intelligent.com on its “The Top 49 Physician Assistant Degree Programs.” Arcadia’s PA program was ranked as “Best PANCE Pass Rate” among the 49 programs. The program has...

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