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December 2, 2020

Stay Fit Program Goes Virtual

After temporarily closing down last spring, the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease reopened this summer in a virtual environment. Doctor of Physical Therapy students are getting back their hands-on experience in the program. On Nov. 5, 15...

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November 30, 2020

Through Grant, Dr. Olorunsaiye to Study Family Planning in African Immigrant Communities

Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye , assistant professor of Public Health, was awarded a Changemakers in Family Planning grant by the Society of Family Planning Research Fund to study family planning in the African immigrant communities in southeastern Pennsylvania. The 18-month, $63,148 cumulative training...

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November 23, 2020

Dr. Longacre Speaks at National Caregivers Conference

By Josephine Mueller '21 Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor and chair of Public Health, presented at the National Caregivers Conference on Oct. 16. In her presentation titled, “Involving and Supporting Caregivers in Clinical Care using an Integrated Caregiver Portal System,” Dr. Longacre...

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November 13, 2020

Public Health Students, Alumni Present at Global Health Conference on Social Justice, Health Equity

By Katherine Haines '21 Led by Dr. Heather deVries McClintock , assistant professor of Public Health, public health students and alumni presented research on social justice topics at the 12th Annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Global Health Conference, “Power, Politics, and...

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November 4, 2020

For Ferro ’24, Nursing Experiences Guides Future Career

Canadensis, Pa. resident Kylie Ferro ’24 , a Public Health/Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) major, loves working the maternity unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital. It “has her heart.” As a nurse’s aide, Ferro is charged with the care of five to seven patients each time she works at the hospital—whether...

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October 26, 2020

Physical Therapy Launches Healthcare Management and Leadership Certificate

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy has launched a new certificate program to begin Spring 2021 that bridges the gap between clinical practice and administration as clinicians of various medical fields take on leadership roles. The online Healthcare Management and Leadership...

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October 23, 2020

Hybrid DPT Students Visit Campus for First Time for Immersion Experience

On Oct. 8, the first hybrid cohort of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students arrived on campus at Arcadia University for a weeklong on-campus visit to work with cadavers and practice hands-on skills from what they had learned online since classes began on Aug. 24. The nationally ranked DPT...

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October 8, 2020

CHS Calls on Faculty, Staff, and Students to End Health Disparities

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted two Question and Answer sessions with Dr. Gregory Hicks, professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, to discuss what can be done to address the health disparities in the U.S. healthcare system. Students, faculty, and staff of the CHS were...

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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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