Arcadia University News


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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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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October 1, 2019

Dr. Craik, Dr. Mangione Publish on PT Intervention for Hip Fractures

Each year, 300,000 Americans suffer a hip fracture and struggle to return to the ambulatory activities they enjoyed prior to it. Dr. Rebecca Craik , dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Kate Mangione , professor of Physical Therapy, recently co-published the study “Effect of a...

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October 1, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Rebecca Craik and Dr. Kate Mangione

To better understand the results of the study, “Effect of a Multicomponent Home-Based Physical Therapy Intervention on Ambulation After Hip Fracture in Older Adults,” Dr. Rebecca Craik, dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Mangione, professor of Physical Therapy, addressed the history of...

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September 9, 2019

Arcadia Rises in U.S. News and World Report’s Regional and National Rankings

Arcadia University once again rose in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings , released today, placing highly in national lists for study abroad and regionally for value, innovation, and social mobility. For the first time, the U.S. News & World Report rankings include a national...

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August 23, 2019

New First-Year and Transfer Students Begin Their Arcadia Journeys

More than 600 first-year and transfer students started their collegiate journeys at Arcadia on Aug. 23. During Move-In Day, faculty, staff, and student-athletes helped carry mini fridges, bedding, books, and other college necessities into Grey Towers Castle and Thomas, Dilworth, Heinz, Kistler, and...

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August 20, 2019

Dr. Longacre Receives American Cancer Society Grant for Integrated Caregiver Portal Development

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, has been awarded an American Cancer Society grant for "The Systemic Integration of Caregivers in Cancer Palliative Care" to conduct research for the development and testing of a standardization process to involve caregivers in patient...

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August 12, 2019

Arcadia Again Ranked Among Princeton Review’s “Regional Best”

For the fifth consecutive year, Arcadia University is ranked among the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” in its “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” This prestigious list ranks Arcadia among nine schools in the greater Philadelphia area—and 49 in Pennsylvania—that are “academically...

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March 28, 2019

Arcadia Physician Assistant Program Ranked 3rd in PA, 46th in Nation

In a ranking released by U.S. News and World Report on March 12, Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program was ranked third in Pennsylvania and 46th in the nation– an increase of over 30 percent from U.S. News ’ last such rankings in 2015. Arcadia’s program is one of only 18 in...

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March 26, 2019

Arcadia Hosts National Public Health Week Events

Arcadia’s Public Health Student Society (PHSS) is hosting fun and educational events for National Public Health Week, starting April 1. All events are free for Arcadia students, faculty, and staff. Monday, April 1: “Community Health Day” Yoga in the Castle: A one-hour yoga session led by Allyson...

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March 14, 2019

Dr. Lee Publishes on Minors’ Conflicts with Parents in Journal of Family Therapy

Dr. Hsin-Hau (Cathy) Lee , assistant professor of Psychology, published “A qualitative investigation of former Taiwanese unaccompanied minors’ culture‐based conflicts with parents” in the Journal of Family Therapy. The article is co-authored with psychologist Dr. David M. Kasson and Dr. Shiqin (...

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March 5, 2019

Dr. Noller Receives PA Mental Health Community Outreach Grant

Dr. Diana T. Noller , chair of the Department of Medical Science, hopes that one day Americans can overcome the stigma of mental health, and she is working to help the cause. In January, Dr. Noller was awarded the Mental Health Community Outreach Grant from the National Commission on Certification...

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December 11, 2018

Arcadia University to Transfer Sponsorship of Genetic Counseling program to University of Pennsylvania

Arcadia University and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announce that, beginning in fall 2019, Arcadia University will transfer sponsorship, accreditation, curriculum, and faculty of its Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program to Penn. Established in 1995,...

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November 13, 2018

Dr. Kantak Receives Grant to Study Stroke Hand Function Recovery

How often do you use one hand to complete an activity? Not often, according to Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy. The dependency on using both hands to complete most tasks of daily living– from putting on socks in the morning to pulling up the bedsheets at night– is what...

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September 18, 2018

Dr. Conway Named to Editorial Board of Genetics/Genomics Competency Center

Dr. Laura Conway , associate director of Genetic Counseling, was named to a one year term to the editorial board of the Genetics/Genomics Competency Center beginning Sept. 30. Members of the editorial board ensure that the materials in the collection are comprehensive, current, accurate. These...

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September 11, 2018

Arcadia Listed in Several Categories in 2019 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report university rankings, released yesterday, Arcadia University earned inclusion in several categories, such as Best Value School, A+ School for B Students, Best Undergraduate Teaching Schools, and Most Innovative Schools. In the overall rankings, Arcadia is 55...

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August 16, 2018

Arcadia Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best in the Northeast’ Four Years Running

The Princeton Review has once again named Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” in its “ Best Colleges: Region by Region .” This marks the fourth consecutive year Arcadia has qualified for the exclusive list. The University is included among 13 schools in the greater Philadelphia area,...

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May 21, 2018

Class of 2018 Ready to Lead

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 at Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evenings Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

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