Arcadia University News


February 14, 2013

Comcast NewsMakers: Public Health Student Develops Equine Therapy Program

Dene Mitchel ’13M , a graduate student in Arcadia’s Master of Public Health program, was featured on Comcast NewsMakers recently with host Jill Horner. She discussed an equine therapy program she created with Sebastian Riding Associates for children suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (...

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January 30, 2013

Physical Therapy Department Well Represented at 2013 Combined Sections Meeting

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy was well represented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in San Diego, Calif., in January. Program Planning Marty Eastlack, PT, PhD, was the Program Chair for all of the Section on Research activities for...

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January 17, 2013

Standing Up to a Challenge, Blume ’13DPT Gets Back to Basics

It’s easy to talk yourself out of a challenge. But Shantel Blume , who is set to graduate from Arcadia University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program on Jan. 19, says: “When it’s really right, a lot of times you get affirmation about it.” Blume took a few moments to reflect on her two-and-a-half...

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January 14, 2013

PA Grad Joins Family HealthCare Network

Central Valley Business Times featured Katelyn Schuck ’10 ’12M in the Dec. 27 section of "People in the News." Schuck majored in Biology at Arcadia before entering the Physician Assistant program. Katelyn Schuck, a family medicine physician assistant, has joined Family HealthCare Network at its...

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December 12, 2012

Beatty Named to Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Academic Team

Arcadia University field hockey player Lynn Beatty ’12 was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Academic Team by the Philadelphia Sports Information Directors Association on Dec. 11. To be eligible a student-athlete of sophomore standing or higher must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Beatty, a...

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December 10, 2012

Liu ’12M Makes Seamless Transition into Genetic Counseling Profession

While completing a master's degree in Genetic Counseling at Arcadia University, Hongbin Liu ’12M leveraged her expertise in biomedical research to seize valuable internships, which helped her transition to a new professional community and complete a career change. With guidance from Arcadia’s...

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December 7, 2012

Krantz and Bernhardt Address Genetic Technology on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

On Dec. 4, faculty from Arcadia University's master's program in Genetic Counseling appeared on WHYY's Radio Times in the segment "Genetic testing and medicine." Speaking with host Marty Moss-Coane, Medical Director Dr. Ian Krantz and Clinical Supervisor Barbara Bernhardt addressed ethical...

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December 7, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer: Bernhardt Discusses 'Toxic Knowledge' in Inconclusive Genetic Testing

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured Clinical Supervisor Barbara Bernhardt of Arcadia University's Genetic Counseling graduate program in a front page article, "Seeing a fetus' future ills," on Nov. 20. The story discusses recent genetics findings that "could expand prenatal testing while reducing...

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December 4, 2012

PA Students Donate 800-Plus Meals for Hunger Awareness Month

Arcadia University's Physician Assistant program organized a food drive for Hunger Awareness Month. Beginning Oct. 18 and concluding with the Empty Bowl Fundraiser on Nov. 12, students collected more than 600 cans of food and 200 assorted pastas, grains and instant meals, which were donated to...

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December 3, 2012

Stackhouse and DPT Students Publish in ‘Journal of Neurotrauma’

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Scott Stackhouse and DPT students Laura Krisa and Kelly L. Frederick published “Amphetamine-enhanced motor training after cervical contusion injury” in the Journal of Neurotrauma.

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December 3, 2012

McClure Publishes Paper in JOSPT

Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Phil McClure and Ph.D. advisee Stephanie Muth published “The effects of thoracic spinal manipulation in subjects with signs of rotator cuff tendinopathy” in the Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy .

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December 3, 2012

Podcast: Craik Leads Discussion on Affordable Care Act

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, moderated a podcast titled “Election 2012 and Beyond,” for the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association . Panelists discussed the Affordable Care Act. Listen . Introduction The 2012 Presidential Election promises major changes...

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December 3, 2012

Moorestown Patch: Seymour Receives 2012 Outstanding PA Educator Award

MoorestownPatch reported on Nov. 29 that Assistant Professor Amanda Seymour , Clinical Coordinator of Arcadia's Physician Assistant Program , was awarded the Outstanding Physician Assistant Educator Award by the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants. The award honors those physician...

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December 3, 2012

Moorestown Patch: Seymour Receives 2012 Outstanding PA Educator Award

MoorestownPatch reported on Nov. 29 that Assistant Professor Amanda Seymour , Clinical Coordinator of Arcadia's Physician Assistant Program , was awarded the Outstanding Physician Assistant Educator Award by the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants. The award honors those physician...

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November 29, 2012

Valverde Named to ACGC Board of Directors

Kathleen Valverde is now a member of the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, the national accreditation body, and will begin as the finance chair in January 2013.

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November 29, 2012

APTR Recognizes Arcadia's Public Health Program

The Association for Prevention, Teaching and Research’s Healthy People Curriculum Task Force recognized the Master of Public Health Program at Arcadia University for the Outstanding Case Study of the Undergraduate Global Public Health Minor . Arcadia’s minor was spotlighted in a poster presented at...

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November 29, 2012

Wilkens and Liu ’12M Co-Author Article in ‘American Journal of Medical Genetics’

Alisha Wilkens, Adjunct Professor of Genetic Counseling, and Hongbin Liu ’12M co-authored an article based on Liu’s thesis project, which was completed under the mentorship of the program’s Medical Director Dr. Ian Krantz . Their article, “Novel Clinical Manifestations in Pallister-Killian Syndrome...

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November 29, 2012

Oatis Presents Two Papers at American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

Dr. Carol Oatis , Professor of Physical Therapy, presented two papers at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington D.C. on Nov. 10 and 14. The papers were “Physical Activity and Timing of Discharge From Physical Therapy Following Total Knee Replacement” and “Associations...

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November 29, 2012

DiSantis Co-Authors Paper on Obesity Interventions in African-American Girls

Dr. Katie Isselmann DiSantis , Assistant Professor of Community and Global Public Health, co-authored a paper published in Obesity Reviews titled “Family-focused obesity interventions in African-American girls: a systematic review.” This was a systematic review to assess the nature and...

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November 25, 2012

Smith Publishes Article in ‘Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants’

Jami Smith , Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator in the Physician Assistant Program, published “Tremors and palpitations in a 33-year-old male,” in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in November. Read the paper .

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November 21, 2012

Arcadia University Signs Historic Educational Agreement with 87th Medical Group

Air Force Recruiter Online reported on Nov. 20 that Arcadia University recently signed an "Educational Affiliation Agreement" with the U.S. Air Force 87th Medical Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst, N.J., as part of a partnership initiated by the Air Force Recruiting Service's 360th Recruiting...

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