Arcadia University News


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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November 21, 2012

Learning How to Heal: Displaced by War, World-traveling Pharmacist Seeks Peace

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 As a pharmacist in the midst of major conflicts, it’s crucial to hold just the right skill set—lives are at stake. While working as a humanitarian pharmacist for French-based nonprofit organization Pharmacie et Aide Humanitaire (PAH), Prudence...

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November 20, 2012

Oatis Leads National Study of Knee Osteoarthritis

ScienceDaily reported on Nov. 10 that Arcadia University collaborated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School on a study of knee osteoarthritis, funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. According to new findings, the condition was treated with...

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November 14, 2012

Beatty ’12 Excels in the Lab and on the Field

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography JOSH BLUSTEIN Fall 2012 was full of triumphs for Chemistry major Lynn Beatty ’12 . She earned a place in Arcadia’s Physician Assistant program and led Arcadia’s field hockey team to the Commonwealth Conference playoffs for the first time. Given her work ethic...

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November 7, 2012

ADVANCE: Jeblonski ’07DPT Bridges Two Divergent Aspirations

ADVANCE featured Greg Jeblonski ’07TDPT, whose service in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard prior to 9/11 helped bridge two divergent career aspirations, on Sept. 20. Jeblonski's story was featured in the Spring 2007 edition of the Arcadia Magazine . While his life as a DPT student was half a...

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November 7, 2012

Genetic Counseling Students Volunteer at Ride Ataxia Benefit

Students from Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling master’s program were up before the sun on Oct. 7 to support Philadelphia’s fourth annual Ride Ataxia , a bicycle race to benefit the Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to curing Friedrich’...

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October 22, 2012

Genetic Counseling Program Attends Breast Cancer Awareness Night at PPL Park

The Philadelphia Union hosted Breast Cancer Awareness Night at PPL Park on Oct. 6. The event benefited Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. More than 17,000 fans, including 34 from Arcadia...

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October 19, 2012

OurHighlandsRanchNews.com: Patridge ’84MSPT Runs for Douglass County Commissioner

OurHighlandsRanchNews.com featured an interview with Roger Patridge ’84MSPT , who is a commissioner candidate in Douglas County, Colo., District 2. Patridge is a physical therapist, athletic trainer and a small business owner with a background in corporate health care and experience working with...

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October 17, 2012

Three PA Students Earn Scholarships from the Delaware Academy of Physician Assistants

The Delaware Academy of Physician Assistants (DAPA) recently awarded scholarships to three Arcadia University Physician Assistant students from the Christiana, Del., campus. The scholarship recipients are Krysta Cosentino , Class of 2013; Bethany Jackson , Class of 2014; and Erin Wojcieszyn , Class...

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