Arcadia University News

October 17, 2012

PA Students Exceed Red Cross Goal, Continue Service Efforts with Food Drive

Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant students worked in cooperation with the American Red Cross to hold a two-day blood drive on campus in September. Thanks to the support of the campus community, they exceeded their goal of 80 donations, collecting a total of 124. The PA students look forward...

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October 17, 2012 PT Professor Discusses Bynum's Knees and the Imminent Sixers Season featured Dr. Brian Eckenrode , Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, in an article assessing Andrew Bynum's knee issues and the upcoming Sixers basketball season. In a vacuum, a simple bone bruise wouldn't be much to worry about, according to Brian Eckenrode, assistant professor of...

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October 2, 2012

Connectivity: McCloy Phones Wife to Change a Child's Life in Swaziland

Eric McCloy of Global Information Services recently returned from a service trip to Swaziland, a small nation in southern Africa with the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world. While assisting the Swaziland Relief medical team, he came across a three-year-old boy with such severe cerebral palsy...

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October 2, 2012

Genetic Counseling Program Well Represented at National Conference in Boston, Oct. 24-27

Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling program will be well represented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference in Boston, Mass., Oct. 24-27. Dr. Laura Conway , Assistant Program Director, Kathy Valverde , Program Director, and Rebecca Mueller ’11FSMS will give...

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October 2, 2012

Mangione and Craik Present Hip Fracture Recovery Research

Drs. Kate Mangione and Rebecca Craik presented recent evidence for hip fracture recovery to the External Advisory Panel of the Claude Pepper Center and faculty in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore on Sept. 12.

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October 1, 2012

Psychology, Physical Therapy Collaboration Results in Publication in 'Gait and Posture'

In her Psychology senior thesis, Olga Stanislavova ’12 looked at whether walking speed across an instrumented walkway used in physical therapy practice could be affected by mental categories activated without participant awareness. Individuals covertly presented with verbal materials priming the...

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September 18, 2012

PA Alumni, Faculty Help Advance Healthcare Access in Delaware

On Aug. 2, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell approved a law that increased access to quality healthcare by removing several outdated and unnecessary barriers that prevented PAs from practicing to their fullest extent. The milestone was reached thanks to the efforts of alumni and faculty of the Arcadia...

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August 3, 2012

McClure Speaks at Three Professional Conferences

Dr. Phil McClure , Professor of Physical Therapy, was an invited speaker at three recent professional conferences: McClure presented “Clinical Prediction Rules related to Management of Low Back Pain” at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Meeting in Lancaster, Pa., on June 9. He...

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August 3, 2012

Stackhouse Presents Poster at Regenerative Rehab Retreat

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, presented a poster, “Task practice with or without cellular transplantation promotes recovery of reach-to-grasp function after cervical spinal cord injury," at the Section on Research Regenerative Rehabilitation Retreat held at Beaver...

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August 3, 2012

Craik Speaks to PT Students at Duke University Capstone Session

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, was invited to speak to physical therapist students at the capstone presentations session at Duke University’s School of Medicine.

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August 3, 2012

Craik, Readinger, Tomlinson Attend APTA Task Force for Internship Development

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, Dr. Janet Readinger , Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, and Dr. Susan Tomlinson , Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, attended a task force meeting held by the Private Practice...

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August 3, 2012

North County Now: Langstaff Swims to Raise Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth

North County Now (Potsdam, N.Y.) reported on Aug. 1 that Renee Langstaff will swim from Prescott, Ontario, Canada, to her hometown of Ogdensburg, N.Y., to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in youth on Aug. 5. The event raised more than $1,000 for Parent Heart Watch, the national voice solely...

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July 29, 2012

Hillsborough Patch: Nowak '84MSPT Joins US Olympic Rowing Team in London

Hillsborough Patch reported on July 25 that Marc Nowak ’84MSPT will be at the Games in London, helping to prepare the US National Rowing Team to bring home the gold, as reported by contributor Jenna Charles. Nowak is looking forward to this year’s Summer Games. “The fun part of working with...

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July 9, 2012 Cabral Continues PA Education at Arcadia reported on July 7 that Rebecca Cabral was accepted to Arcadia University for the Physician Assistant graduate program . Cabral recently graduated cum laude from Ursinus College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and minors in Spanish and Biostatistics. While at Ursinus, she was...

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June 25, 2012 Chu Finds Competition for Female Wrestlers featured Jennifer Chu in the article "Four generations of Title IX," on June 23. As an assistant coach with Women’s Only Wrestling, Chu counsels girls who have limited opportunities to compete against other women to wrestle, as reported by Ivey Dejesus of Patriot News . Chu is...

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June 20, 2012

Billings Gazette: Clark '12M Accepts Position with Shodair Children's Hospital

Billings Gazette (Billings, Mo.) reported Shodair Children’s Hospital recently hired genetic counselor Marissa Clark ’12M . Clark received her master of science degree in genetic counseling from Arcadia University in Glenside, Penn., this year. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biology...

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June 19, 2012

Nowak ’84MSPT to Join U.S. Rowing Team at 2012 Summer Olympics

When a rower takes her seat, straps into her shoes and grasps her oar, she must surrender herself as an individual, conferring mind and body to a 64-foot Kevlar hull. Because the moment the United States women's rowing team pushes off the dock at M.W. Caspersen Rowing Center in Princeton, N.J., all...

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June 18, 2012

Pilachowski Wins PAGH Scholarship, Prepares for Clinical Training in Thailand

Emily Pilachowski , a student in the third year of the dual degree program in Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant) , won a $250 student scholarship from Physician Assistants for Global Health (PAGH), a non-profit organization working to meet the needs of PAs...

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June 14, 2012

News-line: Q-and-A with Heidi Fries ’06, ’09DPT

News-line recently interviewed Heidi Fries ’06, ’09DPT , PT coordinator at Theraplay, Inc . Fries, who earned both a bachelor's degree in Biology and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University, discusses how her professors helped her find the right field to integrate her...

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June 11, 2012

PT Students, Faculty Assist With Athlete Health Organization Screenings

Under the guidance of Dr. Brian Eckenrode ’97, ’99MSPT , Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Coordinator of the Orthopaedic Clinical Residency, students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program offered free orthopedic screenings during the Athlete Health Organization’s annual...

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June 8, 2012

PT Alum, Clinic Owner Runs for County Commissioner in Colorado

The Castle Rock News Press (Colorado) reports that Douglas County’s Republican voters have a choice including Arcadia alum Roger Patridge in the upcoming primary election for County Commissioner. The primary election is June 26, when registered Republicans will decide which of the two will...

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