Arcadia University News


January 13, 2012

Agnew Voted Among Top PAs in Intelligencer Poll

Donna M. Agnew, Associate Director and Assistant Professor of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant Program, was recently voted among the Best of 2011 Bucks and Montgomery County, in the Physician Assistants Category. See the full list . Agnew earned a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology...

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January 13, 2012

Agnew Voted Among Top PAs in Intelligencer Poll

Donna M. Agnew, Associate Director and Assistant Professor of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant Program, was recently voted among the Best of 2011 Bucks and Montgomery County, in the Physician Assistants Category. See the full list . Agnew earned a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology...

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January 10, 2012

Valverde Instrumental in Passage of Genetic Counseling Licensure Bills

Arcadia University’s Director of the M.S. in Genetic Counseling Kathleen Valverde , along with Rep. Thomas Killion (R-Delaware/Chester), is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Senate and House passed the genetic counseling licensure bills on Thursday, Dec. 12. The bill was signed into law by...

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December 16, 2011

Genetic Counseling Program Produces Strong Showing at Annual Education Conference

The Arcadia University Genetic Counseling program had another strong showing at the Annual Education Conference (AEC) for the National Society of Genetic Counselors in San Diego, from Oct. 27-30. More than 1,500 genetic counselors from across the country attended the AEC. Six of the fourteen 2011...

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December 13, 2011

Physician Assistant Alum Named Clinical Director at Misericordia

"Misericordia University has named [Arcadia University graduate] Darci Brown, P.A.-C., as the director of clinical education and assistant professor of physician assistant studies for the new Physician Assistant program. In her position, Brown will assist in development of the newly approved...

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November 29, 2011

Creating a Collaborative Community: McGee ’05M Mentors Cook and McLarney

When Dawn McGee ’05M , Program Director of the Alpha-1 Association Genetic Counseling Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), needed help creating and assessing educational materials for the Alpha-1 Association, she turned to Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling program. Brittany...

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November 22, 2011

Gettysburg Times: Pittman '07 Joins Hanover Medical Group

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pa.) reported that Amanda Pittman , a 2007 graduate of the Physician Assistant program, recently joined The Hanover Medical Group Family Medicine, on Nov. 17. Pttman earned her master of medical science-physician assistant studies degree at Arcadia University,...

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November 9, 2011

Eisenmenger-Fuentes Helps Establish Community Clinic

The Madelia Times- Messenger (Madelia, Minn.) reported that Katherine Eisenmenger-Fuentes ’10M is one of four new family medicine providers who will be working at the new clinic portion of Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic, on Nov. 3. Eisenmenger-Fuentes helped establish this model with the...

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October 21, 2011

PA Students Volunteer at Simon’s Fund Heart Screening Event

Despite their busy schedules, several of Arcadia's Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty members volunteered at a local community heart screening at Cheltenham High school on Oct. 1. The event was sponsored by Simon’s Fund, a local charity that provides free heart screening for students 10-...

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September 27, 2011

Corbman ’05M Discusses Benefits of Genetic Testing in Finding Cancer on ABC-2

Melanie Corbman ’05M , a Certified Genetic Counselor for Cancer Treatment Centers of America, recently appeared on ABC-2 in Baltimore to discuss how genetic testing is helpful in identifying a person’s risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Corbman, who has served as an adjunct instructor for...

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September 23, 2011

Smith Co-Authors Article on Cauda Equina Syndrome

Jami Smith , MPA, PA-C, Visiting Assistant Professor of Medical Science and Community Health, recently co-authored "Cauda equina syndrome and acute respiratory distress syndrome," as part of the Quick Recertification Series in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants . The series...

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June 9, 2011

Manzo's S.A.F.E. Project Receives Recovery and Resilience Award

The S.A.F.E Project , an organization co-founded by Marie Manzo , a clinical psychologist and Adjunct Professor in Arcadia's Public Health Program, received a 2011 Recovery and Resilience Award from the Montgomery County Mental Health Association on May 25. S.A.F.E. is a domestic violence program...

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May 27, 2011

McGee ’05M Publishes on an Innovative Approach to Genetic Counseling

Dawn McGee ’05M co-authored “The Alpha-1 Association Genetic Counseling Program: An Innovative Approach to Service,” which was recently published in the Journal of Genetic Counseling . The paper discusses the Alpha-1 genetic counseling programs as a model for other rare diseases. “This article was...

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May 10, 2011

11 Arcadia Students Donate Their Spring Break for Public Health

By Jordyn Austin ’14 Eleven Physician Assistant students headed to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., over spring break to provide pro-bono health care to members of the community. Working in conjunction with Remote Area Medical (RAM), students and Arcadia faculty spent two days treating patients with limited...

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April 8, 2011

Kosydar ’10M.M.S. Continues Work with Hearts in Motion

Sarah Kosydar ’10M.M.S. recently appeared in the Valley Advantage of Scranton, Pa., with sister, Allison, for their volunteer efforts in Zacapa, Guatemala with Hearts in Motion . Kosydar is a physician assistant with Just Kids Pediatrics in Newark, Del. Her involvement with Hearts in Motion began...

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April 8, 2011

Breastfeeding Awareness Has Increased, According to Crivelli-Kovach Manuscript

Philadelphia area hospitals have an increased awareness about breastfeeding and enhanced support of breastfeeding by healthcare professionals, yet formula supplementation in hospitals and contact time between mothers and their newborns continue to be areas of concern identified in a manuscript by...

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March 8, 2011

Public Health Alum: Webinar on Microorganism Detection

Infection preventionist Eileen O'Rourke will describe basic morphology of microorganisms in a webinar on March 9. Wolters Kluwer Health announced on March 1 that Pharmacy OneSource is offering the complimentary webinar with O’Rourke on microorganism detection. O'Rourke has been practicing Infection...

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March 8, 2011

Arcadia Helped Hewitt Pursue Career in PR, Writing

By Larry Atkins As a Public Relations professional, Sandi Hewitt ’07 uses her writing and organizational skills to touch the lives of many people. Hewitt works as a Social/Therapeutic Recreational Director and Event Planner for the Hollinger Group, which is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She...

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October 22, 2010

Grey: Genetic Counselors 'Unsure,' Guidelines Needed on CHEK2 Mutations

A study identifies "the need for clinical guidelines regarding treatment and testing for carriers of CHEK2 mutations, according to as poster abstract by Becky Grey, Arcadia Univeristy Genetic Counseling student, at the National Society of GeneticCounselors’ (NSGC). Genetic Counselors' Utilization...

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October 22, 2010

Sutcliffe: Lancaster Amish Likely to Benefit from Outreach about Genetic Screening

"Through a founder effect, one in eight Lancaster County Amish carries a genetic mutation for Familial Defective Apolipoprotein B-100, R3527Q, that is rare in the general population. Affected individuals are at increased risk for high LDL cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease. These...

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October 22, 2010

Zelley: More Awareness Needed of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

"The results of this study indicate a need for increased awareness of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (a common genetic disorder which primarily affects sexual development and fertility) among health care providers, patient and parent education regarding the diagnosis of CAH, and a multidisciplinary...

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