Arcadia University News


July 27, 2015

Genetic Counseling Students Attend Prenatal Diagnosis Conference

In May, all 14 first-year students in Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling program attended the Seventh Annual Philadelphia Prenatal Diagnosis Conference to learn about cutting edge testing and diagnosis from an array of nationally recognized experts in the field of prenatal genetics. The program featured...

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July 27, 2015

Genetic Counseling Graduate Student Royer Selected for LEND Fellowship at CHOP

Following a multi-stage, competitive application process, genetic counseling student Erin Royer ’16M was selected for a year-long fellowship with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Each year, a genetic counseling fellow is...

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July 15, 2015

DPT Students Assist, Educate More Than 100 at Korean Health Expo

Working under the supervision of a physician, Arcadia students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented on the physical therapy field, took blood pressures, and led exercises at the Korean Health Expo on Saturday, June 13, in the Commons. More than 100 local Korean-American community...

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July 15, 2015

Stackhouse Presents at Continuing Education Seminar in Plainsboro, N.J.

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , assistant professor of physical therapy, presented a continuing education seminar titled “Are you stimulating your patients’ best outcomes: an electrotherapy update” to the University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro, N.J. in the spring.

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July 15, 2015

Eastlack Publishes Article in ‘Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences’

Dr. Marty Eastlack , assistant professor of physical therapy, co-wrote an article titled “Asymmetry in CT Scan Measures of Thigh Muscle 2 Months After Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies,” which was published in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences .

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July 14, 2015

Eckenrode Presents at Physical Therapy Conference in Spain

Dr. Brian Eckrenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, gave a lecture at the Internationales de Fisioterapia, Fisterapia Desportes conference in Madrid, Spain, in the spring. At the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, he presented “Rehabilitation of Achilles Tendinopathy” and served as...

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July 14, 2015

Readinger Receives Award from Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Project

Dr. Janet Readinger , assistant professor of physical therapy, was awarded $1,000 from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association for her project titled “Brief, Intense Exercise Program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Movement Camp: A...

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June 30, 2015

Diana T. Noller Named Chair of Medical Science and Community Health

Diana T. Noller , assistant professor and associate director of the Physician Assistant program at Arcadia’s Christiana campus in Delaware, will serve as the new chair of the Department of Medical Science and Community Health. Noller’s appointment is effective July 1. She succeeds Dr. Michael Dryer...

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June 4, 2015

Movement Is the Goal at Second Annual Camp

After the success of the physical therapy program’s first Movement Camp last year, the weeklong intensive exercise program once again served as a place to improve coordination, balance, gait, and mobility in people with Parkinson Disease. Participants from the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program joined...

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June 1, 2015

Huber Wins National Physician Assistant Award

Michael L. Huber , MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant professor and academic coordinator of the Physician Assistant (PA) program, received the National Physician Assistant Mentor Award at the 2015 American Academy of Physician Assistants conference in San Francisco, May 23-27. The award recognizes one...

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May 18, 2015

Danielle Littrell Receives Scholarship for Academic Achievement in Medical Sciences

Danielle Littrell , PA-S, accepted Jennersville Regional Hospital ’s Greg DeSimone Memorial Scholarship on Friday, May 8, in a presentation at the West Grove, Pa., hospital. The $3,500 scholarship is awarded to a physician assistant student who has demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to...

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May 8, 2015

PA Students Enhance Communication Skills with PT, Nursing Students

During the last week of April, students in Arcadia’s Physician Assistant program collaborated with physical therapy students and nursing students to discuss unique aspects of their chosen fields and improve interprofessional communication skills. On Arcadia’s campus, PA students and PT students...

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May 4, 2015

PT Students Promote STEM Careers at Showcase

On April 18, six Doctor of Physical Therapy students participated in the fourth annual Pyramid STEM Showcase at the Leon H. Sullivan Center in Philadelphia. Teresa Gero ’16DPT , Diane Kim ’16DPT , Betsy Lane ’16DPT , Rebecca Nitz ’16DPT , Christian Porter ’16DPT , and Dianne Weeks ’16DPT ran a...

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April 24, 2015

Genetic Counseling Alumna Interviewed on Milwaukee News Program

Amy Stoddart , a 2014 graduate of the Genetic Counseling program and now a certified genetic counselor at Columbia St. Mary’s Cancer Center in Milwaukee, was interviewed on “The Morning Blend” on Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate. Stoddart, an advocate for patient and public education on breast and ovarian...

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April 24, 2015

Krantz Featured in ‘People’ Magazine and ‘Nature Genetics’

Dr. Ian Krantz , medical director of the Genetic Counseling program, has worked over a decade on identifying a new genetic disorder: a type of dwarfism he named CHOPS Syndrome. People magazine published a two-part story in March on Krantz’s work with the families and children affected by CHOPS, and...

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April 24, 2015

Conway Receives 2015 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award

At the Honors Convocation on March 28, Dr. Laura Conway , assistant professor and assistant director of the Genetic Counseling program, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of her outstanding classroom teaching. Dr. Conway was nominated for the award by multiple faculty...

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April 24, 2015

Clark Leads Workshop at the CSE National Sex Ed Conference

Theresa Clark , a CHES professional practice adjunct faculty of community and global public health, was one of three panelists leading the workshop “Ask the Experts: Educating about Bisexuality with Terri Clark, Karen Rayne and Al Vernacchio” at the National Sex Ed Conference hosted by Center for...

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April 20, 2015

Students Share Scholarship and Creative Work at Capstone Presentations

April 23 through May 12, seniors and graduate students will present the culmination of their studies at Arcadia at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation, displaying posters, delivering oral presentations, performing concerts, showcasing artwork, and reciting monologues, among other projects. View...

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April 17, 2015

Clark Presents at the 2015 American Society on Aging Conference

Theresa Clark , a CHES professional practice adjunct faculty of community and global public health, presented “Let’s Talk about Sex” at the annual American Society on Aging Conference in Chicago, Ill. in March 2015. The session highlighted aging, sexuality, and sexual rights, and it helped...

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April 17, 2015

Crivelli-Kovach Presents at the Annual Association of Teaching Prevention and Research (APTR) Conference

Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor of public health, presented “Integrating public health into a Community Medicine rotation in a dual degree Physician Assistant/MPH program” at the annual APTR meeting in Charleston, S.C, in March 2015. The meeting focused on integrating public health into the...

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April 17, 2015

Littrell Receives Gregory DeSimone Scholarship from Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services

Danielle Littrell , a master of public health and master of medical science dual degree candidate, will receive the Gregory DeSimone Scholarship from the Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services on May 8, 2015. Littrell was the only degree candidate selected among the physician assistant...

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