Arcadia University News


February 25, 2015

Noller Publishes on Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Diana Noller , assistant professor and associate director of the physician assistant program at the Christiana campus, had her article, “Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: Diagnostic Criteria and Distinguishing Features from Pediatric Bipolar Disorder,” accepted for publication in the Journal...

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February 25, 2015

Laxton Publishes in the Journal of American Association of Physician Assistants

Mary Laxton , assistant professor of the physician assistant program, had her article, “Peritoneal Dialysis: An Effective but Underutilized Modality of Renal Replacement Therapy,” accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants. The article demonstrates...

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February 25, 2015

Felker Recognized as a Distinguished Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Lori Felker , assistant professor of the physician assistant program, was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants for her personal accomplishments, professional contributions, and community involvement.

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February 25, 2015

Arcadia Students, Faculty Present at Annual Education Conference for the National Society of Genetic Counselors

The genetic counseling program had a strong showing at the Annual Education Conference (AEC) for the National Society of Genetic Counselors in New Orleans this September. This year, more than 1,500 genetic counselors from across the country attended the AEC. Eight of 17 Arcadia graduates from the...

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February 25, 2015

Patterson Serves as Panel Member at Montgomery County Community College

Natasha Patterson , adjunct professor of community and global public health, served as a panel member for “Hunger in United States and Locally,” presented by Montgomery County Community College on Oct. 27.

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February 25, 2015

Clark Leads Workshops and Publishes Research on LGBT Seniors

Theresa Clark , professional practice adjunct faculty, presented “Tips and Techniques for Providing Services to HIV+ Seniors and LGBT older adults” at the T.E.A.M Conference in Bethlehem, Pa., at the Sexuality and Aging Consortium Annual Conference at Widener University, and at the PA Housing...

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February 25, 2015

Lessard Delivers Alumni Address at Tufts PHPD Commencement, Receives Grant from W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Dr. Laura Lessard , assistant professor of community and global public health, delivered the alumni address at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Public Health and Professional Degree (PHPD) Programs commencement ceremony on May 18, 2014, in Boston. Dr. Lessard serves as the elected Vice...

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February 25, 2015

DiSantis Publishes in ‘Preventing Chronic Diseases’

Dr. Katie DiSantis , assistant professor of community and global public health, published “Buying Food on Sale: A Mixed Methods Study With Shoppers at an Urban Supermarket, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010–2012” in Preventing Chronic Diseases .

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February 25, 2015

Crivelli-Kovach Receives Distinguished Graduate Award

Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor and director of community and global public health, was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award from the College of Health Professions, Department of Public Health, Temple University for exceptional service in a leadership role in the field of public...

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February 17, 2015

Genetic Counselor Schindewolf ’14M Interviewed for Research on Rare Disease

Erica Schindewolf ’14M spoke with weekly newsletter Rare Disease Report about her research on the discontinuation of Elaprase, a prescription drug that improves walking ability in people with Hunter’s disease. Schindewolf, now a genetic counselor at West Virginia University, conducted the research...

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January 26, 2015

Head Athletic Trainer of NBA’s Houston Rockets Earns Transitional DPT

The Beaumont Enterprise reported that Jason Biles ’15DPT , who earned a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy on Jan. 17, is head athletic trainer for the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Biles, who is in his third season with the Rockets, was named head athletic trainer during the offseason.

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January 20, 2015

More Than 100 Earn Doctorates at DPT Commencement

Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program awarded doctoral degrees on 107 students at the Jan. 17 DPT Commencement in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. Of the 2015 DPT class, 38 participated in the department’s international experiences through a stroke camp in Jamaica, the Kevin O’...

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November 6, 2014

Charles M. Magistro Lecture Focuses on Professional Navigation Tools, Nov. 12

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, Samuel R. Ward, PT, Ph.D., researcher and professor at the University of California San Diego, will deliver, “The Chart, Compass, and Sextant: Calibrating Your Professional Navigation Tools.” His talk, the Physical Therapy Department’s 11th annual Charles M. Magistro...

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November 6, 2014

International Physician Associate Conference Brings Educators from Around the World

From Oct. 12-17, the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators (IAPAE) hosted its 7th Annual Conference at Arcadia. During the three-day event, dozens of physician associate educators from around the world attended the conference, including delegates from the United Kingdom, South...

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November 3, 2014

PA Students Team Up to Take On Hunger, Aging Concerns

Story submitted by Bridget McHugh, PA-S and Rebekah Hallerman, PA-S Over the summer, more than 100 students in Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program volunteered to give back and to learn more about the unique challenges that different populations of patients face every day. All 55...

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August 15, 2014

DPT Students Help Grade Schoolers Become Scientists for a Day

On Aug. 9 at White Rock Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, students in Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program assisted with a carnival aimed at increasing scientific awareness and enthusiasm in local children and their families. The Science Education Academy Carnival, run by...

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July 18, 2014

Arcadia University Names Dean of Health Sciences, Chair of Physical Therapy

Arcadia University has announced that Rebecca Craik , PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been named dean for its College of Health Sciences, and Philip McClure , PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been named chair of its Department of Physical Therapy . The two have a combined total of more than 36 years of service to Arcadia...

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July 8, 2014

McClure Receives Grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Dr. Philip McClure , professor of physical therapy at Arcadia University, was awarded a grant as a co-investigator from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), one of the divisions of the National Institutes of Health. With the grant—a four-year award...

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July 8, 2014

Oatis Coauthors Research Article in the International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Carol A. Oatis , professor of physical therapy at Arcadia University, coauthored “Variations in Delivery and Exercise Content of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery: A Cross-Sectional Observation Study” along with seven Arcadia alumni. The study, which aimed...

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July 8, 2014

Zaweski Appointed Chair of Competency Based Faculty Development Task Force of the PAEA

Joe Zaweski , assistant professor in the physician assistant program at Arcadia University’s Christiana campus, was recently appointed Chair of the Competency Based Faculty Development Task Force of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). As chair of this national task force, Zaweski...

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June 24, 2014

Arcadia Puts Best Foot Forward with Free Running Clinic for Philadelphia Nonprofit

On June 6, students from Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy collaborated with the Philadelphia chapter of Back on My Feet , a national nonprofit that uses running to empower and support those experiencing homelessness, to provide pro bono running injury analysis to several runners from the...

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