Arcadia University News


February 25, 2015

McClure Participates in Webinar on Frozen Shoulder

Dr. Phil McClure , professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and vice president of MedRisk’s Expert Clinical Benchmarks, participated in a webinar titled “Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder.” Produced by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy and The Journal of...

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February 25, 2015

Craik Serves as Keynote Speaker at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Dr. Rebecca Craik , dean of the Department of Physical Therapy, was the Keynote speaker for a course titled “Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Practice and Rehabilitation Practice” at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Main Line Health, Philadelphia. The session included a multidisciplinary audience...

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February 25, 2015

Readinger Completes Continuing Education Coursework on Parkinson

Dr. Janet Readinger , assistant professor and academic coordinator of the physical therapy program, attended two courses recently to assist her in her role as director of the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program for persons with Parkinson Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The first, titled “Parkinson Wellness...

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February 25, 2015

Eckenrode Publishes Book Chapter on Meniscus Repair, Presents to Marathon Training Group

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy at Arcadia University, and Dr. Marisa Pontillo co-wrote “Rehabilitation Following Meniscus Repair,” a chapter published in Meniscal Surgery: Management and Techniques . Additionally, Eckenrode and DPT student Larry Devinney ’14 presented...

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February 25, 2015

Tomlinson Publishes Position Paper in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education

With colleagues from the University of Colorado and the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Susan Tomlinson , assistant professor and academic coordinator of the physical therapy program, published a position paper in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education this past summer. The issue of the journal...

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February 25, 2015

Oatis Has Textbook Translated into Portuguese

Dr. Carol Oatis ’ book, Kinesiology: The Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement , 2nd ed., has been translated into Portuguese and published by Editora Manole Ltda., Brasil. Kinesiology is a comprehensive textbook on the study of movement and relates the most current understanding of...

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February 25, 2015

Miller and Tomlinson Present at the Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists for Innovative Practice Conference

Drs. Amy Miller and Susan Tomlinson , assistant professors of physical therapy, spoke at “Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists for Innovative Practice,” a conference held at George Washington University in Washington D.C. Their presentation, “Creating a Virtual Educational Network:...

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February 25, 2015

Orthopaedic Residency Program Recognized as a Developing Program

The Arcadia University Orthopaedic Residency Program, coordinated by Dr. Brian Eckenrode , has been officially recognized as a Developing Program by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. The orthopaedic residency is a post-professional clinical program offered...

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February 25, 2015

Pavlik, Huber, and Justice Publish in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants

Daniel Pavlik , Michael Huber , and Melissa Justice , assistant professors in the Department of Medical Science and Community Health, had their article, “Case Report: A Young Woman Presenting with Numbness in her Feet,” accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Association of...

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February 25, 2015

Pavlik, Agnew, and Ditoro Co-author Article on POTS

Daniel Pavlik , Donna Agnew , and Rachel Ditoro , assistant professors in the Department of Medical Science and Community Health, had their article, “Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS),” accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants. The...

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February 25, 2015

Outten Publishes Research on Anorexia Nervosa

Elizabeth Outten , assistant professor of the physician assistant program, has had her Quick Recertification Series article on “Anorexia Nervosa” in adolescents accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants. Additionally, Outten and Lori Felker , both...

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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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