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May 3, 2019

Physician Assistant Students Raise Funds for IM ABLE Foundation

Students from the Physician Assistant (PA) program played tug-of-war, dodgeball, and other physical games to raise money to support individuals with disabilities at the PA Olympics on April 13 at the Bamboo Garden in Southampton, N.J. This year, the games pitted Arcadia students against...

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March 28, 2019

Arcadia Physician Assistant Program Ranked 3rd in PA, 46th in Nation

In a ranking released by U.S. News and World Report on March 12, Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program was ranked third in Pennsylvania and 46th in the nation– an increase of over 30 percent from U.S. News ’ last such rankings in 2015. Arcadia’s program is one of only 18 in...

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March 5, 2019

Dr. Noller Receives PA Mental Health Community Outreach Grant

Dr. Diana T. Noller , chair of the Department of Medical Science, hopes that one day Americans can overcome the stigma of mental health, and she is working to help the cause. In January, Dr. Noller was awarded the Mental Health Community Outreach Grant from the National Commission on Certification...

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May 29, 2018

Accreditation-Continued Status Granted to Physician Assistant Program

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Arcadia University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently...

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May 10, 2018

PA Students, Faculty Compete in the Physician Assistant Olympics

By Felicia Hall '19 Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty from both the Christiana, Del. and Glenside campuses competed at the 16th Annual PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens in Vincetown, N.J. on April 14. Nearly 600 students and faculty from PA programs at seven Philadelphia schools gathered...

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October 10, 2017

Physician Assistant Students Volunteer with Various Organizations in Delaware and Pennsylvania

Over the summer, students in the Physician Assistant program at the Christiana and Glenside campuses volunteered to help their local communities, providing thousands of hours of service for 12 different organizations. Students from the program packed meals at food banks, discussed educational...

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August 24, 2017

First-Year and Transfer Students Volunteer at Area Organizations for Day of Service

On Monday, Aug. 28, Arcadia first-year and transfer students will help local and regional organizations throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties during the 26th annual Day of Service. A staple of Fall Orientation, Day of Service introduces hundreds of new students to Glenside and the...

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August 9, 2017

Students, Alumni, Faculty Promote Health and Wellness in Belize

Students, alumni, and faculty from Arcadia’s Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Education, and Counseling programs continued their mental health, physical wellness, and education efforts in Belize from July 15 to 26. This year’s trip overlapped with Camp...

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May 9, 2017

Physician Assistant Students Fundraise for Sex Trafficking Awareness

Physician Assistant (PA) students from both the Christiana, Del. and Glenside campuses competed in the 15th annual Physician Assistant Olympics in Vincentown, N.J., on April 8. This annual event brought together the largest number of PA students in its history—a total of 472 students from nine...

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April 3, 2017

Dr. Noller Receives Doctorate in Health Science from A.T. Still University

Dr. Diana T. Noller DHSc, MSPT, MMS, PA-C , chair of the Department of Medical Science and director of the Physician Assistant program, received her Doctorate in Health Science from A.T. Still University. Dr. Noller joined Arcadia’s Physician Assistant faculty as an assistant professor in 2009...

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March 7, 2017

Arcadia Alumni Offer Dental and Health Screenings in Guatemala

As part of a team of 10 medical professionals, Jami Smith ’13 , associate director of the Physician’s Assistant program; Shannon Diallo , assistant professor and academic coordinator of Medical Science; and Emilee Thomas ’13M, PA and Stephanie Joseph ’18M, PA provided dental care to more than 300...

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February 23, 2017

Dr. Sawyer Continues Service Efforts and Interdisciplinary Education in Belize

Hoping to facilitate interdisciplinary education among the University’s health science and education professionals, Dr. Karen Sawyer , assistant professor and director of Experiential Learning in the Department of Physical Therapy, is raising funds to expand the ongoing efforts of Arcadia students...

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January 24, 2017

Physician Assistant Students Volunteer with Various Organizations in Delaware and Pennsylvania in Fall 2016

Each month from August through December, students in the Physician Assistant (PA) Class of 2018 at both the Christiana and Glenside campuses volunteered to better their communities, organizing events and donating hundreds of hours of service. At the Christiana campus, students sorted food at the...

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November 4, 2016

Huber Receives Partnership Award at Physician Assistant National Conference

Michael Huber, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA , a ssistant professor and Director of Outreach in the Department of Medical Science, received the Partnership Award at the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Education Forum this October in Minneapolis. This national award recognizes an individual or...

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November 2, 2016

Hands-on Exercises Help Prepare College of Health Science Students for Career Work

By Marcella Haddad '17 “It seems like you have a pretty strong history of colon cancer,” said Genetic Counseling student John Lewis , looking through his notes. The patient nodded and looked down at his hands. Fortunately, this was only an exercise; the patient, an actor. But the exercise was...

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August 8, 2016

Students, Faculty, Alumni Collaborate on Belize Community Service Trip

Arcadia University is continuing to expand its global service efforts with the addition of San Pedro, Belize as a service location. Through a $25,000 grant from Arcadia University, the College of Health Sciences and the School of Education have provided care to the general community since Aug. 6,...

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July 22, 2016

Arcadia Hosts National Healthcare Leaders to Discuss Innovations and Changes in the Field

Imploding the Healthcare Paradigm was hosted by Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences on July 21 and made possible by funding from Gerri Aaron ’14H , who, with her late husband Dan, cofounded the Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, which has since become part of the Parkinson Council of...

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May 3, 2016

Medical and Public Health Brigade Provide Healthcare to over 1,500 Nicaraguan Patients

This year, Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) students had the opportunity to travel through Global Medical Brigades to Nicaragua to provide medical care for a week. The brigade brought an interdisciplinary team of 65 brigadiers, including interpreters, physician assistant students,...

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May 3, 2016

Physician Assistant Students Participate in Local “Olympic” Fundraiser

On April 16, Arcadia University Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty participated in the 14th annual Physician Assistant Olympics. This year, 432 PA students from seven local programs came together at Bamboo Gardens in Vincentown, N.J. to participate in a series of medical-themed “Olympic...

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April 14, 2016

Arteaga '18M, MPH Receives Health Sciences Scholarship

Jose Arteaga '18M, MPH , a student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Medical Science (MMS) dual degree program, was award the 2016 Hortense T. Moss Graduate Scholarship in Health Sciences, given to an exceptional graduate student upon completion of his or her first year in a full-...

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March 1, 2016

Noller Appointed to PAEA Finance Council

Diana Noller , chair of the Department of Medical Science and Community Health, was appointed to the Finance Council of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) in February. On the council, Noller will assist with developing the Association's budget, monitoring investments, and...

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