Arcadia University News


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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February 25, 2016

Arcadia Alumnae Provide Pediatric Care in Guatemala

Two Arcadia University Physicians Assistant (PA) alumnae provided pediatric health services in southwestern Guatemala from Feb. 6 to 13. Jami Smith ’13 , MPA, MEd, PA-C, associate director of the Physician Assistant program, and Emilee Thomas ’13 , MPH, MPAS, PA-C spent the week in Santiago Atitlan...

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October 7, 2015

PA Program Receives $14,000 Grant for Nicaragua Mission

The Physician Assistant Foundation has awarded Arcadia University with a Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Humanitarian Assistance Grant in the amount of $14,660. Funding from the grant, titled Medical and Public Health Mission in Nicaragua, will be used to purchase medical and dental supplies for...

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October 1, 2015

Maselli ’11M Lends Knowledge to Physician Assistant Exam Study Guide

AJ Maselli ’11M, PA contributed to a chapter on “Nervous System Disorders” for Emergency Medicine CAQ Review for Physician Assistants (Wolters Kluwer Health), a study guide for the Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications (EM-CAQ) exam. The chapter, co-written with...

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September 23, 2015

Laxton Presents at Colloquium of Doctors of Health Science

Mary Laxton , MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, professor in the department of medical science and community health, presented at the 7th Annual Colloquium of Doctors of Health Science sponsored by Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Her presentation, titled “Advantages of and Global Incident and...

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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 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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March 26, 2015

Physician Assistant Students Rally for Marfan Syndrome

In 2010, two-year-old Angelina Dolge passed away due to complications from Marfan Syndrome, a disorder caused by a mutation in the genes that encode for the body’s connective tissue. Though Angelina’s life was cut short, her aunt, Samantha Liddy, PA-S , was inspired to pursue a lifelong career in...

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March 4, 2015

Outten and Felker Present at the National Physician Assistant Education Association Forum

On Oct. 17, Elizabeth Outten and Lori Felker , assistant professors in the physician assistant program, presented “The OSCE as a Summative Evaluation in the Clinical Phase” at the National Physician Assistant Education Association Forum in Philadelphia.

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February 26, 2015

Arcadia’s Physician Assistant Program Hosts Annual Conference for the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators

The Physician Assistant Program hosted the three-day Annual Conference for the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators. Faculty representatives from nine countries attended.

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February 26, 2015

Ditoro Presents at the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators Conference

Rachel Ditoro , assistant professor in the physician assistant program, presented “Planning for a Clinical Placement Abroad-the Logistics” at the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators Conference. Ditoro was also appointed to the International Clinical Rotation Subcommittee for...

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February 26, 2015

Eckenrode Publishes Book Chapter in ‘A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation’

Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, wrote a book chapter titled “Effects of Aging on Joints and Ligaments” in the book A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation .

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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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