Arcadia University News


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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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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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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April 29, 2014

PA, PT Students Collaborate to Share Knowledge, Improve Interdisciplinary Care

Physical therapist or physician assistant? That’s the question facing students seeking to earn medical degrees through Arcadia. While both treat patients, their approaches differ. Physician assistants perform physical examinations, diagnose common illnesses, and counsel patients concerning their...

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April 28, 2014

Physician Assistant Students Provide Healthcare in Nicaragua

In March, 41 eager Arcadia University physician assistant students from both the Glenside and Christiana campuses arrived at the Philadelphia airport to depart for Managua, Nicaragua. Through the Global Brigades Organization, students would participate in a medical mission trip in conjunction with...

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June 26, 2013

Video: Physician Assistant Students Deliver Much-Needed Medical Care in Panama

In May, a joint-effort between Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program and the local community provided 305 Panamanians with much-needed treatment for infectious diseases, diabetes, and other ailments via a mobile medical clinic. “The learning experience we encountered in Panama cannot be...

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June 20, 2013

From Arcadia with Love: Physician Assistant Professor Delivers Care Package to Guatemala

On Feb. 16, Lori Felker , PA-C, assistant professor in the Physician Assistant program, embarked on a journey to San Pedro, Guatemala. She had been there before with her husband, Eric, who is also a Physician Assistant. The goal for this second trip to the Lake Atitlan region was to provide much...

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May 22, 2013

Felker Writes about Service Trip to Guatemala

Lori Felker , MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program, had an article, “Helping Hands, Healing Hearts,” published online at pasconnect.org in April. The article will also appear in print in the June/July 2013 issue of PA Professional . The...

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May 8, 2013

Physician Assistant Students Compete at PA Olympics

On April 27, the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program competed in the 11th Anniversary of the PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens, along with 286 other students, faculty and guests from five of the local Philadelphia Physician Assistant programs. These students come together each spring to...

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March 26, 2013

Beatty Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Lynn Beatty , a star field hockey player who concluded her career at Arcadia University in December 2012, recently was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The NCAA scholarships are awarded to graduating student-athletes in all three Divisions who have demonstrated excellence on and off the...

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January 14, 2013

PA Grad Joins Family HealthCare Network

Central Valley Business Times featured Katelyn Schuck ’10 ’12M in the Dec. 27 section of "People in the News." Schuck majored in Biology at Arcadia before entering the Physician Assistant program. Katelyn Schuck, a family medicine physician assistant, has joined Family HealthCare Network at its...

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December 12, 2012

Beatty Named to Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Academic Team

Arcadia University field hockey player Lynn Beatty ’12 was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Academic Team by the Philadelphia Sports Information Directors Association on Dec. 11. To be eligible a student-athlete of sophomore standing or higher must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Beatty, a...

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December 4, 2012

PA Students Donate 800-Plus Meals for Hunger Awareness Month

Arcadia University's Physician Assistant program organized a food drive for Hunger Awareness Month. Beginning Oct. 18 and concluding with the Empty Bowl Fundraiser on Nov. 12, students collected more than 600 cans of food and 200 assorted pastas, grains and instant meals, which were donated to...

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December 3, 2012

Moorestown Patch: Seymour Receives 2012 Outstanding PA Educator Award

MoorestownPatch reported on Nov. 29 that Assistant Professor Amanda Seymour , Clinical Coordinator of Arcadia's Physician Assistant Program , was awarded the Outstanding Physician Assistant Educator Award by the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants. The award honors those physician...

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December 3, 2012

Moorestown Patch: Seymour Receives 2012 Outstanding PA Educator Award

MoorestownPatch reported on Nov. 29 that Assistant Professor Amanda Seymour , Clinical Coordinator of Arcadia's Physician Assistant Program , was awarded the Outstanding Physician Assistant Educator Award by the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants. The award honors those physician...

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November 25, 2012

Smith Publishes Article in ‘Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants’

Jami Smith , Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator in the Physician Assistant Program, published “Tremors and palpitations in a 33-year-old male,” in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in November. Read the paper .

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November 21, 2012

Arcadia University Signs Historic Educational Agreement with 87th Medical Group

Air Force Recruiter Online reported on Nov. 20 that Arcadia University recently signed an "Educational Affiliation Agreement" with the U.S. Air Force 87th Medical Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst, N.J., as part of a partnership initiated by the Air Force Recruiting Service's 360th Recruiting...

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November 14, 2012

Beatty ’12 Excels in the Lab and on the Field

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography JOSH BLUSTEIN Fall 2012 was full of triumphs for Chemistry major Lynn Beatty ’12 . She earned a place in Arcadia’s Physician Assistant program and led Arcadia’s field hockey team to the Commonwealth Conference playoffs for the first time. Given her work ethic...

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October 17, 2012

Three PA Students Earn Scholarships from the Delaware Academy of Physician Assistants

The Delaware Academy of Physician Assistants (DAPA) recently awarded scholarships to three Arcadia University Physician Assistant students from the Christiana, Del., campus. The scholarship recipients are Krysta Cosentino , Class of 2013; Bethany Jackson , Class of 2014; and Erin Wojcieszyn , Class...

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