Arcadia University News


August 20, 2019

Dr. Longacre Receives American Cancer Society Grant for Integrated Caregiver Portal Development

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, has been awarded an American Cancer Society grant for "The Systemic Integration of Caregivers in Cancer Palliative Care" to conduct research for the development and testing of a standardization process to involve caregivers in patient...

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August 7, 2019

NSF/NSA Grant Renewed for Dr. Ford’s GenCyber Coin Project

This year, Dr. Vitaly Ford , assistant professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, is taking cybersecurity to universities and school districts around the country so students can learn the ins and outs of principles and best practices. Support for this project comes from the National Security...

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April 16, 2019

DOJ Grant Allows Arcadia to Appoint Berk as Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator

Alison Berk , sexual violence prevention coordinator, joined the Arcadia community on March 14 to provide additional expertise in building a better prevention and advocacy network for sexual assault and dating violence. The position was added as part of the three-year, $300,000 grant by the Office...

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March 20, 2019

Dr. Tevald Awarded Grant for Transplant Research

By Lana Valente '19 Dr. Michael Tevald , associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional programs, is the recipient of a $40,000 Acute Care Research Grant. His project, “Early Impact of Lung Transplantation on Skeletal Muscle,” will enable the development of evidence-based...

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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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February 21, 2019

Dr. Bhukhanwala Launches Arcadia's Online Early Childhood Education Program Pathway with William Penn Foundation Grant

The role of early childhood education professionals is changing, and Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala , associate professor of Education and director of early childhood/elementary education programs, is putting Arcadia on the forefront of providing undergraduate degrees for these incumbent professionals who...

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January 30, 2019

Arcadia Nets More Than $1 Million in Grants

During the 2018-19 academic year, faculty and staff earned grants for sexual violence resources, STEM training, network improvements, and scholarly research. The funding will enhance campus life, academic offerings, and research opportunities for the Arcadia community. DOJ grant supports sexual...

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January 24, 2019

Arcadia University Awarded USAID Sub-Contract for STEM Educator Curriculum Development in Egypt

Arcadia University will be one of the key developers of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teacher education program. The University has received a sub-contract from a $24.2 million award from United States Agency for International Development. The project, STEM Teacher...

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November 13, 2018

Dr. Kantak Receives Grant to Study Stroke Hand Function Recovery

How often do you use one hand to complete an activity? Not often, according to Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy. The dependency on using both hands to complete most tasks of daily living– from putting on socks in the morning to pulling up the bedsheets at night– is what...

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November 1, 2018

Arcadia Receives STEM Teacher Grant as Part of Noyce Program

The National Science Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant for $178,249 as part of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The grant, totalling $1.32 million, is split between the collaborative Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership Scholarship Program (PRNP-S) that includes...

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October 18, 2018

Arcadia Awarded DOJ Grant to Enhance Sexual Violence Resources on Campus

Survivors of sexual assault and dating violence will have more access to resources than ever before, as Arcadia University was awarded a three year grant by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant, totaling $300,000, will enable the University to...

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September 6, 2018

Margolis, Dr. Ford Awarded NSF Grant for New Campus Science & Education Network

Interim Chief Information Officer Leslie Margolis and Dr. Vitaly Ford , assistant professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to provide new, high-speed networking resources on campus for technology-driven science and education applications...

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August 22, 2018

Dr. Ford Receives Grant for GenCyberCoin Project

Dr. Vitaly Ford , assistant professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, has created a web platform where middle school and high school students can learn about cryptocurrency and web security through his grant award from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF...

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November 20, 2017

Arcadia Celebrates Faculty and Staff Grant Success

Faculty, staff, and students came together to honor faculty and staff efforts in seeking, securing, and administering external funding at the inaugural Grant Activities Celebration event on Oct. 26 in Grey Towers Castle. Over the past five years, faculty and staff at Arcadia were involved in the...

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July 18, 2017

Drs. Eaton, Hanson Attend Grant Writing Institute

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, and Dr. Aroline Hanson , assistant professor of Spanish and Linguistics, attended the 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Proposal Writing Institute from July 13 to 17. The Institute, held at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, is...

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April 17, 2017

Drs. Safford ’16DPT, McClure, Shah Receive APTA Grant for Shoulder Research

Dr. Daniel Safford ’16DPT, MAT, CSCS , adjunct lab instructor, Dr. Philip McClure PT, PhD, FAPTA , professor and chair of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Kshamata Shah PT, PhD , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, received a $22,600 grant from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy...

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March 23, 2017

Arcadia Professors Collaborate on the Art and Science of Bones

By Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Tobias Landberg and Associate Professor of Art and Design Gregg Moore Gregg Moore , associate professor of Art and Design, and Dr. Tobias Landberg , assistant professor of Biology, were awarded a $10,000 Materials-Based Research Grant from the Center for Craft...

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February 14, 2017

Dr. Oatis Awarded R01 Grant for Total Knee Replacement Research

Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, is Principal Investigator on a subaward to Arcadia University of $148,304 from University of Massachusetts Medical School, which received the R01 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to research how...

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June 1, 2015

Dr. Curotto Recommended for $70,000 Research Grant on Lithium Ion Batteries

In May, the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) recommended that a $70,000 research grant be awarded to Dr. Emanuele Curotto , professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics , for his research proposal, “Quantum Simulations of Lithium Ion Solvation Dynamics...

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April 2, 2015

McClure Wins Honored Professor Award at Philadelphia Hand Symposium

Dr. Phil McClure , chair and professor of physical therapy, received the Honored Professor Award at the 2015 Philadelphia Hand Symposium. He gave several lectures on topics including “Shoulder Diagnostic Classification,” “The Effect of Pain and Fatigue on Shoulder Muscle Activation,” and “The...

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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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