Arcadia University News


August 23, 2019

New First-Year and Transfer Students Begin Their Arcadia Journeys

More than 600 first-year and transfer students started their collegiate journeys at Arcadia on Aug. 23. During Move-In Day, faculty, staff, and student-athletes helped carry mini fridges, bedding, books, and other college necessities into Grey Towers Castle and Thomas, Dilworth, Heinz, Kistler, and...

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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 14, 2019

Recent Graduate Publishes Thesis with Journal of Cancer Survivorship

Master of Public Health alumna Marsha Trego ’18 wanted to pursue further research after presenting her thesis, and has now published the continued study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship . Following her graduation, Trego decided to continue researching food insecurity in cancer survivors. Her...

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August 9, 2019

Mendoza ’18 Supports STD Prevention in Guam

As a public health associate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Administration alumna Dulce Mendoza ’18 is implementing HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis prevention services to reduce high-risk behaviors and decrease incident rates in Mangilao, Guam. “Pacific Islanders are...

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June 17, 2019

A Women’s Garden Grows in Guatemala

Dedicated to reducing food insecurity and increasing nutrition quality in Guatemala, Master of Public Health candidate Tayyaba Javed Bhatti ’20MPH helped establish a community garden—supported by the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development —at Masroor...

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April 30, 2019

Public Health Student Society Collects for Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard

The Public Health Student Society (PHSS) collected 10 boxes and two bags of donated clothing for the Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard. The PHSS students organized the clothing drive with three collection sites, created posters to advertise the project, quality-checked the clothing to ensure donations...

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March 26, 2019

Arcadia Hosts National Public Health Week Events

Arcadia’s Public Health Student Society (PHSS) is hosting fun and educational events for National Public Health Week, starting April 1. All events are free for Arcadia students, faculty, and staff. Monday, April 1: “Community Health Day” Yoga in the Castle: A one-hour yoga session led by Allyson...

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March 14, 2019

Dr. Longacre Publishes on Cancer Caregivers and Support Communities

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, was published in Cancer Caregivers , a comprehensive guide to the science of cancer caregiving. Dr. Longacre has studied the family caregiving and its impacts the health system. She contributed two chapters to Cancer Caregivers ,...

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November 8, 2018

Drs. Crivelli-Kovach, Wertime Named Professors Emeriti

In recognition of their distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor and director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Public Health, has been named Professor Emerita, and Dr. Richard Wertime , professor of English, has been named Professor Emeritus...

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July 5, 2018

Public Health Students, Dr. McClintock Co-write Blog on Intimate Partner Violence

Public Health students Evangeline Wang ‘20, Marsha Trego '18, Ewinka Romulus '18, Erica Herzig '19, and Assistant Professor of Public Health Dr. Heather de Vries McClintock are co-writing a three-part blog series, Intimate Partner Violence: Global Burden, Risk Factors and Outcomes , alongside...

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May 3, 2018

Dr. McClintock, Graduate Students Present at Global Conference on Women’s Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Heather McClintock , assistant professor of Public Health; Erica Hartman ’18M , a dual degree student in Public Health and Physician Assistant programs; and Ewinka Romulus ’18M , a student in the Public Health program, each presented research on women’s health in sub-saharan Africa at the 2018...

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April 19, 2018

Dr. Crivelli-Kovach Named APTR Outstanding Educator of the Year

Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor of Public Health and director of Graduate Programs, received the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) F. Marian Bishop Outstanding Educator of the Year Award during the APTR Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on April 10 in Philadelphia. Dr...

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February 20, 2018

Vincent ’14, ’18M Researches Links Between Grief and Discipline

Christine Vincent ’14, ’18M, MPH , a Counseling and Public Health master’s candidate, had her research on bereaved families accepted for publication by the Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association , a professional, refereed journal dedicated to the study and development of the counseling...

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February 7, 2018

Dr. Longacre Publishes Research on Relieving Cancer Caregivers Stress

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, published a study with Oxford Academic Transformational Behavioral Medicine about supporting caregivers of cancer patients. The study analyzed three caregiver support programs from across the country and made recommendations for the...

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January 19, 2018

Students and Dr. Hanson Win Jackson International Fund

Students Naomi Pilla ’18M and Emily Custer ’19 , as well as Dr. Aroline Hanson , assistant professor of Modern Languages, were selected as recipients of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Fourjay Foundation. Custer,...

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September 19, 2017

Dr. DiSantis Appointed Chair of Public Health, Succeeds Dr. Crivelli-Kovach

Dr. Katie DiSantis , assistant professor of Public Health, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Public Health at Arcadia University. Dr. DiSantis succeeds Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor of Public Health, as Chair. Dr. DiSantis joined the Public Health faculty in 2012 after working...

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September 11, 2017

Dr. Arkoosh Addresses Health Sciences Faculty and Staff to Kickoff Semester

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, spoke to faculty and staff in the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University on Sept. 6 on the role of public health in public policy. Dr. Arkoosh highlighted the variety and quality of programs supported by 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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June 22, 2017

PT Students Volunteer at New Jersey Surf Event for Disabled

More than 40 students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program took to the water on June 18 to help provide a unique surfing experience for athletes with spinal cord injuries at the Life Rolls On Surf New Jersey annual event at Wildwood Crest. The athletes, between the ages of 5 and 70 years old...

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May 30, 2017

MPH Candidates Present at College of Physicians Poster Session

Arcadia’s Master of Public Health program was well represented at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s annual Public Health Student Poster Session on May 9. Hosted by the Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine, the conference recognized outstanding achievement in the Philadelphia...

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