Arcadia University News


May 12, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Victoria (Vic) Fedorko

Victoria (Vic) Fedorko Degree : Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Public Health Hometown : Glenview, Ill. International ties : Victoria is a first-generation American whose family is from Ukraine. MAC Honor Roll : Victoria participated in women’s outdoor and indoor track and field as a...

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May 4, 2022

Fostering Conversations and Research on Race:CASAA Awards Its First Round of Microgrants for Scholarship and Antiracist Pedagogy

In efforts to advance scholarship on race, racism, and social justice in the past as well as the contemporary world, the directors of the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) at Arcadia University unveiled a new initiative—the CASAA Microgrants Program—in March 2022. Part...

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April 15, 2022

April 14: Arcadia COVID Indicators And Response Levels

During the pandemic, Arcadia University has implemented varying restrictions and recommendations designed to protect our community. Early on we published a tiered system indicating which actions would likely be taken when certain benchmarks were reached in the pandemic. With new variants of the...

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March 28, 2022

U.S. News & World Report: Arcadia Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

In its 2023 rankings, released on March 29, U.S. News & World Report once again ranks two of Arcadia University’s graduate programs, Public Health and Education, among the best in the nation. Arcadia’s Public Health graduate program ranked among the top such programs nationally and sixth in the...

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January 17, 2022

Dr. Longacre, Odelberg ’20MPH Co-author Oncology Article in Cancer Care Research

Arcadia University’s Associate Professor of Public Health Margaret Longacre, Ph.D. , and graduate student Michelle Odelberg ’20MPH recently co-authored with researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center an article on integrating family caregivers into health care systems that was published in Cancer...

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November 1, 2021

Public Health Faculty, Students Present at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo on Oct. 22-27

Faculty and students from the College of Health Sciences gave roundtable, oral, and poster presentations at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo on Oct. 22-27. Other faculty and students contributed to presentations as authors. Presenters : Dr. Suzanne Redington, MPH,...

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November 1, 2021

MPH / MMS Students Publish on Pediatric Rheumatology, Receive National Scholarships

Three students in the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University's Master of Public Health / Master of Medical Science dual degree program recently published and earned national scholarships, respectively. Lauren Pianucci published as the first and corresponding author in Pediatric...

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July 21, 2021

Students Present Research at College of Physicians Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Ten Master of Public Health students at Arcadia University presented research at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia’s Student Research Section on Public Health and Preventative Medicine. The student presentations, listed below, focused on a variety of important public health issues,...

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May 17, 2021

Stroth ’21MPH Wins Philabundance Award for Internship Project

Master of Public Health student Katelynn Stroth ’21MPH won Philabundance’s Healthy Pantry Initiative Recipe Challenge this spring for a video project she produced as an intern with Turning Points for Children’s Food and Wellness Network (FAWN). Throughout the semester, Stroth created 39...

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May 12, 2021

Arcadia Launches Emergency Response Course for Summer 2021

Arcadia University’s new summer course on emergency preparedness for public health explores what is a public health emergency, and how it ties a broader response system during a crisis. Open to the general community and students alike, “Emergency Planning and Response” uses real-life examples of...

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April 1, 2021

U.S. News & World Report: Arcadia Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

In their 2022 rankings released Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University’s graduate programs among the best in the nation. The graduate Education program and Public Health program each ranked in their respective categories. Education placed in the top programs nationally (the...

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April 1, 2021

April 5-9: Public Health Week Events on Addiction, Climate Change, Resilience

Arcadia University celebrates National Public Health Week (NPHW) from April 5 to April 9 with events on addiction, climate change, resilience, and careers. The topics reflect the daily themes of rebuilding, galvanizing climate change, and building COVID-19 resilience set by the American Public...

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March 18, 2021

Cristofori ’21M, MPH Aspires to Make Health Care More Accessible

By Katherine Haines '21 Dual Master’s of Public Health and Medical Science Alex Cristofori ’21M, MPH has used his last year of graduate school to understand the current social unrest and global health crisis, and to reevaluate his own accountability as both an ally and a future medicine provider. “...

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March 8, 2021

Dr. Longacre Publishes Paper with Alumnae on Caregiver Health

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor and chair of Public Health, co-authored an article in the Western Journal of Nursing Research with Dr. Freda Patterson ’00 and Adeline Hubbard '22M, '20MPH . “Caregiver Health by Context: Moderating Effects of Mental Health and Health Behaviors” assessed...

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February 23, 2021

Dr. Miller Publishes Paper in Nutrients Journal

Dr. Melissa Miller , visiting assistant professor of Public Health, recently published an article in the journal Nutrients , titled, “A Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Effectiveness of Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen, a Nutrition Education Program for Cancer Survivors.” The paper examined...

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January 27, 2021

Health Sciences Hosts Interprofessional Education Experiences for Students

By Katherine Haines '21 How can physician assistants, public health professionals, and physical therapists work together to help patients recover from COVID-19? In November 2020, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) students explored this question through a two-part interprofessional education (IPE...

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December 22, 2020

Harris ’20 Coordinates COVID Contact Tracing with PA App

In 2014, A-Mac Harris ’20MPH saw how an epidemic can devastate an area when his home country of Liberia had an outbreak of Ebola. The loss of his close friend during this time inspired his interest in Public Health, which brought Harris to Arcadia University in 2018. Harris, who earned his Master...

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November 30, 2020

Through Grant, Dr. Olorunsaiye to Study Family Planning in African Immigrant Communities

Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye , assistant professor of Public Health, was awarded a Changemakers in Family Planning grant by the Society of Family Planning Research Fund to study family planning in the African immigrant communities in southeastern Pennsylvania. The 18-month, $63,148 cumulative training...

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November 23, 2020

Dr. Longacre Speaks at National Caregivers Conference

By Josephine Mueller '21 Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor and chair of Public Health, presented at the National Caregivers Conference on Oct. 16. In her presentation titled, “Involving and Supporting Caregivers in Clinical Care using an Integrated Caregiver Portal System,” Dr. Longacre...

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November 13, 2020

Public Health Students, Alumni Present at Global Health Conference on Social Justice, Health Equity

By Katherine Haines '21 Led by Dr. Heather deVries McClintock , assistant professor of Public Health, public health students and alumni presented research on social justice topics at the 12th Annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Global Health Conference, “Power, Politics, and...

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November 9, 2020

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants. These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly promising...

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