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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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November 4, 2020

For Ferro ’24, Nursing Experiences Guides Future Career

Canadensis, Pa. resident Kylie Ferro ’24 , a Public Health/Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) major, loves working the maternity unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital. It “has her heart.” As a nurse’s aide, Ferro is charged with the care of five to seven patients each time she works at the hospital—whether...

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November 3, 2020

Alumnae and Dr. McClintock Present Research at Conferences

Alexandria Davenport ’20M, MPH and Alexis Lambert ’22MPH presented their capstone posters at the American College of Epidemiology’s (ACE) virtual Annual Meeting Sept. 21 to 23. Both projects, Davenport’s “Religiosity and the Treatment of Mental Health among African Americans” and Lambert’s “Visual...

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October 8, 2020

CHS Calls on Faculty, Staff, and Students to End Health Disparities

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted two Question and Answer sessions with Dr. Gregory Hicks, professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, to discuss what can be done to address the health disparities in the U.S. healthcare system. Students, faculty, and staff of the CHS were...

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August 13, 2020

Dr. Olorunsaiye Publishes on Newborn Healthcare in Senegal

Dr. Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye , assistant professor of Public Health, published an article in the November 2020 issue of Midwifery journal titled, “Association between birth attendant and early newborn care in Senegal.” The article was co-authored with A-Mac Harris ’20MPH , as well as Dr. Korede Yusuf...

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August 5, 2020

Eccleston ’20M Interns with Chester County COVID Testing Sites

Arcadia University Public Health major Allie Eccleston ’20M is ensuring COVID-19 tests are handled with the utmost care at testing sites with the Chester County Health Department. Since May, Eccleston has been working at mobile testing sites across the county for her final program internship. She...

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July 29, 2020

Dr. Longacre Sees Pandemic Intensifying Caregiving Challenges

“Considering family caregivers and those they care for during this time of COVID-19 is vital,” said Dr. Margaret Longacre , chair of Public Health. “One decision somewhere can have varied impacts on others somewhere else because we are so interdependent.” In the U.S., 11 million people , or...

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July 13, 2020

Public Health Students Explore Sustainable Farming

“Solutionaries at Pennypack Farm focus on growing local produce to provide to the community, as well as farming education so others can grow produce sustainably,” writes Public Health students Vasavi Veerapaneni ’22M, MPH , Talia Williams ’20MPH , Emily Delnero ’22M, MPH , and Ashleigh Kozicz ’22M...

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July 2, 2020

Herbalism the Focus of Public Health Student Project

“From stocking our kitchens to being at-home remedies for maladies like pain or infection, the need for plants has been apparent since the dawn of time,” writes Public Health students Joshua Leland ’22M, MPH , Rena Ogino ’22M, MPH , and Lauren Pianucci ’22M, MPH in their recent multimedia project...

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June 23, 2020

Public Health Students Explore the Impact of Pennsylvania Land Preservation

Public Health students John Deep ’22DPT, MPH , Alethea Eccleston ’20MPH , and Olivia Kreider ’22M, MPH explored regional land conservation efforts through an interview with Kelly Herrenkohl, vice president of Communications and Engagement at the Natural Lands, a nonprofit organization dedicated to...

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