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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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June 17, 2020

Yes! Magazine Publishes Two Arcadia Changemaker Stories

Five student groups in Arcadia University’s “Community and Environmental Health” Public Health course were selected by YES! For Teachers magazine to compete for a chance to have their multimedia projects published in the YES! Solutions Pilot Project . Lindsey McGann , administrative manager of...

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June 9, 2020

Dr. Longacre Appointed Chair of Public Health, Assistant Dean of Research

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, has been appointed chair of the Department of Public Health and assistant dean of research in the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University. Dr. Longare will succeed current Chair of the Department of Public Health Dr. Katie...

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June 2, 2020

Dycus ’16M, MPH Investigates Coronavirus Cases in Bucks County

By Caitlin Joyce '20 “We get reports of different diseases which are of interest around the world, and this was flagged as something interesting going on in China in January,” said Drew Dycus ’16M, MPH , recalling how the Bucks County Department of Health became attuned to the beginnings of the...

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March 31, 2020

Will ’06M, MPH Fights Coronavirus Stateside, Treats Epidemics Around the World

“As a physician assistant, I treat each patient by looking at the whole person in front of me,” explains Scott Will ’06M, MPH about the global perspective and public health training he gained at Arcadia. Will’s health care journey began more than 15 years ago in Dayton, Ohio. After he...

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February 28, 2020

Smith ’22 Leaps into Her 20th Birthday

“When I was applying to colleges, I couldn’t select my birth date,” Public Health major Emma Smith ’22 recounts about her college application process. “It’s the most annoying thing. A lot of websites usually will automatically fill the list of days, and February only goes to 28.” As a Leap Day baby...

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February 21, 2020

Dr. Longacre’s Research Featured in Wall Street Journal

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, was featured in the Feb. 12 Wall Street Journal article ‘I Feel Very Torn Between My Child and My Dad’—Demands Intensify for the ‘Sandwich Generation’ for her work on the National Alliance for Caregiving's (NAC) report on Sandwich...

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February 13, 2020

GradReports Ranks Arcadia's Master of Public Health Program Fourth In Nation

The Master of Public Health program at Arcadia has been recognized as a top program in the nation by GradReports, placing fourth in the list of the “25 Best Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs 2020.” The rankings are based on the median salary of graduates for specific degree programs as...

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February 12, 2020

Arcadia Legacies Henderson-White ’02MEd and Scott ’23 Share Commitment to Public Service

Marcia Henderson-White ’02MEd and her granddaughter Ebony Scott ’23 have a close relationship built on loving support, mutual admiration, dedication to public service, and their cherished connection to Arcadia. Though Henderson-White’s and Scott’s collegiate experiences are separated by...

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January 28, 2020

Dr. DiSantis Highlighted by American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Dr. Katie DiSantis , associate professor of Public Health, co-authored “Long-term Results From the FRESH RCT: Sustained Reduction of Children's Tobacco Smoke Exposure,” for the January 2020 issue in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). The article, written with Dr. Bradley N. Collins...

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December 19, 2019

Faculty, Students Present on Biomedical Needs, Human Rights, and Male Bystander Intervention Programs

Members of the Arcadia community presented at the 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, themed “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health,” which took place in Philadelphia from Nov. 2 to 6. Four faculty members from the Public Health and...

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December 12, 2019

Longacre Advises on “Sandwich” Generation Caregiving

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, was one of three academic advisers for the National Alliance for Caregiving's report on Sandwich Generation Caregiving. This report, announced in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 26, studied the demographics of caregivers (the Sandwich...

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December 2, 2019

Dr. Longacre presents at APA’s Work, Stress, and Health Conference

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, presented on “Financial and Employment Policy Preferences among Employed Cancer and Non-Cancer Caregivers” at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) “Work, Stress, and Health” conference in Philadelphia from Nov. 7 to 9, as part...

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November 25, 2019

Prewitt ’21M, MPH and Franey ’21M, MPH Present at APHA Annual Meeting

Dual degree Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science students Cassidy Prewitt ’21M, MPH and Maura Franey ’21M, MPH were selected through a peer-reviewed process for oral presentations to share their capstone research at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and...

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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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