Arcadia University News


April 14, 2017

Dr. McClintock Presents Research on Global Health Literacy

Dr. Heather McClintock , visiting assistant professor of Public Health, presented her research on health literacy at The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) annual conference, “Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership and Sustainability in Global Health” on...

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April 13, 2017

Opioids in Your Backyard Highlighted in “For Goodness Sake” Segment on FOX 29

“Opioids in Your Backyard: Montgomery County: A Search for Solutions,” hosted by Arcadia University Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, and Montgomery County Community College, was featured in the Times Chronicle and The Intelligencer before the symposium on...

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April 4, 2017

Public Health Career Professional Panel March 30

Public Health Week kicked off with the Public Health Career Professional Panel on Thursday, March 30. Arcadia University students interacted with successful Public Health professionals in the Philadelphia area as panelists shared their career challenges, accomplishments, and insights on how to...

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March 28, 2017

Arcadia University Participates in Suicide Prevention Training

By Felicia Hall '19 The Arcadia University community learned lifesaving skills on March 22 at the Suicide Prevention Training hosted by Public Health Student Society, in collaboration with Montgomery County’s Office of Mental and Behavioral Health. Through an educational presentation and role...

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March 22, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Events Throughout Public Health Week

The College of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, and Public Health Student Society are hosting the following events to promote public health awareness, local charities, and stress relief programs during National Public Health Week. Thursday, March 30 to Friday, April 7 Social Media...

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March 17, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Conference to Address Opioid Epidemic

On Thursday, April 6, Arcadia University will host “Opioids in Your Backyard, Montgomery County: A Search for Solutions Symposium,” a one-day event to address the ever-present and growing problem of opioid abuse in the Philadelphia area. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Room...

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March 8, 2017

March 22: Suicide Prevention Training Session

In collaboration with Arcadia’s Department of Public Health, the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce will host a training session on Wednesday, March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Brubaker 102. The one-session training will offer an understanding of the three key steps in helping someone on the...

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February 23, 2017

Dr. Sawyer Continues Service Efforts and Interdisciplinary Education in Belize

Hoping to facilitate interdisciplinary education among the University’s health science and education professionals, Dr. Karen Sawyer , assistant professor and director of Experiential Learning in the Department of Physical Therapy, is raising funds to expand the ongoing efforts of Arcadia students...

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December 2, 2016

Public Health Student Society Collects 400 Pounds of Food for Needy Families

In less than a week, the Public Health Student Society collected over 400 pounds of food for needy families throughout the region. From Nov. 15 to 18, the organization welcomed non-perishable donations from the Arcadia community to be donated to New Life Glenside and Seeds of Hope in Camden. On Nov...

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November 18, 2016

Drs. Olivos and Tate Publish on Overuse Injury in ‘Journal of Swimming Research’

Maegan E. Olivos, PT, DPT, MPH , adjunct professor of Medical Science and Community Health, and Angela Tate, PT, Ph.D., Cert MDT , adjunct professor of Physical Therapy, collaborated on “Coaches’ Education and Practices Regarding Overuse Injury in Youth Swimming,” a study published in the Journal...

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November 2, 2016

Hands-on Exercises Help Prepare College of Health Science Students for Career Work

By Marcella Haddad '17 “It seems like you have a pretty strong history of colon cancer,” said Genetic Counseling student John Lewis , looking through his notes. The patient nodded and looked down at his hands. Fortunately, this was only an exercise; the patient, an actor. But the exercise was...

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October 26, 2016

Public Health Hosts Food Drive for Glenside Community

The Department of Public Health invites members of the Arcadia University community to participate in a food drive for Seeds of Hope and New Life Glenside, organizations that provide meals for local families in need. Participants are encouraged to drop off non-perishable goods—soup, water bottles,...

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October 10, 2016

Comedy Night at Arcadia University to Benefit Homeless Veterans

Come out for a night of laughs for a good cause as Arcadia University’s Public Health hosts Comedy Night on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 to 10 p.m in the Great Room. The event will feature stand-up comedian Tyler Rothrock, who has opened for comedy legends such as Bob Nelson, Rich Vos, Dave Attell...

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August 8, 2016

Students, Faculty, Alumni Collaborate on Belize Community Service Trip

Arcadia University is continuing to expand its global service efforts with the addition of San Pedro, Belize as a service location. Through a $25,000 grant from Arcadia University, the College of Health Sciences and the School of Education have provided care to the general community since Aug. 6,...

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May 11, 2016

Public Health Students Improve Cooking Conditions for Families in Nicaragua

Public Health students at Arcadia University set out to make a difference in Managua, Nicaragua by building mud stoves for underprivileged families from March 5 to 12. Student organizer Megan Dorris ’18MPH and classmates Christine Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH , Jonathan Lopez ’18MPH , Jose Arteaga ’...

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April 26, 2016

Mitchell Discusses Equine Therapy as PTSD Relief

On April 4, Adjunct Professor of Public Health Dené Mitchell ’13MPH, CCRP discussed her research on equine therapy on the American Indian Living radio show and podcast. Mitchell partnered with Sebastian Riding Associates to develop Riding Free , which seeks to reduce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...

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April 14, 2016

Arteaga '18M, MPH Receives Health Sciences Scholarship

Jose Arteaga '18M, MPH , a student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Medical Science (MMS) dual degree program, was award the 2016 Hortense T. Moss Graduate Scholarship in Health Sciences, given to an exceptional graduate student upon completion of his or her first year in a full-...

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March 30, 2016

Arcadia University Public Health Week to Address Quality of Life, Food Waste

Arcadia University’s Public Health Week, April 4 to 7, will feature presentations on enhancing the general health and quality of life for the public through resilience, “everyday triumphs,” and food waste. The week aims to start a discussion on the importance of community and global public health...

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February 16, 2016

Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH Examines Abuse in Army Families

DPT/MPH dual degree student and Research Coordinator for PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Christine Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH supervised a team that performed one of the largest studies analyzing child abuse among army families. The findings were published in “Differential...

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October 14, 2015

On Newsworks, Clark Combats Myths on Bisexual Identity

Theresa Clark , adjunct professor of community and global public health, wrote “Let’s Dispel Some Myths on Bisexuality—First; Yes, We Exist” for Essayworks, a section of WHYY’s Newsworks.org. In the article, Clark relays the struggles of identifying as bisexual and the fears that many go through as...

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