Arcadia University News


May 18, 2015

Danielle Littrell Receives Scholarship for Academic Achievement in Medical Sciences

Danielle Littrell , PA-S, accepted Jennersville Regional Hospital ’s Greg DeSimone Memorial Scholarship on Friday, May 8, in a presentation at the West Grove, Pa., hospital. The $3,500 scholarship is awarded to a physician assistant student who has demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to...

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April 24, 2015

Clark Leads Workshop at the CSE National Sex Ed Conference

Theresa Clark , a CHES professional practice adjunct faculty of community and global public health, was one of three panelists leading the workshop “Ask the Experts: Educating about Bisexuality with Terri Clark, Karen Rayne and Al Vernacchio” at the National Sex Ed Conference hosted by Center for...

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April 17, 2015

Clark Presents at the 2015 American Society on Aging Conference

Theresa Clark , a CHES professional practice adjunct faculty of community and global public health, presented “Let’s Talk about Sex” at the annual American Society on Aging Conference in Chicago, Ill. in March 2015. The session highlighted aging, sexuality, and sexual rights, and it helped...

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April 17, 2015

Crivelli-Kovach Presents at the Annual Association of Teaching Prevention and Research (APTR) Conference

Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor of public health, presented “Integrating public health into a Community Medicine rotation in a dual degree Physician Assistant/MPH program” at the annual APTR meeting in Charleston, S.C, in March 2015. The meeting focused on integrating public health into the...

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April 17, 2015

Littrell Receives Gregory DeSimone Scholarship from Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services

Danielle Littrell , a master of public health and master of medical science dual degree candidate, will receive the Gregory DeSimone Scholarship from the Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services on May 8, 2015. Littrell was the only degree candidate selected among the physician assistant...

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April 17, 2015

Clark Presents at the 27th National Conference on LGBT Equality

Theresa Clark , a CHES professional practice adjunct faculty of community and global public health, presented “Aging With Sexcitement” at the annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in Denver, Colo. in February 2015. The presentation examined common myths about sexuality and...

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February 26, 2015

Eckenrode Publishes Book Chapter in ‘A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation’

Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, wrote a book chapter titled “Effects of Aging on Joints and Ligaments” in the book A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation .

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February 25, 2015

Patterson Serves as Panel Member at Montgomery County Community College

Natasha Patterson , adjunct professor of community and global public health, served as a panel member for “Hunger in United States and Locally,” presented by Montgomery County Community College on Oct. 27.

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February 25, 2015

Clark Leads Workshops and Publishes Research on LGBT Seniors

Theresa Clark , professional practice adjunct faculty, presented “Tips and Techniques for Providing Services to HIV+ Seniors and LGBT older adults” at the T.E.A.M Conference in Bethlehem, Pa., at the Sexuality and Aging Consortium Annual Conference at Widener University, and at the PA Housing...

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February 25, 2015

Lessard Delivers Alumni Address at Tufts PHPD Commencement, Receives Grant from W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Dr. Laura Lessard , assistant professor of community and global public health, delivered the alumni address at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Public Health and Professional Degree (PHPD) Programs commencement ceremony on May 18, 2014, in Boston. Dr. Lessard serves as the elected Vice...

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February 25, 2015

DiSantis Publishes in ‘Preventing Chronic Diseases’

Dr. Katie DiSantis , assistant professor of community and global public health, published “Buying Food on Sale: A Mixed Methods Study With Shoppers at an Urban Supermarket, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010–2012” in Preventing Chronic Diseases .

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February 25, 2015

Crivelli-Kovach Receives Distinguished Graduate Award

Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor and director of community and global public health, was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award from the College of Health Professions, Department of Public Health, Temple University for exceptional service in a leadership role in the field of public...

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December 18, 2014

Through Grant, Lessard to Lead Study on Impact of Alternate Payment Options for Medical Bills

In August, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded a $150,000 grant to Arcadia University to study the impact of participation in CarePayment , a national patient financial engagement company that allows individuals and families to pay medical bills over time without interest. Assistant Professor of...

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February 14, 2013

Comcast NewsMakers: Public Health Student Develops Equine Therapy Program

Dene Mitchel ’13M , a graduate student in Arcadia’s Master of Public Health program, was featured on Comcast NewsMakers recently with host Jill Horner. She discussed an equine therapy program she created with Sebastian Riding Associates for children suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (...

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November 29, 2012

APTR Recognizes Arcadia's Public Health Program

The Association for Prevention, Teaching and Research’s Healthy People Curriculum Task Force recognized the Master of Public Health Program at Arcadia University for the Outstanding Case Study of the Undergraduate Global Public Health Minor . Arcadia’s minor was spotlighted in a poster presented at...

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November 29, 2012

DiSantis Co-Authors Paper on Obesity Interventions in African-American Girls

Dr. Katie Isselmann DiSantis , Assistant Professor of Community and Global Public Health, co-authored a paper published in Obesity Reviews titled “Family-focused obesity interventions in African-American girls: a systematic review.” This was a systematic review to assess the nature and...

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November 21, 2012

Learning How to Heal: Displaced by War, World-traveling Pharmacist Seeks Peace

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 As a pharmacist in the midst of major conflicts, it’s crucial to hold just the right skill set—lives are at stake. While working as a humanitarian pharmacist for French-based nonprofit organization Pharmacie et Aide Humanitaire (PAH), Prudence...

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February 24, 2012

Crivelli-Kovach, Wilson ’05M Publish Chapter in 'Environmental Health'

Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , Professor and Director of Community Health Programs, recently published a chapter, "Educating Latina Mothers About U.S. Environmental Health Hazards," in Environmental Health - Emerging Issues and Practice (InTech, 2012). The chapter was written in collaboration with...

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January 24, 2012

Delaware Campus PA Students Help Local Family as Part of 3 Community Service Projects

By Emily Pilachowski, PA Student Community service is an important part of a well-rounded student experience that benefits both the community and volunteers. During the fall semester, Physician Assistant and Public Health students at Arcadia University's Delaware Campus participated in three...

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November 9, 2011

Eisenmenger-Fuentes Helps Establish Community Clinic

The Madelia Times- Messenger (Madelia, Minn.) reported that Katherine Eisenmenger-Fuentes ’10M is one of four new family medicine providers who will be working at the new clinic portion of Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic, on Nov. 3. Eisenmenger-Fuentes helped establish this model with the...

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April 8, 2011

Breastfeeding Awareness Has Increased, According to Crivelli-Kovach Manuscript

Philadelphia area hospitals have an increased awareness about breastfeeding and enhanced support of breastfeeding by healthcare professionals, yet formula supplementation in hospitals and contact time between mothers and their newborns continue to be areas of concern identified in a manuscript by...

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