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October 1, 2019

Dr. Craik, Dr. Mangione Publish on PT Intervention for Hip Fractures

Each year, 300,000 Americans suffer a hip fracture and struggle to return to the ambulatory activities they enjoyed prior to it. Dr. Rebecca Craik , dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Kate Mangione , professor of Physical Therapy, recently co-published the study “Effect of a...

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October 1, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Rebecca Craik and Dr. Kate Mangione

To better understand the results of the study, “Effect of a Multicomponent Home-Based Physical Therapy Intervention on Ambulation After Hip Fracture in Older Adults,” Dr. Rebecca Craik, dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Mangione, professor of Physical Therapy, addressed the history of...

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February 1, 2019

Wolfe ’00M Creates Genetic Counseling Scholarship

Alumna Eileen Wolfe ’00M created the Eileen B. Wolfe Scholarship Award in Genetic Counseling, which provides half-tuition for a student of African or African-American descent. To qualify for the scholarship, the student must demonstrate dedication to academic achievement and excellence in the field...

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December 11, 2018

Arcadia University to Transfer Sponsorship of Genetic Counseling program to University of Pennsylvania

Arcadia University and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announce that, beginning in fall 2019, Arcadia University will transfer sponsorship, accreditation, curriculum, and faculty of its Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program to Penn. Established in 1995,...

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November 6, 2018

BAAAU Achieve Preview Scholarship Goal, Launch #20for2020

In just three months, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has exceeded its goal for its first annual Preview scholarship . Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be an exciting global opportunity. However...

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October 29, 2018

Muraresku, McCormick Research Mitochondrial Disease Treatment

Genetic Counseling alumnae Colleen Muraresku ’09, ’11M and Elizabeth McCormick ’09, ’11M , genetic counselors and researchers for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)’s Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier program, published “Mitochondrial Disease: Advances in Clinical Diagnosis, Management,...

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September 27, 2018

Genetic Counseling Alumni to Present at National Conference

This November, 21 Arcadia Genetic Counseling alumni will present research at the 37th annual National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) conference in Atlanta, Ga. Through lectures, panel discussions, platform presentations, and poster sessions, the conference will spotlight advancements across...

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September 18, 2018

Dr. Conway Named to Editorial Board of Genetics/Genomics Competency Center

Dr. Laura Conway , associate director of Genetic Counseling, was named to a one year term to the editorial board of the Genetics/Genomics Competency Center beginning Sept. 30. Members of the editorial board ensure that the materials in the collection are comprehensive, current, accurate. These...

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July 18, 2018

Tandy-Connor ’07M Featured in ‘New York Times’ for Genetics Research

Genetic Counseling alumna Stephany Tandy-Connor ‘07M was cited in a July 2 New York Times article after spearheading a groundbreaking study on ancestry DNA testing. The story highlights her findings , which break down the consequences of using inaccurate or incomplete data gathered through direct-...

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June 27, 2018

Tandy-Connor ‘07M Investigates Ancestry Testing

Genetic Counseling graduate Stephany Tandy-Connor ‘07M was the lead investigator for a study examining direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies, such as AncestryDNA and 23AndMe. With companies that provide insight into family and heritage growing in popularity, Tandy-Connor’s research...

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February 13, 2018

Omaggio ’16MSGC Researches Social Media’s Role in Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling alumna NinaMarie Omaggio ’16MSGC published "Have You Ever Googled a Patient or Been Friended by a Patient? Social Media Intersects the Practice of Genetic Counseling" in the Journal of Genetic Counseling on Jan. 15. Conducted as part of her thesis, Omaggio’s study surveyed...

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February 9, 2018

McCarty ’15MSGC Publishes with Journal of Genetic Counseling

Andrew McCarty ’15MSGC published his thesis, “Utilization of the Tablet Application Proband in Pedigree Construction and Assessment,” in the Journal of Genetic Counseling on Jan. 25. His thesis analyzed the patient and practitioner experience with electronic pedigree programs using Proband, an...

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January 26, 2018

Dr. Sacca ’16 Researches Cancer Risks for Gender-affirming Surgeries

Dr. Rosalba E. Sacca ’16MSGC was featured in The Advocate and Teen Vogue on Jan. 5 for her research on screening transgender individuals for BRCA gene mutations, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. Sacca presented “Trans-counseling: A Case Series of Transgender Individuals at...

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January 25, 2018

Genetic Counseling Students Earn Research Awards, Fellowships

In the fall semester, members of Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling Class of 2018 received grants and awards to conduct research on genetic diseases and developmental issues. Natalie Burrill ’18 Burrill was named a fellow of the interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related...

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November 28, 2017

Dr. Conway Elected to Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors Board

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Genetic Counseling Dr. Laura Conway ’99M, PhD, CGC was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD). Her two-year term as secretary and executive committee member begins in January. The AGCPD is a...

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November 8, 2017

Genetic Counseling Gathers for Breast Cancer Awareness

Genetic Counseling students and faculty gathered at Talen Energy Stadium on Oct. 22 in support of breast cancer awareness. The event, during a Philadelphia Union soccer game, benefited Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), whose mission is to raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian...

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November 3, 2017

Arcadia Celebrates Inaugural Genetic Counseling Awareness Day

Arcadia will celebrate the inaugural Genetic Counseling Awareness Day at the 21st Annual Supervisor’s Workshop on Nov. 9. The event is sponsored by GeneDx, a company that specializes in genetic testing. The event, held in the Commons Great Room, will feature a screening of the documentary “Rarefied...

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October 29, 2017

Genetic Counseling Students Volunteer for rideATAXIA

Genetic Counseling students and Program Director Dr. Kathleen Valverde volunteered at the 9th annual rideATAXIA Philly on Oct. 15 in support of the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), which funds research for Friedreich’s Ataxia in hopes of finding a cure. Students staffed the...

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October 3, 2017

Dr. Sacca Presents at National Genetic Counselor Conference

On Sept. 15, Dr. Rosalba E. Sacca PhD, MSGC ’16 presented “Trans-counseling: A Case Series of Transgender Individuals at High Risk for BRCA 1 Mutations” at the National Society of Genetic Counselors' Annual Educational Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Sacca highlighted three case studies that...

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September 13, 2017

Isaacs ’18M Receives Genetic Counseling Award to Research Counselor-Patient Alliances

Genetic Counseling’s Jessica Isaacs ’18M received a 2017 Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship (JEMF) Student Research Award for a project geared toward strengthening counselor-patient relationships. In her proposal, “Potential Methods to Strengthen the Counselor-Patient Alliance in a Genetic...

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August 9, 2017

Students, Alumni, Faculty Promote Health and Wellness in Belize

Students, alumni, and faculty from Arcadia’s Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Education, and Counseling programs continued their mental health, physical wellness, and education efforts in Belize from July 15 to 26. This year’s trip overlapped with Camp...

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