Arcadia University News


April 24, 2015

Krantz Featured in ‘People’ Magazine and ‘Nature Genetics’

Dr. Ian Krantz , medical director of the Genetic Counseling program, has worked over a decade on identifying a new genetic disorder: a type of dwarfism he named CHOPS Syndrome. People magazine published a two-part story in March on Krantz’s work with the families and children affected by CHOPS, and...

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April 24, 2015

Conway Receives 2015 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award

At the Honors Convocation on March 28, Dr. Laura Conway , assistant professor and assistant director of the Genetic Counseling program, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of her outstanding classroom teaching. Dr. Conway was nominated for the award by multiple faculty...

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February 27, 2015

Dr. Loury Speaks About Letters to Trayvon Event

On Feb. 24, Dr. Doreen Loury , director of Pan-African Studies and assistant professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice, appeared on the online radio show Song Book of Gospel. Dr. Loury discussed Letters to Trayvon: A Celebration of Black Men and Boys , an event at Arcadia on Feb...

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February 26, 2015

Students from Arcadia’s English Language Institute Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Students from Arcadia University’s English Language Institute celebrate the Chinese New Year by sharing dumplings and culture with their classmates.

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February 25, 2015

Arcadia Students, Faculty Present at Annual Education Conference for the National Society of Genetic Counselors

The genetic counseling program had a strong showing at the Annual Education Conference (AEC) for the National Society of Genetic Counselors in New Orleans this September. This year, more than 1,500 genetic counselors from across the country attended the AEC. Eight of 17 Arcadia graduates from the...

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February 17, 2015

Genetic Counselor Schindewolf ’14M Interviewed for Research on Rare Disease

Erica Schindewolf ’14M spoke with weekly newsletter Rare Disease Report about her research on the discontinuation of Elaprase, a prescription drug that improves walking ability in people with Hunter’s disease. Schindewolf, now a genetic counselor at West Virginia University, conducted the research...

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May 1, 2014

Genetic Counseling Alum Receives Achievement Award, Talks on Lessons Learned at Arcadia

On April 25, Shannan M. DeLany Dixon ’98 MSGC, CGC was honored with the 2014 College of Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award in the Castle dining room. At the reception, Dixon delivered a talk, “Lessons Learned at Arcadia Continue to Open Doors,” discussing the value of her Arcadia education,...

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December 18, 2012

Bhukhanwala Co-Authors Paper in ‘Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice’

Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala , Assistant Professor and Director of Childhood, Identity and Textual Studies, published an article that she co-authored with Martha Allexsaht-Snider, “Diverse student teachers making sense of difference through engaging in Boalian Theater approaches,” in Teachers and Teaching...

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December 18, 2012

Bornstein Presents at NCSS and PCSS Conferences

In November, Dr. Jodi Bornstein , Assistant Professor and Director of Urban Fieldwork and the Equity Collaborative, presented “Circling Up: Focusing on Community in Social Studies Methods” at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference in Seattle, Wash. At the conference, she also...

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December 18, 2012

Appelbaum Publishes Article Online at ‘Pythagoras’

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , Professor and Director of Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies, posted an article on the website of Pythagoras: Journal of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa . “Refusal as a democratic catalyst for mathematics education development” describes the...

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December 10, 2012

Liu ’12M Makes Seamless Transition into Genetic Counseling Profession

While completing a master's degree in Genetic Counseling at Arcadia University, Hongbin Liu ’12M leveraged her expertise in biomedical research to seize valuable internships, which helped her transition to a new professional community and complete a career change. With guidance from Arcadia’s...

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December 7, 2012

Krantz and Bernhardt Address Genetic Technology on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

On Dec. 4, faculty from Arcadia University's master's program in Genetic Counseling appeared on WHYY's Radio Times in the segment "Genetic testing and medicine." Speaking with host Marty Moss-Coane, Medical Director Dr. Ian Krantz and Clinical Supervisor Barbara Bernhardt addressed ethical...

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December 7, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer: Bernhardt Discusses 'Toxic Knowledge' in Inconclusive Genetic Testing

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured Clinical Supervisor Barbara Bernhardt of Arcadia University's Genetic Counseling graduate program in a front page article, "Seeing a fetus' future ills," on Nov. 20. The story discusses recent genetics findings that "could expand prenatal testing while reducing...

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November 29, 2012

Valverde Named to ACGC Board of Directors

Kathleen Valverde is now a member of the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, the national accreditation body, and will begin as the finance chair in January 2013.

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November 29, 2012

Wilkens and Liu ’12M Co-Author Article in ‘American Journal of Medical Genetics’

Alisha Wilkens, Adjunct Professor of Genetic Counseling, and Hongbin Liu ’12M co-authored an article based on Liu’s thesis project, which was completed under the mentorship of the program’s Medical Director Dr. Ian Krantz . Their article, “Novel Clinical Manifestations in Pallister-Killian Syndrome...

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November 7, 2012

Genetic Counseling Students Volunteer at Ride Ataxia Benefit

Students from Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling master’s program were up before the sun on Oct. 7 to support Philadelphia’s fourth annual Ride Ataxia , a bicycle race to benefit the Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to curing Friedrich’...

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October 22, 2012

Genetic Counseling Program Attends Breast Cancer Awareness Night at PPL Park

The Philadelphia Union hosted Breast Cancer Awareness Night at PPL Park on Oct. 6. The event benefited Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. More than 17,000 fans, including 34 from Arcadia...

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October 2, 2012

Genetic Counseling Program Well Represented at National Conference in Boston, Oct. 24-27

Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling program will be well represented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference in Boston, Mass., Oct. 24-27. Dr. Laura Conway , Assistant Program Director, Kathy Valverde , Program Director, and Rebecca Mueller ’11FSMS will give...

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June 20, 2012

Billings Gazette: Clark '12M Accepts Position with Shodair Children's Hospital

Billings Gazette (Billings, Mo.) reported Shodair Children’s Hospital recently hired genetic counselor Marissa Clark ’12M . Clark received her master of science degree in genetic counseling from Arcadia University in Glenside, Penn., this year. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biology...

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April 24, 2012

Genetic Counseling Department: At Home in the State House

You've probably passed the blue residential building on Limekiln Pike with the sign that says “Genetic Counseling House” and thought nothing of it. But this little abode houses the second largest accredited Genetic Counseling program—24 students—in North America. And the department recently took...

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January 20, 2012

Corbman '05M Discusses Genetic Testing on CBS Talk Philly

Melanie Corbman ’05M , Adjunct Professor in the Genetic Counseling program, appeared on CBS Talk Philly to speak about genetic testing on Jan. 18. Corbman serves as the alumni representative of the Advisory Board for Arcadia's Genetic Counseling Master's program and is a clinical supervisor. View...

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