Physician Assistant

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Feb 25, 2015 jretter Retter

Noller Publishes on Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Diana Noller, assistant professor and associate director of the physician assistant program at the Christiana campus, had her article, “Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: Diagnostic Criteria and Distinguishing Features from Pediatric Bipolar Disorder,” accepted for publication in the Journal...

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Feb 25, 2015 jretter Retter

Laxton Publishes in the Journal of American Association of Physician Assistants

Mary Laxton, assistant professor of the physician assistant program, had her article, “Peritoneal Dialysis: An Effective but Underutilized Modality of Renal Replacement Therapy,” accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants. The article demonstrates...

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Feb 25, 2015 jretter Retter

Felker Recognized as a Distinguished Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Lori Felker, assistant professor of the physician assistant program, was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants for her personal accomplishments, professional contributions, and community involvement.

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Nov 6, 2014 Daniel DiPrinzio

International Physician Associate Conference Brings Educators from Around the World

From Oct. 12-17, the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators (IAPAE) hosted its 7th Annual Conference at Arcadia. During the three-day event, dozens of physician associate educators from around the world attended the conference, including delegates from the United Kingdom, South...

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Nov 3, 2014 Purnell Cropper

PA Students Team Up to Take On Hunger, Aging Concerns

Story submitted by Bridget McHugh, PA-S and Rebekah Hallerman, PA-S Over the summer, more than 100 students in Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program volunteered to give back and to learn more about the unique challenges that different populations of patients face every day. All 55...

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Jul 8, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Zaweski Appointed Chair of Competency Based Faculty Development Task Force of the PAEA

Joe Zaweski, assistant professor in the physician assistant program at Arcadia University’s Christiana campus, was recently appointed Chair of the Competency Based Faculty Development Task Force of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). As chair of this national task force, Zaweski...

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Apr 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

PA, PT Students Collaborate to Share Knowledge, Improve Interdisciplinary Care

Physical therapist or physician assistant? That’s the question facing students seeking to earn medical degrees through Arcadia. While both treat patients, their approaches differ. Physician assistants perform physical examinations, diagnose common illnesses, and counsel patients concerning their...

Apr 28, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Physician Assistant Students Provide Healthcare in Nicaragua

In March, 41 eager Arcadia University physician assistant students from both the Glenside and Christiana campuses arrived at the Philadelphia airport to depart for Managua, Nicaragua. Through the Global Brigades Organization, students would participate in a medical mission trip in conjunction with...

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Jun 26, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Video: Physician Assistant Students Deliver Much-Needed Medical Care in Panama

In May, a joint-effort between Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program and the local community provided 305 Panamanians with much-needed treatment for infectious diseases, diabetes, and other ailments via a mobile medical clinic. “The learning experience we encountered in Panama cannot be...

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Jun 20, 2013 Purnell Cropper

From Arcadia with Love: Physician Assistant Professor Delivers Care Package to Guatemala

On Feb. 16, Lori Felker, PA-C, assistant professor in the Physician Assistant program, embarked on a journey to San Pedro, Guatemala. She had been there before with her husband, Eric, who is also a Physician Assistant. The goal for this second trip to the Lake Atitlan region was to provide much...

May 22, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Felker Writes about Service Trip to Guatemala

Lori Felker, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program, had an article, “Helping Hands, Healing Hearts,” published online at pasconnect.org in April. The article will also appear in print in the June/July 2013 issue of PA Professional. The article...

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May 8, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Physician Assistant Students Compete at PA Olympics

On April 27, the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program competed in the 11th Anniversary of the PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens, along with 286 other students, faculty and guests from five of the local Philadelphia Physician Assistant programs. These students come together each spring to...