Research

Jul 28, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Bechtel ’16 Presents ‘Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model’ at SEPCHE Colloquium

On July 27, Nelisa Bechtel ’16 presented “Investigating the Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model” at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium at Cabrini College. A biology major, Bechtel was among 30 undergraduate students...

(L to R) Shama Khan '14M with Luba Djurdjinovic and Alissa Terry from the Ferre Institute in Binghamton, N.Y.

Jul 27, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Khan ’14M Awarded to Promote Family Health Awareness

Shama Khan ’14M received an award from the New York Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetics and Newborn Screening Services (NYMAC), funding a project to educate members of the Muslim community about the importance of examining family history when considering marriage and family planning. Khan, a...

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Jul 27, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counseling Graduate Student Royer Selected for LEND Fellowship at CHOP

Following a multi-stage, competitive application process, genetic counseling student Erin Royer ’16M was selected for a year-long fellowship with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Each year, a genetic counseling fellow is...

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Jul 15, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Stackhouse Presents at Continuing Education Seminar in Plainsboro, N.J.

Dr. Scott Stackhouse, assistant professor of physical therapy, presented a continuing education seminar titled “Are you stimulating your patients’ best outcomes: an electrotherapy update” to the University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro, N.J. in the spring.

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Jul 15, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Eastlack Publishes Article in ‘Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences’

Dr. Marty Eastlack, assistant professor of physical therapy, co-wrote an article titled “Asymmetry in CT Scan Measures of Thigh Muscle 2 Months After Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies,” which was published in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

Jul 8, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dwyer Publishes New Book on Fifties Nostalgia

Dr. Michael D. Dwyer, assistant professor of media and communication, recently published Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties (Oxford University Press). In the years when conservative icon Ronald Reagan emerged, American pop culture...

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Jun 22, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Arcadia Sicily: Dr. Tanasi’s Research Brings Pompeii to Life in 3D Film

Pompeii—A Buried Story, a 3D computer-generated “docu-fiction” film depicting the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, opened on June 5 in Pompei, Italy. The film is the product of a year’s work in the Sicilian city of Syracuse between the National Research Council, 40 specialists, and Dr. Davide Tanasi,...

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Jun 18, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

In New Research, Wright Finds ALS Gene Therapy Ineffective

Dr. Megan C. Wright, assistant professor of biology, and colleagues published new findings on Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in Pain and Central Nervous System Week. ALS causes both cellular abnormalities and rapid degeneration of motor neurons. These abnormalities...

Elizabeth DePace ’16, Mackellar Violich (a research assistant with CEI) and Julia Lerner ’14 examine isopods.

Jun 16, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Isopod Research Project Takes Scott Rawlins, Students to Bahamas

Story by Jasmine Henderson ’15 Surrounded by crystal blue water and warm beaches, Scott Rawlins, professor of art and design, and scientific illustration majors Elizabeth DePace ’16 and Julia Lerner ’14 joined researchers at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) in the Bahamas last December to...

Physical therapy students helped persons with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson Disease regain mobility at Movement Camp.

Jun 4, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Movement Is the Goal at Second Annual Camp

After the success of the physical therapy program’s first Movement Camp last year, the weeklong intensive exercise program once again served as a place to improve coordination, balance, gait, and mobility in people with Parkinson Disease. Participants from the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program joined...

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Jun 2, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Nine Alumni, Two Faculty Publish Genetics Research

Dr. Sheryl Smith and Dr. Carlos Ortiz, along with student coauthors Frederic J. Deuschle ’12, Lauren A. DiLorenzo ’12, Katie L. Goeller ’12, Christopher R. Macchi ’12, Sarah E. Muller ’13M, Brittany D. Pasierb ’13M, Joseph E. Sable ’11, Jessica M. Tucci ’12, and Marykathryn Tynon ’13M, were part of...

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Jun 1, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Curotto Recommended for $70,000 Research Grant on Lithium Ion Batteries

In May, the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) recommended that a $70,000 research grant be awarded to Dr. Emanuele Curotto, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, for his research proposal, “Quantum Simulations of Lithium Ion...