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Feb 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Miller Publishes Paper in Nutrients Journal

Dr. Melissa Miller, visiting assistant professor of Public Health, recently published an article in the journal Nutrients, titled, “A Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Effectiveness of Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen, a Nutrition Education Program for Cancer Survivors.” The paper...

Zoom session for Arcadia University's Interprofessional Experience

Jan 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Health Sciences Hosts Interprofessional Education Experiences for Students

By Katherine Haines '21 How can physician assistants, public health professionals, and physical therapists work together to help patients recover from COVID-19? In November 2020, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) students explored this question through a two-part interprofessional...

DPT graduate is hooded at home during her Arcadia University ceremony

Jan 21, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Excellence, Perseverance in Virtual DPT Commencement

Through live Zoom ceremonies on Jan. 15 and 17, Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik encouraged the 104 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (TDPT) graduates to be the catalyst of change in health care. “Remember to lead, but if you...

Cover image of Jodi's book

Jan 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Physical Therapy Alumna Publishes Book on Movement Development

By Katherine Haines '21 In September, Dr. Joni Redlich '98M, '00DPT published, Turn Stumbling Blocks Into Building Blocks: The movement blueprint that helps children with developmental challenges reach their personal potential, which outlines a framework for infant and child movement development...

Arcadia University student leads an in person Stay Fit program before COVID.

Dec 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Stay Fit Program Goes Virtual

After temporarily closing down last spring, the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease reopened this summer in a virtual environment.  Doctor of Physical Therapy students are getting back their hands-on experience in the program. On Nov. 5...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye

Nov 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Through Grant, Dr. Olorunsaiye to Study Family Planning in African Immigrant Communities

Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye, assistant professor of Public Health, was awarded a Changemakers in Family Planning grant by the Society of Family Planning Research Fund to study family planning in the African immigrant communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.  The 18-month, $63,148 cumulative...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Margaret Longacre

Nov 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Longacre Speaks at National Caregivers Conference

By Josephine Mueller '21 Dr. Margaret Longacre, assistant professor and chair of Public Health, presented at the National Caregivers Conference on Oct. 16. In her presentation titled, “Involving and Supporting Caregivers in Clinical Care using an Integrated Caregiver Portal System,” Dr. Longacre...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Heather de Vries McClintock

Nov 13, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Public Health Students, Alumni Present at Global Health Conference on Social Justice, Health Equity

By Katherine Haines '21 Led by Dr. Heather deVries McClintock, assistant professor of Public Health, public health students and alumni presented research on social justice topics at the 12th Annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Global Health Conference, “Power, Politics, and...

Arcadia University student Kylie Ferro working as a nurses aide.

Nov 4, 2020 Caitlin Burns

For Ferro ’24, Nursing Experiences Guides Future Career

Canadensis, Pa. resident Kylie Ferro ’24, a Public Health/Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) major, loves working the maternity unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital. It “has her heart.” As a nurse’s aide, Ferro is charged with the care of five to seven patients each time she works at the hospital—whether...

Arcadia University students at a table with faculty reviewing info on a computer

Oct 26, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Physical Therapy Launches Healthcare Management and Leadership Certificate

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy has launched a new certificate program to begin Spring 2021 that bridges the gap between clinical practice and administration as clinicians of various medical fields take on leadership roles.  The online Healthcare Management and...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Ryan Zarzycki explains connection of the knee

Oct 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Hybrid DPT Students Visit Campus for First Time for Immersion Experience

On Oct. 8, the first hybrid cohort of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students arrived on campus at Arcadia University for a weeklong on-campus visit to work with cadavers and practice hands-on skills from what they had learned online since classes began on Aug. 24.   The nationally ranked...

Arcadia students work with a muscular dummy in College of Health Sciences

Oct 8, 2020 Caitlin Burns

CHS Calls on Faculty, Staff, and Students to End Health Disparities

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted two Question and Answer sessions with Dr. Gregory Hicks, professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, to discuss what can be done to address the health disparities in the U.S. healthcare system.  Students, faculty, and staff of the...