School of Health Sciences News Archive

PA student receives National Health Service Corps scholarship
<p>Congratulations to Class of 2018 PA Student Steven (Kyle) Fleener who has been notified that he was selected for a highly competitive National Health Service Corps scholarship.</p>
Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Elon reaccredited, commended
<p>The affirmation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education comes with a &quot;clean report&quot; and a commendation for the program&#39;s self-study report.&nbsp;</p>
Elon&rsquo;s Physician Assistant Studies program reaches new accreditation achievement
<p>The master&rsquo;s program in Elon&rsquo;s School of Health Sciences has successfully completed a rigorous review process by ARC-PA, the accrediting agency for PA programs.</p>
Elon&#39;s 2016 retirees recognized
<p>President Emeritus Earl J. Danieley,&nbsp;who has given Elon&nbsp;70 years of service,&nbsp;is among 19 faculty and staff members retiring this year.</p>
Elon names Leadership Prize recipients
<p>The award provides students with $10,000 to research and understand problems of interest to them and then use their leadership abilities to test potential solutions.</p>
Elon graduates its newest class of medical healers
<p>Thirty-seven candidates in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program received degrees Sunday in a Whitley Auditorium ceremony featuring remarks by Cynthia Booth Lord, past president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.</p>
DPT and PA programs enroll Class of 2018
<p>Elon&rsquo;s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week.&nbsp;</p>
DPT Commencement celebrates future healers
<p><span>Fifty-three graduate students received their Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees Sunday in a ceremony that recognized School of Health Sciences Dean Elizabeth Rogers, whose retirement in May will come 20 years after she arrived at Elon to help create the&nbsp;physical therapy program.</span></p>
Physician Assistant Studies program holds White Coat Ceremony
<p><span>A Dec. 11 program in the Sacred Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion marked the end of academic studies and the formal start of clinical education for members of the PA program&#39;s Class of 2017.</span></p>
Seven faculty members named Leadership Scholars
<p><span>Seven professors and instructors from&nbsp;across campus have been selected 2015-16 Leadership Faculty Scholars.&nbsp;</span></p>
School of Health Sciences Hosts Vitals Workshop in Preparation of Global Medical Brigade&#39;s Trip to Nicaragua 2016
<p>The School of Health Sciences Global Learning Opportunities Program hosted Elon&rsquo;s undergraduate Chapter of Global Medical Brigades 2016 for a vital signs and medical terminology workshop.&nbsp;</p> <div class="display" id="article_body_content">&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Elon DPTE Alumna Presents at IADMS
Dr. Elizabeth Corwin who graduated from the Elon DPTE program in 2014 presented her research at the International Association for Dance Medicine &amp; Science 25th Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.&nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p>
Symposium gives PA students insights into underserved populations
<p>The third annual event for Elon University graduate students in the Physician Assistant Studies program helped prepare&nbsp;the future medical professionals for aiding patients who struggle with mental health issues, poverty, a lack of education and other obstacles to healthy living.</p>
2015 President&#39;s Report highlights faculty and student scholarship
<p>Elon scholars are making an impact in our world through groundbreaking research on campus and around the globe. The annual President&#39;s Report profiles inspiring faculty and student researchers who are striving&nbsp;to build a brighter future.&nbsp;</p>
Elon DPT supports Masters swimmers
<p>The Greensboro Aquatic Center held a U.S. Masters Swim Camp and partnered with Elon&#39;s Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education Daryl Lawson and third-year student Laura Wilson to screen swimmers prior to camp.&nbsp;</p>
Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at American Society of Biomechanics conference
<p>The assistant professor of Physical Therapy Education&#39;s presentation was called &quot;Effects of Different Perturbation Levels During Fall Risk Assessment for Older Adults at Higher Fall Risk.&quot;&nbsp;</p>
DPT students and &quot;Village&quot; campers get active
<p>For the last two weeks Elon&#39;s Doctor of Physical Therapy first and third-year students worked&nbsp;with Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Education Paula DiBiasio to help local children&nbsp;get active.&nbsp;</p>
Elon PA well-represented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference
<p>Twenty-one first- and second-year PA students and four faculty members participated in conference events&nbsp;held May 23-27.</p>
PA student receives Lanny Parker Memorial Grant Award
<p>Sarah Nelson, a physician assistant student in the Class of 2016, received an award from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants Endowment.</p>
Signing ceremony formalizes Elon-Alamance Health Partners program
<p><span>Four graduating seniors will work with Alamance County&nbsp;health organizations through a new community initiative&nbsp;that encourages students to pursue a&nbsp;year of service&nbsp;following their collegiate studies.</span></p>
Srikant Vallabhajosula publishes articles in three journals
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DPT Students Present at the 2015 Human Movement Science Research Symposium
<p>Eleven second-year Elon DPT students presented their research work on April 17, 2015&nbsp; in Chapel Hill.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Elon joins the North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity
<p><span>The university is among 20 schools and state health agencies taking part in a program meant to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the North Carolina healthcare workforce.</span></p>
School of Health Sciences hosts NC Standardized Patient Training Day
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Elon University graduates charter Physician Assistant Studies class
<p>Thirty-seven candidates in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program received degrees during a Sunday ceremony in Whitley Auditorium.</p>
Medicine takes flight for Elon PA graduate
<p>2nd Lt. Jamie Seals, whose education was funded by the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, reports for commissioned officer training in May as she begins her healthcare career by serving her country.</p>
PA and DPT programs enroll Class of 2017
<p class="p1">Elon&rsquo;s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Elon holds white coat ceremony for Physician Assistant Studies program
<p>A Dec. 12 program in the Sacred Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion marked the end of academic studies and the formal start of clinical education for members of the PA program&#39;s Class of 2016.</p>
Department of Physical Therapy Education hosts&nbsp;&nbsp; continuing education course for North Carolina physical therapists
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Elon graduates largest class in DPT program history
<p>University leaders conferred degrees Sunday afternoon on 58 graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which for the first time hosted its Commencement ceremony in McCrary Theatre.</p>
Symposium gives future physician assistants insight into service
<p>Graduate students in Elon University&rsquo;s Physician Assistant Studies program learned Tuesday from faculty and staff across campus how to create meaningful relationships with underserved and vulnerable populations.</p>
Patti Ragan honored by Physician Assistant Education Association
<p>The director of Elon University&#39;s Physician Assistant Studies program received the PAEA&#39;s 2014 Master Faculty Award for her contributions to physician assistant education.</p>
Elon students win National Health Service Corps scholarships
<p><span>A federal program of the Health Resources and Services Administration will provide full tuition and a stipend to four Elon University graduate students planning to work in medically underserved regions across the United States.</span></p>
PA student receives scholarship from NC Academy of Physician Assistants
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School of Health Sciences hosts doctors from Iraq
<p>As part of an effort to improve the medical education system in Iraq, the physicians visited Elon&#39;s Francis Center on Aug. 21.</p>
Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at international conference
<p><span>The assistant professor of physical therapy presented at the </span>World Congress of Biomechanics Conference&nbsp;in July 2014.</p>
DPT students &amp; professor present at conference in Delaware
<p>The Department of Physical Therapy Education and Department of Computing Sciences were represented at the 2014 Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Conference in Newark, Delaware, from June 24-27, 2014.</p>
School of Health Sciences honors faculty &amp; staff
<p>Two professors and a staff member were recognized June 19, 2014, during the school&#39;s annual awards luncheon.</p>
Charity Johansson and Sabrina Fogleman to present workshop on LGBTQ-friendly healthcare at national conference
<p>Charity Johansson and Sabrina Fogleman have been selected to present an educational workshop to physical therapy providers on LGBTQ-friendly healthcare in October 2014 at the American Physical Therapy Association&#39;s Educational Leadership Conference.&nbsp;</p>
Elon DPT student wins research award
<p>Kristen Riffanacht received the American College of Sports Medicine Biomechanics Interest Group Student Research Award.</p>
Elon DPT students and faculty present at national conference
<p>The Department of Physical Therapy Education was represented at the 2014 American College of Sports Medicine held in Orlando, Fla. May 27-31.</p>
DPT students hold &#39;Bones &amp; Backpacks&#39; session at local elementary school
<p>Teachers and students at Eastlawn Elementary School in Burlington, N.C., spent an afternoon learning about&nbsp;the skeleton&nbsp;and spine safety from students in Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education Janet Cope&#39;s class.</p>
School of Health Sciences hosts workshop
<p>The School of Health Sciences Global Learning Opportunities Program hosted Elon&rsquo;s undergraduate Chapter of the Global Medical Brigades April 28 for a vital signs and medical terminology workshop.&nbsp;</p>
Ellington Center hours for Easter weekend
<p>Holiday weekend hours for Ellington Center offices and services</p>
DPT Students and Alumni Present at Human Movement Science Symposium in Chapel Hill
<p><span>Five second-year students, one alum (DPT 2013) and a faculty member from Elon DPTE presented their research work on February 21, 2014.&nbsp;</span></p>
Elon DPT faculty, students and alumni present at national conference
<p><span>The Department of Physical Therapy Education was represented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association held in Las Vegas from Feb. 3-7, 2014. </span></p>
Human Anatomy students attend to the mind, body ... and spirit
<p>Graduate students in the DPT and Physician Assistant Studies programs met in January with Elon&#39;s chaplain to reflect on the lives of men and women who are now human donors in the university&#39;s anatomy lab.</p>
DPT and PA programs enroll Class of 2016
<p>Elon&rsquo;s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Elon holds white coat ceremony for Physician Assistant Studies program
<p>The program in the Sacred Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion signified the end of academic studies and the start of clinical education for members of the PA program&#39;s inaugural class.</p>
DPT program holds Commencement ceremony
<p>Elon University leaders conferred degrees Sunday on 41 candidates in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in a Whitley Auditorium filled with family and friends of the new graduates.</p>
Elon brings legal and medical communities together for interdisciplinary dialogue
<p>Elon University&rsquo;s schools of law and health sciences hosted a forum about the intricacies of determining individual &ldquo;capacity&rdquo; in legal and medical contexts. &nbsp;</p>
Stephen Messier,&nbsp;Director of the J.B Snow Biomechanics Laboratory, gives research talk to physical therapy students
<p>On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Dr. Stephen Messier from Wake Forest University was invited to give a research talk for first year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students.</p>
Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at American Society of Biomechanics meeting
<p><h3 class="display">Srikant Vallabhajosula, assistant professor of physical therapy, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in September 2013.</h3> </p>
Srikant Vallabhajosula publishes articles in Parkinsonism Related Disorders and NeuroRehabilitation
<p><h3 class="display">Srikant Vallabhajosula, assistant professor of physical therapy, recently published two articles.</h3> </p>
Enrichment program connects DPT students with area children
<p>Fifty-three first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students joined 20 elementary children on July 15 and July 18 for fun and physical activity as part of Elon&rsquo;s Summer Learning and Enrichment Academy.</p>
Faculty research in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies denotes national attention
<p>Several Elon faculty members in the Physician Assistant Studies program will represent the department this fall with published research and presentations at a national forum.</p>
Srikant Vallabhajosula publishes article in Gait Posture&nbsp;
<p>Srikant Vallabhajosula, assistant professor of physical therapy, co-authored an article, &quot;Center of pressure and the projection of the time-course of sitting skill acquisition.&quot;&nbsp;</p>
Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at American College of Sports Medicine Conference&nbsp;
<p><span>Srikant Vallabhajosula,&nbsp;</span><span>an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, presented a poster, &quot;Spatiotemporal gait variability among high school football players&quot; at the&nbsp;</span>2013 American College of Sports Medicine conference in Indianapolis on June 1.</p>
DPT alumnus receives special recognition for abstract
<p><strong>Tim Miller &rsquo;07 has been selected by the American Physical Therapy Association to receive special recognition for his abstract on physical therapy. </strong></p>
Stephen Folger: a fair, compassionate and engaging educator
<p>The winner of this year&rsquo;s Daniels-Danieley Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stephen Folger, professor of physical therapy education, is described by students and colleagues as a constant voice of reason, fairness, compassion and caring.</p>