School of Health Sciences News Archive

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>
School of Health Sciences celebrates faculty achievement
<p>Paula DiBiasio, Brenda Quincy and Stephen Folger were honored May 21 for service, scholarship and teaching.</p>
Faculty &amp; staff honored at annual awards banquet
Elon University employees on May 15 celebrated teaching, scholarship, service and mentoring at a program in Alumni Gym. <p>&nbsp;</p>
Srikant Vallabhajosula publishes article in&nbsp;Surgical Innovation
&nbsp; <p>Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Srikant Vallabhajosula&nbsp;co-authored an article that appeared in the the journal&nbsp;Surgical Innovation.</p>
Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at Human Movement Science Research Symposium
Physician Assistant Studies classes begin at Elon
With courses set to start this week, master's candidates in the university&rsquo;s newest graduate program gathered Monday for campus orientation.
Francis Center earns LEED Silver Certification
The home of Elon University's School of Health Sciences is the 10th LEED-certified building on campus.
DPT program enrolls class of 2015
Elon&rsquo;s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program enrolled the Class of 2015 this week.
DPT program holds Commencement ceremony
Elon University leaders conferred degrees Sunday on 38 candidates in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
School of Health Sciences Advisory Board member honored with national Private Practice Section 2012 Robert G. Dicus award
Dr. Laurence N. Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, President/CEO of PT Development LLC, co-founder of Evidence In Motion (EIM), and operator of nearly 40 clinics in four states, was named the national winner of the Private Practice Section 2012 Robert G. Dicus award.
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Twin Lakes creates endowed scholarship at Elon
A gift from the Burlington, N.C., retirement community will assist graduate students in the DPT and PA programs.
Physician Assistant Studies program receives approval
Elon University&rsquo;s new PA program has been granted provisional accreditation.
Srikant Vallabhajosula’s work presented at the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference
Srikant Vallabhajosula, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, had his work presented at the 2012 American Society of Biomechanics Conference held in Gainesville, Florida. Vallabhajosula was the lead author for three posters and one podium presentations. He was a co-author on four other posters.
DPT alumni pass the clinical specialist examinations for orthopedics and geriatrics
The Department of Physical Therapy Education congratulates DPT alumni Tim Miller G&rsquo;07 on becoming a certified geriatric clinical specialist and Matt O&rsquo;Neill G&rsquo;07 on becoming a certified orthopedic clinical specialist.
Charity Johansson to present at the International Transformative Learning conference
Professor Charity Johansson of the Department of Physical Therapy Education will present at the tenth International Transformative Learning conference this November in San Francisco.
DPT alumni, students and faculty present at APTA annual meeting
Physical therapy research posters were presented by Elon alumni, students and faculty at the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla.
School of Health Sciences honors faculty achievements
Faculty and staff were honored April 25 for their commitment to teaching, service and scholarship.
Chamber of Commerce visits Francis Center
Top local business and civic leaders on Tuesday toured Elon University&rsquo;s new home for physical therapy education and physician assistant studies.
Elon, ARMC leaders meet to celebrate PA program
The first clinical affiliation agreement for the university's physician assistant studies program is with Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Brenda Quincy has article published in Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr. Brenda Quincy, associate professor and academic coordinator of Elon's physician assistant program, had an article published in the <em>Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology</em> in January.
PHOTO GALLERY: Gerald L. Francis Center
Elon University's home for the School of Health Sciences opened this month on Haggard Avenue. Take a look at the new facility in an online photo gallery.
DPT program enrolls class of 2014
Elon&rsquo;s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program enrolled the Class of 2014 this week.
DPT class tours new Francis Center
The Gerald L. Francis Center opens this month as the new home of the School of Health Sciences at Elon University.
DPTE hosts 120 physical therapists for continuing education course
Elon&rsquo;s Department of Physical Therapy Education hosted a complimentary 2-day continuing education course on Dec. 5 &ndash;6 for more than 120 North Carolina physical therapists.
DPT student research poster wins second place at conference
A research poster, The Effect of Task-Specific Training in a Person with Cerebellar Ataxia and Vertigo, by Pamela Cameron SPT (3rd year Doctor of Physical Therapy student) and Jane Freund PT, DPT, NCS (DPT faculty) won second place in the student category at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association's Fall 2011 Conference.
DPT faculty member Janet Cope has article published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education
Janet Cope, Stewart Holt and several Elon DPT alumni (Erin Sanders, Laura Corriher and Davis Templeton) are authors of an article published in this month's Journal of Physical Therapy Education.
Bill Andrews has article published in Physiotherapy
Bill Andrews, associate professor of Physical Therapy, is one of two investigators to publish an article in the current issue of the journal <em>Physiotherapy</em>. The article is a systematic review entitled &quot;Normal Walking Speed: A Descriptive Meta-Analysis.&quot;
Daryl Lawson talks about ACL injury preventation at Burlington symposium
Daryl Lawson, assistant professor of physical therapy education, talked to 55 middle and high school coaches about ACL injury prevention during the 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Symposium held Aug. 4-5 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C.
John Currin receives top Elon award for business leadership
John G. Currin Jr., president and chief executive officer of Alamance Regional Medical Center and ARMC Healthcare since 2005, was honored at a June 22 campus luncheon with the Frank S. Holt, Jr. Business Leadership Award, Elon University&rsquo;s highest honor for business leadership.
Elon DPT alumni, faculty, and students present at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
Dr. Randall Lazicki, an Elon DPT alum currently employed at the Duke University Sports Medicine Center, was part of a panel who presented an educational session, <em>Knee changes from the sports injury to the total knee arthoplasty</em>, at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans last week.
Enrichment program connects DPT students with area children
Forty first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students joined 26 elementary children on July 14 for a morning of fun and physical activity as part of Elon&rsquo;s Summer Learning and Enrichment Academy, a partnership between Elon and the Alamance-Burlington School System that focuses on helping exceptional children in grades K-8 develop and maintain academic and behavioral skills they need to be successful in their learning.
Board of Trustees approves physician assistant master’s program
The Elon University Board of Trustees has approved the establishment of a master of science program in physician assistant studies. The board's vote at its Oct. 22-23 fall meeting will launch Elon&rsquo;s sixth graduate program.