School of Health Sciences News Archive

FOX8 profiles Elon Anatomical Gift Program
<p>The High Point, N.C. FOX affiliate produced an extended segment on the program, launched in 2017, for its Buckley Report.</p>
New edition of Johansson and Chinworth textbook to be released on Feb. 7
<p>The second edition of &quot;Mobility in Context: Principles of Patient Care Skills,&quot;&nbsp;authored by Charity Johansson and Susan Chinworth and published by F. A. Davis Company, instructs students in patient mobility skills that are based on current clinical evidence and practiced within the context of patient-centered care.</p>
Presentation on anatomical donation scheduled for Jan. 25
<p>The event will focus on Elon University&#39;s Anatomical Gift Program and will be held at Elon Community Church United Church of Christ</p>
Voices of Discovery Science Speaker - Monday, March 12
<p>The Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Center at N.C. State University discusses restoring motor function with Smart Prosthetics in&nbsp;McCrary Theatre at 7 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
News &amp; Record article highlights anatomical gift program at Elon
<p>The Jan. 2 article provided an overview that the innovative program is having on the education of students in the School of Health Sciences.&nbsp;</p>
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant programs enroll Class of 2020
<p>Elon&rsquo;s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Elon PA students collaborate with the Alamance Open Door Clinic on improving care
<p>Students in Elon&#39;s Physician Assistant Studies program&nbsp;and staff from the Alamance Open Door Clinic participated in a design thinking sprint on Tuesday, Dec.&nbsp;5, to address two questions related to quality improvement and patient adherence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Elon celebrates accomplishments of newest Doctor of Physical Therapy Program graduates
<p>Forty-seven students received their doctor of physical therapy degrees at a commencement ceremony in McCrary Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.</p>
Physician Assistant Studies program holds White Coat Ceremony
<p>The White Coat Ceremony marks the start of intensive clinical learning experiences for the 38 members of the program&#39;s Class of 2019.</p>
School of Health Sciences Hosts Second Annual Interprofessional Education Session
<p>The School of Health Sciences hosted its second interprofessional education session on Wednesday, Nov.&nbsp;29, 2017. The event&nbsp;included students from the Elon Physician Assistant, Elon Physical Therapy&nbsp;and Alamance Community College Nursing programs.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
​Anatomical Gift Program hosts tour at the Gerald L. Francis Center
<p><strong>LIFE@Elon members toured the anatomy space in the Gerald Francis Center on&nbsp;Thursday, Nov.&nbsp;16.</strong></p>
5th annual Underserved Populations Symposium explores empathy
<p>The annual Department of Physician Assistant Studies symposium focused on medical improvisation, design thinking and empathy.&nbsp;</p>
Elon Physician Assistant Studies program faculty,&nbsp;alumna present at national education forum
<p>Elon&rsquo;s Physician Assistant Studies program was well represented at the 2017 National Physician Assistant Education Association Forum held Oct. 25-28 in Denver, Colorado.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
School of Health Sciences Dean Becky Neiduski ​honored by American Society of Hand Therapists<br />
<p>Becky Neiduski, who joined Elon earlier this year as head of the School of Health Sciences, was honored earlier this month.&nbsp;</p>
&#39;Superheroes&#39; raise $17K for Open Door Clinic through Great Cape Escape
<p>In its third year, the fundraiser led by the Elon Physician Assistant Student Society&nbsp;supports the work of Open Door Clinic of Alamance County, which provides free health care to local residents that cannot afford to pay.</p>
Elon physician assistant studies students participate in community outreach project
<p>Elon PA Students participated in a service-learning project at Garrett Elementary School in Mebane, N.C., on Sept.&nbsp;29, 2017.&nbsp;</p>
Pulitzer-winning oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee details evolving fight against cancer in Baird lecture
<p>Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the author of &quot;The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,&quot; offered his insights to a crowd of nearly 600 gathered in McCrary Theatre on Sept. 20.&nbsp;</p>
N.C. legislators get up-close look at Elon&rsquo;s Physician Assistant Studies Program
<p>Three area lawmakers toured the program&rsquo;s facilities in the Gerald L. Francis Center and learned more about the role these future providers play in the health care industry.</p>
Up, Up and Away! Runners to take to the streets for the Great Cape Escape&nbsp;
<p>The annual fundraiser organized by the Elon Physician Assistant Student Society supports the work of the Open Door Clinic.</p>
The School of Health Sciences celebrates the role of simulation in improving healthcare delivery
<p>The inaugural Healthcare Simulation Week, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and held Sept. 11-14, celebrates global professionals who use simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery.</p>
Murfin takes the helm of Elon&#39;s Physician Assistant Studies Program
<p>The Department of Physician Assistant Studies welcomes Melissa Murfin<span>&nbsp;as its new department chair and program director as of Sept. 1.&nbsp;</span></p>
Elon University bestows its highest honor &ndash; the Elon Medallion &mdash;&nbsp;upon five
<p>Elon President Leo M. Lambert presented the medallion to five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four endowed professorships and two longtime professors were named Distinguished University Professors.&nbsp;</p>
School of Health Sciences honors human donors with a service of thanksgiving and farewell
<p>The July 12 anatomy memorial service paid tribute to those men and women who donated their bodies to science.&nbsp;</p>
School of Health Sciences Faculty and Students publish research about human donors&nbsp;
<p>Doctor of Physical Therapy Education faculty Janet M. Cope and Mary Kay Hannah and Physician Assistant student Mackenzie Precht along with Physical Therapy students Amy Klinepeter and Brooke Powell recently published a manuscript about the use of human donors in PT anatomy education in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.&nbsp;</p>
Elon PA Students Attend National Conference
<p>Fourteen first and second year physician assistant students, four faculty members and an alumna participated in events at the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) National Conference, held May 16-20, 2017 in Las Vegas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Skillman receives Emerging Leader Award
<p>Nita Skillman was honored with the Emerging Leader Award at the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) 2017 Annual Conference on Sunday, June 4.</p>
Skillman and Johansson present on training standardized patients for dementia care
<p>Nita Skillman and Charity Johansson presented a workshop, &ldquo;Advanced Training of Standardized Patients for Dementia Care&rdquo;, at the 2017 Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) annual conference in Alexandria, Virginia.</p>
Elon&rsquo;s H.O.P.E. Clinic raises $6,500 in annual 5K run
<p><span>The funds will cover the cost of physical therapy evaluation and treatment for people who are underinsured or have no insurance in Alamance County</span></p>
Lawson presents knee research from collaboration with Cone Health
<p>The associate professor in Elon&#39;s Department of Physical Therapy Education spoke about a study the university and Cone Sports Medicine are conducting for people who suffer from knee osteoarthritis.</p>
Signing ceremony marks major milestone for Elon&rsquo;s new Anatomical Gift Program
<p>Nine of the program&rsquo;s first donors made their commitments official during a ceremony on Friday, March 24.&nbsp;</p>
Elon University launches Anatomical Gift Program
<p>The new program housed in the School of Health Sciences will be a valuable resource to students in graduate and undergraduate health sciences programs.</p>
Elon&#39;s Physician Assistant Studies program graduates its newest class
<p>Thirty-eight candidates in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program received degrees Sunday in a Whitley Auditorium ceremony featuring remarks from Reginald Carter, Duke University professor emeritus and historian emeritus of the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History.&nbsp;</p>
Lumen Scholar is all ears as she explores the impact of birth stories on first-time mothers
<p>Michelle Reissig &rsquo;17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.</p>
Doctor of Physical Therapy program student puts medical Spanish to use in Peru
<p>Thanks to a partnership with El Centro de <span>Espa&ntilde;ol that empowers students to communicate in Spanish with patients, Carleigh High DPT&#39;17 is spending several weeks at a hospital in Peru&nbsp;as part of her DPT clinical education experiences</span></p>
Rebecca Neiduski named dean of the School of Health Sciences
<p>Neiduski will provide leadership for graduate programs in physical therapy and physician assistant studies and follows Founding Dean Elizabeth Rogers, who retired in 2016.</p>
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant programs enroll Class of 2019
<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 celebrates accomplishments of newest Doctor of Physical Therapy Program graduates
<p>Forty-eight students received their doctor of physical therapy degrees at a commencement ceremony in McCrary Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 11.&nbsp;</p>
Physician Assistant Studies program holds White Coat Ceremony
<p>The White Coat Ceremony marks the start of intensive clinical learning experiences for the 38 members of the program&#39;s Class of 2018.&nbsp;</p>
Underserved populations symposium offers perspectives on healing for future physician assistants
<p>The Underserved Populations Symposium hosted by Elon&#39;s Physician Assistant Studies program is in its fourth year.&nbsp;</p>
Six faculty members named Leadership Scholars
<p><span>Leadership scholars gather as a cohort for workshops and seminars designed to focus on issues related to leadership pedagogy.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
PA preceptor featured on Fox 8
<p><p class="p1">Chelle Jeffery, a Greensboro-based physician assistant, discussed the benefits of a<span>dvanced practice providers,&nbsp;highly trained clinicians who work in all specialties of health care.&nbsp;</span></p> </p>
Fall 2016 flu vaccine clinics for students
<p>Find out about opportunities on campus for student flu vaccines.</p>
PA student receives&nbsp;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>