School of Health Sciences News Archive

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>
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
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
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