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From the provost

As you will read in the following paragraphs, the School of Health Sciences continues to reach great achievements and to make a significant impact on our immediate and broader communities. Dean Emeritus Elizabeth Rogers, who retired in the spring, helped build and lead this accomplished school.

To ensure the continued progress and excellence of the School, we are currently engaged in a search for a new dean. The search committee members represent faculty, staff, students and community partners in health care. The goal is to bring finalists to campus in November and December, with a possible start-date in January. 

Steven D. House
Provost/Executive Vice President 

Second Great Cape Escape a success

great escape

The second Great Cape Escape was held on Sept. 24 with 260 runners participating in the Fun Run, 5K and 10K. The race raised a total of $13,500 for the Open Door Clinic of Alamance County. Be on the lookout for next years race in fall 2017!

Accreditation update 

accreditation

Elon's Physician Assistant Studies Program has successfully completed a rigorous process by ARC-PA, the accrediting agency for PA programs. Read more about the master's program accreditation process. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program was also honored with reaccreditation and commended for the program's self-study report by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Read more about the DPT's accreditation.    

H.O.P.E. Clinic benefits from second Run Roll 5K

hope run

Last spring, the Physical Therapy program hosted the second annual HOPE Clinic 5K. All proceeds benefited the HOPE Clinic and will provide additional free physical therapy to the Alamance/Triad region. Patients who do not have insurance can come to the HOPE Clinic and be treated by students under the supervision of licensed Physical Therapists. The clinic is a great way for students to serve the community and receive hands-on experience in their field. 

Student scholarships & presentations

presentations

Congratulations to PA student's Amber Race and Steven "Kyle" Fleener who both received highly competitive and prestigious scholarships. Race received her scholarship from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, which will be used to further her goals of delivering high quality, evidence based care to patients. Read more about Race's scholarshipFleener's scholarship comes from the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and will pay for his tuition, books and provides a living stipend. In exchange, Fleener commits at least two years at an NHSC site with a Health Professional Shortage Area. Read more about Fleener's scholarship

Also, many DPTE students and faculty presented research at regional and national conferences this past spring. The conferences ranged from the Human Movement Science Conference in Chapel Hill, N.C., and the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections in Anaheim, Calif., to the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports and Medicine in Boston. 

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DPT AND PA PROGRAMS ENROLL CLASS OF 2018

Elon's School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community. 

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DARYL LAWSON DELIVERS INVITED LECTURE AT SUMMIT

The associate professor presented on interventions and how musculoskeletal ultrasound can guide tendinopathy treatment. 

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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAM HOLDS WHITE COAT CEREMONY

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's Class of 2017. 

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PHYSICAL THERAPY FACULTY PUBLISH RESEARCH 

The articles were published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine and the journal NeuroRehabilitation. 

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