As summer wrapped up, the University's Speech-Language Pathology
(OT) students spent a morning at Arcadia University sharing information about their respective professions with middle school students from the local Philadelphia community. Both groups of students provided an excellent overview and a variety of hands-on activities to engage the kids.
Medical Brigades Panama (part of Global Brigades)
Nine Physician Assistant
Studies (PA) program students and faculty joined New York's Hofstra University for a four day trip to the Darién province of Panama as a part of Global Brigades
at the end of August. The team supported a mobile medical clinic, supervised by in-country physicians, that serves two local communities. The students used their skills for patient intake, triage, consultations, and pharmacy stations for a population that ranged from infants to the elderly. The Medical Brigades’ purpose is to support the development of sustainable community health throughout Panama by providing monitoring and guidance. The students not only practiced their clinical skills, but they learned about global public health issues, and also developed their cultural competence.
New Art Exhibit
When you have a moment between studies, make sure to check out the new art exhibit hanging in the D’Arrigo Family Gallery
in the Hafter Student Community Center. The show exhibits member work from the Summer 2018 Cooperative MamaCITA - an award-winning arts collective that provides its members a collective voice within the art world. All members are professional artists and mothers. The show runs from September 5 through October 28, with an opening reception on Friday, September 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CPR and AED Training Thirty two Audiology (AUD) students took part in a CPR and AED training session that included early identification of individuals in cardiac arrest and the steps to activate the emergency response systems if needed. The training session helps prepare students to be well-rounded healthcare providers.