On the first clinic day of a mission trip to Guatemala, students met a child with cerebral palsy who had never been able to sit up. The boy had been going to physical therapy since birth, but he had not acquired the strength enough to hold himself in a seated position.
Raise your hand if you had “seeing the University president and dean of Student Affairs dancing in grass skirts” on your Fun Things to Do at Salus bingo card. But there they were – President Dr. Michael H. Mittelman and dean of Student Affairs Dr. James Caldwell – swiveling their hips and moving their grasses around to a Polynesian dance during the sixth annual Salus Scoop in the Hafter Student Community Center gymnasium Sept. 6.
A group of 21 students, led by Laine Higa, OD, assistant professor in the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO),PCO, and Navpreet Hehar, OD, PCO instructor, traveled to Panama Aug. 10-17, to bring much-needed medical eye care to those living in poverty who otherwise might not have a chance to receive such treatment.
As Robert Serianni likes to say, “the tires have been kicked” on the University’s Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program. And, the result is that the program is now fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).
Salus University’s Physician Assistant Studies Program has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).