Archive for December 2020

Dr. Walko Recertified, Published, and Filmed

Dr. Matthew Walko, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, recertified his Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and created a training video for the Cardiovascular Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Walko also presented “The Current Status of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: An Update of the Description of Specialty Practice,” in The Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal.

Dr. Myers Published, Recertified, and Appointed

Dr. Robin Myers, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, recertified her Board Certification in Neurology from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Myers also was appointed to the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), the Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy Neurologic Fellowship Curriculum Task Force, and as a representative for the ABPTS Educational Leadership Panel Competency-Based Physical Therapy Education. She also co-authored “Practice Analysis Study: A Method for Residency Curriculum Development,” in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.

Dr. Mierzwicki Publishes with Five Alumni

Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, published “Comparison of High-Intensity Resistance and Power Training Programs in Pre-Frail and Frail Older Adults” in Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. Dr. Madelyn Fox ’18, D’20, Dr. Kevin Griffith ’18, D’20, Dr. Kelsey Harrison ’18, D’20, Dr. Daryl Holstay Jr. ’18, D’20, and Dr. Nikki Singley ’18 were co-authors.

Dr. Urban Makes Guest Appearance on Good Day PA

Dr. Rebecca Urban, professor biology and director of environmental science, “shared guidance on how to identify invasive plants in your garden, and insight on the long-term problems they can cause,” on WHTM TV 27’s Good Day PA

Dr. Lappas Publishes Two Papers and Presents at Annual Meeting

Dr. Courtney Lappas, professor of biology, published “Utilizing loop-mediated isothermal amplification to detect the presence of Escherichia coli: an inquiry driven undergraduate modules,” in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education with Brandon Roy ’20 and former LVC professor Eric Ryndock. The trio presented the same topic at the Association of College and University Biology Educators 64th Annual Meeting. Dr. Lappas also co-authored “Naturally better? A review of the natural-is-better bias,” in Social and Personality Psychology Compass.

Dr. Carey Co-Authors Paper with Alums

Dr. Rob Carey, associate professor of biology and director of biochemistry & molecular biology, co-authored “Expansin gene loss is a common occurrent during adaptation to an aquatic environment” in The Plant Journal. His co-authors included LVC alumni Alexa Bowman ’19 and Dr. Nathan Hepler ’13. 

Mason Named Chamber Director

Brynn Mason, director of the Breen Center for Graduate Success, was appointed to a three-year term on the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. She completed a partial term previously. Trevor Williams ’07 also was named first vice chair.