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Future Leopard Weekend, June 18, 2022

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MS-HI Student Ava Anderson’s Findings on Intimate Partner Violence and Telehealth

Ava Anderson is no stranger to technology, having a bachelor’s degree in mechatronics engineering, which combines mechanical, computer and electrical systems. To learn how to integrate that knowledge into the health field, she’s pursuing a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MS-HI) degree at Logan University. As far as her professional career following graduation in April 2022, she is keeping her options open but knows she wants to work in data analytics. Her recent capstone project, for example, focused on analyzing telehealth data as it relates to intimate partner violence (IPV). While IPV has always been an issue, telehealth is …

Pre-Health Club Supports Students Around the Globe as they Pursue Diverse Health Careers

Deciding to pursue a terminal degree can cause stress, anxiety and loneliness. A few Logan students experienced these emotions when applying for medical school. They founded the Pre-Health Club after realizing they could benefit from leaning on one another during this strenuous process. Logan’s first fully virtual organization, the Pre-Health Club was founded in the summer of 2021 to assist students interested in furthering their education after graduating. Emily Hoffman, founding member and current club president, is passionate about helping her fellow students near and far. “Online learning in such rigorous programs can get really lonely since you don’t get …

Dana Risher’s Path from Paramedic to Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Dana Risher has become comfortable caring for the human body after serving as a paramedic for 20 years. However, working 24-hour shifts has made it increasingly difficult for her to continue providing care for her family in their home state of California, so she decided to take the next step in her career. Dana earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiological sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the late 90s, and then obtained her certification in sports massage therapy and therapeutic massage. Although she enjoyed her volunteer work providing therapy to Olympic-level cyclers and swimmers, she wanted to …

DHPE Student Spotlight: Drs. Ron and Danielle Armold

A family of four smiles at the camera

Meet Ron Armold, DC, MS and Danielle Armold, DC, MS, CAHTA, a husband and wife duo in Logan’s Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) program, as told by Dr. Danielle Armold. Dr. Ron and I currently work in our private chiropractic office, Hub City Spinal Care in Spartanburg, South Carolina. We just celebrated our three-year anniversary. We were both interested in the DHPE program for similar reasons. One of our shared commonalities is a love for teaching others. I actually started teaching at a local college at the same time I opened my chiropractic office in order to supplement our …

DHPE Student Spotlight: Tim Victorella

Tim Victorella lives in upstate New York near the Finger Lakes. He has been working in the mental health field for many years, specifically in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and professional education. Tim holds a master’s degree in social work and is currently three trimesters from graduation from Logan’s Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) program. Tim’s career extends back to his early years in emergency medicine in the community. He has been in the mental health field working clinically in emergency departments, community crisis teams, state psychiatric hospitals, and crisis stabilization units. Currently, Tim works for a national crisis …

Logan Student One Step Closer to Realizing Dream with Sports Science & Rehabilitation Degree

Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation student MyOcea Dixon

After working as a health fitness professional for HealthFitness, a company that builds and manages comprehensive fitness solutions for organizations, MyOcea Dixon decided to advance her career by pursuing her Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation (MS-SSR) from Logan University. Currently in her sixth and final trimester, she is one step closer to realizing her dream of opening her own community center. “I’ve always loved sports,” MyOcea said. “I played rugby and golf in high school and college, so I knew I wanted to do something that incorporated sports and fitness. Although I had earned a bachelor’s degree …