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Allegheny Student Maya Hackman Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship

Allegheny College student Maya Hackman has been awarded a scholarship through the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP), which provides financial assistance to individuals pursuing a program of study leading to a Master of Science in physician assistant studies. Hackman, a junior biology major and psychology minor, will attend Chatham University for

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Sarah Foster ’20 Serves Her Community as First Responder During COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid finishing her senior year from home and completing her Senior Project, Allegheny College biology major Sarah Foster spent 40-plus hours each week serving the Butler, Pennsylvania, community as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Before she graduated in May, Foster shared her story with Allegheny, including the transformation of one of the company’s ambulances into

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Allegheny College Professor and Alumna Each Awarded 2020 Science as Story Fellowship

An Allegheny College professor and alumna have each been awarded a 2020 Science as Story Fellowship from Creative Nonfiction, a nonprofit organization in Pittsburgh. Catharina Coenen, professor of biology and biochemistry, and Megan Arnold, a 2019 graduate who majored in biochemistry and minored in psychology, were among 12 individuals selected for the fellowship. The Science

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Allegheny College Junior Delaney Lacey Selected for Goldwater Scholarship

Delaney Lacey, a junior at Allegheny College, has been selected for a 2020 Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship program honoring the late Senator Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. Lacey, a biology major and psychology minor from Bethel

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Allegheny Faculty Members Take Initiative for Positive Student Outreach

From offering advice on social media to holding “online office hours” to assembling a reading list to educate and inform, Allegheny College faculty members are working to help students grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and the shift to off-campus, remote learning. Allegheny students currently are on their spring break but will start remote classes March

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Allegheny College Professor Provides Coronavirus Expertise to Area Media Outlets, Agencies

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S., Allegheny College global health studies and biology professor Becky Dawson has served as an expert source for area media outlets covering the outbreak. Dawson is an expert in epidemiology and global health challenges, researching disease risk factors and patterns of disease in human populations. With

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Allegheny College Professor Discusses Coronavirus in Erie News Now Interview

Rebecca Dawson, assistant professor of global health studies and biology at Allegheny College, discussed the coronavirus outbreak in an interview with Erie News Now, which airs on the city’s CBS and NBC affiliates. Dawson is an expert in epidemiology and global health challenges, researching disease risk factors and patterns of disease in human populations. Watch Dawson’s interview

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Allegheny College Students Learn From Measles Outbreak Simulation

Don’t be alarmed, but 43 members of the Allegheny College community were diagnosed with measles between March 12 and April 2. If this were actually the case, there’d likely be a team of investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention swarming the campus. But this was just an epidemiology class exercise developed by

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Allegheny Students Listen, Learn During Health Center Internship in Hawaii

Allegheny College seniors Brittany Imel and Julia Drozdowsky found strength in community during an internship this past summer at the Western Hawaii Community Health Center, an opportunity provided by an Allegheny alumnus. The center has four locations throughout Hawaii and describes its mission as “making quality, comprehensive, and integrated health services accessible to all who

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