Decoding the Maternal Brain: Dr. Laura Glynn speaks at TEDxChapmanU

July 11, 2014 by | News

Last month, Laura Glynn, PhD, spoke at TEDxChapmanU about her research decoding the maternal brain. Glynn is associate professor of psychology in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, as well as director of Chapman’s Early Human and Lifespan Development Research Program. Glynn details some of the intriguing scientific findings about the neurological changes in

Robert Young Leads Physician Assistant Program

July 11, 2014 by | News

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Young, MS PAC-ATC, as Program Director of the Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies. He brings to the program extensive experience in physician assistant (PA) education having served as clinical coordinator, academic coordinator, and core faculty. In addition, he has been intimately


Caring for Mother and Child, Body and Mind

July 10, 2014 by David Ogul | News

This article, written by David Ogul, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. A Chapman expert discusses research into the physical and psychological effects of pregnancy and fetal development. Dr. Laura Glynn, who has written extensively on various issues relating to pregnancy and fetal child development, heads Chapman University’s Early Human and Lifespan Development Research Program. The


Collaboration Brings Success to Stroke Awareness Picnic

July 9, 2014 by | News

Chapman’s Department of Physical Therapy, Dr. Steve Cramer’s Laboratory in UC Irvine’s Department of Neurology, UC Irvine Health, and the Orange County Stroke Rehab Network hosted a very successful fifth annual Stroke Awareness Picnic at the end of May on the UC Irvine campus. Sharing Stroke Survivor Successes & Resources This picnic, which attracted over 300


Upcoming Marriage and Family Therapy Workshops

July 7, 2014 by | Events

The Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy presents a series of workshops designed for seasoned professionals and those who are new to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. All of the featured workshops provide Continuing Education Credits (CEU). Make sure to save these dates! Introduction to Sand Tray Therapy* Friday, August 1, 2014 |

Alumnus’ Physical Therapy Practice Recognized as Top in the Nation

July 1, 2014 by | News

Advance Magazine recognized Coury & Buehler Physical Therapy (CBPT), co-founded by alumnus Rich Coury, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, ’94 (MPT ’96), as the top practice in the nation for 2013. “Based on a list of criteria including revenue growth, recruiting and staff development, customer service, and practice growth, CBPT has impressively earned the distinction as ADVANCE’s 2013 Practice of the Year,” explained

Julia Boehm connects happiness with heart health on Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora

June 30, 2014 by | News

Julia Boehm, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Chapman University, recently spoke with Dr. Larry Santora on his show Health Matters to discuss her research showing correlations between a person’s heart health and his/her happiness and optimism.  You can watch the interview above or on Dr. Santora’s website. Boehm’s research centers on whether positive psychological characteristics such


Basic Training for Stroke Victims

June 26, 2014 by Joe Yogerst | News

This article, written by Joe Yogerst, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. Chapman’s Department of Physical Therapy offers a “boot camp” that takes a creative approach to rehab. Alison McKenzie’s stroke boot camp looks nothing like a traditional physiotherapy session. On any given day there might be a competitive game of wheelchair hockey or Guitar Hero.

Shaping the Future of Healthcare

June 19, 2014 by Joe Yogerst | News

This article, written by Joe Yogerst, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. An innovative graduate program will train the next generation of physician assistants. A new Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies program — part of Chapman University’s long-range academic strategic plan — expects to matriculate its first class in January 2015. But the program’s

Assistant professor Julia Boehm

Can being happy make you healthier? Julia Boehm explains

June 17, 2014 by | News

Earlier this month, Crean College’s Dr. Julia Boehm was featured on WAMC Northeast Public Radio in its Academic Minute segment. Dr. Boehm studies the correlation between mind and body, particularly whether being happy can make your heart healthier. You can listen to Dr. Boehm explain her research and read her transcript below.  Transcript of Boehm Discussing her Research Although