Posts by Sheri Ledbetter

Chapman University’s new Physician Assistant Program Receives Accreditation Provisional

October 5, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program has received accreditation provisional status. This allows the university to matriculate its first PA students, which is planned for January 2017. The accreditation provisional status is granted by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) for a new PA program that has not yet

Dr. Hahn-Holbrook of Crean College releases study on breastfeeding gaps between white, black, and Hispanic mothers in the U.S.

July 12, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers.  The study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by differences in the use of formula in hospitals, family history of breastfeeding, mother’s belief that “breast is best”; and demographic measures including poverty,

Chapman announces new Vice President for Research

May 25, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University today announced the selection of Thomas Piechota, Ph.D., PE, as vice president for research for the Orange, California, school. The position is new for Chapman and reflects the university’s extensive growth in research activities and funding allocations. Piechota will begin at Chapman on September 1. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Piechota,” said

Three Chapman University women win 2016 Women in Business Award

May 6, 2016 by | Happenings

The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) has awarded its 2016 Women in Business Award to three executives with both educational and leadership affiliations with Chapman University: Robin Follman-Otta (Executive MBA Class of ’15), Nella Webster O’Grady (Class of ’71), and Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks (Executive MBA forthcoming, Class of ’16). Each of these executives are members of

Argyros School of Business and Economics ranked #34 on Bloomberg BusinessWeek list of top U.S. Undergraduate Business Schools School is top undergrad program on West Coast

April 20, 2016 by | Happenings

The Argyros School of Business and Economics is ranked one of the top undergraduate business schools in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Coming in at #34, this year’s ranking is the highest ever for Chapman University and places it as not only the top undergraduate business school in California, but also the top program on

Chapman to break ground for new Center for Science and Technology

April 8, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University continues its growth in the sciences with a groundbreaking this month for a new Center for Science and Technology. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, the Center for Science and Technology is the largest and most expensive building in the university’s history. The $130 million, three-story building will cover 140,000 square

Chapman University researcher leads team to examine what keeps passion alive in long-term relationships

February 9, 2016 by | Press Room

A Chapman University psychologist and his interdisciplinary research team have just published a study examining the sexual satisfaction – or dissatisfaction – of heterosexual couples in long-term relationships, and what contributes to keeping sexual passion alive. In one of the largest studies to date that scientifically examines what contributes to a satisfying long-term sex life,

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