Psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

December 1, 2016 by | Science and Health

In a paper just published by researchers at Chapman University, findings showed associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults ages 50 and older. “Researchers have long studied how physical activity can lead to improved mood and feelings of well-being,” says Julia Boehm, Ph.D., and lead author on the study, “however, less well understood

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences opens new Center of Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health

October 19, 2016 by | Science and Health

Chapman University continues its commitment to health science by opening a new Center of Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health (CEBAH). CEBAH is the first Center of Excellence in Chapman’s two-year-old Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; and embraces an interdisciplinary approach to understanding health and well-being across the lifespan. “The unifying focus of

Grad student in Communication Sciences and Disorders receives national honor

October 6, 2016 by | Science and Health

A second-year graduate student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Chapman University has won a national leadership award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Jessica Barron (M.S. ’17) will formally receive the Minority Student Leadership Program Award and participate in three days of pre-professional training during the organization’s national convention in Philadelphia this

Chapman University’s new Physician Assistant Program Receives Accreditation Provisional

October 5, 2016 by | Science and Health

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

School of Pharmacy opens new Center for Targeted Drug Delivery

September 14, 2016 by | Science and Health

Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy is demonstrating its commitment to research on drug therapy by opening its first center—the Center for Targeted Drug Delivery (CTDD). “The CTDD will unite existing scientific and technical expertise in biomedical, pharmaceutical, and material science research,” said Ronald P. Jordan, R.Ph. FAPhA, dean of Chapman’s School of Pharmacy. “Our plan

In battle against fire-prone grasses, Chapman professor offers new insight

August 5, 2016 by | Science and Health

The serpentine grasslands of Northern California where Jennifer Funk, Ph.D., studies invasive plant species are a botanist’s delight. “It’s this gorgeous preserve where there’s all kinds of research projects going on,” says the Chapman University associate professor as she describes the site where she researches non-invasive plant species that are thorns – sometimes literally –

School of Pharmacy’s Dr. Reza Mehvar selected as Distinguished Teaching Scholar

July 18, 2016 by | Science and Health

Dr. Reza Mehvar of Chapman University’s two-year-old School of Pharmacy is the recipient of the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)  Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award. “I am so thrilled and also bursting with pride, to announce that Professor and Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Dr. Reza Mehvar has been selected as the American