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The Autism Center at Misericordia University has earned the Certified Autism Center designation™ (CAC). The CAC designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), means that staff have completed an autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES.
"We are proud to be considered an IBCCES Certified Autism Center™ where our job coaches are all trained to work with individuals with neurodiversity and we look forward to being able to train community essential workers to better engage with the neurodiverse population,” said Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, Ed.D., SBA, the Dean of College of Health Sciences and Education.
Students Today, Alumni Forever (STAF), a Misericordia University student organization dedicated to philanthropy, hosted an online fundraiser to give thanks to university campus staff who have worked to support students during the pandemic.
The students recognized the importance of front-line workers such as Campus Safety, Housekeeping, Grounds, Food Service, and Facilities. Money raised from the effort was used to purchase gift baskets and gift cards to show appreciation to those that work tirelessly on-campus, especially during the height of the pandemic. The students utilized Venmo, a popular mobile app, to facilitate the fundraiser.
Faculty and students from Misericordia University's Teacher Education Department recently presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators 49th Annual Teacher Educators Assembly. This year's conference, PAC-TE 2020: Sharpening the Focus of Teacher Preparation, was attended by 277 education professionals engaged in preparing and developing professional educators in Pennsylvania.
Michael Floren, Ph.D., assistant professor of Mathematics and director of the Statistics program at Misericordia University, was involved in four papers recently published in national journals while also working with the federal government on multiple collaborative projects.
Published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, “Time to antibiotic administration: Sepsis alerts called in the emergency department versus in the field via emergency medical services,” looked at patients with sepsis and investigated if it is more helpful for an emergency medical technician (EMT) to call in an alert at the time the patient is in an ambulance, or by the examining doctor after the patient is delivered to the hospital. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body's response to an infection.
Steven Tedford, Ph.D., professor of Mathematics and department chair, recently received the Paul Bruckman Prize for his work on the Fibonacci Sequence.
Dr. Tedford began his career as an assistant professor in the Mathematics department at Franklin and Marshall College. In 2008, he came to Misericordia University as a visiting assistant professor in the Mathematics department.
Mateusz Wosik, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biology at Misericordia University (MU), recently published a paper in Paleobiology, a Cambridge Core journal. This study tested several methods of identifying individual ages of duck-billed dinosaurs, which involved assessing fossils of the Dinosaur Park Formation of Alberta, Canada.