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    Bethel Park Resident Named Chair of Athletic Training at Duquesne

    The John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University has named Dr. Jason Scibek as the new chair of the Department of Athletic Training.

    "It is an honor to be serving as the chair for the Department of Athletic Training," said Scibek, who joined the School of Health Sciences faculty in 2006. "The efforts of the faculty, staff, students and alumni from the Department of Athletic Training have cemented Duquesne University's reputation as a leader in athletic training education and the athletic training profession."

    An associate professor of athletic training, Scibek's areas of specialty include orthopedic injury evaluation, therapeutic modalities and biomechanics. He has taught courses in human anatomy, kinesiology and functional biomechanics, athletic injury evaluation and exercise physiology, among others. Scibek's work has appeared in Current Opinions in Rheumatology, the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.

    "We will continue to strengthen our existing program at the University and look ahead to new academic endeavors and opportunities," said Scibek. "However, our more immediate goal will be to continue providing our students with exceptional educational experiences, both academically and clinically, which will enable them to become evidence-driven and patient-oriented clinicians, prepared to face the ever changing health care landscape."

    Scibek, who resides in Bethel Park, has a bachelor's in health and exercise science from Gettysburg College; a master's in sports medicine from the University of North Carolina; and a Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Michigan.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.