• 535 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
1977 …2017
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Dr. Gwirtz is the Program Director for the Specialized Master’s Degree Programs in Medical Science, Clinical Research Management, and Biotechnology. Dr. Gwirtz received her B.S. in Nutrition Science from Drexel University and her Ph.D. in Physiology from Thomas Jefferson University. She was actively funded for over 35 years for her research in cardiovascular/coronary regulation during exercise and hypertension by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, American Heart Association, and American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Gwirtz has over 28 years of experience in development and oversight of educational programs and student development as an instructor, course director, program director, and associate dean.
She is committed to mentoring students and junior faculty and to finding innovative ways to incorporate active learning methods in the classroom in order to improve the critical thinking skills of students and active learning methods.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Physiology, Thomas Jefferson University

BS in Nutritional Sciences, Drexel University

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Projects 2014 2017

Research Output 1977 2017

  • 535 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 57 Article
  • 3 Review article

Risk factors for re-excision following breast-conserving surgery

Rodriguez, K. A., Wilkins, G. G., Newcomb, P., Gwirtz, P. A. & Skrine, R., May 2017, In : Oncology Nursing Forum. 44, 3, p. 358-365 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Segmental Mastectomy
Electronic Health Records
Private Hospitals
5 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of Obesity on Motor Functional Outcome of Rehabilitating Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

Le, D., Shafi, S., Gwirtz, P. A., Bennett, M., Reeves, R. E., Callender, L., Dunklin, C. & Cleveland, S., 1 Jan 2015, In : American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 94, 8, p. 627-632 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Mass Index
Rehabilitation Centers

Career opportunities for graduates with professional master's vs. PhD degrees.

Gwirtz, P. A., Sep 2014, In : The Physiologist. 57, 5, p. 241-244 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
Adrenal Medulla
8 Citations (Scopus)

Viscerosomatic interaction induced by myocardial ischemia in conscious dogs

Gwirtz, P. A., Dickey, J., Vick, D., Williams, M. A. & Foresman, B., 1 Aug 2007, In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 103, 2, p. 511-517 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myocardial Ischemia
Muscle Hypertonia
Paraspinal Muscles