Open the door for the next generation of pioneers.

Proven Progress

For nearly 200 years, our alumni have changed lives by accelerating the course of scientific progress and strengthening the healing professions. The next wave of USciences alumni is poised to follow in the footsteps of those who came before them.

Works in Progress

Brian Koronkiewicz, BS ’14 in Biochemistry, summa cum laude—PhD, candidate, Yale

Brian believes in science—and in the indefatigability of people. He has been recognized both for his service to his community and for his research. He has performed outreach, tutored in Philly schools and is very concerned about the needs of underprivileged children. Unselfishness is his hallmark. Known for his presentations that share his research and activities within his community, Brian himself has received financial support from several funds created by alumni to make his insatiable quest for knowledge and scientific discoveries possible. Thanks to the mentorship and encouragement of Catherine Bentzley, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at USciences, Brian is currently in the PhD program at the University of Chicago, with plans to transfer to Yale.

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Brianna Ligotski, DPT ’18, Paul E. Klimitas Honorary Scholarship Recipient

Brianna is well-rounded and well-grounded. She sings, plays the violin and piano and has been a cross-country runner since she was 12. Running long distances gives Brianna an opportunity to tap into her deepest mental strengths. Through her Physical Therapy education at USciences, she helps others tap into their own strengths so they can return to productive lives. Brianna has seen firsthand the joy that comes from the journey through rehab to regain a pain-free, normal life. It gratifies her to be part of the process. Her scholarship has made the experience possible—and she looks forward to what the future holds.

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Chintan Shah, PharmD'15

As a sixth-year PharmD student, Chintan was keenly aware of the legacy of PCP and its graduates. PCP is recognized for its contributions in the field of pharmacy, whether in drug discovery, drug delivery, manufacturing or patient care. This reputation has opened doors for students like Chintan and for others to come.

Chintan shared that his education experience – in and out of the classroom – would never be possible without support from his fellow students, faculty and especially alumni. Your belief in students like him, in PCP, and in the legacy of our alumni made a difference in more ways that he could possibly enumerate.

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Amy Lai, C'16

Amy chose USciences because, from the first moment she visited, she felt at home. The openness of the faculty, and the proven legacy of the students and alumni who came before her made her realize what she could achieve here. Now a fourth-year chemistry student focusing on inorganic research, Amy has been provided with research and presentation experiences that will shape her future, thanks to your support.

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Daniel Fichter, DrOT'15

As an undergraduate industrial design major, Dan first became intrigued with occupational therapy when he was asked to work with an OT student to design an assistive device for a patient. He was encouraged to pursue his graduate studies at USciences, inspired by both faculty and those who have come before him. Dan has shared that the proven progress of USciences and its alumni have enabled him to be the best in his profession.

In addition, Dan has found that faculty mentoring has helped him pursue his interest in psychosocial interventions and working with children. That, and access to so many tools and outside experiences, has made the difference in his education.

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The late Martin Buchalter, P ’55, MS—former president and CEO, founder, Parker Laboratories, Inc., creator of ultrasound gel

Just eight years after receiving his pharmacy degree, Martin Buchalter revolutionized the use of ultrasound technology. He developed an easy-to-use transmission gel that, when applied to skin, provided the right medium for ultrasound waves to enter body tissue. Today a bottle of his ultrasound transmission gel sits in the Smithsonian Institution. Known as Aquasonic® 100, the gel is the flagship product of Parker Laboratories, a New Jersey company Buchalter founded in 1958—and still owned by the Buchalter family. Parker Laboratories remains the leading manufacturer of medical ultrasound and electromedical contact media, including gels, solid gels, lotions and pads.

"My father knew the education he received laid the groundwork for his amazing career."
—Neal Buchalter, President, Parker Laboratories, Inc.

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Future Progress

  • Your support can provide:
  • Scholarships and graduate fellowships to attract the best and brightest students and ensure future generations of pioneers.
  • Research funding to allow faculty to mentor and guide budding student researchers and support for competitive summer research stipends, travel to conference presentations, and Research Day activities for students.
  • Research funding to allow faculty to mentor and guide budding student researchers and support for competitive summer research stipends, travel to conference presentations, and Research Day activities for students.

Your investment will benefit future alumni
and the future of USciences itself.