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March 2011
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 2
Occupational Therapy Pinning

Thursday, April 7
Genesis Healthcare Center for Aging Research and Education Seminar

Monday - Friday, April 11-22
Initial Fall and Summer Registration Period

Thursday, April 14
- 9th Annual Research Day and John C. Krantz, Jr,. Distinguished Lecture
- Samson College Wellness Fair

Thursday, April 21
Genesis Healthcare Center for Aging Research and Education Seminar
- Student Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 28
Making the Connections: A Panel Discussion on Hepatitis C Prevention and Treatment

Friday, April 29
Last Day of Spring Classes

Saturday, April 30
Final Examinations Begin

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In the Community
Contest: Community Engagement and You!
The Office of Community Partnerships announces the first “Community Engagement and You!” video/digital photo contest. Enter to showcase USciences' community engagement and passion. (Entry deadline: April 18, 2011)

dot Hope for Japan Fundraiser March 31


Women’s basketball player Caitlin Shaw earned All-American status to both the Daktronics and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American Teams

dot Adefemi Named South Jersey Small College Player of the Year

dot Driscoll Named to the All-MAC Team

Check out the latest in athletics at www.devilsathletics.com

New Athletics Twitter handle:

From the USciences Student Blog
Philly Flavor at USciences!
It's that time of the year again for high school seniors! Anxiety levels are high as seniors await letters from colleges to hear whether they were accepted or not. I have to admit, I remember that time of angst and am glad that it is over with! Finally receiving my acceptance letter from USciences put all of my worries to rest. Read more ...

The 2011 Misher Festival of Fine Arts and Humanities, kicked off by the Valley Forge Fife and Drum corp (above), celebrated a Festival of American Music from March 21-27 with an array of of events, speakers, and experiences. Check out photos and video from the week.

Camups Update
USciences President Named PA Bio's CEO of the Year
University of the Sciences President Dr. Philip P. Gerbino was named Pennsylvania Bio's Frank Baldino Bioscience CEO of the Year Award recipient Wednesday night, March 16.

Fun For All: USciences at The Philadelphia Science Festival
University of the Sciences is proud to be a core partner of The Philadelphia Science Festival, a city-wide collaboration showcasing science and technology from April 15-28. See what's in store.
dot Student and Faculty Photos on Display at First Friday Exhibit April 1

First Person: Interning at The Dr. Oz Show
Aali Javid PharmD’11 had an opportunity to spend his elective rotation at The Dr. Oz Show in fall 2010.

Making the Connection: A Panel Discussion on Hepatitis C Prevention and Treatment
On Thursday, April 28 from 5 to 7 p.m., join us for a distinguished panel of hepatitis C speakers who will discuss the impact of the national strategy for preventing and treating hepatitis C and how the new pipeline of drugs will impact public health and patient care in the greater Philadelphia region.

"Fun" Raising Events Raise Money for Good Causes
The 6th Annual 5K Race/Walk for Humanity raised money for The Marie Vinciguerra Benefit Fund, while the 5th Annual Femi Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament benefited the Femi Memorial Fund. Both events raised over $2,000 for their respective causes.

More Headlines

dot Commuter & Off-Campus Student Fair April 1
dot 2011 Pennsylvania Pharmacy Legislative Day Approaching
dot April 1-2: Southeastern Pennsylvania Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers
dot Dining Services Celebrates Earth Month in April
dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot Research Activities
dot Join the NeuroUSciences XChange
dot Friends of USP is 82 Years Young
dot Blackboard is Coming!
dot India's Native Genius: April 5 at 4:30 p.m.
dot Leadership at the Movies Event Scheduled for April 7
dot OT Night Unites Area Students
dot Campus Web Printing has arrived

Alumni Association

Alumni Reunion ‘11
Sept. 24, 2011

Class Notes

Herbert S. Carlin MS’59, HonDSc’84. Herb passed away Thursday evening, March 3, at the age of 78. He was a past president of both the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American Pharmacists Association.

Mitch G. Sobel P’88 received the 2011 Gregory A. Santora Pharmacy Leadership Award, given by the NJ Society of Health-System Pharmacists to a pharmacist leader who embodies outstanding leadership skills and has made significant improvements in patient outcomes and pharmacy process management. The award will be presented at the NJSHP annual meeting on April 8.

Edward C. Li and Brian F. McBride (both PharmD’02) co-authored “Drug-Induced QT Prolongation: Considerations for Clinicians,” which appeared in the July 2010 issue of Pharmacotherapy. The article was one of the top 15 most reprinted articles of the year. On June 18, 2010, Brian married Michelle L. Wallace at St. Patrick’s Church in St. Charles, IL. Delany DeRemer, daughter of Christina (Schober) DeRemer PharmD’02, was the flower girl. Brian is a scientific research liaison at The Medical Affairs Company. Michelle is a realtor with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. The couple lives in downtown Chicago with their dogs Rocco, Adrienne and Paulie.

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Alumni from the Wilmington, Delaware, area gathered on March 2 at the annual reception at the Blue Ball Barn. USciences President Dr. Philip Gerbino provided guests with an update on all that’s happening at the university.

Friend of the University Barbara Campbell with Tom Campbell P'54.

Left to right: Friend of the University Theresa Blacklock, Curt Blacklock P’78, and Eli (Sonny) Packman P'51, MS’52, PhD’54.

Left to right: Alyssa Handwerk PharmD’13, Jessica Kaminski PharmD’13, Julie Mohammed BI’13, and Aleshia Napolitano DPT’14.

APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Training Program
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive training program that teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration. Next training: May 18.

Upcoming Alumni Events

April 7, 2011
2 to 3 p.m.
PT Alumni Panel Presentation, Woodland, room 107

6 to 8:30 p.m.
Alumni Association Board of Directors
University of the Sciences campus

April 16, 2011, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Alumni Dessert Reception at the
AOTA Annual Conference & Expo

Loews Phila. Hotel, Phila., PA 19107
Join us in celebration of Dr. Roger Ideishi's AOTA Fellowship Award
Contact Carmela Matthews at 215.895.3123 for more info.

April 21, noon to 3 p.m.
Student Appreciation Day Alumni Association Table
USciences Campus
Alumni Volunteers - Contact Alumni Relations at 888.857.6264.
or for more information and to register for an event, click here.

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