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April 2011
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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

Wednesday, May 4
Reading Day (No Classes or Exams)

Friday, May 6
Final Examinations End

Monday, May 9
Summer Session A Begins

Monday, May 16
Summer Session One Begins

Wednesday, May 25

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In the Community
USciences to host Camp Invention this Summer
Nationally-acclaimed program to inspire elementary students to be held during the week of August 8 to 12.


Brad Driscoll PharmD'15 placed third in rifle at the Junior Olympics. In addition to being a member of the USciences rifle team, Driscoll is an active brother of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and will be serving his second year as an Orientation Leader for Student Affairs this summer. He has been on the dean’s list  all three semesters.

dot Four Basketball Players Named to CACC Winter Academic Team
Fowler Named to MAC All-Rookie Team
Shaw Named to a Third All-American Team
Three USciences Shooters Named to MAC All Academic Team

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

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Photo Galleries From Recent Events

Philadelphia Science Festival

USciences Research Day

Samson College Wellness Fair

DVSF Winners Breakfast

Camups Update
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.

USciences to Honor Two at Graduation
University of the Sciences will honor Professor Emeritus Freeman J. Dyson and alumna Mary Louise Tigue Andersen P’52 as it celebrates its 190th Commencement on May 25, 2011.

PA General Assembly Recognizes PCP
The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a resolution on April 12, 2011, honoring Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the nation’s first college of pharmacy.

PT and PharmD Students Heard in Harrisburg
PT and PharmD students use legislation days in Harrisburg to air concerns on issues.

First Person: Making an Impact in Global Health
Alishah Rahemtulla PharmD’12 completed a unique project in Tanzania for her global health independent study.

More Headlines

dot SEPS AAPT Meeting Brings Physics Teachers to Campus
dot 2011 Student Leadership Award Honorees
dot ALD Honor Society Welcomes 91 Students
dot New Items at the Bookstore, Cash for Books is Back
dot Students Present at Alpha Chi National Convention
dot March Research Activities
dot There’s a new business on Woodland Avenue
dot PA Students Honored for Hospice Work
dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot Ribbon Cutting for Samson's new BTE Lab
dot Accepted Student Days Give More than a Taste of USciences
dot Sexual Assault Awareness Week: April 25-29
USciences In the News

A front page story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, “University of the Sciences Bod Pod measures body fat percentage,” focuses on the University's Biggest Loser competition that hosted 33 contestants this past semester. The story includes mentions of the Exercise Science and Wellness Management Program and its director, Karin Richards.

Alumni Association

Alumni Reunion ‘11
Sept. 24, 2011

REMINDER: Deadline for Annual Award Nominations to be presented at Reunion is May 1. Nominate here.

Upcoming Alumni Events

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.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Harrisburg Alumni, Regional Reception at Appalachian Brewing Company, 6–7:30 p.m. Please register by Friday, June 3. Online or by phone, 215.895.1106

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Young Alumni Happy Hour, Millcreek Tavern aka Track and Turf, 6–8 p.m. RSVP here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alumni Reception, Radisson Lackawanna Station Scranton Hotel, 5:30 pm. alumnirelations@usciences.com 

Saturday, July 30, 2011
Alumni Summer Happy Hour at the Beach, Laguna Grill & Martini Bar (Brigantine Beach, NJ), 5–8 p.m. alumnirelations@usciences.com

Class Notes

Frank M. Stearns BI’69 (MS’72 Medical College of PA, PhD’78 Hahnemann University, MBA’90 LaSalle University), Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross National Testing Laboratory in Philadelphia, has been awarded the American Red Cross Presidential Award for Excellence. The prestigious national award recognizes outstanding employee and volunteer performance. From left to right: American Red Cross Board Chairman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Dr. Stearns, American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern.

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dot Alumni Honored at Annual PT Sections Meeting

APhA Reception
American Pharmacists Association Alumni Reception, March 26, in Seattle, WA
PPA Reception
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Reception, March 27, 2011, in Seattle, WA

OT Reception
Dr. Roger Ideishi (third from right) was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. He was honored at an alumni dessert/champagne reception hosted by the OT department and Alumni Relations during the AOTA conference in Philadelphia on April 16.

Alumni Officers and Directors
The new officers and directors of the USciences Alumni Association were inducted on Thursday, April 7, 2011. From left to right: Kate Purzycki B’83, director; Roger Wetherill P’68, vice president; Robin Keyack P’81. past president; May Lai B’99, treasurer; Neil Pitts P’73, PharmD’04, director; Julie Gerhart P’94, BW’05, director; Stephanie Bean MPT ’89, DPT ’10, president; Susan Flannery Wainwright MPT’87, MS’95, PhD’06, director; Siobhan Duffy P’84, BW’05; president-elect; Mary Maguire P’83, PharmD’01, director; Victoria Elliott P’87, secretary. Not pictured Daniel Hussar P’62, MS’64, PhD’67, director.

PT Alumni Panel
On April 7, over 40 PT students attended a panel hosted by Career Services Department and Office of Alumni Relations. Rachel Buriani DPT’13, president of the Student Physical Therapy Association, was instrumental in promoting the event. The panel was represented by four USciences PT graduates. Left to right: Director of Alumni Relations Nancy Shils, Lisa Mackell MPT’88, Career Counselor Debra Klokis, Buriani, Stephanie Bean, MPT’89, DPT’10 and Senior Alumni Relations Officer Pat McNelly. Melissa Derr MPT’04, DPT’07; and Cheryl Talamo MPT’89 are not pictured.

Student Appreciaiton Day
The USciences alumni were delighted to be part of student appreciation day activities, hosting the Alumni table and providing giveaways to the students as part of the meet and greet.

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