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December 2011
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Friday, Dec. 23 - Monday, Jan. 2
dot University Closed

Tuesday, Jan. 10
dot 2nd Annual State of Clinical Development Cost Conference - sponsored by TTC and USciences

Monday, Jan. 16
dot Classes Begin for All Students

Friday, Jan. 27
dot Drop/Add Period Ends
Sunday, Jan. 29
dot Advances in Pharmacy Practice

Thursday, Feb. 23
dot Founders' Day honoring Gerianne Tringali DiPiano, President and CEO, FemmePharma Global Healthcare, Inc.

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Holiday Wreath made out of bacteria
Talk about holiday spirit being infectious! USciences student Chelsea Cunningham PharmD'16 got creative with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (green) and Serratia marcescens (red) bacteria from the microbiology teaching labs to make this wreath (get a closer view). For a more traditional holiday greeting from USciences, click here.

In the Community
Sodexo's Helping Hands Across America canned food donation program generated 250 pounds of canned goods to be donated to Philabundance. The Alpha Phi Omega fraternity partnered with Sodexo to help promote the program.

Experts Blog Excerpt

Healthy Holiday Gifts & Tips: Encourage physical activity in kids with this list of holiday gifts to keep everyone happy and active.

Devils Athletics
Three Inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame: The three newest members include, the husband-wife duo of Joseph Miller P’96 (men’s basketball 1991-95) and Jodi McNeill-Miller P'96, PharmD, ’97 (women's basketball 1991-95), and Dr. Joseph Ruane HonAlm ’11 (faculty athletic representative, 1999-2011). View photos.

Shakira Chavis PharmD'13 Named MAC Air Rifle Shooter of the Month

William Kernan PHB'13 Named Sam Cozen Player of the Week

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

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Academic Calendar-Significant Dates
We are approaching a time of year with many significant dates in the academic life cycle. This is a reminder that the Academic Calendar, with date details for all of the 2011-2012 academic year, is available on the Registrar’s Office web site. You can check it out here.

Please feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office with any questions about the Academic Calendar at registrar@usciences.edu or 215-596-8813.

China SFDA Visit
University of the Sciences played host to a delegation from the China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), that included Deputy Director-General of the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control of the SFDA Dr. Youchun Wang, (above), on Dec. 19, 2011. The 19-member delegation is touring pharmaceutical industry related institutions. Read more

Camups Update

Presidential Search Update: The Presidential Search Committee is in the process of finalizing its list of presidential candidates to interview in January.

Rifle Team Profiled in Wall Street Journal: The article on Dec. 6, "Young Scientists Take Aim," talks about how the successful rifle-shooting program, "pits some two-dozen science students against the likes of West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy."

PCP Makes a Strong Showing at the ASHP Midyear Conference: Buoyed by a record number of students, PCP had a large student, faculty, and alumni presence at the ASHP Midyear Conference.

Genesis CARES at USciences Celebrates First Year: On Dec. 8, USciences' Samson College of Health Sciences celebrated the partnership that developed The Genesis Healthcare Center for Aging Research and Education (Genesis CARES).

New Online MPH Program Set to Launch: The Department of Health Policy and Public Health is set to launch its new online MPH Program.

More Headlines

dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot Dr. Lia Vas Chosen for 2011 Faculty Special Recognition Award
dot Chemistry & Biochemistry Hosts First Annual Research Symposium
dot Teaching and Learning Presentations Showcase USciences Faculty Efforts
dot Inter-Professional Education: What Does It Mean for Samson College?
dot Science Fun for Middle Schoolers
dot Fall Open House Series Comes to a Close
dot Dr. Ilene Warner-Maron Inducted as a Fellow in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
dot Casino Night a Safe Bet for Student Fun
dot Pharmacy Students on a Quest to Change the World
dot Sodexo Gains Perfect Scores in Audit, Features Local Produce
dot Research Activities Report - November 2011

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Thursday, Jan. 21 - South Florida Regional Alumni Brunch, Holiday Inn Highland Beach, Highland Beach, FL, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 29 - Advances in Pharmacy CE Program, USciences Campus, Alumni Relations Meet and Greet Table, 8 a.m.-noon

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Advances in Pharmacy Practice: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences is pleased to present the 33rd annual symposium, a continuing pharmacy educational program, developed for pharmacists to be kept up-to-date on pharmacy practice.

This symposium provides the most up-to-date continuing education on newly approved drugs and updates in pharmacy law presented by the foremost authorities in the field. Daniel A. Hussar P'62, MS'64, PhD'67 will present New Drugs of 2011 and Joseph J. McHale P'82, MS, JD, will present Current Issues in Pharmacy Law.

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Gift Planning Tip of the Month: If you were considering establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity in the next year or so, now might be the best time to do so. Charitable Gift Annuity rates will decrease as of December 31, 2011, and the new rates for January 2012 will be on average 0.7% lower than the December 2011 rates.  Time is growing short but this is an easy goal to accomplish and will benefit both you - or your loved ones - and the University.  For more information, contact Joseph Leive, director of major gifts, at 215.596.8795 or j.leive@usciences.edu.

2011 Honor RollYou Make a Difference!: Your support makes our success possible. Download The 2010-11 Annual Honor Roll of Donors here for a complete list of those alumni, faculty, staff, students, friends of the University, and others who made a difference throughout the year. Thank you.

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