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February 2012
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

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Upcoming Events
Monday-Thursday, Feb. 27-March 1
dot Eating Disorders Awareness Week Events
Monday-Friday, March 5-9
dot Spring Recess (No Classes)
Friday, March 9
dot The Public Health initiative of the PA Prison Society Panel Discussion
Friday, March 16
dot Spring Course Withdrawal Deadline
Monday-Saturday, March 19-24
dot Misher Festival of Fine Arts and Humanities
Saturday, March 24
dot Femi Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Wednesday, March 28
dot Genesis Center for Aging and Education Lecture: Seating and Positioning
Saturday, March 31
dot 5K Race for Humanity
dot Genesis CARES Senior Fair at Montgomery Mall
Click here for the full Events calendar

In the Community

Race for Humanity Winds its Way Through The Woodlands Cemetery on March 31:
The Seventh Annual 5k Race for Humanity Walk/Run to benefit Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery is set.

dot Residence Hall Council Donates 47 Pounds of Food to Philabundance

dot Community Clean Up Supports MLK Day of Service

dot Table Top Science Program Brings the Wonders of Chemistry into the Community

dot Helping Local Seniors Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

dot Writing Center Reaches out to Lea Elementary School

Devils Athletics

Freshman Garret Kerr DPT'17 has grabbed rebounds and headlines for his national ranking and family's Flyers connection. 6ABC was at the Devils road game vs. Holy Family for a story on Garret and his dad. Watch

Devils Honored by CACC in Basketball Men’s and women’s basketball collected postseason honors by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).

dot Seven USciences Student-Athletes Named To the CACC Fall Academic Team

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



Founders' Day honorary degree recipient Gerianne Tringali DiPiano created FemmePharma "to deliver the difference in women’s health."

Camups Update
Founders’ Day Marks 191st Anniversary
USciences honored FemmePharma Global Healthcare's Gerianne Tringali DiPiano on Founders’ Day with an honorary degree and recognized a current student and faculty member with awards of merit on Feb. 23. Photos | Video

dot USciences unveils Dr. Gerbino's official portrait

qrcodeNew USciences Mobile App Launched
USciences has rolled out its own mobile app for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android devices. Users can access the latest University news, images, and videos, as well as a campus map and a Blackboard interface for courses. Photos

misher logoMisher Festival Celebrates Wanderlust
Throughout March and April, the Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities encourages exploration through intellectual, physical, artistic, and personal adventures.

Research Day A Showcase for the University
The 10th Annual Research Day and 25th Annual John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecture are set for Thursday, April 12. The events put a spotlight on research activities on campus.

dot Dr. Paula Kramer to Receive AOTA’s Highest Honor
dot Unlocking the Mystery of a Liver Disease
dot USciences Students Benefit from Improved Access to Health Services at SHAC
dot ACS Student Chapter Announces Chemistry Question of the Month
dot Study Calls Attention to Medication Management in HIV/AIDS Patients
dot Dr. Bill Law dispels the "CSI" effect regarding the Forensics Science program for criminaljusticeprograms.com
dot Genesis CARES Announces Spring 2012 Seminar Series
dot December and January Research Activities
dot Friends of USP is 83 Years Young
dot 4th Annual OT Night Unites Area Students
dot Dr. Daniel A. Hussar Designated 2012 APhA Honorary President
dot Karin Richards gives 6ABC viewers training tips for the Broad Street Run
dot Sodexo Update
dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements

dot Dr. Lisa A. Lawson to Receive 2012 Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Career Achievement Award


Experts Blog Excerpt

Personalized Medicine and Healthcare Delivery: In exchange for a few drops of blood or saliva, patients are now able to obtain information based upon variations in their DNA sequences that will one day help them benefit from the prescribing of more effective tailored drugs and avoid some of the more serious side effects.

Save the Date: Making the Connections: Personalized Medicine - From Promise to Policy and Public Health panel discussion on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at University of the Sciences.


Alumni Association

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 10 - Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association/USciences Alumni Reception, jointly hosted by Pennsylvania Pharmacy Schools, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA.

Sunday, March 11 - Alumni Reception at the American Pharmacists Association Meeting, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA.

Saturday, March 24 - Alumni Rifle Match

Thursday, March 29 - OT Student/Alumni Career Panel Co-hosted by Career Services & Alumni Relations

Thursday, April 5 - Alumni Association Meeting & Dinner RSVP to alumnirelations@usciences.edu

Saturday, April 21 - Post-Baccalaureate PharmD Reunion (Pre-Direct Entry 6 Year Program). For more info, contact: alumnirelations@usciences.edu or call 215-895-1106.

Saturday, April 28 - Alumni Reception at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Honoring Paula Kramer, JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel. For more information, call 215-895-3123.

Thursday, May 10 -
Griffith Leadership Society Reception: Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Ivor Griffith’s Graduation. Please contact Amy Holvey at a.holvey@usciences.edu for more information.

Reunion 2012 Save the Date - September 29  

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Carrie CollinsUSciences Names Carrie Collins Vice President for Institutional Advancement: Collins, who will oversee development and alumni relations, joins the University from Duquesne University.


South Florida alumni gather at the beach front Holiday Inn Highland Beach on Jan. 21.

Left to right: Kevin Spellman; Lori Spellman P'90; Kate Mayes P'76, PharmD'78; and Jim Mayes.

Left to right: Eli Packman P'51, MS'52, DSc'54 greets Abraham Glasser P'43.

Save the Date! 30th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Edgemont - Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

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