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September 2012
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, Sept. 29
dot Alumni Reunion
Wednesday, Oct. 3
dot Paul Halpern book talk at UPenn Bookstore
Thursday, Oct. 4
dot The Lois K. Cohen Lecture Series: Noncommunicable Disease
Monday, Oct. 8
dot Mid-semester pacing break (no classes)

Thursday, Oct 11
Annual Fall Career Fair

Saturday, Oct. 20
dot PCP White Coat Ceremony
Wednesday Oct. 24
dot Malis Lecture: Advertising the Flu
Thursday, Oct. 25
dot First Year Science and Health Fair
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In The Community

USciences helped dedicate Woodland Green on Sept. 19. The new pedestrian space at 42nd and Woodland Ave. provides seating and sustainability to a former traffic triangle. Photos | Video

Drug Take Back Day - Sept. 29
Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy is supporting the the upcoming DEA Drug Take Back Day to properly dispose of unused/unwanted medications. Read more and learn where you can dispose of your medicines.

Devils Athletics
Fall sports are in full swing get the schedules and scores for Devils athletics at www.devilsathletics.com

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Hear from some of USciences newest students as move-in day and convocation kicked off the start of semester. Video | Photos

Construction on New Building to Begin Later this Year: USciences completed another step towards the construction of a new, approximately 55,000 square-foot addition to the University’s Science and Technology Center.

Camups Update

Provisional Accreditation Granted for Grad PA Program
USciences has received accreditation - provisional for its graduate physician assistant program. This is the first step towards accreditation and the University can now begin recruiting students for its inaugural class in the fall of 2013.

Noncommunicable Disease: The Global Challenge
Sir George Alleyne, director emeritus for the Pan American Health Organization, will present "Noncommunicable Disease: The Global Challenge" as part of the third annual Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Genentech Managed Markets Fellowship Info Session
Join an information session for the USciences/Genentech Managed Markets Fellowship Program on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at 6 p.m.

2012 Malis Lecture: Advertising the Flu
The Humanities Department presents the 2012 Bernard Malis Memorial Lecture by VaTech's Dr. Tom Ewing on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. The talk will look back at the great flu pandemic of 1918.

USciences Receives Grant from Rep. Fattah
The University's West Center received funds for a new computer cluster which will enable the USciences community access to modern computational resources.

More Headlines

dot August Research Activities
dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot New Registrar Announced
dot Provost Search Committee Named
dot Dr. Rochelle Mendonca Earns Seat on Medical Board
dot Dr. Issa Completes Interprofessional Leadership Program
dot PharmD Student’s Radio Interview Reaches Hispanic Audience
dot HS Survey: Minorities Represent Largest Sector Not Interested in Pursuing STEM Careers
dot Mayes College Launches Healthy Lifestyles Contest
dot PT Hosts Swedish Students for Capstone Project
dot PCP Faculty and Students Bolster PPA Conference
dot New Book Takes Readers to the Edge of the Universe

Alumni Association
Alumni reunion

It's almost here ... join fellow alumni at Reunion 2012, including campus tours, speaker programs, cocktail parties and a dinner dance.

Alumni Reunion: Sept. 29, 2012 

All classes are invited with special recognition for class years ending in
2s and 7s.

For more information and to register for Reunion 2012, visit usciences.edu/alumni/reunion.shtml


Alumni Events
Friday, September 28
GSM Happy Hour: alumni, faculty, and staff - help raise the USciences GLBT profile at City Tap House (3925 Walnut St., Phila.) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact: m.krasulski@usciences.edu for more information.

October 4, 2012
Alumni Association Board Meeting and Dinner, Wilson Student Center (2nd floor) from 6 to 8 p.m. All alumni are welcome - but please RSVP to p.mcnelly@usciences.edu or 888-857-6264.

October 27, 2012
NJPhA Alumni Reception at the 142nd Annual Convention, Trump Plaza Hotel
Atlantic City, N.J., from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Jack D. Korbutov PharmD ’11 opened an independent compounding pharmacy, The Art of Medicine, on September 4.  His pharmacy specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, veterinary medicine, and pain management. The Art of Medicine is located at 507 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia.

Dr. Joseph Betz
BI’76, MS’83, PhD’88 of the Office of Dietary Supplements at NIH will be presenting a talk on his research to the Complementary and Alternative Therapies Class on Oct. 10, 2012 for Drs. DerMarderosian and Hussar. Dr. Betz was a former graduate student of Dr. DerMarderosian and his son Curtis Betz Phys’16 is a freshman student in the physics program here.

Prayoon (Saiphatana) Rukskul P’66 and her husband Arthit are both retired and living in Thailand. They raised a son and two daughters, and have three grandchildren.

Raphael S. Share P’50 died on May 11, 2012. He owned pharmacies in Northeast Philadelphia and Mount Laurel, N.J., before retiring in 1983. He then became a VA staff pharmacist in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before retiring again. Survivors include his son Robert.

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Occupational Therapy Alumni/Employer Panel

On Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, four guest speakers participated in an Occupational Therapy Alumni/Employer Panel: Seated left to right: Kim Koschineg MOT’01, OTR/L, CLT, CEO and co-owner of Advanced Lymphedema Therapy Services, LLC.; Laura Boyle OTR/L, placement and clinical fieldwork coordinator at Austill’s Rehabilitation Services, Inc.; Becky Austill-Clausen, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, president of Austill’s Rehabilitation Services, Inc.; and Pete Antinore MOT’11, fieldwork educator, mentor, and adjunct faculty at Fox Rehabilitation. Back row, left to right: Danielle Centi, DOT’14, past president of SOTA; Jennifer Pitonyak, assistant OT professor; and Daniel Fichter, DOT’15, president of SOTA.

Whistle-Stop Tour - Conshohocken
Meet USciences President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Dr. Lester S. Gibbs PH/TX'84 (204 Carriage Lane Conshohocken, PA  19428). Reserve seats at 215-895-1106 or online.

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