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October/November 2012
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Thursday, Nov. 1
dot Genentech Managed Markets Fellowship Info Session

Sunday, Nov. 4
dot Spring registration opens
Monday, Nov. 5
dot Genesis CARES lecture: Treatment for Dementia, Depression and Delirium

Tuesday, Nov. 6
dot Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony

Thursday, November 8
dot Board of Trustees Meeting
dot Fagbug Tolerance Message Comes to Campus

Wednesday Nov. 14
dot Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 17
dot Mayes Business Contest Presentations

Thursday, Nov. 22 - Friday, Nov. 23
dot Thanksgiving Break (University closed)

Save the Date - Athletics Hall of Fame Induction: Saturday, Dec. 1
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In The Community

From Friday, Oct. 26 into Saturday, Oct. 27, the annual student led Pink-A-Thon raised $4,530 for The Linda Creed Foundation for breast cancer research. Over 500 students participated.

dot USciences' Got Talent raised $852, which will be donated to the Greater New York chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Devils Athletics
Devils Cheerleaders
The men's and women's basketball seasons tipped off with Late Night Madness: Photos and Video

dot Men's Harriers Earn CACC Team Sportsmanship Award

dot Ligotski and Lyons Earn All-CACC Honors; Devils Finish 3rd at CACC Meet

Get schedules and scores for Devils athletics at www.devilsathletics.com

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Recent Campus Events

First Year Science Fair
PT white coat
PT White Coat
PCP White Coat
PCP White Coat Ceremony
Cohen Lecture
Cohen Global Health Lecture

Camups Update

Due to the storm, this issue of the Insider was delayed.

USciences Back to Normal Operations After Storm
The campus was open for normal operation on Wednesday following the unprecedented hurricane that shut down the region for two days. Thanks to dedicated staff, the students were safe and the campus came through unscathed.

Philadelphia Biz Journal’s Health Improvement Award
Dr. Carol Maritz is being recognized as recipient of the Health Improvement Award by the "Philadelphia Business Journal" and the presenting sponsor UnitedHealthcare at the Health Care Innovation Awards on Thursday, Nov. 8.

USciences Student-Athletes Continue to Succeed on the Field and in the Classroom
USciences athletic programs recorded an overall academic success rate of 97%. This rate ties the Devils for fifth highest among all active member NCAA Division II schools in the nation.

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.

Don’t Worry Jeremy...A Job in Exercise Science Awaits
Jeremy Epstein, a 20-year old exercise science major, asked the presidential candidates for reassurance for himself and his parents about post-graduation employment. Did the candidates realize that Jeremy is in a rapidly developing field with a plethora of opportunities! Exercise Science is a quietly booming program for the student who not only has the degree but who graduates with certifications, internships, and fieldwork experience.

More Headlines

dot September Research Activities
dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot Students Use Video to Communicate Healthcare Messages
dot Fagbug Brings Message of Tolerance to Campus on Nov. 8
dot PT Pat Leahy Scholarship Winner
dot Sodexo Update
dot PCP Students Promote American Pharmacists Month
dot Mayes College Hosts Scholarship Contest

Experts Blog Excerpt

The Meningitis Tragedy-More Regulation is Not the Answer
Dr. Dan Hussar Opinion: At one time all pharmacies compounded prescriptions but, at present, most pharmacies do little or no compounding. However, in recent years there has been an increased awareness that the health needs of many patients can be best served by combinations of medications and inactive ingredients and/or special dosage forms that are not commercially available. Compounded prescriptions can be considered to be the original personalized medicines. Read More

Alumni Association

Reunion 2012
Reunion 2012: More than 220 alumni, friends, and faculty returned to campus to celebrate Reunion 2012 on Sept. 29. Prior to an all-alumni reception, alumni award ceremony and dinner dance,  the Class of 1962 privately celebrated their 50-year milestone reunion at a cocktail reception/program.  Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Daniel Hussar, also celebrating his 50th, took each one of his classmates on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. 

To see photos of Reunion 2012, please go to our USciences Alumni Facebook page (you do not have to be a member of FB to view the photos), or click on the photo in the top right corner of this page. Photos

Alumni Events

Saturday, Nov. 29

Whistle-Stop Tour: Princeton
The home of Raj and Sushma Lakhanpal from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but RSVPs are required: 215.895.1106 or usciences.edu/whistlestop/Princeton

Monday, Dec. 3
Alumni Reception at the ASHP Midyear Meeting, MGM Grand Resort & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, 6-7:30 p.m.

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RenĂ© Casas P’69 (MD’77 Temple University) was elected secretary of medical faculty at Mennonite General Hospital in Aibonito, Puerto Rico.

Richard D. Paoletti, Jr. P’95 (MBA’00 University of Delaware) presented the Jonathan Roberts Award Lecture for the Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists in October 2012. Richard is vice president of the ancillary & ambulatory network at Lancaster General Health.

I. Elizabeth (Wagner) Chase BAC’39, Hon DSc’92 (MLS’50 Drexel University) passed away on Sept. 24, 2012, at the age of 95. Betty was the director of library services at University of the Sciences before retiring in 1980. She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Harold F. Chase in October 2003. Donations in Mrs. Chase’s memory may be sent to: University of the Sciences.
Attn: Institutional Advancement, 600 S. 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The checks should note “in memory of Betty Chase” on the memo line.  Donations will be used for the Joseph W. England Library. 

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More Reunion: Read about this year's Alumni Award Winners
Dr. Peter Harvison: Honorary Alumnus Award
Dr. Leonard S. Jacob: Annual Alumni Award
Dr. Sherry Brown: Young Alumnus Award
Dr. Kathleen Rosenberry Mayes: Ivor Griffith Service Award

I choose ...
iChooseYou spoke. We listened. Now, you can choose. Gifts to USciences can be designated for the school, program or department of your choice. The next time you get a phone call from a student, open an appeal, or see the envelope in the Bulletin, give with the confidence that you can choose. What will you choose? Watch and learn more

On October 25, alumni, faculty and friends gathered at the home of Lester S. Gibbs PH/TX'84 to meet Dr. Helen Giles-Gee as part of the new president's Whistle-Stop Tour. Left to right: Tom Keyack PharmD'14, Alyssa Lesko PharmD'14, Dale Wilson PharmD'93, and Dr. Giles-Gee. Photos

Next stop: Princeton on Nov. 29

Jacob scholarship
Leonard S. Jacob B’70, MD, PhD, HonDSc’08 took time on October 11 to have lunch with the winners of the two scholarships his family sponsors. Brittney Rehrig BI’13 received the the 2013 Dr. Francis M. White Scholarship, and is seen above with Dr. Jacob (right) and Dr. Peter Berget, chair of biological sciences. Established in honor of the remarkable and distinguished career of USciences professor, Dr. Francis M. White, the scholarship is awarded with a preference to a biology student who demonstrates financial need with a preference to a student intending to pursue a graduate-level education and planning a career in academia. The other winner (not pictured) is Diana Melissa Casallas BI'13, who received the Sylvia Averbach Memorial Scholarship in memory of Sylvia Averbach, Class of 1943, long-time friend and advocate. 

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