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March 2014
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To the applause of the USciences community, Harkishan Singh, PhD, (center) professor emeritus at Panjab University in India, received an honorary doctor of science degree during the University's 193rd Founders' Day ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 20. As part of the ceremony, merit awards were also presented to current students, Joseph Becica C'14 and Snehal Atwe PhD'14; and a faculty member, Dr. Zhijun Li, professor of bioinformatics. In addition, seven faculty members were formally installed into their respective endowed positions.

dot Video Highlights | Photos | Founders' Day Site

dot International Researcher, Scholar Honored at USciences' 193rd Founders' Day Ceremony


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Upcoming Events
Monday-Friday, March 3-7
dotSpring break, no classes
Thursday, March 6
dotStart-up to Exit: Lessons for Success
Friday & Saturday, March 7-8
dotStep Into College Conference
Saturday, March 22
dot80th Anniversary of Rifle/alumni match
Saturday, March 29
dotOT pinning ceremony
dot5k Race for Humanity
Sunday, April 6
dot Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Thursday, April 10
dotResearch Day/Krantz Lecture
Tuesday, April 22
dotMaking the Connections: Social Media in Healthcare
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In the Community
dot Race for Humanity Winds its Way Through The Woodlands Cemetery on March 29
:The ninth annual 5k Race for Humanity Walk/Run will benefit Youth Service, Inc. in Philadelphia.

dot Femi Memorial 3-on-3 Hoops Tournament Set for March 22: Now in its eighth year, this event honors former pharmacy student, Femi Ogunkorode. Deadline to register is March 17.

Devils Athletics
dot Philly Inquirer: Garret Kerr DPT'17 Stars at Division II USciences

dot Devils Named a USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic Team

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

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Camups Update

Highlighting Social Media's Impact on Healthcare: Mayes College will kick off an informative three-part lecture series on March 13; then host its annual "Making the Connections" program on Tuesday, April 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the STC. This year's focus is Social Media in Healthcare.

There is 'No Face to Eating Disorders,' Says Prof: Prevention and awareness toward eating disorders starts by recognizing that they do not discriminate by gender or age, said Dr. Alix Timko, director of the graduate psychology and Eating Disorder Research programs. Click here to listen to the KYW Newsradio clip.

Students Selected to Present Research at State Capitol: Ashley Stewart MB'15 and Melissa Lieu PH/TX'14 will join hundreds of their peers from other colleges and universities across the Commonwealth for the 12th annual Undergraduate Research at the Capitol: Pennsylvania Poster Conference in Harrisburg on March 11.

More Headlines

dotResearch Day a Showcase for the University
dotBlog: Medication Adherence: Does it Change as You Age?
dotPharmacy Students Now Trained in Advanced Life Support
dotBlog: Pharmacy Student Values Public Service, Generation Rx
dotFebruary Research Activities
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dotSamson College Inducted Into National Honor Society
dotAlumni Seminar Series features Dr. Richard C. Remsing C'08
dotPhilly Inquirer: Universities Use Online Learning to Deal with Winter Woes
Faculty in the News

dot WHYY Radio: Endo to Pay $192.7M to Resolve Off-Label Marketing Claims: The big takeaway is be careful how you market your drugs, because Endo got slapped pretty hard, said Dr. Andrew Peterson, dean of Mayes College. Listen here.

dot Philly Biz Journal: More to Follow CVS Ban on Tobacco: CVS Caremark’s decision to end cigarette and tobacco sales by Oct. 1 at its 7,600 pharmacies was welcome news for pharmacy professor Dr. Daniel A. Hussar.

dot 6ABC: Ideas for rock salt, ice melt alternatives: Chemistry professors Drs. Ara DerMarderosian and Fred Schaefer discussed alternatives to melting ice during freezing, winter months.

Alumni Association

Alumni Award Nominations Due May 1
We welcome your feedback and nominations for the Alumni, Ivor Griffith Service, Young Alumnus and Honorary Alumnus Awards. These awards are a featured part of the Alumni Reunion. To nominate someone, please submit your nomination to the Office of Alumni Relations no later than May 1. Forms may be submitted by downloading a nomination here, and can also be faxed to 215.895.1177, or mailed to:

Pat McNelly
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
University of the Sciences
600 S. 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please contact Pat with any questions you might have at 215.596.8856.

CLASS NOTES:
1985
William M. Ellis, Jr.,
P'85 was the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation's 2014 Jacob W. Miller Award. He was selected in recognition of his leadership and outstanding service as the first full-time executive director of the APhA Foundation from 1997-2010.

1999
Carrie (James) Pagliano
MPT'99 was named the new secretary for the women's health section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also primary mentor and residency director for the first women's health residence at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

2008
Rene J. Rodriguez
PharmD'08 recently opened Park Avenue Pharmacy in Weehawken, NJ.

Submit Class Notes here

Alumni Volunteers - We Want You!
The success of many of our programs would not be possible without alumni involvement and support. From career panels to interacting with students at an alumni table, now is the time to get involved.

Contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumnirelations@usciences.edu or 888.857.6264 to learn more. Watch your inbox for details about volunteer opportunities or visit usciences.edu/alumni/getinvolved.


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IPEX Building Continues Construction



Despite the rash of winter storms, the construction of the Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX) has made significant progress over recent months. Above, is a snap-shot of the IPEX transformation over the past year. For more information, or to watch live construction, visit www.usciences.edu/IPEX.


Alumna to Donate Kidney to Former Classmate

As a recent graduate of USciences, Megan Allman HS'13 is set to give her former Mid Valley High School classmate the "gift of life" through a kidney donation. She credits her mom, Jean (and Facebook) for creating the circumstances that led to her generous decision. Read more here.


Upcoming events hosted by Alumni Relations:

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Sunday, March 9: An alumni brunch will be held in South Florida, from 12-3 p.m., at the Delray Sands Resort (formerly Holiday Inn, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, FL) in the Windrider Room. RSVP to 215.895.1106.

bulletSaturday, March 22: An 80th anniversary celebration and alumni match for the rifle team will kick off at 9 a.m. in the University's Col. William Shea Rifle Range.

bulletSunday, March 23: PCP will present its 35th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pharmacy Practice, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn in Harrisburg (4751 Lindle Road). Click here for more information.

bulletSaturday, March 29: A Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association reception is scheduled during the APhA Conference, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Hotel in Orlando (9801 International Drive) in the Orlando Ballroom North.

bulletSunday, March 30: An alumni reception during the APhA Conference is set for 6-8 p.m., at the Hyatt Hotel in Orlando (9801 International Drive) in the Rainbow Room.

bulletFriday, April 4: An American Occupational Therapy Association reception will be held, from 8-10 p.m., at the Pratt Street Ale House (206 W. Pratt St.) in Baltimore.