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November 2013
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

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Wednesday to Friday, Nov. 27-29
dotThanksgiving break, no classes
Friday, Dec. 6
dotLast day of classes

Tuesday, Dec. 17
dotFall semester ends

Dec. 23-Jan. 1
dotWinter break, campus closed
Thursday, Jan. 9
dotState of the University Address
Friday, Jan. 10
dotClasses begin for spring semester
Monday, Jan. 20
dotMLK Day of Service, no classes
Saturday, Jan. 25
dotAthletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

In The Community

Students and faculty from the OT program held a CarFit event on campus Nov. 3 to help seniors learn about how well they fit into their cars and the various safety features of which they should be aware. Click here to see more photos.

dotStudents Volunteer at Local Rec Center
dotUSciences to Continue Middle School Career Day Initiative
dotFall UnConference Slated for Dec. 16

Devils Athletics
dotAmanda DeAngelo DOT'17 was named to the CACC All-Conference Volleyball Team.

dotBrianna Ligotski DPT'18 became the University's first women's cross country runner to earn NCAA Div. II all region honors.

dotBrianne Traub PharmD' 17 was named CACC Player of the Week, while Camille McPherson HumSci'17 was named Rookie of the Week.

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

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Camups Update

Marvin Samson Receives First USciences Service Award: USciences presented its first Service Award to board chairman Marvin Samson, above center with scholarship recipients, at a dinner on Friday, Nov. 1. The event has raised nearly $350,000 this year for student scholarships. Click here to see more photos.

USciences Wades into the Start-Up Business World with Enzium: For at least the next year, Enzium, a small start-up biotechnology company, will be taking residence on the third floor of the McNeil Science and Technology Center.

PT Professor Offers Tips to Stay Pain-Free During Holidays: Dr. Lisa Hoglund says many factors that contribute to seasonal aches and pains can be avoided by practicing good posture and stretching.

USciences Crafts a Course Around the Affordable Care Act: The Philadelphia Business Journal highlights how the healthcare reform law has created a new course opportunity for the University.

dotBlog: Mayes Students 'Already Know More About ACA than Docs'
dotUSciences Educates Graduate Students About the ACA
dotBlog: Obtaining Health Insurance that Isn't Understood

Save the Date for Upcoming Events:

PCP will present its 35th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pharmacy Practice, a continuing pharmacy educational program, developed for pharmacists to be kept up to date on pharmacy practice, on March 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the University's McNeil Science and Technology Center. The program will be held again in Harrisburg on Sunday, March 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 4751 Lindle Road. Click here for more information.

More Headlines

dotUSciences Professor Debunks Common Flu Shot Myths
dotOctober Research Activities
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dotUSciences Professor Hosts a Celebratory Poetry Reading
dotOT Professor Offers Holiday Travel Tips for Families of Children with Sensory Processing Disorders
dotProf Becomes a Newly Certified Vivobarefoot Running Coach
dotBlog: Why Don’t You Take Your Medication?
dotBlog: How to tell if your patients are taking their medications
dotFirst-Year Student Science Fair Deemed a Success
Alumni Association

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.

Alumni Happenings - Fall 2013:
Click here to see more photos from various alumni happenings this fall, including:
dotAlumni breakfast at AAPS meeting
dotAlumni panel from Nov. 14
dotW.W. Smith Scholarship Reception

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell appointed Susan Speldos Esposito P'72 to serve on the Delaware Board of Pharmacy for a two-year term, ending in October 2015.


Carol L. St. George BI’74 (DO’79 PCOM) was recently recognized by PCOM president Matthew Schure for leadership and support as a PCOM alum. She is also chairman of the Department of Surgery at Memorial Hospital in York, PA, and recently celebrated 29 years as an otolaryngologist.

Robert Stanek
P'77 has been named to the board of directors for Accretive Health.

Richard P. Becker, Jr. P'88 has been appointed CEO of Voltarra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Adam C. McFarland DPT’10 and Brandi Gilmore were married on July 5. Adam is a physical therapist and Brandi is a school counselor. They live in Breinigsville, PA.


Alumni Dave Kittle DPT’11 and Annie Abbate DPT’11 returned to USciences for their special marriage proposal.

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Legacy Families Gather for Annual Family Fall Fest

On Saturday, Nov. 2, dozens of legacy students and their families attended a special reception during Family Fall Fest. The families met and were photographed with University president Dr. Helen Giles-Gee. Thanks to all who attended! Click here to see more photos from the event.

Left to right: Jim Kaminski P’81; his daughters, Lauren and Julia PharmD'19; and wife, Lisa. Their oldest daughter, Jessica PharmD'13, is not pictured.

Left to right: Sandra Gentile Fox P’88 (mother), Matt Fox PharmD'18 (son), University president Dr. Helen Giles-Gee, and Tim Fox P’88 PharmD’90 (father).
Left to right: Dr. Helen Giles-Gee with the Mentzer family - Brett PharmD'17, Michael PharmD'13, R. Lee P'97, PharmD'98; and Marlene P'81.

Student/Alumni Bowling Party Deemed a Success

The University chapter of APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists, in conjunction with the Alumni Association, hosted a student/alumni bowling party at North Bowl on Nov. 21. Proceeds will support student conference registration in the future. Click here for more photos.

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Alumni Events

Thursday, Dec. 5: The Alumni Association general meeting and dinner will be held from 6-8:15 p.m. in the Wilson Student Center 205-208. RSVP to Pat McNelly at 215.596.8856.

Monday, Dec. 9: Our annual Alumni Reception held during the ASHP Midyear Meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive. Also, are you planning to visit the exhibit hall at the convention center? If so, stop by the Mayes College booth #1270 to say hello and learn about their exciting graduate programs.

Thursday, Dec. 12: The Hershey Whistle Stop Alumni Reception will be held at the Hotel Hershey (100 Hotel Road) from 6-8 p.m., in the Starlight West Room. RSVP to Nancy Shils at 215.895.1106 or www.usciences.edu/alumni and click on "Register Whistle Stop Hershey."