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February 2014
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, Feb. 15
dotWomen's alumni basketball game
Thursday, Feb. 20
dot193rd Founders' Day Celebration
Sunday, March 2
dot35th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pharmacy Practice
Monday-Friday, March 3-7
dotSpring break, no classes
Thursday, March 6
dotStart-up to Exit: Lessons for Success
Saturday, March 29
dotOT pinning ceremony

In The Community

dot2014 USciences Student Olympics Begins: This 45-day long event kicked off on Jan. 14. Follow students' posts on social media at #USciSpirit2014. Click here to see more photos.

dotFemi Memorial 3 on 3 Tournament
Devils Athletics

dotKYW Newsradio: Brianne Traub PharmD'17 a Versatile Star for USciences Women’s Hoops

Ten USciences Student-Athletes Named to CACC Fall Academic Team

dotCamille McPherson HumSci'17 was been named the
CACC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the seventh time this season.

dotGarret Kerr DPT'17, pictured here, was named the CACC's Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the seventh time this season. He is also the only active NCAA Division II player with more than 1,400 points and 900 career rebounds.

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

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Camups Update

Students, staff, and faculty recently participated in a variety of service activities and workshops across the University community on MLK Day. Participants used #USciencesMLKDay on social media to share their experiences. Photos | Video

Founders' Day Celebrates 193 Years: The University will celebrate 193 years of advancing science and healthcare forward at a special event on Thursday, Feb. 20. An honorary doctor of science degree will be presented to Harkishan Singh, PhD, emeritus professor at the Panjab University in India.

What Happens to Philly's Homeless Community During Frigid Weather?:
Mayes College professor Dr. Stephen Metraux weighs in on how the cold weather impacts Philly's homeless community. His homelessness expertise was also recently featured in the New York Times.

Exercise Science and Wellness Management Program Earns Full National Accreditation: This 10-year accreditation signifies that the program has met high standards of quality and integrity set forth by the National Wellness Institute.

Cold Weather Freezes Outdoor Exercise Activities For Many: Kinesiology professor Karin Richards was featured on KYW Newsradio regarding staying physically fit during the winter months. Click here for the audio clip.

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

dotKYW Newsradio: Knowing When You're Too Sick to Exercise
dotUSciences' MBA Program Ranked Among Nation's Elite
dotTips to Keep Children with Sensory Issues Warm in Winter
dotUSciences Hosts Science Olympiad ‘Build, Study, Learn It’ Day
dotDecember/January Research Activities
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dotStudent Op-ed: Poverty, Obesity Linked to Food Choices
dotPharmD Candidate Lectures at Local High Schools
dotPCP Prof Says Popping Xanax is More Harmful than You Think
dotUSciences Prof Explores Legal Documents in West Asia
dotSnow Shoveling Techniques Can Keep Individuals Injury Free
dotBlog: What Can Obamacare Do for You?
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 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.

Howard L. McLeod
PharmD’90 has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as the new medical director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute and senior member in the department of cancer epidemiology. He is also the center’s first cancer research endowed chair, as established by the Florida legislature.

Anthony V. Minniti
P’93 was sworn in as mayor of Cinnaminson, NJ in January. Anthony was raised in the town and has served as mayor in the past.

Avani Vora MPT'07 was recently promoted to assistant clinical director at Jersey Physical Therapy in South Brunswick.

Rene Rodriguez
PharmD'08 opened Park Avenue Pharmacy in Weehawken, NJ, to provide more personalized medicine to his customers.

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Three Alumni Inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame

USciences welcomed its three newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Athletic/Recreation Center. The new inductees were Michael Brown P'83, baseball 1979-82, basketball 1979-80, and golf 1982-83; Amy Dalessandro MPT'96, women's basketball and softball 1991-95; and Chauntrelle Clayton PMM'03, women's basketball 1998-2002. Click here for more photos.

Women's head basketball coach Jackie Hartzell discusses a play with her team during a time out. Left to right: Former University athletic director Bobby Morgan; athletic director Paul Klimitas HonAlm'05; and inductee Michael Brown P'83.
Left to right: University president Helen Giles-Gee, PhD, is pictured here with the inductees Mike Brown P'83, Chauntrelle Clayton PMM'03, and Amy Dalessandro MPT'96, as well as Paul Klimitas HonAlm'05, athletic director.

Upcoming events hosted by Alumni Relations:

bulletSaturday, Feb. 15: The women's alumni basketball game will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the ARC.

bulletSunday, 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.

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

bulletSaturday, March 29: A Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association reception will be held 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 will be held during the APhA Conference, from 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.

Save the Date - Sept. 19-21, 2014!
2014 Alumni Reunion