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May 2014
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

USciences Celebrates $2 Million Commitment to Mayes College: Students, faculty, and alumni gathered on May 8 to celebrate a $2 million commitment from Kate P'76, PharmD'78 and Jim Mayes to support the development of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy. The funds have been earmarked to further support student endeavors, faculty research and development, and programmatic support. Photos | Video | KYW Radio

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Wednesday, May 14
dotUniversity Town Hall meeting
Friday, May 16
dotBS Conferment Ceremony
Wednesday, May 21
dotCommencement Ceremony
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day, University closed
Thursday, June 5
Employee Recognition Reception
dotUniversity Town Hall meeting
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In the Community
dotGreek Week: Letters Today, Leaders Tomorrow: USciences' Greek Week was held April 14-18, and included competitions and community service.

dotPhilly Science Festival: USciences faculty and students were involved in several of the festival's week of events. Photos |PT Students, Faculty Share Expertise at Phillies Game

dotPHOTOS: Drug Take-Back Day
dotPHOTOS: USciences Honors Program: Spring Colloquium
Devils Athletics
Dylan McHaffie BI'15 Named to CACC Baseball Honor Roll

dotSteph Fultano HS'16 Named to CACC Softball Honor Roll

dotMen's Tennis Players Earn All-CACC Honors

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Camups Update
USciences Commencement, Conferment Ceremonies and Speakers: USciences will honor more than 400 new graduates at its 193rd Annual Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the Liacouras Center. The bachelor’s degree conferment ceremony will be held Friday, May 16, beginning at noon in the University's Athletic/Recreation Center.

USciences Restructures Graduate Programs and Research Infrastructure: College of Graduate Studies (COGS) gives way to a new structure that aligns the graduate programs with the remaining colleges and simplifies the research structure. Changes go into effect on July 1, 2014.

USciences Quits Tobacco Cold Turkey: Now a Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus: President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee announced this policy is in effect as of May 1. Listen to KYW Newsradio clip.

Hard Work 'Pays Off' for Microbiology Student: Ashley Stewart MB’15 was recently named as one of 15 recipients of the United Negro College Fund’s Merck Science Research Scholarship Award.

DrOT Program Receives Full Seven-Year Accreditation: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education recently awarded USciences a two-year extension of the five-year accreditation term previously awarded last spring.

Medical Laboratory Science Student Turns Internship into Full-Time Job: Upon graduation, Stephanie Noblit MT’14 will join Pennsylvania Hospital's laboratory staff as a full-time employee this summer.

More Headlines

dotProf to Spend Summer Exploring Influential, American Lit
dotLocal Homeless Advocate Spoke to Pharmacy Students
dotVIDEO: Making the Connections: Social Media in Healthcare
dot'Business As Usual' for PhB Students, Faculty
dotStudent Affairs Hosted Pre-Finals Activities | Photos | Video
dotApril Research Activities
dotConstant Movement, Increased Productivity at USciences
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dotBLOG: Role of a Pharmacist in Medication Adherence
dotPHOTOS: Festival of Talent | Student Appreciation Day
dotUSciences Promotes Social Responsibility through Campus Rec
USciences in the News

dot 6ABC: Research Day at USciences: USciences celebrated its 12th annual Research Day on Thursday, April 10. Photos | Video.

dot Philly Biz Journal: Signs of change at USciences: An OT student led the push to update handicap signs on campus. KYW Radio.

dot Several news outlets highlighted a recent awards breakfast that USciences hosted for the Delaware Valley Science Fairs scholarship recipients: CBS-3 | NBC10 | KYW Radio.

Jewish Exponent: Health Check: Learn Your A-B1-B2s: Dr. Ara DerMarderosian, professor of pharmacognosy and medicinal chemistry, discusses vitamin regimens.

dot WOGL Radio: Jack Korbutov PharmD’11 discussed his compounding pharmacy, The Art of Medicine; as well as the value of his USciences education and faculty mentorships.

Alumni Association

In an effort to show their appreciation, students recently gathered on campus to hand-write 'thank you' cards to send to alumni donors.

Anthony E. Bernardi
P’66 and his wife, Francine, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January with a gathering of family and friends. They have two sons and three grandsons. Anthony retired in 2011 after having served as director of pharmacy services at the 915th U.S. Army Surgical Hospital, and administrative director of operations at Kennedy Health Systems in Cherry Hill, NJ, for 42 years. The Bernardis spend summers in Margate, NJ, and winters in Marco Island, FL.

Frank S. Kondrad
C’82 was recently named director of global products in-licensing, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, global medicines development at AstraZeneca. Frank previously held senior leadership roles at AstraZeneca in clinical research, managed markets, commercial brand leadership and R&D. He is married to Karen (Haggerty) Kondrad C’82, who has recently been promoted to principal patent attorney, global intellectual property at AstraZeneca.

Stacy Rosemarin
P'83 (and past director of alumni relations from 1999 to 2008) invites everyone to visit her solo art show at Idiosyncrazies Gallery in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The opening is Friday, June 6, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Her art will be displayed throughout the summer. Rosemarin is currently a consultant pharmacist for Pharma-Care, Inc. Click here for more info.

Nupur U. Patel and Shril M. Amin
, both PharmD’11, were married on April 19.

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University president Dr. Helen Giles-Gee will conclude her Whistle Stop Tour in Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 30. All alumni are invited to attend a special reception at the APhA Headquarters (2215 Constitution Ave.), from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Alumni are kindly asked to RSVP by May 23. Click here for more information.

PCP Alumni, Students, Faculty United at APhA Meeting

USciences was well-represented at the recent American Pharmacists Association (APhA) meeting in Orlando, as pharmacy students, alumni, and faculty networked with their peers at various events. USciences co-hosted a reception for Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association’s alumni members on March 29, and the event attracted alumni, faculty, and students. The Office of Alumni Relations also hosted an alumni reception on March 30.

More than a dozen PCP grads attended the alumni reception during the APhA meeting. Mark Angeles PharmD’11 and pharmacy prof Dr. Daniel Hussar P’62, MS’64, PhD ‘67.
USciences faculty and student members of the APhA student association pose for a group photo during the PPA reception.

Newly Elected Alumni Association Officers and Directors

Pictured from front to back: Julie Gerhart P’94, BW’05; James Rivard P’81; Virginia Athanas Markos P’87; Erin Fadden HS’08; Siobhan Duffy P’84, BW’05; Victoria Rehill Elliott P’87; Rosemarie O’Malley Halt P’89, MPH’12; Daniel Hussar P’62, MS’64, PhD’67; Karen Salzman Bliss P’89; Catherine Burns Purzycki B’83; Col. S. Roger Wetherill P’68; and Neil Pitts P’73, PharmD’04 (not pictured).