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June 2014
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

193rd Commencement Ceremony

"Let us use these memories as the inspiration to go fearlessly and relentlessly into the next chapters of our lives."
- Dr. Lawrence Liberti P'76, MS'78

University of the Sciences' class of 2014 assembled for the final time on May 21. The festive celebration at the Liacouras Center for the nearly 420 pharmacists, scientists, and healthcare practitioners marked an end of one milestone and the beginning of a path towards others. Joining the class of 2014 was honorary doctor of science degree recipient Dr. Lawrence Liberti P'76, MS'78 who delivered an uplifting speech highlighting the value of his USciences education.

dot Commencement Photo Gallery | Video Playlist

Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony

The University's third annual bachelor's degree conferment ceremony was held on May 16 for approximately 200 students in the master and doctoral occupational therapy programs, as well as the doctor of physical therapy and doctor of pharmacy programs.

dot Conferment Photo Gallery | Video

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USciences in the News

dotWHYY: What is the long-term health impact of pharmaceuticals in our water?: Public health prof Dr. Julie Becker weighed in on this issue. Listen.

KYW Radio: Local College Targeting Healthcare Industry Receives $2M Commitment: Dr. Andrew Peterson, dean of Mayes College at USciences, says the money will be put to good use. Listen.

Philly Biz Journal's 40 Under 40 awards ceremony was held on May 20. Carrie Collins, VP of institutional advancement, showcased her ability to knit during the event's talent show. More info.

Philly Inquirer: An Honor for Leading Musical Mentors: Elizabeth Kaderabek, adjunct professor in the Department of Humanities, was named a top musical mentor in Philadelphia.

WOGL Radio: Recent grad Ahmad Alsardary MOT'14, was joined by his father, Salar, professor of mathematics, as he discussed undergoing regular dialysis treatments while completing his graduate degree at USciences.

dotGrad Says Dialysis Couldn't Stop Him From Earning MOT

Camups Update
Online Bookstore Provides New Opportunities for USciences Community: USciences shifted its campus bookstore to an online system via Blackboard on June 2. In return, the bookstore will be transformed into a convenience store that will serve as an additional on-campus dining option this fall. Visit the Blackboard Store at USciences.

New Online DrOT Program Provides Flexible Learning for Working Professionals: USciences recently launched its online, post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy (DrOT) program to cater to working OTs.

USciences Launches Online Certificate in Healthcare Navigation: This certificate program is geared toward individuals looking to help patients and families navigate the increasingly complex healthcare system.

USciences Athletics Honored for Academic Excellence: For the third consecutive year, USciences was one of 27 NCAA Division II schools recognized as recipients of the third annual Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence.

Summer Renovations to Provide USciences Community with Fresh, Updated Spaces on Campus:
Among the more noteworthy projects underway this summer, includes further updates to the J.W. England Library.

USciences Launches Free Open, Online Courses on iTunes: Available through a free app in the iTunes Store, iTunes U provides access to USciences' courses which cover the topics of AIDS and the history of time.

More Headlines

dotNearly 100 Philly Middle Schoolers Explore STEM Careers
dotPCP Students 'Take a Swing' at Promoting Healthy Hearts
dotSensory-Friendly Dance Class Deemed a Success
dotUSciences Athletes Explore Common Shoulder Injuries
dotMay Research Activities
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dotStudents Learn the Ins and Outs of Pediatric Pharmacy
dotStudent-athletes Named to CACC Spring Academic Team
dotIncoming OT Student on Track for Doctorate at 21
dotStudents, Alumni, Staff Get Dirty to Fight Multiple Sclerosis
Alumni Association

Alumni Volunteers - We Want You!

The next generation will benefit from your expertise and direction. There are numerous opportunities to make certain that our future leaders do not make their journey alone. More info here.

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.

Stacy Rosemarin
P'83 will showcase her painting collection, “On the Wall Abstracts: Living Life in Color” this summer at Idiosyncrazies Gallery in Point Pleasant, NJ. Rosemarin also served as USciences’ director of alumni relations from 1999 to 2008. More info here.

Brian Roth
P'88 has joined Reef Family Pharmacy in Cape May Court House, NJ, as a pharmacist and compounding specialist. He has 30 years of compounding experience gained at his own stores, formerly in Central PA. More info here.

Neil Wilkinson
TX'89, co-owner of his family's business, International Welding Technologies, Inc., in Lindenwold, NJ, was featured in the Burlington County Times.

Ed O'Brien
BC'02 served as the keynote speaker at the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry's third annual Graduate Research Symposium at USciences. Dr. O'Brien is an assistant professor of chemistry at Penn State University.

Bernard "B.J." Cino P'91, PharmD'98, of Linwood, NJ, passed away on June 12 after a courageous battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife, Lisa P'91, and their four children.

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Dozens Gather at Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C.

The final stop on the President’s Whistle Stop Tour took place at the impressive APhA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 30. Guests sipped cocktails and dined on the sixth-floor terrace while taking in the stunning view of the National Mall and Potomac. After meeting and mingling with guests from D.C. and the surrounding area, president Helen Giles-Gee provided an update on University news and a look to the future. Longtime APhA affiliate William Ellis P’85, MS, and speaker at USciences conferment ceremony on May 16, welcomed alumni and led groups on tours, pointing out the artifacts and photographs depicting the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy's colorful history and legacy. Click here to see more photos.

Left to right: William Ellis, Jr., P'85, MS, and Robin Keyack P'81. Left to right: Phoebe Weingast BC'10; Howard Lanier, III, PMM'07, MBA; Julie Gerhart P'94, MS’05; and Leo Ross P'10, MBA.
Left to right: Cornelius (Neil) Pitts P'73, PharmD'04; Thomas Keyack PharmD'14; Sean Swisher PharmD'14; and Seema Kazmi PharmD'06.

Alumni Return as Guest Judges at Research Symposium

USciences' Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry recently held its third annual Graduate Research Symposium. Guest judges included (left to right): Robert Trachman III BC'06, BInf'07; Kate Beishline MB'07; Edward O’Brien BC'02; and Richard Remsing C'08.

Alumnus Recognized for Support of Local Organization

The USciences community gathered to support The Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association’s free golf clinic at the Overbrook School for the Blind on May 31. Norman Kritz P’51 (center) has organized this event for more than a decade, and received an award this year that recognized his unwavering support for the program.