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July 2014
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IPEX Earns Green Globes Rating for Sustainability: As University of the Sciences prepares to open the doors of its new Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX) this fall, the facility has recently been deemed “environmentally friendly” under the standards set by the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes rating and assessment system. The University community is encouraged to celebrate the completion of the IPEX at a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception slated for Thursday, Sept. 18, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. IPEX details | Photos

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Monday, August 25
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USciences in the News

dotMark Nestor, EdD, chief information officer of academic affairs, was featured on KYW Newsradio regarding the free open, online courses offered by USciences. He highlighted the AIDS course because it tied in with AIDS Education Month in June.

KYW Radio: Local Prof Offers Advice On Keeping Autistic Children Safe Near Water: OT prof Dr. Varleisha Gibbs provided water safety tips for families of children with autism. Listen.

dotPress of AC: A Life Lived: Linwood man packed a lot of living into his final year:
Alumnus BJ Cino P'91, PharmD'98, died in June, and was featured for his ability to live life to the fullest, despite his cancer.

Camups Update
Drowning Remains a Top Cause of Death for Children with Autism, Says USciences OT Prof: Many families beat the summer heat with trips to swimming pools, beaches, and water parks; but water safety concerns are particularly heightened for families of children with autism, said Dr. Varleisha Gibbs.

Recent Grad Gives Back to the Game of Basketball, Gains Free Education: Patrick Connaghan PhB'14 is preparing to leave for Ireland in August to further his education, continue his basketball career, and explore his Irish roots, through the Sport Changes Life Foundation's Victory Scholarship.

Pharmacy Prof Awarded Fellowship for Collaborative Research in Africa: Dr. Adeboye Adejare will return to his native land next summer through an all-expense-paid Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. He was one of 33 scholars selected to conduct joint research at participating universities in Africa.

Summer Orientation Provides 'Selfies' and Fun for Incoming Students: Hundreds of recent high school graduates spent a few days in June immersed in an overnight orientation experience that offered a real taste of college life at USciences. Click here to see photos.

More Headlines

dotStephen Moelter Selected to Direct USciences Honors Program
dotAnnual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture Slated for Sept. 18
dotSasaki Selected as USciences Campus Master Plan Design Firm
dotHoops Star Garret Kerr Named to NABC Honors Court
dotYoungsters Learn Important Safety Tips from PCP Students
dotJune Research Activities
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dotPhD Student to Present Research at ACS Meeting in San Fran
dotPCP 'Provided More than Just a PharmD' for Recent Grad
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.

Robert G. Pietrusko
PharmD'73 has joined Voyager Therapeutics' management team as senior vice president of regulatory affairs. Pietrusko has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and most recently served as vice president of global regulatory affairs and quality and executive officer at ViroPharma Incorporated.

Arthur 'Art' Fratamico
P'88 has been named chief business officer of Vitae Pharmaceuticals. He has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and most recently served as chief business officer of Flexion Therapeutics, where he led all corporate development activities for the company's research and development programs.

Julie Gerhart
P'94, a mother and advocate for people with Down syndrome and special needs, is seeking volunteers for CHOP's upcoming Buddy Walk on Oct. 5.

Josette Savidge
PMM'03 recently traveled to South Africa and participated in the Comrades Marathon. She finished the 56.1 mile race in 11 hours, 44 minutes.

Jessica Lynn Kaminski
PharmD'13 and Joshua Robert Minton, a West Point graduate from the U.S. Military Academy, were engaged in April. They are both active duty captains in the U.S. Army, and are currently stationed overseas in Germany. Jessica’s father, James P’81, is an alumnus; and her sister, Julia PharmD'19, is a current student.

Karen Ann (Yatsko) Wassel
P'83 passed away on May 31. She had been a clinical pharmacist with Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore, and was a certified geriatric pharmacist, member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, as well as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Ronald P'82, and their daughter, Rebecca.

Deanna Griffin
PharmD'13 passed away on July 10 with her family and closest friends at her side. Deanna was a pharmacist for Giant Pharmacy in Baltimore, and she cared deeply for her patients and loved being a part of her community.

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Join Us for Summer Happy Hour at the Shore on July 26

Vacationing at the Jersey Shore? If so, you’ll want to join fellow alums for a bit of fun in the sun at the annual USciences Happy Hour at the Shore on Saturday, July 26, from 5-8 p.m., at the Ocean Reef Bar at Steel Pier (1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City). This event is a great opportunity to reconnect and catch up with former classmates and friends. For more information, or to register for the event, click here or contact Alumni Relations at 1-888-857-6264.

USciences has planned a full weekend of reunion events designed to keep alumni connected, informed, and delighted. All alumni are invited to attend, with special recognition for class years ending in 4s and 9s from 1944 through 2009. There will be something for everyone, so plan to attend!

Honor the 2014 Alumni Association award recipients:

  • Annual Alumni Award: Gerald Meyer P'73, PharmD'74
  • Ivor Griffith Service Award: Col. S. Rogers Wetherill P'68
  • Young Alumnus Award: James Hoffman P'00, PharmD'01
  • The Honorary Alumnus Award: Bernard J. Brunner, PhD

Watch for your mailed invitation and web updates in August for a listing of activities and registration info.

PCP Alumni Share Pharmaceutical Expertise in Kenya

Two recent pharmacy graduates, Laney Jones PharmD'14 and Carl Gerdine PharmD'14, had the opportunity to travel abroad with alumni Cornelius (Neil) D. Pitts P’73, PharmD’04; and Leo Ross P'73, and share their expertise with health professionals in Kenya – an area where medical and pharmaceutical services are limited. Read more about their experience here.

Laney Jones PharmD'14 and Carl Gerdine PharmD'14 mingled with pharmacy students from Kenyatta University. Laney Jones PharmD'14 (far left) and alumnus Leo Ross P'73 (far right) are pictured with pharmacy students at St. Mary's Missionary Hospital.
Cornelius (Neil) D. Pitts P’73, PharmD’04 (left) and Carl Gerdine PharmD'14 (right) are pictured here with a pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Alumni Events

dot A free happy hour will be held for young alumni on Friday, Aug. 8, at the Mill Creek Tavern (commonly known as the Track & Turf, located at 42nd Street and Chester Avenue). This event is a terrific opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and friends at a great locale. For more info, or to RSVP, contact Bruce Watson in the alumni relations office at b.watson@usciences.edu or 215.596.8949.

dot The USciences women’s basketball team will hold its second annual golf outing on Friday, Sept. 26, from noon to 8 p.m., at the Northampton Valley Country Club in Richboro (299 Newtown Richboro Road). For more information, or to register for the event, click here.