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November 2014
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Lucy Malmberg P’72 (pictured above with Board Chairman Marvin Samson Hon'96) accepted the second annual USciences Service Award on behalf of herself and her late husband, George P’72. All proceeds from the dinner on Friday, Nov. 7, were used to establish the George and Lucy Malmberg Endowed Scholarship fund, which was awarded for the first time to Stefan Kolodij PharmD’16. | Photos

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dotKYW Newsradio: With holidays approaching, now is the time to get ready if you have a child with special needs: OT prof Dr. Varleisha Gibbs offers tips for families of children with sensory processing disorders. Listen to the WOGL 98.1 FM clip here.

dotKHOU News: Pharmacists: Corporate greed putting patients at risk: Pharmacy prof Dr. Dan Hussar weighed in.

U.S. News: The Health Benefits of Simple Living: An unpublished survey out of USciences found that people who identified as part of the simple living movement reported improved physical health after making a change to earn less money.

dotPhilly Inquirer: Volunteer medical corps practices for bioterror attack: The Philly Medical Reserve Corps hosted a training program at USciences on Nov. 8. Watch the CBS Philly clip here.

dotKYW Newsradio: Downingtown Canine Taking Part In ‘Dock Dogs’ Competition In Iowa: Pharmacy prof Dr. Sarah Spinler showcased her dog's talents during a four-day competition for jumping/diving dogs.

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Alpha Chi Honor Society Inducts New Members: Nearly two dozen students at USciences were inducted into the Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society during a recent ceremony. | Photos

Avoid Meltdowns This Holiday Season: OT Prof Shares Tips for Families of Children with Sensory Processing Disorders: Thanksgiving, like other large holidays, can throw a child with sensory processing disorders into sensory overload, says OT prof Dr. Varleisha Gibbs.

PCP Students Act Out Bioterrorist Attack: A team of eight student-pharmacists joined more than 150 new volunteers with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps during a recent training program held at USciences.

Physician Assistant Studies Student Named a Prestigious NHSC Scholar: Maxi Drakopoulos PA'16 was recently named as one of 192 recipients of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

USciences' Student-Athletes Continue Their Record of High Academic Success: USciences recorded the fourth highest Academic Success Rate among all active member NCAA Division II schools in the nation in 2013-14.

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dotOT Students, Faculty Well-Represented at POTA Conference
dotUSciences Earns 'Outstanding ACS Chapter Award'
dotBLOG: USciences Student Leadership Opportunities
dotPhysics Prof Releases New Book About Einstein, Schrödinger
dotBLOG: Medication Adherence In Hypertension Patients
dotPHOTO GALLERIES: PCP White Coat Ceremony | Sculpture Dedication | Healthy Lifestyles Competition
dotOctober Research Activities
dotAlumnus Recognized for 60 Years of Giving to USciences
dotUSciences to Collect Thanksgiving Meal Donations on Nov. 25
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
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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.

Nishaminy Kasbekar
P’93, PharmD’95 was the recipient of the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Pharmacist of the Year Award on Oct. 14.

Timothy Bowers
MT’02, MS’08 and his wife Lea Ann, welcomed the birth of their second son, Eli on Sept. 15. Eli joins his big brother, Colin.

Samuel Paul Rua
P’63 passed away on Sept. 28 at the age of 74. He owned and operated Paramount Drug since 1973.

Deborah M. Murray
P’89, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, passed away on Aug. 28 after a short illness. She was 50.

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OT Alumni Returned to Campus for Alumni/Student Event

Occupational therapy alumnae returned to USciences to engage in discussions with students during an OT Alumni Panel on Thursday, Nov. 6. Guest speakers included Katelyn Graff MOT'11; Jaclyn Macchione MOT'06; Dawn Newhard Vilanova MOT'01; and Becky Austill-Clausen, OTR/L, member of the Samson College Board of Visitors. | Photos

Left to right: Katelyn Graff MOT'11, Melissa Crawford DrOT'16, and Sharmane Jones, ‎career counselor at USciences. Left to right: Jenin John DrOT'16 and Chris Yang DrOT'16.

Left to right: Becky Austill-Clausen, OTR/L, member of the Samson College Board of Visitors; Katelyn Graff MOT'11; Jaclyn Macchione MOT'06; and Dawn Newhard Vilanova MOT'01.

Alumni, Students Gathered at Luncheon in San Diego

Alumni, faculty, and graduate students mingled during a luncheon hosted by Alumni Relations during the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Conference in San Diego, on Nov. 3. Pharmacy professor Dr. Clyde M. Ofner III shared USciences news and updates with alumni and guests.

PT Alumnus & Prof Presented Research at PPTA Meeting

Alumnus Allen Stepney, Jr. DPT'12 and PT prof Dr. Lisa Hoglund recently presented their research, "Males with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Have Hip External Rotator Muscle Weakness," during the annual Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) Conference. Alumni Rosemary (O’Mara) Burns DPT'12, Asif Clegg DPT'12, Neal Shah DPT'13, Justin Nagel DPT'13, and David Tran DPT'13 also contributed to this research during their time at USciences.