The Newsletter of University of the Sciences
Kerr's Three-Pointer Leads Devils to Upset Win Over Division I Dragons: Nationally-recognized hoops star Garret Kerr DPT’17 scored 27 points – including the game winning three-pointer in the final seconds – during the Devils, 54-52, win against Drexel University on Thursday, Dec. 4. The win was the first by an NCAA Division II school against a Division I program on the D-I school's home floor in a regular season game this season, and made local and national headlines on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and many more. | Video
Not to be outdone, less than two weeks later on Dec. 15, the women's hoops team scored on a four-point play to lift the Devils to an upset win over nationally-ranked University of Tampa. | Video
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USciences Positions Students for Rewarding Careers … and the Ability to Repay Their Student Loans: What USciences students pay for their education is comparable to attend similarly structured private institutions; and their return on the investment is rewarding personally and professionally.
New Year’s Fitness Goals Should Start with a Trip to the Doc: USciences professors Karin Richards (kinesiology) and Joan Ward (physician assistant studies) encourage people to stay accountable to their fitness goals by scheduling a physical exam before Jan. 1.
Philly Issues First 'Code Blue' of Season: Health policy professor Dr. Stephen Metraux explains what this measure means to the homeless population across Philly.
Appeal for a Meal: Thanksgiving Donation Drive at USciences: For the third year in a row, USciences worked with the office of City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell to provide 162 Thanksgiving meals to deserving families across West Philly. Video | Photos
Medical Technology Alumna Honored by NIH for Ebola Care Efforts: In the midst of the recent Ebola scare in the United States, Elizabeth Elliott MT’09 volunteered to run samples from Ebola patients in a biosafety laboratory at National Institutes of Health.
Joseph F. Scott P'78, president and chief executive officer of Liberty Health/Jersey City Medical Center, has been appointed to the New Jersey City University's Board of Trustees.
Elizabeth Elliott MT'09 was honored by National Institute of Health for her Ebola care efforts. Read more here.
Mayank Amin PharmD'09, founder and CEO at PlatinumDreamEvents, was recently featured on Forbes.com.
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Alumni Reunited for Big Game Against Drexel
Dozens of alumni, faculty, and friends of USciences mingled over drinks and appetizers at Slainte Pub & Grill before the start of the USciences/Drexel men's basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 4. Attendees had the opportunity to watch the Devils' exciting victory over the Dragons.
PCP Alumni Gathered in Cali During ASHP Conference
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy alumni and faculty reunited for a special reception held during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' (ASHP) 2014 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Orange County, California on Dec. 8. Pharmacy prof Dr. Daniel Hussar discussed campus news and updates with the guests.
Alumnus, Longtime Supporter of USciences Passed Away
Alumnus William R. Jones P'42 passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 23. After a 34-year career, he retired from McNeil Laboratories Inc. in 1981 as vice president of the control division and a member of the firm's management board. In retirement, he served as a trustee of USciences, and was devoted to the University and supported it with donations. Click here to read his full story in the Philly Inquirer.
USciences Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony & Reception
Join us in honoring alumni student-athletes Leah Shumoski PharmD'07 (women's basketball) and Chris Welsh PharmD'03 (baseball) as they are inducted into the USciences Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 10, following the men and women's basketball games against Philadelphia University. The ceremony and reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. in the Athletic/Recreation Center. Click here to register.