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February 2015
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences has launched a bold marketing campaign on billboards, public transit, and local television and radio stations. Featuring a new theme, "Proven Everywhere," the campaign reflects USciences' emphasis on providing students with transformative experiences that prepare them for successful careers in healthcare and science. All ads feature current USciences students.

Check out the ads at usciences.edu/proveneverywhere or follow #ProvenEverywhere on social media.

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Upcoming Events
Monday to Friday, March 2-6
dotSpring Break, no classes
Tuesday, March 3
dotLife Sciences Collaborative Conf.
Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7
dotStep into College: Pre-College Conf.
Thursday, March 12
dotMaking the Connections
Saturday, March 21
dotOT Pinning Ceremony
Saturday, March 28
dot10th Annual Race for Humanity
Tuesday, March 31
dotPhilly YCC Poster Session at USciences
Sunday, April 12
dotAlpha Lambda Induction Ceremony
Click here for the full Events calendar

USciences in the News

dotNBC10: The Value of Tamiflu: Pharmacy prof Dr. Dan Hussar discussed the effectiveness of Tamiflu.

Philly Inquirer: Year of Light marks a turning point in science: Physics prof Dr. Paul Halpern had his op-ed published.

dotKYW Newsradio: USciences On A Roll In Women’s Hoops: Head coach Jackie Hartzell weighed in on the season.

dotPhilly Inquirer: Former Flyer Tim Kerr proud of sons at USciences: Wes Kerr, a year younger, followed Garret to USciences and his story is just as remarkable.

Devils Athletics
dotCACC Playoffs: Winners of their respective south divisions, the top seeded men’s and women’s basketball teams open postseason play at home on Saturday.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC)
2 p.m. women vs. Post University
4:30 p.m. men vs. Bloomfield College

dotMen's head basketball coach Dave Pauley recorded his 200th career coaching win on Feb. 24. Congrats!

dotPress of Atlantic City: The Science of Scoring: Kerr smashing records:
The search for the best men's college basketball player in Philadelphia may end at Division II USciences.

dotPhilly.com: Philly's 2,000-point college scorers: Garret Kerr Tuesday became the USciences' all-time leading scorer.

dotKaitlyn Schmid Selected for WCBA Coaching Program

dotGet schedules, scores, and recaps for Devils athletics at devilsathletics.com

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Camups Update

USciences presented an honorary doctor of science degree (posthumously) to Martin Buchalter P’55, MS, founder of Parker Laboratories, as part of the University’s 194th Founders’ Day on Feb. 19. The honor was accepted on his behalf by his wife, Carol.


USciences Prepares Local High School Students for International Young Physicists’ Tournament: Physics faculty from USciences have spent the past few months helping students from Phoenixville Area High School polish their science and research skills before the competition in Thailand. | Pottstown Mercury story.

USciences Selected to Participate in Prestigious Research Program: USciences was one of 17 U.S. colleges and universities selected to participate in Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s prestigious Science Education Alliance: Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science Program (SEA-PHAGES) during the 2015-16 school year. | Experts Blog

'Simple Living' Reaps Health and Financial Benefits, According to USciences Research: Results from a recent unpublished study at USciences indicate that narrowing one’s possessions, activities, and thoughts can play a key role in boosting their mental and physical health. | KYW Newsradio | WOGL

College Students at High Risk for Flu: Biology prof Dr. Stacey Gorski and pharmacy prof Dr. Dan Hussar, provided tips to help prevent the flu from spreading on college campuses. | 6abc | NBC10

PCP Students Named Among 'Faces of Philly's Top Internships:' Three pharmacy students were featured among the Faces of Philadelphia's Top Internships – a list published by NerdScholar, a California-based non-profit aimed at helping students and their parents make the best decisions about their higher education.

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dotUSciences MLK Day: PHOTOS | VIDEO
dotTasty Drake's Grand Opening: PHOTOS | VIDEO
dotUSciences' MBA Program Ranked Among Nation's Elite
dot2015 Malis Lecture Explored the Ethos of Medicine
dotPCP Students Collect for We Feed the Homeless Philly
dotStudents Raised Awareness for the Fight Against Ebola
dotOT Student Reflects on Invaluable Field Work Experience
dotBLOG: Is Gilead’s Pricing of Hepatitis C Drugs Justified?
dotPHOTOS: Valentines for St. Christopher's Children's Hospital
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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.

Richard Kostrzewa
C‘65, MS, PhD, is editor-in-chief of the newly released Handbook of Neurotoxicity, a three-volume compendium, with 2,371 pages. He continues in his 17th year as editor-in-chief of the journal Neurotoxicity Research; and is former president and current council member of the Neurotoxicity Society.

Robert Stanek
P’77, MBA, was named CEO by Dabo Health and expands national presence.

Dennies Varughese
PharmD’02, JD, is one of six individuals to join Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. Dr. Varughese is a director in the Litigation Group and specializes in biotech and pharmaceutical patent litigation in district courts.

Isadore Wenocur
P’43, passed away on Dec. 8. He was 93. Mr. Wenocur proudly served in the Navy on a hospital ship in WWII, and was a pharmacist in Philadelphia for many decades. He is survived by his wife Sylvia; and sons Brian, Howard, and Michael.

Helene Beal Bruck
Bact’47 passed away on Jan. 31. She was 88. Ms. Bruck was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as a caseworker until her retirement in 1983.

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You're Invited to Cheer On the Devils this Saturday!

We are so proud of our women’s and men’s basketball teams and of their hard work, dedication, and passion, that have led them to the first round of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference playoffs.

Alumni Relations invites you to a casual tailgate, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Leonard Rosenberg P’80, to mingle and rally for our Devils. Please come out around 1:30 p.m. for light refreshments in the ARC classroom before heading to the Bobby Morgan Arena for the women’s game followed by the men’s game. Go Devils!

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC)
2 p.m. women vs. Post University
4:30 p.m. men vs. Bloomfield College

Two Alumni Inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame

USciences welcomed its two newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Athletic/Recreation Center. The inductees were Leah Shumoski PharmD'07, women's basketball; and Chris Welsh PharmD' 03, men's baseball. More photos here.

Left to right: Bob Heller, sports information director; Marc Caserio, interim athletic director; Leah Shumoski PharmD'07 (women's basketball); Chris Welsh PharmD'03; and Cynthia Rabideau, interim compliance officer.

Alumni Tie the Knot in Cape May

Alumni Kristin Katra PharmD’10 and Lucas Baird B’08 were married on Sept. 13, 2014, in Cape May, NJ. Kristin is the daughter of alumni Patricia (Kidston) and Henry Katra, both P’76. Pictured here, in top row: Patty and Henry Katra; Kristin Katra Baird, and Michael Katra. Bottom Row: Lucas Baird, dog Bailey, and Nick Katra PharmD’04.

You're Invited to Alumni Brunch in South Florida!

bulletSunday, March 1: An alumni brunch will be held in Highland Beach, FL, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Delray Sands Resort (formerly Holiday Inn, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, FL). The cost is $25 per person, and includes cocktails and a brunch buffet.

Questions? Contact Casey Ryan at ca.ryan@usciences.edu or 215.596.8570.

Alumni Award Nominations Due May 1

We welcome your feedback and nominations for the Alumni, Ivor Griffith Service, Young Alumnus, and Honorary Alumnus Awards. These awards are a featured part of the Alumni Reunion. To nominate someone, please submit your nomination to the Office of Alumni Relations no later than May 1. Forms may be submitted by downloading a nomination here, and can also be faxed to 215.895.1177, or mailed to:

Pat McNelly
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
University of the Sciences
600 S. 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please contact Pat with any questions you might have at 215.596.8856.