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April 2015
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More than 250 students and faculty showcased the diversity and growth of research pursuits on campus during the 13th annual Research Day and 28th annual John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 9. Renowned bioethicist Dr. Arthur L. Caplan delivered the Krantz Lecture entitled, "The Ethics of Compassion: New Drugs, Desperate Patients, and Corporate and Government Responsibilities?" PHOTOS | VIDEO

Research Day Spotlight | Students and faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy at USciences recently completed a study which may provide healthcare professionals with insight into improved balance and strength-training strategies to prevent tumbles by the elderly. They worked closely with more than a dozen men and women at a senior center in Northeast Philadelphia during a five-week, balance-training exercise program. | KYW Radio Clip

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Friday, April 24 to Saturday, May 2
dot2015 Philly Science Festival
Friday, May 1
dotSpring semester ends
Monday, May 4
dotSummer classes begin
Friday, May 15
dotBS Conferment Ceremony
Wednesday, May 20
dot194th Commencement Ceremony
Monday, May 25
dotMemorial Day; University closed
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USciences in the News

dotKYW Radio: Study: Little Can Mean A Lot For Elderly When Preventing Falls: Spending just a few weeks working to improve balance can make a big difference in strength and flexibility, according to a study at USciences. | Audio clip

dotNational Wildlife: Gardening Tips for Seniors:
Start slow and work your way into shape, says OT prof Dr. Paula Kramer.

Philly Inquirer: Science icon who struggled with fame: April 18 marked the 60th anniversary of Albert Einstein's death – this op-ed was written by physics professor Dr. Paul Halpern.

dotPatch: Phoenixville Physics Team Needs Help to Fund Trip to Thailand:
High schoolers have spent hours conferring with professors at USciences.

dotCBS Philly: USciences was mentioned as a sponsor of the Delaware Valley Science Fairs. Meteorologist Katie Fehlinger was a celebrity guest judge at the fair on April 1.

Devils Athletics
dotPHOTO GALLERY: Student-Athlete Appreciation Night

dotSchmid Sets NCAA Single Season Mark For Assist-to-Turnover Ratio

dotSoftball Team Hit School Record: Four Triples in Win Over PhillyU

dotBob Heller Named the 2015 ECAC-SIDA Kenworthy Award Winner

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

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Camups Update
May Commencement and Conferment Ceremonies at USciences: The 194th commencement ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 20, at 1 p.m., in the Liacouras Center at Temple University. The keynote speakers are James C. Appleby P’87, RRh, MPH, executive director and CEO of the Gerontological Society of America; and Stephen G. Brush, distinguished University of Maryland professor of the history of science (Emeritus). The fourth Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony is set for Friday, May 15, at noon, in the ARC. Alumnus Keith Marmer MPT’89, DPT’04, MBA’10 will be the keynote speaker.

USciences at the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival: A citywide collaboration that runs April 24-May 2, the PSF unites 210 of the region's most influential institutions and museums to showcase science and technology. USciences is a sponsor and will participate in the Science Carnival on the Parkway on May 2.

USciences Brews New Certificate Program: USciences is ready to turn a passion for brewing into an exciting, highly-rewarding career through the mid-Atlantic region's first Brewing Science Certificate. KYW Radio | Philly.com | Philly Magazine

PCP Student Takes Third Place in Prestigious U.S. Pharmacy Competition: Viha Dave PharmD'16 took third place at the 2015 National Patient Counseling Competition, held during the American Pharmacists Association Academy's (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition last month in San Diego.

OT Students Assist SEPTA Travelers with Cognitive Disabilities: Aspiring occupational therapists at USciences have spent the past three months helping local high school students with intellectual disabilities learn important life skills, such as navigating SEPTA's buses, trains, and trolleys. | NBC10 | Philly Voice

Varis Breakfast Program: Making Women's Health a Priority: USciences, through the generosity of the Agnes Varis Charitable Trust, recently hosted Dr. Donna E. Shalala, president of University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, on April 20 at the Union League of Philadelphia. | Photos

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dotKevin Murphy Receives 2015 Japan Residency from OAH
dotPT Student Gains 'Real World' Pediatric Experience at CHOP
dotUpcoming Grad Describes USciences as 'Life Changing'
dot66 Students Inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
dotOnline DrOT Program Helps Working Mother Reach Her Goals
dotPHOTO GALLERIES: | APhA Fashion Show | International Talent Show | Student Appreciation Day
dotCARE Week Raised Hundreds for Cancer Research | Photos
dotPCP Students Participated in Pharmacy Legislative Day
dotKappa Phi Gamma, Inc. Sorority Hosts 'Taste of India'
dotMore Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Student News
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.

Harry J. Leonhardt, Esq. P'79, was appointed as senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer of Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. He most recently served as senior vice president of legal and compliance, and corporate secretary for Amylin Pharmaceuticals.

Janice E. Miner
P'88 recently participated in a roundtable discussion about family businesses. She said the key to keeping her family-owned pharmacy profitable is to focus on the benefits a small, family-operated pharmacy provides.

Michelle Stringer
DPT'11 was featured in an article in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, entitled, "Meet your local firefighter."

Jessica Kaminski
PharmD’13 completed her Captains Career Course, a training that every captain in the United States Army attends. She specializes in “army medicine." The course was completed at Fort Sam, Houston, Texas, with other army captains, including doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists, nurses, psychologists, healthcare administrators, and other pharmacists.

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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, which will be held Oct. 23-25, 2015. 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 or p.mcnelly@usciences.edu.

Alumni Gathered in Nashville During AOTA Conference

USciences alumni, faculty, and students had the opportunity to mingle which each other during a Nashville Alumni Reception on April 17. This event was held during the American Occupational Therapy Association's Annual Conference & Expo and gave alumni the chance to network, see old friends, and hear the latest news from USciences.

PCP Alumni Reunited at APhA Conference in Cali

USciences was well-represented at the recent American Pharmacists Association (APhA) meeting in San Diego, and pharmacy students, alumni, and faculty networked with their peers at various events. USciences co-hosted a reception for Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association’s alumni members on March 28, and the event attracted alumni, faculty, and students. The Office of Alumni Relations also hosted an alumni reception on March 29.

Alumni Association Inducts New Leadership Team

The University’s Alumni Association recently inducted newly elected officers and directors during its board of directors general meeting on April 2. Pictured from left to right: Hong Jin Na Ph/Tox ’92, BW’01, president-elect; Leo Ross P’73, director; Elizabeth A. Fusco P’63 director; Siobhan Duffy P’84, BW’05, president; S. Rogers Wetherill P’68, past president; Victoria R. Elliott P’87, vice president; Christine Secula Jump P’74, director; Jeanette Litts P’78, director; and Stacy Gorski B’08, director.