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May 2015
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

194th Commencement Ceremony

"Giving the gift of your undivided attention to those you love and to your patients will make all of the difference in their lives and in yours."
- James C. Appleby P'87

University of the Sciences' class of 2015 assembled for the final time on May 20. The festive celebration at the Liacouras Center for the nearly 550 pharmacists, scientists, and healthcare practitioners marked an end of one milestone and the beginning of a path towards others. Joining the class of 2015 were honorary doctor of science degree recipients James C. Appleby P’87, RPh, 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.

dotCommencement: Photo Gallery | Videos | Program

Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony

The University's fourth annual bachelor's degree conferment ceremony was held on May 15 for approximately 200 students in the doctor of occupational therapy, doctor of physical therapy, and doctor of pharmacy programs.

dotConferment: Photo Gallery | Video | Program

dot2015 Commencement and Conferment Snapshot

For more on commencement and conferment,
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USciences in the News

dotIndia West: Alumna Hetal Vasavada BC'09 is competing on Fox's Master Chef. Her desire to cook really took off when she went to college at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

dotThe Food Network: Alumna Marybeth Sniadowski-Cole P’86 worked closely with the network's Restaurant: Impossible team to revamp her family-owned business, Lyon’s Pharmacy of Elkton. The episode aired on Wednesday, April 22.

dotNew York Times: 'Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger's Cat,' by Paul Halpern: This book review was published on May 3 and showcased the work of physics prof Dr. Halpern.

dotUSA Today: One place you wouldn't expect to find beer at college: In a classroom: Set to launch this August, University of the Sciences is now accepting applications for its new Brewing Science Certificate program.

dotPhilly.com: People in the News: PCP prof Dr. Pardeep Gupta has been named to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics. Rebecca Powers has been named director of corporate and foundation relations at USciences.

dotNBC11 Minneapolis: A medicine cabinet make-over: PCP alumna Sherry Torkos P'92 demonstrated a natural medicine cabinet make-over.

Camups Update
USciences' Business Programs Receive Full Accreditation: The Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business earned full, 10-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its BS and MBA programs.

Chemistry Prof Earns Teaching Award:
Dr. Madhu Mahalingam has been named the recipient of the Philadelphia Local Section of the American Chemical Society's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Chemical Science.

PA Student Says She Has 'Vast World of Medicine at Her Fingertips' at USciences: The first time Emily Strittmatter PA’17 stepped foot onto campus at USciences, she sensed a strong passion for science and healthcare education.

USciences at the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival (Photos): USciences was a sponsor of this citywide event, which was held April 24-May 2, and participated in the Science Carnival on the Parkway on May 2.

USciences Women's Hoops Star Lands Coaching Job: After setting a Division II record in assist-to-turnover ratio for the USciences' women's basketball team, Kaitlyn Schmid Psy'15 just landed a job as a graduate assistant coach at Southern Mississippi. | Asbury Park Press

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dotUSciences Presidential Search Update: May 2015
dotDIA Members Save on USciences Graduate Programs
dot2015 Student Leadership Award Honorees
dotPHOTOS: PCP Students Promote Healthy Hearts
dotUSciences Prof Receives 2015 Japan Residency
dotPharmacy Students Participated in 2015 Donor Dash
dotMore Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Achievements
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.

Lewis Gryziewicz
P'86 was named vice president of regulatory affairs at Macrocure, a clinical-stage biopharma company. Dr. Gryziewicz previously spent 16 years at Allergan, where he held senior-level positions within regulatory affairs.

Mary Bryant
PharmTox'89 was recently appointed to Penn School of Veterinary Medicine's newly created position of executive director of the Office of Students. Before joining Penn Vet, Dr. Bryant worked for Merial, a Sanofi company, in field veterinary services.

Lowena Tam
PharmD'06 was married to Raymond Lee on May 9 in New York. Tam is a pharmacist at the Derald H. Ruttenberg Treatment Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Read story.

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OT Students, Faculty, and Alumni Mingled at Event

The University's Delta Iota Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, a national honor society of occupational therapy, hosted "Dinner with a Scholar" on March 12. Diana Ramsay, president of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, was the guest speaker, and the event attracted students, faculty, and alumni. The USciences Alumni Association co-sponsored this event.

Legacy Families Gathered at Conferment Ceremony
Lisa Barabato McGinnis P'87 is pictured here with her daughter, Lauren DPT'16, during the University's fourth annual Bachelor's Conferment Ceremony on May 15. Siobhan Duffy P'84, BW'05, president of the Alumni Association, welcomed all BS graduates as official members of the alumni organization. Photos

PCP Grad is a Jack-of-all-Trades and Successful in Many
Alumnus Mayank Amin PharmD'09 is a pharmacist, community advocate, celebrity body double, and owner of an event-planning firm whose clients include the Philadelphia Phillies.
He is #ProvenEverywhere.

Click here to read his profile.