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May 2015 Insider Story Continuations - Back to the Newsletter

Faculty, Staff, and Student News and Achievements

dotMaster of public health candidate Joyce Suarez MPH’16 was accepted into the highly-competitive Mount Sinai School of Medicine International Exchange Program for Minority Students. He will be studying in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

dotFaculty in the Department of Occupational Therapy presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) 95th Annual Conference & Expo (April 16-19) in Nashville.

dotDr. David Perlman, visiting assistant professor of health policy and public health, presented, “The Use of Technology to Enhance the Moral Diagnostic Skills of Nurses in Training,” at the National Nursing Ethics Conference (NNEC), on March 19, in Los Angeles. He also presented, “What the Frak? Medical, Research & Military Ethics Issues in Battlestar Galactia,” at the Pop Culture Association Annual Meeting, on April 4, in New Orleans.

Alumni Class Notes Continued

P'79 recently became a member of the 2014-15 class of the Pharmacy Leadership Academy through the American Society of Health‑System Pharmacists.

PhD'85 is a Forbes contributor. He is a pharmacologist, freelance science and medical writer, educator, and speaker with a passion for public understanding of science and medicine. He earned his PhD in pharmacology and therapeutics from the University of Florida, and a BS in toxicology from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He reports on all things pharmaceutical and scientific from the Research Triangle Park area in North Carolina.

P'90, PharmD’99 was promoted to vice president of operations at Lehigh Valley Hospital's Muhlenberg campus. He's responsible for overseeing the network's pharmacy, imaging, pain management, security, emergency preparedness, and air/ground transport operations.

P'92 was recently a guest speaker for Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment's Healthy on the Hills series. She discussed her role as the owner of the Chestnut Hill Pharmacy, as well as shared her thoughts on this year’s flu symptoms, vitamins and supplements, the role of insurance, vaccination and addressed several inquiries from the attendees.

DAVID A. WOOD P'92, DO, FAAFP was appointed to the Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers as a board certified family physician. Dr. Wood has been practicing medicine at WMCHC’s Hamlin Family Health Center since the beginning of July. Prior to completing his medical degree, he worked as a pharmacist in the Hamlin and Honesdale areas. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he rose to the rank of Major. He most recently held the position of medical director at the Sullivan County Medical Center, in Laporte.

P'93 was promoted to administrator of pharmacy services at Lehigh Valley Hospital's Muhlenberg campus. In this role, Lenich oversees all of pharmacy responsibilities.

P'94, BW’05 in March, 2015 Ms. Gerhart, as a mother of a child with Down syndrome wrote to A.C. Moore about featuring people with Down syndrome in Ads. The company featured a little girl with Down syndrome in one of their ads. She stated in her letter that she spends a lot of her time raising awareness, raising funds and trying to make a difference for people with Down syndrome. To her amazement, A.C. Moore sent an email to 2 million people about "Changing the Face of Beauty," the campaign for inclusive advertising. This has now become a daily practice for the company. In March, Julie was awarded the Bowl of Hygeia Award during the Annual APhA convention in San Diego. The Bowl of Hygeia Award Program was developed by the A.H. Robins Company more than 50 years ago to recognize pharmacists across the nation for outstanding service to their communities.

P'97 was inducted into the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the association’s recent banquet at University of the Sciences.

PhD'11 had a feature article in Drug Development & Delivery “The Importance of the Right Formulation in Topical Drug Development." Dr. Nalamothu is CEO and Co-founder of Tergus, which specializes in complete topical development services, analysis, testing, manufacturing for clinical trials, and regulatory support. He earned his PhD in pharmaceutics from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.


P’54, 83, of Claymont, Delaware, passed away on April 11, surrounded by his family and friends at St. Francis Hospital at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; children Kathleen (John) Feathers, Michael, Richard (Deborah); and grandchildren, Jonathan, Alison, Rebecca, Juian, Jessica, Nathaniel and Elizabeth.

P’67, passed away on October 25, at the age of 72. He was a retired pharmacist, who worked in the Philadelphia region. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia (Kafitz) Cable, and is the father of Sheri (Shawn) Phillips and the late Barbara Cable; along with four grandchildren.

PharmD’71, of Haddon Township, New Jersey, passed away on March 31, at the age of 70. He served as director of pharmacy at Penn Presbyterian Hospital from 1976 to 2008. He is survived by his wife Patricia (McGovern) Haughey; his children Edmund (Brooke) and Karen (Mark) DeWane; and grandchildren Erin, Quinn, Isla, and Cole.

P’74, Exton, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 11, at the age of 69. He owned and operated a pharmacy in Downingtown, and was an avid sports fan; he especially loved the Phillies and Penn State Football. He is survived by his wife, Louise, and is the loving father of Richard (Christina) Koup and Suzanne Koup Larsen (Scott); and grandchildren, David and Matthew Koup and Anna and Ian Larsen. He is also the brother of Dr. Richard Koup (Carol), Charles E. Koup (Gail) and Barbara Grace Turner (Thomas).

P’81, of Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 27, at the age of 60. He started his own medical communications company, which flourished throughout his life. He was a member of many area organizations including Rose Valley Borough Council, Boy Scouts of America, and Town Watch. He was also a committeeman and treasurer for the Rose Valley Republican Committee. He is survived by his wife Donna (Croce) Josbena, daughter Erika (Austin) Van De Vyvere, son Matthew, mother Alman Josbena, sister Jeanne (James) Carlson and brother Manuel Josbena.

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