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June 2015
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University of the Sciences board chairman Marvin Samson HonAlm’96 (right), who has been serving as interim president since Jan. 1, will be stepping down from the interim president role and will be replaced by board vice chair Kate Mayes P’76, PharmD’78 (left). Replacing Dr. Mayes as vice chair is trustee Ken Murtha, who is currently leading the search for a new USciences president. These changes are effective July 13.

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USciences in the News

dotNBC 10: Alumna Shay McCray Talks Fight Against MS: Alumna Shay McCray DPT'12 discussed her battle against MS and her fundraising for the MS Society through the MS Muck Fest. Read here.

dotWHYY: High school team from Phoenixville to represent USA at World Physics Cup: Students and faculty from USciences are hosting practice skirmishes to help the high schoolers with their presentation and defense skills.

Philly Inquirer: Data are in: Philly millennials said 'meh' to mayoral primary:Philly has bloated voter rolls with voters who aren't here, especially in the University City area, home to Penn, Drexel, and USciences.

dotPhilly.com: What's in store for Philly Beer Week 2015: Beer scientists from USciences, Yards, Victory, and Dogfish Head will be at stations to give you data on your homebrew including SRM, pH, package CO2, turbidity, and total polyphenols during an event on May 31.

dotUSA Today: Philly colleges consider implementing 'yes means yes' sexual consent policy: This May 8 event brought testimonies from Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, USciences, and others, concerning sexual assault.

Camups Update
USciences Unveils Leadership Profile: Developed from the input of many campus stakeholders, the University's presidential search committee and search firm partners at Witt/Kieffer recently released the official leadership profile/job description for the next USciences president.

Dean Weighs in on SCOTUS Ruling: The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare subsidies was a big victory for residents of the Delaware Valley, said Dr. Andrew Peterson, John Wyeth Dean of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy. Read his blog here.

Recent Grad Applies Her USciences Education to New Job as Pharmaceutical Scientist: Armed with her hard-earned bachelor’s degree, Cheyanne Kocher PhSci’15 recently started her career as a pharmaceutical scientist at Lannett Company, Inc., a Philadelphia-based pharmaceutical company.

Misher College Professor Receives Prestigious USciences Award: Dr. Bela Peethambaran received USciences’ 2015 Lindback Foundation Award during the University’s 194th Commencement Ceremony on May 20.

Dr. Cathy Poon Assumes New Roles at USciences: Dr. Cathy Poon has been named the chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration and associate dean of interprofessional education for Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Marc Campolo Takes On Expanded Role in Samson College: With a commitment toward providing students with multidisciplinary healthcare experience, Dr. Marc Campolo has been named associate dean of interprofessional education for Samson College of Health Sciences.

Future Physician Assistants to Gain Hands-On Experience in Honduras: Aisha Malik PA’17 and Emily Kobayashi PA’17 will travel to Honduras from July 25-31 to provide free medical services to local residents.

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dotUSciences Gathered for Misher College Retiree Celebration
dotStudent-Athlete Provides Care to Poor Community in Jamaica
dotRECENT GRAD: Homebrewing Beer: The Basics
dotCelebrating Employee Service at USciences
dotPHOTOS: Honors Program's Summer Trip to Ireland
dotBob Heller Earned Special Sports Information Award
dotInstagram: 2015 Orientation for First Year Students
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.

Samuel R. Wetherill
P’97, MS has been appointed director of pharmacy supply chain and automation. Wetherill has provided leadership to the evening shift pharmacy operation of Christiana Hospital since 2007. In his new role, he will provide leadership in aligning the pharmacy supply chain with each service line.

Mark Garner
PharmD’10 and his wife, Jennifer, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Henry James Garner. He was born on April 9, in Hershey.

Veraaj Garachh
PharmD’12 was among 40 pharmacists selected to attend the prestigious American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Leadership Institute, held April 26 to May 1.

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Make Your 2015 Gift to USciences by June 30!

As the summer starts to heat up and our students participate in important summer classes and research opportunities, now is the time to make an impact. Gifts of any size support student scholarships and graduate fellowships, provide collaborative research opportunities, and benefit all aspects of the University of the Sciences student experience. By making a gift today, you ensure that our students and faculty can continue to excel. With your help, our graduates will continue to prove the legacy of the institution and be leaders in their respective fields. As we close our fiscal year, please make your tax-deductible donation by June 30, 2015.

Choose your area to support: University or Philadelphia College of Pharmacy-specific scholarship, Dean’s discretion, or areas of greatest need. Gifts can be made online, by phone at 215-596-8777, or by mail at USciences Institutional Advancement, 600 S 43rd St. Box 54, Philadelphia, PA, 19104.

PT Alumni United in DC for PT Day on Capitol Hill

Alumnae Carrie Pagliano DPT'99 and Brenna Reilly DPT'15 joined the more than 1,000 physical therapists and students who rallied on Capitol Hill and fanned out across the halls of Congress for more than 400 scheduled visits during American Physical Therapy Association's PT Day on Capitol Hill on June 4.