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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

1964
JOEL STEINBERG B’64
, PhD, MD has joined the Cooper University Health System medical staff as a hospitalist at the Memorial Hospital of Salem County, NJ. As a member of the medical advisory board and board of directors of the Guillain-Barre Syndrome/CIDP Foundation International he represented patients with these rare paralyzing neurological disorders at an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill this past April.

1965
RICHARD M. KOSTRZEWA C’65, MS ’67
, PhD is Editor-in-Chief of the newly released Handbook of Neurotoxicity (Springer NY), a three-year volume compendium, with 2371 pages. He continues in his 17th year as Editior-in-Chief of the journal Neurotoxicity Research; and is former President and current Council Member of the Neuroxicity Society.

1966
JOHN FRANCESCHINI P’66
, MBA his play HERMAN’S WEDDING was aired on Spokane Public Radio (NPR affiliate) KPBX on March 9.

1968
FRANK CHRZANOWSKI P’68
presented a seminar entitled “In pharmaceuticals, sometimes problem solving means solving problems,” at Jacksonville University’s Science and Engineering Lecture Series (SELS). This presentation was offered to undergraduate students in Math, Science and Engineering degree programs. http://users.ju.edu/hduong/SELS/

1969
PHILIP P.GERBINO P’69, PharmD’70
an award-winning global pharmaceutical consultant was appointed by SCILEX Pharmaceuticals as a Strategic Advisor. Dr. Gerbino has been recognized with leadership awards from pharmaceutical giants such as Merck and Proctor and Gamble, reflecting a career which has seen him counsel significant industry players on market access in Asia, Europe and the U.S. He is currently President Emeritus of University of the Sciences and has been Chairman-Elect of the American Pharmaceutical Association among a host of other senior industry and academic board positions.

1972
LUCY BARTKOW MALMBERG P’76
was honored as the Alumnus of the Year by the Delaware County Christian School on Saturday, March 21.

1975
PATRICIA CLANCY KIENLE P’75
adjunct associate professor of pharmacy, earned the Board of Directors Award for Distinguished Leadership in Pharmacy Practice from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists at the association’s 49th Midyear Clinical Meeting.

1976
PATRICIA KIDSTON KATRA, MARK KATRA, SANDY BUBRI SZILAGYI AND MARK SZILAGYI, all P’76
, along with their children also alumni were featured in an article in the March issue of Phoenixville InCommunity Magazine. They are co-owners of Gateway Pharmacy since the 1980s.

RENEE TANNEBAUM P’76was appointed as a new member of Zogenix, Inc.'s board of directors in February. Dr. Tannebaum currently serves as the Head of Global Customer Excellence of AbbVie, Inc., where she is responsible for building commercial capabilities for the organization.

1978
COLLEEN ORTMANN KAYDEN P’78
was inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor at Penn Manor High School. During high school Kayden played field hockey and basketball as well as clarinet in the band. She is a past president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association and a past chair of the Lancaster Community Plan board of directors.

1981
EDWARD BECHTEL P’81
received the 21st annual “Spirit Award” presented by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce. As a past president of the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, Bechtel has made serving others and the community a priority and passion.

1983
CATHERINE BURNS PURZYCKI B’83
, MS was recognized as USciences Academic Advisor for 2015.

1984
PARDEEP GUPTA MS’84
has been named to the Burrroughs Wellcome Fund Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Chair was established in 1995 in honor of Silas M. Burroughs and Sir Henry S. Wellcome, two graduates of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences.

1986
MARYBETH SNIADOWSKI-COLE P’86
, owner of Lyons Pharmacy, Elkton, Maryland, welcomed Food Network’s host of Restaurant Impossible, Robert Irvine. The pharmacy has been in operation since 1875. The pharmacy/food connection stems from the vintage luncheonette located in the front end of the pharmacy that serves up home-style platters to the local townspeople of Elkton. The Restaurant Impossible episode aired on the Food Network in April.

1987
WAYNE HOUCK Tox’87
, MBA is the new pastor of Trinity Lighthouse in Royersford, PA. In February, he stepped away from a career in pharmaceutical research. He has a master’s of divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, specializing in evangelism and church growth.

JAMES C. APPLEBY P’87, RPh, MPH, executive director and CEO of the Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s leading interdisciplinary professional membership organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging was conferred an Honorary Degree at the 194th USciences commencement on May 20, 2015.

SHERRY TOKOS P’92 was featured on KARE 11 News @4, for a segment titled, "A medicine cabinet make-over to show us how we can do a natural medicine cabinet make-over." Tokos is a holistic health author and pharmacist, certified fitness instructor and health enthusiast who enjoys sharing her passion with others.

CAROLINE GAITAN-MARRA P’94 was a guest speaker during career day at her son’s third grade class. On Thursday, May 14, 2015, she shared her pharmacy experiences to the class. Not only did the class enjoy her presentation and the USciences video, they were thrilled with receiving USciences swag.

1995
DONALD BRINDISI P’95,
pharmacy manager at the Masons Masonic Villages, he was featured in the Pennsylvania Pharmacist, Pharmacy Spotlight in June 2015. Donald focused his time on researching new regulations an implementing them properly. He is always looking for new ways to improve efficiencies in order to better serve close to 600 residents of this community. With the recent purchase of a TCGRX Inspect-RX Machine, a device that has the ability to check 60 bags of medication per minute by taking photographic images of the packets and indicating their correct contents. With this new technology, it takes an average pharmacist only 20 to 30 minutes to check on the entire neighborhood’s medications, instead of the hour and half it used to take two pharmacists to check. The pharmacy provides services to all of the residents located on campus. (Much more to this article but tried to hi-lite the important factors).

1996
DANIEL LEWIS MULLENIX P’96
and Stacie Jean Cummins were united in marriage on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Chirst Community Church in Boonsboro, PA.

1997
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.

2009
MAYANK AMIN PharmD’09
received his MBA from Villanova University in May.

HETAL VASAVADA BC ’09, MS won herself an apron to join the “Master Chef” kitchen on the Season 6 premiere May 20, becoming the first Hindu vegetarian chef on the show. Her desire to cook really took off when she went to college at USciences.

2015
KAITLYN SCHMID Psy’15
after setting a Division II record in assist-to-turnover ratio for the University of the Sciences’ women’s basketball team, the point guard and former Howell High School standout has accepted the position of graduate assistant coach at Southern Mississippi.

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