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October 2015
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

Left to right: Dr. Andrew Peterson, John Wyeth Dean of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy; Barbara Bush; Dr. Lois K. Cohen; and USciences Interim President Dr. Kathleen R. Mayes.

Former first daughter Barbara P. Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, headlined the sixth annual Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health at University of the Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 22. She shared her personal journey in developing the organization as well as discussed how it has grown and helped improve health disparities in the countries it serves. Read more at bit.ly/cohen15.

dotMEDIA: NBC 10 Clip | Photos | GHC Fellowship Application

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Saturday, October 31
Family Fall Fest
Tuesday, November 3
dotAlpha Chi Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Friday, Nov. 27
dotThanksgiving recess, no classes
dotUniversity closed Nov. 26 and 27
Saturday, December 5
Bobby Morgan Ceremony/Hoops Game
Friday, December 18
PA White Coat Ceremony
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Thursday, Dec. 24 to Friday, Jan. 1
Winter break; University closed
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USciences in the News

dotPhilly Inquirer: Government scorecard rates colleges based on your future salary: The clear local winner was the USciences, with a median income of $82,203 after loan payments.

dotPharmacy Times: USciences Produces More Top Earners Than UPenn: The first college in the country to teach pharmacy produces higher earners than UPenn.

dotU.S. News and World Report: Are You Nature-Deprived?:
USciences prof Dr. Heidi Freeman believes humans have an evolutionary need to be near nature.

dotBuzzFeed: Top 10 Reasons To Get The Flu Vaccine: Biology prof Dr. Stacey Gorski uses her creativity to persuade people to get a flu shot this year.

dotPharmacy Times: Choosing an Anticoagulant for Afib: PCP prof Dr. Sarah Spinler explains why some patients with atrial fibrillation should be prescribed a new oral anticoagulant instead of warfarin.

Camups Update
Lifestyle Factors Could Put College-Age Women at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer: Breast cancer prevention needs to become a shared conversation among women of all ages because it can strike at any age, said pharmaceutical sciences prof Dr. Isabelle Mercier. | KYW Radio

USciences Encourages Teens to Turn Healthy Living Ideas into Cash: More than $10,000 in scholarships and cash prizes are at stake for local high school students at the sixth annual Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship Competition at USciences.

PT Students Recognized at Leahy Lecture: Nearly 160 physical therapists, faculty, and students attended the 15th annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Oct. 15. Tara Farnitano DPT'16 and Christine Kettle DPT'16 were selected as the recipients of this year’s Patricia Leahy scholarships. | Photos

PCP Student Explored Regulatory Side of Pharma: Naiya Patel PharmD'17 recently completed a regulatory intelligence internship with Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.

Misher Student Takes 2nd Place at UMBC Research Symposium: Vivian Pham MT'17 placed second at the Undergraduate Research Symposium held at University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Oct. 3.

Students, alumni, and friends of USciences are encouraged to attend a Homecoming Basketball Game and Bobby Morgan Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 5, as the men's and women's basketball teams take on Holy Family University.

The women's game will tip off at 1 p.m., and a ceremony will immediately follow to honor former athletic director and men's basketball coach Bobby Morgan for his induction into the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference Hall of Fame. The men's game will start around 3:30 p.m. (after the ceremony), and an alumni reception will be held during the game in a classroom overlooking the court.

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dotPCP Student Recognition Ceremony: Photo Gallery | PharmTox Alumni Speaker | PharmSci Alumni Speaker
dotAlumnus Col. S. Rogers Wetherill Elected to USciences' BOT
dotMarvin Samson to be Honored by Central HS
dotUSciences' Got Talent Benefited Local Organization
dotBLOG: Daraprim–The Ultimate Drug Pricing Outrage?
dotPHOTOS: Late Night Madness
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.

Wedgewood Pharmacy, co-founded by Lucy Malmberg P'72 and her late husband George P'72, received the annual Award for Excellence from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association on Oct. 14. The award recognized the company’s contribution to the state’s economic growth through the expansion of its business. Wedgewood Pharmacy is one of the largest U.S. compounding pharmacies and the nation's largest animal-health compounding pharmacy. Read more.

Sean Hennessy
PharmD'90, PhD, a professor of epidemiology at UPenn's Perelman School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine. Members are elected by their peers for distinguished contributions to medicine and health.

Gretchen A. Welby
P'92, PharmD, MS, was named a lecturer in biology at University of Scranton. As a licensed pharmacist, she was most recently an adjunct faculty member at Marywood University and Keystone College.

Rajeshwar Motheram
PhD'07 has been appointed vice president of pharmaceutical development of SCYNEXIS, Inc., effective Oct. 1. Prior to joining SCYNEXIS, Dr. Motheram held various senior positions at The Medicines Company, and most recently served as vice president of pharmaceutical development.


Herbert Henry Garde
P'48, of Ventnor, NJ and Boynton Beach, FL, passed away on Sept. 23, at the age of 92. He was born in Philadelphia and was a veteran of World War II. Herb often attended events hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, and he established the Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy at USciences in 1996. He was a retired vice president of McKesson Corporation and served as a member of several professional organizations. Read more.

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Alumni Reunion Weekend 2015: Alumni, friends, and faculty returned to campus to celebrate this year's Alumni Reunion Weekend on Oct. 22-25. Prior to an all-alumni reception, alumni award ceremony, and dinner dance on Saturday, the class of 1965 privately celebrated their 50-year milestone reunion at a special dinner on Friday night. Click here to see more reunion photos.

2015 Alumni Association award recipients:

Young Alumnus Awardee Mayank Amin PharmD'09 and Stacy Rosemarin P'83. Alumni attended Oktoberfest at Yards Brewing Co. to celebrate the launch of the University's Brewing Science Program.

Left to right: Beth (Ginsberg) Ashry-Fishel P’90, Brian Walker P’90, Christina Park-Ehlers P’90, PharmD; and Angela (Nista) McNabola PH/TX’90 share a champaign toast to celebrate their 25th reunion.

We have a special limited-time offer for our alumni while we put the final touches on our new USciences Spirit Shop.
Our online Pop Up Spirit Store is offering free shipping on USciences shirts, hats, sweatpants, and hoodies.

Orders must be placed by Nov. 7!

MasterChef Contestant Returned to USciences

The USciences student chapter of the American Chemical Society and EPIC (Expressions of Philadelphia's Indian Culture) hosted a Meet and Greet event with MasterChef Season 6 contestant and alumna Hetal (Sheladia) Vasavada BC'09, on Oct. 6. Hetal credits her culinary start to her time at USciences and she discussed how she uses chemistry in her cooking. Video | Photos

Alumni Dinner Held in Boston during ACS Meeting

Several USciences alumni, faculty, and staff reunited in Boston at an alumni dinner held during the 250th Annual American Chemical Society Meeting on Aug. 17. They had the opportunity to mingle with former classmates and professors as well as hear about updates and news from USciences.