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February 2016
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University of the Sciences presented an honorary doctor of science degree to alumnus Dinesh C. Patel MS'75, PhD, managing partner of Patel Family Investments, during its 195th Founders' Day Ceremony on Feb. 18. Dr. Patel is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who embodies the mission and values of USciences. Special awards were also presented to current undergraduate and graduate students, a staff member, and a faculty member. Photo Gallery | Video


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dotPhilly Inquirer: Hard times on campus: Economics behind merger of Phila. U. and Jefferson: USciences, which has been consistently profitable and this month announced the end of a possible merger with Salus University, has been filling all the seats in its new physician assistant program.

dotPennsylvania Pharmacist: Sloan's Pharmacy: Giving Back to the Hometown Community: Pharmacy alumnus Jake Sherk and his partner Tim Zuch have worked in this pharmacy their entire lives.

dotPhilly Biz Journal: Law firm starts initiative to support emerging tech, life sciences clients: Philly biotech company LytPhage is a partnership between Temple, USciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

dotPhilly Inquirer: Business People on the Move: Pamela Ramanathan has been named director of financial aid at USciences.

dotCBS Philly: Philadelphia Residents Dig Out After Record Snowstorm: From the streets to the sidewalk, USciences student Mahima Singh PhD'19 says more should have been done.






USciences Prof Takes to the Airwaves to Talk Zika Virus



Biology prof Dr. Stacey Gorski BI'08 was all about Zika virus on Friday, Jan. 29. She taped a segment with 6ABC that aired in the 5 p.m. newscast, and was live throughout the 4, 5, and 6 p.m. NBC 10 newscasts, answering viewers' questions about the Zika virus on social media. Click here to watch the coverage.

dot6ABC: U.S. Healthcare Professionals Prepare For Zika Virus, But Say Don't Panic: Dr. Gorski said the Zika virus has been around since the late 1940s, but up until now, it was considered just a nuisance virus.

dotPhilly Voice: Philly residents unlikely to contract Zika virus: Zika's genomes are carried by RNA, which is far more susceptible to mutations than DNA, said Dr. Gorski.

dotKYW Radio: Philadelphia Health Officials Prepare For Eventual Arrival Of Zika Virus:
Zika has not arrived to Philly yet, but Dr. Gorksi is pretty sure that it will when the weather heats up this summer.

dotNew course offering to immerse students in 'Modern Vaccinology:' A new class offered in the Department of Biological Sciences sparks discussions about vaccines and immunization programs. | Twitter

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USciences Served the Community on MLK Day

Hundreds of USciences students, staff, and faculty honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., by serving the community on Jan. 18. They hosted a free health fair for residents of West Philadelphia, held an on-campus donation drive, and volunteered at various sites across the city. More info/photos here.

dotBiology Prof's Research Earns Prestigious Honor
dotStudents Raised Money for Sanfilippo Syndrome Research
dotUSciences Legacy Runs Deep in PCP Student's Family
dotAlum's Book Helps Children Understand the Hurt of Bullying
dotNearly 40 PA Students Earned their White Coats
dotPHOTOS: USciences Olympics 2016
dot2016 Malis Lecture to be Held on April 5
dotOP-ED: Halpern: Bowie, Kantner guided us toward the stars
dotUSciences Receives 2 American Institute of Physics Awards
dotMen's and Women's Basketball Enter CACC Tourney Play
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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.

CLASS NOTES:
1964
Joel Steinberg
B'64, MD, PhD, and two collaborators had their patent, "Apparatus for Promoting Blood Circulation," filed with the U.S. Patent Office in December. Joel is a hospitalist for Cooper University at Memorial Hospital of Salem County, NJ.

1985
Marc Rabin P'85, MD,
received The Outstanding Service Award at the Annual Meeting of the Maternal and Family Health Services on Oct. 28. In addition to serving as the Medical Director of Maternal and Family Health since 2008, Marc is a partner of an Ob/Gyn group practice in the Scranton area since 1996, is on the Medical Executive Committee at Moses Taylor Hospital, and is on the Clinical Faculty at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton.

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Save the Date: Upcoming Alumni Events in Florida

For more details about each event, or to RSVP, visit usciences.edu/alumni or contact Stacy Rosemarin P'83 at s.rosemarin@usciences.edu or 215.817.9418.


Four Alums Joined USciences Athletics Hall of Fame


USciences welcomed its four newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 13. Left to right: Alumni Association President Siobhan Duffy P'84, BW'05 with inductees Heather Coyle Scannell MS'00 (softball), Gene Willard PharmD'07 (basketball), Pete Dalidowicz C'90 (rifle), and John Poole P'54 (posthumously; basketball), who were honored between the men's and women's basketball games against Post University. | Photos



USciences alumnae Delaila Aryee DPT'11 and Lyndsay Brown DPT'11 recently opened the doors to a new fitness and physical therapy private practice in West Philadelphia. Their business, Vital Step Physical Therapy and Fitness, was conceptualized in the summer of 2014 with the goal of creating a patient-centered physical therapy practice with a complementary focus on health and fitness. Read more here.