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July 2015
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences


Summer renovations on University of the Sciences' campus in 2015 are vast and varied, ranging from the construction of new research and learning spaces to replacing signage across campus and upgrading common areas like Wilson Dining Hall (pictured above). But they are tied together by one common thread: enhancing the overall student experience. For details on what to expect this fall, visit bit.ly/renovations15.


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dotPhilly Inquirer: On the Boards: Ken Murtha has been named vice chair of the board at USciences. He replaces Kathleen Mayes who was named interim president of the University. Board chairman Marvin Samson stepped down as interim president but will remain chairman. The changes took effect July 13.

dotPharmacy Times: Misconceptions that Pharmacists Need to Fight Against: Matthew Foreman PharmD’16 discusses some common misconceptions surrounding pharmacists.

dotCACC Beyond the Game: USciences Dan Pineda Helping to Provide Friendship, Happiness in Jamaica: The rising second-year student on USciences' baseball team has spent time during each of the past four years visiting Jamaica and the various living centers to help those who are less fortunate.

dotPhilly.com: Cabrini elects new Board of Trustees: Amalia M. Issa was newly elected to the board. Issa is a professor and chair of the department of health policy and public health at USciences.




Camups Update
Chemistry, Biochemistry Programs Deemed High Quality: The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has issued full seven-year accreditation to USciences' undergraduate biochemistry program. The chemistry, biochemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry programs have also been certified by the American Chemical Society.

PCP Student Says 'Pharmacists Play a Vital Role in Health Care:'
Deanna Bauerlein PharmD’16 witnessed the value of pharmacists playing a greater role in direct patient care during her clinical rotation at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

After Living Abroad, Young Alum Said 'USciences Prepared Him For Life: In just his first year as a USciences graduate, Patrick Connaghan PhB’14 lived in Ireland—where he completed his MBA courses, continued his basketball career, and coached at-risk youth.

Jamaican a Difference: PCP Students Complete Medical Mission Trip: Nearly a dozen pharmacy students and professors completed an interprofessional medical mission trip in Jamaica from June 3-12.

Men’s Athletics Program Earns 2014-15 CACC Sportsmanship Award: The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference recently announced the recipients of the 2014-15 CACC Sportsmanship Awards with University of the Sciences capturing the Men's Sportsmanship honor.


You're Invited to the 15th Annual Leahy Lecture!

Samson College of Health Sciences invites you to attend the 15th annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5-7 p.m. This year's discussion, "New Advances in the Management of Persons with Balance and Vestibular Disorders" features Dr. Susan L. Whitney, a physical therapy professor at University of Pittsburgh.

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dotDr. Kate Mayes Takes Over as Interim President
dotPresidential Search Update: July 2015
dotBLOG: Context is Crucial to Learning
dotWomen's Tennis Program Named an 'All-Academic Team'
dotDr. Dan Hussar's Column: Time Out!
dotWomen's Hoops Ranks High On Top 25 Team Honor Roll
dotPHOTOS: First-Year Biology Lab's GMO Projects
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.

CLASS NOTES:
1986
Linda (Bonnell) Hill
PharmD'86 has been named executive director of the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, a private, non-profit organization that has raised millions of dollars to support various healthcare services at Raritan Bay Medical Center. She most recently served as a senior director of development and capital campaign manager at Princeton HealthCare System.

1996
Troy Hamilton
PharmD'96 has been named chief commercial officer for Synergy Pharma, where he will be responsible for the company's overall commercial strategy and execution, and will implement marketing, sales, and commercial operations and infrastructure for the U.S. launch of plecanatide. Prior to joining Synergy, Hamilton held multiple leadership roles over a nine year period within Shire Pharmaceuticals' GI Business Unit.

2001
Pavan Tankha
PH/TX'01 and Hallie Therese George were married on Saturday, July 4, in Cleveland. Dr. Tankha is an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist with the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, and is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine.

2011
Lauren Wallis
PharmD'11 and John Michael Wilcha, both of Carbondale, Pa., will be united in marriage on Friday, Sept. 25. Wallis is a pharmacist at Figliomeni Pharmacy Care and the groom is a foreman at Canadian Pacific Railroad.

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Join Us for Happy Hour at the Shore this Saturday!

Vacationing at the Jersey Shore? If so, you’ll want to join fellow alums for a bit of fun in the sun at the annual USciences Happy Hour at the Shore this Saturday (Aug. 1), from 5-7 p.m., at the Springfield Inn (43rd St. and Pleasure Ave.) in Sea Isle City. This event is a great opportunity to reconnect and catch up with former classmates and friends. For more details, or to register online, visit usciences.edu/alumni/shorehappyhour. Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at 1-888-857-6264 or email alumnirelations@usciences.edu.


Young Alumni Happy Hour Set for Aug. 13

The classes of 2005 through 2015 are invited to come out to the Field House (1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia) for a Young Alumni Happy Hour on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 5-7:30 p.m. This local establishment is known for its American pub food and craft beer, and provides a great way to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Tickets are $7 if you register for the event by Aug. 10, and $10 at the door. They include two drink tickets and pub appetizers. Register by Aug. 10 to save: bit.ly/aug13happyhour.


Alumni Dinner to be Held in Boston on Aug. 17

Several USciences professors will be in Boston for the 250th Annual American Chemical Society Meeting, from Aug. 16-20. Whether you live in the area or are attending the conference, we invite you to join us for dinner Aug. 17, at Salvatore’s (545 Washington St.) at 5:30 p.m. For more info, or to register, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Casey Ryan, director of alumni relations, at ca.ryan@usceinces.edu.


Alumna Competes for Title of 'MasterChef' on TV

Hetal Vasavada BC'09 discovered her appreciation for cooking at University of the Sciences when she started cooking Indian meals for her classmates and friends, and then got obsessed with it. As a top 10 finalist, she is still competing for the top prize on Fox’s hit reality cooking series MasterChef. Read more here.