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September 2014
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences


USciences Gathered to Celebrate the Completion of its IPEX: USciences president Dr. Helen Giles-Gee was joined by the University community, local and state lawmakers, as well as Philadelphia residents and organizations, at a ribbon cutting ceremony officially marking the completion of the University's Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX) on Thursday, Sept. 18.

To learn more about the IPEX, visit usciences.edu/IPEX | Photos | 6ABC coverage | Video


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Upcoming Events
Saturday, October 18
dotFamily Fall Fest
Friday, October 24
dotUSciences' Pink-a-Thon
Thursday, October 30
dot5th Annual Lois K. Cohen Lecture
Saturday, November 1
dotPCP White Coat Ceremony
dotHealthy Lifestyles Scholarship Comp.
Friday, November 7
dotUSciences Service Award Dinner
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USciences in the News

dot6abc: Staying Fit As Kids Go Back To School: Featuring USciences VP Carrie Collins and kinesiology prof Karin Richards.

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WHYY: Tackling Ebola, drawing on Philadelphia: As a policy analyst for the president of Sierra Leone and armed with a master's degree in public health from USciences, Samuel Dilito Turay wants to do more to stop the spread of the disease. Listen here.

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Philly Tribune: More colleges digitalizing traditional bookstore:
USciences took the bold step of shuttering its traditional bookstore on Woodland Avenue and renovating the space to provide more on-campus dining options, officials said.

dotCBS Sports: Adderall the new drug of choice for many major-leaguers: Pharmacy prof Dr. Dan Hussar weighed in on Adderall abuse among professional athletes.

dotWHYY: Pregnant Pa. inmates continue to be shackled, despite state law: Health policy student Danyell Williams PhD'18 is featured in this article.

dotTimes-Leader: Ligotski making the most of her times: Brianna Ligotski DPT'18 does just great competing in women’s cross country for the Devils.

Camups UpdateUSciences and Burlington County College Formalize Transfer Agreement: A transfer articulation agreement signed on Sept. 24 guarantees seats in two USciences programs for students earning their associates degree at BCC. | Video

Ladies: Don’t Slack on Your Preventative Health Care, Says USciences Prof: As young women across the United States adapt to their busy college lifestyles, physician assistant studies professor Joan Ward, urges them to stay on top of their preventative health screenings.

PCP Prof to be Honored at Philly Biz Journal's 2014 Innovation Awards: Dr. Pardeep Gupta, professor of pharmaceutics, has been honored as a 2014 Innovation Awards recipient in the Educator/Researcher of the Year category. Winners will be recognized on Oct. 23.

OT Students, Faculty Attend AOTA's Hill Day: Sixty students and faculty from the OT program joined the more than 550 OT practitioners and students from across the nation for this year's American Occupational Therapy Association Capitol Hill Day in D.C., on Sept. 15. | Photos


You're Invited to the 5th Annual Lois K. Cohen Lecture!
Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy invites you to attend the fifth annual Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5:30 p.m. This year's discussion, "Making Healthcare as Accessible as Coca-Cola®" features Dr. Eric Bing, co-author of "Pharmacy on a Bicycle."

More Headlines

dotCasey Ryan to Lead Alumni Relations at USciences
dotPCP Students Explore Pharmaceutical Agency Careers
dotQuang & Alvarez-Moreno Earn CACC Women's Tennis Awards
dotPhysics Prof to Explore Solar System, Cosmology with Youth
dotVIDEO: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted: PT | OT
dotAugust Research Activities
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dotBiomedical Writing Student's Peer Review Article Published
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:
2000
Melissa Butler
PharmD'00 was appointed to head of population health for Insurer Argus Group. She previously worked as an assistant investigator and pharmacy residency preceptor for Center for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta.

2011
Jack Korbutov
PharmD'11 officially opened the doors to his Crossfit Rittenhouse gym on Sept. 13. He is also owner of The Art of Medicine in Center City.

2012
Bryan William Gushen PharmD'12 and Mary Rosalie Ziegler were married on July 12, in Kulpmont, Pa. Bryan is employed as a staff pharmacist at Albright Care Services in Lewisburg, Pa.

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Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014: Alumni, friends, and faculty returned to campus to celebrate this year's Alumni Reunion Weekend on Sept. 18-21. Prior to an all-alumni reception, alumni award ceremony and dinner dance on Saturday, the Class of 1964 privately celebrated their 50-year milestone reunion at a cocktail reception. Click here to see more photos from reunion weekend.

2014 Alumni Association award recipients:

  • Annual Alumni Award: Gerald Meyer P'73, PharmD'74
  • Ivor Griffith Service Award: Col. S. Rogers Wetherill P'68
  • Young Alumnus Award: James Hoffman P'00, PharmD'01
  • The Honorary Alumnus Award: Bernard J. Brunner, PhD
Left to right: Kristin Nocco P'91, Sean Hennessy P'89, and Stephanie Bean MPT'89. Several PCP alums gathered for a photo with pharmacy professor Dr. Dan Hussar.

Left to right: Robert Spera P'88, chair of Awards Committee; James Hoffman P’00, Young Alumnus Awardee; Col. S. Rogers Wetherill III, P’68, Ivor Griffith Service Awardee; Bernard J. Brunner, PhD, Honorary Alumnus Awardee; and Gerald E. Meyer P’73, PharmD’74, Annual Alumnus Awardee.


Pharmacy Alumnus Featured in the News

Alumnus Kris Hunsicker PharmD'03 gets back to old-school pharmacy’s mortar-and-pestle roots with personalized compounds and tailor-made-for-you medications at his Fishtown Pharmacy. Click here to read an article about his pharmacy in Philadelphia magazine.


Mark Your Calendar for Family Fall Fest on Oct. 18

You're invited to celebrate USciences' pride at Family Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 18. This annual event brings the campus to life with students and their families, alumni and friends, and faculty and staff, for a festive and activity-packed day.