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September 2015
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

Talk about a return on a college investment: A new college scorecard by the U.S. Department of Education puts University of the Sciences graduates high on the list of top career earnings. The College Scorecard shows USciences grads earned the highest among Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware college graduates with a median annual income of $85,800 a decade after students enrolled. Read more at bit.ly/scorecardstory.

dotMEDIA: Philly Inquirer | Philadelphia Magazine | National Public Radio

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USciences in the News

dotFOX 19: Superfoods to Supercharge Your Fall: Alumna Sherry Torkos P'92 discussed healthy alternatives to "energy boosters” like pumpkin lattes.

dotAsbury Park Press: Moms raising huge sums for pediatric cancer research: Andrea Verdone Gorsegner hammered home the point in a recent speech to students at USciences.

Pharmacy Times: Pharmacist Provider Status: A Continued Struggle: For decades, pharmacists have touted their role as health care providers, said PCP prof Dr. Michael Cawley.

Camups Update
USciences and Salus University In Strategic Partnership Talks: The Boards of Trustees at USciences and Salus have agreed to discussions to consider forming a broad strategic partnership that could lead to a merger of the two educational healthcare institutions. | Philly Inquirer

USciences Receives $3.8 Million Gift: The gift came from the trust of alumnus Robert D. Spiers C’36, HonDSc’98, and is earmarked for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. | Philly Inquirer

Students Participate in White Coat Ceremonies: Nearly 160 PharmD students and more than 75 DPT students earned their white coats during each program's ceremony this month. Photos: PCP | PT

PT Student Says Doodling Can Aid Learning: Unless a student is in an art class, drawing during a lecture is usually frowned upon. But Zachary Dae DPT'19 is a firm believer that mindless scribbling may actually aid the learning process, not hinder it.

You're Invited to the 6th Annual Lois K. Cohen Lecture featuring Keynote Speaker Barbara Bush
Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy invites you to attend the sixth annual Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. This year's discussion features Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder
of Global Health Corps.

15th Annual Leahy Lecture at USciences
Samson College of Health Sciences invites you to attend the 15th annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5-8 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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dotProf Offers Tips for Gaining Experience in Medical Writing
dotVIDEO: USciences' Inaugural SEA-PHAGES Class
dotBLOG: From the Desk of the President
dotPHOTOS: Misher Festival featuring Michael Moss
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.

John Franceschini
P'66 MBA'70: In October/November, Franceschini's play Angel at my Door will be produced by Vienna Theatre Company in Vienna, Virginia.

Mitch G. Sobel
P'88 was appointed to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Task Force on the Regulation of Pharmacist Care Services by the president of NABP. The task force examines the provision of pharmacist care outside the traditional pharmacy setting. He is currently the director of pharmacy services for St. Joseph's Healthcare System in NJ.

Carrie James Pagliano
MPT'99 was elected vice president to the Section on Women's Health of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is director and primary mentor for the Women's Health Physical Therapy Residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Annie Abbate and David Kittle
, both DPT’11, were united in marriage on June 13. They honeymooned in Spain and now reside in Brooklyn, New York.


Herbert S. Garde
P’48, passed away on September 23, 2015.

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Alumna Stacy Rosemarin Returns to USciences

Stacy M. Rosemarin P’83 has returned to University of the Sciences to help engage and reconnect alumni with the campus community. She comes to the University having worked as a consultant pharmacist at Pharma-Care Inc., in New Jersey, for the past two years. Stacy is no stranger to the alumni relations office at USciences, as she previously served as the director of alumni relations from 1999 to 2008.
Read more at bit.ly/rosemarinreturns.

Legacy Families Attend PCP White Coat Ceremony

Several USciences legacy families attended the PCP White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 19 to share in the celebration of loved ones who received their white coats. Pictured above, from left to right: James Kaminski P'81 and daughters, Julia PharmD'19 and Lauren PharmD'21. His oldest, Jessica PharmD'13, is not pictured; she is stationed in Germany as a pharmacist in the U.S. Army.

Alumni Association Supported BPSOS Graduation

The USciences Alumni Association was honored to support the second annual BPSOS Graduation, held at USciences on Aug. 19. BPSOS is a Vietnamese organization that provides work-ready programs to local youth from all backgrounds. The organization’s Summer Youth Career Exploration Project is a six week internship that placed high school students in professional internships throughout Philadelphia and offered weekly professional development seminars. | Photos