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.
6ABC: 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.
Philly 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.
KYW 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.
New 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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.