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November 2015
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

This year's Family Fall Fest brought the University of the Sciences campus to life on Saturday, Oct. 31. The campus community engaged students' families and friends in a variety of activities, such as brunch, home athletic games, and a student organization festival that provided entertainment for all ages. | Photos

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Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Friday, Nov. 27
dotThanksgiving recess, no classes
dotUniversity closed Nov. 26 and 27
Saturday, December 5
Bobby Morgan Ceremony
dotHomecoming Hoops Games
Friday, December 18
PA White Coat Ceremony
dotLast day of fall semester
Thursday, Dec. 24 to Friday, Jan. 1
Winter break; University closed
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USciences in the News

dotPhilly Business Journal: The $1 million one-shot cure: PCP prof Dr. Dan Hussar said multiple factors come into play when a pharmaceutical company sets a price for a new product.

dotPhilly Inquirer: High-tech boot could speed healing: PT prof Dr. David Logerstedt said he and his colleagues had been lamenting the fact that they could measure forces on patients' limbs in the lab but had little idea what went on at home.

dotPhilly Inquirer: 100 years later, Einstein's masterpiece still stands:
This op-ed was written by physics prof Dr. Paul Halpern.

dotPhilly Inquirer: Phila. baby's chemo overdose could point to safety lessons: One standard safeguard is to have at least one other pharmacist redo, not merely verify, the dosage calculation, said pharmacy prof Dr. Dan Hussar.

dotBrookings Institution: Using earnings data to rank colleges: A value-added approach updated with College Scorecard data: USciences trains many students for careers as pharmacists, among other health-related occupations.

Camups Update
Devils Top List of Division II Presidents' Award For Academic Excellence Honorees: The USciences athletic program recorded an overall academic success rate of 99% in the latest NCAA Division II graduation rate data, ranking second among the D-II active members.

Undergrad Student Completes Hands-On Research, Doctorate-Level Courses: Bilal Khan BMS'17 is taking advanced courses, preparing to present his research this spring, and planning to be a co-author on a study that will be published in a science journal. | Sodexo article

Alpha Chi Honor Society Inducts New Members: Nearly 45 students at USciences were inducted into the Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society during a ceremony on Nov. 3. | Photos

PCP Grads Pursue Residency Programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital: Ijeoma Ekeocha PharmD'09 and Meghan Tolan PharmD'14 are currently pharmacy residents.

PCP Prof Honored with Award by PSHP: The Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP) presented pharmacy prof Dr. Jean Scholtz with the Sister Gonzales Duffy Lecture Award during the PSHP Annual Assembly Meeting in Lancaster, PA, on Nov. 2.

UPDATE: USciences Encourages Teens to Turn Healthy Living Ideas into Cash: The sixth annual Healthy Lifestyles Social Media Competition has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Students, alumni, and friends of USciences are encouraged to attend a Homecoming Basketball Game and Bobby Morgan Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 5, as the men's and women's basketball teams take on Holy Family University.

The women's game will tip off at 1 p.m., and a ceremony will immediately follow to honor former athletic director and men's basketball coach Bobby Morgan for his induction into the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference Hall of Fame. The men's game will start around 3:30 p.m. (after the ceremony), and an alumni reception will be held during the game in the ARC classroom.

More Headlines
dotUSciences Welcomes New Faculty for 2015-16 School Year
dotNew ARC Lights Shine Bright at USciences
dotBLOG: The FTC Should Just Say 'NO!'
dotPHOTOS: First-Year Science Fair | DNA Isolation Lab | DIA Networking Event | PCP Students Share Their 'Why'
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.

Amber Bloom
MOT'09 and her fiancé, Chad Rupert, will be married on Jan. 16, 2016, at Fort Ritchie's Lakeside Hall in Cascade, MD. She is employed by Functional Pathways at Homewood in Williamsport, MD. The couple resides in Smithsburg, MD.

Eric Hsiao
PharmD'14 has led a local club called the Penn Duelists since 2014. He stressed the club's importance in the Philly community in a recent story published in the Daily Pennsylvanian.


Charles W. Gibley, Jr.,
HonAlm'01 of Malvern, PA, passed away on Oct. 25, at the age of 80. He joined the USciences family in 1984 when the Division of Arts and Sciences was formed. He was the founding dean of Misher College of Arts and Sciences, and also served as dean of the graduate school and later associate vice president for academic affairs.

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Alumni Reception to be Held in New Orleans on Dec. 7

Several USciences professors will be in New Orleans for the upcoming American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Whether you live in the area or are attending the conference, we invite you to join us for an alumni reception:

  • Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, from 6-8 p.m.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center Hotel (Riverside I & II)
    1201 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA

Interim President Dr. Kate Mayes P'76, PharmD'78 looks forward to seeing fellow alumni and sharing campus news with attendees. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Casey Ryan, director of alumni relations, at ca.ryan@usciences.edu or 215.596.8570.

Pharmacy alumnus Craig Lehrman P'89, a second-generation pharmacist who learned the business from his father, was recently honored for consistently providing care and services that add measurable value to patient healthcare and community wellness. His independently-owned Tepper Pharmacy, located in Wynnewood, Pa., was one of only 10 pharmacies across the country to receive the Health Mart Community Healthcare Excellence Award. Read more about Lehrman and his award at bit.ly/tepperstory.

PCP Alumni Reunited During Conference in Las Vegas

Alumni of all ages reunited during the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting & Exhibition, which was held earlier this month in Las Vegas. They had the opportunity to catch up with former classmates, meet new people, and mingle with faculty and staff. Pictured above, from left to right, include Ed Curtin P'83, Glenda Magar Amador P'83, Joe Campling P'83, and Stacy Rosemarin P’83. Pictured to the right are Kareem Karara PharmD'11 and Emily Schwartz PharmD'15.