University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
officially launched the careers of the next generation of pharmacists, scientists, and healthcare professionals when the University conducted its 188th commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 20, 2009. In addition to conferring almost 500 degrees, the University also bestowed three honorary doctor of science degrees during graduation at
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
Honorary degree recipients include:
- Britton Chance, PhD, a professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chance is a pioneer in research in the fields of magnetic resonance spectroscopy, breast cancer diagnostics, biomedical optics and development of spectroscopy as a noninvasive analytical tool for clinical diagnosis.
- Fred M. Eckel P’61, MS, RPh, executive director for the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists. This alumnus has been a strong advocate for the University and dedicated to the advancement of pharmacy, as well as an inspiration to pharmacists throughout the nation.
- Marilyn Moffat, PT, PhD, professor of physical therapy at New York University, and president of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. Dr. Moffat has had a profound and worldwide influence on the advancement of and research in physical therapy.
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy conferred 240 degrees, followed by the College of Health Sciences (113), the Misher College of Arts and Sciences (66), the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy (40), and the College of Graduate Studies (38).
At University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
, students embark on a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in the healthcare-related fields. A private, coeducational institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the healthcare marketplace since its founding in 1821, including founders of six of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world. With undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in such disciplines as pharmacy, bioinformatics, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy, the 3,000 students in the University of the Sciences’ five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving healthcare in their communities and in the lives of people worldwide. For more information about University of the Sciences, visit www.usp.edu
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