The University of the Sciences community was saddened by the loss of two faculty members in May.
Thomas C. Bernhardt passed away on May 13, 2013. He was director of clerkship programs at University of the Sciences and a clinical pharmacy instructor. Tom was named an honorary USciences alumnus in 2010. He earned his pharmacy degree at West Virginia University and graduated magna cum laude. At WVU, he acquired membership into Rho Chi and Kappa Psi. He was licensed as a pharmacist in New Jersey and worked in community pharmacy for six years. At that time, Tom also served as the coordinator of continuing education at the New Jersey Pharmacists Association. He joined the then-named Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1978 as director of clerkship programs and instructor in clinical pharmacy. From that time forward until his death, he scheduled clerkships for every pharmacy graduate in the BS and entry-level PharmD programs. He also served as president of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association in 1989–1990, as the University’s ROTC advisor and, for many years, on the University’s committee on academic scholarships. Survivors include his wife Pamela and daughters Erin and Andrea. Gifts in memory of Tom can be sent to University of the Sciences, 600 South 43rd Street, Box 54, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Joan B. Tarloff died on May 3, 2013. She was professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University and retired last fall. She was a distinguished educator and scholar who was recruited in 1988 to design and implement the BS toxicology program, one of only a few in the nation. In March 2011, she was named interim chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She was the recipient of the 2011 Society of Toxicology Endowment Fund 50th Anniversary Undergraduate Educator award. Joan had written for numerous publications, book chapters, and abstracts and was a coeditor of Toxicology of the Kidney. Joan earned a BS in pharmacy and MS degree from the University of Toledo and a PhD from the Medical College of Ohio before completing postdoctoral fellowships at the Medical College of Ohio and SmithKline Beckman. She is survived by her husband James.
The University extends its condolences to all family and friends who are touched by these loses.