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Simpsons

Find extensive coverage of Dr. Paul Halpern's book What's Science Ever Done for Us? What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life and the Universe.

Dr. Paul Halpern was interviewed by Chicago Public Radio about scientific theories of how the world might end. Listen to it here.

Inquirer
(The following article appeared on the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer's "Health and Science" section)

A doughnut universe? Swe-e-e-e-t

Simpsonian science.
Evolution. Nuclear power. The shape of the universe. Weighty subjects fit for a science class, no doubt, but they also figure in everyday conversation for America's favorite community of yellow-skinned, bug-eyed people. There's lots of science on The Simpsons. So Paul Halpern, a physics professor at Philadelphia's University of the Sciences, decided to make a book out of it. In What's Science Ever Done for Us? What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life and the Universe, Halpern looks at whether the TV show is science fiction. Mon, Aug. 13, 2007

'The Simpsons'? Scientific?


USATODAY.com - Aug 13 5:23 AM Good news: All the hours kids spend watching The Simpsons, they also may be learning something about science. Paul Halpern, a physics and mathematics professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a fan of the show, uses episodes in his classes. Science themes that pop up in the show include a broad range in biology, chemistry, astronomy and physics.

Watch Paul Halpern's segment on CN8's Art Fennell reports from August 1.

Paul Halpern on KYW 1060 Newsradio talking about science on the Simpsons (June 28) listen

Homer Hypothesizes: Local Professor Explores Science And 'The Simpsons'
The Bulletin, July 30, 2007
"I haven't always been a die-hard Simpsons fan but I've grown to appreciate the show more and more as I've realized all of the different topics that have been discussed - philosophical, scientific, etc," Halpern said. "The deeper wit has not always been recognized, because so many people were mocking or parodying the slapstick aspects of the show."

Science and 'The Simpsons': A Match Made in Springfield
abcnews.com, July 26, 2007
"I can think of no other comedy show in which science is featured so prominently," Halpern said. "I think it's a fun way to educate people about science, and especially issues in science that influence society — like climate change and light pollution."

In The Event That...
Philadelphia citypaper.net
Paul Halpern, a physics and mathematics professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, is no exception to the trend. ...


Delaware Valley Science Fairs

Winners from the Delaware Valley Science Fairs for which USP is a major sponsor were on the 10! Show on June 27. (watch)

Big wins for 2 at Science Fair
The Jersey Journal, NJ -
... Of Category ($5000), a tuition scholarship award from the Office of Naval Research and a renewable $8000 scholarship for the University of the Sciences. ...

Two science-fair winners advance
By LAVINIA DeCASTRO (Courier-Post Staff)
You won't see volcano models or potato-powered clocks at this science fair. Two Burlington County students, Nicholas Thibodeaux and Matthew McBride, are headed to Albuquerque, N.M., next month, where they'll compete with some of the world's best future scientists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Wednesday, May 2, 2007

DVSF Coverage: CN8 (April 6) | WCAU (April 4) | WPVI (April 4)

USP in the News

A collection of media clips and articles featuring USP, its faculty, and staff.

 

Recent News

Take Action Early to Avoid Getting Trapped in a No-Win Fund-Raising Job
Rod Miller, senior vice president for marketing and development at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, urges fund raisers to obtain three years' worth of the organization's annual financial reports and Form 990s, the federal informational tax return that charities are required to file annually with the Internal Revenue Service.
-The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 31, 2008

Delaware Valley Science Fairs' Winners
USP hosted four of the winners from the Delaware Valley Science Fairs on Friday morning, April 4. The winners were interviewed live on CN8 by Jill Horner in the McNeil STC. Below are links to the coverage on CN8. USP is a major sponsor of the DVSF. Channel 10 WCAU came as well.
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Inquirer

Banks come to rescue of Philadelphia schools
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Feb. 27, 2008
Officials at the University of the Arts in Center City, with at least $8.5 million in auction-rate securities, and the University of the Sciences in ...

A guide to understanding the bomb
Philadelphia Inquirer - Jan. 27, 2008
Paul Halpern, professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, reviews a book titled, "Doomsday Men," by P.D. Smith. Halpern is the author of "What's Science Ever Done for Us?"

Shopping for Coverage
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Dec 2, 2007
... said Richard G. Stefanacci, executive director of the Center for Medicare Medication Management at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

Panel: Keep Mevacor off shelves
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia , PA , USA
Daniel A. Hussar , a pharmacy professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, said he, too, had misgivings about Mevacor going over-the-counter. ...

Flu shots to be required for NJ day care
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia , PA , USA
... a stealth killer," said Robert I. Field, chair of the department of health policy and public health at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

A financial ouch for hospitals
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 30, 2007
...
costly and often inaccurate," said Robert I. Field, chairman of the health policy and public health department at the University of the Sciences. ...

College freshmen size up roomies with Facebook
It's a sentiment that would make her mother, Aminta Hawkins Breaux, dean of students at Philadelphia's University of the Sciences, extremely happy. For safety's sake, Breaux encourages students not to friend those they don't know personally, however innocuous the gesture may seem. And while she supports roommates getting to know one another over Facebook, Breaux warns against cases in which students "decide to change roommates before they even lay eyes on them. We're trying to get people to know others and not close off their opportunities too soon."- Sun, Aug. 19, 2007

Colleges expect 20% rise in hiring
By Jane M. Von Bergen (Inquirer) College career directors are reporting record numbers of recruiters on campus. Job offers are up, and companies are saying they'll bring on nearly 20 percent more new graduates than they did last year..."We don't have enough students to fill the positions," said Patricia N.S. Peterson, director of career services at the University of the Sciences in West Philadelphia. -April 22, 2007

Adverse Drug Events a Worsening Problem
By Josh Goldstein (Inquirer, A1 story. Rob Field is quoted in the jump) "So many of these drugs are so powerful and create adverse events in and of themselves," said Robert I. Field, chair of the department of health policy and public health at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. -April 20, 2007


PBJ
For the City's Six Big Colleges, Security is No Small Matter
- January 10, 2008
-Philadelphia's six largest colleges and universities spend more than $42 million annually on security. University City also has the benefit of the presence of other security forces used by such institutions as Drexel University and the University of the Sciences.

Research and experience shows BIDs' safety patrols work
- January 4, 2008
...a result of beefed up safety programs that include a direct...These uniformed bicycle and foot patrols carry no weapons and are......

Brand-name battlefield
by John George, Staff Writer
Greater Philadelphia has emerged as a battleground between brand-name pharmaceutical manufacturers and generic competitors -- both of which have major operations in the region..."Generics are gaining in importance by the day, given the cost pressures of pharmaceuticals and health care in general," said Robert I. Field, director of the health policy program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. "There's also a large number of drugs, major blockbusters, coming off patents in the next couple of years." - October 6, 2006

Symposium to look at medication errors
Philadelphia Business Journal - 9:20 AM EDT Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is hosting a symposium Wednesday on medication safety that will feature the perspectives of the government, the pharmaceutical industry and academia. The symposium, titled "The Future of Drug Safety: Trials, Errors, and the Promise of Pharmaceuticals," runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Clinical council to review, OK pharmaceutical-use guidelines

BizJournals - Jun 24 9:48 PM
The Advanced Concepts Institute of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is teaming up with Sanovia Corp. to develop a library of evidence-based guidelines for the appropriate use of "high-cost" pharmaceuticals and biotech products.

Two Phila. universities in exchange agreement
The University of the Arts and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia said Tuesday they have signed an agreement that will enable their students to take for-credit classes at each other's campuses starting in the spring semester. The exchange agreement allows USP students to take classes in UArts' College of Media & Communication or private instrument instruction in UArts' College of Performing Arts. UArts students can take science and business classes at USP.- October 3, 2006

Health-care provider, university, form partnership
Philadelphia Business Journal - Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Virtua Health agreed Wednesday to create what they are calling a "model for innovation in learning, technology and applied health care."


KYW radioOn January 25, USP's Dr. Ara DerMarderosian, professor of pharmacognosy, was interviewed by KYW Radio's John McDevitt on the topic of vitamin sodas. Despite what the world's largest soft drink manufacturers would like us to believe, Dr. DerMarderosian makes it clear that vitamin soda is anything but healthy. To listen to the radio clip click here.

KYW News Radio 1060 - Mar 24
The rat poison that was found in the tainted pet food was developed to help cancer patients. Aminopterin was developed in the late 40's to battle leukemia ...Dr. Peter Harvison, professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia,says it was found to be too toxic and replaced. KYW AUDIO

Local University Starts Master's Program in Public Health
With health scares like SARS and bird flu, ever wonder if there are qualified people in the public sector prepared to handle an outbreak or epidemic? There is a new program aimed at training people who could save thousands of lives in the future.

Cancer Drug Found in Poisoned Pet Food 
KYW News Radio 1060 - Mar 24
PRINT: The rat poison that was found in the tainted pet food was developed to help cancer patients. Aminopterin was developed in the late 40's to battle leukemia ...Dr. Peter Harvison, professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia,says it was found to be too toxic and replaced. KYW AUDIO


WPVI6 ABC's coverage of Mayor Nutter's Philadelphia Spring cleanup last Saturday featured interviews with two USP baseball team members. The team helped clean up and plant trees near Woodland Ave. after their game was cancelled. To view the clip, please click the following link:
Video: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/media?id=6063694

Dr. Harvison also appeared on WPVI Channel 6 as part of reports at 5pm and 6pm. Channel 6 introduced both reports with live shots on Woodland Ave. with the McNeil STC (and a trolley) as a backdrop. Cancer Drug Found in Poisoned Pet Food - WPVI - 5 p.m. | WPVI - 6 p.m.


CN8CN8 Comcast News interviewed USP’s Dr. Ara DerMarderosian for an expert’s commentary on the dangers of Salvia Divinorum, a potent herb under the microscope of the DEA for its hallucinogenic properties and widespread abuse. You can view Dr. DerMarderosian’s comments on Salvia’s properties and effects from the “Your Morning” show on March 18 by following the link below:
http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=cc660b33-97d9-460c-9177-96a82e0f0113

CN8 Art Fennel Reports: Segment on POD exercise held on campus on Monday, Jan. 30, 2007. View


CBS3CBS 3, Nov. 30
Legal Street High
... "You can actually begin to feel like a god, you can actually understand things," said Dr. Ara DerMarderosian of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...


Miscellaneous Articles and Media Appearances

Area housing, at a lower cost
Daily Pennsylvanian, PA
The NPDF was founded as a limited-liability company by Penn and a group of other investors, including the University of the Sciences and Altman Properties. ...

Recycling at Heart of Campus Competition
Philadelphia Metro - Feb. 12, 2008
John McCaffrey, facilities director at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, said RecycleMania has encouraged him to assess the school’s entire waste management system...
Go here to view this article as a PDF file.

Ramsey emphasizes campus safety
Philadelphia Daily News - Feb. 9, 2008
"Moms and dads want to know their children are safe, not only on campus but when they venture off as well," said Bernard Gollotti, of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

WHYY aired a segment about the University City District (UCD) and the joint participation of the Universities in community improvement. As a member of the UCD, USP is recognized for its commitment to the community in this segment titled, "Education: Success in Stages, Part Three."
T
o view the segment in Windows Media Player please follow this link.

mtvU
mtvU - Does this look infected?
Margie Reinhart got the spotlight in mtvU's return to the USP campus for the segment of Does This Look infected? To view, click on the link above and choose Gaming Transmitted Diseases (11/16/06).

Will New Method Offer Paradigm Shift In Treating Alcoholism?
Evening Bulletin - Philadelphia,PA,USA
... I went to Dr. Daniel Hussar, professor of pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

Occupational Therapy for All: Merging Head Start and Early Intervention
Fortunately, when it came to implementing new programming for Kensington, (Siobhan Ideishi) had a valuable ally in her husband, Roger Ideishi, JD, OT/L, assistant professor of occupational therapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. “Over the dinner table we were having conversations, trying to figure it out,” says Roger. “I told her, ‘This would be a great place for my students to learn about development and help you with the resources you need to make some of the changes you’re thinking about.’”  American Occupational Therapy Association, www.aota.org August 2007

More ZZZ's Please
University Daily Kansan - Lawrence,KS,USA
... a professor of psychology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, whose research focuses on sleep disorders and treatments. ...


County officials present disaster emergency plans -
Delaware County Times, Nov. 22
.... Matthew Land, who works at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, said another concern is one that surfaced in the days after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf region last year. "It’s the maintenance medications," he said. "People weren’t able to get their regular medications. The pharmacies were closed."

Public Health Expert Says E. Coli Outbreaks Prove Need To Enforce ...
All Headline News - Dec 21, 2006
... Author Dr. Robert Field, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia said Americans' lives depend ...

Food Regulations Need More Bite, Public Health Expert Says
Infection Control Today, AZ - Dec 21, 2006
... regulation into the spotlight says Dr. Robert Field, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

Spending on homeless questioned
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - 9 hours ago
... He and Stephen Metraux of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia analyzed data from a three-month period in 2003 for about 600 Massachusetts families ...

Students Lead Philadelphia Mass-Dispensing Exercise
Donna Young, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Pharmacy students should not wait until they are out of school to get involved with emergency-preparedness activities and volunteer response groups, said Mai-Chi N. Tran, a second-year student at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP).

Field was also the sole guest on an hour-long show on Wisconsin Public Radio. Click here for an archive of the show and click "Listen to This Program" at the top. You will need Real player to access (download).

A mirror for the moon
...But is this the future of astronomy or just pure lunacy? Paul Halpern, professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, US, welcomed the proposal enthusiastically... Chemistry World, 21 June 2007

WSJ
Genetic Tests Pose Tailored Care
 - Wall Street Journal, Dinah Wisenberg Brin, February 14, 2007
"I think this is an explosion about to happen," said Robert Field, chairman of the health policy and public health department at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. "Five or 10 years ago, this was the promise of genetic technology. Today, we are seeing the first applications. I think five years from now, certainly 10 years from now, this will indeed dominate medicine.

Popular Science
Dr. Barbara Byrne was quoted extensively in an article in the Philadelphia Metro (Jan. 16, 2007) on women establishing themselves in university science programs. I have a copy of the article that appeared in their Education section, for those interested in seeing it. Laura Unger was also quoted. Newsmakers

Forbes.com

USP Partners With Ascend Media to Publish 'Remington: the Science and Practice of Pharmacy'
, August 3, 2007
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) on behalf of its Advanced Concepts Institute (ACI) has announced a formal relationship with Ascend Media Healthcare to produce the 22nd edition of "Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy." The relationship allows USP to expand in the pharmacy market in order to better reach students, educators, and professional sectors while providing Ascend access to the extensive pharmaceutical, science, and health care resources and expertise that USP can offer. 


Event Coverage

Delaware Valley Science Fairs' Winners
USP hosted four of the winners from the Delaware Valley Science Fairs on Friday morning, April 4. The winners were interviewed live on CN8 by Jill Horner in the McNeil STC. Below are links to the coverage on CN8. USP is a major sponsor of the DVSF. Channel 10 WCAU came as well.
Tease: http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=388f132b-5ea7-4f96-81c7-8b280ae706ea
6:35 live shot: http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=c53dccfb-120f-4b38-9892-ec39b64adfa1
7:35 live shot: http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=77cc3876-fac0-444a-b47e-c974366edd80

Life before Owls brings honor for Chaney
Philadelphia Inquirer - Feb. 19, 2008
...his 10 successful seasons at Cheyney State, that earned him induction yesterday into the Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the University of the Sciences...

2007 Commencement Coverage, May 23-24, 2007: WCAU | WPVI
WPVI stopped by Scholarly Day on April 19. The report ran in the 6 p.m. newscast and can be viewed here.

Powerpointing for a cooler climate
Daily Pennsylvanian - Philadelphia,PA,USA
Klawinski gave his third - and most significant, he said - presentation last night at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

We had extensive coverage of the Mayoral Open Forum on Jan. 17, 2007. Media outlets that attended the event included, KYW (3), WPVI (6), WTXF (Fox 29), KYW Newsradio (audio | web), the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Evening Bulletin the UC Review, and the SW Globe Times. (click on the above stations to see a video clip)

WCAU and WPVI were on campus on Friday, Nov. 2 for the National Hispanic College Fair. Click here to view the Channel 10 segment

Clips from The National Hispanic College Fair: WCAU (6pm news): View | WPVI (noon news): View

Channels 3, 6, and 10 were on hand as the 2007-08 school year started for the nearly 600 new USP students on Friday, Aug. 24. Watch WPVI's coverage of the convocation ceremony here.

WPVI piece on the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony - Saturday, Oct. 21 -- Please click here.

WTXF report on Exchange Agreement - Thursday, Oct. 19 -- Please click here.

Pick Me, Pick Me!
Who has the credentials to be mayor? That question dominated a mayoral forum Wednesday night at the University of the Sciences featuring Democratic candidates State Rep. Dwight Evans, businessman Tom Knox and former City Councilman Michael Nutter. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah sent word that he had to stay in Washington DC.
www.thenextmayor.com (Phila. Daily News)

Four To The Floor
Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
By: Jenny DeHuff
A diverse panel of candidates spoke about their vision for Philadelphia at last night's Mayoral Candidate Open Forum, sponsored by the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia's Student Government Association and held at the school's AstraZeneca Auditorium.

USP to Host The Future of Drug Safety: Trials, Errors, and the ...
PharmaLive.com (press release), PA - 1 hour ago
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is a private, coeducational institution founded in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of ...


Experts in the News -- Health Tips, Expert Commentaries, and Faculty Appearances

USP's Dr. Daniel A. Hussar was interviewed by WCAU (NBC 10) in response to actor Heath Ledger's accidental overdose about the dangers of combining multiple medications. In the segment, which aired at 4 p.m. on February 6, Dr. Hussar provides insight into the dangers of medications and offers tips to keep patients safe.
To view the segment please click here.

Expert tips to make sure you make the most of bedtime
Reliable Plant Magazine - Feb. 9, 2008
In recognition of National Sleep Awareness Week (NSAW) from March 3-9, Philip Gehrman, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at University of the Sciences ...

Are Vitamins In Soda Just A Gimmick?
Medical News Today - Feb. 8, 2008
According to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia's Ara DerMarderosian, PhD, professor of pharmacognosy, a few leading soft drink companies are trying ...

In USA Today's three-day series titled "Rx for Errors," USP Philadelphia College of Pharmacy's Dr. Daniel A. Hussar offers insight into the issue of pharmacy errors and provides tips to help people avoid medication mix-ups.

Below is a listing of the articles comprising the series, three of which cite Dr. Hussar as a source.

Day One:

  • Speed, volume can trigger pharmacy errors
    Daniel Hussar, a pharmacy professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, offers a more critical view. He says staffing policies have made pharmacy chains stressful workplaces...

Day Two:

Day Three:

Tests close in on cause of Alzheimer's
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Feb. 18, 2008
"I used to joke that if you could remember to take it four times a day, you didn't need it," said Dr. Richard Stefanacci, director of the Health Policy Institute at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Health Tip: Healthy Habits For Your Heart
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
"We need to aim for proactive prevention and not damage control," said Ara DerMarderosian, PhD, professor of pharmacognosy at University of the Sciences in..

Picking the Right Toys Isn't Child's Play
U.S. News & World Report, DC - Dec 16, 2007
... end up in the corner," Roger Ideishi, professor of occupational therapy at the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia , said in a prepared statement. ...

-A health tip featuring advice from OT professors Dr. Paula Kramer and Roger Ideishi about shopping for develomental toys was well received this holiday season. The article appeared in the U.S. News and World Report (below), as well as many other sources.

-The health tip was also picked up by:Bru Direct, Brunei Darussalam; drkoop.com; HealthCentral.com, VA; KPTM-TV, NE; WFIE-TV, IN; Lex 18, KY; Austin American-Statesman, TX; Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA; Forbes, NY; DentalPlans.com, FL; Bounty, UK; HealthNewsDigest.com, NY; The Tucson Citizen, AZ.

We received a lot of media pick up on our expert commentary regarding pharmacists and behind the counter medications. A story appeared on CBS 3 on Nov. 14, the day Dr. Dan Hussar spoke at the FDA public meeting regarding the issue. To see the report and some of Dr. Hussar's comments, click here.

  • FDA Hears Pros, Cons of Pharmacist-to-Patient Drug Sales
    U.S. News & World Report, DC - Nov 16, 2007
    Dr. Daniel A. Hussar, Remington professor of pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia's College of Pharmacy, expressed support for the ... This article also appeared on Forbes.com and HealthDay via Yahoo! News
  • Behind The Counter Medicines: Improved Access, Better Health
    Medical News Today (press release), UK - Nov 14, 2007
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to education, research, and service. Comprising five colleges ... This article based on our expert commentary also appeared on DentalPlans.com, Medical News Today (US)
  • A Proven Method Of Lowering The Cost Of Drugs And Improving The ...
    Evening Bulletin, PA - Nov 19, 2007
    Dr. Daniel Hussar, Remington Professor of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, made an ironclad case for this reform in his testimony ...

Dr. Robert Field was interviewed by WHYY radio for a story that ran on Nov. 29 discussing the recent report on state-by-state healthcare spending costs. The report found a significant number of people who have health insurance are still paying a significant amount of out-of-pocket healthcare costs.

Oil And Water Mix For Skin Care Treatment In Winter Season
Science Daily (press release) - Oct 27, 2007
... and creams contain one or both of the following agents -- an oily agent and a watery agent said Jeff Moore, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

It’s No Stretch Shoveling Snow Leads To Injuries
Newswise (press release) - Oct 26, 2007
... and strains will increase,” said Dr. Susan Wainwright, vice chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

Answers To Questions About Heartburn Drugs, Roofers, Taxes And More
Evening Bulletin, PA - Oct 30, 2007
... authorities on pharmacy practice and a professor of pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

An AP article quoting Stephen Metraux, an assistant professor, appeared under various headlines on numerous sites:Homeless Men Are Aging on the Streets
...People older than 65 generally don't wind up on the streets or in shelters because they qualify for Social Security and Medicaid, said Stephen Metraux, an assistant professor at Philadelphia's University of the Sciences who studies homelessness.
CBSnews.com

Watch Dr. Steven Sheaffer on CN8 talking about the proper disposal of old or unused medicine. The report ran on Tuesday night as a segment on Art Fennel Reports. July 25, 2007

Survival strategies for enjoying summer outside
MSNBC.com, July 15, 2007
A day of gardening may sound like a relaxing Saturday activity, but without some basic precautions, you could easily strain your muscles and joints, says Paula Kramer, chair of occupational therapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Summer Sun Protection Gone Bad: Don't Make These Common Mistakes ...
American Chronicle, CA - Jul 5, 2007
For starters, Dr. Ara DerMarderosian, professor of biological science at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia recommends using a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) higher than 15 to shield the skin from UVA and UVB rays. DerMardersosian explains that, “UVB is what gives the burn. The UVA is more powerful and is what penetrates the skin. This can lead to more deep seeded problems such as cancer.

Take Precautions Before You Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet
HealthNewsDigest.com, NY - Jun 7, 2007
By University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (HealthNewsDigest.com) - Philadelphia, PA- Your spring cleaning is done. Or is it? ...

KYW Radio: Please find links to two stories that ran this morning on KYW Newsradio. Matt Leon interviewed Dr. Dan Hussar about OTC medications during allergy season in response to one of our health tips. Story 1 | Story 2

ProfNet Wire: Health & Living: Treating Seasonal Allergies
Newswise (press release) - USA
DANIEL A. HUSSAR, Remington Professor of Pharmacy at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES IN PHILADELPHIA, has published ...May 02, 2007

Snow shoveling hard on the body
United Press International
"The heart is a muscle like any other muscle in your body," said Dr. Susan Wainwright of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

The Dry Season
Forbes.com
"Humans vary based on chemistry," says Jeffrey Moore, instructor of pharmaceutics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ...

There's still time for a flu shot
By Amy Norton
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Flu season may be closing in, but it's not too late to avert the misery by getting a flu shot. Though flu season can kick off as early as October, it typically peaks around February in the U.S. -- meaning there's still plenty of time to get vaccinated. People can get the shot as late as December and still be protected, said Dr. Daniel A. Hussar of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences.

Talk to pharmacist before buying OTC drugs
UPI.com
Patients should speak with the pharmacist before selecting over-the-counter products for the most effective and safest to use, says a U.S. expert..."Individuals are faced with shelf after shelf of products that often times have very similar names," said Dr. Daniel A. Hussar of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. "A lot of times, their selection of a product is based on an advertisement."

Lighten Up! Heavy Backpacks A Weighty Load For Children To Bear Libraries
Medical News Today
While that new backpack your son or daughter just got for the new school year might seem harmless, there is the potential for a lifetime of back and neck ailments if not loaded or worn correctly, according to Dr. Paula Kramer, chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.


Awards and Recognitions

USP received the Enterpriser Award from the Eastern Technology Council on December 6, 2007.

Eastern Technology Council names annual award winners: Philadelphia Business Journal, PA - Dec 7, 2007
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia received the Enterpriser Award for World Class Talent. John Bielec, the vice president for information resources ...

Similar stories also appeared in: - Washington Business Journal, DC; Charlotte Business Journal, NC; Phoenix Business Journal (subscription), AZ; Milwaukee Business Journal, WI; San Antonio Business Journal, TX; MSN Money; Bizjournals.com, NC; Philadelphia Inquirer, PA

Pharmacists Recognized At National Morning News Shows
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
... Rutgers University, St. John's University, University of Connecticut, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Wilkes University. ...
Watch a clip on NBC's "Today" show