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and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health conducted
preparedness exercise on Monday, Jan. 29.
USP’s pharmacy students
had the opportunity to participate in the event as volunteers
distributing mock bottles of emergency medications. Dr.
Joseph DiMino P’62, Montgomery County director
of health/medical director, was honored
for his contributions to public health.
Make A Deal for A Devil
7 p.m., Wilson Dining
of Biological Sciences seminar series:"A New Paradigm in
Drug Discovery: Evolving Small Molecules by Genetic Chemistry for the Pharmaceutical
Industry." presented by Dr. Pascal Longchamp, Ph.D., MBA, business development
leader of Evolva SA.
2-3 p.m., McNeil STC, Room 137.
Live Healthier in 2007
History Month Celebration Guest Speaker: Aranthan S. Jones
II, director of policy and research for the U.S. House of Representatives
1 p.m., Griffith Hall C
2-2:45 p.m., AstraZeneca Auditorium, McNeil STC
Course Withdrawal Deadline
History Month Celebration
2nd Annual Fashion Show
7-10 p.m., Alumni Hall
Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training Session
9:00 a.m., Wilson Hall, Room #205
3/5 – 3/9/07
Spring Recess (No Classes)
3/5 – 3/6/07
Financial Aid Office closed for training
Meeting of the Faculty Council
1-3 p.m., Griffith Hall C
Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Career Fair
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., location TBA
The Future of Drug Safety Symposium
4:30-6:30 p.m., AstraZeneca Auditorium, McNeil STC
Faculty Council Open Forum – Morale Task Force Report
1-3 p.m., Griffith Hall C
Annual USP Scholarly Day and John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished
Weather? University Closing Policy Reminder
S. Beal Joins Career Services Department
Educators to Attend NCSSSMST Conference at USP
Healthier in 2007
Call For National Health System Surprising
Wins Literary Award
POD photo courtesy of Al For.
Set for Feb. 22
will celebrate the 186th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 22, 2007,
with a number of events, including an honorary degree to be bestowed
upon Frank Baldino, Jr., PhD, Chairman and CEO of Cephalon, Inc. Founders'
Day recalls USP's establishment on Feb. 23, 1821, by 68 prominent Philadelphia
apothecaries. At 2 p.m., a full processional in the AstraZeneca Auditorium
of the McNeil Science and Technology Center will mark the start of an
official ceremony that will award Dr. Baldino with an honorary doctorate
in science. To further mark the occasion, USP President Dr. Philip P.
Gerbino will announce two awards to recognize a current student and faculty
member who live by the values upon which the University was founded.
Lehrberger Named Director of Financial Aid
Paula Lehrberger has joined USP as its new director of financial aid,
announced Joe Trainor, vice president of finance. Lehrberger has
over 17 years of experience working in financial aid in the higher education
setting. Since 2003, she was director of financial aid at the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts. (read
Garden Makes List
The Lower Mill Creek Garden, USP’s green oasis on the corner of 43rd St.
and Chester Ave., is one of 70 gardens to be featured in A Guide to the Great
Gardens of the Philadelphia Region by Adam Levine and Rob Cardillo. The
book will be available Feb. 28. For more information, visit www.phillygardenguide.com.
To Receive Paris Distinguished Service Award
Annette Iglarsh (physical therapy) will receive the Paris Distinguished
Service Award on Feb. 17, 2007, at the annual Sections Meeting of the APTA
(American Physical Therapy Association) in Boston. This prestigious award
is given to “honor a most outstanding orthopedic section member
whose contributions to the section are of exceptional and enduring value.” (read
10 Devils Named to CACC Fall Academic Team
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia had 10 student-athletes named to
the 2006 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Fall All-Academic
Team it was announced on Jan. 30. Four of the student-athletes selected
have the distinction of being three-time selections. (read
X-Country Earns Div. II Academic Honors
Expert Commentary: Bigger Not Better In Pharmaceutical
Pfizer, Inc. eliminating 10,000 jobs and closing up to five facilities
in a cost-cutting move will send ripples through the industry. “Bigger
may not be better” in the pharmaceutical industry said Dr. Harold
Glass (health policy). “We have seen a significant number of mergers
in recent years among large pharmaceutical companies. These companies
look for the cost savings necessary to fund the large costs of finding
and developing new drugs,” Glass said. “However, larger pharmaceutical
companies have not proven to be more productive in either R&D or
marketing. In fact, there is a growing sense that the opposite has occurred.
Larger organizations have become less nimble and effective." (read
Room Scheduling Follow-up – Canceling a Room
Exam Schedules Posted
Class exam and final exam schedules for the Spring
Semester are now posted on the Registrar's Office web site, www.usip.edu/registrar and
click on the appropriate link in the left pane. For your convenience,
the class exam schedule throughout the semester and the final exam
now on separate links. Remember that
the entire academic calendar (spring 2007 through fall 2007) is also
available from the link in the left pane of the Registrar's Office
USP Celebrates Black History Month
Aranthan S. Jones II, director of policy
and research for the U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip, will
be the guest lecturer on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at 1 p.m. in Griffith
Hall C as USP celebrates Black History Month. On Feb. 23, the Black Student
Union will hold its 2nd Annual Fashion Show from 7-10 p.m. in Alumni Hall
Week 2007 - Monday, Feb. 12 – Friday, Feb. 16
USP will commemorate Women’s Week 2007 from Monday, Feb. 12 through
Friday, Feb. 16 with a number of events and activities aimed at celebrating
the strong, independent women of our institution. (read
Charity Auction Slated for Feb. 7
The Department of Student Life is welcoming the new semester with
its annual charity auction, Make a Deal for a USP Devil, which
will take place on Feb. 7, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Wilson Dining
Hall. The event gives USP students an opportunity to have fun while
giving back to the community. (read
on 3 Femi Memorial Basketball Tournament
USP will host the Femi Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday,
March 24, 2007, to honor the memory of Olufemi “Femi” Paschal
Ogunkorode. All Proceeds will be donated to The Femi Memorial Fund. Participating
teams are guaranteed three games with a trophy and prizes awarded to
the winners and Tournament MVP. For more information and a registration
form, visit: www.usip.edu/arc/femimemorial/.
Executive Leadership Team
ELT held a planning meeting on January 31, 2007. Among the topics discussed
were admissions, future partnerships, the 2007-08 budget, and the review
of the February Board of Trustees' meeting. (read
the full notes from the meeting)
The policy governing who may participate in the commencement ceremony in May
has caused some problems in the past. Dr. Barbara
Byrne, senior vice president for academic affairs, and the deans have developed
a revised policy which can be accessed here.
The major change is that a student who meets all non-academic requirements
(e.g. bills paid, etc.) but has outstanding academic requirements can participate
if she/he can reasonably be expected to fulfill those outstanding requirements
before the beginning of the next fall semester. (read
from the Office of Operations
Services is now offering trans fat-free cuisine.
The Courtside Café will open at 8:30 a.m.
starting Monday, Feb. 12 and will offer a small breakfast
Security Department will continue to offer the RAD (Rape Aggression
Defense) program free to female students, faculty, and staff,
and this year, for the first time, to men also. RAD is a national
program on hands-on self defense. The course will be taught by Michelle
trained and certified RAD instructor, from University of Pennsylvania.
The course dates are Thursday, Feb. 8, 15, and 22, and Monday,
Feb. 26. Classes are scheduled from 8-10:00 p.m. in the ARC, aerobic room.
If you are interested in signing up for this course, please send an e-mail
on Vacation Balances Coming Soon
Human Resources Office is finalizing the calculations for all full-
and part-time, 12-month employees' vacation balances. As
earlier, the vacation year now coincides
with the fiscal year July 1 through June 30.
be sending out memorandums within the next two weeks to each employee
with the available amount of vacation time they will have available
to use by June 30, 2007. HR will also be sending
copies of these memos to each employee’s department head so
they can work closely with each individual to ensure they use their
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Human
Resources Office at ext. 8930.
Beginning the month of February, members of the Human Resources
Office will begin to meet various departments to discuss the employee
handbook information guide.
Hires and Promotions
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vaccine price, insurance problems limiting patient access, LINDA
A. JOHNSON / Associated Press, Saturday, February 3, 2007 (Philly.com)
drop in 6 states over ID, citizenship rules, KATHARINE
WEBSTER / Associated Press, Friday, February 2, 2007
trackers take a cue from storm watchers, By
Lauran Neergaard / Associated Press, Friday, February 2, 2007 (Philly.com)
cutting 3,000 jobs, Philadelphia Business Journal - Feb. 1,
Obama: Health care
for all in U.S. in 6 years, Friday, January 26, 2007 (Philly.com)
cutting 10,000 jobs worldwide, Tuesday, January 23, 2007 (Philly.com)
balk at Bush's health care proposal, By Tony Pugh, Margaret
Talev and Kevin G. Hall / McClatchy Newspapers, Wednesday, January 24,