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November 2007
The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Monday, Nov. 12
Spring Registration Begins
Thursday, Nov. 15
First-Year Science Fair
2 p.m., ARC

Monday, Nov. 19
Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities to honor Dr. Charles W. Gibley
4 p.m., Dean's Conference Room Dedication
5 p.m., Dr. Arthur Caplan, Malis Lecture
Griffith Hall A

Wednesday, Nov. 21
University is Open for Business

Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 21-23
Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes)
Friday, December 7
Last Day of Classes
Monday, Dec. 10
Final Examinations Begin

Thursday, Dec. 13
Building Connections between KIZ Partners
4-7:30 p.m., McNeil STC

Campus Update – get a run down of student meetings, activities, and events

"Challenge Yourself at the ARC"
Hours of Operation | Aerobics Schedule|Intramurals Schedule | Special Events Schedule | Personal Training

A pinning ceremony for almost 230 third-year PharmD students at the PCP Fifth-Annual White Coat Ceremony on Oct. 27 marked their entry into the professional years of the program. See more in What's Happening.

Sports Shorts
Teams Earn CACC Team Sportsmanship Awards

The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) announced that USP’s men’s cross country team and USP’s women’s tennis team were awarded the CACC Team Sportsmanship Award for 2007 in their respective sports. This marks the second consecutive year that both teams have earned the honor.

Bedway Earns All-Conference Tennis Honors
Amanda Bedway PharmD’10 reached the singles semifinals of the CACC Individual Tournament earning one of the seven spots on the CACC All-Conference Team

dot 604 No More Captures the ARC Flag Football Championship
dot More Sports News

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Phi Kappa Psi Lends A Hand to Those in Need
Fifteen members of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity volunteered at Philabundace and earlier in the year, held a clothing drive to benefit local shelters. (read more)

dot Tool Lending Library Opens on Woodland Avenue
dot Date Set for 3rd Annual 5K Race for Humanity
dot $1,000 Raised for the Magee Eagles
dot USP Students "PREP" for Aids Walk



Dr. Margaret Kasschau, Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, gets one of the first coffees from Ms. Polly at the new coffee bar in the McNeil STC. Dr. Kasschau was a strong proponent of a coffee klatch for the atrium area.

Rosenthal and Zarus Named Interim Associate Deans for Mayes College
USP's newest college continues to evolve with Dr. Glenn Rosenthal named as Interim Associate Dean of Academics and Dr. Stephanie Zarus as Interim Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Affairs at Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy. (read more)

Conference Room Dedication and Lecture to Honor Gibley
In recognition of his commitment and service to USP, the USP PresentsUniversity will honor former Dean Dr. Charles W. Gibley, Jr., on Monday, Nov. 19 by dedicating the Deans' Conference Room in his name followed by the Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship from Dr. Arthur Caplan on ethics in stem cell research. (read more)

Alumna Provides Rx for Peace
When Lisa Lee PharmD ’02 received her doctorate in pharmacy she probably never expected to find herself taking Salsa classes halfway around the world or for that matter, serving her country in Iraq. (read more)

MRSA Takes a Front Seat
In response to the growing concern about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), USP's Student Health and Counseling is providing educational material and tips to help contribute to a healthy campus environment. (read more)

Extended Study Hours for Students
Need a quiet place to study or a late night cup of coffee? Extended hours for a number of campus buildings are in effect through Dec. 14. (read more)

New Advertising Campaign Launched
HealthcareerFocusing on undergraduate students and their influencers, USP launched its fall advertising campaign that includes two new radio spots, traffic sponsorships, billboards, and bus backs. The advertising also debuts USP’s new domain name: usp.edu, thus officially retiring the “i” in our web and e-mail addresses.
(read more)

More Headlines

dot USP Featured in “Pharmacists: Unsung Heroes"

dot ANNIVERSARIES CELABRATED: Department of OT Celebrated 10 Years | PT Marked 25 Years at USP

dot City Declares October American Pharmacists Month

dot Online Data Base Provides Access to MSDSs

dot September Research Activities

dot Dr. Adeboye Adejare Named to Board of iPraxis

dot Anonymous Hotline For Ethics Issues Activated

dot Executive Leadership Team (ELT) Report

dot PT Students Have Strong Presence at APTA’s National Student Conclave


Class Notes

Joel S. Steinberg BI’64 (MS’68, Hahnemann University; PhD’73, Medical College of PA; MD’76, Temple University) is the author of Guillan-Barre Syndrome: from Diagnosis to Recovery, published by Demos Medical Publishing in 2007. He is a board-certified wound specialist and is serving nursing homes in Philadelphia with comprehensive wound care for Vohra Health Services.

Barbara (Firth) Lines MT’88 has been a practicing pathologist in Texas for the past 10 years and absolutely loves her career choice.  “The Medical Technology degree I obtained at PCPS fully prepared me for my chosen career path in medicine,” she said.  “I look forward to seeing the changes on campus next time I visit Philadelphia.” 

René (Bickerstaff) James MPT’94 was recently promoted to LTACH therapy program advisor at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, GA. Rene lives with her husband and three children – Hillary, Harrison and Charllie –  in Manchester, GA.

Megan (McAndrews) Finan PharmD’04 and her husband Sean welcomed daughter Brenna on April 27, 2007. Megan works for Genuardi’s in West Chester, PA. She and her family live in Springfield, PA.

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KleintopKleintop Named Director of Major Gifts
Douglas Kleintop joined the Office of Institutional Advancement as Director of Major Gifts. Kleintop comes to USP from West Chester University, where he was the Director of Major Gifts and Corporate & Foundation Relations. Prior his post at West Chester University,
Kleintop spent time at California State University, Northridge as the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions and previously in Boise, Idaho, at the Special Olympics as Director of Sports & Program.

AZ Alumni Breakfast
On October 30, 2007, approximately 40 USP alumni and staff gathered for an alumni breakfast at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, DE. Kenneth Murtha, Vice President of Operations and a USP Trustee, provided introductory remarks and welcomed everyone to the breakfast. USP President Dr. Philip P. Gerbino also addressed the crowd and provided the latest news and developments occurring at the University. The audience enjoyed the Continuing Education Program, “Health Care Regulation in America” provided by Dr. Robert Field, USP Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Public Health. Thank you to Dr. Harvey Maldow, Director of Professional Relations at AstraZeneca for his effort in making this event so successful.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Sunday, Oct. 14
National Community Pharmacists Association Alumni & Friends Dinner, Anaheim, Calif.

Monday, Nov. 12         
American Society of Pharmaceutical Scientists (ASPS) Alumni Breakfast, 7-8:30 a.m. at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina

Friday, Nov. 16
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Alumni Dinner, 6-8 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant (13th & Filbert Sts.)

Monday, Dec. 3         
American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Alumni Reception, 6-8 p.m. at the Harrah’s Las Vegas (across the street from the Venetian Hotel)

Thursday, Dec. 6        
USP Alumni Association Board Meeting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., USP Campus, Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor