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January/February 2008
The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

The USP campus was a beehive of activity on Jan. 14 as students returned to start the spring semester.


Tuesday, Jan. 29
Graduate Student Organization Meet and Greet Tea Party
4-6 p.m., McNeil STC

Thursday, Jan. 31
Faculty Council Meeting
Gen Ed Curriculum Open Forum
1-3 p.m., McNeil STC 145

Departments of Math/Physics/Statistics and Bioinformatics/Computer Science seminar series
3-4 p.m., McNeil STC 237

Tuesday, Feb. 5
Make a Deal for a USP Devil
7 p.m., McNeil STC
Thursday, Feb. 21
Founders' Day
2-2:45 p.m., McNeil STC
Thursday, Feb. 28
Forensic Science Lecture Series
1:30-2:30 p.m., Griffith C

Events calendar

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

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

Sports Shorts
Chesnavich Earns Conf. and Div. Honors

USP women's basketball player Erin Chesnavich was honored for the second-consecutive week by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) as their Women's Basketball Player of the Week, and added
ECAC Division II Women's Basketball Player of the Week recognition as well.
dot Three Devils Named to 2007 CACC Fall Academic Team

MLK Day Community Service Projects
The Department of Physical Therapy sponsored a food drive for the food panty at the Southwest Community Enrichment Center as a way to embrace the “day of service”. That same day, the students in the Department of Occupational Therapy held a successful clothing/coat drive to help meet the clothing needs for the Southwest Community Enrichment Center.
"Fill it up!" Book Drive Project



Founders’ Day Set For Feb. 21
USP will celebrate the 187th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 21, 2008, with a number of events, including an honorary degree to be bestowed upon alumnus and entrepreneur Leonard S. Jacob BI’70, MD, PhD. Founders' Day recalls USP's establishment on Feb. 23, 1821, by 68 prominent Philadelphia apothecaries. (read more)

MLK Talk Helps to Convey Dr. King's Message
Dr. Anthony Monteiro used the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Jan. 15 to portray Dr. King's inspiration and guidance. (read more)

Forensic Science Seminar Series
USP PresentsThe first forensic science seminar kicked off January 24 with alumnus and former FBI Forensic Molecular Biologist Michael Garvey BI'94. (read more)

USP Health Tip: Healthy Habits for Your Heart
As American Heart Month, February is the ideal time to initiate the lifestyle changes that can help lower your risk of heart disease. “We need to aim for proactive prevention and not damage control,” said Dr. Ara DerMarderosian, who provides tips to live by.
(read more)

Dr. Hussar Names Top Drugs for 2007
With fewer new drugs than previous years, Dr. Daniel A. Hussar selected the five most significant new drugs of 2007. Just 17 new drugs were brought to market in 2007. (read more)

Advances in Pharmacy Practice
Dates for The 29th Annual Advances in Pharmacy Practice live continuing education program are set. Updates from Dr. Daniel A. Hussar and Joseph J. McHale are planned for the three dates. (read more)

MJoTANew MJoTA Focuses on Tuberculosis
Biomedical Writing Programs launched its fourth Medical Journal of Therapeutics Africa. The publication aims to nurture a dialog between pharmaceutical industry professionals in the US and Africa. (read more)

USP Marketing and Development Division Initiates Reorganization

In an effort to meet the strategic needs of USP, a comprehensive redesign of the marketing and development division was implemented on January 10. The overall purpose was to improve the alignment of the marketing and development efforts with goals for the benefit of USP's programs.
(read more)

More Headlines

dot Updates from the Operations Division
dot Biological Sciences, Intercollegiate Athletics win Program Improvement Awards
dot Mayes College Continues Planning
dot USP Leadership to Meet and Greet Grad Students Jan. 29
dot Tactical Committees Present Strategic Plan Priorities
dot Spring Semester Bridging the Gaps Lectures Planned
dot Domain Change Reminder
dot USP Research Activities for December
dot 6th Annual USP Research Day Announced for Thursday, April 24
dot HemisFlavors Brings World Cuisine and Flavors to Campus Dining
dot Dr. Ara DerMarderosian Honored by the ACS


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Class Notes

Edna (Henry) Parker MT’76 was recently promoted to vice president and director of quality assurance at Laboratory Corporation of America. She lives in Pittsboro, NC.

Donna (Marchesani) Cronin P’87, PharmD’88 is working at Hershey Medical Center as part of the information technology team, implementing new pharmacy systems. At home, she manages seven children ranging in age from one to 14.

Julie A. Kase BC/Psy’92 (PhD’04, University of North Carolina) was appointed by the USDA to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). Julie resides in Durham, NC and is currently a public health scientist with the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

Kristen L. Ohm PharmD’02 and James Filla were wed on March 3, 2007 in Austin, TX. Jennifer A. Sweeney PharmD’02 was a guest. James is an assistant manager at Discount Tire Co. in Cedar Park, TX. Kristen is a pharmacist at Brackenridge Hospital Regional Trauma Center in Austin, where the couple resides.

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Call for Nominations
The Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the USP Alumni Association Annual Awards scheduled to be presented at Fall Fest 2008. If you know of someone, who based on the criteria deserves the recognition of his/her peers, please submit their nomination on the form and return to Pat McNelly (p.mcnell@usp.edu) by May 1.  This information can be accessed by visiting www.usp.edu/alumnifriends and clicking on Awards Nominations.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Thursday, February 7
Alumni Career Panel
4-5 p.m.

USP Alumni Association Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – USP Campus, Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor

Thursday, February 21
Founders' Day
2 p.m., McNeil STC

Friday-Monday, March 14-17
American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition
, San Diego, Calif.

Saturday, March 15
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) combined reception

6 to 8 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt, Elizabeth Wing E

Sunday, March 16
APhA Alumni and Friends Reception

7 to 9 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt, poolside

Thursday, April 3
Alumni Career Panel
4-5 p.m.

USP Alumni Association Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – USP Campus, Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor

For more information and to register, please visit www.usp.edu/alumnifriends/events.shtml