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December 2008
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
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Wednesday, Dec. 24 – Friday, Jan. 2
University Closed

Monday, Jan. 12
Classes Begin for All Students

Thursday, Jan. 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Speaker: Rep. James Roebuck
5-6 p.m., room 145, McNeil STC

Monday – Friday, Jan. 26-30
Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities

Thursday, Feb. 19
Founder's Day Celebration
2-3 p.m., McNeil STC

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Soldier Drive
Holiday Cheer Sent Overseas
The holidays are especially difficult for those serving in the military overseas, but thanks to volunteers from the Office of Business Services, the Physician Assistant Club, Stephanie Patel HS'09, and others, six U.S. soliders, all relatives of staff, faculty, and students, will receive a little extra holiday cheer. Each soldier will receive a box of toiletries, non-perishable food, games, books, and more, donated by University faculty and staff.

Sports
Deborah Booth Named MAC Air Rifle Shooter of the Month
For her outstanding performance, leadership, work ethic, class work, and community service, Deborah Booth PharmD'13 was named as the first Mid Atlantic Rifle Conference (MAC) Air Rifle Shooter of the Month.

dot Concannon Named Sam Cozen Small College Player of the Week
dot Beaman and Chesnavich Named to CACC Basketball Honor Rolls

dot Team Diesel Repeats as Men's Soccer League Champion
dot East Captures Win in the Basketball All-Star Extravaganza
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D Phi E Upset AST to Win Women's Soccer Cup
dot Danielle Grimaldi & Timothy Poole Win First Coed Challenge
dot Andy Williamson Wins Back-to-Back Madden Mania Championships

 

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Partnership with The Wistar Institute to Speed Translational Drug Research
University of the Sciences and T
he Wistar Institute have announced a partnership in a new Center for Chemical Biology and Translational Medicine, enabling more rapid translation of basic science discoveries into compounds with potential for refinement into new medicines and therapies for patients.

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Leadership Positions Filled For Deans
University Provost Dr. Russell J. DiGate has named Dr. William G. Cunningham, Jr., former dean of student development for PCP, dean of students. In another move, Dr. Digate has appointed Dr. Lisa A. Lawson as the first woman dean for Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Health Tip: This New Year, Ditch the Gym for a Healthy Outdoor Workout
If getting into shape is on your New Year’s resolution list, Professor Karin Richards provides tips to safely take your exercise out of the gym and into the great outdoors this winter.

giftsHealth Tip: Make a Healthy and Lasting Impression with Toys this Holiday Season
Instead of shopping for the hottest pricey toy this holiday season, Occupational Therapy Chair Dr. Paula Kramer encourages parents to buy their children toys that promote healthy childhood development.

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On Nov. 6, students and pharmacists participated in the second annual "Speed Dating with a Pharmacist: A networking Opportunity", hosted by the University chapter of the Pennsylvania Societies of Health-System Pharmacists, where students explored career paths in the field of pharmacy. (Read More)


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dot Dr. Robert I. Field Named Chair of the Health Policy & Public Health Department
dot James Aromando Named Director of Benefits and HR Services
dot Class Sees Jane Golden’s Touch First Hand
dot Faculty Book Offers First Step-By-Step Guide to Learner-Centered Teaching

dot Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Symposium to Honor the Late Dr. Joseph B. Schwartz

dot November Research Activities
dot In The Community: Teddy Bear Drive a Success
dot New Genentech Fellowship Opportunity for Students, Grads and Post Grads
dot CareerTV profiles University of the Sciences for Top Healthcare Employers Episode
dot The 2009 Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities Presents "Images of Nature"
dot Watch: Advancing Senior Health Conference - Updating the Beers Criteria
dot Faculty Enrichment Workshops, January 2009
dot Holiday Safety Newsletter

dot Experience the Holidays on Baltimore Avenue

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Class Notes

1954
Paul Cohen P’54 announces his retirement from the practice of medicine. His plans include travel and an increased level of involvement with his house of worship. He is presently director of religious activity, providing Hebrew and bar and bat mitzvah instruction.

1980
Thomas M. Simpson P’80 and Deanna Zink were married on February 13, 2008, in Gettysburg, Pa. Thomas is a pharmacist at Choice Critical Care in McSherrystown, Pa. He and his wife currently reside in Hanover, Pa.

1995
Robert J. Durkin P’95 graduated cum laude from Widener University with a JD degree and health law certificate in May 2007. He works for the FDA in Silver Spring, Md. He and his wife Karen (Dougherty) Durkin P’97 live in Mount Airy, Md.

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Alumni Memberships


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NJPhAOn Oct. 22, during the New Jersey Pharmacy Annual Convention, the NJPhA presented a scholarship check to Nancy Shils, alumni relations manager. The scholarship is to be given to an eligible New Jersey pharmacy student(s) applying for financial aid at University of the Sciences.


AAPS BreakfastIn Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Adeboye Adejare gathered with alumni and guests during the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists breakfast on Nov. 17.


ReceptionPCP alumni, students, and faculty enjoyed the American Society of Health System Pharmacists reception on Dec. 12 in Orlando, Fla., hosted by PCP/Alumni Office.

Upcoming Alumni Events

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009
Alumni Reunion

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