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October 2010
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Lois Cohen Lecture
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During October, USciences welcomed many special guests to campus. Pictured above:
Ilene Warner-Maron PhD’07, Dr. Lois K. Cohen, and Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, director of the Pan American Health Organization at the Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health on October 4 .

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 28
First-Year Science and Health Fair

Saturday, October 30
Fall Open House: Undergraduate Majors

Saturday, November 6
Fall Fest

Monday, November 8 - Friday, November 19
Spring Semester Class Registration

Tuesday, November 9
Bernard J. Malis Lecture

Thursday, November 11
Board of Trustees Meeting

Saturday, November 13
Fall Open House: Professional Programs

Tuesday, November 16
Townhall Meeting
Click here for the full Events calendar

In the Community
Join the Walk to Fight Heart DiseaseHeart Health
USciences is participating in the American Heart Association’s Annual 5k Start! Heart Walk on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. Find out how to participate!

Career Fair 2010
USciences 2010 Career Fair: October 7
The Career Services Department's Annual Fall Career Fair provided students an opportunity to interface with potential employers for full and part-time employment, internship opportunities, and networking. Photo Gallery


Late Night Madness
Basketball Season Tips Off With Late Night Madness
On October 14, 2010, students ushered in the men's and women's 2010-11 basketball season with late night madness. The crowd enjoyed exciting giveaways, free food, contests, and prizes while cheering on the Devils. For more information on Devils Basketball, visit www.devilsathletics.com. Photo Gallery

dot Cross Country Teams Sweep Goldey-Beacom Fall Classic Men's | Women's

dot Six Softball Players Named NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes

dot Three USciences Athletes Named to the CACC Honor Roll

dot Flores Named Recipient of Keegan Scholarship

dot Hickman Records 2,000 Career Assists

University of the Sciences is turning to new branding that captures the essence and energy of a focused university where healthcare and science converge. Learn more about this transition: Experts Blog: What's in a Brand Name? |Watch "Discover USciences: Where healthcare and science converge." (0:57)| Watch "USciences: Moving into the future" (4:41)

A Silver Lining for Student Loans
A new study reported by U.S. News and World Report shows USciences graduates are at the top when it comes to repaying student loans and federal statistics back that up. The study reaffirms that USciences students are well-prepared for successful careers.
Philadelphia Science Festival

A Proud Sponsor of Citywide Science Festival
USciences is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Science Festival, a wide-ranging and ambitious celebration slated to run April 15 – 28, 2011.

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Hosts Annual White Coat Ceremony

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy inducted 220 students into its professional family on Saturday, October 2. The 2014 doctor of pharmacy class was presented with pins and recited the oath of a pharmacist. 
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October Celebrates Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Chemistry
National Chemistry WeekOctober has been a busy month for USciences students. Members of the APhA-ASP, SPTA, and ACS planned numerous events to celebrate their respective fields.

American Pharmacists Month
dot Let's Get Physical: October is National Physical Therapy Month

dot “Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist”: October is American Pharmacists Month
Video: APhA-ASP on CBS "The Early Show" | Video:APhA-ASP's "Wake Up Call" on NBC10

dot Holy Mole-y: National Chemistry Week |
Take our chemistry quiz!

Health Tip: Are Generic Medicines Safe?
Amid a pounding headache, runny nose, or sore throat, an effective and safe medicine is of vital importance to find relief. But when scouring the pharmacy aisles, is it okay to buy the generic product?

More Headlines
dot Breaking Bread to Break Down Barriers: Travel the World with the International Society
dot The First Annual Pink-A-Thon Raises $3,100 for Linda Creed Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart
dot USciences Got Talent!
dot Dr. Michael Gloth Presents: "Before You Call the Roller of Big Cigars: Poetry and Medicine at the End of Life" on November 9, 2010
dot Student, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Achievers
dot Fall Open House Schedule
USciences Experts Blog

October Wellness Tips: Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference
By Karin Richards, Director of Exercise Science & Wellness Management
The fall months are a time of great temptation with the increase of holiday sweets in the house, but it is also the perfect time to make little changes to your routine to stay active and healthy. (Read More)

Current exhibition at Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy:
Secundum Artem Exhibition


Class Notes

Christopher R. Van Besien
PH/TX’00 married Kathryn C. Groves PharmD’07 on June 18, 2010, in Piscadera Bay, Curacao. The guest list included Matthew S. Spaits ES’03; Kurt Reinhart PharmD’06; Jennifer M. Smith PharmD’08; Ryan A. Marek BI’07; John D. Norcross P’00; Joseph G. Materia PharmD’07; and Melissa A. Awad and Kandis A. Ferdinand, both BI’05 MT’06.

Nisha (Shah) Bhatt MPT’02 and Amit M. Bhatt PharmD’03 welcomed the birth of son Rohan on June 25, 2010.


Robert E. Dempski P’56 died on July 24, 2009. After graduating from PCPS, he earned a doctorate in pharmaceutics from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. Survivors include his wife Margaret and children Anne, Sarah, and Robert Jr.

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Alumni Reunion Photo 2

Left: Stephanie Bean MPT’89, Siobhan Duffy, P’84, BW’05, Arthur Blatman P’69, Robin Keyack P’81, and Tiziana Palatucci Fox P’84, PharmD'02, toast to another Reunion. Right: Dr. Daniel Hussar P’62, MS’64, PhD’67, and his wife, Suzanne (Fix) Hussar P’67, light up the night at the 2010 Reunion Dinner Dance.

Alumni Reunion 2010 Alumni Reunion
Over 200 alumni attended the Annual Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, and celebrated being a part of the USciences family with classmates and friends. At the event, three alumni and a faculty member received awards for their exemplary contributions to the University, their professions, and the sciences.
See photos from the Reunion here!

dot Coleen M. Kayden P'78 Presented Highest Alumni Recognition
Tiziana Palatucci Fox P'84, PharmD'02, Receives Ivor Griffith Service Award
Jill Rebuck P’95, PharmD’96, Receives Young Alumnus Award
Honorary Alumnus Award Presented to Tom Bernhardt

Upcoming Alumni Events:

dot Friday, November 5: 140th Annual Convention of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association Alumni Reception in Atlantic City

dot Friday, November 5: Gay Social Mixer (GSM) Happy Hour Reception; 5:30 p.m. at Smokey Joe's (210 S. 40th Street, between Walnut & Locust Streets). Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP required to Michael Krasulski: m.krasulski@usp.edu

dot Saturday, November 6: Legacy Family Meet and Greet Table at Fall Fest

dot Monday, November 15: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Alumni Breakfast in New Orleans; 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. RSVP required to: 215.895.1106

dot Thursday, December 2: Alumni Association Board of Directors Dinner and Meeting

dot Monday, December 6: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Alumni Reception in Anaheim, CA

For more information and to register for an event, please visit: http://www.usp.edu/USPalumniFriends/events.aspx

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