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Research Activities Report August 2008

Principal Investigator








Johnston, Therese

Physical Therapy

United Cerebral Palsy

Cycling with and without Functional Electrical Stimulation for Adults with Cerebral Palsy

Li, Zhijun



Developing Web-Server Tools For Structure Modeling of Membrane Proteins and Structure-Based Function

Metraux, Steve

Health Policy

UPenn-Dr. Mark Salzer(NIDRR/Department of Education)

A GIS Study of Environmental Influences on Community Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric D

Bruist, Mike

Chemistry and Biochemistry


Computational Chemistry and Related Sciences at USP









Metraux, Steve

Health Policy

County of LA

Using Adult Linkages Project Data for Determining Patterns & Costs of Services Use by Gen Rec

Li, Zhiyu

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Russell Biotech

Affinity Chromatography Using Novel Rbi Technology

Gupta, Pardeep

Pharmaceutical Sciences


Evaluation of Anti-diabetic activity of ELP fusion proteins in Normal and Diabetic Mouse and Rat Models

























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Wolbach Honored with Executive Director Advisor Award
Kevin Wolbach has been selected to receive the Executive Director Advisor Award from Glenda Earwood, Executive Director of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) National Honor Society for first-year students. As noted in the August Inside USP, the University of the Sciences' chapter was awarded a bronze award by the ALD national council for a 14-percent membership increase in 2007-08. http://www.usp.edu/smc/inside_usp/inside_usp_jump_080800.shtml#ald

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Name Change: Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
To more closely reflect the focus of the Department of Social Sciences, effective Sept. 10 the title of the department will be the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. As the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences moves ahead, it is expected that this new title will enhance the future development of the department and its programs.

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Mayes College Partners with the Alliance for Advancing Senior Health to provide the inaugural Advancing Senior Health Conference™.

This fall Mayes College and the American System for Advancing Senior Health will host a first-of-its-kind Senior Health Conference to provide information and strategies for improving the accessibility, quality, and cost effectiveness of care for our country’s booming senior population. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center on October 1-2, 2008.

Unique to this conference will be the ability to network with a diverse group of professional senior stakeholders that encompass the entire senior health spectrum including payers, practitioners, and advocates. The meeting content will inform all of these important constituencies, and data-rich insights will be presented from just-released research into the needs and implications of caring for a senior population that will double in the next two decades. Continuing education credits will be available to physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit http://www.advancingseniorhealthconference.com/index.html.

NOTE: University faculty, alumni, and students are eligible to receive discounted registration. For more information or to register for the conference visit http://www.advancingseniorhealthconference.com/index.html. Upon registering for the conference select "USP" from the drop-down menu.

Contact Amanda Solis at 215.596.8527 or a.solis@usp.edu for more information.

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Frederick Gutekunst and the Art of Photography to Close Soon
The current exhibition at the Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy, "Frederick Gutekunst and the Art of Photography," will end Monday, 29 September.

The exhibition is a retrospective of the photography of an 1853 graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, who, rather than pursuing a career in pharmacy, followed his passion and eventually become one of the most important studio photographers in America during the second half of the 19th century.

Among the nearly one hundred objects on display are dozens of original portraits including those of luminaries Ulysses S. Grant, Booker T. Washington, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, and John Maisch. Visitors can also view a great rarity: a 10-foot wide panoramic photograph of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia executed by the Gutekunst studio and described as "the largest photograph in the world" in its day.

As part of USP's Fall Fest celebration, the Museum will be open this Saturday, 27 September, 10am - 5:30pm.

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