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November Research Activities

Principal Investigator

Department

Sponsor

Title

Start Date

End Date

Submitted 

Anthony, Jennifer

Biology

DoD Breast Cancer

Directed Evolution Of Engineered Eschericha Coli For The Production Of Novel Anti-Cancer Therapeutic

4/1/2009

3/31/2010

DiGate, Russell

Pharmaceutical Sciences

TargetBiotics

Research On Topoisomerases For Antibiotic Development

11/24/2008

11/23/2009

Li, Zhiyu

Pharmaceutical Sciences

DoD Breast Cancer

Novel Antibody Alternatives for Breast Cancer Targeting and Treatment

8/1/2009

7/31/2010

McEwen, Charles

Chemistry and Biochemistry

ACS/PRF - New Directions

Development Of A Fundamental Understanding Related To Detecting Changes In Complex Mixtures Such As Crude Oils

9/1/2009

8/31/2010

Moore, Preston (resubmission)

Chemistry and Biochemistry

UT Dallas

Theory And Computer Simulations Of Nanoparticle-Organic Interfaces In Materials

7/1/2009

6/30/2012

Sidorenko, Alex

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Clarkson University (NSF sub)

Polymer Gel-Polymer Brush Integrated Responsive Materials

9/1/2009

8/31/2013

Sidorenko, Alex

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NSF (NSF-08-059)

Materials World Network:  Optoelectronic Supramolecular Block-Copolymer Assemblies Aided By Donor-Acceptor Interactions

7/1/2009

6/30/2012

Sidorenko, Alex (resubmission)

Chemistry and Biochemistry

ACS/PRF - New Directions

Oxidative Polymerization Of Thiophenes In Active Microscopic Confinement

9/1/2009

8/31/2011

Tchao, Ruy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

DoD Breast Cancer

Glutamate receptors in Breast Cancers

5/1/2009

4/31/2010

Pending

Bentzley, Catherine/McEwen, Charles

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NSF (MRI)

x

x

x

Dasilva, Jamie

Pharmacology and Toxicolgy

NIH Predoctorial

x

x

x

Johnston, Therese

Physical Therapy

Neilsen Foundation

x

x

P

Pophristic, Voki/Moyna, G./ Moore, Preston

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NSF (MRI)

x

x

x

Porter, John

Biological Sciences

KISK

x

x

x

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In The Community: Teddy Bear Drive a SuccessTeddy Bears
University of the Sciences faculty and staff donated cuddly teddy bears to the children at Family Support Services for their holiday party. The children range in age from newborn to 5 years old, and are part of a child abuse treatment program.

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New Genentech Fellowship Opportunity for Students, Grads and Post Grads
University of the Sciences recently announced the first annual Genentech Fellowship. The fellowship, offered by Genentech and the University through Mayes College, is designed to provide opportunities for graduate and post-graduate students to build leadership skills and offer rotational experiences that result in well-rounded professionals.

The fellowship is a two-year program comprised of rotations that blend experience in government and policy with industry. In the first year, the fellow will be assigned a University of the Sciences' mentor who will provide guidance through potential government-based rotations. Possible rotation sites include Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE), as well as healthcare industry organizations such as Independence Blue Cross (IBX) or Aetna, Inc. In the second year, the fellow will become a Genentech employee, working at company headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., in the Managed Care and Customer Operations (MCCO) department.

All University of the Sciences students in the final years of their respective programs, as well as recent graduates, are welcome and encouraged to apply for the fellowship.

Applications are now being accepted for the program. The deadline for applications is January 12, 2009. For additional information, please contact Amanda Solis at a.solis@usp.edu or visit http://www.usp.edu/academics/specialprograms/genentechfellowship.aspx.

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CareerTVWatch: CareerTV profiles University of the Sciences for Top Healthcare Employers Episode
Career TV, the world's most visited career video website, profiled the University's pharmacy program as part of its Top Healthcare Employers episode.

To watch the episode, click here.  

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Team Diesel Repeats as Men's Soccer League Champion
The Intramural Soccer Championship game was won by the defending champions, Team Diesel. They capped off their perfect 6-0 season with an astounding victory over the FC Wankers, 4-0. The team, comprised of sophomores and two juniors, meant business from the start. They came focused and ready to defend the championship they earned just one year ago. M.V.P. Dave Abukhater PharmD’13, scored the first two goals in a spectacular fashion. Dave sliced through the FC Wanker's defense and powered two laser shots through their goalie’s hands. Teammates Kevin Klifto PharmD’13, and Dan Llamoca PharmD’13, chipped-in with one goal each in the second half to seal the championship. Congratulations to Team Diesel on repeating as intramural soccer champs, they truly have a special team. The team was also composed of Captain Tom Lehman PharmD’12, Mike Pomykala DPT’13, Marcin Cebula PharmD’13, Scott Cahayla PharmD’12, and Tony Vanetesse BI’11.

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East Captures Win in the Basketball All-Star Extravaganza
The second annual Basketball All-Star Extravaganza lived up to the hype it garnered throughout the season. The game was played by the all-stars from each intramural basketball team. The All-Star Game was indicative of the most competitive basketball intramural season to-date. Each all-star represented their respective team with pride and honor. The East All-Stars came out very aggressive on defense, opening the game with a lead over the West All-Stars in the first ten minutes of the half.  The West All-Stars weathered the storm and by halftime, were only down by one point. The second half proved to be another grueling 20 minutes. The game went back and forth with ten different lead changes. In the end, the East All-Stars reigned supreme, defeating the West All-Stars by two points. M.V.P. honors went to Zack "Big Country" Kasko PharmD’10.

In other events, Kunj Gohil PharmD’13, won the free-throw contest and Scott Cahayla PharmD’12, won the three-point competition.

West All-Star Roster
Joe Wagner PharmD’12, Rajesh Gadde PharmD’14, Steve Linton BI’07, Phil Maher PharmD’10, Tang Vu (undeclared), Eddie Yu PharmD’13, Anthony Bevilacqua PharmD’10, Mike Varughese PMM’09, Jordan Ahn HS'12, Eric Webb PharmD’11, and Sean Whalen PharmD’11.

East All-Star Roster
Ambrose Delpino PharmD’09, Scott Cahayla PharmD’12, Matt Pulcini PharmD’10, Zach Kasko PharmD’10, Walton Lee DPT’13, Chris Kay PharmD’14, Kunj Gohil PharmD’13, Noble Abraham PharmD’14, Andrew Wong BI’11, Nate Zook PharmD’10, and Chris Dohler PharmD’11.

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D Phi E Upset AST to Win Women's Soccer Cup
The defending champions, D Phi E, came into this year's Women's Soccer Cup as the underdogs against the undefeated AST. The first half proved to be a defensive struggle between the two teams and any offensive push by either team was halted by the strong play of the goaltenders. In the second half, both teams came out aggressive on the offensive side, but D Phi E was better on both sides of the court. Danielle Barrett PharmD’13, championship M.V.P., broke the 0-0 tie with an amazing shot from half court. April Ayon PharmD’11 sealed the deal with a goal to make it 2-0. Both players made the difference in the game with their solid defense and stellar offense.

D Phi E was composed of Chapter President April Ayon PharmD’11, Elizabeth "EJ" Judy PMM’10, Danielle Barrett PharmD’13, Pamela Gagliardi PharmD’13, and Ally Shilo Psy’11. Also in attendance were Alize Rodriguez HS’10 and Jennifer Jenkins C’08, a D Phi E alumna who is currently attending medical school.

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Danielle Grimaldi & Timothy Poole Win First Coed Challenge
Recently, the ARC hosted the first University of the Sciences Coed Challenge. The Coed Challenge included three weight lifting events of bench press, leg press and pull-ups. There were three two-person teams, each with a male and a female. Team members had to join forces and put their strength and will together in a unique blend of competition. All contestants did a phenomenal job in the events, but the winners of the competition were Timothy Poole PharmD’10 and Danielle Grimaldi PharmD’10, with a combined point total of 2,770.


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Andy Williamson Wins Back-to-Back Madden Mania Championships
It's Madden time! The annual Madden Tournament kicked off in great fashion. The ten participants looked to get after it after the reigning champion, Andy Williamson PharmD’12, said he would win again this year. Andy got off to a slow start against Kevin Abraham PharmD’12, but managed to pull through with a close victory. Runner-up from last year, Ravi Desai PharmD’11, got off to a fast start, winning by a large margin against Markieth Patterson DPT’12. The rest of the first round included very tight defensive battles. In the second round, the competitors took it to the next level and tournament newcomer, Dwight Bowen PharmD’11, looked sharp as he defeated Akosh Patel PharmD’09 to advance to the championship game. Returning champ Andy advanced to the championship game with a last-second touchdown pass against Frank Staino DPT’10. In the championship game, Andy took the lead over Dwight 21-0 in the first half and never looked back.  Winning 28-0 in the championship, two-time Champ Andy Williamson went home with another crown.

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The 2009 Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities Presents "Images of Nature"

Digital Photo Contest
Prizes! Fame! Fortune!

The Misher Festival of Fine Arts and Humanities and the University of the Sciences Honors Program are sponsoring a photo contest on "Images of Nature." Send in one or two of your own photographs. Photos will be shown on USP TV across the campus and you'll have the chance to win big prizes.

Here is the information you need:

Who: All University of the Sciences faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and students are invited to take part.

What: Any kind of photograph that fits the theme of "Images of Nature." You can take pictures of people, bugs, trees, pollution, or flowers - be creative.

Where: Photographs will be shown on USP TV across campus and the winning photo will be framed and hung in the East Building.

When: Submit your photographs by midnight on Jan. 19, 2009. Images will be displayed during the 2009 Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities January 26-30, 2009.

How: Send no more than two photographs in jpeg format, up to 10mb each, to misherfestivalcontest@usp.edu. Submitting files will be your way of affirming that they are your own photographs, not owned, taken, or retouched by anyone else, and that the University has the permission to judge and to showcase your work.

Why: Prizes! Justin Rectenwald of Rectenwald Studio (Philadelphia) will serve as the contest judge.

First prize will be $100 and a framed copy of your photograph, Second prize will be $50 and a framed copy of your photograph, Third prize will be $50.

For more information, contact Christine Flanagan (c.flanag@usp.edu) or Roy Robson (r.robson@usp.edu).

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Watch: Advancing Senior Health Conference - Updating the Beers Criteria

To view the video, please visit http://www.usp.edu/academics/collegesdepts/Mayes/Mayesvideo.aspx

Please Note:  This video is only accessible in Internet Explorer 7.0 or Firefox 1.5 and higher.

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Faculty Enrichment Workshops, January 2009

Please RSVP to Mary Rafferty, x 1168 m.raffer@usp.edu
                                                                                                                                   
Monday Jan. 5 - 1- 3
Anecdote to Data: Conducting research about Teaching and Learning:  Getting Started
Doing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Phyllis Blumberg
GRI 110C

Tuesday Jan. 6 – 10 – 12
Using portfolios for holistic (comprehensive or whole person for many skills) assessments          
Deirdre Pettipiece, Justin Everett
STC 147

Tuesday Jan 6 – 2 - 4
How can I show I am a good or excellent teacher?  Issues and Introducing a Tool.
Phyllis Blumberg
GRI 110C

Wednesday Jan 7 – 10 – 12
Responsibility – This is Your Class, Not Mind:  Encouraging Students to Take Responsibility
for Learning.
Phyllis Blumberg
GRI 110C

Wednesday Jan 7 – 1 – 3
Did I write good multiple choice questions? 
Linda Robinson, Jean Scholtz                                                                                                           
GRI 110C

Thursday Jan 8 - 9- 10   Tentative Schedule for this day.  More details will follow.
The Devil’s in the Details of Angel
An overview of what Angel can and cannot do-including show and tell of various functions
Angel overview of its capabilities, advanced training – in the process of securing
                                                                                                                       
Jeff Swain– Instructional Design/Angel Specialist at Penn State University                                     
STC 237

Thursday Jan 8 – 10 – 4
Advanced use of Angel – several 1 hour workshops using advanced features
On Angel will be announced.
Jeff Swain                                                                                                                                          
STC 147

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Holiday Safety Newsletter

Please visit http://www.usp.edu/safety/infotrain/newsletters/Holiday%202008.doc for some holiday safety reminders.

The EHRS Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

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Experience the Holidays on Baltimore Avenue

Curio Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Calvary Church, 48th and Baltimore Avenue, from December 11 to January 3. www.curiotheatre.org/Production2.html

Vix Emporium and Danger Danger Gallery will host VIXtravaganza, a two-day craft fair on December 20 and 21 at Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Avenue. http://vixemporium.wordpress.com and www.myspace.com/dangerdangergallery

On Sunday, December 21 at 5pm, join the Friend of Clark Park for an evening of Christmas caroling in Clark Park. www.clarkpark.info

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