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Griffith Hall Lobby Dedicated to Board of Trustees Chairman Delbert S. Payne
The lobby of Griffith Hall was officially dedicated in honor of University of the Sciences’ Board of Trustees Chairman Delbert S. Payne on Wednesday, Sept. 16 as the Delbert S. Payne Lobby. With Payne’s family, friends, and members of the board, faculty, and staff on hand, President Dr. Philip P. Gerbino unveiled a plaque and portrait of Dr. Payne, while praising his dedication to higher education, outstanding commitment to USciences, and unyielding friendship. 

Chairman of the board since 2000, Dr. Payne is a highly respected civic leader, and has helped steer the University through a period of dynamic growth. His extensive community service has included serving on the boards of the Opportunities Industrialization Center of America and the Governor of New Jersey Advisory Council on Volunteerism and Community Service.

Dr. Payne has chaired the Philadelphia 2000 Education Task Force, the Philadelphia Regional Introduction for Minorities to Engineering, and the Philadelphia Education Fund. As a former manager of corporate social investment at Rohm and Haas Company, he brings to the board an in-depth knowledge of local and national issues that affect non-profit institutions.

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USciences' American Chemical Society Chapter Receives Honorable Mention Award
USciences’ American Chemical Society chapter has received an Honorable Mention Chapter Award for its 2009-2010 activities. The chapter will be recognized in the November/December issue of "in Chemistry" magazine and at the ACS Student Chapter Award Ceremony that will be held at the 241st ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, CA.

At USciences, ACS gives students an organization that provides information concerning the Chemistry and Biochemistry departments. ACS encourages student interaction within chemistry majors and provides students interested in the departments a rich source of knowledge and experience concerning the multiple areas of chemistry and biochemistry.


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Philadelphia Chapter Hosts October Meeting at USciences
The Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society will host its 2010 October Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC). Dr. William J. Simonsick, Jr. from DuPont Chemical Company will present "Modern Mass Spectrometry in the Materials World." A dinner will be hosted prior to the lecture at 6 p.m. in the McNeil STC Atrium. Dinner cost is $20 for patrons, $10 for students with ID.

Reservations should be made by calling Mrs. Harper at the section office, (215) 382-1589, or emailing PhilaACS@aol.com by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.  Cancellations, if necessary, cannot be accepted after Tuesday, October 19.  UNCANCELLED RESERVATIONS WILL BE BILLED.

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Misher Visiting Professors of Humanities are Keeping Busy
Misher Visiting Professors of Humanities are keeping busy:

The Misher Visiting Professor of the Humanities was established to advance President Emeritus Dr. Allen Misher’s (1984-1994) vision of the liberal arts in a professional setting and to enhance opportunities in the arts and the humanities for the entire University community.

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Fall Open House Schedule
A visit to campus is the best way to experience life at University of the Sciences. We offer several open house programs, tailored to your program of interest and level of study. Review the event schedule below, and register for the open house that matches your interest – a professional, undergraduate, or graduate program.

Don’t know where you fit? Please contact our admission office at 215.596.8810 for guidance.

Undergraduate Majors – Saturday, Oct. 2 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.); Saturday, Oct. 30 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Professional Programs – Saturday, Oct. 16 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.); Saturday, Nov. 13 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Graduate Programs – Wednesday, Oct. 6 (5 p.m. –  8 p.m.) * This event is ideal for those who have already received a bachelor’s degree.

For more information and to register for an open house online, please visit: http://www.usp.edu/visitusp/fallopenhouse/

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Student, Faculty, and Staff News

Stephen Metraux
Metraux

Stephen Metraux,
associate professor of health policy, has been awarded two new external awards: 1) Deputy
Director of Research for the Center for Homelessness Among Veterans at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and 2) private investigator for a project that examines outcomes for single adults on welfare in Los Angeles County who participate in a job development program in conjunction with receipt of welfare. Metraux is also the Private Investigator for a project entitled “"Young Adult Outcomes of Youth Exiting Dependent Care in LA: Earnings, Homelessness” that is funded through the Hilton Foundation. The projects has a small part in an evaluation for Homebase, an initiative run by the NYC Department of Homeless Services which is intended to prevent families at risk of homelessness from entering shelter.

Anil D'mello
D'mello

Congratulations to Dr. Anil D’mello, professor of pharmaceutical sciences!  His grant application titled “Maternal Low Protein Diet Imprints Lipid Metabolism in the Adult Offspring” to NIH was funded for $355,600; July 2010 to June 2013.

Roberta Batorsky joins the Department of Pharmaceutical Science as adjunct instructor. She will be teaching PC320, Techniques in Pharmacology and Toxicology laboratory.  Before coming to USciences, she taught Biology at Middlesex County College in New Jersey.  She was also a Research and Teaching Specialist at Rutgers University College of Pharmacy in Piscataway New Jersey.

Dr. Mathew Lorenzi joins the Department of Pharmaceutical Science as an Adjunct Associate Professor.  He will be teaching PC851/853, Advanced Pharmacology.  He is a Group Leader at Bristol Myers Squibb.

Adeboye Adejare
Adejare

Dr. Adeboye Adejare, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has been appointed to serve as a regular member of the Neurological Sciences Disorders C (NSD-C) Subcommittee of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH beginning August 2010 and ending June 2014.  The committee’s primary responsibility is reviewing grant applications to NINDS.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Science will be hosting a two-day grant writing workshop from Dec. 14-15.  It will be held in Wilson Hall, room 205 and conducted by the Grant Training Center, Arlington, VA.  Please contact Roseanna Baker (X7457) for further details.

Samson College of Health Science is hosting the following events:

The Marketing and E-Marketing Department has won a Silver Award in the 2010 University & College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition for their Annual Fund Valentine's Day outreach e-card. A true team effort with support from Institutional Advancement, the e-card can be viewed online at: http://www.usp.edu/smc/valentine/.

For more information about the UCDA Design Competition
, please visit: http://ucda.com/competition.lasso.


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Research Activities: February 2010 to August 2010

Research Activities Report February 2010

Principal Investigator

Department

Sponsor

Title

Start Date

End Date

Submitted:

 

 

 

 

 

Bruist, Mike

Chemistry and Biochemistry

KISK

Acquisition of a Structure Determination System in Support of the Development of Instrumentation Facility at USP

7/1/2011

6/30/2011

Li, Zhijun

Bioinformatics

U Albany(R21 Submission)

Developing a Better Viewer for BLAST Output Interface Guided by the Knowledge of Cognitive Styles

1/1/2011

12/31/2012

Moore, Preston

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NIH R15

Computational Elucidation of Physicochemical Properties of Homo-Oligomeric Ion-Channels

12/1/2010

11/30/2013

Coleman, Natalia

Pharmaceutical Sciences

NIH R15

NMDA Receptors in Nf1 Drug Discovery Using Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Model

12/1/2010

11/30/2013

Funded:

 

 

 

 

 

Jessop, Amy

Health Policy

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Pilot Program: HDV Clinical Care Coordination Model

2/1/2010

1/31/2011

Pending:

 

 

 

 

 

Zauhar, Randy

Bioinformatics and Computer Science

QED

 

 

 

Jessop, Amy

Health Policy & Public Health

ACS

 

 

 

Zauhar, Randy

Bioinformatics and Computer Science

TJU

 

 

 

 

Research Activities Report March 2010

Principal Investigator

Department

Sponsor

Title

Start Date

End Date

Submitted:

 

 

 

 

 

Johnston, Therese

Physical Therapy

Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation

Functional Electrical Stimulation to Decrease Foot Drop in Adults with Cerebral Palsy

7/1/2010

6/30/2012

Zauhar, Randy

Chemistry & Biochemistry

TJU-RO1

Development of Small-Molecule Stat5a/B Inhibitors for Prostate Cancer Therapy

12/1/2010

11/30/2015

Metraux, Steve

Health Policy and Public Health

Upenn-Hilton Foundation

Young Adult Outcomes of Youth Exiting Dependent Care in LA: Earning, Homelessness, Cj System Involvement, Public Assistance Receipt and Public Health Services Use

3/1/2010

2/28/2011

Barret, Kristen/ McKee, Jim

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Predoctoral Fellowship of the ACS Division of Medical Chemistry

Heterocyclic Sulfones as Potential Chemotherapeutic Agents

9/1/2010

9/1/2011

Tchao, Ruy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

DOD-Prostate Cancer Research Program

A Glutamate Auto-Stimulating Pathway Mediates Prostate Cancer Cell Growth

1/1/2011

12/1/2011

Pophristic, Voki/West, Nathan

Chemistry & Biochemistry

ACS

Catalytic Carboxylation of C-H Bonds by C-H Activation and CO2 Insertion

9/1/2010

8/31/2012

Metraux, Steve

Health Policy and Public Health

UPenn-VA

Va-2444-10-Rp-0004 Dennis Culhane Contract

1/5/2010

1/4/2011

Funded:

 

 

 

 

 

Metraux, Steve

Health Policy and Public Health

UPenn-VA

Va-2444-10-Rp-0004 Dennis Culhane Contract

1/5/2010

1/4/2011

Chen, Bin

Pharmaceutical Sciences

NIH R21

Effects of Danshen Constituent Tanshinone IIA on Tumor Vasculature

5/1/2010

4/30/2012

Metraux, Steve

Health Policy and Public Health

UPenn-Hilton Foundation

Young Adult Outcomes of Youth Exiting Dependent Care in LA: Earning, Homelessness, Cj System Involvement, Public Assistance Receipt and Public Health Services Use

3/1/2010

2/28/2011

 

Research Activities Report April 2010

Principal Investigator

Department

Sponsor

Title

Start Date

End Date

Submitted:

 

 

 

 

 

Zauhar, Randy

Bioinformatics and Computer Science

University City KIZ Micro Grant

Keystone Innovation Zone(kiz) Microgrant

7/1/2010

6/30/2011

Jessop, Amy/ Hedden Erika

Health Policy and Public Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Immunization Information Systems: Examining the Role of Advocacy in the Legislative Process

12/1/2010

12/31/2011

McEwen, Charles (Resubmission)

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NSF

Acquisition of a High Resolution Mass Spectrometer for Research and Education Goals of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

5/1/2010

4/30/2013

Moore, Preston (Resubmission)

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NSF

Acquisition of a 376 CPU Core Computer Cluster to meet the increasing needs for Scientific computing at USP

5/1/2010

4/30/2013

Coleman, Natalia

Pharmaceutical Sciences

WBT Pharmaceutical

Investigation of Anti-Cancer Properties of an Herbal Preparation

4/23/2010

4/22/2013

Adejare, Adeboye

Pharmaceutical Sciences

ADDF

Novel NMDA Receptors Antagonists for Treatment of Neurodegeneration

5/1/2010

4/30/2011

Funded:

 

 

 

 

 

Johnston, Therese

Physical Therapy

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Personal Service Agreement For Therese Johnston

1/1/2010

12/1/2010

Coleman, Natalia

Pharmaceutical Sciences

WBT Pharmaceutical

Investigation of Anti-Cancer Properties of an Herbal Preparation

4/23/2010

4/22/2013

Bruist, Mike

Chemistry and Biochemistry

KISK

Acquisition of a Structure Determination System in Support of the Development of Instrumentation Facility at USP

7/1/2010

6/30/2011

Peterson, Andrew

Health Policy and Public Health

HRSA

Geriatric Education Centers (GEC) Grant Program

7/1/2010

6/30/2015

Pending:

 

 

 

 

 

Coleman, Natalia

Pharmaceutical Sciences

NFRP

 

 

 

Sun, Bo

Bioinformatics and Computer Science

WW Smith

 

 

 

Metraux, Steve

Health Policy and Public Health

County of LA

 

 

 

 

Research Activities Report May 2010

Principal Investigator

Department

Sponsor

Title

Start Date

End Date

Submitted:

 

 

 

 

 

Coleman, Natalia

Pharmaceutical Sciences

DoD/NFRP

Nmda Receptors In Nf1 Drug Discovery Using Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Model

12/1/2010

11/30/2013

Hedden, Ericka

Health Policy

AHRQ (Resubmission)

Immnization Information Systems: Laws And Policies That Impact On Utility

3/1/2011

5/1/2012

Richards, Karin

Fitness & Health Management

Post

2010 Post Cereals Health & Wellness Essay Contest

9/1/2010

8/31/2011

Zauhar, Randy

Bioinformatics; Computer Sciences

Upenn - CTSA

Institutional Clinical And Translational Science Award

7/1/2011

6/30/2016

Funded:

 

 

 

 

 

Zauhar, Randy

Bioinformatic; Computer Sciences

KIZ Micro Grant

Keyston Innovation Zone (KIZ) Microgrant

7/1/2010

6/30/2011

Metraux, Stephen

Health Policy

County of LA

Using Adult Linkages Project Data For Determining Patter & Costs of Services Use By Gen Relief Rec

5/19/2010

1/31/2011

L.O.I.:

 

 

 

 

 

Tchao, Ruy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

DoD

 

 

 

Parvanta, Claudia

Behavioral and Social Sciences

NIH R21

 

 

 

 

Research Activities Report June 2010

Principal Investigator

Department

Sponsor

Title

Start Date

End Date

Submitted:

 

 

 

 

 

Sun, Bo

Bioinformatics; Computer Sciences

WW Smith Trust

Computer Assisted Diagnosis In Histophathology For Breast Cancer

12/1/2010

11/31/2011

Janke, Elizabeth

Behavioral and Social Sciences

NIH R15

Obesity and Stress-Induced Eating: Examining a Fear-Avoidance Model

8/15/2011

8/14/2014

Parvanta, Claudia

Behavioral and Social Sciences

NIH R21

Development And Validation of The Health Literacy Medication Adherence Profile

4/1/2010

3/31/2013

Lehrberger, Paula

Financial Aid

HRSA

ARRA - Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

7/1/2010

6/30/2011

Moore, Preston

Chemistry and Biochemistry

TeraGrid

Allocation Renewal Request for Computational Studies of Comples Biological Systems (2010)

7/1/2010

6/30/2011

Halpern, Paul

Math, Physics and Statistics

FQXT

The Nature of Time

8/15/2011

8/15/52010

Moore, Preston

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NIH R01

Elucidate Of Ion-Channel Physicochemical Properties by Multiscale Modeling

1/1/2011

12/31/2015

Anthony, Jennifer

Biological Sciences

NIH R15

Elucidation Of The Carmosic Acid Pathway From Rosemarinus Officinalis

4/1/2011

3/31/2013

Snow, Julian

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NIH R15

Thermodynamical and Computational Investigations of Membrane - Drug Interactions: Curvature Effect

4/1/2010

3/31/2013

Moore, Catherine

Pharmaceutical Sciences

NIH R15

ARF6 Modulates Chemokine Gradient Sensing In Metastatic Cells

4/15/2011

4/14/2014

Funded:

 

 

 

 

 

Guillermo, Moyna

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NSF (additional funds)

Structure, Solvation and Dynamics in Ionic Liquids

9/1/2010

8/31/2011

Sidorenko, Alex

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NSF (EAGER)

Optoelectronic Supramolecular Block-Copolymer Aseemblies Aided byDonor-Acceptor Interactions

9/1/2010

8/31/2011

L.O.I:

 

 

 

 

 

Jessop, Amy

Health Policy and Public Health

Pew Foundation

 

 

 

 

Research Activities Report July 2010

Principal Investigator

Department

Sponsor

Title

Start Date

End Date

Submitted:

 

 

 

 

 

Pophristic, Voki

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NSF

A Combined Computational And Experimental Approach For Structure Prediction Of Foldamers

1/1/2011

12/31/2013

Anthony, Jennifer

Biological Sciences

NSF

Engineering Saccharomyces Cerevisiae For The Production Of GA4

3/1/2011

2/28/2014

Bentzley, Catherine

Chemistry and Biochemistry

NSF

Collaborative Research: Translating Mechanistic Details Of The Maldi Process Into Improved Mass Spec

7/1/2011

6/30/2014

Funded:

 

 

 

 

 

D'mello, Anil

Pharmaceutical Sciences

NIH R15

Maternal Low Protein Diet Alters Lipid Metabolism in The Adult Offspring

7/20/2010

6/30/2013

Johnston, Therese

Physical Therapy

Neilsen Foundation

Musculoskeletal And Cardiovascular Effects of Two Different Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling

7/1/2010

6/30/2012

Lehrberger, Paula

Financial Aid

HRSA

ARRA - Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

7/1/2010

6/30/2011

 

Research Activities Report August 2010

Principal Investigator

Department

Sponsor

Title

Start Date

End Date

Submitted:

 

 

 

 

 

Porter, John

Biological Sciences

NIH R01

Isolation, Identification And Characterization Of A Toxin Causing Biliary Atresia

4/1/2011

3/31/2016

McEwen, Charles

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Research Services Agreement

9/1/2010

8/31/2012

Garcia, Gladys

Pharmacy Practice

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

The Use Of Peer Health Advocate As A Strategy To Promote Community Pharmacist-Provided MTM Services

10/1/2010

9/31/2011

Funded:

 

 

 

 

 

Zarus, Stephanie

Health Policy

Genetech

Managed Care Fellowship Agreement

6/1/2010

5/31/2012

Li, Zhijun

Chemistry and Biochemistry

UPenn/NIH Sub

Development of small molecule inhibitors Human alternative pathway complement

7/1/2010

6/30/2012

Anthony, Jennifer

Biological Sciences

American Society of Pharmacology Fdn

2010 ASP Research Starter Grant

8/1/2010

8/1/2011

McEwen, Charles

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Research Services Agreement

9/1/2010

8/31/2012

L.O.I.:

 

 

 

 

 

Friere, Sergio

Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Esther B. Kahn Fdn

 

 

 

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Nominations for Honorary Degree Candidates Due Sept. 30
All members of the University community are invited to submit nominations for honorary degree recipients. Honorary degrees will be awarded at the May 2011 commencement ceremony and at the Founders’ Day event on February 17, 2011. The deadline for submitting nominations is September 30, 2010. Please submit all nominations to Colleen Ryan, via campus mail (Box 33) or email (c.ryan@usp.edu).

For information on the criteria and selection process, click here.

For the nomination form, click here.

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Join the Walk to Fight Heart Disease
Once again, USciences has been invited to participate in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual 5k Start! Heart Walk on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. The Office of Community Partnerships is coordinating this campus-wide effort but they need your help!

The AHA has an easy-to-use internet set-up that enables you to both recruit walkers and also raise funds - all via email! The method they use when working with large corporations or institutions is a “Team Captain” system in which each captain acts as a recruiter for additional walkers.

The first 50 participants to sign up will also receive a red “Team USciences” baseball cap to wear during the walk.

Are you interested in becoming a Team Captain for USciences? Please contact Emily Tunney in the Office of Community Partnerships at e.tunney@usp.edu or 215.596.8549 to sign up or for more information.

A “Team Captain” training session will be scheduled in the next week or two to review the registration and recruitment processes so please let me know as soon as you can if you’re interested.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

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Rich Named to the CACC Women’s Volleyball Honor Roll
USciences women’s volleyball player Cady Rich DPT’13 was named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women’s volleyball honor roll for her performance. In the Devils' first match, Rich, a senior middle blocker, recorded eight kills in ten attempts without a single attack error.  So far this season, she is the team leader in attacks, blocks, and kills.

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Vassalotti Named to the CACC Women’s Tennis Honor Roll
USciences women’s tennis player Desiree Vassalotti MOT’14 was named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women’s tennis honor roll for her performance. This season, Vassalotti is undefeated (3-0) in her individual matches.

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