A New Provost
Before the calendar had officially turned the page from 2008 to 2009, University President Dr. Philip P. Gerbino announced that Dr. Russell J. DiGate had been named provost, the University’s highest academic post. Dr. DiGate, who was dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy since 2004, had been filling in as interim provost since September. In his first order of business, Dr. DiGate appointed Dr. Lisa Lawson as interim dean at PCP, the first woman to hold the post, and Dr. William Cunningham as dean of students.
Dr. Laurie Sherwen to Provide Leadership for CHS
Dr. Laurie N. Sherwen joined the University as dean of the College of Health Sciences in December. As the former dean and professor of the Division of the Schools of the Health Professions at Hunter College of CUNY, she brings a wealth of experience in scholarship, publication, and research.
Mayes Ribbon Cutting
In May, trustee and alumna Dr. Kathleen Mayes P’76, PharmD’78, officially dedicated the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy. The college connects the knowledge bases of healthcare, business, technology, and government policy.
Research Day Showcases the University’s Best
The 6th annual Research Day in April recognized the research efforts of faculty members and students, while showcasing the diversity and growth of research pursuits on campus.
Eighth Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture and Lab Dedication
A new location for the Patricia Leahy Research Lab was unveiled as the Department of Physical Therapy hosted the annual memorial lecture.
New Partnership with Wistar Announced
The Wistar Institute and University of the Sciences announced a partnership in a new Center for Chemical Biology and Translational Medicine on Dec. 16. Combining Wistar’s strengths in basic biomedical research with the University's expertise in medicinal chemistry and pharmacology, the partnership will enable more rapid translation of basic science discoveries into compounds with potential for refinement into new medicines and therapies for patients.
From the annual alumni awards to the student carnival the University's Fall Fest & Alumni Reunion brought the campus to life with students and their families, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Nancy Shils to Lead Alumni Relations
Nancy Shils joined Institutional Advancement as the new manager of alumni relations. Shils served more than 10 years as the associate director for Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving at the Wharton School.
Alumnus John A. Gans To Receive Pharmacy Profession’s Highest Honor
John A Gans P’66, PharmD’69, will be awarded the 2009 Remington Honor Medal, the pharmacy profession’s highest honor administered by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).
26th Annual Alumni Golf Outing A Success
One hundred and five people took advantage of near perfect weather conditions during the 26th Annual University of the Sciences Alumni Golf Tournament to raise money for a good cause in August.
Giving back to the community and helping others through service is one of the University’s missions. Each year numerous student groups raise monies for local charities (above, Race for Humanity), plant trees, or participate through classroom experiences to give back.
OT Students Open Their Hearts to Aging Homeowners
Dedicated volunteers and community partners like the University, joined AARP and Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, to offer free home repair services to low-income members of the West Shore community.
Helping the West Philly Tool Library Nail Its Goal
When the West Philly Tool Library opened up literally next door to campus, it was only natural for the University to get involved to provide tools and other home maintenance materials to community residents.
Race for Humanity Sprints for the Cure to Childhood Cancer
More than 250 runners participated in the third-annual 5K Race for Humanity Walk/Run, sponsored by Omega Chi Psi, that benefited CureSearch, the National Childhood Cancer Foundation Children’s Oncology Group.
Spring Break Trip Raises Hope and Homes
A group of nine students headed south for Spring Break, not for partying, but for a week’s worth of labor for Habitat for Humanity.