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Professional and Career Development for Alumni

Our alumni have access to professional and career development programming provided by USciences. These services are designed to help you approach your career choices with confidence. We can help you refresh your current resume, review and update your professional brand, and help you expand your alumni network. 

We also provide in-person and online informal learning opportunities to hone your skills as an employee, a manager, and a leader in your company and industry. In addition to self improvement seminars, we offer continuing education or professional development units in the fields of pharmacy, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Career Services 

USciences Office of Career Services & Professional Development engages graduate and undergraduate students and alumni in discovering and determining what is meaningful and valuable in their lives, and applying this to careers. Guidance is provided throughout this ongoing, intentional process, and we encourage opportunities for exploring the intersection of our students' education, values, goals and skills.

On Campus Lectures and Symposia 

Our campus is home to lectures and symposia throughout the year featuring subjects of interest to our alumni. Topics include: on campus research pursuits, global health issues, regulatory affairs, and more. Several events are free, and all are welcome back to attend. 

Research Day and John C. Krantz Jr. Lecture

This annual event recognizes the research efforts of faculty and students by showcasing the diverse research pursuits on campus.  This event, free and open to the public, includes the John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecture. More information and Krantz Lecture Archives >

Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health

The Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health honors the work of Lois K. Cohen, PhD, the Paul G. Rogers Ambassador for Global Health Research. This annual event highlights current issues, and celebrates the achievements in global health. More information >

Making the Connections

Annual lecture supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.  Vibrant discussion with thought leaders on emerging health policy topics.  More Information >

Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities

An endowed lecture series in honor of Bernard Malis, who graduated from PCPS in 1944 with a BS in pharmacy and in 1947 with an MS in pharmacy, that sheds light on the intersection of the humanities and the sciences. More Information > 

Philadelphia Grain Malt Symposium

An opportunity to collaborate, network, educate, and strengthen the local grain and malt supply chain.  The Symposium is open to all farmers, brewers, distillers, bakers, restaurateurs, and consumers who are interested in learning more or making connections in the local supply chain. More Information >

Regulatory Eminence and Enterprise Professionals (REEP) Annual Symposium and Networking Event

Annual one day symposium providing an educational and networking platform for exchanging thought provoking ideas, debates, and latest cutting edge topics under the Regulatory umbrella in a cost-effective manner.  More Information >

Career Pathways, Explore the Unconventional

Hosted by the Graduate Student Organization (GSO), this panel discussion and networking event provides both professional development and networking opportunities. More Information >

Professional Development Opportunities for Conference Attendees

Alumni Relations works with our thought leaders, deans and department chairs to cultivate a list of suggested presentations, workshops and sessions at annual conferences of professional organizations affiliated with USciences majors. The list includes sessions that pertain to topics of the most importance and relevance, especially those in which a USciences faculty member is presenting.

American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting

Denver, February 12-15, 2020
For more information visit the APTA Combined Sections Meeting website.

Department Chair, Lora Packel PT, MSPT, PhD has chosen a selection of sessions for your information that you may find interesting to attend:

Thursday 2/13/2020

  • 6:15am: Sports Roundtable (ACL, Achilles, Loading Dose)
  • 8am: Anne Shumway-Cook Lectureship: Vestibular rehabilitation research: Oh, the places we’ll go (Sue Whitney)
  • 11am: Integration of clinical exam, diagnostic testing, and treatment, Part 1: Cervical radiculopathy
  • 11am: Practical applications and integration of neurosciences and brain matters in PT
  • 11am: High-intensity interval training in stroke rehabilitation: State of the Evidence and Clinical Implications
  • 11am: Breast reconstruction following breast cancer: Update on current surgical procedures and rehabilitation considerations including lymphedema
  • 11am: Applying the movement system to the pediatric patient: A 2020 update
  • 3pm: Integration of clinical exam, diagnostic testing, and treatment, Part 2: Neuropathies of the Upper Limb
  • 3pm: TUG and Beyond! The Geriatric Balance and Falls SIG Outcome Measures Toolkit
  • 3pm: New considerations for exercise prescription in treating Achilles and patellar tendon pain

Friday 2/14/2020

  • 8am: Exercise Prescription for the Older Hospitalized Adult: The Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adult Perspective
  • 8am:  Pulmonary Rehab for the PT
  • 8am: Removing the Kid Gloves in Neurologic and Geriatric Rehab
  • 8am: Management of Children with Developmental Coordinator Disorder: An Evidence-Based CPG
  • 11am: Neuromodulation in combination with task-specific training to improve outcomes after SCI
  • 11am: When our patients are using cannabis: What every PT should know
  • 11am: Sports medicine secrets: Evidence-based LE sports movement analysis: sprinting, cutting, and jumping
  • 11am: Treating the pediatric athlete. Modifying treatment for the younger patient
  • 3pm: Weight Bench to bedside: The importance of muscular health and physical function in oncology rehabilitation
  • 3pm: Ankle stability and movement coordination impairments – ligament sprains: Ortho section sponsored clinical practice guideline update 2020

Saturday 2/15/2020

  • 8am: Blood flow restriction training: Beyond strength and hypertrophy of skeletal muscle
  • 8am: Implementation science, innovation, and clinical outcomes
  • 8am: Standardized task analysis for movement system diagnoses: Application to individuals with balance problems
  • 8am: Implementing a resistance training program to improve strength and function in children with CP
  • 11am: Evidence-based approach to aquatic exercise for patients with neurological disorders
  • 11am: Implementing APTA’s CPG: PT management of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty
  • 11am: What we’ve learned about learning: Updates in motor learning and clinical application
  • 3pm:  Where do we go from here? Understanding advanced heart failure and left ventricular assist devices
  • 3pm: Ribcage, respiration, and reconnection – manual therapy management of ribcage and breathing dysfunction
  • 3pm: Sciences meets practice: Baseball and tennis biomechanics and its relation to musculoskeletal injuries

Past Opportunities

American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting

Seattle, March 22-25, 2019

  • Meet the Researchers: APhA-APRS ESAS Contributed Papers Poster Session (0.1 CEUs) or (0.2 CEUs), APhA Second General Session - Featuring George Downs PharmD’72, Dean Emeritus for pharmacy and the Linwood F. Tice Professor, as the recipient of the Generation Rx Award of Excellence.
  • PharmTalk: Innovative Practices in Community Pharmacy Services - Featuring Karleen Melody, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, 


Casey Ryan
Director, Alumni Relations 


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