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NEIL DAVID P’53, MS’55, PharmD’70 recently authored/ published the book Medical Abbreviations: 55,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communication and Safety, 16th edition, 2020, 721 pages (ISBN 978-0-931431-00-5). Of the U.S. News and World Reports 2019-20 rankings of the 20 Best US Hospitals, 13 of these use the Internet version of the book (medabbrev.com) on their Intranet.
FREDERICK J. GOLDSTEIN P’63, MSc’65, PhD’68, FCP Serves on the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine (NBOME) to write and review board questions. In recognition of the significant increase in available prescription drugs over the last few decades, he was appointed to the newly formed NBOME Task Force on Pharmacology to consider the appropriate level of coverage for future physicians. In this direct regard, he wrote an article, “Depth of Clinical Pharmacology in Undergraduate Medical Education” which was published Oct 1, 2019, in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
JOHN FRANCESCHINI P’66, MBA’70 (Drexel University) had his play Angel At My Door produced at Simpson College, Iowa in November 2019.
THOMAS J. DOUGHERTY PhD’73 taught in the 4th annual International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance at the BioMerieux Center in Annecy, France. This is the fourth time he has participated in the course, both as a presenter and scientific advisor. He also serves on the scientific board of Carb-X, an antibiotic funding group, and on the editorial board of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. He is currently conducting research on antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the Dept. of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
BRUCE CLUTCHER P’77 retired in April from Cerner Corporation after 36 years of service with Shared Medical Systems (SMS)/ Siemens Healthcare/Cerner Corporation. He retired as a Senior Solution Architect in the ClientWorks Solution Management organization representing the above companies as a clinical software engineer, consultant and analyst. After graduating from PCPS he continued his education receiving a Certificate in Computer Programming from the Computer Learning Center. Prior to joining SMS Bruce worked as a staff pharmacist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for five years. Bruce and his wife live in Palmyra, PA.
SANDRA LOTTES PharmD’85 was named the Vice President & Head of Clinical Research of FSD Pharma’s BioSciences Division. Dr. Lottes was most recently serving as vice president of global clinical development and operations at United Biosource Corporation.
ARTHUR FRATAMICO P’88 was named to the Sun BioPharma Board of Directors. Fratamico has 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry; he is now the sixth member of the board. Fratamico is the chief business officer of Galera Therapeutics.
GRETCHEN WELBY P’92 became the newest member of the Scranton School Board, making her the record 7th woman on the panel. After graduating from USciences, Welby went on to earn her masters in health administration in Scranton and a doctor of pharmacy in Philadelphia. She now works as the academic director for the Physician Assistant Program at Marywood University
SAMUEL R. WETHERILL P’97, PharmD has been appointed Vice President, Pharmacy Services, at ChristianaCare, a health system based in Delaware. In October 2019 University of the Sciences named Samuel R. Wetherill IV P’97, PharmD to its Board of Trustees.
TERRI EVAN CORBIN P’96 PharmD’97 has been appointed Senior Vice President, Clinical Essential Services, at ChristianaCare, a health system based in Delaware. Dr. Corbo’s scope of responsibility includes imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, rehabilitation and respiratory services.
ANDREA SULECKI PhB’03 was recently promoted to Senior Vice President of Operational Risk Management at Citi Financial Services in March 2019.
RAMZI BENAMAR MBA’05 has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. He comes to the role from Spark Therapeutics where he served as vice president and head of financial planning and analysis.
MARGARET SALAMA ABDELMASSIH PharmD’12 welcomed baby girl Eliana Abdelmassih with husband Robeir Abdelmassih.
CATHERINE E. BURDALSKI PharmD’13 was awarded Maryland Health-System Pharmacist of the Year in 2019 by MSHP for her contributions in oncology, smoking cessation, and research with a significant impact to Maryland citizens and pharmacy practice. Catherine currently works at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as a clinical pharmacy specialist in oncology.
RYAN COURTNEY PharmD’14 has been appointed Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor at ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.
THOMAS M. DEVENNY PharmD’15 and ELISSA M. MULLER PharmD’18 got married on December 14, 2019.
COURTNEY MONTEPARA PharmD’15 recently published her second children’s book, Eli the Elephant and His Trunk of Truth, which centers on the importance of honesty. For more information, please visit zootimefables.com
KRISTEN PREMUS DrOT’16 and DAVID LANZA PharmD’16 got engaged on October 12, 2019. Kristen and David met on move in weekend freshman year (2010) and will wed in October of 2021
MARGARET ROUSIS PharmD’17 and her husband Jason welcomed and said goodbye to their son Benjamin Alexander on December 20, 2019. Benjamin (or “Benji”) had Trisomy 13 and was born sleeping. He is deeply loved and missed.
WILLIAM TOMLIN DPT’18 completed his first Ironman 70.3 in September in Lake Placid, NY.
ALLY PATTERSON DPT’19 has been selected by the Alpha Eta Society Awards Committee to receive this year’s Exceptional Student Professional Service Award. This award will be presented during the Annual Conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP).
NORA OSMAN DPT’19 was asked to present her capstone research study “Hip Abduction Fatigue, Single Leg Squat And Hip Control Tests—Construct Validity And Reliability In Persons With Low Back Pain” during the Annual Conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP).
SIDRA KAZMI PharmD’19 started a new position as Staff Pharmacist at Virtua Health in February 2019
Debra Anne Littlejohn P'82
August 16, 2019
William H. Long P'56
October 03, 2019
Frank Anthony Mazza P'62
October 14, 2019
James R. Horton P'60
October 24, 2019
Harvey A. Silk P'50
November 25, 2019
Anthony F. Capriotti P'50
November 27, 2019
Richard Mass P'59
December 16, 2019
Kalman W. Stein P'51
December 25, 2019
Rose Ellen (Freeman) Holl P'57
December 26, 2019
Vito Fantini P'60
January 01, 2020
Morton S. Corman P'43
January 03, 2020
Donald Koehler P'54
February 03, 2020
Thomas S. Youngblood P'02
February 28, 2020
David S. Tice P'63
March 11, 2020
Henry Charles Walsh P'61
March 11, 2020
Lucille Ann (Geis) Townsend P'81
March 26, 2020
May 13, 2020
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, passed away on May 13. Dr. Zanger had a long and memorable career at USciences and is remembered as a mentor who was committed to the educational and professional success of his students and for his many contributions to elevating research at the University.