In This Section
- In This Issue
- Alumna Broadcasts Black, Female Experience on Black Women Pharmacists, The Podcast
- Healthcare Disparities in the Days of COVID-19
- Cultural Connections Beyond the Classroom
- Cannabis Makes a Comeback
- USciences Online Launches Medical Cannabis Certificate Programs
- The All-Natural Pain Killer: Is CBD the Future of OTC Pain Management?
- Faculty Under the Microscope
- A Legacy of Growth for Payne Scholarship Recipients
- Alumni Spotlight
- From the President
- From the Alumni Association President's Pen
- Class Notes
- Alumni Events
- Past Bulletins
- Connect with Us
MORRIS YUDELSON P’62 is now offering his original artwork, some dating from 40 to 50 years ago, for purchase on eBay. These vintage pieces include paintings, monotypes, collagraphs, and more.
FREDERICK J GOLDSTEIN, P’63, MSc (Pharmacology) ‘65, PhD (Pharmacology) ‘68, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, is Principal Investigator for a study he presented in August at the virtual 2020 National Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. His research is titled “Analgesic Effect of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on Patients With Chronic Neuropathic Pain During a Four- week Period: A Pilot Study.” He is also the recipient of a large grant from a major Pennsylvania medical marijuana company which allows him to conduct a clinical pharmacokinetic and other studies on a new formulation of THC.
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists honored ALICE E. TILL P’66, MS’69, PhD, MBA, with an award in her name. The Award recognizes women who have contributed significantly to mentorship, advancement, and support of women in the pharmaceutical sciences. Dr. Till’s own efforts to advance women in the field have distinguished her as a role model for others. The inaugural award recipients are Annette Bak, PhD, MBA, and Nurulain T. Zaveri, PhD, FAAPS.
ROBERT COHEN P’67 was featured in the Times Herald about his pharmacy, Myers Medical Supply and Myers Drug Store. Cohen announced that the stores would close after more than 126 years in business.
ROBERT PIETRUSKO PharmD’73 was named Chief Regulatory and Quality Officer at Vor Biopharma, an oncology company pioneering engineered hematopoietic stem cells for the treatment of cancer.
EDNA HENRY PARKER MT’76 has been named Vice President of LabCorp Diagnostics’ National Office of Quality, overseeing quality for all LabCorp Enterprise laboratories.
MARK SHAPIRO P’77 retired from a 40+ year career in pharmaceutical analytical chemistry in December 2019, having worked for small generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Vermont, as well as large corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and most recently Cambrex, where he held positions as Director and Senior Director of GMP Analytical Chemistry and Analytical R&D over a span of eleven years. Upon retiring, Mark activated MCS Pharma Consulting LLC, where he serves as President and Principal Consultant, specializing in the area of analytical chemistry. Mark and his beautiful bride of over 37 years currently live in Stokesdale, NC.
ROBERT REITZ P’79 retired from Geisinger Medical Center after 39+ years as a clinical pharmacist.
GLEN BIANCHINI P’83, RPh, M.S., was appointed Chief Pharmacy Officer at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Devereux recently announced the launch of a new, integrated pharmacy aimed at improving overall safety and quality for the individuals it serves. In this new role, Bianchini will lead Devereux’s enterprise-wide strategy related to pharmacy operations and medication management services across the organization’s continuum of care. Specifically, he will be responsible for regulatory compliance, clinical excellence, fiscal performance, pharmaceutical purchasing, pharmacy clinical practice, transitions of care, and the development and implementation of operational and clinical growth opportunities.
CDR WILLIAM E KELLY, USN, P’94, has been selected for promotion to Captain in the Medical Service Corps of the US Navy.
KEITH HARTMAN P’94 has been named Chief Executive Officer of ContinuumRx, a provider of home infusion and specialty pharmacy services. Hartman was previously Chief Operations Officer at ContinuumRx.
RUPAL MANSUKHANI PharmD’04 was quoted by the Pharmacy Times in the article “Updates for Influenza Vaccination Recommendations: Role of the Pharmacist.”
GARY MICHAEL SMEDLEY PharmD’11 spoke at the Carbondale Area Graduation Ceremony.
ROMY ANTOINE BI’12 was interviewed by Thrive Global for the article “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became CEO.”
LINDSAY HUMMEL BI’13 recently opened a practice in Lancaster and Mechanicsburg, PA called Hummel Foot and Ankle LLC. After graduating from USciences, Hummel graduated from Temple University with a doctoral degree in Podiatric Medicine and completed a surgical residency at the Philadelphia VA.
RORY MORAN PharmD’17 and KYLE DAVIS ESWM’13 were married on August 1, 2020, in Doylestown, PA. Davis is also the head baseball coach at USciences. The couple resides in South Philadelphia with their dog, Leo.
JILLIAN CONTE PhD’18 was named assistant professor of forensic biology at Keystone College. She is an active member of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, International Society of Forensic Genetics, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is the chair of the Higher Education committee of the Council of Forensic Science Educators. She is certified in Molecular Biology by the American Board of Criminalistics. Her research focuses in forensic assay development and optimization for human and wildlife forensic applications.
ELIZABETH GREENE DPT’18 and Matthew Sobotta celebrated their wedding at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell on July 18th, 2020 with fellow USciences alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
Philip B. MacDonald P'77
November 19, 2019
Charles R. "Chuck" Berry P'58
March 15, 2020
Stanley W. "Bud" Prosser P'59
March 27, 2020
Alice L. Davies P'48
April 02, 2020
Thomas F. Egan Jr., P'78
April 12, 2020
Marion Spencer Waltington P'47
April 16, 2020
Larry Cole Beierle Sr., P'61
April 17, 2020
David Charles Banas P'90
April 19, 2020
Gerald H. Bean P'60
April 21, 2020
Maureen T. Owen (McCunney) P'77
May 20, 2020
Richard Owen Fitch C'70
May 27, 2020
Tricia A. Zimmerman P'94
June 15, 2020
James C. "Jim" Albert P'83
June 21, 2020
Alfred J. Coscia M'52
June 22, 2020
Anne C. Kelly P'48
July 03, 2020
Herbert P. Gelmine P'57
July 18, 2020
Joseph K. Loehle Sr., P'56
July 24, 2020
David W. Browning P'80
August 01, 2020
Ronald J. D'Orazio P'58
September 04, 2020
Clarence E. "Gene" Nissley P'51
September 19, 2020
Edwin L. Merow P'53
September 16, 2020