2019 USciences News

  • USciences Celebrates 199th Founders' Day

    February 18, 2020

    Honoring the founding of USciences 199 years ago, the University honored its rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare, science, and education at Founders' Day on February 13, 2020. The event also launched the University's Bicentennial celebration which will span through 2021.

  • Sparks Fly: USciences Alumni Share Their Love Stories

    February 12, 2020

    Sparks have been flying around campus for generations and not just in chemistry laboratories! In honor of Valentine's Day, we set out to share a few of the many stories behind alumni who met and fell in love here.

  • Misher Visiting Professor Encourages Students to Tell Stories of Immigrants and Outsiders

    February 04, 2020

    In her talk for the Misher Festival of Fine Arts, Laila Lalami, PhD, the 2020 Misher Visiting Professor of Humanities and Honors Colloquium Speaker, spoke about how her experience growing up in Morocco and then immigrating to the United States and earning citizenship has impacted her writing style.

  • USciences Adds New Undergraduate Research Opportunities with SEA-GENES Program

    February 03, 2020

    Beginning in the fall of 2020, USciences students will have access to a new course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE), SEA-GENES. This course will allow students to conduct experiments in order to determine the functions of viral genes.

  • Biomedical Writing Professor Authors Book on Pharmaceutical Labeling

    January 31, 2020

    Cathleen O'Connell, RPh, MS, PhD, assistant professor in the Biomedical Writing Programs, recently published the first book on pharmaceutical labeling entitled "Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling" published by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.

  • USciences Professor Interviewed About Novel Coronavirus

    January 30, 2020

    Speaking about the impact of a novel Coronavirus, how it spreads, and what the risks are for those in the U.S., Zachary Klase PhD, associate professor of biological scientists and a virologist by training, spoke to several media outlets about the new, viral threat.

  • Health Sciences Director Follows Ultra Endurance Athlete for Research

    January 28, 2020

    To highlight the importance of field research in exercise physiology, Patrick Davitt, PhD, CSCS, FACS, director of USciences Health Science Program and assistant professor of kinesiology, vlogged his case study of an ultra-endurance athlete during the Leadville Race Series Trail 100 mile race.

  • USciences Education Propels Graduate's Success Across the Pond

    January 24, 2020

    Rosemary Cunningham Thomas P'86 is now the chief executive officer of a start-up focused on developing regenerative medicine solutions for advanced wound healing in the United Kingdom, but before the years of success in medical technology, she started out like many other USciences students.

  • USciences Serves in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    January 21, 2020

    In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, more than 270 USciences students joined faculty and staff volunteering at a variety of service activities on January 20, 2020.

  • Students Get Hands-On Experience in New Pediatric Occupational Therapy Lab

    January 13, 2020

    This fall, USciences' Department of Occupational Therapy opened the first pediatric occupational therapy laboratory on campus.

  • Lab Studies Nonverbal Communication Skills in Autistic Children

    December 20, 2019

    It's known that children with autism often have difficulties with communication and there are interventions to help with speech and language, but where the research is lacking is in how to improve nonverbal communication skills, according to Ashley de Marchena, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, and director of the UScience's "InterAction Lab".

  • New Study: USciences Offers Excellent Return on Investment

    December 20, 2019

    University of the Sciences alumni have a proven record of graduating on time, finding jobs in their fields, and earning top dollar in their careers. Now, a study from Georgetown University has found that USciences is proven to be an excellent long-term investment.

  • USciences Awarded $4.9 Million in Research Grants in 2019

    December 19, 2019

    USciences faculty researchers and students were supported by $4.9 million in grant funding awarded to the University in 2019. The additional dollars support ongoing investigations in each of the University's three colleges as well as student involvement in those projects.

  • W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Representatives Meet USciences Scholarship Recipients

    December 19, 2019

    W.W. Smith Charitable Trust provides funding for undergraduate students scholarships amounting to $71,000 in aid to support 17 undergraduate students.

  • At USciences, Felinah Buslig Earned Research and Professional Experience on Her Journey to Become a Veterinarian

    December 17, 2019

    Dr. Felinah Buslig Bio'15 credits the biology program at USciences with helping her find success as a veterinarian in Jersey City, New Jersey.

  • SUDI Recommends Additional Labeling for Medical Cannabis Products Sold in PA

    December 16, 2019

    Andrew Peterson, PharmD, PhD, Executive Director of the Substance Use Disorders Institute at USciences went before the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, the state regulatory body in Pennsylvania, in November to make recommendations about the labeling of medical cannabis products.

  • USciences was the Catalyst for This Chemistry Major's Career

    December 16, 2019

    Tori Lugiano BS'19 seemed destined for a career in chemistry. For Christmas one year when she was little, she got a chemistry set from her mother, who would go on to buy CSI-type forensic science toy sets that Lugiano would spend hours doing at home. For Lugiano, the choice of a career always couched in the context of how it could benefit others.

  • USciences Professor on International Research Team Finding New Data on Dengue

    December 16, 2019

    In a recent study published in Nature Scientific Data, an international team of interdisciplinary scientists found that in a ten-year period, there has been an increase in the transmission of Aedes-borne arboviruses in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. The team of researchers includes Michael Robert, PhD, assistant professor of applied mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics at USciences.

  • USciences' Brewing Science Program Awarded Grant To Develop Quality Testing Lab

    December 16, 2019

    Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has approved $1.2 million in grants for 18 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs and projects.

  • USciences, West Pharma Mark 20 Years of Innovative Research at The West Center

    December 13, 2019

    University of the Sciences (USciences) and West Pharmaceutical Services (West) celebrated 20 years since the establishment of the West Center for Computational Chemistry and Drug Design during a celebration on USciences' campus on December 12, 2019.