Academic News

  • Pharmacy Students Earn First Place in Clinical Jeopardy

    November 19, 2019

    A team of student pharmacists representing Philadelphia College of Pharmacy won the pharmacy student Clinical Jeopardy game at the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Assembly on October 29, 2019.

  • USciences PhD Graduate is Driven to Find Cure for HIV, Cancer

    November 19, 2019

    When asked about her career goals, Weam Elbezanti PhD'19 (cell and molecular biology) aims high. Originally from Libya, Dr. Elbezanti is continuing her research at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

  • USciences Hosts Data Science Roundtable on Campus

    November 19, 2019

    USciences hosted a dozen professionals working in the field of data science on campus on November 7, 2019, as part of a series of events with students, faculty, and staff.

  • The all-natural pain killer: Is CBD the future of OTC pain management?

    November 19, 2019

    Studies have shown recently that CBD can offer the same pain relief as traditional over the counter pain medications but without the adverse effects to the body's natural recovery process or harmful side effects.

  • USciences Hosts Workout to Educate about Benefits of Exercise to Fight Cancer

    November 15, 2019

    USciences students, faculty, and staff participated in a workout class with a message on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

  • Microbiology Lab Awarded Nearly $500,000 to Study Plant Pathogens

    November 11, 2019

    The act of brushing your teeth is a way to get rid of biofilms, a collection of microorganisms that grow on the tooth's surface containing bacteria that lead to tooth decay. Teeth aren't the only surface where potentially harmful biofilms grow, and Jason Heindl PhD, assistant professor of biology, runs a lab looking at the cell biology of bacteria and how organisms form biofilms.

  • Religion Professor Authors Book on Material Religion

    November 06, 2019

    Leah Comeau, PhD, associate professor of religion at USciences, is the author of a new book "Material Devotion in a South Indian Poetic World, published by Bloomsbury Press as part of a new material religion series.

  • Philosophy Professor Authors New Book on "Problems of Error"

    November 06, 2019

    Samuel Talcott PhD, associate professor of philosophy, is the author of a new book entitled "Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error."

  • Professor Christine Flanagan Tours to Lecture on Recent Book

    October 29, 2019

    Christine Flanagan, MFA, associate professor of English at USciences, presented several lectures related to her research about Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon, about which she wrote her most recent book.

  • The Science of Giving: What Fuels Our Desire to Help Others?

    October 17, 2019

    Donating to a GoFundMe, feeding the homeless at a soup kitchen, or collecting school supplies for underserved communities. These acts of generosity are all ways to help others, yet they often boost the happiness of the donor. This positive effect isn't a coincidence; studies show there is science behind the act of giving.

  • Faculty Under the Microscope: A Closer Look at USciences Faculty Research

    October 17, 2019

    USciences faculty researchers are passionate about their areas of interest. In these interviews, faculty members discuss how they got involved in their research and what keeps them interested.

  • USciences Launches Certificate Specializing in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

    October 16, 2019

    A new certificate in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals offered to undergraduates at University of the Sciences starting this year focuses on both the linguistic and cultural competencies that health professionals need to better care for Hispanics and Latino populations.

  • Pharmacy Faculty Selected to Participate in PA "Flip the Pharmacy" Team

    October 11, 2019

    Karleen Melody, PharmD, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, and Elizabeth Harris, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, are part of a "practice transformation team" of pharmacists who were recently awarded a grant to support community pharmacists to build patient-focused businesses.

  • Biochemistry Lab Positively Reacts to Passionate High School Intern

    October 11, 2019

    When nearing summer break, most high school sophomores are looking forward to taking time off from classwork and studying, but Emily Shang isn't like most of her peers. Instead of taking a couple months off, she searched the biographies of local professors with interesting lab work before landing on Zhihong Wang PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

  • Dr. Chantal Koechli Named Assistant Professor of Biology at USciences

    October 01, 2019

    Chantal Koechli, PhD, has been named assistant professor of biology at University of the Sciences. She comes to USciences with experience as a microbiologist studying the impact of land management on microbial communities.

  • Attendees Learn About Pain Management at 2019 Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture

    September 27, 2019

    Joseph M. Donnelly, PT, DHS, OCS, clinical professor and director of post-professional programs at Mercer University, spoke about the neuroscience of pain and the management and application of individuals with neurologic impairment at the 19th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on September 26, 2019 held on campus in the Science and Technology Center.

  • Pharmaceutical Healthcare Business Students Learn About Career Options at Annual Retreat

    September 24, 2019

    Incoming students in the Pharmaceutical Healthcare Business (PHB) undergraduate program kicked off the fall semester with an annual retreat where they bonded with one another, got to know faculty better, and heard from program alumni about the transition into their careers.

  • USciences Students Host First TEDxUSciences Conference

    September 24, 2019

    Each with their own big ideas, eight speakers graced the first TEDxUSciences stage on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in the Science and Technology Center to share their thoughts on everything from working to end poverty, finding your purpose in life, the need for safe injection sites, to recovering from substance use disorders.

  • Lab Harnesses the Power of Play to Boost Mathematic Achievement in Preschoolers

    September 23, 2019

    It isn't uncommon to hear the sound of children laughing while calling out numbers, followed by an enthusiastic, "good job!" as you near the lab of Vinaya Rajan PhD, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience. Though it has the traditional sounds of an elementary school classroom, it's true students are in college, learning developmental psychology research through the Cognition, Learning, and School Success (CLASS) lab run by Dr. Rajan.

  • Graduate Student in Wistar/USciences Cancer Biology Program Balances Research, Education, and Family

    September 19, 2019

    She has a lot on her plate: She is conducting exciting research for her Ph.D. thesis, has just submitted a paper for publication and is preparing to graduate next year, all the while raising two small children.