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  • Psychology of Coronavirus
    Psychology of Coronavirus

    April 30, 2020

    Alysson Light, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at USciences, discusses the psychology of Coronavirus.

  • USciences Community Members Donate Homemade Masks for Essential Employees
    USciences Community Members Donate Homemade Masks for Essential Employees

    April 29, 2020

    Amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, members of the USciences community have answered the call for donations of homemade masks for essential employees still working on campus. Senior Victoria Pobok BI'20, MedHum'20, and Karen Levinson PhD, Director of the Counseling Center, both stepped up to help.

  • Campus Recreation Offers USciences Students, Faculty, and Staff Opportunity to Stay Active with Zoom Workouts
    Campus Recreation Offers USciences Students, Faculty, and Staff Opportunity to Stay Active with Zoom Workouts

    April 16, 2020

    With the Athletic Recreation Center (ARC) closed along with nearly every gym across the region, the opportunity for University of the Sciences students, faculty and staff to work out in a controlled setting, while balancing the workload of the semester, has never been more limited.

  • USciences Hosts Fulbright Scholar Studying Drugs to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
    USciences Hosts Fulbright Scholar Studying Drugs to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

    April 13, 2020

    The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program which is sponsored by the United States government. It allows for international collaborations in research, teaching, and other scholarly activities.

  • USciences Donates More than 60,000 Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment
    USciences Donates More than 60,000 Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment

    April 06, 2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, USciences faculty and staff have collected personal protective equipment (PPE) from across campus to donate to healthcare institutions in Philadelphia.

  • Undergraduate Research Celebrated in Virtual CUR Research Festival
    Undergraduate Research Celebrated in Virtual CUR Research Festival

    April 01, 2020

    Despite campus-wide cancellations due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Undergraduate Research Festival, which was set to be held March 10-12, 2020, was successfully transitioned to a series of virtual events.

  • Anil D'Mello Honored with Faculty Award of Merit
    Anil D'Mello Honored with Faculty Award of Merit

    March 09, 2020

    University of the Sciences presented the 2020 Faculty Award of Merit to Anil D'Mello, PhD, during its Founders' Day ceremony on Feb. 13, 2020.

  • USciences Establishes Procedures for Service Animals in Campus Labs
    USciences Establishes Procedures for Service Animals in Campus Labs

    March 03, 2020

    In an effort to make campus more inclusive to current and future students USciences recently established procedures to allow service animals in on-campus laboratory environments.

  • Faculty Commentary: How The Political Primary Season Creates Psychological Tribes
    Faculty Commentary: How The Political Primary Season Creates Psychological Tribes

    March 03, 2020

    I have a confession: I'm a political junkie who HATES primary season. I've been involved in political activism since before I could vote. I have a productivity blocker set to keep me off Politico during work. I have political convictions and opinions, and I love to talk about them, but something about primary season makes my skin crawl.

  • USciences Celebrates 199th Founders' Day
    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.

  • USciences Adds New Undergraduate Research Opportunities with SEA-GENES Program
    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
    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
    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
    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 Serves in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    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.

  • Lab Studies Nonverbal Communication Skills in Autistic Children
    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".

  • USciences Awarded $4.9 Million in Research Grants in 2019
    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.

  • SUDI Recommends Additional Labeling for Medical Cannabis Products Sold in PA
    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 Professor on International Research Team Finding New Data on Dengue
    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
    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.