Staff and Faculty 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.

  • 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Biochemistry Lab Studies RNA to Help Further Drug Development

    December 13, 2019

    Knowing it would give him an advantage, Gregory Boymel BC'23 decided to use the summer before starting at USciences to get hands-on experience in a lab. As a biochemistry major, he thought working alongside Nathan Baird PhD, interim chair and associate professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry would be a perfect fit.

  • University of the Sciences, Lallemand Brewing, and L2C Partners Announce GY7B Sour Beer Technology License Agreement

    December 09, 2019

    The GY7B technology allows Lallemand Brewing to further expand its portfolio of innovative and creative solutions for the brewing industry.

  • Pharmacy Faculty Awarded Grant for Research Project

    December 03, 2019

    The Board of Pharmacy Specialities awarded Angela Bingham, PharmD and Volodymyra Fedkiv, PharmD, from the University of the Sciences' Philadelphia College of Pharmacy a PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Research Grant to delve into the qualifications for pharmacy faculty nationwide.

  • Physics Wonder Girls Camp Gets Renewed Funding from Constellation

    December 03, 2019

    University of the Sciences' Physics Wonder Girls Camp, a summer camp which helps middle school aged girls learn more about physics, received nearly $30,000 in additional support this year from E2 Energy to Educate, a grant supported by Constellation, an Exelon Company.

  • USciences Donates More than 600 Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

    November 27, 2019

    The USciences community donated Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of families in West Philadelphia during the eighth annual Appeal for a Meal food drive on November 25.

  • Lab Grows Three-Dimensional Tumors to Detect Biomarkers in Cancer Patients

    November 22, 2019

    As a doctor of pharmacy student, Megan Shuminski PharmD'21 knows having experience in a cancer cell culture lab isn't common, but thinks her experience working delving into the science behind clinical treatments will give her a unique understanding when treating future patients.

  • Anthropology Professor Researches Gender and Health During Sabbatical in Oaxaca, Mexico

    November 19, 2019

    Michelle Ramirez PhD, MPH, associate professor of anthropology, recently took a sabbatical to further her research of gender, sexuality, and health in Oaxaca, Mexico.

  • 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 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.