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Rob Rudd Is Restoring Alumni's Connections to Their Alma Mater
March 21, 2018
As vice president of institutional advancement, Rob Rudd is rebuilding USciences' connections to it alumni and friends.
Alumnus Dr. Edward Foote Named PCP Dean
February 26, 2018
Edward Foote P'87, PharmD'91 is returning to his alma mater as dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences.
Dr. Lora Packel Named PT Chair at USciences
February 23, 2018
Dr. Packel, an associate professor of physical therapy, had been serving as interim chair since July 1, 2017.
Dr. Cathy Poon Installed as USciences Barbara H. Korberly Professor in Women's Leadership and Health
February 21, 2018
The Barbara H. Korberly Professor in Women's Leadership and Health provides leadership and devoted resources to the University's efforts to address the challenges that affect women's health policy and access to leadership opportunities within the health sciences.
Suzanne Carbonaro Presented with USciences Founders' Day Staff Award of Merit
February 21, 2018
The award is presented to an outstanding staff member who "exemplifies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of USciences' founders."
Dr. Bela Peethambaran Presented with USciences Faculty Award of Merit at 2018 Founders' Day
February 20, 2018
The award honors an outstanding faculty member who "exemplifies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of USciences' founders."
USciences Celebrates its 197th Founding
February 15, 2018
The ceremony awarded an honorary degree as well as awards of merit to a faculty member, graduate and undergraduate students, and a staff member. In addition, the University recognized endowed positions.
Gerald F. Smith Named Program Director for Graduate Physician Assistant Studies Program
January 31, 2018
Smith has 15 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant. He has practiced in the areas of primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine/urgent care, and neurology.
Ross W. Radish Named Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students
January 30, 2018
Ross W. Radish, JD, has been named Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, University President Dr. Paul Katz announced. Radish had been serving as the Interim Dean of Students since February 2017.
With Federal Grant, Student Research, Biology Lab Investigates HIV
December 18, 2017
A $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health has expanded the scope of research into HIV led by Zachary Klase, PhD, in his biology lab.
Samson College Students Use 3D Printer to Create Innovative Patient Resources
December 15, 2017
Challenged to make anything that could improve a patient's life, an interprofessional group of first-year students from Samson College used the college's new 3D printer to create a wide array of items ranging from an acupuncture ball to a right-angled spoon.
USciences Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients Showcase Summer Research Projects
December 13, 2017
In celebration of their summer research projects, USciences faculty mentors and student researchers lunched with benefactor and board of trustees Chairman Marvin Samson HonAlm'96, HonDSc'16 on Dec. 4, 2017.
Dr. Thea Zunick Named Director of Student Life at USciences
December 07, 2017
Thea Zunick, EdD, has been named director of student life at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She comes to USciences with more than 11 years of experience in student affairs including institutions specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
USciences Donates Record Number of Thanksgiving Meals During Annual Drive
November 21, 2017
During the 6th Annual Appeal for a Meal, USciences students, faculty, and staff donated 461 Thanksgiving meals to Philadelphia families.
John Patro Jr. Named Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at USciences
November 17, 2017
John Patro Jr., OTD, OTR/L, has been named assistant professor of occupational therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Geraldine Healy Marini Named Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at USciences
November 17, 2017
Geraldine Healy Marini, OTD, MS, OT/L, has been named assistant professor of occupational therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
USciences Signs Articulation Agreement with Bucks County Community College
November 17, 2017
University of the Sciences and Bucks County Community College signed a professional bridge articulation agreement allowing students who graduate from Bucks with specified associate degrees to enter into USciences pre-professional programs in physical therapy and pharmacy.
Matching Funds Double #GivingTuesdayUSciences Impact
November 15, 2017
Tuesday, Nov. 28 is a day for giving back. Give Online and participate in #GivingTuesdayUSciences this holiday season. Each gift is being matched thanks to the generosity of a USciences alumna.
USciences Lab Focuses on Improving Brain Function, Activity in People with Stroke
November 02, 2017
Each week, several research subjects who have had a stroke tie up their laces and get on the treadmill or the stationary bicycle inside the Patricia Leahy Memorial Research Laboratory to begin raising their heart rate to begin their circuit training session
Leslie Ann Bowman Receives USciences Honorary Alumnus Award
October 30, 2017
Bowman, who is an assistant dean and associate professor of information science at USciences, was selected to receive the Honorary Alumnus Award which is presented to "a non-alumnus who has shown exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission of the University."