Student News and Profiles

  • 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 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".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Students Present Research Posters

    December 03, 2019

    Students from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences shared their scholarship during a Mini Research Day hosted by the department on November 21, 2019.

  • Students Awarded for Research at SEA-PHAGES Poster Competition

    December 03, 2019

    First-year students in USciences' SEA-PHAGES program, a research course for students interested in biology, participated in a poster competition with other local students at the 3rd Annual Philly Phage Phestival on November 16, 2019.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In Nigeria, MBA Student Learns Global Impact of Healthcare

    November 05, 2019

    Ashwin Mathew MBA'20 was selected to participate in the six-month volunteer opportunity with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Nigeria, where he has received a fresh perspective on the challenges of improving healthcare in extremely rural settings.

  • PT and Pharmacy Students Team Up For National Fall Prevention Awareness Day

    October 22, 2019

    Sixty-seven physical therapy and pharmacy students along with 18 students from USciences' student chapter of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists collaborated for an interprofessional Fall Prevention event on September 19, 2019.

  • 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.

  • Malis Lecture Examines Creativity Through the Lens of da Vinci

    October 15, 2019

    During his lecture at The Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities Salvatore Mangione MD discussed the things about da Vinci that may help us to understand why he was so creative and which of those things we can replicate to encourage creativity in ourselves.

  • Pharmacy Students Participate in Walk for Recovery

    October 01, 2019

    Students from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program who participate in American Pharmacy Association's Generation RX committee attended the 2019 Recovery Walk held at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 21, 2019.