USciences Newsroom

In This Section


Jenna Pizzi
Associate Director of Communications

Office Location:

4200 Chester Ave., Suite 3200


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495





Colby Gallagher
Communications Manager

Office Location:

4200 Chester Ave., Suite 3200


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495




Student News and Profiles

  • 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.

  • Physical Therapy Students Volunteer at Multiple Sclerosis Ride

    October 01, 2019

    Four students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program volunteered to help treat and triage patients during the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride on September 21-22, 2019.

  • 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.

  • Students Apply Healthcare Skills as Counselors at MDA Summer Camp

    September 25, 2019

    For one week each summer, children with muscular dystrophy are encouraged to have fun away from their parents and caretakers and experience new opportunities at the Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp. People like Jenna Kwiecinski BMS'20, HumSci'20, make it possible by volunteering their time to make sure the camp runs smoothly and safely.

  • 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.

  • Student-Athletes Help Feed Thousands of Families

    September 17, 2019

    Student-athletes from University of the Sciences joined students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), Keystone College, Marywood University, Lackawanna College, and University of Scranton at GCSOM on September 5, 2019, creating a living case study centered on how food insecurity impacts community.