Research Projects

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Jean-Francois Jasmin, PhD
Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education


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Research Projects

  • The Economics of Homelessness and Ending a Broken System

    March 17, 2016

    Stephen Metraux, PhD, associate professor of health policy at University of the Sciences, has one overarching goal for his research: end homelessness. In doing research, Dr. Metraux uses data to look at...

  • Innovative Methods to Investigate Personalized Medicine Decision Making

    October 22, 2015

    While many scientists in the relatively new field of personalized medicine are busy trying to characterize the molecular basis of various diseases, Amalia M. Issa, PhD, MPH, is leading the way in understanding the real...

  • Killing Cancer at the Speed of Light

    September 11, 2015

    Bin Chen, PhD, is working on perfecting a therapy that could maximize the work done by cancer drugs. The method? Light. Photodynamic detection and therapy (PDD/PDT) is a process by which compounds in cells are activated...

  • Unintended Consequences Confirming Drug Guidelines in Practice

    August 05, 2015

    Drug guidelines are established for a reason: they allow doctors to give their patients the best possible pharmacological care without needing to know everything about every drug at their disposal. But what’s...

  • Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    June 21, 2015

    As veterans have returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan, we are witnessing the devastating effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious psychiatric disorder that is associated with trauma and combat...

  • Increasing Health Behavior Change

    June 19, 2015

    Elizabeth Amy Janke, PhD, an assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences at University of the Sciences, and former faculty member C. Alix Timko, PhD, are health psychologists...

  • A Move in the Right Direction for Post Stroke Therapy

    June 11, 2015

    Gregory Thielman, EdD, an associate professor of physical therapy at USciences, focuses on patients who are moderately impaired as the result of a stroke. Dr. Thielman worked collaboratively with researchers from Temple...

  • Construction Ahead: Engineering Biosensors

    April 12, 2015

    Tests that detect biomarkers might sound high tech or expensive, but they’re as close as your local drugstore. Pregnancy tests, diabetes test strips—they sense a biological marker and let you know it...

  • Revolutionizing Mass Spectrometer Analysis

    March 03, 2015

    A mass spectrometer is one of the most powerful and widely used analysis instruments in science. Charles N. McEwen, PhD, is making the mass spectrometer better.

  • USciences West Center Harnesses Computer Power for Drug Design

    December 02, 2012

    At University of the Sciences, Beowulf isn’t just an epic poem. It’s what fuels one of the University’s most powerful and collaborative research groups. The West Center for Computational Chemistry and...