Insights and commentary from our University experts, thought leaders, and graduate students on pharmaceutical, science, healthcare, and educational topics.

09/15/2014

DEA Drug Take Back Day - September 27, 2014

Medications – both prescription and non-prescription drugs – are found in most every home in the US. They treat our colds, maintain our blood pressure and even help us manage the aches and pains of every-day living. Additionally, we use personal care products (PCPs) such as vitamins and sunscreens. However, when these expire or are otherwise no longer useful, they can pose a risk to you and others in your household, so it’s a good idea to dispose of them. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers unused or expired medications and personal products as household hazardous waste. As...

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Ladies: Don’t Slack on Your Preventative Health Care, Says USciences Prof

As young women across the United States adapt to their busy college lifestyles, physician assistant studies professor Joan Ward, MS, PA-C, at University of the Sciences, urges them to stay on top of their preventative health screenings.

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09/03/2014

PCP Students Explore Pharmaceutical Agency Careers, Thanks to Alumni

Pharmacy students from University of the Sciences and other U.S. colleges recently learned about the growing career opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry from alumni of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

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08/12/2014

Back-to-School Season Means Time for Moms and Dads to Make Exercise a Priority, Says USciences Prof

As parents prepare to send their children back to school over the next few weeks, kinesiology professor Karin Richards at University of the Sciences, says now is the perfect time for them to create an exercise plan that suits their new family schedules.

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07/30/2014

Pharmacy Prof Explains Properties of New Pain Pill Approved by FDA

On the heels of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of an oxycodone pill designed to deter abuse, pharmacy professor Daniel Hussar, PhD, at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, was featured on KYW Newsradio to explain the drug's properties.

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07/29/2014

Samson College Aims to Prepare High Quality Healthcare Professionals for In Demand Careers

While no industry is completely recession-proof, the healthcare industry has proven its strength – even in the midst of economic uncertainty. And that's good news for students at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, a specialty institution solely focused on science and healthcare disciplines.

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07/10/2014

Youngsters Learn Important Safety Tips from PCP Students

For the third consecutive year, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) volunteered at the Pediatric Asthma and Health Fair, hosted by Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital on May 22.

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PCP Grads Travel to Kenya, Share Expertise in Underserved Areas

Two recent pharmacy graduates had the opportunity to travel abroad and share their expertise with health professionals in Kenya – an area where medical and pharmaceutical services are limited.

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07/08/2014

Doctoral Student to Present Award-Winning Research at ACS Meeting in San Francisco

Ara Abramyan PhD’15 was one of five U.S. recipients of the highly competitive American Chemical Society's Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award for Graduate Students. He will present his research in San Francisco on Aug. 12.

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Drowning Remains a Top Cause of Death for Children with Autism, Says USciences OT Prof

Many families beat the summer heat with trips to swimming pools, beaches, and water parks; but water safety concerns are particularly heightened for families of children with autism, said Varleisha Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L, occupational therapy professor at University of the Sciences. In fact, drowning remains a leading cause of death in children with autism because they often become overstimulated with crowds and escape to unsafe environments.

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