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

07/30/2015

Restoring a Family Legacy in Healthcare

Enrolling at USciences as an international student from Kenya in the pharmaceutical marketing and management program, Robert Okwemba PharmD’15 was initially attracted to the unique curriculum that combined business and science. “I really enjoyed biology and chemistry during high school, and I had always envisioned being an entrepreneur,” recalled Dr. Okwemba. His pathway changed during his third year when he decided to switch his major to pharmacy based on its legacy, opportunities, and high academic standards. He was also driven by his passion for saving humanity through medicine and the persistent reminder from his grandparents that he has expected to...

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07/29/2015

Meet Dr. Judy Parker Kent: New Chair of the Department of OT at USciences

Bringing with her an impressive background in higher education, Judy Parker Kent, OTD, EdS, OTR/L, has been named chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at USciences.

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07/21/2015

Jamaican a Difference: PCP Students Complete Interprofessional Medical Mission Trip

Pharmacy student Nitin Bagga PharmD'16 observed closely as a middle-aged Jamaican woman—with teeth rotted well into her gum line—underwent an oral exam at a free health clinic in Kingston.

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07/16/2015

Dr. Hussar's Column: Time Out!

Daniel A. Hussar is the Remington Professor of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences' Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He serves as the author and editor of The Pharmacist Activist newsletter (http://www.pharmacistactivist.com) from which this editorial was taken.

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07/14/2015

PCP Student Says 'Pharmacists Play Vital Role in Health Care'

As a Philadelphia College of Pharmacy student, Deanna Bauerlein PharmD’16 has learned firsthand the value of pharmacists playing a greater role in direct patient care

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07/08/2015

After Living Abroad, Young Alum Says 'USciences Prepared Me For Life'

In just his first year as a University of the Sciences graduate, Patrick Connaghan PhB’14 lived in Ireland—where he completed his MBA courses, continued his basketball career, and coached at-risk youth.

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07/02/2015

Tips for an Autism-Friendly Fourth of July

For families of children with autism or sensory processing difficulties, Fourth of July barbecues and fireworks displays can be a recipe for a meltdown.

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07/01/2015

Recent PCP Grad Says 'Post-Grad Life is Golden'

While many students dread entering the real world after college, recent grad Joseen Chundamala PharmD’15 couldn’t be happier. The young pharmacist had a job lined up with Penn Medicine shortly after graduating in May, recently signed the lease to her very own apartment, and even purchased her first piece of furniture that was not from IKEA or Craigslist.

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06/25/2015

SCOTUS Healthcare Ruling a Major Victory for the Delaware Valley

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare subsidies was a big victory for residents of the Delaware Valley, said Andrew Peterson, PhD, John Wyeth Dean of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

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USciences Dean Weighs in on SCOTUS Obamacare Decision

Today, the Supreme Court (NEDY, GINSBURG, BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN) upheld the notion that individuals who purchase health insurance through a federally established exchange are eligible for tax subsidies.

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