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03/03/2015

PCP Prof Honored at USciences 194th Founders’ Day Award Ceremony

University of the Sciences proudly recognized pharmaceutical sciences professor Adeboye Adejare, PhD, with the 2015 Founders’ Day Faculty Award of Merit during the University’s 194th Founders’ Day ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 19.

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02/25/2015

USciences to Host Philly Younger Chemists Committee's Annual Poster Session

University of the Sciences will again host the Philadelphia Younger Chemists Committee's 15th annual Student Poster Session on Tuesday, March 31, from 6-9 p.m., in the Bobby Morgan Arena at the Athletic/Recreation Center.

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02/24/2015

Student Spotlight: Grad Student Award of Merit Recipient Maxi Drakopoulos

Metaxia ‘Maxi’ Drakopoulos PA’16 was named the recipient of the 2015 Founders’ Day Graduate Student Award of Merit during University of the Sciences' Founders’ Day Ceremony on Feb. 19, 2015.

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Biology Student Honored for Cancer Research at USciences' 194th Founders' Day Ceremony

Biology student Jasjit Dhillon BI’15 embodies the spirit of innovation of the founders of University of the Sciences, and was selected as the recipient of the University’s 2015 Founders’ Day Undergraduate Student Award of Merit.

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02/16/2015

PCP’s student group Operation Heart Collects for We Feed the Homeless Philly

by Kirsten Demarco PharmD’16, Operation Heart, MLK Day of Service Planner Operation Heart, a patient care student group of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), sponsored a donation drive for the Martin Luther King Day of Service on Jan. 19, 2015. The donation drive supported We Feed the Homeless Philly, a local grassroots group that provides food to homeless individuals and the food insecure in the Philadelphia region. The idea to have a service event for We Feed the Homeless Philly (WFHP) first came about after attending an elective course in the Role of Pharmacists in...

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02/13/2015

First Look: Beginning SEA-PHAGES at USciences

The Department of Biological Sciences will offer a new and exciting, discovery-based research program called SEA-PHAGES, to supplement its traditional undergraduate curriculum next fall.

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02/11/2015

Healthy Valentine's Day Tips

Whether you’re kicking back on your own or going to a fancy dinner with your Valentine, Valentine’s Day is almost here (and so is the heavily discounted candy the day after). Here are three healthy tips for this Valentine’s Day: Stick to dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains a higher percentage of cocoa bean than milk chocolate, meaning that dark chocolate is high in flavonoids. Flavonoids are a type of antioxidant that has shown that reduce amounts of cell damage, help lower blood pressure and prevent inflammation. Try to stick to at least 65% cacoa. Try cooking at home rather than...

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02/10/2015

Kinesiology's Own Dr. Freeman Featured in CBS News!

On February 8th, the Kinesiology Department's Professor Dr.Freeman was featured in a CBS News Article about 'Simplifying Your Lifestyle Could Be Key To Better Health'! Check out the article at: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/02/08/if-its-time-to-get-out-of-the-rat-race-you-may-want-to-try-simplifying-your-lifestyle/

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PCP Students Named Among 'Faces of Philly's Top Internships'

Three pharmacy students from USciences were featured among the Faces of Philadelphia's Top Internships – a list generated by NerdScholar, a California-based non-profit aimed at helping students and their parents make the best decisions about their higher education.

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02/02/2015

Gluten, what is it exactly?

Gluten free foods are a huge market right now. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and some other grains. Some people are allergic (celiacs disease) or sensitive to gluten, and eating it can make them sick. Celiacs is an autoimmune disease, and when people with celiacs eat gluten, it causes an attack on the small intestine. Gluten free has become a fad diet, which can be dangerous, because food marketed as gluten free can be highly processed therefore being high in extra sugar and fat. A gluten free diet should consist of nuts, fruits, veggies, meat and fish, soy,...

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