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11/18/2014

Philly Issues First ‘Code Blue’ of Season: USciences Prof Explains What That Means to Homeless Population

Those fortunate enough to be somewhere warm during this recent cold snap might wonder how Philadelphia’s homeless population can survive the frigid outdoor conditions, said Stephen Metraux, PhD, associate professor of health policy and public health at USciences.

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Students 'Walked to End Alzheimer's Disease' on Nov. 9

Members of the student chapter of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) at University of the Sciences participated in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, Nov.9, at Citizens Bank Park.

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11/12/2014

Medication Adherence In Hypertension Patients

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, does not usually present itself with symptoms. However, it can be deadly if not treated properly. Through time, 78 million Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension. High blood pressure occurs when the force of blood is high causing the arteries to stretch and damage, which can lead to severe complications such as heart attacks. To prevent cardiovascular events, it is important to chronically treat hypertension. With increasing number of patients getting this disease, it is key for patients to stay educated, monitor blood pressure, and adherent to their diet and medication regimen. According...

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OT Students, Faculty Well-Represented at POTA Conference

The Department of Occupational Therapy at University of the Sciences was well-represented at the 2014 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA) Annual Conference, held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, in King of Prussia, Pa.

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11/11/2014

Avoid Meltdowns This Holiday Season: OT Prof Shares Tips for Families of Children with Autism

Thanksgiving, like other large holidays, can throw a child with autism into sensory overload, said occupational therapy professor Varleisha Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L, at USciences.

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11/10/2014

Students Prepared for Bioterrorist Attack During Medical Reserve Corps Training

A team of eight student-pharmacists from USciences joined more than 150 new volunteers with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps as they acted out a bioterrorist attack which required them to administer antibiotics to thousands of Philadelphians to help prevent the spread of a deadly bacterial infection.

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11/04/2014

Physician Assistant Studies Student Named a Prestigious NHSC Scholar

Physician assistant studies student Maxi Drakopoulos PA'16 was recently named as a recipient of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship by the U.S. Bureau of Health Professions.

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USciences Student Leadership Opportunities

By Mehreen Dharsee PharmD’16, PCP Student Council member As a fifth-year pharmacy student, I can say my experience at University of the Sciences has equipped me well in pursuing my goals. The pharmacy field appealed to me because it combined my interests of science and helping others. During high school and early college years, I was hesitant to hold leadership positions; however, in my third year, I decided to run for presidency of Circle K, the community service organization on campus. A majority of students at USciences will enter careers where they will be helping patients every day. I believed...

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11/03/2014

Physics Prof's Book Discusses 'How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics'

A sabbatical research project two years ago at University of the Sciences inspired physics professor Dr. Paul Halpern’s new book “Einstein’s Dice and Schrodinger’s Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics.”

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10/30/2014

USciences Named an 'Outstanding ACS Chapter Award' Recipient

University of the Sciences' student chapter of the American Chemical Society received national recognition for its activities during the 2013-14 academic year, as the American Chemical Society named it an Outstanding Chapter.

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