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14 posts from September 2011


Philly.com: Anthony P. Sorrentino, hospital pharmacist

Anthony P. Sorrentino, 73, of Drexel Hill, a hospital pharmacist and educator, died of pneumonia Saturday, Sept. 24, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital … Since 1971, Dr. Sorrentino had taught at what is now the University of the Sciences. He joined the faculty full-time in 1996 and directed the pharmacy students' clinical training program until retiring in 2009.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20110928_Anthony_P__Sorrentino__hospital_pharmacist.html

Philadelphia Weekly: Southwest Philly Neighbors Testify Against Proposed Day Reporting Center

(James Harris) said the day reporting center could cause housing prices to drop and would deter University of the Sciences from continuing expansion into the Southwest.

Read more: http://blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com/phillynow/2011/09/27/southwest-philly-neighbors-testify-against-proposed-day-reporting-center/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=southwest-philly-neighbors-testify-against-proposed-day-reporting-center


Philly.com: Cephalon being investigated again

Bill Marth, President & Chief Executive Officer Americas for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., said Tuesday at the groundbreaking for a new facility in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Bustleton that Cephalon's latest troubles won't impede Teva's acquisition of Cephalon. Marth [who is a USciences board member] said Teva still expects that deal to close in October of this year.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillypharma/Cephalon-being-investigated-again.html


Republic Herald: Restored 1920s soda fountain opens in Hamburg

Dr. Loralee Heckman has fond memories of visiting Adams & Bright Drugstore as a child. Borough native Heckman and her husband, Angelo LaVentura, 38, restored the 1929 fountain to working order this summer, officially opening earlier this month…Heckman graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2004 and "got lucky" working at the site, which has been in existence since 1906

Read more: http://republicanherald.com/news/restored-1920s-soda-fountain-opens-in-hamburg-1.1208956

PhillyBurbs.com: Going for a run in memory of Del Payne

That was the feeling shared Saturday afternoon at Mill Creek Park, where the Del Payne Memorial 5K Walk/Run was held to benefit the Willingboro Public Library … “When I was contacted and told that they were doing this 5K run in memory of Del, I said ‘Look, whatever it is, I am going to support it.’ I know it’s a very good cause and I know it was important to Del and his family. It became important to me.” - Marvin Samson

Read more: http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/going-for-a-run-in-memory-of-del-payne/article_31fdebaa-1838-5afd-86d6-784048ba8e03.html


Philly.com: Wistar Institute to break ground on new research tower

Scientists will collaborate in the new facility, but the Internet will mean more work with colleagues in Asia and Europe. Kaufman also hopes Wistar, Penn, Drexel, the University of the Sciences, and other health-oriented research facilities will help Philadelphia remain - and increase its status as - a hub for high-end research.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20110923_Wistar_Institute_to_break_ground_on_new_research_tower.html


Record Herald: Finley inducted into city school Hall of Fame

Dr. Rebecca Finley added another award to her already lengthy list of accomplishments on Monday.

Read more: http://www.recordherald.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=141027


Philly.com: Report tallies the growing vitality of U City

The State of University City 2011 report reads like a 40-page public-relations brochure for the community that also is home to Drexel University, University of the Sciences, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and scientific business enterprises, as well as other academic and retail locations.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/homepage/20110920_Report_tallies_the_growing_vitality_of_U_City.html


Gloucester County Times: Cooper focuses on health teamwork

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the Cooper Health System are partnering with Philadelphia’s University of the Sciences to create an interprofessional health care education and practice model.

Read more: http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2011/09/cooper_medical_school_of_rowan_2.html


Frederock News Post: Pharmacist retiring after 39 years

Mary Green said she always wanted to go into the health care field, but not as a doctor or nurse...Originally from Cumberland, Green graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

Read more: http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=126133