20 posts categorized "Health Sciences"

01/27/2016

Philadelphia Business Journal: Law firm starts initiative to support emerging tech, life sciences clients

Philadelphia biotech company LytPhage, a partnership between Temple University, University of the Sciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals that creates antimicrobial products that harness genetically-modified bacterial viruses (bacteriophage/phage) for the treatment of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, will be one of three companies participating.

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10/29/2015

Brookings Institution: Using earnings data to rank colleges: A value-added approach updated with College Scorecard data

Colleges with the highest medium-term value-added for federal aid recipients are often focused on training for high-paying careers in technical subjects. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia trains many students for careers as pharmacists, among other health-related occupations.

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10/13/2015

U.S. News and World Report: Are You Nature-Deprived?

Why does nature have such an impact on our health? It's more than just promoting physical activity, since even dining al fresco can boost your mental health, Zarr says. One theory, known as the biophilia hypothesis, suggests that we have an evolutionary need to be near nature. We need water to drink, ​grassy planes to see our predators and trees to hide in or find food, explains Heidi Freeman​, assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. "It makes sense that we would feel kind of at home or relaxed or safe in these natural environments," she says. 

Read more: U.S. News and World Report: Are You Nature-Deprived?

10/11/2015

Philadelphia Inquirer: Government scorecard rates colleges based on your future salary

For the first time, this new U.S. Department of Education database ranks schools by graduates' salaries 10 years later, and links them to such factors as tuition costs, total debt, and graduation rates. The clear local winner was the University of the Sciences, with a median income of $82,203 after loan payments. Loan balances total a median $27,000.

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10/09/2015

Pharmacy Times: USciences Produces More Top Earners Than UPenn

The first college in the country to teach pharmacy produces higher earners than the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League school in the same state. University of the Sciences (USciences) not only beat the University of Pennsylvania on average salary among alumni after 10 years, but also produced the highest earners than any other school in the state, including other prestigious colleges such as Villanova University, Carnegie Mellon University, Bucknell University, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College. 

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02/09/2015

KYW Newsradio: Simplifying Your Lifestyle Could Be Key To Better Health

People try to simplify life for a number of reasons according to Dr. Heidi Freeman, assistant professor of kinesiology at University of the Sciences. Listen to the audio clip here.

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01/23/2014

The NY Times: How to Help Homeless Families

MetrauxThe New York Times opinion reporter David Bornstein (@dnbornstein) featured Stephen Metraux, PhD, associate professor of health policy and public health at University of the Sciences, in his Jan. 22 article regarding helping homeless families.

"Homelessness is an extremely adverse childhood experience. 'If you factor in the reduction of childhood trauma, the savings to society in the long run from prevention is considerable,' commented Stephen Metraux, associate professor of health policy and public health at University of the Sciences, who worked on the Homebase study."

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01/21/2014

BetterForYou.com: A Sick Guide to Fitness

Karin Richards, MS, director of Health Sciences at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia provides tips for individuals who are sick, yet focused on their fitness goals.

Read More: http://betterforyou.com/article/fitness/sick-guide-fitness

11/04/2013

Thedailyjournal.com: Pittsgrove woman fights multiple sclerosis with 100-mile bike ride

In 2006, Rosemary Sieber was a sophomore at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. A math and chemistry major, she went to bed anticipating the next day’s physics exam.

Read more: http://www.thedailyjournal.com/article/20131104/LIFESTYLE/311040013/Pittsgrove-woman-fights-multiple-sclerosis-100-mile-bike-ride

10/29/2013

Wogl.cbslocal.com: Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall

Reporter Brad Segall of WOGL 98.1's Philadelphia Agenda recently spoke to Karen Richards, interim chair of the Department of Kinesiology, about National Health Literacy and National Cholesterol Awareness Month.

Listen: http://wogl.cbslocal.com/2013/10/29/philadelphia-agenda-with-brad-segall-301/