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More Faculty, Staff, Student, and Alumni Achievements

The USciences Society of Physics Students received the Blake Lilly Prize from the American Institute of Physics. It is an award that recognizes SPS chapters and individuals who make a genuine effort to positively influence the attitudes of school children and the general public about physics. The chapter also received the Marsh White Award and the Future Faces of Physics Awards this year. The chapter is led by student project leader Kacy Catalano and the faculty mentor is Dr. Roberto Ramos.

Dr. Roberto Ramos served as session chair at the International Applied Superconductivity Conference in Denver, Co. in September. The conference was attended by over 1,000 physicists working in the area of applied superconductivity. He also presented on a research paper entitled “Multiple Andreev Reflections in Asymmetric MgB2/I/Pb Josephson Junctions”.

Dr. Matt Farber presented at the Annual Master Brewers Association of America Philly Technical Weekend. Dr. Farber’s presentation discussed the textbook theory, scientific data and local brewery practices which promote yeast quality and ways for brewers to propagate yeast from freezer to fermenter.

Dr. Paula Kramer has been invited to give the keynote address at the New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference on November 5.

Head Baseball Coach Kevin Woodbridge is proud to announce the upcoming Alunmi Baseball Outing in FDR Park in South Philadelphia. The game will start at 9:45 a.m. and a BBQ will follow. The event will cost $40 and all alumni will receive a Devils game hat. Contact Kevin Woodbridge for further details and to sign up at k.woodbridge@usciences.edu.

Baseball Coach Kevin Woodbridge will host the 2nd Annual USciences Baseball Golf Outing at Wedgewood Country Club on October 14. The cost is $100 and includes lunch, green fees and prizes. Lunch begins at noon and the outing will begin at 1:15 p.m. For more information please contact Kevin Woodbridge at k.woodbridge@usciences.edu.

Isabelle Mercier, Andrew Peterson and Amalia M. Issa have a chapter on Pharmacogenomics published in the recent Pharacotheraputics for Advance Practice: A Practical Approach 4th edition.

Grace Earl PharmD, Gino Siniaglio PharmD’16, Aakash Gandhi PharmD’17, and Rima Patel HumSci’ 16 co-authored “A systematic review of current eHealth Technologies that Foster Medication Adherence” in the recent edition of New Jersey Journal of Pharmacy. The students were mentored in an independent project course at USciences and the article addresses a number of electronic health technologies used to promote medication adherence in patients with chronic diseases.

Margie Roos PT, PhD, NCS, faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy, was published in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy for co-authoring an article entitled "Relationship Between Walking Capacity, Biopsychosocial Factors, Self-efficiency and Walking Activity in Persons Post-stroke".


Jun Baek PharmD'17, Melissa White PharmD'17, Bailey Colvin PharmD'18, and Maggie Rousis PharmD'17 advanced to the live quarterfinal round in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's Clinical Pharmacy Challenge. They will be competing at the ACCP Global Meeting in Hollywood, Florida on October 22. 


The CPR Leadership team has now exceeded 1,000 certifications since the implementation of the program with Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in January 2015. Led by assistant professor Angela Bingham the interprofessional student team has certified 1182 students, faculty, staff, and community members. 


Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Grace Earl PharmD, BCPS co-authored an article "Drug Induced Long QT Syndrome" for Nursing 2016 Critical Care.


Grace Earl PharmD, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, Gino Sinigaglio PharmD'16, Aakash Gandhi PharmD'17 and Rima Patel HumSci'18 were published in the New Jersey Journal of Pharmacy for a research article entitled "A systematic review of current EHealth Technologies that Foster Medication Adherence." The students were mentored in an independent project course. The article addresses a number of electronic health technologies used to promote medication adherence for patients with chronic diseases.


Dr. Dan Hussar, Remington Professor of Pharmacy, reviewed 23 drugs recently approved by the FDA in Nursing 2016 magazine.

Dr. Ade Adejare, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, reported several presentations from his lab at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting in August. He presented on syntheses and evaluations of arylbicycloalkylamines as NMDAR antagonists; Synthesis and Pharmacological Characterizations of Arylbicycloheptylamines as Uncompetitive NMDAR Antagonists; and Bicycloheptylamines and cyclohexylamines as sigma-2 receptor ligands: Potential use as anticancer agents.


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