70 posts categorized "Academics"


Various Publications: Weber Scientific licenses new beer spoilage detection product

Multiple publications published a press release or wrote an article about a license agreement between Weber Scientific and USciences. Matthew Farber, Director of the Brewing Science Certificate Program, and undergraduate researcher, Kent Pham, invented a product that will help prevent costly brewery recalls by detecting a beer contaminant. The discovery and product was covered by Craft Brewing Business, Brewbound, the Philadelphia Business Journal and more.


Philanthropy News Digest: Kaufman Foundation Grants

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of the Pittsburgh Foundation, has announced ten scientific research grants totaling $1.9 million in support of research, the Philanthropy News Digest reported. The foundation also announced the launch of an Integrated Research-Education Grant program to support a research process that places undergraduate students alongside innovative scientists engaged in basic research in Pennsylvania and a $100,000 grant to USciences. USciences grant recipients included Roberto Ramos and Maggie Pearce.


Philly Voice: Swarthmore, eastern Pa. universities look good in new college rankings

USciences is ranked among the top 25 best colleges in Pennslyvania according to Niche,  The Philly Voice reported about the new ranking.   

"In the site’s statewide rankings for 2019, seven of the top 10 colleges in Pennsylvania are located in the eastern part of the state, including the rankings’ top two institutions, the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College. (....) Temple University comes in at No. 14, Drexel University clocks in at No. 16, St. Joseph’s University ranks at No. 21, and University of the Sciences comes in at No. 23."


MONEY Magazine: USciences Ranked Among The Best Colleges For Your Money

USciences was ranked by Money Magazine on the list of the 711 Best Colleges For Your Money. The Philadelphia Inquirer broke down local colleges to determine the best return on investment.
      “In Pennsylvania, the colleges ranked highest for mobility are Lincoln, University of the Sciences, Temple, and Drexel, according to Money. Surprise: The University of Pennsylvania didn’t score well on mobility. Ranked for earnings, USciences again topped the state list, with an average annual salary of more than $95,000 after graduation, followed by Penn at $79,700; Lehigh at $76,700 a year; Carnegie Mellon at $76,200 a year; Villanova at $73,900; and Bucknell and Lafayette, both about $69,000 a year.”   
Nationally, USciences is 25th in Money magazine’s colleges that add the most value.  
Philadelphia Business Journal pulled the best colleges and universities, including USciences, from Money Magazine’s list of best colleges for your money.   


KYW Newsradio: ‘Research Day’ Showcases Student Projects For Medical Treatments, Cures

Zein Al-Atrache PhD’17, who is part of the dual degree program with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, was featured by KYW Newsradio’s Steve Tawa in a story about PCOM’s Research Day. Al-Atrache’s research focuses on the origins of Alzheimer’s Disease. The story also aired.


Philly.com: Commentary: Embracing a replacement for Obamacare will require compromise on all sides

USciences Professor Stephen Metraux PhD, director of health policy, penned a blog post for Philly.com about the proposed American Health Care Act and how lawmakers and observers will have to make compromises on both sides of the aisle.


Research Features Mag: Emerin and the making of muscle

The role of cellular machinery in the regulation of gene expression is currently a field of intensive study. Dr. James Holaska of USciences is leading the way in uncovering the role of emerin in the development and maintenance of skeletal muscle and pathology of muscle disease. This work has the potential to revolutionize the understanding and treatment of muscle diseases, including various types of muscular dystrophy and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Holaska’s work was featured in Research Features Magazine.

Read the full story in Research Features Magazine.



Contagion: For Which Infections is Ceftazidime-Avibactam Approved?

Madeline King, PharmD, assistant professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, explains for which infections ceftazidime-avibactam is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for Contagion Live.

Pharmacy Podcast: Sunish Shah PhamD'17 featured on Pharmacy Future Leaders podcast

Sunish Shah PharmD’17 was featured on the Pharmacy Future Leaders Podcast, a national podcast by the Pharmacy Podcast Network, where he spoke about the opportunities he has enjoyed as a student at USciences and how the Doctor of Pharmacy program has helped him to determine a clear pathway for his future career.

Listen to Sunish Shah’s full episode of the Pharmacy Future Leaders Podcast.


A Q&A on ‘Frank’ Presentations of Autism

USciences’ Ashley de Marchena was interviewed for a Q&A on ‘frank’ presentations of autism posted on the Cornerstone blog from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

De Marchena, a former researcher at the Center for Autism Research(CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, co-authored a paper published in the October issue of Autism Research. They sought to understand and report on the informal understanding these clinicians developed about a perception that does not currently exist explicitly in any formal diagnostic tool.