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Various Publications: Students step out of the classroom for training in treating opioid overdoses and CPR

USciences hosted more than 150 juniors and seniors from Central High School for a day learning about college-level research and learned about how to give Naloxone, take blood pressure and examine a patient’s vital signs. The students also learned CPR. The event was featured on 6ABC, KYW Newsradio, NBC10, Fox29, and CBS3.     


Pharmacy Times: Community Pharmacist Roundtable

Aakash Gandhi, PharmD’17 participated in a roundtable discussion for Pharmacy Times about the industry and his experience as a floater pharmacist for a large chain.  


The Philadelphia Citizen: Planting a Future

Dan Severino, Director of Facilities Services at University of the Sciences, hired Green City Works to design and create the university’s Rain Garden in 2016, and has been coming back for more ever since, The Philadelphia Citizen reported. He and the rest of the staff are attracted to GCW for multiple reasons, but first and foremost is GCW’s commitment to the West Philadelphia community, and the opportunity it provides USciences to contribute as well.


NBC10: Step Into College Conference Shows High School Students Steps for College Readiness

USciences hosted the Step into College Pre College Conference this weekend with Steppingstone Scholars and Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. The conference was featured on NBC10.    

Organized in 2013 by Steppingstone Scholars Inc., CouncilwomanBrown, the University of the Sciences, the School District of Philadelphia, and the Mayor’s Office of Education, the Step Into College Conference is a two-day college access conference that provides students and their families with essential, college preparation, guidance, and informational resources, Philadelphia Public Record reported. 


USciences Volunteers Highlighted on PHL 17

USciences student volunteers were mentioned in a segment on PHL 17 over the weekend highlighting Veteran’s Comfort House.      


NJ.com: MCCC allows students to transfer to USciences under new agreement

Mercer County Community College president Jianping Wang and USciences president Paul Katz signed an agreement that allows students to transfer up to 90 credits -- enough to qualify as a junior -- from MCCC to USciences.


WHYY, 6ABC: Minecraft draws hundreds of kids to Philly schools fundraiser

The PCCY Block By Block Party, which brought kids together to play Minecraft and raise money for Philly schools, was held at USciences this weekend. The event was covered by WHYY and 6ABC.

Several news organizations also covered the event previous to this weekend. Read more about it in Philly Weekly, West Philly Local and Philly.com.


The Times Tribune: Abington Heights administrator named superintendent at Valley View

Rose Minniti BI’93 was named superintendent of Valley View. Before last night’s board of education vote, Minniti previously was director of mathematics and science for the Abington Heights School District.


The Philadelphia Tribune: West Philly center accents health care hand-holding

USciences pharmacy students host a monthly diabetes class at the Sayre Health Center, 5800 Walnut St., providing a place where those diagnosed with the condition can discuss such topics as medication, nutrition, diet, exercise and lifestyle management, The Philly Tribune reported. The hypertension initiative started in June to address the needs of both physicians and patients.


Philly.com: Opioid approvals should protect public health

Gail Groves Scott and Daniel Ventricelli penned a commentary for Philly.com about how recent actions by federal and state actions against producers of opioids, have paved the way for a new thinking behind FDA approvals to give greater consideration to population health.