30 posts categorized "Events"


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.     


Philly Mag: Now You Can Go to Beer College in Philly

Students in USciences Brewing Science Program are getting beer education in the classroom and in commercial breweries thanks to new collaborations with Yards and Saint Benjamin Brewing. The program and the collaborations were featured in an article in Philly Mag’s Foobooz.


NBC10: USciences hosts 'Vote and Vax' election day event

NBC10 was live from USciences’ Rosenberger Hall several times during the morning news for election day coverage. The coverage of USciences on election day continued on the 5 o’clock news, when they aired a segment about the "Vote and Vax" event hosted by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, which offered flu shots to those who came out to the polling place.

Nbc10_75"The flu shots are free with their insurance and we are actually picking up the cost of anyone who is uninsured," said Karleen Melody, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, who was also mentioned in NBC10’s online Election Day Rundown in the noon hour.



WHYY: MacArthur genius grant winner to establish health center in Camden

MacArthur genius grant winner and Cohen Lecture Keynote speaker Jeffrey Brenner recently won nearly $9 million in funding to establish a National Center for Complex Social and Health Needs, WHYY reported.

Read and listen to the full story from WHYY.


Metro: Community Hosts Send-off for Neighborhood School

Metro covered University of the Sciences' event celebrating the history of Alexander Wilson School, interviewing attendees and USciences' David Forde about the importance of looking back and respecting the history of the space and its importance to the community before moving forward. 

Read the story here


Inside Higher Ed: Dr. Paul Katz takes the helm as USciences President

Dr. Paul Katz was named in Inside Higher Ed's list of newly named university presidents and provosts nationwide.


6ABC: Physics Wonder Girls Proving Science Is Not Just For Boys

Walk into a classroom at the University of the Sciences this week, and you don't see college students. Instead middle schoolers, and they're all girls.

"Some people believe that boys are made more for science than the girls, but that's totally not true," said University of the Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Roberto Ramos.

Ramos came up with the idea of Physics Wonder Girls. He says research shows middle school is a vulnerable age for budding female scientists who can lose their enthusiasm in the subjects.

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Al Dia: Oh's campaign to end drug epidemic continues

Councilman David Oh’s community meetings around different parts of the city regarding the heroin and opioid crisis included one at USciences. Oh will use the input from the public to develop a strategy at City Hall to fight the drug crisis.

Read more from Al Dia: http://aldianews.com/articles/local/philadelphia/ohs-campaign-end-drug-epidemic-continues/43243


NBC10: Community meeting about opioid abuse hosted at USciences


Philadelphia Councilman David Oh hosted a community meeting at University of the Sciences Thursday night to hear feedback from residents about opioid abuse and the heroin epidemic.

Watch the video: http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTI0NjE1MSZNRElEPTYxMzg2NTYmTURTZWVkPTU5NDkmVHlwZT1NZWRpYQ%3D%3D

or here: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/David-Oh-Heroin-Addiction_Philadelphia-378383221.html


West Philly Local: Councilman to host West Philly community meeting on heroin, opioid crisis

Philadelphia Councilman David Oh will visit West Philadelphia Thursday, May 5 to host a community meeting on heroin and opioid crisis in the city. The meeting, chaired by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, will take place at the University of the Sciences in the Pharm Tox Building, Room 140, 636 S. 42nd St, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Read more: http://www.westphillylocal.com/2016/05/03/councilman-to-host-west-philly-community-meeting-on-heroin-opioid-crisis/