226 posts categorized "Faculty"


Philly.com: Sensitivity needed if city wants positive results from banning nicotine in drug rehabs | Opinion

Robert Ashford, a recovery scientist at the USciences Substance Use Disorders Institute, wrote an op-ed on Philadelphia banning tobacco use at mental health facilities, including city-funded inpatient substance use disorder programs. The piece was published in the Inquirer and on Philly.com.


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.


National Review: Two Ladies of the Southern Pantheon: Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon

National Review’s Stephen Mirarchi shared his take on The Letters of Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon written by Associate Professor of English, Christine Flanagan. “In the meantime, Flanagan’s extensive research and graceful, detailed notes will give O’Connor fans of all stripes new material on which to ruminate — and it may just inspire a few professors to add Gordon’s Malefactors to their American literature syllabi.”

SevenFifty Daily: New Test May Prevent Exploding Beer Bottles

Matt Farber, the director of the Brewing Science Certificate Program, has created a medium to detect a beer contaminant that has led to million-dollar recalls in recent years. SevenFifty Daily’s Tara Nurin details Dr. Farber’s new test, which has been licensed to Weber Scientific, called Farber Pham Diastaticus Medium.

News about Dr. Farber's invention was shared on Craft Brewing Business


Philadelphia Inquirer: Pharmacists are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. So why don’t more fight?

Dan Ventricelli, assistant professor of pharmacy, was quoted in a column from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Mike Newall reacting to a story that highlighted that most pharmacies in Philadelphia don’t carry Naloxone.
"At the end of the day, just having it available doesn't mean it’s being utilized," Ventricelli said. "The next step is providing further education to pharmacists to help them identify who would be good candidates for needing it or someone would be in a good position to help someone with it."


Quartz at Work: Thinking of your work self as separate from your home self could lead to unethical decisions

Research conducted at USciences by Allyson Light, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, with Maferima Touré-Tillery, an assistant professor of marketing at the Kellogg School, was cited in a recent article by Quartz at Work which was first published in Kellog Insight, the magazine of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University


CBS3: USciences Gets Moving to Fight Breast Cancer

Dr. Isabelle Mercier organized a workout class in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring the issue to the forefront for our students and show how exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer or extend the lives of those suffering from the disease. A representative from the Susan G Komen organization attended our event and it was featured on CBS 3 Philly. This was a collaboration between our scientists and the office of student life’s campus recreation staff. A good time was had by all.     


The Burg: Harrisburg, Bavarian breweries collaborate, innovate–and you can taste the result.

Matt Farber, director of USciences’ Brewing Science program, was featured as an expert source in “The Burg” in an article about a Harrisburg brewery, Millworks Brewery, that is partnering with Keesmann Brewery in Bamberg, Germany.   
From the article: 

When University of the Sciences beer professor Matthew Farber walks into a brewpub, he orders a pilsner as a test “because it’s a simple, clean, difficult-to-master style.”

“Because it’s so simple and clean, it becomes very elegant,” said Farber, director of the Philadelphia school’s brewing science certificate program. “Any flaws or problems are very apparent. To make it well means that a brewer has really good control of his or her process and raw materials.”

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.     


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.