47 posts categorized "Healthcare"

03/22/2017

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.

09/01/2016

How Stuff Works: How generic EpiPen is still going to make money for Mylan

Patricia Audet, chair of of the department of pharmaceutical and health care business at University of the Sciences spoke to How Stuff Works about the pricing for EpiPen. 

Read the full story on How Stuff Works.

02/09/2016

Philadelphia Business Journal: Longevity Biotech’s new approach to Parkinson’s

A biotech company working in the fields of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders is seeking to raise $16 million. The company, which has seven employees, is based at the University City Science Center and has lab space at the University of the Sciences.

Read more at Philly Business Journal: Longevity Biotech’s new approach to Parkinson’s

02/06/2016

KYW Radio: Philadelphia Health Officials Prepare For Eventual Arrival Of Zika Virus

Dozens of city Health Department staffers got together this week to hear the latest information on Zika, which has blown up in Central and South American and recently showed up in Florida. Dr. Stacey A. Gorski, a professor of immunology at University of the Sciences says no one is panicking. Listen to the audio clip here. *This story aired more than 20 times on Friday and Saturday.

Read more at Philadelphia Health Officials Prepare For Eventual Arrival Of Zika Virus

01/30/2016

Philadelphia Business Journal: Why Philadelphia is Ahead of the Curve

Women serve as the top executives and administrators at one-third of the area's hospitals and health systems, making the Philadelphia region well ahead of the national average. This story features Susan Cusack PhD'12, executive director of Mercy Catholic Medical Center—who earned her doctorate in health policy from University of the Sciences in 2012.

Read more at Philly Business Journal: Why Philadelphia is Ahead of the Curve

01/29/2016

Philly Voice: Philadelphia residents unlikely to contract Zika virus

Zika's genomes are carried by RNA, which is far more susceptible to mutations than DNA, said Stacey Gorski, a biology professor at the University of the Sciences. It's possible Zika has evolved into a more potent virus, she said.

Read more at Philly Voice: Philadelphia residents unlikely to contract Zika virus

NBC 10, 6ABC: USciences Expert Weighs In on Zika Virus

Biology professor Dr. Stacey Gorski was all about Zika virus on Friday, Jan. 29. She taped a segment with 6ABC that aired in the 5 p.m. newscast, then she was live throughout the 4, 5, and 6 p.m. newscasts for NBC10 as well as answering viewers' questions about the Zika virus on social media. Additionally, she was quoted in a number of articles.

See below for details and links.

Watch clips from NBC 10:

4:25:08 PM | 4:34:02 PM | 4:46:59 PM

5:08:09 PM | 5:17:03 PM | 5:33:45 PM | 5:42:15 PM

6:06:06 PM

Watch 6ABC5:04:36 PM

Additionally, she was quoted in a number of articles. See below for details and links:

2100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus: Pregnant women and others all must strictly follow the travel ban in highly risky areas - 21 Latin American countries as well as Thailand, Cape Verde and Samoa in the Pacific. Stacey Gorski is a biology professor at the University of the Sciences.

Peru announces 1st case of Zika: Stacey Gorski is a biology professor at the University of the Sciences. The Zika virus is associated with causing microcephaly, a birth defect where the infant is born with an abnormally small brain, and in most cases will suffer from some degree of mental retardation. “We don’t know what the real risk is”. 20% of people who become ill might have fever for a maximum of one week, skin rash, conjunctivitis, joint pain and headache.

6ABC: U.S. Healthcare Professionals Prepare For Zika Virus, But Say Don't Panic

Stacey Gorski is a biology professor at the University of the Sciences; she says the Zika virus has been around since the late 1940s, but up until now it was considered just a nuisance virus. Now that it's potentially linked to a serious birth defect - babies born with microcephaly (smaller heads), which affects brain development - there is much more concern.

Read more/watch the clip at 6abc: U.S. Healthcare Professionals Prepare For Zika Virus, But Say Don't Panic

01/27/2016

Pennsylvania Pharmacist: Sloan's Pharmacy: Giving Back to the Hometown Community

Sloan's Pharmacy owners Jake Sherk and Tim Zuch have worked in this pharmacy their entire lives. Jake was hired as a pharmacy technician at a young age and then went on to get his pharmacy degree at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Read more at Pennsylvania Pharmacist: Sloan's Pharmacy: Giving Back to the Hometown Community

Philadelphia Business Journal: Law firm starts initiative to support emerging tech, life sciences clients

Philadelphia biotech company LytPhage, a partnership between Temple University, University of the Sciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals that creates antimicrobial products that harness genetically-modified bacterial viruses (bacteriophage/phage) for the treatment of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, will be one of three companies participating.

Read more at Philly Business Journal: Law firm starts initiative to support emerging tech, life sciences clients