259 posts categorized "People in the News"


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


Harvard Business Review: How Geisinger Health System Reduced Opioid Prescriptions

Michael Evans P’97, Vice President/Chief Pharmacy Officer for Geisinger health system, co-wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review entitled "How Geisinger Health System Reduced Opioid Prescriptions." The company used various methods to reduce opioid prescriptions to help curb addiction to the pain-relieving medications.


KYW Newsradio: University of the Sciences women's hoops rolling in early going

KYW’s Matt Leon interviewed women’s basketball coach Jackie Hartzell about the hot start to the Devil’s season.
"Our kids worked really hard in the offseason, and experiencing success the past two years has definitely made them hungry to experience more success," Hartzell said. "So far, pretty happy with the start."   


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


Reading Eagle: Newsmakers

Jenny E. Jung PharmD’10 was appointed director of pharmacy, Montgomery for the Phoebe Pharmacy located in Colmar, The Reading Eagle reported. She is responsible for the overall operation of the pharmacy and new account rollouts.


Alumna Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid Applauds New Law Signed By President Trump to Help Fight Opioid Abuse

Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Jocelyn Konrad P’92 was recognized at the White House last week as President Donald J. Trump signed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act.


Joseph Kenny DPT'15 Deploys with USNS Comfort on Medical Assistance Mission in South and Central America

U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort departed Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 10, on an 11-week medical assistance mission to South and Central America where personnel will work closely with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras. Joseph Kenny DPT’15 is deployed with the Comfort.