53 posts categorized "Staff"


WHYY: Independence Blue Cross joins health insurers ending co-pays for naloxone

Stigma and other factors can make naloxone harder to get than it sounds, Gail Groves Scott, who runs the Substance Use Disorders Institute at University of the Sciences, told WHYY.

“People are afraid sometimes to ask for it — so the cost is not the only barrier,” Scott said. “When people do ask for it, sometimes the pharmacies just haven’t been stocking it. Or the pharmacies aren’t always sure how to process the standing order or to process the reimbursement.”

Listen to the full WHYY story


Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly: Pennsylvania streamlines methadone and buprenorphine treatment

Gail Groves Scott, manager of the Substance Use Disorders Institute at USciences, was quoted in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly in an article about Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide disaster declaration for the opioid crisis.


LNP: Lancaster County reacts to governor’s declaration of ‘state of emergency’ in fight against heroin, opioid overdoses

Gail Groves Scott, manager of USciences’ Substance Use Disorders Institute, was quoted in an LNP story about yesterday’s statewide disaster declaration signed by Gov. Tom Wolf providing additional resources for the opioid and heroin crisis in Pennsylvania. Scott, a Lancaster Township resident, called Wolf’s declaration “a disappointment to those who were hoping it would bring real change.” The story was also picked up and republished by Express Newsline.


Seeking Solutions with Suzanne: Medical Innovations at CHOP

Gus DiStefano was featured on Seeking Solutions with Suzanne, a weekly half hour television show hosted by Suzanne Roberts, in the latest episode about the medical innovations at CHOP, including the story of how his daughter Olivia was diagnosed with Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease


David Forde Named to UCD Board of Directors

USciences' Director of Community and Government Affairs David Forde is one of seven new members of the University City District Board of Directors. Members are elected to three-year terms.


Philadelphia Inquirer: New on the streets: Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers

The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Gail Goves Scott, manager of the University of the Sciences’ new Center for Substance Use Disorders about the recent news that individuals are have begun abusing gabapentin, a non-opioid medication used to treat nerve pain.  
“I was surprised to hear from counselors and criminal justice folks at conferences this year that gabapentin was being abused,” said Gail Groves Scott, manager of Philadelphia’s University of the Sciences Center for Substance Use Disorders. “It was news to me.” 
“I used to work as a pharma rep in pain management and I never heard a doctor say it was being abused. It’s a well-known non-opioid choice for patients with neuropathic pain,” she said. “I think it’s well-known that people with a disease of addiction will use whatever they can get, even if the effect is only psychological.”


Various Publications: Gilbertsville resident recognized with staff award at University of Sciences

Michele Albert, director of university events at the University of Sciences was presented the 2017 Staff Award of Merit at the university’s 196th Founders’ Day Ceremony on Feb. 16, the Pottstown Mercury and Berks-Mont News reported. 


Carolyn Giordano named associate provost for institutional effectiveness

Carolyn Giordano, USciences' newly appointed associate provost for institutional effectiveness, was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Daily Briefing and Philadelphia Business Journal’s People on the Move.


Philly Biz: A Brave New World. Healthcare Advances Expected in 2017

USciences’ plans to create a center for addiction studies, notably opioids were noted in Philly Biz’s round up of health care advances expected in 2017 in the region.

Read about all of the advances in Philly Biz.


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.