164 posts categorized "Student News"


Penn Today: Staging the plague

Students gathered at UPenn to participate in an infectious disease outbreak simulation exercise dubbed PennDemic. Throughout the day, as event coordinators provided participants new information about the “outbreak,” students worked in interdisciplinary teams to address the emerging health crisis, Penn Today reported. Participants in the event were primarily graduate students from Penn Vet, Penn Nursing, the Perelman School of Medicine (including the Master of Public Health Program), the Graduate School of Education, the School of Social Policy & Practice, and University of the Sciences’ pharmacy program. A few nursing undergraduates also participated. Hailing from many different academic backgrounds, the students brought their own personal and academic experiences to bear during the simulation


STAT: It’s time to measure addiction recovery rates, not just addiction rates

Robert Ashford, a USciences PhD student, and his co-authored in an opinion article for STAT News about the need for more research and measurement of addiction recovery rates. 
"In the midst of a serious addiction crisis, in which 72,000 people died from overdoses in 2017, it can be easy to forget that recovery is not only possible but is the reality for nearly 10 percent of U.S. adults. Losing sight of that can skew public policy and funding priorities to narrowly focus on preventing deaths instead of aiming more broadly to both reduce unnecessary deaths and promote long-term wellness among the 20 million Americans who have a substance use disorder — barely 4 million of whom receive treatment"


South Jersey Magazine: Achieving Greatness

Eight high school athletes are proving once again that South Jersey is a hotbed for success during the cold winter months. Kendall Keyes, Lenape Girls basketball player who will attend USciences, was interviewed. (South Jersey Magazine)
SJM: Why did you pick the University of the Sciences to continue your career?
KK: I play AAU with Mr. [John] McFadden, who is an assistant coach at Cherokee. I’ve been playing with the Comets since my freshman year and they really opened a lot of doors. I had a lot of options but I want to study pharmacy at the University of the Sciences. I’m going for free and that was a big part of it. And I feel like going Division II will give me more of an opportunity to play all four years. I wasn’t too concerned about being close, but I like the city and the coaches really gave me a good feeling when I went there.


Pennsylvania Pharmacist: USciences Students, Alumni Featured in Monthly Magazine

USciences is featured throughout the latest issue of Pennsylvania Pharmacist, the bi-monthly magazine from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. The issue celebrates the organization’s 140-year history. Philadelphia College of Pharmacy pre-dates the organization and plays an integral role in its history including from 1899-1919, the period highlighted in this issue. (pages 32-33)
The PPA Chapter at PCP submitted an update regarding the organization’s recent events including a fundraiser to buy “Rory the Lion” stuffed animals for patients at CHOP. (Page 11)   
Renee Motsko P’89 was featured in the Member Profile and Molly Walter PharmD’18 was featured as a Student Member Profile. (Page 18-19)   
Mara Oesterle PharmD’18 contributed an article to Pennsylvania Pharmacist about the role of Thomas Pharmacy in Orwigsburg, PA, which is a small community pharmacy with an expertise in homeopathic remedies. She profiles Ted Spontak P’83, who has been pharmacy manager since 1992. (Page 20)


Philadelphia Tribune: Thousands again fill Philly streets for women’s march

USciences students participated in Saturday’s Women’s March. A photo of five students holding signs during the event was included in a story in the Philadelphia Tribune.


Philly.com: The laundry pod challenge is more dangerous than you think

Thomas Too PharmD’18, an extern at the Poison Control Center at CHOP, co-authored a blog post for Philly.com about the recent internet trend known as the “Tide Pod Challenge” where teenagers are attempting to eat Tide laundry pods.  Too discusses why the challenge is dangerous and the origin of the trend.


PA Prep Live: EA grad Abbonzio reaches 1,000-point milestone for USciences

Sarah Abbonzio reached the 1,000-point milestone for USciences playing against rival Jefferson, PA Prep Live reported.
“I knew I was close (to scoring 1,000 career points) so I had a feeling it was coming soon,” said Abbonizio, who collected career points 999 and 1,000 on a pair of free throws with 1:53 remaining in the second quarter. “It’s definitely more memorable since we won an important game. If we had lost it would have made the moment bittersweet but since we won a high tension, high rivalry game it was special.”   


City of Basketball Love: USciences' Flo Da-Silva putting his own spin on family legacy

USciences' Flo Da-Silva putting his own spin on family legacy and excelling on the team out of the shadow of his brother.


The Sure Shot: Basketball Brought Him to the U.S. but Vaccine Research Gave Him His Biggest Success

Franklin Okpala PHB’21 was featured by The Wistar Institute for his participation in vaccine research at the institute’s High School Summer Fellowship in Biomedical Research. His experience suffering from malaria as a child made his time in the lab developing synthetic DNA vaccines for infectious diseases and cancers, even more significant.


Daily Local: USciences Student Meets Duchess of York

Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson was in the region last month to join members of the Herb it Forward Foundation (HIFF) as they launched at the ACE Club in Lafayette Hill. HIFF supports future leaders in their education through scholarships. USciences’ Kiara Serrano was in attendance.  The event was also featured in the Daily Local.