The Pulse, an exciting new publication boasting the tradition of the Brownback-Anders Pre-Health Society and the emerging scientific discoveries of our current students and faculty.

Pulse newsletter

November 2013

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Pulse, an exciting new publication boasting the tradition of the Brownback-Anders Pre-Health Society and the emerging scientific discoveries of our current students and faculty.  We will keep you up-to-date with what is going on in our classrooms and labs, in our community and on our campus.  We hope you enjoy the pages that follow and are inspired by such features as our “Rising Stars”, alumni achievement, and updates on our expanding curriculum and facilities. 
We would like to hear from you and welcome photos and anecdotes of your pre-health and pre-medical experiences, graduate and professional endeavors. Submissions can be sent to Laura Armstrong, Senior Director of Development at  You will be notified if your entry has been selected for the March 2014 edition of The Pulse. 

We look forward to telling the Ursinus story.

Brownback with StudentAn Era in Science
The Brownback-Anders Pre-Medical Society emerged in the late 1920’s as the first biology club. It was named for physician and philanthropist, James M. Anders M.D. As the number of students increased, J. Harold Brownback received a teaching appointment. More>

Center for Science and the Common GoodConnecting Science and Society
Science education of today is an integrated and collaborative approach to teaching and learning. Ursinus students are engaged in experiential learning as they lead, write, research, publish, and present information.  Details>

Hope Family legacyA Science Legacy
An Ursinus legacy began when Earl Hope M.D. ’83 stepped onto the college campus. Several  years later, brothers Paul ’85 and Tom ’92 would follow. One generation later, two of his three children, with aspirations and expectations of their own, made their own mark. Read More>

Chris Frymoyer '12Making Science Work
Chris Frymoyer '12, a second year student at Jefferson Medical College has always valued his interactions with the medical community particularly alumni physicians, faculty and mentor, Dr. Beth Bailey. More>

Pre-Health SocietiesStudents Turning to Pre-Health Societies
The Brownback-Anders Pre-Health Society along with the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students help students in navigating the rigors of pre-medical and pre-health professions.  Both are student run organizations that provide a pipeline of resources. More>.

Save the DateInaugural Dinner and Program for Alumni and Students of the
Ursinus Medical Community

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berman Museum

Meet and mingle with Pre-Health students, classmates, faculty and much more!
Event details coming soon!

Rising Stars

Matt Dougherty '14Matthew Dougherty '14 is eagerly pursuing a career in Podiatric Medicine. Interviews at countless schools are lining up! Read More.

alvin Varghese '15Alvin Varghese '15 is the President of the Class of 2015. He has an unrelenting passion for exercise physiology and is considering an M.D. and M.D. Ph.D. programs. Read More

Zeba Hussaini '14Zeba Hussaini '14 has her sights set on medicine, bio-ethics, and civic engagement. She is a fellow of the Center for Science and the Common Good. Read more

Elena RoadcloudElena Roadcloud '16 plans to study medicine with a focus on sports psychiatry. She is a member of the women’s varsity basketball team and understands first-hand the value of this specialty. Read More.

Jeff Erikkala '15Jeffrey Erkkila '15 has an interest in medicine and health care.  The Brownback-Anders Pre-Health Society has been vital to helping him grasp all of his options. Read More.

Tu Pham '14Tu Pham '14 is a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology currently applying to medical school.  His interest is in surgery. Read More.

Rebecca Hollenbach '13Rebecca Hollenbach '13 is a recent Ursinus alumna.  A career in medicine resonated during her four years.  An internship with the M.S. Society unearthed a passion in public health. Read More.

Jamira Bowens '17Jamira Bowens '17 recently launched her academic career following an intensive summer research initiative that provided invaluable opportunities in both the lab and the classroom. Read More.