Dr. Sheryl Chow

I am pleased announce the following activities from Dr. Sheryl Chow in her service to the American Heart Association, and the Annual Session Program.

  1. Member, AHA Annual Session Program Committee 2019-2021.
  2. Moderator, Cardiovascular Seminar and Competition:  Pecha Kucha Says:  What to do when HF affects other organs?  Annual AHA (virtual) Session: November 14, 2020 5-6 pm (Central time).
  3. Newly appointed member of the AHA Council Operations Committee. 2020-2022
  4. Immediate Past-Chair, AHA Clinical Pharmacology Committee 2020-2021

Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius

Dr. Jackevicius recently attended the American Heart Association virtual meeting in November and was involved in multiple abstract presentations.

Dr. Jackevicius served as the senior author for the first two abstracts, which were presented by WesternU alumni Robert Cohen Sedgh, PharmD (Class of 2020) and Jungyeon Moon, PharmD, PhD (Class of 2020), respectively. They worked on the projects during their advanced electives rotation with Dr. Jackevicius.

Cohen Sedgh R, Moon J, Jackevicius CA. Reporting of neoplasms following angiotensin receptor recalls using the FDA adverse event reporting system database.

Moon J, Cohen Sedgh R, Jackevicius CA. Examining the nocebo effect of statins through statin adverse events reported in the FDA adverse event reporting system database (FAERS).

Dr. Jackevicius presented an oral abstract that was simultaneously published online.

Moon J, Cohen Sedgh R, Jackevicius CA. Examining the nocebo effect of statins through statin adverse events reported in the FDA adverse event reporting system database (FAERS).  Circulation Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2020; doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.120.007.480

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.120.007480

The study garnered much media attention, which is available here.

https://www.tctmd.com/news/subjective-statin-related-aes-have-been-rising-hard-proof-not-so-much

Shurrab M, Koh M, Jackevicius C, Qiu F, Tu K, Conlon J, Caswell J, Austin P, Ko DT. Rates and predictors of co-prescribing common interacting cardiovascular medications in atrial fibrillation patients on direct oral anticoagulants.

Dr. Benjamin Malcolm

Dr. Malcolm and Dr. Heba Diab (WesternU COP PGY-1 Resident 2019-2020 with Dr. Mark Nguyen) published a case report on tinnitus with inhaled N,N-dimethyltryptamine.

Heba Diab & Benjamin Malcolm (2020) Persistent Tinnitus after Inhaled N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2020.1847366

Dr. Shawn Smith

Timmy Luu (PharmD Candidate 2021), under the guidance of Dr. Smith, presented a poster describing the steps in developing a free for the underserved population at the California Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

Luu T, Smith SR. Free Clinic Start-Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic. CAFCC 2020. November 2020.