From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Several DPT students organized and hosted a 5K Run/Walk at Red Hill Park in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, April 3, with all proceeds from the event going to the Marquette Challenge for the Foundation of Physical Therapy. The Marquette Challenge is a competition among colleges nationwide to raise money for the Foundation of Physical Therapy, which promotes and sponsors research. About 100 people came out to support this event with 66 of those persons participating by running or walking the 5K course. The top five runners received prizes and three are current DPT students: Brian Smith, DPT 2012, who came in second place; Vu Nguyen, DPT 2011, who came in fourth place; and Kyle Green, DPT 2012, who came in fifth place. Based on the support of students, faculty, and the local community, the event raised more than $1,400 and plans are to make this an annual fundraiser at WesternU.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Ray Symposium

Join the College of Pharmacy at the fourth annual Ray Symposium to be held in the new Health Education Center auditorium on Thursday, April 15, featuring Dr. Michael Cohen speaking on medication safety. For more information please click here.

To read a story about the Ray Symposium, click here.

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to Dr. Fadi Khasawneh and MSPS Candidate Harold Ting for their recent review article: Platelet function and Isoprostane biology. Should Isoprostanes be the newest member of the Orphan-ligand family? Journal of Biomedical Science 2010, 17:24.

Congratulations to Dr. Kabir Lutfy and colleagues on their recent publication: “Gene expression profiling following short-term and long-term morphine exposure in mice uncovers genes involved in food intake,” by Anghel A, Jamieson CA, Ren X, Young J, Porche R, Ozigbo E, Ghods DE, Lee ML, Liu Y, Lutfy K, Friedman TC. Neuroscience, 167: 554-566, 2010.

Dr. David Min will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. This is an honor bestowed on pharmacy professionals with more than 10 years of practice experience, professionally well accomplished and in high standing.

Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius for the recent publication: Ko DT, Yun L, Wijeysundera HC, Jackevicius CA, Rao SV, Austin PC, Marquis JF, Tu JV. Incidence, predictors, and prognostic implications of late bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention for patients older than 65 years. Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2010;3:

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Open House

The CVM Open House on April 3 was a huge success; we had more than 2,000 people attend. We had more than 1,000 Scouts pre-register for the event; they were able to fulfill requirements to earn merit badges. We had the Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach here with an on-hands mobile unit; attendees were able to touch tiny sharks, starfish and other kinds of sea urchins. We had a milking parlor giving demonstrations on how to milk a cow, we also had a K-9 search and rescue unit from Ventura County PD. This year we offered rabies vaccinations for $10 and again offered microchipping for $22. Local elementary school students participated in an art contest voted on by CVM faculty, staff and students. The winners will receive a pizza party.

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to Allison Walker, DVM ’13, for her upcoming publication: Allison Walker, Shawn M. Argent, and Kenneth H McKeever. Maximal aerobic capacity (VO2 max) in horses: a retrospective study to identify the age-related decline. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 2010 (in press).

Although this work was not performed here at Western University, this is a major accomplishment and is deserving of recognition.

From University Advancement:

COP Sponsors

CVS Caremark has continued their support of WesternU’s College of Pharmacy with a $2,000 sponsorship for the 2010 East West Scholarship Dinner. CVS’s Dr. Chi Vi Tran, Manager, Professional & College Relations will be honored at the April 17 event for her special work on behalf of the College of Pharmacy.

WesternU’s College of Pharmacy is also proud to announce that CVS Caremark is sponsoring the 2010 Commencement Dinner with a gift of $10,000.