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This Week@WesternU Aug. 21-25, 2017

by Jeff Malet

August 21, 2017

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WesternU launching Center for Innovation

Western University of Health Sciences will host a special symposium and exhibition about future trends in health and education to launch the University’s new Center for Innovation on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

The symposium will be from noon to 1 p.m. in WesternU Health Education Center Lecture Hall 1, followed by a technology exhibition from 1 to 3 p.m. showcasing virtual reality education technology, high speed 3-D printing and scanning exhibits, augmented reality stations, the Microsoft Mixed-Reality platform – Hololens, and a gamification booth showing how game-based learning transforms passive learning into dynamic and engaging experiences.

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From the College of Pharmacy

Kudos on accomplishments
Drs. Ying Huang and Bradley Andresen, MSPS Student Sherry Liang, MSPS Alumna Kristan Cleveland and their collaborators on their most recent publication: Huang KM, Liang S, Yeung S, Oiyemhonlan E, Cleveland KH, Parsa C, Orlando R, Meyskens FL, Andresen B, Huang Y. Topically Applied Carvedilol Attenuates Solar Ultraviolet Radiation Induced Skin Carcinogenesis. Cancer Prevention Research. 2017. Click here to read the abstract.

Drs. Jeffrey Wang and Sunil Prabhu, MSPS Alum Md Arif Wahid and their collaborators on their most recent publication: Ding B, Wahid MA, Wang Z, Xie C, Thakkar A, Prabhu S, Wang J. Triptolide and celastrol loaded silk fibroin nanoparticles show synergistic effect against human pancreatic cancer cells. Nanoscale. 2017;9(32):11739-53. doi: 10.1039/C7NR03016A. Click here to read the article.


From the Pumerantz Library:

Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture
The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library is hosting the National Medical Library traveling exhibit “Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture” from Aug. 28, 2017 to Oct. 7, 2017. This exhibit explores the response to the AIDS epidemic since its 1981 appearance in the United States. The Opening Reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. The speakers will be Dr. Vishwanath Venketaraman, COMP; Dr. James Scott, College of Pharmacy; and the Reverend Tom Hostetler, Chaplain Hillcrest. For further information call Mary Helen Ellis at Ext. 5321.


The NAMES project AIDS Memorial Quilt was conceived as a celebration of the lives of people lost to AIDS. The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library and Lorraine Halverson of the College of Allied Health Professions are providing the opportunity for you to create a block for a loved one to be displayed in the library and then added to the Quilt project after the National Library of Medicine exhibit leaves our library.

If you wish to create a block contact Lorraine Halverson for supplies and guidance. or 909-469-5390.


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