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This Week@WesternU, Dec. 6-10, 2010

by Rodney Tanaka

December 6, 2010

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From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Associate Professor Tony Mosconi, PhD, recently published an article: Mosconi, T and Gruber, T. “Immunohistochemical comparison of whisker pad cutaneous innervation in Swiss Webster and hairless mice,” Somatosensory and Motor Research, October 2010.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. James Scott published this article with co-authors highlighting the history and evolving role of HIV clinical pharmacists in the U.S. J.D. Scott, K.A.Abernathy, M.Diaz-Linares, K.K.Graham and J.C.Lee. HIV clinical pharmacists – the U.S. perspective. Farm Hosp. 2010;34(6):303–308.

Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius published a CE with her former resident, Dr. Tina Liu. Tina Liu and Cynthia Jackevicius. Management of Heart Failure: Update for Pharmacists. Pharmacy Times; 2010.

Professor Roger Klotz and Dr. Sam Shimomura collaborated on a CE published in Rx Consultant, December 2010 issue. Roger S. Klotz, Allison Jun, Christine Bang, Helen Le, and Sam Shimomura. Medication Misuse in Children and Adolescents. Rx Consultant; December 2010; Volume XIX Number 11.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Veterinary professor and parasitologist Dr. Malika Kachani was invited by the World Health Organization to attend the Third International Conference on Neglected Zoonotic Diseases, and made a presentation titled: “Implementing One Health, Outcome and follow-up of the Stone Mountain meeting.” The conference took place at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Nov. 23-24, 2010. In 2009, Dr. Kachani was the overall Chairperson of this meeting, and this year was co-leader of the “Operationalizing One Health: Proof of Concept” group and was earlier appointed by WHO to the Neglected Zoonotic Disease advisory group.

Veterinary professor and microbiologist Dr. Peggy Barr assisted in developing an on-line tutorial supported by IDEXX laboratories. This web-based resource is approved for veterinary continuing education credit. The electronic publication citation is:

Barr MC, Hibbetts K, Macintire D. Canine and Feline Parvoviruses: Overview and Case Presentation. IDEXX Laboratories Online Education Course, IDEXX Learning Center, RACE 106-6897(deployed November 2010).

From the College of Dental Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Timothy S. Martinez, DMD, Associate Dean for Community Partnerships and Access to Care, co-authored an article, “Breaking Down Barriers – Improving access to oral health care is critical to people living with HIV,” that appears in the August 2010 edition of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene magazine. Click here to view the article.

From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Jonathan Labovitz, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Professor and Department Chair for Surgery and Biomechanics, has been elected to serve on the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles Community Leadership Board as of January 2011.

From the Pumerantz Library:

New at the Pumerantz Library

The Library has recently added seven new titles ( to our e-book collection. The topics covered include medical Spanish, optometry, EKG interpretation, and more. These titles may be accessed on campus or remotely, using your e-mail username/password. To search for these and other e-books in our collection please visit our online catalog and use the e-book search feature.

We have also added an electronic journal subscription to Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAS). Our subscription run is from 1997 to present.

For more details on these items and other news or events please visit the Library’s News and Events Blog.

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