Announcements

PCC Open House

WesternU’s Patient Care Center will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Students, staff and the public are invited to attend this free event, which will include:

• Eye Care Center: Vision screenings, frame styling by the experts, prize raffles, vendor fair, product samples, clinic tours and information sessions.

• WesternU Pharmacy: Flu shots, travel medicine counseling, osteoporosis and diabetes screenings.

• Medical Center: Information about Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehab, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

• Foot & Ankle Center: Foot screenings, electronic foot pressure sensing, and a presentation on general foot health.

• Western Diabetes Institute: Educational information on diabetes and hypertension; post-screening educational services, including arranging proper follow-up.

• Dental Center: Information about Dental Center services

Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Christina Tatum, 909-469-5454.

Preview Day

Registration is open for the fourth WesternU Preview Day on Saturday, March 5, 2011, highlighting health education opportunities offered at WesternU. Click here to read more.

Click here to register for Preview Day: http://westernu.info/previewday.

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

Co-Inventors Christopher Ewing, DO ’13, and mentor, Henry Charlier Jr., Boise State University Associate Professor of Chemistry, received a U.S. patent for their work with biphenyl inhibitors of carbonyl reductase in August 2010. The drugs have potential application in chemotherapy treatment by inhibition of the enzyme Human carbonyl reductase; implicated in the cardiotoxicity associated with Doxorubicin and Daunorubicin.

The research was recently named a finalist in the Idaho Innovation of the year award’s Early-Stage Innovation Category and written up in the winter edition of Boise State University’s research magazine Explore (scroll down to page 13). The work was conducted with Henry Charlier Jr. while Ewing was a chemistry major at Boise State.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physician Assistant Education News

Paige McNamara, MS, PA-C, had an article published in Advance for NP and PAs. McNamara, P. (2010). Medicinal Marijuana An overview of California’s Proposition 215. Advance for NPs&PAs, 2 (1), 45.

Tim Wood, MS, PA-C, was selected by the California Academy of Physician Assistants to become the chair of the Conference Planning Committee, which aligns speakers for the annual CAPA conference.

Roy Guizado, MS, PA-C, has been assigned to a PAC (Physician Assistant Committee) subcommittee for the State of California to review verbiage of current PA professional regulations, especially those concerned with physician assistant education.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to Maria Pia Testa, Omar Alvarado, Andrea Wournell, Jonathon Lee, Steven H. Henriksen, Frederick T. Guilford, and Tom R. Phillips for their publication: Maria Pia Testa, Omar Alvarado, Andrea Wournell, Jonathon Lee, Steven H. Henriksen, Frederick T. Guilford, and Tom R. Phillips. Screening assay for oxidative stress in a feline astrocyte cell line, G335-5. JoVE (in press), 2011.

From the Pumerantz Library:

New Exhibit

A traveling exhibit commemorating African American academic surgeons’ contributions to medicine and medical education will be coming to the Pumerantz Library from Feb. 14 to March 26, 2011. Click here for more information.

What’s New

The Library has recently added 15 new titles to our e-book collection. The disciplines included in this recent acquisition are medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacology and physical therapy. 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 Nature to our roster of electronic journals. Nature is “a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.”

Also don’t miss out on the upcoming February workshops that the reference and outreach department has set up. Some of the subjects to be covered are: PubMed, EndNote and PubMed for VetMed. We also have other workshops this spring on handheld apps, study skills, and stress reduction.

For a complete listing of the upcoming workshops along with a description and registration form visit our Workshop Guide. For more details on these items and other news or events please visit the Library’s News and Events Blog.