From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

Justin Roth, DO ’12, published the following articles in the December 2009 issue of the Techniques in Orthopedics journal:

Roth, Justin; Shearer, David; Zirkle, Lewis G. Jr; Johnson, Amy; LaBarre, Paul. Development and Biomechanical Testing of the SIGN Hip Construct. Techniques in Orthopaedics. Vol.24(4):265-272, December 2009. doi: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e3181c3ef47

Zirkle, Lewis G. Jr; Shearer, David; Roth, Justin. SIGN Hip Construct Surgical Technique and Early Clinical Experience. Techniques in Orthopaedics. Vol.24(4):258-264, December 2009. doi: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e3181c376c7

In addition, his team’s request to present to the American Society for Testing and Materials has been granted and he will be traveling to North Carolina on May 20, 2010 to propose a hip fracture fixation test standard to the ASTM Biomechanics F04.21 Osteosynthesis Subcommittee.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Associate Professor Dee Schilling, PT, PhD, recently served as an invited reviewer for a new text titled “Multicultural Competence for the Physical Therapist” from Jones and Bartlett Publishers. The book is intended for use by graduate students enrolled in physical therapy programs nationwide. Dr. Schilling was also interviewed by a freelance writer for PT Magazine for an article on Interprofessional Education within a physical therapy program.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to the following PPAD faculty:

Dr. Susan Jacob had four invited presentations for the National Parkinson Foundation in Irvine and Claremont from October through December, where she presented on medication therapy for Parkinson’s disease. Her students accompanied her in conducting brown bags along with the presentation.

Dr. Jacob also presented a poster at ASHP, from her research project; titled: Implementation of vitamin D supplementation for patients’ post-bariatric surgery with co-authors Nguyen Q, Firek A, Jackson C, Rendon S

Dr. Karl Hess was nominated and accepted on the Council of Advisors for Pharmacy Times.

Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius published two articles:

Tu JV, Jackevicius CA, Lee DS, Donovan LR for the Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team. National trends in cardiovascular care and outcomes. Healthcare Quarterly 2009;13:22-5.

Jackevicius CA, Ton M. Enhanced interaction between warfarin and high dose ketoconazole: a case report. Case Rep Med 2009;doi:10.1155.2009/315687.

Mannhu Ton was a former student who helped with the case report while on rotation with Cynthia.

Dr. Anandi Law and her team had the results of their MTM services survey published in December: Anandi V. Law, BPharm, PhD, Mark P. Okamoto, PharmD, and Kelly Brock, PharmD. “Ready, willing, and able to provide MTM services?: A survey of community pharmacists in the USA.” Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2009, Pages 376-381

Publication abstract and be found at: http://www.rsap.org/article/PIIS1551741109000035/abstract?rss=yes

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Veterinary assistant professor Dr. Pedro Diniz co-authored a uniquely personal discussion of a human case of zoonotic Bartenella that contributed to the death of the father of the lead author, Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt. The case report is an elegant reminder of the interprofessional collaborations that are necessary for successful health care. The complete citation is: Edward B. Breitschwerdt, Ricardo G. Maggi, Maria Belen Cadenas,and Pedro Paulo Vissotto de Paiva Diniz. “A Groundhog, a Novel Bartonella Sequence, and My Father’s Death”; Emerging Infectious Diseases • www.cdc.gov/eid • Vol. 15, No. 12, December 2009

From the College of Optometry:

Optometry Seminar

“Vision Loss Not Caused by Organic Disease,” presented by Rex Villegas, OD, FAAO, Faculty Candidate

Wednesday, Jan. 13, noon to 1 p.m. in the Nursing Science Center – Dining Room. Lunch will be provided. Please reserve a seat via e-mail at lrees@westernu.edu or by phone at ext. 3506.

From University Advancement:

Walgreens gifts

The College of Pharmacy has received $10,000 from Walgreens for diversity scholarships and programs.

Walgreens has also delivered to the College of Pharmacy a second installment of $20,000 toward a $50,000 Capital Campaign gift to support further education of future pharmacists.

From the Office of Human Resources:

TIAA-CREF Sessions

Robert Groag of TIAA-CREF will be on campus Friday, Jan. 15 to conduct one-on-one sessions to review employees’ TIAA-CREF portfolios. The one-on-one sessions will be conducted in the Human Resources Conference Room is in the Administration building on the first floor, Room 104. Due to a technical difficulty, appointments cannot be made on line at this time. You may schedule an appointment by calling TIAA-CREF Sales and Service number 800-732-8353. If you have any questions, please call Judy Whitlock, Director, Benefit Administration at Ext. 5371.