This Week@WesternU

Jan. 17-20, 2012


Preview Day

Registration is open for the eighth WesternU Preview Day on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, highlighting health education opportunities offered at WesternU. Click here for the full story.

Save the Date

The Towne & Gown Golf Classic, benefiting the University Scholarship Fund, will be held on June 18, 2012 at the Glendora Country Club, 310 Amelia Ave., Glendora, Calif. Noon shotgun start with reception and awards to follow. Sponsorship opportunities available. For information, e-mail or

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

Marek Malecki, MD, PhD, has been invited to serve as co-chair of the symposium on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer at the Eurasia Conference with Professor Glen J. Weiss (USA), Professor Arie Admon (Israel), Joseph M. Carroll (Ireland) at the Eurasia Conference in Corfu, Greece, April 12-16, 2012. is a very prestigious professional conference dedicated to leading edge chemical and molecular engineering.

Dr. Malecki is also an invited speaker at the conference. His lecture is dedicated to his novel biotechnology of genetic engineering of biocompatible molecules, which can distinguish between healthy and cancerous cells. The issue is critical for effective diagnosis and therapy of cancer.

COMP alumnus Marc E. Lynch, DO ’91, an anesthesiologist and pain management physician in private practice in Chino, Calif., serves as a recurring contributor to a regular pain column in Becker’s ACS Review. Click here to read his latest contribution.

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Dr. Donna Redman-Bentley, College of Allied Health Professions Associate Dean for Research and Department of Physical Therapy Education Professor, and Dr. Janice Hoffman, College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, authored the article “”Comparison of faculty and student attitudes toward teamwork and collaboration in interprofessional education,”” that was recently published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care.

From University Advancement:

Kudos on accomplishments

Grant Writer Marilyn Corrales has been accepted to present her research study at the American Psychological Association (APA) Conference in Orlando, Fla. The study examined the effects of immigration status on the mental health of youth, specifically the levels of depressive symptoms, chronic stress and social support among documented and undocumented Latino college students.