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This Week@WesternU, Jan. 18-21, 2011

by Rodney Tanaka

January 18, 2011

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Kudos on accomplishments

Department of Physician Assistant Studies faculty, Paige McNamara, recently published an article, Medicinal Marijuana An overview of California’s Proposition 215 in Advance for NPs&PAs, 2 (1), 45.

Drs. Dayle Armstrong and Donna Redman-Bentley, Department of Physical Therapy Education, and Dr. Gary Gugelchuk, Academic Affairs, published their research in December. Armstrong, D., Redman-Bentley, D., & Gugelchuk, G. (2010) Association of birth factors with subsequent developmental disability: Effectiveness in predicting severity as measured by the PEDI. Developmental Neurorehabilitation,13 (6), 383-389. DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2010.509750

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Assistant Professor Janet Konecne, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, will be performing at the La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. The concert will feature a pianist with selections to include “Variations on a Theme” by Paganini and a “Theme and Variations” by Haydn. Dr. Konecne, an established expert in physical therapy for performing artists, plays principal bassoon with the La Mirada Symphony Orchestra. More information on this and future performances is available at

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Eric Gupta, Assistant Professor and President of the California Pharmacists Association, was featured in a story about the evolving role of pharmacists in health care reform by California Healthline, a well-respected health policy opinion site for California legislators. Click here to view the story.

From University Advancement:

Save the Date

WesternU’s “Towne and Gown Golf Classic,” Monday, March 21, 2011 ~ Shotgun Start at Noon ~ $150 per golfer

Glendora Country Club, 310 Amelia Avenue, Glendora. Featuring lunch, a fun scramble format, golf, buffet reception and additional contests and prizes, benefitting the University Scholarship Fund. To register early, contact Susan Terrazas at 909-706-3476 or e-mail


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