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.

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From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Assistant Professor Mary Hudson-McKinney, PT, DPT, MS, NCS, has been asked to be a reviewer for “Rehabilitation Nursing” and recently submitted her first article review to the editors. This is the official journal of the national Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Peter Oelschlaeger published the following: Xiong X, Bromley EH, Oelschlaeger P, Woolfson DN, Spencer J. Structural insights into quinolone antibiotic resistance mediated by pentapeptide repeat proteins: conserved surface loops direct the activity of a Qnr protein from a Gram-negative bacterium. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan 11.

Dr. Arezoo Campell (PI) received a research grant: “Cerium Oxide in diesel exhaust and neuroinflammation,” National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands; $7,500.

Dr. Jeff Wang (PI) and Dr. Ying Huang published the following: Zhang X, Wang Z, Huang Y, Wang J. Effects of chronic administration of alogliptin on the development of diabetes and β-cell function in high fat diet/streptozotocin diabetic mice. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2010 Dec 9.

Dr. Prashant Sakharkar (Dr. Law’s Health Outcome Fellow) gave invited presentations at P.D. Wadhawani College of Pharmacy, Yavatmal and Agnihotri College of Pharmacy, Wardha (Maharashtra) in India. The objectives of his presentation, “Pharmacy: A Prescription for Success,” were to highlight the differences between U.S. and Indian pharmacy education, inform students on how to pursue pharmacy graduate education in the U.S. and availability of different career and professional opportunities. During these presentations he also provided a brief overview of WesternU College of Pharmacy academic programs, especially WesternU IPBP program and post-doctoral fellowships. A total of 40-50 BPharm and MPharm students were in attendance at both institutions.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Veterinary physiologist and Assistant Professor Dr. David Kersey has published a study he and colleagues conducted on male giant pandas in the U.S. and China over the course of five years. It is the first study to demonstrate seasonality of testicular and adrenal steroids in the feces of male giant pandas. This study is currently being used as the foundation for negotiations in conducting in field research of males.

The complete citation is: David C. Kersey, David E. Wildt, Janine L. Brown, Yan Huang, Rebecca J. Snyder, and Steven L. Monfort. Parallel and seasonal changes in gonadal and adrenal hormones in male giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Journal of Mammalogy 91:1496-1597.

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