Alumni Reunion 2018

All alumni and their guests are invited back to campus on Saturday, September 15, 2018 for the WesternU Alumni Reunion, as we honor the classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013! Reminisce with your fellow alumni, revel in the present with your favorite faculty, and reveal dreams for the future. For more details visit



From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Nursing students raising funds to host mobile medical clinic in Africa
College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) students are raising funds to host a mobile medical clinic in Uganda to help 800 patients with their medical needs. Contact MSNE student Yesenia Gomez-Castillo at to buy raffle tickets to potentially win some great prizes. As part of CGN’s Global Health initiatives, MSNE students for the first time are participating in an international experience in Uganda August 11-20, 2018. This experience will provide students an opportunity to be more culturally competent and understand the concepts of social determinants of health and its impact on person, family, and community.

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From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments
Congratulations to the following Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty and their collaborators on their most recent accomplishments:

Jeffrey Wang, PhD, along with his collaborators on their publication: Wang Z, Olenyuk BZ, Shih JC, Wang J. Quantification and pharmacokinetic study of tumor-targeting agent MHI148-clorgyline amide in mouse plasma using liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. 2018;8(3):153-9.

Arezoo Campbell, PhD, was awarded an intramural grant titled, “Melatonin and the Aging Brain.” The goal of the project is to determine if melatonin provides neuroprotection during the aging process. The total budget for this project is $15,000.

Ying Huang, PhD, (PI) and co-PIs Bradley Andresen, PhD, and Simon Bulley, PhD, were awarded the Team Intramural Grant titled, “Cardiovascular Profiles and Safety of R-carvedilol.” The total budget for this project is $25,000. 

Ying Huang, PhD, along with her collaborators and MSPS alums Kristan Cleveland, Sherry Liang, Mandy Liu, and Payal Chatterjee on their most recent publications:

Cleveland CH, Yeung S, Huang KM, Liang S, Andresen BA, Huang Y. Phosphoproteome profiling provides insight into the mechanism of action for carvedilol-mediated cancer prevention. Molecular Carcinogenesis. 2018;57(8):997-1007. doi: doi:10.1002/mc.22820.

Liu MM, Huang KM, Qian L, Chatterjee P, Zhang S, Li R, Zhou S, Wang Z, Luo Y, Huang Y. Effects of bioactive constituents in the Traditional Chinese Medicinal formula Si–Wu–Tang on Nrf2 signaling and neoplastic cellular transformation. Phytomedicine. 2018;40:1-9. doi:

Heinemann SF, Police A, Lin E, Liu M, Liang S, Huang Y. Genomics-Driven Healthcare. Singapore: Singapore Nature Singapre Pte Ltd; c2018, Impact of Genomics on Personalization of Breast Cancer Care; p. 331-372.

Incoming student and volunteer in Ying Huang’s lab, Stephanie Lee, PharmD ’22, is an oral presentation winner at the Inaugural AAAS PD – AACP Students’ Symposium held at Cal Poly Pomona. She was also awarded an AACR Travel award of $1,000.