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This Week@WesternU, July 5-8, 2011

by Rodney Tanaka

July 5, 2011

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

COMP student Barry Amos, DO Class of 2013, published the following paper from Dr. Darmani’s laboratory: Darmani, N.A.; Chebolu, S.; Amos, B.; Alkam T. (2011) Synergistic antiemetic interactions between serotonergic 5-HT3 and tachykininergic NK1-receptor antagonists in the least shrew (Cryptotis parva). Pharmacology Biochemistry Behavior 99: 573-579.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

On June 27, the California Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee voted down AB 783 – Professional Corporations, a bill which would have added physical therapists to the list of healing arts practitioners who may be professional employees of medical or podiatric medical corporations. A legal opinion by the California Legislative Counsel late last year supported existing law that restricts physical therapists from providing physical therapy services as an employee of a medical corporation.

From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Kudos on accomplishments

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners held their 26th National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada last week. Associate Professor Dawn Stone, MN, RN, ANP presented a poster and participated in a “6 minute” lecture series. Both presentations were about Cancer Survivorship, the topic of Ms. Stone’s doctoral dissertation. This year’s conference was the largest ever, with about 6,000 nurse practitioners in attendance.

As part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the College of Graduate Nursing received a total of $74,919 in federal grants for Advanced Nursing Education Traineeships to support ten Master’s students enrolled full-time in our program.

From the College of Optometry:

Peru trip

College of Optometry students Christine Pham, Joseph Lao, Faydim Rassamdana, Lily Nguyen, Wendy Mora, Elizabeth Suh and Puja Parekh, and Assistant Professor Kierstyn Napier-Dovorany, OD, FAAO, provided vision care in Peru on June 19-22, 2011. Click here to watch a video of the trip. Their demonstration of the Core Values of the university and the college were noticed, appreciated and enthusiastically thanked by everyone on the trip, not in the least by the patients.

From the College of Dental Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Associate Dean Rosemary Monehen, MS and Assistant Dean David Lazarchik, DDS, attended the June 27-30, 2011 American Dental Education Association’s Commission on Change and Innovation Summer Meeting in San Diego, Calif. Associate Dean Monehen gave a presentation titled, “Getting Ahead of the Game: Interprofessional Education.”

From University Advancement:

Alumni Association News

The Alumni Association hosted a reception at the California Veterinary Medical Association’s PacVet Conference in Anaheim on Saturday, July 2. Dean Nelson was joined by CVM alumni, faculty, and current (and even incoming) students to socialize and network with one another while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

From CDHP:

Emergency and disaster planning

On June 22, 2011 St. Petersburg College’s National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI), a division of the Center for Public Safety Innovation, hosted a Webcast/Satellite Broadcast on the FEMA/DHS initiative, Planning for the Whole Community. This broadcast can be viewed by visiting the Live Response website. The program highlighted FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) and explained the importance of including people with access and functional needs in emergency and disaster planning. Guests included Marcie Roth, Director of the ODIC; Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation at the U.S. Department of Transportation; and June Isaacson Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant/Associate Director, Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy at WesternU. The broadcast can also be found under ODIC News – 06/28/11

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