From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

COMP Professor to retire after 30+ years

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Professor Emeritus Rafi Younoszai, PhD, is retiring after serving Western University of Health Sciences for more than 30 years. Along the way he helped countless students and created community service student clubs that continue to thrive today, and he continues to inspire others to travel abroad to learn more about international medicine. Click here to read the full story.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Associate Professor Casey Chaney, PT, PhD, CSCS, OCS, as an elected representative of the San Gabriel Valley District of the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA), attended a special meeting on June 8 of the statewide Assembly of Representatives in Los Angeles. This governing body of the CPTA usually meets annually and is comprised of more than 110 elected representatives from twelve geographical regions of the state.

From the College of Pharmacy:

College of Pharmacy golf outing nets more than $13,000

The inaugural WesternU College of Pharmacy Scholarship Golf Classic raised more than $13,000 for student scholarships, a strong start that is only expected to improve in coming years, according to College of Pharmacy officials. Click here to read the full story.

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Eric Gupta was inducted as a Fellow of the National Lipid Association. This honor recognizes the excellence, innovation and leadership of health care professionals in the NLA with respect to clinical lipidology in private practice or academic settings. This is indeed high honor and recognition from an association which is a multidisciplinary specialty society of health professionals including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and dietitians.

In addition, Dr. Gupta was re-elected to another three-year term to the Pacific Lipid Association Board of Directors. The PLA is the western region of the NLA and includes California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Chan, Dr. Jeffrey Wang and Dr. Zhijun (Kevin) Wang for a recent publication resulting from a cross-departmental collaboration (Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice and Administration:

Wang Z, Wang J, Chan P. Treating type 2 diabetes mellitus with traditional Chinese and Indian medicinal herbs. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:343594. doi: 10.1155/2013/343594. Epub 2013 May 7.

Dr. Zhijun (Kevin) Wang, Assistant Research Professor at Center for Advancement of Research and Evaluation (CADRE), College of Pharmacy, recently published three articles with COP colleagues and others:

YF Wang, Z Wang, Joan Zuo, B Tomlinson, B Lee, M Bolger, MSS Chow. “Clinical Pharmacokinetics of Buffered Propranolol Sublingual Tablet (PromptolTM) – Application of a new ‘physiologically based’ model to assess absorption and disposition.” The AAPS Journal DOI: 10.1208/s12248-013-9479-1; May 2013.

Chen Xie, Zhijun Wang, Charles Wang, Jun Xu, Zhining Wen Haitian Wang, Leming Shi, Moses S. S. Chow, Ying Huang, and Zhong Zuo. “Utilization of Gene Expression Signature for Quality Control of Traditional Chinese Medicine Formula Si-Wu-Tang.” The AAPS Journal DOI: 10.1208/s12248-013-9491-5,.April 2013.

Chun-Tao Che, Zhi Jun Wang, Christopher Wai Kei Lam, Moses Sing Sum Chow. “Herb-Herb Combination for Therapeutic Enhancement and Advancement: Theory, Practice and Future Perspectives.” Molecules 2013, 18, 5125-5141; doi:10.33903 May 2013.

From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Doug Ethell, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Head of Molecular Neurobiology, was invited to be on a Fellowships review panel at NIH.

From FACE:

The Autism Channel

According to the producers of The Autism Channel, “Autism Intersection: Direct from Western University” is one of the most watched shows on The Autism Channel. The show was created by WesternU’s FACE (Faculty for Autism Collaboration & Education) and is also available on FACE’s website. The Autism Channel is nearing 20,000 subscribers.

Special thanks to Joe Marilo, who did an amazing job capturing the work of our FACE team. He produced a high-quality product that The Autism Channel producers love.

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