From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Associate Professor Dee Schilling, PT, PhD, was an invited speaker at the recent Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, which was held in Boston. Dr. Schilling, along with six other speakers, addressed the topic of "Economic Models and Clinical Education Standards" in this three-hour panel presentation.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

A collaboration within the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration has resulted in yet another publication. Drs. Don Hsu, Megan Nguyen and Anandi Law worked with external collaborators on:

Donald I. Hsu; Megan Nguyen; Lee Nguyen; Anandi Law; Annie Wong-Beringer. A multicentre study to evaluate the impact of timing of caspofungin administration on outcomes of invasive candidiasis in non-immunocompromised adult patients. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2010. Click here for the full text.

Congratulations to Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty, Dr. Jeffrey Wang, on his contract from the City of Hope to study the preclinical pharmacokinetics of an experimental anticancer drug COH-29 in mice. The direct cost is $13,800.

From the College of Dental Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dean James Koelbl, DDS, MS, MJ, is currently serving as chair of the American Dental Education Association Task Force on the Education of New Oral Health Professionals. In that role, Dr. Koelbl made presentations to the 2010 ADEA Invitational Allied Dental Education Summit on June 10, 2010, and at the 43rd Annual National Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference on June 13, 2010. The topic at both sessions was “ADEA Guiding Principles for the Education of New Oral Health Professionals.”

On June 22, Dr. Koelbl testified before the California Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee in Sacramento. Dr. Koelbl spoke in support of a bill introduced by the Dental Board of California, which would create a new pathway for licensure for graduates of California dental schools. The bill was passed by the Committee, and will now work its way through the legislative process.

From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

Welcome to the Inaugural MSMS Class

Please welcome the Master of Science in Medical Sciences program to campus. This first class of 25 students began on June 21 and will graduate in 2011. The program recently received final WASC approval. Click here to read more about the program and to view a slideshow.