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This Week@WesternU, May 28-31, 2019

by Rodney Tanaka

May 28, 2019

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2019 Commencement

Congratulations to the nearly 1,000 graduates who earned their WesternU diplomas at Commencement ceremonies held in Pasadena, California May 22-24, 2019.

Click here to read about the first Commencement ceremony, and visit WesternU on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to see more photos and coverage of Commencement. Check WesternU’s home page later in the week for full coverage and photo galleries from all five ceremonies.

COMP-Northwest will hold its Commencement ceremony May 31 on the WesternU–Oregon campus. We encourage all WesternU faculty, staff, students and family members attending Commencement to join us on social media by tagging and mentioning us on Twitter and Instagram, and finding us on Facebook. Please use the hashtag #WesternUGrad2019. Click here for more information about the Commencement ceremony: Click here to read a preview story on COMP-Northwest’s Commencement ceremony.



From the College of Pharmacy:

WesternU College of Pharmacy team investigates mechanisms for carvedilol to prevent skin cancer
A research team from Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Pharmacy is examining the potential for the beta-adrenergic receptor blocker carvedilol to prevent skin cancer. The team received National Institutes of Health funding for its research, and its latest article, “Carvedilol inhibits EGF-mediated JB6 P+ colony formation through a mechanism independent of adrenoceptors,” was published May 20, 2019 in PLOS ONE.

The authors are Kristan H. Cleveland, Sherry Liang, Andy Chang, Kevin M. Huang, Si Chen, Lei Guo, WesternU College of Pharmacy (COP) Associate Professor Ying Huang, MD, PhD, and COP Associate Professor Bradley T. Andresen, PhD, FAHA. Cleveland, Liang and Chang are graduates of COP’s Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. Click here to read the article:

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From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
CVM Professor Jose Peralta recently received the 2019 Global Animal Welfare Award. This award recognizes his dedication and commitment to teaching and improving animal welfare as well as his work providing best practices and education about animal welfare. As well as his work providing best practices and education about animal welfare. The award ceremony took place during the 35th Congress of the World Veterinary Association in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he was invited to receive this award. The animal welfare award is sponsored by Ceva Sante Animale and the World Veterinary Association:

CVM Associate Professor Brian Oakley was a joint corresponding author on an original research article recently accepted for publication in the journal Poultry Science that examines changes in microbial community composition and the microbial metagenome in response to dietary amino acid supplementation and antibiotic usage. Co-authors or the study were from the University of Georgia and Mississippi State University.



From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Beaverton School District Health Careers Magnate Program
The Beaverton School District Health Careers Magnate Program pre-med interest students visited WesternU–Oregon May 9, 2019, organized by Dr. Jeannie Davis. The students explored the OMM and anatomy labs and more. Dr. Brion Benninger and first-year COMP-Northwest students Gabrielle Chang and Dayton Dean demonstrated mixed simulation with handheld ultrasound systems in the anatomy lab. A number of students who were part of this high school health career program end up as medical students here at COMP-Northwest over the years, and we look forward to more choosing us to continue their medical education in the future.

Click here to view photos on Facebook.



From the Pumerantz Library:

Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Stacked!
Take a break and catch up on the latest happenings in Stacked!, the Pumerantz Library’s newsletter. Learn about our new library director, what resources are (and aren’t) available to alumni, OSCE and clinical skills resources, our PsycINFO database trial, rotation prep resources, the 6th Annual Research Mixer, finding medical images and more.

Click here to visit the Stacked! web page.

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