WesternU’s “A Tribute to Caring” gala set for Nov. 4 at the Disneyland Hotel

Western University of Health Sciences will hold its annual “A Tribute to Caring” gala Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.

Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Click here to read more about the event and to buy tickets:

WesternU will honor Inter Valley Health Plan, represented by President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald H. Bolding.

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From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

WesternU and LA Animal Services to celebrate opening of East Valley Spay/Neuter Center in Van Nuys
In partnership with the City of Los Angeles Animal Services and with generous support from Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine is excited to announce the opening of the WesternU East Valley Spay/Neuter Center. The clinic, located at the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys, will offer spay and neuter services to the shelter and local communities along with preventive care.

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Kudos on accomplishments
CVM Associate Professor Linda Kidd, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, recently delivered an invited lecture titled “Mechanisms of thrombosis in dogs with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia” at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Advanced Continuing Education (ACE) Hematology and Immunology Conference in Las Vegas. She also served on two panels during the meeting. The ACVIM ACE courses are advanced courses designed for diplomates and residency trained candidates of the ACVIM and European Colleges of Internal Medicine.​



From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
WesternU CPM Assistant Professor Rebecca Moellmer, DPM, Immediate Past President of CPMA, along with CPMA’s Board of Directors, made history in September when both the California Assembly and Senate floor voted to pass AB 1153. This means that DPMs in California can expand their scope to treat leg ulcers below the level of the tibial tuberosity. AB 1153 was signed by the governor in October after previous unanimous approval in House and Senate and will become law Jan. 1, 2018.




From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

Kudos on accomplishments
Associate Professor Fanglong Dong, in collaboration with ARMC Emergency Department physicians (Drs. Neeki and Wong), and fourth-year COMP medical student Jake Toy, along with other collaborators, recently published a paper related to trauma patients. The main goal of the study was to assess the feasibility of using self-reported abdominal pain and abdominal tenderness on examination to bypass the use of CT scans.

Neeki MM, Hendy D, Dong F, Toy J, Jones K, Kuhnen, K, Yuen HW, Lux P, Sin A, Kwong E, Wong D. Correlating Abdominal Pain and Intra-Abdominal Injury in Patients with Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. Sep 2017, 2 (1) e000109; DOI: 10.1136/tsaco-2017-000109.



From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Halloween workshop
The Office of Medical Simulation is holding a free Halloween workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 in HPC Suite 206. This event is open to WesternU students and employees and their children. Click here to view a flier.



From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments
Dr. James Scott was an author of a recent Delphi expert panel study on the efficient and effective precepting of pharmacy students in acute and ambulatory care rotations. The panel included representatives from all California schools of pharmacy. The corresponding author is Katherine Knapp, Touro University – California, who was a former faculty member at the WesternU College of Pharmacy. Am J Health-Syst Pharm, 2017; 74:1570-8.

Dr. Janice Hoffman authored a book chapter, “Collaboration with a Geriatric Pharmacist,” in a book titled Primary Care for Older Adults, edited by Michael Wasserman and James Riopelle. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-61329-1

At the American College of Clinical Pharmacy annual meeting held in early October 2017 in Phoenix, Ari., PPAD faculty were active in the following ways:

Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius was awarded the Outstanding Paper of the Year Award from the Cardiology PRN, for her article, Jackevicius CA, Tsakok M, Essebag V, Atzema C, Eisenberg MJ, Tu JV, Lu L, Rahme E, Humphries KH, Ho PM, Turakhia M, Behlouli H, Zhou L, Pilote L. Early nonpersistence with dabigatran and rivaroxaban in patients with atrial fibrillation. Heart 2017;1:1-8.

Posters presented: The first two were with AE students

Li NS, Bradley J, Gogineni HP, Ferry LH. Assessment of Pharmacological Guideline Implementation for Tertiary ASCVD Prevention in Women Veterans.

Haig VH, Sahi GS, Bradley C, Amina O, Davies ML, Gogineni HP. Evaluation of Stroke Severity Using NIHSS as a Predictor for Readmissions in a Veteran Population.

Sherman E, Aagenes K, Chuck S, Gill T, Schmoll M, Scott JD. Assessment of Professional Activities and Needed Resources of HIV-Specialist Pharmacists.

Committees and Service:

Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius participated as a member of the ACCP Publications Committee and the Cardiology PRN Research & Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Hyma Gogineni served as vice chair for ACCP 2019 Publications Committee

Drs. Scott and Jackevicius represented WesternU for the Residency and Fellowship Forum.

Several other faculty were also in attendance (Drs. Aranda, Chan, Chow and Wong).

Dr. Arezoo Campbell and her collaborator, Dr. Stephen C. Bondy from UCI, published the following: Bondy SC, Campbell A. Advances in neurotoxicology. Vol 1. Burlington: Academic Press; c2017.  Chapter 5, Aluminum and neurodegenerative diseases; p. 131-156.



From Institutional Research & Effectiveness (IRE):

IRE Fall Newsletter
Click here to read the IRE Fall Newsletter: http://www.westernu.edu/bin/oir/newsletters/issue_12_fall_1718.pdf