This Week@WesternU 
April 5-9, 2021
WesternU provides hands-on learning at Fairplex

WesternU developed a unique, 30,000-square-foot “classroom” at Fairplex in Pomona, California to ensure COMP and College of Podiatric Medicine students would get hands-on training in a safe, socially-distanced environment.

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Feeling unsettled, anxious? Maybe you have vaccine envy

WesternU Health Chief Medical Officer Stephanie White, DO, is featured in this Los Angeles Times story on "COVID-19 vaccine envy." The article also features photos taken in the WesternU Health Vaccine Clinic.

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WesternU osteopathic medical students celebrate Match Day

COMP and COMP-Northwest students have endured disruption, stress and a pandemic. But their grit and determination led them to a pivotal moment in their medical careers – matching into a residency.

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Urology Match
Two Black student doctors from Western University of Health Sciences matched into urology, a feat that hasn’t happened in the nearly 45-year history of the University and the programs they belong to – the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) and COMP-Northwest.
Fourth-year COMP student Nkiruka Odeluga, MSMS ’17, and fourth-year COMP-Northwest student Jordan Rashaun Bilbrew said the urology match is considered one of the fiercest to get accepted into and is highly competitive.

The WesternU Alumni Association is featuring the Alumni Journey of our graduates - publications, awards, marriages, births and more. CVM alumnus Grant Dunbar, DVM '13, filmed a new series for Animal Planet called Pop My Pet. The pilot series is currently streaming on Discovery Plus. Read more about Dr. Dunbar's Alumni Journey here.
Message from Dr. Wilson
Congratulations to the following dedicated employees for their milestone years of service here at Western University of Health Sciences:

15 years
Julio Del Muro, Purchasing

10 years
Glen Kisby, COMP-Northwest
Carol Wilcox, WesternU Dental Center

5 years
Tracey O'Hara, COMP-Northwest
Noe Gonzalez, Research and Biotechnology
Majell del Castillo, COMP
Samantha Lucero, Enrollment Data Services
Mario Jimenez, COP
Alana Nuno, University Student Affairs
Please welcome the following recent hires to WesternU:

CVM: Elizabeth Villagran, Senior Registered Veterinary Technician I
Strategic Alliances: Benjamin Segura, Spanish Language Liaison
HR: Dominique Guy, Benefits Specialist
University Financial Services & Treasury: Tanesha Wells, Bursar
David Stevenson, Accounting Analyst
From the Pumerantz Library:
Celebrate National Library Week 2021 by remotely dropping in to one of the sessions listed below. Each event is open to the entire WesternU community.

Monday, April 5
5:30-6 p.m. Medical trivia night –
Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID 976 3695 1590, Passcode 143179
Tuesday, April 6
4-5 p.m. Book chat
Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID 958 7749 0880, Passcode 677432
Wednesday, April 7
4-6 p.m. Wikipedia edit-a-thon – Help fight misinformation! Edit Wikipedia pages during our edit-a-thon.
Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID 979 8333 9191, Passcode 021577
Thursday, April 8
4-6 p.m. I am a medical librarian: Ask me (almost) anything
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