This Week@WesternU 
Dec. 14-18, 2020
WesternU forms Alumni Association Leadership Board

Western University of Health Sciences has formed an Alumni Association Leadership Board to further engage its graduates and give them a greater voice in decision making.

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WesternU IPE capstone event

More than 750 second-year Western University of Health Sciences students from eight different programs came together on Zoom Dec. 2, 2020 for their Interprofessional Education (IPE) capstone event.

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WesternU buys Lebanon property to house PT, OT programs

Western University of Health Sciences has purchased a former furniture warehouse in Lebanon, Oregon for use as classrooms, labs, research space, pro bono clinic, and offices for the College of Health Sciences (CHS).
“CHS is proud to join COMP-Northwest in establishing the second WesternU college in Lebanon,” said CHS Dean Dee Schilling, PT, PhD, FNAP. “We look forward to becoming active members of the Lebanon community and expanding health care education and service.”

Interprofessional WesternU team publishes vertigo study

An interprofessional Western University of Health Sciences team recently published a study on the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) in patients with vertigo and somatic dysfunction in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
The study involved faculty members and students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Physical Therapy Education and the College of Optometry.

College of Graduate Nursing ranked fifth in California

The Nursing Schools Almanac just released its 2020 rankings of the best U.S. nursing schools. They collected data on more than 3,000 institutions, and only 3% made the list of the 100 best nursing schools in the nation.
The College of Graduate Nursing at WesternU ranked fifth of the 75 California nursing schools and 12th overall in the West region. Congratulations to CGN's superb faculty, staff, students and alumni!

WesternU contributes to interprofessional education book

Several WesternU administrators and faculty members collaborated on and contributed to the book Building a Patient-Centered Interprofessional Education Program, along with authors from various universities. The book is a critical scholarly publication that provides readers with practical strategies to facilitate building effective interprofessional educational programs that both enrich learners and help to improve patient care. Click to purchase the book.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

CVM Associate Professor Miguel D. Saggese, DVM, MSc, PhD, received the Raptor Research Foundation (RRF) President’s Award recently. The award is given in recognition and appreciation of individuals who made exceptional contributions to the Raptor Research Foundation.

This week’s CETL Staff & Faculty development opportunities: 
From the College of Pharmacy:

Dr. Sheryl Chow served multiple roles at the American Heart Association Annual Session Program.

Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius served as the senior author of two abstracts and presented an oral abstract that was simultaneously published online.

Dr. Benjamin Malcolm and Dr. Heba Diab (WesternU COP PGY-1 Resident 2019-2020 with Dr. Mark Nguyen) published a case report on tinnitus with inhaled N,N-dimethyltryptamine.

Dr. Shawn Smith mentored COP student Timmy Luu on a poster presentation.

WesternU Alumni Book Club

Join our virtual community to connect with fellow WesternU alumni, students, faculty and staff as we read and discuss various book genres such as lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other topics. Participation is free! Hosted by the WesternU Alumni Association.
A gift for the first 100 sign-ups!
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