This Week@WesternU 
Dec. 7-11, 2020
An inside perspective on COVID-19 vaccine trials

WesternU College of Pharmacy Associate Professor David J. Sanchez, PhD, participated in Moderna's Phase 3 study of its vaccine candidate against COVID-19. Dr. Sanchez talks about promising results from multiple vaccine trials and what lies ahead.

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CHS assistant dean completes APTA Fellowship

Dr. Harsha Deoghare, Assistant Dean of Research and Chair of Department of Physical Therapy Education, has successfully completed the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Fellowship in Education Leadership.

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From the College of Dental Medicine:

CDM Associate Professor Setareh Lavasani, DDS, MS, received prestigious recognition from the regents of the Global Summit. She was named one of the World’s Top 100 Dentists and Specialists for 2021 and she is the only Oral Radiologist. The Global Summits Institute is a preeminent peer-to-peer organization in recognizing leading dentists, and specialists who exemplify clinical excellence, innovation, research, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship in serving humanity and advancing the global health care industry. 
From the College of Graduate Nursing:

CGN Assistant Professor Bethany A. Thrasher, DNP, BSBM, RN, PHN, had her QI project abstract accepted for the electronic poster presentation at the University of Iowa health 28th National Evidence-Based Practice Conference in April 2021. 
Matt Wedel, PhD, of COMP and CPM, published a feature article in the December issue of Sky & Telescope magazine titled "The Caldwell Catalog Turns 25." Frank Timmes of the American Astronomical Society interviewed Matt about the article for the AAS Sky & Telescope Series on YouTube.
Alumni Association Events

The WesternU Alumni Association has several activities to keep you busy and engaged: an Ugly Sweater Contest for pets, "Fun Conversations around the Holidays" webinar on Dec. 9, and a WesternU Alumni Book Club.

Message from Dr. Wilson
Congratulations to the following dedicated employees for their milestone years of service here at Western University of Health Sciences:

5 years
Ivette Martinez, WesternU Pharmacy
Treatment criteria for madura foot

College of Podiatric Medicine students Wathmi Wijesinghe and Andrew Lee, CPM faculty Dr. Adrienne Estes (also a CPM alumna) and Dr. David Shofler, and CPM alumna Dr. Laura O'Connell published an article in the Foot and Ankle Online Journal.

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Subchondroplasty in the lower extremity: A literature review

CPM Assistant Professor Dr. David Shofler and CPM alumni Steven Cooperman, DPM '20, and Thomas Yates, DPM '20, published an article in the Foot and Ankle Online Journal.

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IT Training Tip – Turn on Noise Suppression in Microsoft Teams

Are meeting attendees asking you to mute your mic because they can hear your background noise? Can everyone hear your TV, dog, and the potato chip bag you are trying to finish during that lunch time meeting? Perhaps your microphone is so sensitive, it picks up the sounds of your neighborhood. Microsoft Teams now has noise suppression! Varying levels of control can help eliminate most background noises. To learn how to turn on Noise Suppression, follow the instructions in this article on
Click on the flier above for the Zoom link. Password: provost
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