This Week@WesternU 
Feb. 1-5, 2021
Public perception around COVID-19 vaccines need to change

WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, and College of Pharmacy Associate Professor David Sanchez, PhD, share their expertise in a story looking at public perception of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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From the College of Pharmacy:
Dr. Anandi V. Law led a panel of speakers in an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) webinar held Jan. 25, 2021. There were 217 registrants, 152 attendees at the GoTo webinar, and numerous questions that followed.
"5 Key Steps for developing Well-Being among our Students 
Hosted by the Well-Being and Resiliency Community." 
Dr. Dimittri Delevry (former outcomes fellow of Dr. Quang Le) and Dr. Eric Gupta recently published an article titled “Bempedoic Acid: Review of a Novel Therapy in Lipid Management,” in the American Journal of Heath System Pharmacy. In this paper, Dr. Delevery and Dr. Gupta provided a review on the role of Bempedoic acid as an alternative for statin intolerant patients, or those who do not adequately achieve target LDL-C goal despite optimal statin therapy.
Delevery D, Gupta EK. Bempedoic acid: Review of a novel therapy in lipid management. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2021; 78(2):95-104
This week’s CETL Staff & Faculty development opportunities:
From Information Technology:
Friendly Reminder: We are again offering Microsoft Office training.
A training session on "Becoming Organized with Excel" will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. This two-hour training will focus on using Excel specifically for organization. If interested, please click here to log into the Staff & Faculty Training website to register.
Please welcome the following recent hires to WesternU:

CGN: Dinah Herrick, Clinical Instructor
Sarah Jacques, Clinical Instructor
CPM: Joseph Park, Assistant Professor
Cecilia Mercado, Administrative Assistant II
Dr. Brandon Lew Elected Chief of Medical Staff

WesternU COMP alumnus Brandon Lew, DO '91, has been elected chief of medical staff at Huntington Hospital, effective Jan. 28, 2021. Dr. Lew now leads a medical staff of more than 990 active physicians serving the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.

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Virtual Paint Night
Instruction provided by The Purple Easel. Hosted by the WesternU Alumni Association.
Message from Dr. Wilson
Congratulations to the following dedicated employees for their milestone years of service here at Western University of Health Sciences:

20 years
Rudy Barreras, Pumerantz Library

15 years
Renee Cook, COP

10 years
Quang Le, COP
Carla Kavanaugh, COMP
Brandon Cox, COMP-Northwest

5 years
Wesley Botello-Smith, COP
Shante Woods, Compliance Office
Modesto Gonzalez, Financial Aid
Irma Sampson, University Financial Services & Treasury
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