This Week@WesternU 
Feb. 16-19, 2021
WesternU's A Tribute to Caring highlights student heroes

WesternU held its 40th annual "A Tribute to Caring" gala on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. This virtual, online event highlighted WesternU students serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WesternU begins administering COVID-19 vaccines

WesternU has been designated a Los Angeles County community health care partner providing vaccines in accordance with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Guidelines. WesternU began administering COVID-19 vaccinations last week.

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WesternU President named to Fulbright Specialist roster

Western University of Health Sciences President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, has been named to the Fulbright Specialist roster. Fulbright specialists serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development and more.

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New all-digital Humanism in the Health Sciences

Humanism in the Health Sciences, WesternU's student-led literary and arts journal, is now available online. This year's theme is Unmuted.

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The WesternU Alumni Association is featuring Alumni Couples in celebration of Valentine’s Day. To read full stories, visit Instagram @WesternU_Alumni
From the College of Pharmacy:
Dr. Ying Huang (PI), Dr. Brad Andresen (Co-I), Dr. Cyrus Parsa (Consultant; COMP), and Dr. Ayaz Shahid (Postdoctoral Fellow) received a $141,000 R03 NIH-National Cancer Institute grant, "Chemoprevention of lung cancer with the β-blocker carvedilol". This two-year project addresses the unmet need of lung cancer, the deadliest type of cancer worldwide.
Dr. Maria Lambros (PI) received an NIH-National Cancer Institute R41 (Small Business Technology Transfer) Award in collaboration with DoricPharma. The $299,559 award titled "Using Targeted Lipid Nanoparticles to Deliver Chemotherapeutic Agents Against Pancreatic Cancer" will further develop the laboratory's intellectual property of Targeted Lipid Nanoparticles.
Read more about accomplishments in the College of Pharmacy, including publications and community service by Drs. Cynthia Jackevicius, Arbi Nazarian, Don Roosan and Arezoo Campbell and COP students.
COMP-Northwest recognized for Lebanon Fire District program

The Oregon Fire District Directors Association (OFDDA) gave recognition to the WesternU Lebanon Fire Emergency Alliance (WLEA), a program in which COMP-Northwest medical students volunteer as operational firefighters with the Lebanon Fire District.

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From the Office of Research and Biotechnology and COMP:
Click to view recent book chapters and publications from Drs. Agrawal, Rai, Thankam and Radwan in COMP's Department of Translational Research.
Please welcome the following recent hires to WesternU:

WesternU Health: Brenda Raigoza, Medical Front Office Assistant, UMC
Rosie Hinestroza, Call Center Scheduler
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