This Week@WesternU 
Jan. 25-29, 2021
WesternU Health tells patients 'We Get U'

WesternU Health is increasing its visibility in the Pomona Valley and beyond with the "We Get U" campaign, which celebrates the University’s healers and the unique patients who seek their care.

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WesternU is a sponsor of the Winter-Spring 2021 Oregonian Education Guide (see Page Z15), which includes an article, two display ads, a live Facebook feed and a video on Oregon Live.
Why Podiatry?

WesternU College of Podiatric Medicine student Ibrahim Abukhieran (Class of 2023) shares with Hallux Magazine why he chose podiatry and his advice to undergraduates considering this career.

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From Public Affairs and Marketing:
Best wishes to Rick Clapper, Director of Publications and Graphics, on his retirement after more than 23 years of service to WesternU. 
Please welcome the following recent hires to WesternU:

COP: Adenike Oyegbesan, Teaching Assistant, MSPS
Chinmay Sen, Teaching Assistant, MSPS
Asif Iqbal, Teaching Assistant, MSPS
From the College of Pharmacy:
Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius published an editorial in the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy titled, “Evidence-Based Medicine in the COVID-19 Era.” Dr. Jackevicius describes the challenges and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, with respect to generation of quality evidence in support of clinical decisions, organization of extensive volume of new data, and communication of scientific finding. All underscoring the value of evidence-based medicine. 
Jackevicius CA. Evidence-Based Medicine in the COVID-19 Era. Can J Hosp Pharm 2021; 74(1):3.
Drs. Josephine Aranda, Shawn Smith and Hyma Gogineni and COP students Han Nguyen and Christina Jap published an article titled, “Virtual Physical Assessment Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic- Student Pharmacists’ Performance and Perceptions.” The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected pharmacy curriculum design and delivery. In this article, the authors described the logistical modifications, discovery of innovative delivery and assessment techniques, and student pharmacist performances and perceptions in response to virtual learning in the early phase of the pandemic.
Aranda JP, Smith SR, Nguyen HN, Jap C, Gogineni HP. Virtual Physical Assessment Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic- Student Pharmacists’ Performance and Perceptions. Pharm Ed 2020; 20(2): 165-173.
WesternU in the news

Andrew McNeil, DO (video) Sound Pain Alliance, Jan. 21

Winners: "Leading By Writing," Hallux Magazine, Jan. 25
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