This Week@WesternU 
June 1-4, 2021
Documentary featuring WesternU leaders set to premiere

WesternU faculty and administrators are featured in "The Healthcare Cure," a documentary examining how to fix a broken health care system. The film is scheduled to premiere at the Sedona International Film Festival June 17, 2021.

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Two WesternU CDM students named social media influencers

College of Dental Medicine students Michael Yoo (@smilesforyoo) and Kamran Pakdamanian (@smileswithkammy) were named social media influencers by Incisal Edge magazine.

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Website redesign
Over this past year, Public Affairs & Marketing has been working with representatives from colleges/units to update WesternU’s public-facing website with a new design, intuitive navigation, and updated content. We still have much work to do, and we will be working to push Phase 1 changes live this summer (in July).
Learn more about the website redesign project HERE.
Please give us your feedback on the new website design HERE.
Healthy Vision Month
As Healthy Vision Month comes to a close, the WesternU Eye Care Institute (ECI) would like to remind you of the importance of receiving regular eye exams.
Click on the flier above for more information about free vision screenings at the ECI.
Click to read more about children's vision, learning-related vision problems and more.
Click to read more about why optometrists dilate your eyes during an examination.
From the Pumerantz Library:
Things have been different lately. Maybe you have been missing certain foods. The University Archives encourages you to learn and share your Favorite Family Recipes. The slide show accessed from the Library website suggests some light-hearted ideas on how to collect and once again enjoy the “Best Food on Earth” – your childhood food.
Virtual magic show

Mind blowing sleight of hand and audience participation featuring Dennis Watkins. 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Deadline to register is June 15, registration fee of $10 non-refundable.

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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
Crystal Latimore, Registrar
Jose Rene Francisco, Information Technology
Brandon James, Information Technology

15 years
Kelly Russo, College of Optometry
Christina Carter, Facilities and Physical Plant
Daniell Mendoza, Student Affairs

10 years
Brion Benninger, COMP-Northwest
Robyn Dreibelbis, COMP-Northwest
Kim Ketcham, COMP-Northwest
Monique Mast, College of Dental Medicine
John Maltos, COMP-Northwest

5 years
Chancellor Jensen, Information Technology
Kudos on accomplishments
An interdisciplinary team of WesternU faculty and staff has published a new paper, "Expanded neural canals in the caudal vertebrae of a specimen of Haplocanthosaurus," in the peer-reviewed journal Academia Letters. The authors are Mathew Wedel, PhD, of COMP and CPM; Jessie Atterholt, PhD, of the College of Health Sciences; Alton Dooley, PhD, a paleontologist at the Western Science Center in Hemet; Saad Farooq, a radiology student with John Yasmer, DO; Jeff Macalino, formerly of the WesternU Department of Information Technology and now in private industry; Thierra Nalley, PhD, of COMP; Gary A. Wisser, of the WesternU Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL); and John Yasmer, DO, of COMP, a radiologist at Hemet Global Medical Center. The paper is open access and freely available here.
Dr. Wedel has written a couple of blog posts explaining the team's findings here and here.
From Information Technology:

Lunch and Learn
Join a panel of IT team members for the monthly Employee Lunch & Learn, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.
This month’s presentation will be “Maximizing Your WesternU Support Site Experience."
The first 30 minutes includes a different presentation to update you on IT services or systems that affect you. The remaining 30 minutes are an open forum Q&A session, where you may ask any questions you have for the IT team regarding services, software, or hardware.
WesternU IT Training Website Now Live!
To help leverage the many IT tools available to you, IT Training has created a SharePoint site with access to all things IT Training related. Visit for information on courses offered, articles with updates on useful software features and upgrades, access to LinkedIn Learning, and more. Be sure to turn on notifications to receive the most up-to-date information!
Improve Your Data Collection with a Qualtrics Webinar
Did you know Qualtrics has a library of free on-demand training? They also host free webinars, with upcoming titles such as “Analyzing Data,” “Reporting in Qualtrics,” and more.

WesternU in the news

Business in Brief (May 31) Albany Democrat-Herald, May 31
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