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This Week@WesternU 
June 21-25, 2021
Celebrating Father’s Day as doctor team

COMP alumna Julia Buchfuhrer, DO '16, is joining her father, Dr. Mark Buchfuhrer, in private practice in Downey, California. Their family is featured in a Press-Telegram story.

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A New Digital Footprint - New home page goes live on July 1! Home page navigation will be replaced with new cleaner, contemporary navigation. College of Pharmacy will go live on July 1. Other College websites will be converted in Phase II, and Units/Departments will be converted in Phase III. Phase II and III dates TBD.
Learn more about the Website Redesign project and provide feedback to Public Affairs & Marketing on this SharePoint site.
WesternU Associate Vice President & Deputy Chief Operating Officer Denise (NeeCee) Cornish is conducting research on technology-related stress (aka Technostress). Technostress is the feeling of anxiety, frustration, uncertainty, and pressure from being constantly connected to technology or having to deal/cope with constant changes and upgrades to technology so much so, that it becomes a source of stress. NeeCee needs at least 150 WesternU faculty and employees willing to take her technostress survey. The survey is completely anonymous. If interested, please read the recruitment letter and click on the survey link to take the survey.
From the College of Pharmacy:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang and his lab members and collaborators Drs. Sunil Prabhu, Preshita Desai, and MSPS student Pushkaraj Wagh recently published:
Wagh PR, Desai P, Prabhu S, Wang J. Nanotechnology-Based Celastrol Formulations and Their Therapeutic Applications. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2021;12(1292).
Dr. Rachel Ryu and her colleagues published a review article for inotrope and inopressor use in acute decompensated heart failure and cardiogenic shock, given lack of clear guidance on such use in clinical practice guidelines.
Nandkeolyar S, Ryu R, Mohammed A, et al. A Review of Inotropes and Inopressors for Effective Utilization in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. 2021.
Please welcome the following recent hires to WesternU:

University Medical Center: Jonathan Torres, Medical Assistant
HR: Georgette Carrasco, Senior
Employee Relations Specialist
CHS: Lauren Crostic, Instructor
Kali Wize, Instructor/Academic Fieldwork Director, OTD-Oregon
WesternU Health: Maria Aragon, Call Center Scheduler
Magdalena Siregar, Employee Health Licensed Vocational Nurse
COP: Charly Acevedo, Research Assistant
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