This Week@WesternU 
March 15-19, 2021
WesternU Health Vaccine Clinic earns rave reviews

The WesternU Health Vaccine Clinic is protecting thousands of people against COVID-19 while earning high praise and providing "peace of mind" for those who walk through the doors.

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Assemblymember Rodriguez visits WesternU Health Vaccine Clinic

California State Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (left) listens as WesternU Health Vaccine Clinic directors Stephanie White, DO (center) and Preeti Kotha, PharmD, explain clinic operations. Rep. Rodriguez was invited to tour the clinic by WesternU Community & Governmental Affairs.

Understanding urban coyote behavior

WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor Curtis Eng, DVM, is part of a UC Agriculture and Natural Resources team that is tracking and studying coyotes in Southern California. He is featured in a story and documentary on their work.

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From Community and Governmental Affairs:
Patricia Lozano, MBA, WesternU Executive Assistant to the Chief of Community & Governmental Affairs, is nominated by Downtown Pomona as the March 14 Downtown Woman of Impact for 2021.
Lozano’s role allows her to connect businesses with other community partners or with someone within the University. She is also involved in fundraising or bringing new programs to our local clubs.

From the College of Pharmacy:
WesternU COP faculty and student body have made significant service contributions in the fight against the pandemic. We are also seeing the impact and influence of scholarly work as well.
Three publications by Dr. Anandi Law (some that were previously announced as PPAD Accomplishments) that address various aspects of the pandemic such as vaccination uptake/hesitancy in select patient populations and research priorities, can now be queried on the World Health Organization website under COVID-19 Global Literature on Coronavirus Disease.
Dr. Rachel Ryu has been selected as the Membership Committee Chair for the Inland Regional Chapter of the California Society of Health System Pharmacists. She was installed on March 11.
Dr. Shawn Smith and colleagues published a case report in Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.
Smith SR, Ruiz CW, Ali S, et al. A pharmacist-led collaborative care model for cardiometabolic risk reduction: a case study. ADCES in Practice. Published online February 17, 2021. 
From the College of Veterinary Medicine:
CVM alumnus Won Kim, DVM '19, had his peer-reviewed manuscript "Antimicrobial Resistance in Escherichia coli Between Conventional and Organic Broiler Flocks” accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research. His collaborators are Teresa Y. Morishita, CVM Professor of Poultry Medicine and Food Safety, and Fanglong Dong, Associate Professor in the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences. The authors wish to thank the Office of the Vice President for Research for both the receipt of a WesternU Seed Grant and a summer student stipend to support this research. As a result of this research, and the importance of antimicrobial resistance globally, Dr. Kim was recently invited to present his research at the upcoming Research Impacts Webinar of the Poultry Industry Council in Canada.
From the College of Health Sciences:
CHS Associate Dean Tina Meyer, DHSc, MS, PA-C, has been appointed Chair of the Education Committee of CALTCM (California Association of Long Term Care Medicine), where she also serves on the Clinical Practice Committee. Her main responsibility this year will be to spearhead the annual meeting in October that gathers the long term care community together for up-to-date clinical practice, regulatory, legal, ethical, leadership and management, and others topics germane to caring for this large and important segment of our population.
From COMP:
COMP Associate Professor Vicki Wedel, PhD, F-AAFS, gave a talk Feb. 26 on "Forensics and Forensic Medicine as Advocacy" to the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Anatomy Department. 
Dr. Robert L. Austin Endowed Lectureship

4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Keynote speaker Ann S. Masten, Regents Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will present "COVID-19 Risks and Resilience for Child Behavior and Development."

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Basics of Estate Planning

In collaboration with Claremont Graduate University, the WesternU Alumni Association invites you to "Basics of Estate Planning" by James F. Normandin from Normandin & Associates in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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WesternU in the news

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