This Week@WesternU 
March 29-April 2, 2021
WesternU CPM celebrates Match Day

WesternU's College of Podiatric Medicine held a virtual Match Day celebration. This year’s CPM class had all 35 eligible student doctors match for a 100% residency placement for the eighth year in a row.

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Rolling With the Punches | Women In Optometry

College of Optometry Assistant Professor and alumna Christine Pham, OD '13, FAAO, explains to Women in Optometry how the College adjusted its clinical instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Rebecca Moellmer: A Teacher For the Books

WesternU College of Podiatric Medicine student Samta Batra interviews CPM Assistant Professor Rebecca Moellmer, DPM, about why she chose podiatry and why she enjoys teaching.

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From COMP:
COMP students Lauren Ekman and Travis Alsky and WesternU Provost and Senior Vice President David Baron, DO, MSEd, published "Concussion Education in Medical School" in Academic Psychiatry, 45(2), 242-243. DOI 10.1007/s40596-021-01405-2
The team worked together on this project for almost two years, and it has been picked up by the International Society for Sports Psychiatry as an ongoing global project.
From GCBS:
Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences Assistant Professor Jessie Atterholt, PhD, recently published "Intraskeletal Osteohistovariability Reveals Complex Growth Strategies in a Late Cretaceous Enantiornithine" as part of a special collection on Mesozoic Birds in Frontiers in Earth Science.
Basics of Estate Planning

In collaboration with CGU, 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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A Framework for the Evaluation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare
Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Join CETL for a special presentation on Artificial Intelligence by Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD, FACS, FACMI, FAMIA,
Vice President and Chief Science Officer, IBM Watson Health
Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
This talk will present a framework for the evaluation of AI in health care, encompassing studies of technical performance, usability and workflow, and impact. The process of AI evaluation will be described using the phases of clinical research employed for drugs and medical devices, with a discussion of the similarities and important differences.
The Ray Symposium: Drug Regulation in the 21st Century

Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, will be the keynote speaker for the Ray Symposium at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021 on Zoom. Register via the link below to receive the Zoom link.

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WesternU in the news

COMP-NW celebrates Match Day 2021 Lebanon Express, March 24
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