This Week@WesternU 
Nov. 23-25, 2020
From the Humanism Strategic Performance Group:
Since the summer, the Humanism SPG has been focused on identifying ways to better cultivate an environment of humanism, equity, inclusion and diversity at WesternU.
On Dec. 1, all employees and students at both WesternU campuses will be sent a short survey that will ask you a few questions about how you define/see/feel/experience humanism at WesternU. The survey will be sent by Suzie Kovacs, who works in the College of Veterinary Medicine and is Chair of the Define & Measure Focus Area Group of the Humanism SPG. Please be on the lookout for it - your participation will be appreciated.
WesternU students show resilience in completing research

WesternU students have displayed tenacity, flexibility and commitment to pursuing research amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They presented their projects at WesternU's Student Technology and Research Symposium.

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The Neurological Impact of COVID-19

Contemporary Clinic spoke with WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, about the impact that COVID-19 is having on the brain. Dr. Wilson explained how certain people with COVID-19 are experiencing post-COVID-19 symptoms of cognitive changes.

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Alumni Cooking Night

Are you tired of eating the same meals every day or simply looking for a new holiday recipe? Join the Office of Alumni Relations for a virtual cooking demonstration from the comforts of your own home kitchen!

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Congratulations to the following individuals in receiving their Certification of Completion for completing all requirements of the CETL Series: Writing for Publication: Alejandra Cervantes-Ramirez, Alissa Craft, Babak Faramarzi, Dalia Seleem, Eric Martinez, Gary Pape, Kelli Hines, and Zohra Tumur. Recordings from this series will be available on-demand in the Spring, and will be accessible via
College of Pharmacy professors publish research article

Drs. Erik Skoglund, Joelle Ayoub and Mark Nguyen provided a commentary on their experiences in meeting the challenges posed by COVID-19 in the November 2020 edition of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

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From the College of Veterinary Medicine:
CVM alumna Erin Berlin, DVM '17, recently accepted and started a residency for the UC Davis/San Diego Zoo position. This residency is highly sought after and extremely competitive in the zoo field and most of these residents go on to achieve Board Certification in Zoo Medicine.
WesternU Health Pomona will hold free virtual diabetes classes Dec. 11 and 18. Participants will receive a free holiday gift (groceries, cutting board and paring knife) after attending both classes. Class will be in English and Spanish.
Hosted by your WesternU Health Diabetes Educators (Melanie Barbee, RDN, and Christal Pham, PharmD).
Sponsored by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (ADCES).
WesternU in the news

Best of Coachella Valley 2020-2021: Readers' Picks Coachella Valley Independent, Nov. 23 (COMP alumna named Best Doctor)
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