This Week@WesternU 
Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2020
WesternU professor named 2020 AAAS Fellow

WesternU GCBS Professor Michel Baudry, PhD, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “distinguished contributions to the field of molecular and translational neuroscience."

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#GivingTuesday is Dec. 1

Each year on #GivingTuesday, nonprofit organizations rally their supporters for a day of maximum impact.
WesternU has set a big goal—increase the amount of scholarship dollars available to our students – and we can’t achieve this goal without you.
Gifts to the WesternU scholarship funds will provide financial assistance to students who need it the most.

Study on subjective statin-related side effects

TCTMD interviewed WesternU College of Pharmacy Professor Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius on her research into whether awareness and concern about potential side effects with statins may be contributing to the adverse events reported by patients.

From the Pumerantz Library:
The latest issue of Stacked! The Pumerantz Library Newsletter is a feast of knowledge, including:
  • Online studying success tips
  • Mobile apps for rotations
  • Antiracism resources
  • Web of Science updates
  • EndNote 20
  • Searching the Deep Web
  • Vetlexicon database trial
  • And more

Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving their Certification of Completion for the CETL Grant Writing Workshop Series: Cynthia Jackevicius, Dalia Seleem, Efrain Castellanos, Eric Martinez, Hector Arroyo, Marsha Luxenburg-Horowitz, Michael Granado, Peter Oelschlaeger, Phillip Mitchell, Russel Heskin and Syed Muzzammil Ahmad. Recordings from this series will be available on-demand in the Spring, and will be accessible via

This week’s CETL Staff & Faculty development opportunities:
Dec. 2: Flash to HTML5
Excellence in Research

Congratulations to Willie A. Bidot, DVM, MPH, MS, DACLAM, the Attending Veterinarian at WesternU, for his recent success in passing his board examination to become a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Bidot graduated from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. He completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. and a three-year residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. He joined WesternU in August 2020, where he has direct program authority and responsibility for the Institution’s animal care and use program, including access to all animals.
Fun Conversations around the Holidays

Recipes go hand in hand with the holidays. Let's have a fun game to relieve stress and stimulate healthy conversation among friends and colleagues. Bring your creativity and laughter!

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Please welcome the following recent hires to WesternU:

CVM: Nicholas Garcia, Registered Veterinary Technician-Intermediate
Peter Hoang, Registered Veterinary Technician
Admissions: Heather Albertson, CHS: Elaine Wilder, Associate Professor, DPT Oregon
ECI: Gricelda Lopez, Clinical Front Desk Receptionist/Cashier
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