Dr. Ying Huang has been with the College of Pharmacy since September 2006. Dr. Huang, (Co-investigator) and her collaborators Mingju Cao, PharmD. of Kinetiq Inc. (Principal investigator and alumnus, 2012) and David Min, PharmD (Consultant) received $211,668.33 in funding for their NIH Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Grant entitled “Subcutaneous Replacement Enzymes for Fabry Disease”. Dr. Huang’s one-year subcontract is in the amount of $58,297.00. For more news about Dr. Huang click here.
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For only the second time in its 40-year history, Western University of Health Sciences will inaugurate a new president. Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, will be inaugurated as WesternU President at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Fairplex in Pomona. The Presidential Inauguration and University Convocation Ceremony will also formally open WesternU’s academic year. White coat ceremonies and an invitation-only Inauguration Reception and Formal Dinner will follow. Click here for more information.
WesternU Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) students participate in a hands-on workshop making hand cream and lip balm in the WesternU College of Pharmacy Compounding Lab. WesternU is one of 13 institutions nationwide hosting SHPEP, which encourages underrepresented students to enter health professions. Click here to view the video.
Faculty In Action
College of Pharmacy Associate Professor Sheryl Chow, PharmD, is a featured expert on the 12 segment web-based video series on heart failure produced by MD Magazine. The Peer Exchange series is built around video panel discussions featuring some of the most recognizable names in medicine. Topics discussed by Dr. Chow and her colleagues include “Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Hospitalization” and “Novel Approaches in Improving HF Management.” Click here to view the videos.
College of Pharmacy Associate Professor David Pham, PharmD, has created two YouTube videos to educate the public about diabetes. In “Diabetes Pathophysiology, Types of Diabetes, Complications,” Dr. Pham explains the different types of diabetes, how insulin and glucose work, and the harmful effects of having too much glucose in your system. He provides step-by-step instructions to test blood sugar levels in “Glucometer Tutorial, How to Use a Glucose Meter, Accu-Check Aviva.” Click here to view the videos.
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program Designated as one of the Best National Programs
The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS) program in the College of Pharmacy has been recognized as a top national program and “hidden gem” at the MS level, according to an external peer review. To read the full article click here.
August 7: Orientation Week
August 12: Convocation/White Coat Ceremonies
August 15: COP Welcome Dinner
September 4: Labor Day
Only nine fellowship programs in the U.S. meet the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s (ACCP) rigorous standards and guidelines for certification. Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Pharmacy has two of them.
The ACCP Board of Regents and the ACCP Research Fellowship Program Peer Review Committee re-certified the COP Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration Chair and Professor Dr. Anandi Law’s Fellowship in Health Outcomes for a full five years. This certification recognizes that her program meets ACCP Fellowship Guidelines. A full review is conducted on established fellowship programs and preceptors who have graduated two or more fellows. For the full article click here.
The Pharmacy in the Patient Care Center (PCC) at Western University of Health Sciences now has a secure dropbox to assist the local community with the disposal of unnecessary and expired non-controlled medications .